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


The purpose of the 13th 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


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


ICINCO 2016 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: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: icinco.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.icinco.org


Our conference will take place at the Lisbon Marriott Hotel, this 4 star Venue was considered Portugal’s leading conference hotel.


Kurosh MadaniUniversity of Paris-EST Créteil (UPEC), France


Oleg GusikhinFord Research & Adv. Engineering, United States
Dimitri PeaucelleLAAS-CNRS, France


El-Houssaine Aghezzaf, Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Belgium
Arturo Hernandez Aguirre, Centre for Research in Mathematics, Mexico
Adel Al-Jumaily, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Erdinç Altug, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Yacine Amirat, University Paris Est Créteil (UPEC), France
Vijanth Sagayan Asirvadam, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
Mohamed Amine Atoui, LARIS, France
Roman Barták, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Laxmidhar Behera, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
Carsten Behn, Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany
Sven Behnke, University of Bonn, Germany
Karsten Berns, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Mauro Birattari, IRIDIA-CoDE, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Jean-louis Boimond, ISTIA - LISA, France
Magnus Boman, The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Guy Boy, Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, United States
Robert Brennan, University of Calgary, Canada
Glen Bright, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Marvin Bugeja, University of Malta, Malta
Kenneth Camilleri, University of Malta, Malta
Giuseppe Carbone, LARM - Laboratory of Robotics and Mechatronics, Italy
Alessandro Casavola, University of Calabria, Italy
Marco Castellani, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Pei-Chann Chang, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan
Vijaysekhar Chellaboina, Mahindra Ecole Centrale, India
YangQuan Chen, University of Califronia Merced, United States
Xu Cheng, Emerson Electric, United States
Albert Cheng, University of Houston, United States
Tsung-Che Chiang, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Sung-Bae Cho, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Ryszard S. Choras, University of Technology & Life Sciences, Poland
Paul Christodoulides, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Feng Chu, University of Evry Val d'Essonne, France
Daisuke Chugo, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
Prithviraj (Raj) Dasgupta, University of Nebraska, United States
Kamil Dedecius, Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Academy of Sciences of the CZ, Czech Republic
Angel P. Del Pobil, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Kyriakos Deliparaschos, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Mingcong Deng, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
Mohamed Deriche, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia
Rüdiger Dillmann, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - KIT, Germany
Alexandre Dolgui, Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France
Wenjie Dong, University of Texas Pan American, United States
Xingye Dong, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
António Dourado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Vasile Dragan, Romanian Academy, Romania
Marc Ebner, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Germany
Petr Ekel, Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Mohammed El-Abd, American University of Kuwait, Kuwait
Simon G. Fabri, University of Malta, Malta
Luca Ferrarini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Antoine Ferreira, INSA Centre Val de Loire, France
Paolo Fiorini, University of Verona, Italy
Juan J. Flores, University of Michoacan, Mexico
Mauro Franceschelli, Università di Cagliari, Italy
Georg Frey, Saarland University, Germany
Emanuele Frontoni, Marche Polytechnic University, Italy
Toyomi Fujita, Department of Electronics and Intelligent Systems, Japan
Ponnambalam S. G., Monash University Sunway Campus, Malaysia
Mauro Gaggero, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Maria I. Garcia-Planas, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Len Gelman, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Wojciech Giernacki, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Paulo Gil, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Giuseppina Gini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Nils Goerke, University of Bonn, Germany
Arthur Gómez, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil
Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan, West Virginia University, United States
Lucian Teodor Grigorie, University of Craiova, Romania
Deepak Gupta, Wichita State University, United States
Jörg Hähner, Universität Augsburg, Germany
Wolfgang Halang, Fernuniversitaet, Germany
Kensuke Harada, AIST, Japan
Jennifer Harding, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Diana Hintea, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Yasuhisa Hirata, Tohoku University, Japan
Mathieu Hobon, ENSAM - LCFC, France
Wladyslaw Homenda, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Alamgir Hossain, Bradford University, United Kingdom
Shiuh-jer Huang, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Mircea Ivanescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Sarangapani Jagannathan, Missouri University of Science and Technology, United States
Thira Jearsiripongkul, Thammasat University, Thailand
Michael Jenkin, York University, Canada
Myong K. Jeong, Rutgers University, United States
Wootae Jeong, Korea Railroad Research Institute, Korea, Republic of
Imed Kacem, Université de Lorraine, France
Michail Kalogiannakis, University of Crete, Greece
Mansour Karkoub, Texas A&M Universiy, Qatar
Dusko Katic, Mihailo Pupin Institute, Serbia
Tohru Kawabe, University of Tsukuba, Japan
DaeEun Kim, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Israel Koren, University of Massachusetts, United States
George L. Kovács, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Krzysztof Kozlowski, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Ondrej Krejcar, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Kolja Kühnlenz, University of Applied Sciences ans Arts, Germany
Sébastien Lahaye, Istia - LARIS, France
H. K. Lam, King's College London, United Kingdom
Dimitri Lefebvre, Greah Université Le Havre, France
Kauko Leiviskä, University of Oulu, Finland
Tsai-Yen Li, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Yangmin Li, University of Macau, China
Gordon Lightbody, University College Cork, Ireland
Huei-Yung Lin, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
Luís Seabra Lopes, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Sérgio F. Lopes, University of Minho, Portugal
Gonzalo Lopez-Nicolas, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Philippe Lucidarme, Lisa, France
Martin Lukac, Tohoku University, Japan
Danilo Maccio, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
José Tenreiro Machado, Institute of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Ana Madureira, ISEP/IPP, Portugal
Nitaigour Mahalik, California State University - Fresno, United States
Om Malik, University of Calgary, Canada
Philippe Martinet, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France
Alicja Mazur, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Ross McAree, University of Queensland, Australia
Antonio Mendes Lopes, University of Porto, Portugal
Luis Merino, Pablo de Olavide University, Spain
Konstantinos Michail, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Francesco Carlo Morabito, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Riccardo Muradore, University of Verona, Italy
Saeid Nahavandi, Deakin University, Australia
Andreas Nearchou, University of Patras, Greece
George Nikolakopoulos, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Juan A. Nolazco-Flores, ITESM, Campus Monterrey, Mexico
José Valente de Oliveira, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
Tobias Ortmaier, Universitat Hannover, Germany
Gordon Parker, Michigan Technological University, United States
Igor Paromtchik, INRIA, France
Nirvana Popescu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Radu-Emil Precup, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Libor Preucil, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
José Ragot, Centre de Recherche en Automatique de Nancy, France
Oscar Reinoso, Miguel Hernandez University, Spain
Patrick Rives, INRIA - Sophia-Antipolis, France
Juha Röning, University of Oulu, Finland
António Ruano, University of Algarve, Portugal
Magdi S. Mahmoud, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Jocelyn Sabatier, IMS Laboratory -Bordeaux University, France
Mehmet Sahinkaya, Kingston University London, United Kingdom
Abdel-Badeeh Mohamed Salem, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Jurek Sasiadek, Carleton University, Canada
Klaus Schilling, University Würzburg, Germany
Daniel Schmidt, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Roman Sergienko, Institute of Telecommunications Engineering, Ulm University, Germany
Madhavan Shanmugavel, Monash University, Malaysia
Jinhua She, Tokyo university of Technology, Japan
Bruno Siciliano, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Daniel Simon, INRIA, France
Dan Simon, Cleveland State University, United States
Andrzej Sluzek, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates
Jorge Solis, Karlstad University / Waseda University, Sweden
Stefan Sosnowski, Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM), Germany
J. D. Stigter, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Raúl Suárez, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
Jian Sun, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Abdelhamid Tayebi, Lakehead University, Canada
Daniel Thalmann, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Gui Yun Tian, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Dan Tiba, Institute of Mathematics Academia Romana, Romania
Sven Tomforde, Augsburg University, Germany
N. G. Tsagarakis, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Wa-Muzemba Tshibangu, Morgan State University, United States
Antonios Tsourdos, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Ali Emre Turgut, Universite Libre de Bruxelle, Belgium
Bartlomiej Ufnalski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Angel Valera, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Antonis Vardulakis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Cesar Vargas-Rosales, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, Mexico
Ljubo Vlacic, Griffith University, Australia
Damir Vrancic, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Bernardo Wagner, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Mattias Wahde, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Rong-Jong Wai, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Feng Wan, University of Macau, Macau
Jingyu Wang, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China
Long Wang, Peking University, China
James Whidborne, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Warren White, Kansas State University, United States
Min Wu, China University of Geosciences, China
Xun W. Xu, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Qinmin Yang, Zhejiang University, China
Gang Yao, Shanghai Maritime University, China
Marek Zaremba, Université du Québec (UQO), Canada
Jie Zhang, Uni. of Newcastle, United Kingdom

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