About the Conference

About ACC 2021

The 2021 American Control Conference will be held online from Tuesday through Friday, May 25-28, 2021, preceded by workshops on Monday, May 24, 2021. To reduce fatigue associated with prolonged online events, the main technical program of the conference will be held between 9:00 am - 12:15 pm (US Eastern time) each day with a plenary lecture from 9-10 am followed by paper presentation sessions from 10:15 am -12:15 pm. The conference proceeding will be available for download for registered participants. Online registration is open and details regarding final file submission and the preliminary program will be posted in the next few weeks. Additional information regarding online participation and how to access online content will be posted before the conference.

ACC is the annual conference of the American Automatic Control Council (AACC), the U.S. national member organization of the International Federation for Automatic Control (IFAC). National and international society co-sponsors of ACC include the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), IEEE Control Systems Society (IEEE-CSS), Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), International Society of Automation (ISA), Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS), and Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

Calling All Authors

ACC 2021 Call for Papers

The 2021 ACC technical program will comprise several types of presentations in regular and invited sessions, tutorial sessions, and special sessions along with workshops and exhibits. For contributed and invited papers, authors will have the option to present to a larger audience in a rapid-fire interactive format (3-minute introductory talk plus 30-minute interactive session).  Submissions are encouraged in all areas of the theory and practice of automatic control.

Paper Submission (PaperPlaza)

Exhibits & Sponsors

Call for Exhibits and Sponsorships

ACC 2021 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 sponsorship available

Bronze sponsor ($1,000)

  • Company/organization logo, name, and a 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.

    Other options (including event sponsorship) are also available. To explore participation as an ACC 2021 sponsor and exhibitor, please contact:

Exhibits Chair 

Xu Chen
University of Washington
[email protected]