September 2007

Table Of Contents

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

  • Awards and Honors

    Jacques Richalet receives the Nordic Process Control Award Sigurd Skogestad -

    The Nordic Process Control Award is awarded for lasting and significant
    contributions to the field of process control. The ninth recipient of
    this award is Dr. Jacques Richalet from France who is widely regarded
    as the "grandfather" of model predictive control.

    The award was presented to Dr. Richalet on August 23, 2007 during
    the 14th Nordic Process Control Workshop held in Espoo, Finland. The
    title of his inspiring award lecture was "Origin and industrial application of
    predictive control". His first industrial application of model predictive
    control was in 1973. He mentioned that it took 3 years to get his classic
    paper on MPC published, and when it was it was finally published in Automatica
    in 1978, this was apparently against the advice of the majority of the reviewers.

    The previous recipients of this award are Howard H. Rosenbrock (1995),
    Karl Johan Astrom (1997), F. Greg Shinskey (1998), Jens G. Balchen (2000),
    Charles Cutler (2001), Roger Sargent (2003), Ernst Gilles (2004) and Manfred
    Morari (2006). The award is awarded by the Nordic Working Group on Process
    Control. For more information about the award lecture and the working group

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    2008 AACC Award Nominations due NOVERMBER 1, 2007 Pradeep Misra -

    2008 AACC Award Nominations due NOVERMBER 1, 2007

    Submission site:
    Further information & nominations forms;

    Nominations for the five AACC (American Automatic Control Council) awards to
    be presented in 2008 are now being solicited. The awards consist of
    acertificate and an honorarium, and they will be presented at the Awards
    Luncheon during the 2008 ACC to be held in Seattle, WA.

    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 by Nov. 1, 2007.

    ****Nomination Forms**** may be downloaded from

    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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    SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (IS08) Kirsten Wilden -

    SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (IS08)
    July 7-9, 2008
    Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, California

    Current developments in the technology of imaging have led to an explosive
    growth in the interdisciplinary field of imaging science. With the advent of
    new devices capable of seeing objects and structures not previously imagined,
    the reach of science and medicine has been extended in a multitude of
    different ways. The impact of this technology has been to generate new
    challenges associated with the problems of formation, acquisition,
    compression, transmission, and analysis of
    images. By their very nature, these challenges cut across the disciplines of
    physics, engineering, mathematics, biology, medicine, and statistics. While
    the primary purpose of this conference is to focus on mathematical issues, the
    biomedical aspects of imaging will also play an important role.

    Submission Deadlines:
    January 7, 2008: Minisymposium proposals
    January 21, 2008: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers

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    CFP: IASTED International Conference on Control and Applications (CA 2008) Nadia Leamy -

    IASTED International Conference on Control and Applications (CA 2008)
    May 26- 28, 2008
    Quebec City, Canada

    Submissions due January 15, 2008
    Notification February 15, 2008
    Camera-ready manuscripts due April 1, 2008
    Registration Deadline April 8, 2008

    The 10th IASTED International Conference on Control and Applications (CA 2008)
    will be a major forum for international researchers and practitioners
    interested in all areas of control and applications. It will be an opportunity
    to present and observe the latest research, results, and ideas in these areas.
    All papers submitted to this conference will be double blind evaluated by at
    least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and

    CA 2008 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International
    Conferences on: Modelling and Simulation (MS 2008)
    Wireless and Optical Communications (WOC 2008)

    SCOPE: Topics will include, but are not limited to:
    Control Theory; Stability; Linear Control; Non-Linear Control; Optimization;
    Identification and Estimation; Intelligent Control; Adaptive Control;
    Predictive Control; Fuzzy Control; Control using Neural Networks; Genetic
    Algorithms; Process Control; Re-Configurable Control Systems; Stochastic
    Control; Robust Control; Variable Structure Control; Virtual Reality in
    Control; Robotics; Real Time Systems; Fault Detection; Modelling and
    Simulation; Control Education; Discrete Events and Hybrid Systems;
    Mechatronics; Bio-Engineering; Environmental Systems; Vehicles and
    Transportation Systems; Power Systems Applications; Control of Distributed
    Parameter Systems; UAV/UGV/UUV Control; Cooperative Control Systems; Decision;
    Digital Control; Heuristics in Control Applications

    For more information, please contact:
    IASTED Secretariat