44th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing

July 24, 2006

September 27�29, 2006

The 44th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing will be held from Wednesday, September 27, through Friday, September 29, 2006, at Allerton House, the conference center of the University of Illinois. Allerton House is located twenty-six miles southwest of the Urbana�Champaign campus of the university in a wooded area on the Sangamon River. It is part of the fifteen-hundred acre Robert Allerton Park, a complex of natural and man-made beauty designated as a national natural landmark. Allerton Park has twenty miles of well-maintained trails and a living gallery of formal gardens, studded with sculptures collected from around the world.

Papers presenting original research are solicited in the areas of communication systems, communication and computer networks, detection and estimation theory, information theory, error control coding, source coding and data compression, queueing networks, control systems, robust and nonlinear control, adaptive control, optimization, dynamic games, large-scale systems, robotics and automation, manufacturing systems, discrete event systems, intelligent control, multivariable control, computer vision-based control, learning theory, neural networks, VLSI architectures for communications and signal processing, and automated highway systems.

Plenary lecture: Professor Sergio Verd�, of Princeton University, will deliver this year's plenary lecture. It is scheduled for Friday, September 29, 2006.

Information for authors: Regular papers, suitable for presentation in twenty minutes, as well as short papers, suitable for presentation in ten minutes, are solicited. The purpose of the short paper category is to encourage authors to present preliminary results of their work. Regular papers will be published in full (subject to a maximum length of ten 8.5" � 11" pages) in the conference proceedings, while short papers will be limited to five-page summaries in the proceedings.

Review of papers: For regular papers, a title and a five- to ten-page extended abstract, including references and sufficient detail to permit careful reviewing, are required. For short papers, a title and a three- to five-page summary are required. Manuscripts that are submitted as regular papers but cannot be accommodated in that category will be considered in the short-paper category, unless the authors indicate otherwise.

Manuscripts must be submitted by Friday, June 30, 2006, following the instructions on the conference Web site: http://www.comm.csl.uiuc.edu/allerton.

Authors will be notified of acceptance via e-mail by August 4, 2006, at which time they will also be sent detailed instructions for the preparation of their papers for the proceedings.

A final version of presented papers must be submitted electronically prior to the end of the conference.

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