The Planning Committee shall study the aims, activities, policies, and structure of AACC on a long-range basis. It shall originate, receive, study, and evaluate suggestions submitted for improved operations and new activities, and shall present its recommendations to the Board of Directors. Constitution and By-Laws Committee The Constitution and By-Laws Committee shall study all proposals for changes to the Constitution and By-Laws and shall make recommendations to the Board of Directors as appropriate. This committee will advise the Officers and Directors concerning compliance with the Constitution and By-Laws.
The Admissions Committee shall develop and maintain procedures for orderly consideration of candidates for all classes of membership within AACC. It shall receive, review, and make recommendations on all applications for membership and will submit to the Board of Directors a report on each application. The Committee membership shall consist of Directors or Alternates who are serving or have served in the past.
The Finance Committee shall study and evaluate the fiscal management of AACC and make recommendations for fund raising methods and dues level. It shall assist the Treasurer in the annual budget preparation. The Committee membership shall consist of current Directors or Alternates, plus the Treasurer.
The Nominating Committee shall prepare nominations for all elective AACC offices. The committee membership shall consist of past Presidents and others selected by the President to ensure representation by all Sponsoring Member Societies.
International Relations Committee
The International Relations Committee shall study and evaluate the relationship of AACC with IFAC and other foreign and international organizations, and make appropriate recommendations to the Board of Directors. It shall advise the AACC Technical Committee chairmen in their day-to-day contacts with IFAC. The committee shall prepare and keep up-to-date the AACC International Activities Guide.
The Awards Committee shall study and recommend the establishment of prizes, awards, and fellowships to be granted by AACC for meritorious contribution to the advancement of the art and science of Automatic Control, for outstanding paper presentations at conferences, for service to the profession, or for memorials. The Awards Committee shall administer the various Award programs as provided in Article VII.
Technical Meetings Committee
The Technical Meetings Committee shall have the following responsibilities. Review the AACC guidelines for technical meetings annually and recommend whatever modifications are necessary to the Board of Directors. These changes become AACC guidelines when approved by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. Monitor AACC sponsored technical meetings (the ACC and IFAC technical meetings in the U.S.A.) for compliance with AACC guidelines. Review the financial reports of all AACC sponsored technical meetings.
The Education Committee considers K-12, university, and continuing professional education; and seeks to improve methodologies for education effectiveness and information access. It also seeks to inform the general public about the importance of systems and control technology and its cross disciplinary nature. It programs workshops for outreach, sessions to engage instructors at all levels, and liaison with other societies. Link to http://www.math.ku.edu/ksacg/AACC/tce.html to see recent activities.
The Workshop Committee guides the development of half-day and full-day training workshops usually held in the two days prior to the ACC. Contrasting the research presentations of the conference, workshops are a classroom setting, often with hands-on software exercises, for continuing professional development of the attendees. Topics are selected to be attractive to, and to enhance skills of those in both the practice and academic sectors of control and automation.