Recent News Items

After selection by the Steering Committee and approval by the Board of Directors, AACC is pleased to announce that Douglas A. Lawrence will be the General Chair for the 2019 ACC, and Santosh Devasia for the 2020 ACC.   

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

From automotive systems to biomedical devices to communication networks … to zinc coating – and much else in between!  The Impact of Control Technology, 2nd Edition, can be accessed at

Friday, January 30, 2015

The 2015 ACC will be held at the Hilton Palmer House, Chicago, July 1-3 2014, with workshops on June 29&30.  Richard D. Braatz, General Chair, reports 1654 total submissions, including 57 invited sessions and 8 tutorial sessions.  Sixteen workshops and 8 special sessions were accepted. The technical program is being finalized.  Plans are underway for a High School Student and Teacher workshop on control.  For more information, visit the conference site at

Friday, January 30, 2015

President's Message

Photo of President - Tariq Samad

Welcome to the American Automatic Control Council (AACC, aka A2C2)!  AACC is an umbrella organization encompassing the groups and individuals of member societies with an interest in control science and engineering.  At present AACC has eight member societies:  AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics), AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers), ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers), ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), ISA (International Society of Automation), SCS (Society for Modeling & Simulation International), and SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics).  As is evident from the diversity of these organizations, the existence of AACC is an endorsement of the fact that control, both in its theory and its applications, transcends traditional engineering disciplines.  In the U.S., AACC is the leading organization responsible for pursuing these cross-disciplinary connections and collaborations for broad-based societal impact.