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ETFA 2013 : 18th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies & Factory Automation


Conference Series : Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation
When Sep 10, 2013 - Sep 13, 2013
Where Cagliari, Italy
Submission Deadline Mar 15, 2013

Call For Papers


The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners from the industry and academia and provide them with a platform to report on recent advances and developments in the newly emerging areas of technology, as well as actual and potential applications to industrial and factory automation.

Solicited Papers:
Research papers reporting on new developments in technological sciences. Industry and development papers reporting on actual developments of technology, products, systems and solutions. Tutorial and survey papers. In addition, ETFA2013 solicits special session proposals to stimulate in-depth discussions in special areas relevant to the conference theme.

Topics within the scope of the conference include:

Information Technology in Automation:

IT Modeling techniques (UML, Object-Orientation, Agents, Service Oriented Architectures,...) for automation systems ; Data Modeling (CAEX, AutomationML, OPC UA,...); Virtualization at the factory level, digital factory; Programming
languages (IEC 61131, IEC 61499,...); Integration with MES and ERP systems (Databases, Semantic Web Services) ; Vertical Integration: Web-based Setup, Maintenance and Configuration; Tool chains, platforms, and frameworks for Software Design and Development; Security in factory, home and building Automation; Network Integration in Automation Systems (heterogeneous networks, wired/wireless,...).

Industrial Communication Systems:

Implementation issues; Message scheduling; Performance analysis; Dependability and fault tolerance aspects; System design and architecture; Self-configurable systems; Integration support; Fieldbus networks; Real-Time Ethernet
Networks; Intranet and Internet; Wireless networks; Hybrid (wired/wireless) networks; Safety buses; Sensor networks; Automotive networks; Building automation networks; Process control networks; Networked control systems.

Real-Time and (Networked) Embedded Systems:

Real-Time Computing; Real-Time Operating Systems; Real-Time Communications; Networked Embedded Systems Technology; Wireless Sensor Networks; Cyber Physical Systems; Design and Implementation; Design
Methodologies and Tools; Components and Platforms; Models of Computation and Formal Methods; Hardware/Software Co-Design; Energy Management; Data Integration and Fusion; Communication Modes; Quality of Service Control; Case Studies.

Automated Manufacturing Systems:

Formal Modeling and Analysis of Manufacturing Systems; Scheduling, Simulation, Queuing Systems and Petri Nets in Manufacturing Systems; Synthesis and Analysis Techniques, Performance Evaluation and Reliability; Discrete and Continuous
Industrial Automation Systems; Automated Manufacturing Systems and Enterprise Integration; Application of Service-Oriented Technologies; Test Cases, Benchmarks and Tools; Applications and Experiences in Practice; Recent Developments in Standardization; Fault Diagnosis State-Estimation and Identification.

Industrial Control:

Process Control; Equipment Control; Intelligent Control; Supervisory Control; Industrial Control Implementation; Discrete and Continuous Automation System; Equipment and Process Monitoring; Fault Detection and Management; Process Modelling and
Optimization; Performance Assessment of Control Systems; Control Applications; Large-Scale Systems. Intelligent Systems and Control, Modern Heuristics, and Data Mining

Computational Intelligence and Modern Heuristics in Automation:

in automation and industrial applications; Neural/Fuzzy/Evolutionary approaches in automation; Modern heuristics methods in factory automation based on predictive, adaptive control, recognition, navigation, motion control, competitive, self-organizing learning, and clustering; Computational Intelligence in security, reliability, and fault-tolerance in automation; Ant colonies optimization and swarm intelligence in automation; Machine learning, Support Vector Machines, Expert Systems.

Intelligent Robots & Systems:

Cognitive robotics; Cooperative and collaborative robotics; Distributed robotic architectures; Human-robot interaction; Integrated intelligence; Intelligent robot assistants; Intelligent embedded systems; Natural language grounding; Network robotics;
Perception, control and manipulation for intelligent robots and systems; Planning and failure recovery; Reasoning under uncertainty; Robot learning; Robot vision; Usability studies.

Sensors and Actuators:

Sensor devices and sensor arrays, Sensor technology and new sensor principles, Sensor algorithms, Sensor instrumentation, Sensor device architectures, Intelligent sensors, Event-based sampling for sensors, Communication interfaces, Factory and process automation sensors, Smart actuators and drive systems, Electric actuators, Valve automation, Energy-harvesting wireless sensors and sensor applications, Signal processing for sensor applications, Industrial sensor devices, Analytical methods and modeling, Software for sensors, Energy efficiency and intelligent signal processing for wireless sensing, Body sensor networks for healthcare and pervasive application, Sensors for urban environmental monitoring, Networked sensors and sensor platforms, Sensor applications for industry, environmental monitoring, corrosion, etc., Bioinspired sensor systems, Metamaterials for sensing, Adaptive sensing, Signal treatment and uncertainty estimation in sensors, Contactless detection and measuring systems for the industrial automation, Motion detectors, Neural networks and sensors, Mass-sensitive and fiber-optic sensors, Gas sensors, Nano-sensors, Aerospace sensor systems, Spatio-temporal modeling for solar radiation, climate and biogeochemical cycles.

The conference will comprise multi-track sessions for regular papers, to present significant and novel research results with a prospect for a tangible impact on the research area and potential implementations; work-in-progress (WIP) sessions; panel discussions on the state-of-the-art and emerging trends, involving leading experts from industry and academia; and public discussion sessions moderated by leading experts in the field of industrial automation systems.

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