ACC '97 1997 American Control Conference
An Invitation for Participation

The 1997 ACC will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico on June 4-6 at the Albuquerque Convention Center (CC). Participants will be housed in the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque and the Doubletree Hotel adjacent to the CC.

The technical program reflects the rapid growth and strong interest in the field of control systems engineering and provides a reasonable balance between control theory and a broad spectrum of practical applications. The 1997 ACC marks the first ACC with an added member to the Operating Committee to oversee Industry and Applications (I&A) as a Vice Program Chair. As a result, a special I&A track of sessions has been selected and identified through the technical program.

The 1997 ACC technical program comprises both contributed papers and invited sessions organized in 17 parallel sessions. Each of the three conference days begins with a one-hour plenary lecture followed by morning, midday, and afternoon technical sessions. The 915 papers in the technical program were selected from a total of 1263 submitted papers. The program features strong representation in application areas such as manufacturing, robotics, process control, and aerospace and in the theoretical areas such as robust control, estimation, and intelligent control.

The technical program includes plenary lectures by three outstanding control engineers. First, Professor Graham C. Goodwin, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Newcastle, Australia will give a presentation entitled "Defining the Performance Envelope in Industrial Control." Second, the 1995 Donald P. Eckman Award recipient, Dr. Andrew Packard of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of California, Berkeley, will talk on "Theory and Design Experiences with Linear Parameter Varying (LPV) Control." Finally, Professor Rolf Isermann from the Institute of Automatic Control, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany will speak on "Mechatronic Systems - A Challenge for Control Engineering."

Conference Workshops: This '97 ACC will also offer a wide spectrum of valuable and interesting topics in eight technical workshops; six are planned on June 2 and/or 3 prior to the Conference, and two will be held on June 7 after the Conference. All workshops will be held in the Hyatt Regency Hotel:

For further information, including details regarding registration and hotels, visit the ACC '97 home page at http://www.eece.unm.edu/controls/ACC97/welcome.html.

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