April 22, 2017

Tutorial Sessions

On behalf of our Operating Committee, I wish to extend an earnest invitation to all with an interest in the Theory and Practice of Control Systems; both educators and practitioners. Please join us for one of the world’s largest annual gatherings of Control Professionals: the American Control Conference that will take place in Denver, CO, July 1-3, 2020. We hope you’ll kindly consider sharing your unique knowledge, skills and experience with others in the controls community.

Control Systems often serve as the key, essential technology in real world products and processes. Unless industry and academia have an opportunity to connect, gaps between theory and practice can deepen. Most people attending ACC have a common interest: to learn how others have used control methods to solve their problems, and to discover how they might leverage these methods to solve problems they themselves have to manage. ACC offers an excellent interactive atmosphere to discover the latest advances in control systems theory and applications. At ACC experiences and ideas are shared as you’ll network, in person, with the world’s best in controls.

As the VC of Industry and Applications I’m specifically seeking individuals interested in organizing and leading Tutorial Sessions. These Sessions serve as a forum to help bridge these gaps between theory and practice. There are benefits for educators who’ll discover new, authentic applications that they can share with their students and consider as potential research areas. Practitioners will benefit by learning both established and new methodologies academia has to offer. As an Organizer in either camp, you pick the subject and lead your session by presenting a main, 1 hour tutorial. You’ll recruit several other speakers to present shorter talks, to support specific areas within the subject. In conclusion your tutorial will be archived as part of the published proceedings.

But if leading a tutorial session isn’t what you’re particularly interested in I still encourage you to visit our website and consider other possible avenues of participation including teaching a workshop, having your organization sponsor an exhibits booth, or simply submitting a regular paper.

Proposals for Tutorial Sessions, applications are due September 2019. I encourage you to start planning, contacting others to participate. I truly hope you will decide to join us.


Vice Chair for Industry & Applications
Mike Borrello
Philips Respironics



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