1998 ACC Survey
Highlights of the 1998 ACC Survey
There was an impressive number of respondents to the 1998 ACC PULSE
which was distributed in the Advanced Registration packages and
during the ACC banquet. The results were tabulated and carefully
discussed during the December AACC Steering Committee Meeting
in Tampa, FL. Such an "extended" survey will be used only every
three years, while in the interim years an abbreviated one page
version will be used. Below is a brief summary of the survey
- The vast majority continue to support the three sets of two hour
sessions with 20 minute presentations for each regular or short
- Since tutorial sessions started in 1997, the number of such
sessions has increased rapidly from 1 in 1997, 5 in 1998, and
7 planned in 1999.
- The conference proceedings for the next four ACC's will be
published in the form of a CD ROM that will be available at the
conference site, and printed proceedings at an added cost to be
available within 3-5 weeks after the conference.
- The position for a Program Vice Chair for Industry and Applications,
created in 1997, is now considered a permanent one in every ACC.
As a result, industry and application tracks are designated and
highlighted in each ACC program. Four such tracks are planned
- Papers submitted as regular or short will be evaluated as such;
the possibility of the editorial board moving a regular paper
to the short category is ruled out.
- Session Chairs will be sent an advance copy of the printed papers
in their session with specific guidelines to ensure smooth running
of the session and allowing a discussion time.
- There is continued concern about "no-show" authors.
- As indicated in Masayoshi Tomizuka's President's Corner, the sites
for at least the next four ACC's have already been determined.
Hotel choices for each of these sites have been made in response
to feedback from the attendees at recent ACC's.
- We plan to put the entire summary of the 1998 survey on a
that can be accessed via a link from the
AACC web page.
- The next "extended" survey will be used in the 2001 ACC; in 1999 and
2000, your comments will be solicited on a brief one page survey.
- All attendees are urged to indicate only ONE society identifying
their affiliation on the registration form.
- For a complete report on the 1998 ACC, please refer to the report
published in the December 1998 issue of the IEEE Control Systems
Magazine (pp. 91-93).
See you in San Diego . . .
Naim A. Kheir
AACC Vice President
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