May 2002

Table Of Contents

  • Awards and Honors
  • Conferences
  • Books
  • Journals
  • Workshops
    • Positions
    • General Announcements

    • Personal

      Change of Address: Peter Benner Peter Benner -

      Dear colleagues, As of April 1, I have taken up a new position at the
      Technical niversity of Berlin. My new contact information is

      Peter Benner
      Institut f. Mathematik, MA 4-5
      TU Berlin
      Strasse des 17. Juni 136
      D-10623 Berlin

      Phone : +49-30-314-28035
      Fax : +49-30-314-79706
      URI :

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      Awards and Honors

      Bozenna Pasik-Duncan wins U of Kansas Award John Baillieul -

      As CSS Vice President for Technical Activities, I am pleased to share the
      news that our newly appointed Chair of the Control Education Technical
      Committee has been awarded the first Frank B. Morrison Teaching Award
      the University of Kansas.

      This university-wide award carries a $5000 cash component. Quoting
      from the
      citation "This award recognizes your distinguished teaching, the profound
      impact you have made in the lives of your students, and how deeply you
      valued as a faculty member in the College. Your excellence as an
      is well noted by colleagues, faculty and students, which lends integrity,
      honor and distinction to his newly established award..."

      I want to take this opportunity to publically express congratualtions to

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      2003 American Control Conference Roberto Horowitz -

      June 4-6, 2003
      The Adams Mark Hotel, Denver, Colorado USA
      Conference web site:

      The American Automatic Control Council will hold the Twentysecond
      Control Conference (ACC) Wednesday through Friday, June 4-6, 2003 at
      Adams Mark Hotel in Denver, Colorado. The 2003 ACC will feature the
      presentation of contributed and invited papers, tutorial sessions and
      workshops, and a Student Best Paper competition. In addition to the
      oral presentations, the 2003 ACC will also feature poster presentations
      order to encourage an interactive presentation and exchange with the

      Topics include: industrial applications, robotics, manufacturing, guidance
      and flight control, power systems, process control, measurement and
      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, control engineering education, and computer aided

      Call for Contributed Papers and Invited Sessions:
      Contributed papers are sought in the form of regular manuscripts (which
      allotted 6 pages in the proceedings) or short manuscripts (allotted 2
      pages). Invited Sessions organized about a specific theme with invited
      authors are also solicited. Consult the conference web site for submission details.

      Call For Tutorial Sessions - Industry and Applications Area:
      The 2003 ACC will include Tutorial Sessions featuring a one-hour tutorial
      presentation on an industrially-proven but still relatively new technique,
      followed by a series of short presentations from industrial participants
      discussing the implementation, application, and benefits of the
      For more information, contact the Vice Chair for Industry and
      Louis P. Russo,

      Call for Workshop Proposals
      Suggestions and workshop proposals are solicited for appropriate
      Potential organizers should contact the Workshop Chair: Molly H. Shor,

      Submission Deadlines
      September 15, 2002 is the deadline for submission of regular and short
      contributed papers, invited-session proposals, extended abstracts for
      invited sessions, tutorial-session proposals, and workshop proposals.

      Further Information
      For complete conference information, visit the conference web site at You may also contact the General Chair
      the conference, B. Wayne Bequette, or the Program
      Anuradha Annaswamy,

      The conference is sponsored by the American Automatic Control
      Council (AACC), and topics span the scope of the 8 member societies of
      AIAA, AIChE, AISE, ASCE, ASME, IEEE, ISA, and SCS. The 2002 ACC is
      held in cooperation with IFAC (the International Federation of Automatic
      Control) and SICE (the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers).

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      40th Annual Allerton Conference, IL, USA Deanna Zachary -

      The 40th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control
      and Computing
      October 2-4, 2002
      Allerton House, University of Illinois.

      Call for Papers:
      Papers presenting original research are solicited in the areas of
      communication systems, communication and computer networks,
      detection and
      estimation, information theory and error-correcting codes, source coding
      data compression, multiple-access communications, queueing networks,
      systems, robust and nonlinear control, adaptive control, optimization,
      dynamic games, large scale systems, robotics and automation,
      systems, discrete event systems, intelligent control, multivariable control,
      computer vision based control, learning theory, neural networks, VLSI
      architectures for communications and signal processing, and automated

      Also solicited are organized sessions for the Conference; prospective
      organizers should discuss their plans with the Conference co-chairs
      before sending a formal proposal.

      Plenary (Oct 5, 2002)
      Professor Umesh Vazirani, Univ of California, Berkeley
      "Quantum Algorithms and Complexity - An Information Theory

      Information for authors: Regular papers, suitable for presentation in
      minutes, as well as short papers, suitable for presentation in ten
      are solicited. The purpose of the short paper category is to encourage
      authors to present preliminary results of their work. Regular papers will
      published in full (subject to a maximum length of ten 8.5