Invitation to the 46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control

The 46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control will be held Wednesday through Friday, December 12-14, 2007 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans, Louisiana USA. The conference will be preceded by technical workshops on December 10-11, 2007.

The annual IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) is internationally recognized as the premier scientific and engineering conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of systems and control. The CDC brings together an international community of researchers and practitioners to discuss new research results, perspectives on future developments, and innovative applications relevant to decision making, automatic control, and related areas.

The 46th CDC will feature the presentation of contributed and invited papers, as well as tutorial sessions and workshops. In addition to the standard oral presentations, the conference will also feature interactive presentations and demonstrations, in order to encourage an interaction exchange with the audience. Topics for the interactive sessions will be selected specifically to benefit from the time for interaction and discussion that are not available in a typical lecture session, and the authors will be encouraged to make creative use of poster boards as well as hands-on computer simulations and demonstrations

The 46th CDC will contain Invited Interactive Sessions. An invited interactive session will consist of between ten (10) to fifteen (15) papers, which should present a unifying theme from a diversity of viewpoints. Presentations will be interactive (i.e. poster, plus preferably some sort of simulation or software demonstration). Each Invited Interactive Session accepted will have a room devoted to the session, including data projection for the overview. The deadline for submissions for invited interactive session papers will be later than for regular submission and is set to March 6, 2007.

The CDC is hosted by the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS), and is organized in cooperation with the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the Japanese Society for Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE), and the European Union Control Association (EUCA).

New Orleans is one of the premier tourist destinations in the United States, with world-renowned restaurants and music, a rich cultural heritage and lively evening entertainment. The conference hotel overlooks the Mississippi River, and is within walking distance of the historic core of the city ? including the French Quarter and the Warehouse and Arts District.

On behalf of our conference sponsors and the rest of the conference organizing committee, I hope that you will plan to join us in New Orleans in 2007.