November 2006

Table Of Contents

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

  • Awards and Honors

    Call for Nominations - SIAM Awards J. M. Littleton -

    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - Germund Dahlquist Prize - Deadline November 15

    The Germund Dahlquist Prize, established in 1995, is awarded to a young
    scientist (normally under 45) for original contributions to fields associated
    with Germund Dahlquist, especially the numerical solution of differential
    equations and numerical methods for scientific computing.

    SIAM will present the Dahlquist Prize at SciCADE 07, to be held July 9 - 13,
    2007, in Saint-Malo, France. The award will consist of a certificate
    containing the citation and a cash prize of $1,000. The recipient will be
    expected to present a talk at the conference. SIAM will reimburse the prize
    recipient's reasonable travel expenses to receive the award and deliver the talk.

    Nominations, including a description of the contributions, should be addressed
    to Dr. Sebastian Reich, Chair, Germund Dahlquist Prize Committee and sent by
    November 15, 2006, to J. M. Littleton at Inquiries should
    be addressed to Complete calls for nominations for SIAM
    prizes can be found at

    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize

    The W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize is awarded for research in, or other
    contributions to, the broadly defined areas of differential equations and
    control theory. The prize may be given either for a single notable
    achievement or for a collection of such achievements. Committee Chair H. T.
    Banks wishes to stress the breadth of the eligible fields.

    The prize will be awarded at the 2007 SIAM Conference on Control and Its
    Applications (CT07) to be held June 29 - July 1, 2007, in San Francisco,
    California. The award consists of an engraved medal and a $10,000 cash prize.
    The prize recipient is requested to present a lecture at the meeting. SIAM
    will reimburse reasonable travel expenses for the recipient to attend the
    meeting and give the lecture.

    Nominations, including a description of achievement(s), should be addressed to
    Professor H. T. Banks, Chair, W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize Committee and sent
    by November 30, 2006, to J. M. Littleton at Inquiries
    should be addressed to Complete calls for nominations for
    SIAM prizes can be found at
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    Prof. Athans receives Lifetime Achievement Award Michael Athans -

    Prof. Michael Athans received a "Lifetime Achievement Award" at the World
    Automation Congress, Budapest, Hungary, July 2006. The citation reads: For
    oustanding contributions to the field of automatic control, and as a leader
    and innovative researcher in optimal, adaptive, robust, decentralized and
    distributed control systems.
    Dr. Athans is Professor of EE&CS(emeritus), MIT, Cambridge, Mass., USA and
    Invited Research Professor, Institute for Systems and Robotics, Instituto
    Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal.
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    16th International Conference on Process Control Michal Kvasnica -

    16th International Conference on Process Control
    Strbske Pleso, High Tatras, Slovak Republic
    June 11 - 14, 2007

    The 16th PC'07 will be held in the hotel Banik in Strbske Pleso,beautifully
    located in the heart of the High Tatras mountains in the northern Slovakia.

    The conference is co-sponsored by: Slovak Society for Cybernetics and
    Informatics -- national member organization of IFAC.

    Situated on the border between Poland and Slovakia, the High Tatras is one of
    the most impressive national parks in the Slovakia. It is home of a wide
    variety of wildlife. Many kilometers of well marked pathways can be explored
    ranging from easy to extreme difficult. Strbske pleso is renowned place for
    its winter and summer sport activities.

    The objective of the conference is to bring together theoretical
    experts and control systems specialists, to evaluate new possibilities
    of techniques, design procedures and instruments in process control
    projects. Papers for presentation may range from theoretically
    rigorous research works to industrial applications.

    1. Linear and Non-linear Control System Design
    2. Modelling, Simulation and Identification of Processes
    3. Process Measurements and Devices
    4. Process Optimisation
    5. Robust and Adaptive Control
    6. Control Education
    7. Intelligent Control Systems
    8. Industrial Automation
    9. Applications and Case Studies
    10. Model Predictive Control
    11. Algorithms and Computing for Control

    V. Kucera (Prague, CZ): Polynomial Control: Past, Present, and Future.
    S. B. Jorgensen (Lyngby, DK). Control in Biological Systems
    (tentative title)

    January 31, 2007 Submission of abstracts
    February 15, 2007 Notification of acceptation/rejection
    April 15, 2007 Submission of camera-ready papers, registration
    June 11-14, 2007 Conference

    All correspondence should be managed through the conference web
    portal. The structured abstract (200/400 words) should indicate
    problem statement and main results.

    One of the authors is supposed to take part in the conference. Papers
    should be written in English (no page restrictions). The working
    languages will be English, Slovak, Czech (English preferred).

    The fee is 300 EUR, including participation at the conference and
    exhibitions, conference proceedings, hotel accommodation and services,
    all meals, and welcome party.

    For submission, further, and updated information, visit
    or write to
    1. e-mail:
    2. Department of Information Engineering and Process Control,
    FCHPT STU, Radlinskeho 9, 812 37 Bratislava
    Slovak Republic
    tel.: (+421) (2) 52495269, fax: (+421) (2) 52496469
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    2007 IEEE, ICME International Conference and Exhibition Paul Wen -

    2007 IEEE/ICME International Conference & Exhibition
    on Complex Medical Engineering-CME2007

    May 23-27, 2007, Beijing Jingfeng Hotel, China

    In the 21st century, applications in medicine and engineering must acquire
    greater safety and flexibility if they are to yield better products at
    higher efficiency. To this end, complex science and technology must be
    integrated in medicine and engineering. These include complex technology in
    medicine, complex bioinformatics, brain science and medical technology,
    neuroscience and technology, and more. ICME is an international organization
    dedicated to the promotion scientific research and industrial development in
    the field of complex medical engineering. The aim of CME2007 is to bring
    together researchers and practitioners from diverse fields. Workshops,
    special sessions and tutorial sessions will be organized. We will also
    invite renowned experts to give keynote speeches. The CME2007 will take
    place in Beijing, China. Bring your family with your research findings to
    CME2007, enjoy our technical program and social event and appreciate the
    Great Wall, the Palace Museum, and so on of the history of China and the
    cultures of the Orient. For details, please refer to
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    2007 IEEE Multi-conference on Systems and Control S. Sam Ge -

    Call for Papers and Workshop proposals.

    The electrical paper submission for the inaugural 2007 IEEE Multi-conference
    on Systems and Control (MSC2007) is now open. MSC2007, to be held at the
    Suntec City Convention Centre in Singapore from 1-3 October 2007, officially
    brings together two international conferences with well established track
    records and long histories of success -
    the 16th IEEE Conference on Control Applications (CCA),,
    and the 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control (ISIC),
    - for greater impact and scientific exchange. It provides the international
    community of researchers and practitioners a greater opportunity to discuss
    the latest advancements and future directions in the areas of intelligent
    systems and advanced control. The conference welcomes paper submissions from
    researchers, practitioners, and students, and will cover myriad topics in
    control applications, and control methods based on biological, learning, and
    embedded cooperative systems.

    For regular submissions and invited/special sessions, please go to

    For most update information, please visit:

    The conference proceedings will be included in the ISI Proceedings, El
    Compendex Database, and IEEE Xplore.

    Proposals are solicited for full-day and half-day tutorial workshops to be
    held in conjunction with the inaugural IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and
    Control (MSC'07). The MSC'07 event consists of the 16th EEE Conference on
    Control Applications (CCA) together with the 22nd IEEE International Symposium
    on Intelligent Control (ISIC) and will be held 1-3 October, 2006 in Singapore.
    Tutorial workshops that would be of attractive to practicing engineers are of
    particular interest, as are workshops on the topics of control system design,
    computational intelligence and intelligent control, unmanned systems, and new
    and emerging applications and theory of control, such as bio-system control
    and design, MEMS, renewable energy systems control, networked control systems,
    machine vision, etc. Proposals for MSC'07 tutorial workshops should be sent
    electronically to Kevin Moore ( or Youyi Wang
    ( and should include the following: (1) title for the
    proposed tutorial workshop; (2) workshop length (half-day or full-day); (3)
    list of presenters; (4) brief (one sentence) statement of the workshop goal;
    (5) brief (one paragraph) synopsis of the workshop content; and (6) outline of
    major topics.

    Important Dates
    Invited Session Proposal Submission : 20 December 2006
    Conference / Invited Session Paper Submission : 20 December 2006
    Notification of Acceptance : 15 April 2007
    Final Camera-Ready Manuscript : 15 May 2007
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    2007 Int Conf on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing Robin Qiu -

    FAIM 2007 Announcement and Call for Abstracts
    June 18-20, 2007, Philadelphia, USA or

    Abstracts Due: November 20, 2006

    The 17th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent
    Manufacturing (2007 FAIM) focuses on current research, best practices and
    future trends within the areas of global competitiveness, and rapidly
    advancing technologies in flexible automation, information management, and
    intelligent manufacturing. The conference provides a forum for both
    researchers and practitioners in the above fields to share the latest
    research, developments and practices in the areas of the conference scope.

    Topics include, but are not limited to:
    Simulation; Manufacturing Systems; Manufacturing Processes and Technology;
    Bio. Engineering; Medical Equipment and Healthcare Systems; Product
    Development and Concurrent Engineering; Business Process Management and
    Re-Engineering; Global Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Logistics; Lean and
    Agile Manufacturing, and Best Practices; Manufacturing Enterprise Computing
    and Integration; Industrial Automation and Process Control; Production
    Planning and Scheduling; MES/CAD/CAM/FMS/CIM; Robotics and Factory Systems;
    Sensor-Based Process Monitoring and Remote Control; Artificial Intelligence
    in Manufacturing; Quality Control and Total Quality Management; IT and
    Internet Applications and E-Manufacturing; Human Factors and Workforce in
    Manufacturing; Environmental, Health and Safety Engineering; Sustainability,
    Education, and Training; Rapid Prototyping; Materials Technology; Services
    Science, Management, and Engineering; Other Relevant Topics

    Conference Chair: Professor Robin G. Qiu, Penn State, USA

    Co-chairs: Professor William G. Sullivan, Virginia Polytechnic Institute &
    State University; Professor Munir Ahmad, University of Teesside,
    Middlesbrough, U.K.; Professor Richard Wysk, Pennsylvania State University;
    Professor David Russell, Penn State Great Valley.

    Special sessions are welcome. Please contact Prof. Gina Tang at or Prof. Kathryn Jablokow at

    Tutorials and workshops are welcome. Please contact Jeff Tew at or J.B. Zhang at

    Other inquiries, please contact the General Chair: Prof. Robin Qiu at

    Important Dates:
    Nov. 20, 2006 Deadline for submission of paper abstracts.
    Jan. 20, 2007 Deadline for submission of full papers.
    Mar. 20, 2007 Acceptance/Rejection notification
    Apr. 20, 2007 Final camera-ready papers due
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    6th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation Jianliang Wang -

    6th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation (IEEE ICCA