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  1. Welcome and Thanks

Welcome and Thanks from the Organizers 

We are delighted to welcome you to the IFAC symposium on Advances in Control Education 2019 in beautiful Philadelphia commonly known as Philly. ACE2019 is the 12th IFAC Symposium on Advances in Control Education and provides an innovative forum at which researchers and practitioners in control education will present their latest re- search, results and ideas. ACE2019 also aims to spread new knowledge and alternative approaches in education. International cooperation, especially between academia and industry, in control engineering education will be emphasized. The official language of the symposium will be English. One pleasurable aspects of the ACE series of the events is the relative informality of the atmosphere and the sense of working with each other to facilitate better education for all. I hope this continues in Philadelphia and, as organizers, we will do our best to create a suitable environment for the event, not only during the day, but also in the evening when we hope delegates will take the opportunity to enjoy the local area and restaurants. 

We are pleased to say that we have received a large number of quality papers from around the world. We also look forward to a number of inspiring plenary speakers and thought-provoking panel sessions that will facilitate discussions and exchanges. In addition, we have contributions for women in engineering and an outreach event for school pupils which will add variety and relevance to our discussions. 

If you have any queries or concerns at any time, please do talk to any organizer and we will be happy to help. We thank everyone who made this event possible including all authors and other attendees of the conference. 

We wish you a happy stay and a successful conference. 
Anthony and Bozenna
Program Chair and NOC Chair, 12th IFAC ACE Symposium 

  1. Registration fee includes

Registration Fee Includes 

Organization costs
Access to:
Walking guided tour
All technical sessions
Open Business Meeting of IFAC TC9.4 on Sunday
Open Demonstration and Poster Session on Sunday
Open STEM Workshop for Students and Teachers on Monday
Coffee breaks 
Symposium banquet
Opening and closing receptions
Program booklet
ACE’19 Symposium preprints
Two papers per registrant (one for student registrants) 

  1. STEM Workshop-Schedule and Abstracts

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  1. Industry, Academia and Government-Best Practices for Interaction

Chair: Bozena Pasik-Duncan (University of Kansas)
Co-Chair: Atanas Serbezov (Rose-Hulman Instittute of Technology) 
Panelists: Irina Dolinskaya (National Science Foundation), Frank Doyle (Harvard University), Fariba Fahroo (Air Force O ce of Scienti c Research), Sonja Glavaski (Paci c Northwest National Lab), Iven Mareels (IBM Research Austalia), Tariq Samad (University of Minnesota), Dawn Tilbury (National Science Foundation and University of Michigan) 

  1. Registration hours

Registration Desk 

The registration desk is located in Franklin Hall A. It is open during the following hours: 

Sunday, July 7 — 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm 
Monday, July 8 — 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Tuesday, July 9 — 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 

  1. Program at a Glance

Sunday, July 7 

1:00-6:00 pm 
Franklin A 

Tour of City 
12:00-4:00 pm 
Franklin 3 & 4 

Welcome to ACE 2019 
2:15-2:30 pm 
Franklin 3 & 4 

Open Business Meeting of IFAC TC9.4 
2:30-4:00 pm 
Franklin 3 & 4 

Demonstration and Poster Session
4:00-6:00 pm

Welcome Reception 
6:00-7:30 pm 
Franklin A 

If you would like to explore Philadelphia, an option is a 90-minute narrated bus tour. Philly by Night has 8:00 pm departures from 12th & Filbert Streets. Tickets are sold at the bus until departure or in advance at (215-389-8687). Call for free courtesy shuttle. 

Monday, July 8 

8:15-8:30 am 

Plenary Talk 
Shaping the Future of Higher Education: The Role of Systems and Controls
Bonnie Ferri 
8:30-9:30 am 
Franklin 3 & 4 

Reception for Women in IFAC 
9:45-10:45 am 
Franklin 3 & 4 
Sponsors: IEEE CSS and IEEE WIE

Workshop for Elementary, Middle and High School Students and Teachers 
10:45 am-1:30 pm 
Franklin 1 

Panel on Improving Students’ Learning in Control Education with Data and Feedback Driven Methodologies 
11:00 am-12:30 pm 
Franklin 3 & 4 

Laboratory Design and Delivery 1 
1:30-3:30 pm 
Franklin 3 

Classroom Teaching and Methodologies
1:30-3:30 pm
Franklin 4 

Laboratory Design and Delivery 2 
4:00-6:00 pm 
Franklin 3 

Techniques: Tools and Case Studies
4:00-6:00 pm
Franklin 4 

7:00-8:30 pm
Franklin 2
After dinner, organize a group to explore the local bars and music. 

Tuesday, July 9 

8:15-8:30 am 

Plenary Talk 
Teaching Feedback and Control to Non-Specialists
Iven Mareels and Pedro Albertos 
8:30-9:30 am 
Franklin 3 & 4 

Panel Session on Industry, Academia and Government 
9:45-11:00 am
Franklin 3 & 4 

IFAC Technical Committees: Educational Activities and Their Best Practice
11:00 am-12:30 pm 
Franklin 3 & 4 

Teaching Challenges and Philosophies
1:30-3:30 pm
Franklin 3 

Remote Labs in Control Engineering Education 
1:30-3:30 pm
Franklin 4 

Online Delivery Tools and Methodologies
4:00-5:20 pm
Franklin 3 

Curriculum Design 
4:00-5:20 pm 
Franklin 4 

Closing and Awards Ceremony 
5:30-5:45 pm 
Franklin 3 & 4 

  1. Co-sponsors

University of Kansas 

The University of Kansas is the state’s agship university and one of just 62 invited members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). We push the boundaries of knowledge, transform the academic experience, and create solutions through innovative research. The Jayhawk community extends around the globe, united by more than 150 years of tradition and by our commit- ment to creating a better world. Support for this conference was received from the Provost O ce, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, School of Engineering, Information & Telecommunication Technology Center, Department of Mathemat- ics and the Kansas Union Corporation. 

Signition LP, New York 

Signition LP uses techniques from the evolving elds of statistics, signal pro- cessing, and machine learning to discover and exploit market ine ciencies. The company o ers investment advisory and portfolio management services. 

IEEE Women in Engineering 

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is one of the largest international profession- al organizations dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists, and inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic interests in a career in engineering. 

IEEE Control System Society Women in Control 

The Women in Control Committee (WiC) shall be responsible for, but not limited to, promoting membership, gathering and disseminating appropriate information about women in the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) and the profession and facilitating the development of mentoring and programs to promote the retention, recruitment, and growth of women CSS members. 

  1. Young Author Award

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