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WFCS 2018 : 14th IEEE International Workshop on Factory Communication Systems

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Link: http://wfcs2018.ieiit.cnr.it/
 
When Jun 13, 2018 - Jun 15, 2018
Where Imperia, Italy
Submission Deadline Feb 28, 2018
Notification Due Mar 31, 2018
Final Version Due Apr 30, 2018
Categories    communication   networking   automation   industry
 

Call For Papers

CALL FOR REGULAR & WORK-IN-PROGRESS PAPERS
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Sponsors: CNR-IEIIT, Institute of Electronics, Information and Telecommunication
Engineering, and IEEE Industrial Electronics Society


14th IEEE International Workshop on Factory Communication Systems

WFCS 2018 - Communication in Industry

June 13 - 15, 2018, Imperia, Italy

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Web site: http://wfcs2018.ieiit.cnr.it
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WFCS is the largest IEEE conference especially dedicated to industrial
communication systems and technologies. The aim of the WFCS series is to
provide a forum for researchers, developers and practitioners to review
and discuss most recent trends in the area and share innovative research
directions.
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FOCUS

- Real-time in Industrial Communication Systems and Technologies:
wired and wireless industrial networks (fieldbus networks; Industrial
Ethernet networks; wireless (industrial) networks; Industrial Wireless
Sensor Networks (IWSNs); hybrid wired/wireless industrial networks;
Time Sensitive Networks (TSN); Time Triggered (TT) systems and protocols);
modeling and specification techniques; hard and soft real-time message
scheduling; multimedia support for industrial and process automation;
real-time performance and analysis of network protocols and components;
support for mobility; configuration tools and network management.

- Cyber-Physical Systems (Communication meets Control):
control/communication interaction; networked control systems; Wireless
Sensor Actuator Networks (WSANs); cooperative industrial systems;
multi-agent industrial systems; time synchronization; localization;
industry applications and case studies.

- Networked Embedded Systems:
design and validation of embedded systems; real-time operating systems;
multi/many-core systems; middleware design and implementation; real-time
performance and analysis; domain-specific design and verification languages;
formal methods for verification and certification; model-driven engineering.

- Dependability and Security of Industrial Networks:
fault-tolerance; safety and certification; cyber-security; risk analysis
and assessment; protection and countermeasures; industrial firewalls and
intrusion detection systems (IDSs); formal description techniques and
verification of industrial protocol and applications.

- Integration in Industrial Systems:
vertical and life-cycle aspects; data-flow management; plug-and-work and
self-mechanisms; interoperability; mixed criticality systems; distributed
application platforms; Internet and intranet access; Internetworking;
web-based setup; configuration and maintenance; cell networks; high-performance
networks, telecommunication networks for geographically distributed industrial
applications.

- Communication Technologies for Industry 4.0:
self-adaption and self-organization for smart factories; self-configurable
networks; new paradigms for agile network operations; Software Defined
Networking (SDN); Network Function Virtualization (NFV); artificial intelligence
and machine (deep) learning; architectures for big data management; industrial
cloud computing; Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)/Industrial Internet of
Services (IIoS); Service-Oriented Architectures (SoA); support for m2m and
human-machine interaction; reports from experimental testbeds and deployment.

- Green Communication in Industry:
energy-efficient, resource-saving and environment-friendly networking;
energy-saving and energy-harvesting techniques; green design.

- Recent advances in research domains with similar communication requirements:
smart grid communications; smart home and building automation networks;
automotive and train-control networks; automated guided vehicles (AGV) and
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSs); Wireless Health Care (WHC).

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Honorary Chair:
Adriano Valenzano, CNR-IEIIT, Italy

General Co-Chairs:
Luca Durante, CNR-IEIIT, Italy
Richard Zurawski, ISA Group, USA

Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Liliana Cucu, INRIA, France
Lucia Seno, CNR-IEIIT, Italy

Work-in-Progress Co-Chairs:
Tingting Hu, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Stefano Scanzio, CNR-IEIIT, Italy

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SUBMISSIONS: WFCS 2018 invites two types of submissions.
Regular Papers - from 8 to 10 double-column pages
Work-in-Progress Papers (WiP) - limited to 4 double-column pages

* Deadline for submission of regular papers: February 28, 2018 *
* Deadline for submission of Work-in-Progress papers: April 10, 2018 *

** FOR FURTHER DETAILS, PLEASE CONSULT THE CONFERENCE WEB PAGES **
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CONTACT INFORMATION
E-mail: wfcs2018@ieiit.cnr.it
Phone: +39 011 090 5425
Follow us on Twitter: @wfcs2018
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