October 2006


Table Of Contents

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

    • Awards and Honors


      2007 AACC Award Nominations due NOVERMBER 1, 2006 Pradeep Misra - pradeep.misra@wright.edu

      Submission site: http://awards.paperplaza.net
      Further information & nominations forms; http://www.a2c2.org/awards

      Nominations for the five AACC (American Automatic Control Council) awards
      to be presented in 2007 are now being solicited. The awards consist of a
      certificate and an honorarium, and they will be presented at the Awards
      Luncheon during the 2007 ACC to be held in New York, NY.

      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. Please submit the nomination
      electronically (see instructions on www.a2c2.org/awards/) by Nov. 1, 2006.

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

      The scope of various awards is given below:

      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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      Conferences


      17th IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control In Aerospace Nicole Imbert - aca2007@onecert.fr

      17th IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace
      June 25-29, 2007
      Toulouse France
      http://aca2007.onera.fr

      The symposium is organized By ONERA (Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches
      Aerospatiales), IFAC and SEE.
      It is sponsored by IFAC TC on Aerospace, with co-Sponsoring of IFAC TC on
      Computers, Communications and Telematics, on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles,
      on Linear Control Systems, on Non-Linear Control Systems, on Robust Control,
      on Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems.

      Symposium Scope
      The symposium will be held in the heart of Aerospace Valley, at Toulouse, well
      known for its significant role in Europe for aeronautics and space industry,
      research and education.
      Focusing on aerospace applications, the symposium will cover all aspects of
      the dynamics, navigation and control in space and aeronautics, spanning from
      research to industrial applications.
      It will include navigation, control and guidance of aircraft, helicopters,
      missiles, satellites and probes, ELV and RLV launchers and autonomous vehicles.
      Theory and applications, analysis and design methodology, advances in
      aerospace control are especially welcome, as well as forthcoming trends and
      future research projects.

      Topics
      Aircraft dynamics, control and guidance
      Helicopter dynamics, control and guidance
      UAV dynamics, control and navigation
      Spacecraft guidance navigation and control
      Launcher, RLV and ARV guidance and control
      Missile guidance, navigation and control
      Micro- and nano-aerospace vehicles
      Space robotics, including rovers
      Engine control
      Guidance and control theory
      Control algorithms implementation
      Flexible structure control
      Avionics and on-board equipments
      Flight dynamics identification
      Formation flying
      Health monitoring and diagnosis
      Decision making and autonomy
      Mission control and operations
      Sensor data fusion
      High accuracy pointing
      Aerospace student projects

      Calendar:
      Electronic submission begins: May 15, 2006
      Invited sessions proposals deadline: September 15, 2006
      Draft paper due: October 15, 2006
      Paper acceptance notification: February 15, 2007
      Final paper due: March 31, 2007

      Paper submission:
      Draft of papers must be written in English and submitted electronically on the
      paper management site, not later than October 15th, 2006. Until that date,
      modification of the paper data and uploaded PDF version will remain possible.
      The draft paper should not exceed 6 pages in two-column A4 layout required by
      Elsevier for the final paper format.
      To help authors to conform to the layout requirements, Elsevier provides a
      sample in Word (which is however not a document template) and the LaTeX class
      ifacmtg.cls is part of all recent (La)TeX distributions. If you do not find it
      on your computer, it is available on the Elsevier dedicated page or on CTAN.

      Invited sessions:
      Proposals for invited sessions must be submitted to the Symposium chairs until
      September 15, 2006. The following information should be provided:
      Invited session title and short topic description
      Title, authors, authors affiliations, short abstract for each of the
      4-6 foreseen invited papers.
      The papers of the selected invited sessions will follow the regular review
      procedure (draft paper submission before October 15), and will be identified
      by a specific code in the Symposium topics list.

      Author's & Editorial policy:
      Elsevier is the Publisher of IFAC, and detailed instructions for preparing the
      final manuscript are available on the dedicated site, which provides the
      Author's kit informations. Please be aware of the IFAC Copyright policy, which
      is recalled on the site.

      Oral and poster presentations:
      In order to allow the International Program Committee to build up a well
      balanced program which fits in the time-table constraints, authors will be
      asked to provide either an oral or a poster presentation. They will be
      informed when the final program is released.
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      2007 European Control Conference-Deadline Extension Panos Antsaklis - antsaklis.1@nd.edu

      European Control Conference (ECC'07)
      http://ecc07.ntua.gr/

      Call for Papers and Invited Sessions
      ECC'07 continues the tradition of the control conferences of the European
      Union Control Association (EUCA). Original high-quality papers dealing with
      the theory and practice of systems and control are invited for presentation.

      ECC'07 will be held on the island of Kos, Greece, from July 2 to 5, 2007.

      All submissions must be done electronically through the conference submission
      website (euca.papercept.net). Besides contributed papers and invited session
      papers, the conference will also include plenary and semiplenary papers and
      minitutorials. Please check the conference website for updated information
      regarding the acceptable format of submitted papers.

      DEADLINES
      Deadline for all submissions
      1 October 2006 EXTENDED TO Monday October 16
      Notification of acceptance/ non-acceptance
      1 February 2007
      Deadline for final manuscripts submission
      1 April 2007

      A. Contributed papers
      All papers submitted to ECC'07 must be in the form of regular papers written
      in English (standard 2 column IEEE conference format) and limited to eight
      pages. A short list of 3-5 keywords should be included. Short manuscripts less
      than six pages will not be considered. All submissions must be done
      electronically through the conference submission website (euca.papercept.net).

      B. Invited Sessions
      Proposals for invited sessions are welcomed. Each invited session consists of
      six papers dealing with several issues of a unified theme. The proposals
      should contain a summary statement describing the relevance and importance of
      the session, accompanied by the full text (6-8 pages) of each invited paper.
      Abstracts or manuscripts less than six pages will not be considered. Each
      paper in a proposed invited session will be first individually reviewed, and
      then the invited session will be evaluated as a whole. It is remarked that for
      maximal continuity of the program, the International Program Committee may
      remove a paper from an accepted invited session and replace it by a paper more
      suitable for the session. Similarly, accepted papers from rejected invited
      sessions may be accommodated into the regular program. All submissions must be
      done electronically through the conference submission website
      (euca.papercept.net). The submission of invited sessions should be made
      according to the following three steps:

      1. The Organizer must submit an electronic version (pdf) of the session.
      Papercept returns an acknowledgement with an alphanumeric code for the
      proposed session.
      2. The Organizer notifies the Contributing Authors of their individual
      session code.
      3. The corresponding author of each paper submits the paper online (pdf
      format) as an invited paper using the corresponding code. Without the invited
      session code the paper will be considered for the normal program.
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      2007 International Conference on Control and Automation Jianliang Wang - ejlwang@ntu.edu.sg

      The 6th International Conference on Control and Automation (ICCA2007) 30
      May