The ACC is the annual conference of the American Automatic Control Council (AACC). AACC is the U.S. national member organization of the International Federation for Automatic Control (IFAC). The 2010 ACC, held in cooperation with IFAC, will present a technical program consisting of new developments in theory and practice in the area of automatic control. The technical program will consist of papers in regular technical sessions, invited sessions, special sessions, and pre-conference tutorial/workshop sessions. Special themes for the 2010 ACC will be in the control of biomedical, robotic, and green energy systems.
The ACC is co-sponsored by eight societies that make up the AACC which are the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Association of Iron and Steel Technology (AIST), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), International Society for Measurement and Control (ISA), and the Society for Computer Simulation (SCS). The 2010 ACC also welcomes industrial sponsors.
Baltimore, home of the Orioles and Ravens, has a beautiful Inner Harbor with a scenic and popular waterfront. Baltimore is also rich with history, as the place where Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner” as he watched soldiers of Fort McHenry defend Baltimore from the Royal Navy in the War of 1812. Other attractions include the Baltimore Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, and wide variety of other museums. Baltimore also hosts a wealth of famous restaurants and outdoor entertainment such as street entertainers, fireworks, cruise boats, and open-air theatres
Since the ACC occurs near July 4, United States’ Independence Day, attendees especially from abroad are encouraged to stay a few more days and partake in July 4 festivities in Baltimore, Washington DC, or New York City.