1998 American Control Conference
24-26 June 1998


The Adam's Mark Hotel
Philadelphia, PA, USA


Call for Papers

(Please Post)

The American Automatic Control Council (AACC) will hold the seventeenth American Control Conference (ACC) Wednesday through Friday, June 24-26, 1998 at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Held in cooperation with the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), this conference will bring together people working in the fields of control, automation, and related areas from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Association of Iron and Steel Engineers (AISE), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), International Society for Measurement and Control (ISA), and the Society for Computer Simulation (SCS). Approximately 1000 presentations are expected.

The '98 ACC will cover a range of topics relevant to theory and practical implementation of control and automation. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: robotics, manufacturing, guidance and flight control, power systems, process control, measurement and sensing, identification and estimation, signal processing, modeling and advanced simulation, fault detection, model validation, multivariable control, adaptive and optimal control, robustness, intelligent control, expert systems, neural nets, industrial applications, control engineering education, and computer aided design.

Papers will be classified as either "contributed" or "invited" and as either "regular" or "short." When an individual paper is submitted for consideration, it is "contributed." "Invited" papers are specifically solicited by an organizer of a specific session. "Regular" papers are allotted 5 pages in the Proceedings and are to be a complete description of finished work. "Short" papers are allotted 2 pages in the proceedings and are to be an exposition of a novel idea or preliminary results. Based on reviewers' direction, the Program Committee may move regular papers into the short paper category. For all papers, review criteria include:significance of the problem, novelty, clarity, completeness, and accuracy.


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The Liberty Bell

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Call for Contributed Papers

Contributed papers must be accompanied by a Manuscript Submission Form (MSF), which will be used for reviewer selection and session assignment. Papers received without a completed MSF can not be processed. Submit 5 copies of regular papers and an MSF to a Society Review Chair. Submit 5 copies of short papers and an MSF to the Program Vice-Chair for Contributed Papers. The deadline is September 15, 1997. Electronic version of the Manuscript Submission Forms are available using the following link :

  • GIF format
  • PostScript format
  • Text format

    or by sending a blank email message to ieeerev@nwu.edu

    Call for Invited & Tutorial Sessions

    Papers in each Invited Session should present a cohesive and comprehensive focus on a relevant topic. Tutorial Sessions are a special type of Invited Session and have a different structure from other Invited Sessions. Organizers should download an

    Submit 5 copies of the proposal (per instructions, with a clear motivation for the session, and not less than a 1000 word summary of the results for each paper) to the Vice Chair for Invited Sessions by September 15,1997, (October 15,1997 for Tutorial Sessions).

    Industry and Applications

    The AACC is particularly interested in enhancing the applications and industrial perspective of the ACC. Prospective authors from industry are encouraged. For more information contact the Vice Chair, Industry and Applications.

    Student Best Paper Award

    To be eligible primary, first-listed author and presenter of regular contributed papers must be students at the time of submission. Up to five finalists based on their written papers will be awarded limited travel grants to the Conference. To apply, send a copy of the paper, with a cover letter on University letterhead from your professor (certifying eligibility), to the Program Chair by September 15, 1997.

    '98 ACC Workshops

    The Operating Committee intends to arrange tutorial workshops to be held in conjunction with the 1998 ACC. Suggestions are solicited for appropriate subjects. Potential organizers should contact the Workshop Chair by September 1, 1997.

    Tutorial Sessions

    A tutorial is an ACC Invited Session. The purposes of the Tutorial Session are to integrate industrial practice and theoretical results, to increase industrial attendance in the ACC, and to educate attendees on an important technology.

    The two-hour Tutorial Session will start with an hour-long presentation on a well-developed, relatively new, yet ready for industrial practice technology. It will be followed by four 15-minute presentations revealing industrial applications. This format can be modified if more than four industrial presentations are planned.

    The hour-long tutorial is intended to attract an audience of control experts who want to broaden their knowledge on a specific topic. The tutorial presenter should be a recognized expert who has both academic and industrial credibility, who can present the technological concepts and implementation issues in an easily understandable manner, and who can satisfy questioners from either the theoretical or the practice community. The tutorial paper will be allowed 15 pages in the proceedings. The vision is, that after the AACC has 10 or so tutorials, the collection will be published as a text.

    In contrast to the state-of-the-art, research flavor of most of ACC papers, the tutorial will be more like a chapter in a textbook which is designed for a clear exposition. In contrast to the visionary perspective and passive audience role of a plenary lecture, the tutorial will teach a standard technology and will encourage audience questions throughout the presentation. The Tutorial Session will be like a mini-Workshop, but free to the registered ACC attendees.

    The tutorial presentation will be followed by four 15-minute presentations from industrial representatives who will reveal industrial implementation of the technology. Since the general technology will have been presented, these speakers can focus on establishing practice credibility; and most importantly, can feedback a practice view of the applicability, benefits, cautions, and needs for remaining technology development. The industrial representatives should reflect a variety of Professional Society Members of the AACC. These industrial presentations will be allowed 2 pages in the proceedings. While submission of a paper will be encouraged, in order to accommodate the publication issues within many businesses, a paper will neither be required nor expected.

    Quality of the Tutorial Sessions is of primary importance. The organizer will submit the proposal for the Tutorial Session to the Vice Chair for Invited Sessions so that it can be evaluated through an independent review process. In the proposal, the organizer should submit a summary of the tutorial session that argues for the relevance of the topic, the benefit of presenting it to the ACC, and the qualifications of the tutorial presenter. The tutorial presenter will include a substantial portion of the tutorial so that reviewers can judge its completeness, quality, and whether the presentation is understandable to a wide range of ACC attendees. Industrial "authors" will have to describe their contribution in an extended abstract (about 1000 words). The submission deadline for Tutorial Sessions will be extended to October 15, 1997.

    Proceedings

    All registered attendees will obtain the Proceedings as a CD-ROM. Paper volumes and extra CD-ROM's can be purchased separately.

    Paper Acceptance

    Authors will be notified and author's kits will be distributed by January 20, 1998. The deadline for camera-ready mats or electronic format for the Proceedings is March 15, 1998.


    Schedule Summary


    For Further Information

    View the AACC homepage on http://web.eecs.nwu.edu/~ahaddad/aacc.html or contact:

    General Chair
    Joe H. Chow
    Electrical, Comp. and Sys. Engr. Dept.
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Troy, NY 12180-3590
    Tel:518-276-6374
    Fax:518-276-6261
    chowj@rpi.edu
    Program Chair
    Bonnie S. Heck
    School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Atlanta, GA 30332-0250
    Tel:404-894-3145
    Fax:404-894-4641
    bonnie.heck@ee.gatech.edu
    Finance Chair
    Garng Huang
    Department of Electrical Engineering
    Texas A&M University
    College Station, TX 77843
    Tel:409-845-7476
    Fax:409-845-6259
    huang@ee.tamu.edu
    Local Arrangements Chair
    Harry G. Kwatny
    Dept. of Mech. Engr. and Mechanics
    Drexel University
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Tel:215-895-2356
    Fax:215-895-xxxx
    hkwatny@coe.drexel.edu
    Registration Chair
    Edwin Chong
    School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Purdue University
    1285 Electrical Engineering Building
    West Lafayette, IN 47907-1285
    Tel:765-494-9143
    Fax:765-494-3371 acc98reg@ecn.purdue.edu
    Publications Chair
    David G. Taylor
    School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Atlanta, GA 30332-0250
    Tel:404-894-8910
    fax:404-894-4641
    dtaylor@ee.gatech.edu
    Publicity Chair
    B. Wayne Bequette
    Department of Chemical Engineering
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    110 Eighth St.
    Troy, NY 12180-3590
    Tel: 518-276-6683
    Fax: 518-276-4030
    bequeb@rpi.edu
    Workshops Chair
    Michael Masten
    Texas Instruments
    2309 Northcrest
    Plano TX 75075
    Tel:972-997-5179
    Fax:972-997-5693
    m.masten@ieee.org
    Exhibits Chair
    Dr. Jacob Apkarian
    Quanser Consulting Inc.
    102 George Street
    Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1E2
    Canada
    Tel: 905-527-5208
    Fax: 905-570-1906
    jacob@quanser.com
    Program Vice-Chair For Contributed Papers
    Peter Meckl
    1288 Mechanical Engineering Building
    Purdue University
    West Lafayette, IN 47907-1288
    Tel:765-494-5686
    Fax:765-494-0539
    meckl@ecn.purdue.edu
    Program Vice-Chair For Invited Sessions
    Linda G. Bushnell
    US Army Research Office
    PO Box 12211
    4300 S. Miami Blvd.
    Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2211
    Tel:919-549-4319
    Fax:919-549-4354
    bushnell@aro-emh1.army.mil
    Program Vice-Chair For Industry & Applications
    Daniel Repperger
    AL/CFBA, Building 441
    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
    Dayton, OH 45433-7901
    Tel:937-255-3671
    Fax:937-255-2781
    D.Repperger@ieee.org


    Program Committee Members

    Thomas E. Alberts
    Department of Aerospace Engineering
    Old Dominion University
    Norfolk VA
    23529-0247
    Tel:757-683-3736/3720sec
    Tel:757-864-1184(NASA)
    Fax:757-683-3200
    talberts@aero.odu.edu
    S. N. Balakrishnan
    Mechanical & Aerospace & Engineering Mechanics
    219 ME ANNEX
    University of Missouri-Rolla
    Rolla, MO 65401-0249
    Tel:573-341-4675
    Fax:573-341-4607.
    bala@umr.edu
    Linda G. Bushnell
    US Army Research Office
    P.O. Box 12211
    4300 S. Miami Blvd.
    Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2211
    Tel:919-549-4319
    Fax:919-549-4354
    bushnell@aro-emh1.army.mil
    Prof. Emmanuel Collins
    Mech. Eng.
    FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
    2525 Pottsdamer St.
    Tallahassee, FL 32310-6046
    Tel:904-487-6373
    Fax:904-487-6337
    ecollins@eng.fsu.edu
    Aniruddha Datta
    Department of Electrical Engineering
    Texas A & M University
    College Station
    TX 77843-3128
    Tel:409-845-5917;
    Fax:409-845-6259
    datta@eesun1.tamu.edu
    Benito Fernandez-Rodriguez
    ETC 5.160, Mail Code C2200
    Neuro Engineering Research & Development Laboratory
    Mechanical Engineering Department
    The University of Texas at Austin,
    Austin, Texas 78712-1063
    Tel:512-471-7852,
    Fax:512-471-7682
    benito@NERDLab.me.utexas.edu
    http://NERDLab.me.utexas.edu/~benito/
    John D. Finney
    ABB Power T&D Co.
    Electric systems Technology Institute
    1021 Main Campus Dr.
    Raleigh, NC 27606
    work:919-856-2409
    john.d.finney@USTRA.mail.abb.com
    Randy Freeman
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Northwestern University
    Evanston, IL 60208-3118
    Tel:847-467-2606
    Fax:847-491-4455
    freeman@ece.nwu.edu
    Datta Godbole
    California PATH
    University of California, Berkeley
    Richmond Field Station, Bldg. 452
    1357 S. 46th Street,
    Richmond, CA 94804-4698
    Tel:510-231-9582
    Fax:510-231-9565
    godbole@eecs.berkeley.edu
    Prof Oscar R. Gonzalez(IEEE)
    Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Kaufman Hall Rm. 231B
    Old Dominion University
    Norfolk, VA 23529-0246
    Tel:757-683-4966/3741
    Tel:757-864-4017 NASA
    Fax:757-683-3220
    o.gonzalez@ieee.org
    Robert Judd
    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    Ohio University
    Athens, OH 45701
    Tel:614-593-0106
    Fax:614-593-0007
    juddrp@bobcat.ent.ohiou.edu
    Dr. Kenneth C. Kalnitsky
    Homer Research Labs C-251
    Bethlehem Steel Corp.
    Bethlehem, PA 18016
    Tel:610-694-4822
    Fax:610-694-2981
    rkck1@bsco.sys.eds.com
    Ioannis Kanellakopoulos
    Electrical Engineering Department
    UCLA Box 951594
    Los Angeles, CA 90095-1594
    Tel310-206-5278
    Fax310-206-1022, -4685
    ioannis@ee.ucla.edu
    http://ansl.ee.ucla.edu/ioannis
    Atul G. Kelkar
    Mechanical Engineering Department
    341 Durland Hall
    Kansas State University
    Manhattan, Kansas 66506
    Tel:913-532-5610
    Fax:913-532-7057
    atul@euler.me.ksu.edu
    Brad Lehman
    409 Dana Research Building
    Dept. Elect. & Computer Engineering
    Northeastern University
    Boston, MA 02115
    Voice617-373-3052
    Fax617-373-8970
    lehman@cdsp.neu.edu
    Prof. Michael D. Lemmon(IEEE)
    Dept. of Electrical Engr.
    Univ. of Notre Dame
    Notre Dame, IN 46556
    Tel:219-631-8309
    Fax:219-631-4393
    lemmon@maddog.ee.nd.edu
    Dr. James T. Lo
    Maryland Technology Corporation
    10210 Sunway Terrace
    Ellicott City, MD 21042
    Tel:410-461-3158
    nfilters@clark.net
    S. Atique Malik
    PSE Process Control Division, A32H1
    Air Products and Chemicals
    7201 Hamilton Boulevard, Allentown, PA 18195
    Tel:610-481-2630
    Fax:610-481-4948
    Sami F. Masri(ASCE)
    Department of Civil Engineering
    University of Southern California
    3620 S. Vermont Ave, KAP 210, MC 2531
    Los Angeles, California 90089-2531, USA
    Tel:213-740-0602
    Fax:213-744-1426
    masri@vivian2.usc.edu
    Peter Meckl
    1288 Mechanical Engineering Building
    Purdue University
    West Lafayette, IN 47907-1288
    Tel:765-494-5686
    Fax:765-494-0539
    meckl@ecn.purdue.edu
    Pradeep Misra
    RC-311, Electrical Engineering
    Wright State University
    3640 Col. Glenn Hwy.
    Dayton, OH 45435-0001 USA
    Tel:937-775-5062
    Fax:937-775-5009
    pmisra@cs.wright.edu
    Richard M. Murray
    Division of Engineering and Applied Science
    Mail Code 104-44
    California Institute of Technology
    Pasadena, California 91125
    Tel:818-395-6460
    Fax:818-568-2719
    murray@indra.caltech.edu
    http://avalon.caltech.edu/~murray
    Michael Nikolaou
    Chemical Engineering
    Texas A&M University
    College Station, TX 77843-3122
    Tel:409-845 0406
    Fax:409-845 6446
    m0n2431@acs.tamu.edu
    http://www-chen.tamu.edu/chen/profs/nikolaou
    Brad Paden
    ME/E Department
    UCSB
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5070
    paden@engineering.ucsb.edu
    Tel:805-893-8165
    Fax:805-893-8651
    Ahmet Palazoglu
    Professor
    Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA 95616
    Tel:916-752-8774
    Fax:916-752-1031
    anpalazoglu@ucdavis.edu
    http://www.engr.ucdavis.edu/~pcdhome/ahmet/
    Bozenna Pasik-Duncan
    Mathematics Department
    University of Kansas
    Lawrence , Kansas 66045
    Tel:913-864-5162 or 913-864-7300
    Fax:913-864-5255
    bozenna@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu
    Thomas E. Pilutti
    Ford Research Lab
    20000 Rotunda Drive
    MailDrop 1170 SRL
    Dearborn, MI 48121-2053
    Tel:313-337-1128
    Fax:313-248-5167
    tpilutti@ford.com
    Zhihua Qu, Ph.D.
    CAE/LINK Distinguished Professor
    Associate Professor and Assistant Chair
    Department of Electr. & Computer Engineering
    College of Engineering
    University of Central Florida
    Orlando, FL 32816
    Tel:407-823-5976
    Fax:407-823-5835
    quz@engr.ucf.edu
    Daniel Repperger
    AL/CFBA, Building 441
    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
    Dayton, OH 45433-7901
    Tel:513-255-3671
    Fax:512-255-2781
    D.Repperger@ieee.org
    R. Russell Rhinehart
    Department of Chemical Engineering
    Texas Tech University
    6th and Canton Streets
    Lubbock, TX 79409-3121
    Tel:806-742-1763
    Fax:806-742-3552
    rhinehart@coe1.coe.ttu.edu
    Masoud Soroush
    Department of Chemical Engineering
    Drexel University
    32nd & Chestnut Streets
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Tel:215-895-1710
    Fax:215-895-5837
    masoud.soroush@coe.drexel.edu
    Dr. Bill F. Spencer, Jr.
    Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
    Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences
    University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556-0767
    Tel:219-631-6247
    Fax:219-631-9236
    http://www.nd.edu/~quake/
    Gang Tao
    Department of Electrical Engineering
    University of Virginia
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
    Tel:804-924-4586
    Fax:804-924-8818
    gt9s@virginia.edu
    John T. Wen
    CII 8213
    Center for Advanced Technology in Automation, Robotics & Manufacturing
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    110 8th St.
    Troy, NY 12180
    Tel:518-276-8744
    Fax:518-276-4897
    wen@cat.rpi.edu
    http://cat.rpi.edu/~wen
    Warren N. White
    Associate Professor
    Mechanical Engineering Department
    302 Durland Hall
    Kansas State University
    Manhattan, KS 66506-5106
    Tel:913-532-2615
    Fax:913-532-7057
    wnw@ksu.edu
    Mohamed Zohdy
    Department of Electrical and Systems Engr.
    Oakland University
    148 Dodge Hall
    Rochester, MI 48309-4401
    Tel:810-370-2234
    Fax:810-370-4633
    zohdyma@vela.acs.oakland.edu

    Society Review Chairs

    AIAA
    Ping Lu
    Iowa State University
    Aerospace Engr. and Engr. Mech.
    498 Town Engr. Bldg
    Ames, IA 50011-3231
    Phone: (515)294-6956
    Fax: (515)294-3262
    plu@iastate.edu
    AIChE
    B. Wayne Bequette
    Department of Chemical Engineering
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    110 Eighth St.
    Troy, NY 12180-3590
    Phone: (518)276-6683
    Fax: (518)276-4030
    bequeb@rpi.edu
    AISE
    Kenneth C. Kalnitsky
    Homer Research Labs C-251
    Bethlehem Steel Corp.
    Bethlehem, PA 18016
    Phone: (610) 694-4822
    FAX: (610) 694-2981
    usbscsfc@ibmmail.com
    ASCE
    Bill F. Spencer, Jr
    Dept of Civil Engr, & Geol. Sci
    University of Notre Dame
    Notre Dame, IN 46556-0767
    Phone: (219) 631-6247
    Fax: (219) 631-9236
    spencer.1@nd.edu
    ASME
    Wayne Book
    The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Room 472 MARC Building
    813 Ferst Drive
    Atlanta, GA 30332-0405
    Tel:(404)894-3247
    Fax:(404)894-9342
    wayne.book@me.gatech.edu
    IEEE
    Michael Peshkin
    Council on Dynamic Systems & Control
    Northwestern University
    2145 Sheridan Road
    Evanston IL 60208-3111
    Phone: (847) 467-2666
    Fax: (847) 491-3915
    acc98@nwu.edu
    ISA
    Gary G. Yen
    School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    202 Engineering South
    Oklahoma State University
    Stillwater, OK 74078-5032
    Tel: (405)744-7743
    Fax (405)744-9198
    gyen@master.ceat.okstate.edu
    SCS
    Mohammed A. Zohdy
    Department of Electrical and Systems Engr
    Oakland University
    148 Dodge Hall
    Rochester, MI 48309-4401
    Phone: (810)370-2234
    Fax: (810)370-4633
    zohdyma@vela.acs.oakland.edu


    1998 ACC Manscript Submission Form (IEEE CSS, 1/25/96)

    
    Paper title: _____________________________________________________
    Corresponding author name: _______________________________________
    Full mailing address: ____________________________________________
                          ____________________________________________
                          ____________________________________________
    phone: ___________________________
    fax: ______________________________
    email: ____________________________
    
    WHAT TO SUBMIT:
    * This form, with keyword chart (below) completed. Be sure to designate a 
      primary keyword per instructions at the bottom.
    * 5 hard copies of your manuscript, with address and email for all authors
    
    WHERE TO SUBMIT:
    * Send Regular papers to the appropriate Society Review Chair (see Call for 
      Papers)
    * Send Short papers to the Program Vice-Chair for Contributed Papers
    * Send Invited Session proposals to the Program Vice-Chair for Invited
    
    TIMELINE:
    Deadline for receipt: Sept. 15, 1997
    Notification: January 20, 1998
    Mats due: March 15, 1998
    
    MATS check one:
    __ Final paper will be laserprinted actual size, or
    __ Oversize typing sheets are needed (sheets will be mailed to author).
    
    MODEL/TREATMENT check all that apply
    __ Purely theoretical
    __ Purely experimental
    __ Theory & experiment
    __ Linear
    __ Nonlinear
    __ Discrete time
    __ Continuous time
    __ Chaotic
    __ Decentralized
    __ Discrete event
    __ Distributed parameter
    __ Embedded
    __ Hybrid
    __ Large-Scale
    __ Multi-rate
    __ Multi-variable
    __ Parameter-varying
    __ Singular / Descriptor
    __ Stochastic
    __ Time-delay
    __ Time-varying
    __ Uncertainty
    __ Non model-based
    
    SCOPE choose up to three (or none, if none apply).
    Mark the most important '1', the second most important '2', the third, '3'
    __ Survey / Tutorial
    __ Education
    __ Experimental, lab-scale
    __ Experimental, commercial-scale
    __ Analysis
    __ Control
    __ Disturbance Rejection
    __ Dynamics
    __ Estimation
    __ Fault handling
    __ Identification
    __ Modeling/model reduction
    __ Numerical methods
    __ Observer
    __ Optimization
    __ Reliability
    __ Robustness
    __ Simulation
    __ Stability / Qual. behavior
    __ Synthesis
    
    APPLICATION  check one
    __ No specific domain
    __ Actuators
    __ Aircraft / air traffic
    __ Automotive
    __ Bio-engineering
    __ Chemical process
    __ Communications
    __ Computer
    __ CACSD
    __ Economic
    __ Electro-mechanical
    __ Electronic
    __ Flexible structures
    __ Industrial processes
    __ Instrumentation
    __ Manufacturing
    __ Marine/Underwater veh
    __ Mechanical
    __ Medical
    __ Network
    __ Noise cancellation
    __ Planning / Scheduling
    __ Power / Energy
    __ Robotics, mobile
    __ Robotic manipulators
    __ Rotormachinery
    __ Sensors
    __ Servomechanism
    __ Signal processing
    __ Spacecraft
    __ Target tracking
    __ Traffic / Transportation
    __ Virtual reality
    __ Other domain: _________________________
    
    METHODOLOGY choose up to three (or none, if none apply).
    Mark the most important '1', the second most important '2', the third, '3'
    Adaptive:
    __ Direct
    __ Indirect
    __ Multi-model switching
    Algebraic/Geometric:
    __ (Differential) Algebraic
    __ (Differential) Geometric
    __ Linear Matrix Inequality (LMI)
    __ Spectral
    __ State-space
    Time-domain:
    __ Classical
    __ Internal model
    __ LQR / LQG
    __ Lyapunov 2nd method
    __ Variable Struct./Sliding Mode
    __ Repetitive controlFunctional:
    __ Fourier / Frequency
    __ Fractals / Maps / Chaos
    __ H1 / H2 / H-infinity
    __ L1 / L2 / L-infinity
    __ Laplace Transform
    __ Mu-synthesis
    __ QFT
    __ Wavelet
    __ Other integral transform
    __ Other operator methods
    Linearization:
    __ Local approximation
    __ Coordinate transformation
    __ Gain Scheduling
    __ Feedback linearization
    __ Pseudo-linearization
    Statistical / Stochastic:
    __ Covariance analysis
    __ Kalman-Bucy filtering
    __ Maximum likelihood
    __ Minimax
    __ Perturbation methods
    __ Principle component analysis
    __ Statistical
    __ Wiener filtering
    __ Other statistical/stochastic
    Intelligent:
    __ Artificial intelligence
    __ Decision tree
    __ Fuzzy logic
    __ Genetic algorithm
    __ Knowledge-based
    __ Neural networks
    __ Other intelligent methods
    Optimization:
    __ Dynamic programming
    __ Fixed-point search
    __ Game theoretic
    __ Gradient search
    __ Least squares
    __ Linear programming
    __ Non-linear programming
    __ Variational calculus
    __ Other optimization methods
    Other:
    __ Other method: ___________
    
    MAIN CONTRIBUTION / SESSION ASSIGNMENT
    1) Choose one  keyword from among those you selected above which would be
    the best theme for a session that includes your paper. Write it here:
    ___________________________
    
    2) Does your paper's theme focus on an industrial control problem?   Check
    one:
    __ YES
    __ NO.