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ETFA 2011 : Emerging Technology and Factory Automation. Track Industrial Communication Systems


Conference Series : Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation
When Sep 5, 2011 - Sep 9, 2011
Where Toulouse
Submission Deadline Mar 21, 2011
Notification Due May 23, 2011
Final Version Due Jul 8, 2011

Call For Papers

Call for Papers


Sept.5-9, 2011 Toulouse, France


The goal of the Industrial communication systems track is to bring together academic and industrial experts to present the latest advances and to exchange their experiences and practices. Original contributions to industrial network and system design, analysis and evaluation, as well as application requirements and implementations, are solicited. The topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

* Fieldbus networks

* Industrial Ethernet networks

* Automotive and avionic networks

* Home and building automation networks

* Industrial wireless networks, wireless sensor networks and MIMO wireless networks

* Hybrid (wired/wireless) networks

* Safety buses and protocols

* Middleware for industrial communications

* System design, architecture and implementation

* IP-based and Web-based communication and applications

* Self-configurable systems

* Networked control systems

* Adaptive middleware for decentralized control

* Synchronization mechanisms

* Real-time issues

* QoS and performance issues

* Dependability and fault tolerance aspects

* Safety & security in industrial communications

* Industrial case studies


Submission of Papers: The working language of the conference is English. Two types of submissions are solicited. Long Papers- limited to 8 double column pages in a font no smaller than 10-points. Work-in-Progress and Industry practice- limited to 4 double column pages in a font no smaller than 10-points. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically in PDF format, according to the instructions contained in the Conference web site


Best Paper Award: Best paper awards in Factory Automation and Emerging Technologies will be presented at the conference banquet dinner. Authors of outstanding papers will be invited to submit a revised version of their papers for publication in a special section in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics.


Paper Acceptance: Each accepted paper must be presented at the conference by one of the authors. The final manuscript must be accompanied by a registration form and a registration fee payment proof. All conference attendees, including authors and session chairpersons, must pay the conference registration fee, and their travel expenses.


Authors Schedule:

Deadline for submission of regular and special session papers: March 21, 2011

Notification of acceptance of regular and special session papers: May 23, 2011

Deadline for submission of work-in-progress and Industry practice papers: May 30, 2011

Notification of acceptance of work-in-progress and Industry practice papers: July 1, 2011

Deadline for submission of final manuscripts regular and special sessions: July 8, 2011

Deadline for submission of final manuscripts work-in-progress and Industry practice papers: July 8, 2011

Track Co-Chairs

*Lucia Lo Bello, University of Catania,

*Ye-Qiong Song, Nancy University, LORIA, France -

Track Program Committee:

* Ivan Cibrario Bertolotti, IEIIT-CNR, Italy

* Peter Buchholz, University of Dortmund, Germany

* Gianluca Cena, IEIIT-CNR, Italy

* Max Felser, Berner Fachhochschule (BFH), Switzerland

* Alessandra Flammini, University of Brescia, Italy

* José Alberto Fonseca, University of Aveiro, Portugal

* Georg Gaderer, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria

* Hans Hansson, University of Mälardalen, Sweden

* Jürgen Jasperneite, Institute Industrial IT Lemgo, Germany

* Guy Juanole, LAAS-CNRS, France

* Joerg Kaiser, Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg, Germany

* Athanasios P. Kalogeras, Industrial Systems Institute Patras, Greece

* Wolfgang Kastner, Vienna University of Technology , Austria

* Kristina Kunert, Halmstad University, Sweden

* Marga Marcos, Universidad del País Vasco, Spain

* Orazio Mirabella, University of Catania, Italy

* Aloisius Mok, University of Texas at Austin, USA

* Nicolas Navet, LORIA - INRIA, France

* Edgar Nett, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany

* Roman Obermaisser, Technical University of Vienna, Austria

* Peter Palensky, University of Pretoria, South Africa

* Juan Pimentel, Kettering University, USA

* Julian Proenza, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain

* Guillermo Rodriguez-Navas, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain

* Thilo Sauter, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria

* Jean-Luc Scharbag, IRIT - University of Toulouse, France

* Javier Silvestre, Univ. Politécnica of Valencia, Spain

* Françoise Simonot-Lion, LORIA - Nancy University, France

* Pedro Ferreira do Souto, University of Porto, Portugal

* Eduardo Tovar, Institute Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal

* Elisabeth Uhlemann, Halmstad University, Sweden

* Francisco Vasques, Univ. of Porto, Portugal

* Stefano Vitturi, CNR-IEIIT/University of Padova, Italy

* Zhi Wang, Zhejiang University, China

* Andreas Willig, Technical University of Berlin, Germany

* Martin Wollschlaeger, Technical University of Dresden, Germany

* Claudio Zunino, IEIIT-CNR, Italy

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