We are delighted to welcome you to the IFAC symposium on Advances in Control Education 2013 hosted by the Department of Automatic control and Systems Engineering at the University of Sheffield, August 28-30 2013.

ACE2013, the 10th IFAC Symposium on Advances in Control Education, provides an innovative forum at which researchers and practitioners in control education will present their latest research, results and ideas. ACE2013 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 Sheffield and, as hosts, we will do out bests to create the best 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 that will form the core of our discussions and exchanges. Moreover, we are particularly pleased at the contributions we have from industry which will add variety and relevance to our discussions.

If you have any queries or concerns at any time, please do talk to the welcome desk who will be happy to help.

We wish you a happy stay and a successful conference.

Anthony Rossiter and Sebastian Dormido