September 2005

Table Of Contents

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

    • Personal

      Change of Address: Daniel Saffer Daniel Saffer -

      Daniel R Saffer II, Ph.D.
      Staff Engineer / Process Control Engineer
      Manufacturing Systems and Technology
      Alcoa Technology Center
      100 Technical Drive
      Alcoa Center, PA 15069-0001

      Tel: 724-337-1965
      Fax: 724-337-2809
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      New Address for Chang-Hee Won Chang-Hee Won -

      Effective immediately my new contact details are as follows.

      Chang-Hee Won, Ph. D.
      Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
      Temple University
      1947 North 12th Street
      Philadelphia, PA 19122
      Phone: (215) 204-6158 Fax: (215) 204-5960

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      New Address for Wei Ren Wei Ren -

      Since August 1, 2005, I have joined Utah State University. My new
      information is

      Wei Ren, Assistant Professor
      Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
      Utah State University, 4160 Old Main Hill
      Logan, UT 84322, USA

      Voice: 435-797-2831, Fax: 435-797-3054

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      2006 American Control Conference - Call for Papers Eduardo Misawa -

      The 2006 American Control Conference (ACC) will be held Wednesday
      through Friday, June 14-16, 2006 at the Hilton Minneapolis in
      Minneapolis, Minnesota USA. The ACC is held in cooperation with IFAC
      provides an opportunity for cooperation among people working in the
      fields of control, automation, and related areas from AIAA, AIChE, AIST,
      ASCE, ASME, IEEE, ISA, and SCS societies. The technical program will
      cover topics that include control theory, industrial applications, and
      control education. These topics will be presented in technical,
      special, interactive, and tutorial sessions and pre-conference
      workshops (June 12 and 13). For more information on special and
      interactive sessions, contact Michael Piovoso at; for
      applications, contact Wendy Foslien at; for
      workshops, contact Danny Abramowitch at; and
      for invited
      sessions, contact Mark Balas as For complete
      information about the conference visit


      All papers submitted to the ACC for review must be prepared in the
      standard 2-column Proceedings format. See the Author's Kit at the
      conference web site for Word and LaTex style files. For the purposes of
      review, regular and invited papers are limited to 8 pages and short
      papers to 3 pages. Papers exceeding these limits will NOT be reviewed.
      All papers will be submitted through the IEEE Control Systems Society
      submission website (

      Deadline for all submissions and proposals: September 15, 2005
      Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: January 31, 2006
      Final manuscript submission deadline: March 15, 2006
      Author registration fee deadline: March 15, 2006

      Eduardo Misawa, Oklahoma State University,
      Karlene A. Hoo, Texas Tech University,

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      2006 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control Jagannathan Sarangapani -

      2006 IEEE International Conference on Networking,
      Sensing and Control, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA,
      April 23-25, 2006. or

      Sponsored by the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society.

      The 2006 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and
      Control will
      be held in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, from April 23 to April 25, 2006. The
      technologies in networking, sensing and control have been playing
      roles in our modern civilization and expected to stay as main characters
      the future. The conference intends to bring together all researchers and
      developers in these fields all around the world to share their research
      results, to exchange ideas and to explore possible collaborations in
      and in industry. The main theme of this year's conference is Energy-
      Networking and Systems. The area of Energy-Efficient Networking and
      Systems is
      a fusion of a number of research areas in networking, sensing, energy,
      artificial intelligence, operation research, and control theory. A system
      engineering approach is required to address new problems of this
      and promising area. This conference will provide a remarkable
      opportunity for
      the academic and industrial community to address new challenges and
      solutions, and discuss research directions for the future. It will feature
      plenary speeches from academia, NSF or DARPA, and industry, industrial
      sessions, funding agency panel sessions, poster sessions, and
      sessions. In particular, we would like to encourage more participation
      the worldwide related community and promote more their related
      activities in
      this unique conference.

      Important Dates:
      Paper submission deadline September 15, 2005
      Notification of acceptance November 15, 2005
      Camera-ready copy due December 15, 2005

      General Chair: MengChu Zhou, or

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      2006 International Conference on Dynamics, Instrumentation and Control Chun-Yi Su -

      The 2006 International Conference on Dynamics, Instrumentation and
      CDIC06, will be held on August 13-16, 2006, Queretaro, Mexico. The
      offers a unique platform for scientists, engineers and practitioners
      throughout the world to present and share their most recent research
      innovative ideas in the areas of dynamics, instrumentation, and control.
      complete information about the conference visit


      Prospective authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of 800-
      words in English, including paper title, author names, addresses,
      affiliations, name of the presenter, postal mail and E-mail addresses of
      corresponding author and telephone/facsimile numbers. All accepted
      would be published on a Conference CD-ROM. Selected papers will be
      in a limited-edition hardcover book by World Scientific Publishing Co.
      consult conference website for instructions for preparing the manuscript.

      Paper submission by email to:


      Submission of extended abstract : January 16, 2006
      Notification of Acceptance : March 10, 2006
      Submission of Manuscript : April 15, 2006
      Conference: : August 13-
      16, 2006
      Official Web Site:

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      Deadline extension for ADCHEM 2006 paper submission Frank Doyle -

      Second Announcement and Deadline Extension
      IFAC International Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical
      April 2-5, 2006 -- Gramado, Brazil

      NEW EXTENDED Paper Deadline: September 30, 2005

      The ADCHEM 2006 conference will be held on April 2-5, 2006 in Gramado,
      Brazil. Organized under the auspices of International Federation of
      Automatic Control (IFAC), ADCHEM (International Symposium on
      Control of Chemical Processes) is a continuing series of international
      conferences held most recently in Hong Kong (2003), Pisa, Italy (2000),
      Banff, Canada (1997), Kyoto, Japan (1994), and Toulouse, France
      These meetings focus on advances in methods for control and modeling
      for all
      types of chemical processes and are part of a three year rotation of IFAC
      meetings in process control, which also include the IFAC DYCOPS
      series (most recently held in Boston, 2004 and Korea, 2001) and the
      World Congress.

      For the upcoming ADCHEM conference, contributed papers will be
      considered in
      all areas of advanced control for process systems. Organized contributed
      sessions are also encouraged, and the organizer should contact the co-
      of the respective area:

      Modeling and Identification [co-chair: Mayuresh Kothare]
      Model Based Control [co-chair: Martin Guay]
      Optimization and Scheduling [co-chair: Stratos Pistikopoulos]
      Process and Control Monitoring [co-chair: Dale Seborg]
      Batch Process Modeling and Control [co-chair: Richard Braatz]
      Process Control Applications [co-chair: Robert Parker]

      Important dates:

      Sept. 30, 2005 --- Submission of full paper (Note: NEW DEADLINE)
      Nov. 20, 2005 --- Notification of acceptance
      Jan. 13, 2006 --- Submission of final paper in camera ready form
      Jan. 13, 2006 --- Early registration deadline

      Student registration --- $200 (early) / $250 (regular)
      Professional registration --- $400 (early) / $500 (regular)

      Organizing Chair:
      Professor Jorge Otavio Trierweiler
      Department of Chemical Engineering
      Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
      Rua Luiz Englert s/n, Campus Central
      CEP. 90040-040
      Porto Alegre, Brazil
      Tel: +55 51 3316-4072
      Fax: +55 51 3316-3277

      International Program Committee Chair:
      Prof. Francis J. Doyle III
      Department of Chemical Engineering
      University of California, Santa Barbara
      Santa Barbara, CA 93106
      Tel: +1-805-893-8133
      FAX: +1-805-893-4731

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      IFAC ROCOND 06: Deadline Extension Didier Henrion -

      Submission deadline extension for the
      Toulouse, France, July 5-7, 2006

      The deadline for paper and invited session submission
      is postponed to September 19, 2005. For more information
      please see

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      IROS06 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems Jindong Tan -

      The 2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and
      (IROS) will be held at the International Convention Center, Beijing, China
      from October 9 to 14, 2006. The conference theme is