Call: 15th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics

Call for Papers

15th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics
July 29 – 31, 2018
Porto, Portugal
http://www.icinco.org/

ICINCO is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication

Submission Deadline: March 13, 2018

SCOPE

The purpose of the 15th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the application of informatics to Control, Automation and Robotics. Four simultaneous tracks will be held, covering Intelligent Control Systems, Optimization, Robotics, Automation, Signal Processing, Sensors, Systems Modelling and Control, and Industrial Informatics.

Informatics applications are pervasive in many areas of Control, Automation and Robotics. This conference intends to emphasize this connection, therefore, authors should highlight the benefits of Information Technology (IT) in these areas. Ideas on how to solve problems using IT, both in R&D and industrial applications, are welcome. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of ICINCO, with an ISBN. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.

Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial, workshop or special session are invited to contact the conference secretariat or visit the conference website.

CONFERENCE AREAS

Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:

  1. INTELLIGENT CONTROL SYSTEMS AND OPTIMIZATION
  2. ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION
  3. SIGNAL PROCESSING, SENSORS, SYSTEMS MODELLING AND CONTROL
  4. INDUSTRIAL INFORMATICS

AREA 1: INTELLIGENT CONTROL SYSTEMS AND OPTIMIZATION

  • Decision Support Systems
  • Distributed Control Systems
  • Engineering Applications on Intelligent Control Systems and Optimization
  • Evolutionary Computation and Control
  • Fuzzy Control
  • Genetic Algorithms
  • Hybrid Learning Systems
  • Intelligent Fault Detection, Diagnosis and Prognostics
  • Knowledge-based Systems Applications
  • Machine Learning in Control Applications
  • Neural Networks based Control Systems
  • Optimization Algorithms
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Soft Computing
  • Software Agents for Intelligent Control Systems

AREA 2: ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION

  • Autonomous Agents
  • Cognitive Approach for Robotics
  • Collective and Social Robots
  • Control and Supervision Systems
  • Engineering Applications on Robotics and Automation
  • Guidance, Navigation and Control
  • Human-Machine Interfaces
  • Humanoid Robots
  • Human-Robots Interfaces
  • Image Processing
  • Industrial Networks and Automation
  • Intelligent Transportation Technologies and Systems
  • Mechatronics Systems
  • Mobile Robots and Intelligent Autonomous Systems
  • Modelling, Simulation and Architecture
  • Network Robotics
  • Perception and Awareness
  • Robot Design, Development and Control
  • Space and Underwater Robots
  • Surveillance, Fault detection and Diagnosis
  • Telerobotics and Teleoperation
  • Vehicle Control Applications
  • Virtual Environment, Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Vision, Recognition and Reconstruction

AREA 3: SIGNAL PROCESSING, SENSORS, SYSTEMS MODELLING AND CONTROL

  • Adaptive Signal Processing and Control
  • Biological Inspired Sensors
  • Computer and Microprocessor-based Control
  • Defect and Change Detection and Identification
  • Engineering Applications
  • Environmental Monitoring and Control
  • Information-based Models for Control
  • Intelligent Components for Control
  • Mechanical, Force and Tactile Sensors
  • Modelling, Analysis and Control of Discrete-event Systems
  • Modelling, Analysis and Control of Hybrid Dynamical Systems
  • Nonlinear Signals and Systems
  • Optimization Problems in Signal Processing
  • Real-Time Systems Control
  • Sensors Fusion
  • Signal Reconstruction
  • System Identification
  • System Modelling
  • Time-frequency Analysis

AREA 4: INDUSTRIAL INFORMATICS

  • Computer-based Manufacturing Technologies
  • Energy Efficiency and Green Manufacturing
  • Human Factors & Human-System Interface
  • Industrial Automation and Robotics
  • Industrial Internet of Things
  • Intelligent Design and Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Performance Evaluation and Optimization
  • Precision Engineering
  • Production Planning, Scheduling and Control
  • Production Tasks’ Design, Planning and Management
  • Quality Control and Management
  • Resources and Knowledge Management in Industry
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Engineering
  • Systems Modelling and Simulation

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Keith Clark, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Christian Schlette, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Bruno Siciliano, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

PAPER SUBMISSION

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC’s ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.

PUBLICATIONS

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.

SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).

All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.

A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer in a LNEE Series book.

The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.

SECRETARIAT

ICINCO Secretariat

Address:
Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
2910-595 Setubal – Portugal

Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: icinco.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.icinco.org/

VENUE

Overlooking the Douro River, Porto is one of the most ancient European cities. It was born and developed from the northern bank of this river during the Middle Ages. One of the most significant aspects of Porto and its historical centre is its landscape, combining harmony with the urban structure and presenting a frame of rare beauty. The city was classified as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1996. When discovering Porto, you will find many surprises. Besides its welcoming and conservative environment, Porto is also contemporary and artistic. This is shown not only in the streets, architecture, monuments and museums but also in the terraces, restaurants and leisure and shopping areas.

CONFERENCE CHAIR

Kurosh Madani, University of Paris-EST Créteil (UPEC), France

PROGRAM CHAIR

Oleg Gusikhin, Ford Motor Company, United States

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