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