American Automatic Control Council


The mission of the AACC is to promote cooperation among the various segments of the automatic control profession within the US, and to represent the US in international activities.

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Explore the History

Prior to World War II, control activity in the United States was mostly in the design of electronic feedback amplifiers and in chemical process control where the PID controller was king.

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Learn about AACC

The American Automatic Control Council (AACC) is an association of the control systems divisions of nine 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.

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Our Resources

View AACC’s Resources to see Plenary Lectures and Videos that reveal automation.

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Upcoming Events


  • Control Engineering Practice Award


    The Control Engineering Practice Award is given to one individual or one team to be selected from those nominated for significant contribution to the advancement of control practice.

  • Donald P. Eckman Award


    The Eckman Award recognizes an outstanding young engineer in the field of automatic control.

  • O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award


    The O. Hugo Schuck Award recognizes up to one application paper and one theory paper that was published in the ACC conference proceedings and presented at the previous ACC by the author.

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