You are here

About AACC

The American Automatic Control Council (AACC) is an association of the control systems divisions of eight member societies to represent the United States (U.S.) to the world control community and to support the mission of the individual member societies in enhancing the role and contributions of automation to the benefit of humankind.

The AACC hosts the annual, 3-day, interdisciplinary American Control Conference (ACC) with about 1,100 participants and over 900 refereed papers. The ACC is an internationally recognized quality venue for dissemination of ideas, methodology, networking for leaders within academe, research labs, and industry. Additionally, the AACC provides annual awards to recognize and honor individuals who have made substantial contributions to both control theory and practice, supports control education from K-12 through post graduate studies, and provides delegates from the U.S. to the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). At any one time there are about 200 individual volunteers working to make AACC and ACC events successful, providing them opportunities for personal and professional development and recognition.

Activities of the AACC are governed by a Board of Directors. Each director is a delegate from and appointed by each member society. Daily activities of the AACC are executed by 5 AACC officers, reporting to the Board. Operating committees for the conferences, awards committees, etc. report to the officers. All directors, officers, and committee members are volunteers.

AIAA Logo American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) (See also AIAA Guidance Navigation and Control Technical Committee.)
AIChE Logo American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
ASCE Logo American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
ASME Logo American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) (See also ASME Dynamic System and Control Division.)
IEEE Logo Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) (See also IEEE Control Systems Society.)
ISA Logo International Society of Automation (ISA)
SCS Logo Society for Computer Simulation (SCS)
SIAM Logo Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)(See also SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory)

The AACC is the US National Member Organization of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC).

The main technical activity of the AACC is to sponsor, organize and run the annual "American Control Conference" (ACC). The ACC is usually held during the month of June, and occasionally in May or July.

The AACC publishes individual news articles on the website.  Please contact the News Editor, John Hedengren at john_hedengren@byu.edu, for announcement of relevant events.