The 2015 American Control Conference, July 1–3, Chicago, IL

Sponsoring Organizations

Exhibits & Sponsors

Gold Sponsors


Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing operates the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. Boeing has customers in more than 90 countries around the world and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales.

Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 187,000 employees and 62 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit

GE Global Research

GE Global Research is the world's most diverse industrial research lab, with researchers working in every major technical discipline at our state-of-the-art centers around the world. Our scientists support all of GE's businesses, developing technologies for such industries as aviation, energy, healthcare, software and transportation. GE Global Research is headquartered in Niskayuna, New York and has four other multidisciplinary facilities in Bangalore - India, Shanghai - China, Munich - Germany, and Rio de Janeiro -  Brazil. The Electrical Technologies & Systems organization has deep domain expertise in the electrical realm, ranging from nanofabrication, semiconductors, ASICS, microelectromechanical and microfluidic systems, sensors, and electronic devices, to electronics packaging, signal electronics, controls and automation systems, communications, electronic power conversion, rotating electrical machines and electrical power systems. The team supports a broad range of exciting applications for GE's businesses including wind and solar power generation, optimization of conventional power generation, Smart Grid technologies, electric drives and subsea power distribution for oil and gas applications, aircraft engine controls, aircraft power distribution, traction drives and controls for locomotives, and MRI, X-ray, CT, PET and ultrasound imaging for healthcare applications, to name a few.


Honeywell invents and manufactures technologies to address some of the world's toughest challenges initiated by revolutionary macrotrends in science, technology and society. A Fortune 100 company, we create solutions to improve the quality of life of people around the globe: generating clean, healthy energy - and using it more efficiently. Increasing our safety and security. Enabling people around the world to connect, communicate, and collaborate. And equipping our customers to be even more productive. With more than 127,000 employees worldwide, including more than 22,000 engineers and scientists, we have an unrelenting commitment to quality and delivering results in everything we make and do.


The MATLAB and Simulink product families are fundamental computational tools at the world's educational institutions. Adopted by more than 5000 universities and colleges, MathWorks products accelerate the pace of learning, teaching, and research in engineering and science. MathWorks products also help prepare students for careers in industry worldwide, where the tools are widely used for collaborative new product development.

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory (MERL), located in Cambridge, MA, is the North American R&D organization for Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, a $38B global manufacturer of electrical products including elevator and escalators, HVAC systems, electrical power systems, satellites, factory automation equipment, automotive electronics and visual information systems. Controls researchers at MERL collaborate with corporate R&D laboratories, business units in Japan and academic partners around the world to develop new control algorithms and control technologies that extend the performance envelope of these systems.


Quanser is the world leader in control systems plants for research and education. Quanser devices are renowned for their modular, open-architecture design, performance, and robust quality. With an extensive range of products covering a wide range of motion types and application fields, Quanser systems provides the ideal platform to validate control algorithms and research. Key application areas include haptics, serial robotics, and autonomous robotics. Quanser systems are fully integrated with industry-leading software platforms including, LabVIEW™ and MATLAB/Simulink®. Quanser customers include over 2500 universities and colleges worldwide.

Silver Sponsors


Adaptics, Inc, develops and licenses state-of-the-art software for modeling complex dynamic systems from empirical data. This was achieved for linear time-invariant systems with unknown feedback in 1992, using powerful statistical methods for selection of the model state order. This automated model identification has been used in automated adaptation to changing systems for adaptive control in aircraft wing flutter, controlling for changes and failures in pulp and paper cogeneration boilers, for modeling, control, and failure detection in numerous chemical processes, and numerous other applications. Recently these methods have been extended to time and parameter varying systems, e.g., developing a single model of aircraft wing flutter over a complete operating region of various speed and altitude combinations from data collected at only a few such operating point combinations. Such methods have been further refined to include general polynomial bilinear multivariable systems that are universal approximators of nonlinear systems with continuous input/output maps. These systems include nonlinear chemical processes, high angle-of-attack aero- and hydrodynamics , rotocraft and turbine engines, automotive engines over operating condition changes of engine speed, fuel flow, and torque. Stop by our exhibit to discuss your current challenges and opportunities in modeling, diagnosing, and controlling complex systems from empirical data.


Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,300 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA, and operates more than 40 offices throughout 22 countries. Today, Altair serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments. To learn more, please visit Altair’s VisSim is a graphical language for simulation and model-based embedded development. VisSim is unique in its ability to generate highly efficient, high sample rate, low jitter target executables. To learn more, please visit


dSPACE is the world's leading provider of hardware and software tools for developing and testing sophisticated electronic control systems. For over 25 years, dSPACE's high-quality, off-the-shelf software and hardware tools have empowered engineers to design and innovate, while dramatically reducing development times and cost. Within the academic and research and development area, dSPACE products support numerous technology development applications. Some recent projects include: high-speed robots, electric vehicles, intelligent-flying systems, satellites, steam turbines and active suspension systems, to name a few. dSPACE offers universities and research institutes flexible systems with all the options needed for the model-based development of mechatronic controls.  dSPACE has put together attractive product packages, called ACE Kits, for universities. ACE Kits consist of real-time development systems that enable testing of even the most complex control systems in real time. All kits include software for seamlessly integrating the modeling tools MATLAB® and Simulink, and for operating the real-time hardware. ACE Kits are priced attractively for academic institutions.  Through its headquarters in Paderborn, Germany, as well as its global network of project centers, subsidiaries (including Wixom, MI, USA) and distributors, dSPACE and its staff of 1000+ support new technologies all over the world.


Eaton is a power management company with 2014 sales of $22.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical products, systems and services for power quality, distribution and control, power transmission, lighting and wiring products; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulic and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit


A leading provider of science and health information, Elsevier partners with experts around the globe to develop world-class content, delivering it in ways that fuel discovery, drive innovation and improve health care. Our global community comprises over 7,000 journal editors, 70,000 editorial board members, 300,000 reviewers and 600,000 authors. They are scientists and clinicians; authors and editors, professors and students; information professionals and decision makers. We are a global company headquartered in Amsterdam, employing more than 7,000 people in 24 countries. Elsevier's roots are in journal and book publishing, where we have fostered the peer-review process for more than 130 years. Today we are driving innovation by delivering authoritative content with cutting-edge technology, allowing our customers to find the answers they need quickly. Among our web-based digital solutions are ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence, and ClinicalKey. Elsevier publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 33,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

International Journal of Automation and Computing (IJAC)

IJAC is published by Springer, sponsored jointly by Institute of Automation, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Automation and Computing Society in the United Kingdom. For the purpose of automation and with computing as the means, IJAC publishes papers on original theoretical and experimental research and development in automation and computing. Topics mainly include Automatic Control, Computer Science, Pattern Recognition, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, etc. More papers information can be found at and More than 20 Special Issues published on IJAC can be found at IJAC has been indexed by EI, Inspec, Scopus, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, Abstracts Journal, VINITI, ACM Digital Library, Gale - Academic OneFile, Summon by Serial Solutions, SCImago, OCLC, Chinese Science Citation Database (CSCD), Cabell’s Directory, etc. IJAC is an active, international, and professional journal. Welcome your submission!

The Journal of the Franklin Institute

The Journal of The Franklin Institute has an established reputation for publishing high-quality papers in the field of engineering and applied mathematics.  Its current focus is on communications, signal processing, control systems, and their applications.

Plexim, Inc.

Plexim is a global leader in simulation software for power electronic systems and controls. Our software, PLECS, enables customers to speed product development and innovation by reducing design time and cost. Our leadership is based on the latest software technologies and simulation algorithms combined with pioneering concepts for modeling. By carefully listening to engineering experts, we offer new solutions for our customers' needs, today and tomorrow. Since 2002, our software is the industry standard for power electronics and controls simulation across various industries. Typical applications are renewable energy, automotive, aerospace, industrial and traction drives, and power supplies. With offices in the U.S. and Switzerland, and the support of local representatives worldwide, we are always close to our customers. PLECS electrical engineering software is a simulation package for designing multi-physical domain power conversion systems and their associated controls. PLECS supports the realization of any analog or digital control scheme. It yields robust and fast results. PLECS Blockset works in the MATLAB/Simulink environment while PLECS Standalone is an independent solution. Plexim also now offers a processor-in-the-loop (PIL) tool for developing and testing embedded controls.


Visit the SIAM booth to check out our newest books: Stability, Control, and Computation for Time-Delay Systems: An Eigenvalue-Based Approach, Second Edition, the newest title in the Advances in Design and Control series; two titles in Spotlights, SIAM’s newest series: Preconditioning and the Conjugate Gradient Method in the Context of Solving PDEs by Málek and Strakos and Active Subspaces: Ideas for Dimension Reduction in Parameter Studies by Paul G. Constantine; and other popular titles such as Uncertainty Quantification: Theory, Implementation, and Applications by Ralph C. Smith and From Vector Spaces to Function Spaces: Introduction to Functional Analysis with Applications by Yutaka Yamamoto.


Looking to publish your research? Discover Springer’s print and electronic publication services, including Open Access! Get high-quality review, maximum readership and rapid distribution. Visit our booth or You can also browse key titles in your field and buy (e)books at discount prices. Visit our booth or With Springer you are in good company.

CRC Press / Taylor & Francis Group / Cogent OA

Taylor & Francis group/CRC Press is a leading global publisher of technical and academic book s and journals which now includes Cogent OA, the latest imprint specialising in open access publishing. T&F publishes more than 1,500 journals and around 1,800 new books each year, with a books backlist in excess of 20,000 specialist titles; Cogent OA publishes a series of broad scope online journals, including Cogent Engineering – an open access mega journal of peer-reviewed research. Visit our booth to review key books and journals in Systems, Control and Automation and receive 20-50% off on conference specials and complimentary journal sample copies. Talk to us about being an Author!

United Technologies Research Center

United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) delivers the world's most advanced technologies, innovative thinking, and disciplined research to customers that are industry leaders in aerospace propulsion, building infrastructure and services, heating and air conditioning, and fire and security systems. These customers include all the business units of United Technologies as well as government agencies and independent organizations. In addition, UTRC partners with leading universities and centers of excellence across the globe to advance the standards of state-of-the-art.


Wiley is the leading society publisher. Our scientific, technical, medical and scholarly business publishes on behalf of more societies and membership associations than anybody else, and offers libraries and individuals 1250 online journals, thousands of books and e-books, reviews, reference works, databases, and more.

Bronze Sponsors




Sponsorship Opportunities

ACC 2015 cordially invites your organization to participate as a sponsor and exhibitor. The ACC typically attracts 1200+ attendees comprising an international group of researchers, engineers, scientists, and educators, making the venue an excellent opportunity for promoting your publications, products, and services.

There are three levels of sponsorhip available

  • Bronze sponsor ($1,000)
    • Company/organization logo, name, and brief description on the conference website and in the printed conference program.
  • Silver sponsor ($2,500)
    • Bronze benefits plus ...
    • Flyer or brochure insert in the conference registration packet
    • One complimentary conference registration
    • Exhibition booth or one additional complimentary conference registration
  • Gold sponsor ($5,000)
    • Silver benefits plus ...
    • One additional complimentary conference registration
    • A special session organized by the sponsor on a topic of the sponsor's choosing (relevant to the conference). The session can be held during lunch hours on Wednesday or Friday of the conference and will be listed in the conference program book and on the website.

Please contact either of the following to explore participation as an ACC 2015 sponsor and exhibitor.

Exhibits Chair
Randal Beard
[email protected]
General Chair
Richard Braatz
[email protected]

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Key Dates

Draft Manuscripts:
due September 26, 2014

Best Student Paper Nominations:
due October 10, 2014

Workshop Proposals:
due October 17, 2014

Acceptance/Rejection Notice:
by January 31, 2015

Final Manuscript Submission:
due March 15, 2015

Sponsorship Opportunities
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Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Contacts for Sponsors:

Jianbo Lu
[email protected]
(Vice Chair for Industry & Applications)

Randal W. Beard
[email protected]
(Exhibits Chair)

Richard D. Braatz
[email protected]
(General Chair)