September 2008

Table Of Contents

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

  • Personal

    Eduardo Misawa's New Affiliation Eduardo Misawa -

    I have left Oklahoma State University and joined the U.S. National
    Science Foundation. My new professional coordinates are:

    Eduardo A. Misawa, Ph.D.
    National Science Foundation
    4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 527
    Arlington, VA 22230

    Phone: 703-292-5353 :: Fax: 703-292-9053

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    Awards and Honors

    2009 AACC Awards Nominations Pradeep Misra -

    2009 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 2009 are now being solicited. The awards
    consist of a certificate and an honorarium, and they will be presented at
    the Awards Ceremony during the 2009 ACC to be held in St Louis, MO.

    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 => Awards)
    by Nov. 1, 208.

    ****Nomination Forms**** may be downloaded from by following the
    Awards link on

    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

    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

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

    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize - Deadline
    November 1, 2008

    SIAM will award the W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize at the 2009 SIAM Annual
    Meeting to be held July 6-10, 2009, in Denver, Colorado.

    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 H. T. Banks wishes to
    stress the breadth of the eligible fields.

    Description of the Award

    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 and will
    be reimbursed for travel expenses to attend the meeting to accept the
    award and deliver the lecture.


    A letter of nomination, including a description of achievement(s), should
    be sent to the address below, preferably by e-mail. Nominations must
    be received in the SIAM office by NOVEMBER 1, 2008.

    W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize
    Selection Committee
    Professor H. T. Banks, Chair
    c/o J. M. Littleton
    3600 Market Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

    Telephone: +1-215-382-9800 ext. 303
    Fax: +1-215-386-7999

    Inquiries should be addressed to J. M. Littleton at
    Calls for nominations for 2009 SIAM prizes can be found at


    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - SIAG/CST Prize - Deadline November 15

    The SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory Prize (SIAG/CST
    Prize) will be awarded at the SIAM Conference on Control and Its
    Applications (CT09) to be held jointly with the SIAM Annual Meeting, July
    6-8, 2009, in Denver, Colorado.

    The SIAG/CST Prize, established in 1997, is awarded every two years to
    a junior researcher for outstanding research contributions, as
    determined by the prize committee, to mathematical control or systems
    theory. The contributions must be contained in a paper or papers
    published in English in peer-reviewed journals.


    The awardee's work must be a significant research contribution to the
    mathematical theory of systems and control, as commonly defined in the
    mathematical and engineering literature. At least one of the papers
    containing this work must be published in English in a peer-reviewed
    journal bearing a publication date within the eligibility period and such
    that at least one of the following two requirements is met at the
    publication date: either (1) the author is not more than 35 years old, or
    (2) not more than six years have elapsed since the author received a
    Ph.D. or equivalent degree. The eligibility period is the three calendar
    years prior to the year of the award, that is, for the 2009 award, January
    1, 2006, through December 31, 2008.

    Description of Award

    The award will consist of a plaque and a certificate containing the
    citation. An invitation will be extended to the prize recipient to attend
    the award ceremony to receive the award and to present the paper. The
    recipient will be reimbursed for travel expenses to attend the meeting.


    A letter of nomination, including citation of paper(s), should be sent,
    preferably via e-mail, by NOVEMBER 15, 2008 to:

    Dr. Fariba Fahroo
    Chair, SIAG/CST Prize
    Selection Committee
    c/o J. M. Littleton
    3600 Market Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

    Telephone: +1-215-382-9800 ext. 303
    Fax: +1-215-386-7999

    Inquiries should be addressed to J. M. Littleton at
    Calls for nominations for 2009 SIAM prizes can be found at

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    21st Chinese Control and Decision Conference (2009 CCDC) Changyun Wen -

    21st Chinese Control and Decision Conference (2009 CCDC)

    17 - 19 June 2009, Guilin, China

    -Northeastern University, China
    -IEEE Industrial Electronics (IE) Chapter, Singapore

    Local Organiser
    Guilin University of Electronic Technology

    Technical Co-Sponsors:
    -IEEE Control Systems Society
    -IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
    -Automatic Control Society, Chinese Association of Aeronautics
    -Application Society, Chinese Association of Automation
    -Simulation Methods and Modeling Society, Chinese Association for System
    -Intelligent Control & Management Society, Chinese Association for Artificial

    Chinese Control and Decision Conference (CCDC) is an annual international
    conference. The 2009 Chinese Control and Decision Conference (2009 CCDC) is
    the 21st of the series and will be held in Guilin, China from 17 to 19 June
    2009. The conference covers both theory and applications in all the areas of
    systems, control and decision. In addition to the technical sessions, KEYNOTE
    ADDRESSES on the State-of-the-Art in these areas will be delivered by

    * Professor Tamer Basar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    * Professor Richard H. Middleton, National University of Ireland Maynooth
    * Professor Gang George Yin, Wayne State University

    The Proceedings of 2009 CCDC will be included in the IEEE Xplore database and
    indexed by Ei Compendex.

    Important Dates:
    Deadline for Full Paper submission 30 November 2008
    Notification of Acceptance 28
    February 2009
    Deadline for Camera Ready Manuscript Submission 15 April 2009
    Deadline for Authors