October 2003


Table Of Contents

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

      • Personal


        Change of Address: Alexander Leonessa Alexander Leonessa - aleo@mail.ucf.edu

        At the beginning of this fall semester I transferred to the University of
        Central Florida. My new contact information are:

        Alexander Leonessa
        Assistant Professor
        University of Central Florida
        Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering
        P.O. Box 162450
        Orlando, FL 32816-2450
        Ofc: 407-823-5623
        Fax: 407-823-0208
        email: aleo@mail.ucf.edu
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        Change of Address: Hugues Garnier Hugues Garnier - garnier@ee.newcastle.edu.au

        I am on a sabbatival leave until 31 August 2004 at:

        Centre for Integrated Dynamics and Control,
        School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,
        The University of Newcastle,
        University Drive,
        Callaghan, 2308, AUSTRALIA
        Tel: +61 2 49 21 7072
        Fax: +61 2 49 60 1712
        e-mail: garnier@ee.newcastle.edu.au


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        Change of Address: Stephen Bates Stephen Bates - stephen.bates@ece.ualberta.ca

        I have recently taken up a faculty position at the University of Alberta.
        My
        new contact details are:

        Stephen Bates
        Dept.of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
        The University of Alberta
        Edmonton, Canada, T6G 2V4

        +1 780 492 2691
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        Change of Address: Zhengtao Ding Zhengtao Ding - zhengtao.ding@man.ac.uk

        New contact information:

        Dr Zhengtao Ding
        Manchester School of Engineering
        The University of Manchester
        Oxford Road
        Manchester M13 9PL
        UK
        Email: zhengtao.ding@man.ac.uk
        Fax: +44 161 2753844


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        Change of address: Ravi Rajamani Ravi Rajamani - ravi.rajamani@pw.utc.com

        New contact information for Ravi Rajamani:

        Ravi Rajamani
        Pratt & Whitney
        400 Main St., M/S 182-95
        East Hartford, CT 06108

        Email: ravi.rajamani@pw.utc.com
        Ph: 860-565-5945


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        Awards and Honors


        2004 AACC Awards Nominations Pradeep Misra - pmisra@cs.wright.edu

        2004 AACC Awards Nominations due December 1, 2003

        Nominations for the five AACC (American Automatic Control Council)
        awards
        for 2002 are now being solicited. The awards consist of a certificate and
        an
        honorarium, and they will be presented at the Awards Luncheon during
        the 2004
        ACC to be held in Boston, MA. Nomination packages should be prepared
        in
        accordance with the AACC Award Nomination Form and include the
        following:
        biographical information, a statement identifying and evaluating the
        accomplishments on which the nomination is based (not to exceed two
        double
        spaced pages), a minimum of three and a maximum of five reference
        letters, a
        current list of publications and patents, and any additional supporting
        material that could have bearing on the award. All materials should be
        collected in a single package and the original together with six (6) copies
        should be submitted at the same time. The nomination package is due
        by
        December 1, 2003. It should be sent to:

        Professor Pradeep Misra
        Department of ELectrical Engineering
        Wright State University
        3640 Col. Glenn Hwy
        Dayton, OH 45435
        Tel: (937) 775-5062
        pmisra@cs.wright.edu

        ****Nomination Forms**** may be downloaded from
        http://www.a2c2.org/

        The awards are described as follows:

        Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award. For distinguished career
        contributions to the theory or applications of automatic control. The
        nominee
        is to have spent a significant part of his or her career in the United
        States. Posthumous nominations are not allowed.

        Donald P. Eckman Award. For outstanding accomplishments by a young
        engineer
        in the field of automatic control. Nominees must be younger than 35
        years on
        January 1 of the year of award. The award is based on contributions
        made
        while the nominee was a resident of the United States.

        John R. Ragazzini Award. For outstanding contributions to automatic
        control
        education in any form. The awardee normally is a teacher, but there is
        no
        formal requirement that nominees be members of a university faculty.

        Control Engineering Practice Award. For significant contributions to the
        advancement of control practice including the application and
        implementation
        of innovative control concepts, methodology, and technology, for the
        planning, design, manufacture, and operation of control systems.

        O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award. For the best two papers presented at
        the
        previous American Control Conference. The papers must have been
        presented by
        the author or a co-author at the conference. Selection criteria include
        quality of the written and oral presentation, technical contribution,
        timeliness, and practicality, with one award emphasizing contributions to
        theory and the other emphasizing significant or innovative applications.
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        Nominations Sought: The George Polya Prize Joanna Littleton - littleton@siam.org

        CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for THE GEORGE POLYA PRIZE

        The Polya Prize
        The award will be presented at the 2004 SIAM Annual Meeting scheduled
        for
        July 12-16, 2004, in Portland, Oregon.

        The award honors the memory of George Polya and is given in even-
        numbered
        years for notable contributions in two alternating categories. The 2004
        Prize will be given for a notable application of combinatorial theory.

        Eligibility
        There are no restrictions except that the prize is broadly intended to
        recognize specific recent work.

        Description of Award
        The award will consist of an engraved medal and a $20,000 cash prize.
        Travel
        expenses to the award ceremony will be provided by the prize fund.

        Nominations
        A letter of nomination, including a description of achievement(s) should
        be
        sent by December 31, 2003 to:

        Chair, Selection Committee
        George Polya Prize
        c/o Joanna Littleton
        SIAM
        3600 University City Science Center
        Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688
        Telephone: 215-382-9800 ext. 303
        Fax: 215-386-7999
        E-mail: littleton@siam.org


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        Nominations Sought: Theodore von Karman Prize Joanna Littleton - littleton@siam.org

        CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for THE THEODORE von KARMAN PRIZE

        SIAM will present the Theodore von Karman Prize at the SIAM Annual
        Meeting
        scheduled for July 12-16, 2004, in Portland, Oregon.

        Principal Guidelines-
        The award will be given for a notable application of mathematics to
        mechanics
        and/or the engineering sciences made during the five to ten years
        preceding
        the award. The award may be given either for a single notable
        achievement or
        for a collection of such achievements.

        Description of Award-
        The award consists of a hand-calligraphed certificate and a $1,000 cash
        prize. Expenses for the winner to attend the annual meeting to receive
        the
        award will be borne by SIAM.

        Further information about the award, including past winners, may be
        found at
        http://www.siam.org/prizes/vonkar.htm

        Nominations-
        A letter of nomination, including a description of achievement(s) should
        be
        sent by January 30, 2004, to:
        Von Karman Prize Selection Committee
        c/o Joanna Littleton
        SIAM
        3600 University City Science Center
        Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688
        E-mail: littleton@siam.org
        Telephone: 215-382-9800 ext. 303
        Fax: 215-386-7999
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        Nominations Sought: W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize Joanna Littleton - littleton@siam.org

        CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for W. T. and IDALIA REID PRIZE

        SIAM will present the W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize at the SIAM Annual
        Meeting
        scheduled to be held July 12-16, 2004, in Portland, Oregon.

        The award will be given 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 John Burns wishes to
        stress the breadth of the eligible fields. He welcomes nominations in
        all areas of differential equations (ODEs, PDEs, etc.), both analytical
        and numerical, as well as in control theory.

        Eligibility
        The prize is awarded to any member of the scientific community who
        meets the
        general guidelines of the prize description above.

        Description of Award
        The award consists of an engraved medal and a $10,000 cash prize.

        Nominations
        A letter of nomination, including a description of achievement(s), should
        be
        sent to the address below. Nominations must be received in the SIAM
        office
        by January 30, 2004.

        Professor John A. Burns
        Chair, Reid Prize Selection Committee
        c/o Joanna Littleton
        SIAM
        3600 University City Science Center
        Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688
        Telephone: 215-382-9800 ext. 303
        Fax: 215-386-7999
        E-mail: littleton@siam.org

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        Richard C. DiPrima Prize Joanna Littleton - littleton@siam.org

        CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for RICHARD C. DiPRIMA PRIZE

        SIAM will present the award at the SIAM Annual Meeting in Portland,
        Oregon,
        July 12-16, 2004. The award honors the memory of Richard C. DiPrima,
        long-time chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Rensselaer
        Polytechnic Institute and past President and energetic supporter of SIAM.
        The award, to be given to a young scientist, will be based on an
        outstanding
        doctoral dissertation in applied mathematics.

        Eligibility
        Candidates for the prize must have completed their doctoral
        dissertations and all other requirements for their doctorates during the
        period running from three years prior to the award date to one year prior
        to the award date (July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2003). The doctorate must
        have
        been awarded at least eight months prior to the award date. The
        requirements for the doctorate must have been equivalent to those for
        an
        American doctorate. It is preferable but not necessary that the recipient
        be a member of SIAM. Selection is based on the dissertations of the
        candidates. The dissertations must represent topics of applied
        mathematics
        (defined as those topics covered by the SIAM journals). They must be
        submitted in English. An English translation is acceptable.

        Nominations
        Nominations, along with a copy of the dissertation (in English), should be
        sent by December 31, 2003 to:
        Richard C. DiPrima Prize Selection Committee
        c/o Joanna Littleton
        Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
        3600 University City Science Center
        Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

        Description of the Award
        The award consists of a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate and a cash
        prize of $1,000. Travel expenses to the award ceremony will be paid by
        the prize fund.

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        Submissions Sought: SIAM Student Paper Prize Joanna Littleton - littleton@siam.org

        CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for SIAM Student Paper Prize

        The 2004 SIAM STUDENT PAPER PRIZE will be presented at the 2004
        SIAM Annual
        Meeting scheduled for July 12-16, 2004, in Portland, Oregon.

        Principal Guidelines-
        The SIAM Student Paper Prize is awarded every year to the student
        author(s)
        of the most outstanding papers submitted to the SIAM Student Paper
        Competition. This award is based solely on the merit and content of the
        student's contribution to the submitted paper. Up to three papers will be
        selected for the prizes.

        The purpose of the Student Paper Prize is to recognize outstanding
        scholarship by students in applied mathematics and scientific computing.

        Selection Procedures-
        Eligibility is restricted to students in good standing who have not
        received
        their Ph.D. as of January 1 of the year in which the prizes are awarded.

        Submissions may be based on co-authored papers, provided that the
        student's
        advisor will attest that the student's work played a pivotal role in the
        results. A letter from the student's advisor or department chair must
        accompany each entry to verify these conditions.

        To enter the competition, a student must submit: (1) an extended
        abstract, in
        English, of a paper, and (2) a short biography. The total length of the
        submitted abstract (including bibliography) may not exceed five pages.
        The
        student also must submit (3) the complete paper, which will be used for
        clarification of any questions the committee may have about the
        extended
        abstract. In addition, the student's advisor or an interested faculty
        member
        must submit (4) a letter describing and evaluating the paper's
        contribution
        to the literature and the student's role in the scholarship.

        Deadline for Submissions-
        All papers and accompanying documentation must be received at the
        SIAM office
        by February 13, 2004.

        Notification of Prize Winners-
        The SIAM President will notify the recipient(s) at least six weeks before
        the
        award date.

        Each recipient is required to present his or her paper at the meeting
        where
        the prize(s) are awarded. If attending the meeting poses a serious
        hardship,
        an exception may be granted by the SIAM President.

        Description of the Award-
        Each recipient of the SIAM Student Paper Prize shall receive a framed
        certificate and a cash award of $1,000. Winners also receive $500
        toward
        travel expenses and gratis registration for the meeting.

        Please direct your submission and any questions you may have to:
        Joanna Littleton
        Student Paper Prize
        SIAM
        3600 University City Science Center
        Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688
        USA
        Telephone: (215) 382-9800 ext. 303
        E-mail: littleton@siam.org

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        Systems Theory Day in honour of Jan C. Willems H.L. Trentelman - h.l.trentelman@math.rug.nl

        After having been Professor of Systems and Control in the Department
        of
        Mathematics of the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, for 30
        years,
        Jan C. Willems has officially retired on March 1, 2003. On the occasion of
        his retirement he will give his 'Afscheidsrede' on Tuesday, January 13, at
        16:00 in the Academy Building of the University of Groningen. On that
        day
        there will also be a System Theory Day, which will be held in the
        Senaatszaal of the Academy Building.

        More information can be found at
        http://www.math.rug.nl/~trentelman/systday.html


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        Conferences


        11th IFAC Symp on Automation in Mining, Mineral and Metal processing Jean-Christophe Ponsart - Jean-Christophe.Ponsart@cran.uhp-nancy.fr

        11th IFAC Symposium on Automation in Mining, Mineral and Metal
        processing -
        MMM 2004
        Nancy, France - September 8-10, 2004
        http://www.cran.uhp-nancy.fr/ifac-mmm2004/
        contacts: mmm2004@cran.uhp-nancy.fr

        Sponsored by:
        IFAC TC on Automation in Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing
        IFAC Technical Committee on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of
        Technical Processes
        IFAC Technical Committee on Control of Biotechnological Systems

        Please notice the following deadlines:
        December 1, 2003 Submission of proposals for invited
        Sessions
        December 15, 2003 Submission deadline
        March 15, 2004 Notification of acceptance
        June 15, 2004 Final manuscripts

        After Sun City (South Africa, 1995), Dusseldorf (Germany, 1998) and
        Tokyo
        (Japan, 2001), the 11th IFAC Symposium on Automation in Mining,
        Mineral and
        Metal processing (MMM 2004) in held in Nancy (France). The organizing
        committee of the IFAC symposium MMM 2004 heartily invite all interested
        researchers to submit regular papers or to organize invited sessions.

        The aim of this symposium is to review the state of the art and to look at
        innovations in the field of automation in Mining, Mineral and Metal
        processing. In common with any other engineering fields, environmentals
        problems including Recycling, Safety and Reliability considerations as
        well,
        will be highlighted in the Symposium. However, the organizing committee
        maintains the view that developments in the basic control methologies
        and
        technologies such as measurement, instrumentation , networking, etc