The DSC Conference is the showcase technical forum of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division. It provides a focused and intimate setting for dissemination and discussion of the state of the art in dynamic systems and control research, with a mechanical engineering focus. The 2016 DSC Conference Technical Program will consist of sessions in all of the usual areas of interest to the Division. In addition, the conference will feature specific technical tracks that uniquely identify this particular DSCC. The location of the conference, in the heart of the Manufacturing and Automotive industries, makes these two areas especially appropriate for special tracks. Other special tracks will include Interplay between Biology/Ecology/Life Sciences and Engineering, and Information Technology in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The program will include contributed sessions, invited sessions, tutorial sessions, special sessions, workshops and exhibits.