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AACC is an association of the control-related (automation, systems, instrumentation) portions of member societies. Presently there are eight AACC members, namely 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 Computer Simulation), and SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics).
The 2013 American Control Conference will be held Monday through Wednesday, June 17 - 19, at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, which is located within blocks of the White House, the US Capitol building, the National Mall, the Smithsonian Institution, as well as an extensive restaurant district.
GLOBAL CONCERNS (June 2012)
Transition and Acknowledgement
You are seeing a new face and a new pen here, writing this column, which has been the responsibility of the IFAC Council member from the US. For the last six years (two terms, the maximum possible length of service on the Council by the IFAC Constitution), Abe Haddad has served on the Council, and written these columns---bringing information to the American Control Community from the body of which AACC is a founding member and the US National Member Organization (NMO). Abe’s six year term ended at the IFAC Congress in Milan (in September 2011), and I was elected (at the same Congress) as a new member of the Council, for a three-year term. I am pleased to correspond with you through this column in AACC’s electronic Newsletter, and I plan to communicate to you important happenings at IFAC, particularly as they impact the American Control Community. Before I roll up my sleeves to get to the task, I want to thank Abe Haddad for serving on the IFAC Council for the last six years and acknowledge his much appreciated contributions to the American Control Community through the “Global Concerns” column and through his active participation in AACC meetings. Abe will continue to be involved with IFAC in his new capacity as IFAC Advisor.