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.
The AACC hosts the annual, 3-day, interdisciplinary American Control Conference (ACC) with about 1600 participants and over 1100 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.
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 news articles and announcements in the American Automatic Control Council LinkedIn group.