May 2007

Table Of Contents

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

    • Personal

      PhD: K.U. Leuven, BE Moritz Diehl -

      The Optimization in Engineering Center OPTEC at K.U. Leuven (Belgium) invites
      highly motivated young interdisciplinary researchers with a solid background
      in numerical mathematics and computer science to apply for one of the
      following four PhD positions:

      I. Sequential Convex Programming Algorithms for Nonlinear
      Semidefinite Programming

      II. Large Scale and PDE Constrained Real-Time Optimization Algorithms

      III. Fast Model Predictive Control Applications in Mechatronic Systems

      IV. Shape Optimization of Mechanical Parts under Inertia Loading

      Besides a competitive salary we offer a stimulating research environment
      within our young but growing "Center of Excellence on Optimization in
      Engineering", OPTEC, which encompasses groups from four different departments
      of K.U. Leuven [Electrical Engineering (ESAT-SCD), Mechanical
      Engineering (MECH-PMA), Chemical Engineering (CHEM-BioTec) and Computer
      Science (CS-NATW)]. OPTEC combines altogether 20 professors, 12 postdocs,
      and more than 60 PhD students that jointly work on bringing state-of-the-art
      optimization methods together with real-world engineering applications.
      For more information, see

      The beautiful university town Leuven with its well reputed old university is
      located in the heart of Europe, 14 minutes from Brussels Airport and
      30 minutes from downtown Brussels.

      Electronic applications including a CV, a list of publications, names of two
      possible references, and a brief description of your research interests
      are most welcome. Please send them until June 21, 2007 to

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      CFP: 2008 American Control Conference May-Win Thein -

      The 2008 American Control Conference (ACC) will be held Wednesday through
      Friday, June 11-13, 2008 at the Westin Seattle Hotel, Seattle, Washington. The
      ACC is the annual conference of the American Automatic Control Council, the
      U.S. national member organization of the International Federation for
      Automatic Control. National and international society cosponsors of ACC
      include AIAA, AIChE, AIST, ASCE, ASME, IEEE, ISA, and SCS.

      The 2008 ACC technical program will cover new developments related to theory,
      application, and education in control science and engineering. The topics
      include, but are not limited to: adaptive control, automotive control,
      biomedical systems, communication network control, control education,
      decentralized control, distributed systems, estimation, fault detection,
      flexible structures, flow control, flight control, guidance and control,
      hybrid systems, identification, industrial applications, intelligent control,
      manufacturing, MEMS, modeling and advanced simulation, motion control,
      multivariable control, neural networks, nonlinear control, optimal control,
      power systems, process control, robotics, robust control, signal processing,
      spacecraft control, and uncertain systems. Contributors are encouraged to
      consult the conference website and contact appropriate organizing committee
      members for more information. Please note that in addition to the standard
      podium format, the technical program will also include interactive sessions
      featuring posters and hardware and software demonstrations. All submissions
      will be subjected to the same review standards.

      Contributed papers can be submitted in regular or short paper categories.
      Regular papers are intended to be complete descriptions of finished work.
      Short papers are intended to present novel ideas or preliminary results.

      Invited session proposals should present topics from multiple viewpoints with
      unifying themes. Each proposal should consist of a summary statement and six
      regular papers.

      Education/Tutorial session proposals should address state-of-the-art control
      theory and industrial applications. Tutorials are encouraged to have panel

      Pre-conference workshop proposals addressing topics of current interest to the
      controls community are invited. We encourage state of the art workshops with
      high level of interest, impact, creativity and innovation.

      Industry-Focused Tutorial Sessions: These sessions feature 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 technique.

      We also invite exhibit proposals related to control theory, practice, and
      education. The ACC exhibit area typically features booths by book publishers,
      local and national organizations, and suppliers of software and hardware systems.

      The conference will take place in Seattle, the