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


The purpose of the 12th 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 Engineering, Production and Management.
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.


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:



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


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


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


  • Supply Chain and Logistics Engineering
  • Virtual Enterprises and Interoperability
  • Production Planning, Scheduling and Control
  • Computer-based Manufacturing Technologies
  • Facilities Planning and Management
  • Quality Control and Management
  • Energy Efficiency and Green Manufacturing
  • Precision Engineering
  • Industrial Automation and Robotics
  • Intelligent Design and Manufacturing
  • Resources and Knowledge Management in Industry
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Systems Modelling and Simulation
  • Performance Evaluation and Optimization
  • Human Factors & Human-System Interface
  • Business Process Modelling
  • Assembly Line Design, Balancing & Sequencing


ICINCO 2015 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.


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.


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 is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Index) and Scopus.


ICINCO Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +44 203 014 8813
e-mail: icinco.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.icinco.org


Available soon.


Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal
Kurosh MadaniUniversity of Paris-EST Créteil (UPEC), France


Oleg GusikhinFord Research & Adv. Engineering, United States
Jurek SasiadekCarleton University, Canada


Andrew Adamatzky, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
El-Houssaine Aghezzaf, Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Belgium
Rui Araujo, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Ahmad B. Rad, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Arijit Bhattacharya, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
Jean-louis Boimond, ISTIA - LISA, France
Glen Bright, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Giuseppe Carbone, LARM - Laboratory of Robotics and Mechatronics, Italy
Alessandro Casavola, University of Calabria, Italy
Pei-Chann Chang, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan
Yuh-Min Chen, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Albert Cheng, University of Houston, United States
Tsung-Che Chiang, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Daisuke Chugo, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
James M. Conrad, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States
Prithviraj (Raj) Dasgupta, University of Nebraska, United States
Kamil Dedecius, Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Academy of Sciences of the CZ, Czech Republic
Kyriakos Deliparaschos, National Technical University of Athens (ntua), Cyprus
Mingcong Deng, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
Alexandre Dolgui, Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France
António Dourado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Ashish Dutta, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
Petr Ekel, Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ali Eydgahi, Eastern Michigan University, United States
Rolf Findeisen, Institute for Automation Engineering (IFAT), Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
Juan J. Flores, University of Michoacan, Mexico
Mauro Franceschelli, Università di Cagliari, Italy
Emanuele Frontoni, Marche Polytechnic University, Italy
Arthur Gómez, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil
Lucian Teodor Grigorie, University of Craiova, Romania
Guoxiang Gu, Louisiana State University, United States
Maki K. Habib, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Wolfgang Halang, Fernuniversitaet, Germany
Kensuke Harada, AIST, Japan
Dominik Henrich, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Suranga Hettiarachchi, Indiana University Southeast, United States
Diana Hintea, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Myong K. Jeong, Rutgers University, United States
Michail Kalogiannakis, University of Crete, Greece
Tohru Kawabe, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Masao Kubo, Narional Defense Academy of Japan, Japan
Kolja Kühnlenz, University of Applied Sciences ans Arts, Germany
Tsai-Yen Li, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Kang Li, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
Iuan-Yuan Lu, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
Martin Lukac, Tohoku University, Japan
José Tenreiro Machado, Institute of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Anthony Maciejewski, Colorado State University, United States
Nitaigour Mahalik, California State University - Fresno, United States
Om Malik, University of Calgary, Canada
Alicja Mazur, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Konstantinos Michail, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Andreas Nearchou, University of Patras, Greece
Nadia Nedjah, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
George Nikolakopoulos, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Juan A. Nolazco-Flores, ITESM, Campus Monterrey, Mexico
Igor Paromtchik, INRIA, France
D. T. Pham, The University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Marie-Noëlle Pons, CNRS, France
Nirvana Popescu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Radu-Emil Precup, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
José Ragot, Centre de Recherche en Automatique de Nancy, France
Oscar Reinoso, Miguel Hernandez University, Spain
Cameron Riviere, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Magdi S. Mahmoud, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Abdel-Badeeh Mohamed Salem, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Marcello Sanguineti, University of Genoa, Italy
Hideyuki Sawada, Kagawa University, Japan
Daniel Schmidt, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Roman Sergienko, Institute of Telecommunications Engineering, Ulm University, Germany
Basilio Sierra, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Dan Simon, Cleveland State University, United States
Adam Slowik, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland
Jorge Solis, Karlstad University / Waseda University, Sweden
Abdelhamid Tayebi, Lakehead University, Canada
Sven Tomforde, Augsburg University, Germany
Wa-Muzemba Tshibangu, University of Maryland Baltimore County, United States
Antonios Tsourdos, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Angel Valera, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Bram Vanderborght, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Cesar Vargas-Rosales, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, Mexico
Damir Vrancic, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Bernardo Wagner, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Long Wang, Peking University, China
H.M. Wee, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
James Whidborne, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Xun W. Xu, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Man Zhihong, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

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