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ETHZ
Conference Host
A living center of science for the city of Zurich and the world beyond, ETH Zurich is pleased to offer first-rate conference and meeting facilities as host to ECC13. Tried and tested cooperation with industry, its location in the heart of Europe and strong relationships with other world-class universities and research institutions have helped ETH Zurich forge a unique regional and international knowledge environment that draws strength from the multi-lingual and rich cultural tradition of Switzerland.
www.ethz.ch



Siemens
Gold Sponsor
Siemens is a versatile and innovative technology company employing around 370,000 staff worldwide. Through its regional business Siemens Switzerland, the Group has been present here in Switzerland for around 120 years and is one of the country's largest employers. The some 6,200 employees of Siemens Switzerland work in the areas of Infrastructure and Cities, Industry, Energy, and Healthcare. In addition, the international headquarters of the global Building Technologies business is located in Switzerland. As a future-oriented business, Siemens has been focusing on energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly products and services for years. It is a strategy that has proven successful as the Group is already generating around 40% of its turnover through its highly diversified green portfolio.

Siemens ist ein vielseitiges und innovatives Technologieunternehmen, das weltweit rund 370'000 Mitarbeitende beschäftigt. Mit seiner Regionalgesellschaft Siemens Schweiz ist der Konzern hierzulande seit rund 120 Jahren präsent und einer der grössten Arbeitgeber. Die gut 6'200 Mitarbeitenden von Siemens Schweiz sind in den Bereichen Infrastructure and Cities, Industry, Energy sowie Healthcare tätig; in der Schweiz befindet sich darüber hinaus auch der internationale Hauptsitz des Weltgeschäftes mit Gebäudetechnologie (Building Technologies). Als zukunftsorientierter Betrieb setzt Siemens seit Jahren auf energieeffiziente und umweltgerechte Produkte und Lösungen. Eine Strategie, die sich bewährt hat, denn bereits heute erzielt der Konzern rund 40% des Umsatzes mit seinem breit aufgestellten grünen Portfolio.
www.siemens.ch



Buhler AG
Gold Sponsor
Bühler is a specialist and technology partner for plant, equipment, and services for processing basic foods and for manufacturing advanced materials. The Group holds leading market positions worldwide in technologies and processes for transforming grain into flour and feeds, making pasta and chocolate, as well as in the field of aluminum die casting. The Group's core technologies lie in the area of mechanical and thermal process engineering. With the expertise and experience it has accumulated over more than 150 years, Bühler time and again rolls out unique and innovative solutions for its customers, thus enabling their market success. Over the decades, Bühler has acquired a reputation as a reliable partner, thanks to its declared commitment to quality and its global presence. Bühler Group operates in over 140 countries, has a global payroll of over 10,000, and in fiscal 2012 generated sales revenues (turnover) of CHF 2,409 million.
www.buhlergroup.com



Bosch
Gold Sponsor

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services, active in the fields of automotive technology, energy and building technology, industrial technology, and consumer goods. According to preliminary figures, more than 306,000 associates generated sales of 52.3 billion euros in 2012. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent some 4.5 billion euros for research and development in 2012, and applied for over 4,700 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group's products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is "Invented for life."

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as "Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering." The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.
www.bosch.com



Swiss National Science Foundation
Gold Sponsor
Every year the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) supports more than 8,000 scientists. It is Switzerland's foremost institution in the promotion of scientific research. One of its core tasks is the evaluation of research proposals and, every year, the SNSF awards over 700 million Swiss francs to the best applications. By distributing public research money based on a competitive system, the SNSF contributes to the high quality of Swiss research. To ensure its independence in research, the SNSF was established as a private foundation in 1952. Mandated by the federal authorities, the SNSF supports basic science in all academic disciplines, from history to medicine and engineering sciences. In close collaboration with higher education institutions and other partners, the SNSF works towards creating the best possible conditions for the development and international integration of Swiss research. The SNSF is paying particular attention to the support of young scientists.
www.snf.ch



GE
Silver Sponsor
GE Global Research is one of the world's largest and most diversified industrial research organizations, providing innovative technology for all of GE's business. Global Research has been the cornerstone of GE technology for more than 100 years, and is now focused on developing breakthrough innovations in areas such as molecular imaging and diagnostics, energy systems, nanotechnology, advanced propulsion, or information technology.

GE Global Research is headquartered in Niskayuna, NY, and has further facilities in the USA, India, China, Germany, and Brazil. With over 2,500 scientists world-wide, of which nearly two thirds hold a PhD degree, GE Global Research is a growth engine for GE, leveraging technology across industries and across scientific disciplines. In the area of Controls, Electronics, and Signal Processing, almost 200 researchers in ten labs in four different countries work on a broad range of control solutions for applications as diverse as renewable energy generation, aviation, transportation, healthcare, and many others.

The Controls and Embedded Systems Lab in Munich focuses on control and PHM algorithms, high-integrity systems, and model-driven development. We are globally looking for graduate level engineers and scientists with a strong background in controls, real-time systems, signal processing, electronics, or related fields.
geglobalresearch.com



Ruag
Silver Sponsor
RUAG Aviation Engineering is part of RUAG Aviation, a centre of excellence for business and military aviation specialising in providing customers worldwide with full life cycle support for selected aircraft and helicopters.

RUAG Aviation Engineering delivers support and solutions ranging from initial requirement definition through design, manufacturing, integration and verification, to certification. The company develops, manufactures and tests primary and secondary metallic and composite aircraft structures, components and assemblies as well as specific electro-mechanical test and control equipment. It also supports and enhances aerodynamic development processes with its wind tunnel facilities and numerical simulation capabilities. A division of the Swiss Technology Group RUAG, RUAG Aviation is headquartered in Switzerland, with further sites in Germany, U.S.A. and Australia. Staffed with over 2,200 employees, the company generates a turnover of approximately US$500 million. The strategic focus of RUAG Aviation is on operational excellence, with the aim of creating availability, reliability and affordability for all partners and clients.
www.ruag.com



ABB
Silver Sponsor

ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. We help our customers to use electrical power efficiently, to increase industrial productivity and to lower environmental impact in a sustainable way. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people. As a truly global company, our business success reflects the quality and skill of our people. With energy, drive and a spirit of collaboration, there are no limits to what we can achieve together. We are committed to employing talented people and supporting them to achieve their highest potential. Our aspiration is to create and maintain a flexible environment that naturally attracts and retains the best talents and enables all employees to realize their full potential in the pursuit of organizational objectives.
www.abb.com



Bombardier
Silver Sponsor
Bombardier is the world's only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier's headquarter is located in Montr©al, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, we posted revenues of USD 16.8 billion.
As a global leader in rail technology, Bombardier Transportation offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has a very diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.

Bombardier Propulsion & Controls business unit is headquartered in Zurich, and is a worldwide leading center of expertise for propulsion technology, command-control systems, engineering and innovation. Opened in 2009, the Zurich MITRAC Powerlab is one of the most advanced power laboratories offering realistic testing conditions for traction systems and railway vehicles. Bombardier Propulsion & Controls is globally present with 10 sites located in 8 countries.
www.bombardier.com




Silver Sponsor
www.stadt-zuerich.ch



Kanton Zurich
Silver Sponsor
www.zh.ch



IBM
Bronze Sponsor
IBM has maintained a research laboratory in Switzerland just outside of Zurich since 1956. As the largest European branch of IBM Research, the mission of IBM Research - Zurich is to pursuing cutting-edge research, also for tomorrow's information technology, to cultivate close relationships with academic and industrial partners, and to help drive Europe's innovation agenda. Among its notable achievements are the Nobel Prizes for the invention of the scanning tunneling microscope in 1986 and the discovery of high-temperature superconductivity in 1987. Several of the research activities at IBM Research - Zurich are related to dynamical systems and control. These include scanning probe microscopy, scanning-probe-based data storage, nanofabrication, high-speed and high-resolution nanopositioning, nanoscale sensing, and actuator and controller design for mechatronic systems such as tape-drive technology.
www.research.ibm.com



FPT
Bronze Sponsor
The FPT Motorenforschung AG, established in 1982 after the closure of the Saurer truck company, is part of the product engineering organisation of FPT industrial, the powertrain company within Fiat Industrial. The more than 200 collaborators (of which around 50% engineers) focus on base engine development, combustion technologies, turbocharging, aftertreatment, reliability, OBD and engine system controls. 30 up-to-date engine test cells plus various rigs, laboratories and testing facilities are available. Furthermore, the Arbon tech centre is in charge of all advanced system developments to comply with current and future emission regulation world-wide and to offer best in class products for improved engine system efficiency and CO2 emissions. An example of such an innovation is the Hi-eSCR, the SCR-only solution for compliance with Stage IV and Euro VI emissions. This system is based on efficient catalytic conversion combined with model-based controls and provides best engine fuel economy. FPT Industrial's engines are powering Iveco vans, trucks and buses, the agricultural machinery and construction equipment of Case NewHolland (CNH)and many otherwise branded machines, vehicles, boats, trains and power stations.
www.fpt-motorenforschung.ch



ThyssenKrupp
Bronze Sponsor
ThyssenKrupp Presta is a global supplier of modern steering systems and technology leader in the field of cold fordging. From inventing the wheel to landing on the moon – it's monumental challenges like these that inspire us to achieve great things. Our group of companies is characterized by a high degree of engineering services. We develop and produce innovative products for the automotive industry. The headquarter of ThyssenKrupp Presta is located in Eschen, Liechtenstein. With our over 5000 employees worldwilde it is our core business to go beyond the limits of technological innovation and to make our work profitable for our clients.For this, ThyssenKrupp Presta Steering offers its employees everything they need to tackle tomorrow's challenges: appealing work on trend-setting projects both nationally and internationally, project-oriented work within a large group that continues, however, to operate as a mid-sized organization, teams that get along with one another, and the latitude for outstanding personal development.
www.thyssenkrupp-presta.com



HYCON2
Bronze Sponsor
The FP7 Network of Excellence HYCON2, started in September 2010, is a four-year collaborative project coordinated by CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research). HYCON2 aims at stimulating and establishing the long-term integration of the European research community, leading institutions and industry in the strategic field of control of complex and networked dynamical systems. HYCON2 is assess and coordinating basic and applied research, from fundamental analytical properties of complex systems to control design methodologies with networking, self-organizing and system-wide coordination. Several applied fields are privileged in order to motivate, integrate, and evaluate the research breakthroughs. These domains are ground and aerospace transportation, electrical power networks, process industries, and biological and medical systems. Benchmarking is serving as a tool for testing and evaluating the technologies developed in HYCON2 and for stimulating and enforcing excellence by the identification and adoption of best practices. In particular, two show-case applications corresponding to real-world problems have been selected in order to demonstrate the applicability of networked control and the need for research in control. A further important objective of HYCON2 is to spread and disseminate excellence through multi-disciplinary education at the graduate and undergraduate level.
www.hycon2.eu



Wiley
Bronze Sponsor
Wiley publishes an enormous range of top quality consumer, professional, educational and research material. Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, is the leading society publisher and offers libraries peer-reviewed primary research across more than 1250 online journals and a global reference source of books, major reference works and databases.
www.wiley.com



United Technologies Research Center
Bronze Sponsor
United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) delivers advanced technologies to the businesses of United Technologies Corporation (UTC). UTC (NYSE:UTX) is a diversified company that provides a broad range of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries. UTC's commercial businesses are Otis elevators and escalators and UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a leading provider of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, fire and security systems, building automation and controls. UTC's aerospace businesses are Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines and UTC Aerospace Systems aerospace products.

UTRC partners with UTC business units and external research organizations across the globe to pursue research and deliver innovation with impact, delivering technology options that meet and anticipate the needs of the marketplace. Founded in 1929, UTRC is headquartered in East Hartford, Connecticut (U.S.), with an office in Berkeley, California and research and development centers Shanghai, China and Cork, Ireland.

United Technologies Research Centre Ireland, Ltd. (UTRC Ireland) conducts research into energy management and security systems, targeting district-level solutions for the existing built environment to deliver advanced technologies to UTC's commercial and aerospace businesses worldwide. UTRC Ireland builds world-class multi-disciplinary expertise to address challenging problems in advanced building management, intelligent systems, sensor data processing, and aerospace systems.
www.utrc.utc.com



Maplesoft
Bronze Sponsor
Maplesoft™, a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Co. Ltd. in Japan, is the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science, and mathematics. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things. Maplesoft's core technologies include the world's most advanced symbolic computation engine and revolutionary physical modeling techniques. Combined together, these technologies enable the creation of cutting-edge tools for design, modeling, and high-performance simulation. Engineers, scientists, and mathematicians use Maplesoft products to enable them to work better, faster, and smarter.

To develop robust controllers, it is essential to have an accurate model of your plant. The better your model, the better you can tune your controller. The Maplesoft suite of engineering tools can allow you to:

  • Dramatically reduce model development and analysis time
  • Maintain full control with "white box" modeling and analysis
  • Achieve real-time simulation speeds without sacrificing fidelity
  • Take advantage of industry-tested Modelica components in your models.
  • Design your controller in the same environment you use to develop your model
  • Pass your work down the toolchain by exporting models to Simulink®, C code, and more

To learn more about Maplesoft's solutions for control design, visit our website:
www.maplesoft.com


Mathworks
Bronze Sponsor
MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. MATLAB, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design for multidomain dynamic and embedded systems. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on these product families to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech-pharmaceutical, and other industries. MathWorks products are also fundamental teaching and research tools in the world's universities and learning institutions. Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs more than 2800 people in 15 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, USA. The Swiss office is located in Berne.
www.mathworks.ch



Taylor & Francis
Bronze Sponsor
Building on two centuries' experience, Taylor & Francis has grown rapidly over the last two decades to become a leading international academic publisher. Operating from a network of 20 global offices, including New York, Philadelphia, Oxford, Melbourne, Stockholm, Beijing, New Delhi, Johannesburg, Singapore and Tokyo, the Taylor & Francis Group publishes more than 1,700 journals and around 1,800 new books each year, with a books backlist in excess of 20,000 specialist titles.
www.tandfonline.com



Oxford University Press
Bronze Sponsor
Oxford University Press is the proud publisher of the IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information, a journal dedicated to developing solutions to the unsolved problems in control and information theory. Read free Editors' Choice articles at www.imamci.oxfordjournals.org or refer to the bookmark in your delegate bag for further information.
www.oup.com



Zuerich

Bronze Sponsor

www.zuerich.com