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ICAC 2023 : The 28th International Conference on Automation and Computing


When Aug 30, 2023 - Sep 1, 2023
Where Birmingham, UK
Submission Deadline May 20, 2023
Notification Due Jun 15, 2023
Final Version Due Jun 30, 2023
Categories    artificial intelligence   digital manufacturing and ente   smart sensing technology   big data and data mining

Call For Papers

The 28th IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC2023)

Website link:

30 Aug.-1 Sep. 2023 Aston University, Birmingham

Conference Theme: Digitalisation for Smart Manufacturing and Systems

The aims of the conference are to provide a forum for scientists, engineers, scholars and students to exchange ideas and update technical knowledge, as well as to provide a platform where joint research programmes can be formulated for mutual benefit. The conference welcomes participation and contributions from those involved in both theoretical and practical research on all aspects of automation, control, manufacturing and computer science.

The scope of the conference covers a broad spectrum of multidisciplinary areas in automation, smart manufacturing, robotics, control, computing and information systems, ranging from fundamental research to real-world practical applications. The conference welcomes the submission of papers in the nature of original research and technical reviews from but not limited to the following areas:

Additive Manufacturing
Artificial Intelligence
Autonomous Systems
Big Data and Data mining
Cloud Computing
Control theory and Application
Cyber Physical Systems
Digital Manufacturing and Enterprise Technologies
Digital Twins
Flexible and Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Human-Machine Collaborations
Information and Network Security
Information Technology and Systems
Intelligent System and Automation
Internet of Things
Machine Learning
Machine Vision and Image Processing
Metrology and Inspection technology
Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic and Genetic Algorithms
Non-destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring
Optimisation and Decision Making
Production Planning and Scheduling
Prognostics and Diagnostics Robotics
Smart Sensing Technology
System Diagnosis and Identification
System Control, Modelling and Simulation
Virtual and Augmented Reality
Wireless Sensor Networks

The submitted papers should be no more than 6 pages (A4 paper) with IEEE conference paper format( conference details and the paper template for ICAC2023 are available on the conference web site. The first page of each paper should include the title of the paper, an abstract with no more than 200 words, up to 5 key words, authors’ name(s), complete postal addresses, and email address for correspondence. Electronic form of submission, in Word or PDF, is acceptable and preferred. Accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore subject to meeting IEEE Xplore’s scope and quality requirements. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended article versions to special issues of Systems Science & Control Engineering ( and special issues of International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing (…). The ICAC2022 Proceeding has been published in IEEE Xplore (…) since Oct. 2022.

The papers should be submitted online via the following submission system:

For detailed up-to-date information, please visit the ICAC2023 conference website:

Papers with the first author being PhD students are eligible for Best Student Paper Awards. The authors shall clearly indicate whether their papers are qualified for the awards in submission. The best papers will be assessed by a panel based on academic significance and presentation performance, and awards certificates will be presented to the authors in the conference

Important Dates:
Paper submission deadline——————————- Extended to 20 May 2023

Notification of acceptance ——————————Extended to 15 June 2023

Camera-ready copy due ———————————–30 June 2023

The Chinese Automation and Computing Society in the UK

IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

Aston University

Call for Papers for Special Session
1. Special Session: Digitalisation for Smart Devices and Systems

This special session will cover different methods for application and investigation of smart materials, e.g. piezoelectric, magnetostrictive and shape-memory materials, relevant to general areas of Automation and Computing. Topics of this special issue will include but not limited to

Position, force or vibration control with actuators or structures made of smart materials,
Computational modelling and/or optimisation for energy harvesters, structures, actuators and sensors made of smart materials,
Design, fabrication and investigation of devices and sensors made of smart materials,
Self-sensing smart actuators,
Use of smart materials in automated machining,
Soft computing in identification and control of smart actuators, sensors and structures.

Session chair:

Dr Morteza Mohammadzaheri, Birmingham City University

Session co-chairs:

Dr Mojtaba Ghodsi, University of Portsmouth

Dr Payam Soltani, Birmingham City University

2. Special Session: Human-Robot Interaction: Safety, Multimodal Interfaces, and Interaction Scenarios in Industrial Environments.

The proposed special session aims to explore Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) in industrial environments. This session is motivated by the following challenges: a) Interaction between non-expert operators in Robotics and robots to deal with customizable, flexible, complex, and heavy-duty tasks, and b) Challenges associated with fenceless coexistence with robots, for example, discomfort or safety consideration to operators, especially in cases where close HRI occurs.

The special session is expecting the following topics, approaches, and ideas, including a) safe HRI scenarios, including safety-related industrial standards, collaborative operating modes, robot control strategies, and providing guidance for solving safe collaborative problems in highly uncertain and dynamic environments, b) multimodal interfaces, which can be the key to enabling operators and robots to communicate in bi-directional ways via sensory inputs (e.g., voice-based interaction, body/hand gestures, eye gaze), c) sensor data fusion, which provides a more accurate and comprehensive representation of the operating environment (e.g., Digital Twins) for enhancing the situation awareness and safety in HRI.

Therefore, the contributions of this workshop are to present feasible solutions to guarantee safety and establish trustworthy working environments for effective HRI in real-world industrial settings. This special session aims to bring together researchers and industrial partners at the intersection of HRI, Multimodal Analysis, and Cooperative Robots to establish a collaborative platform for discussing current efforts in safety-related HRI in manufacturing environments and conducting interdisciplinary research within this community.


Jinha Park, University of Southern Denmark 

Dr. Chen Li, Aalborg University 

Dr. Aleksandra Kaszowska, Aalborg University 

Session chair:

Prof Hongji Yang, University of Leicester

Session co-chair:

Dr. Zhuangzhuang Dai, Aston University 

Important Date:

Paper submission deadline——————————- Extended to 20 May 2023

Notification of acceptance ——————————Extended to 15 June 2023

Camera-ready copy due ———————————–30 June 2023

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