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


The purpose of the 9th 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:



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


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


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


  • Lean Enterprise
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Engineering
  • Industrial Automation and Robotics
  • Intelligent Design and Manufacturing
  • Virtual Enterprises and Interoperability
  • Virtual Manufacturing Technologies
  • Facilities Design and Work Space Design
  • Computer-Based Manufacturing Technologies
  • Systems Modelling and Simulation
  • Performance Evaluation and Optimization
  • Production Planning, Scheduling and Control
  • Facilities Planning and Management
  • Quality Control and Management
  • Knowledge Management in Industry
  • Energy Efficiency and Green Manufacturing
  • Product-Service Systems
  • Precision Engineering
  • Human Factors & Human-System Interface
  • Cost and Value Engineering
  • Business Process Modelling


Alessandro De LucaUniversità di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Munther DahlehMIT, United States
Alexandre DolguiIMT Atlantique, France
Jurek SasiadekCarleton University, Canada


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 digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a LNEE Series book.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


ICINCO Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2 esq.
             2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +44 203 014 5435
e-mail: icinco.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.icinco.org/


Jean-Louis FerrierUniversity of Angers, France


Alain BernardEcole Centrale de Nantes, France
Oleg GusikhinFord Motor Company, United States
Kurosh MadaniUniversity of Paris-EST Créteil (UPEC), France


Arvin Agah, The University of Kansas, United States
El-Houssaine Aghezzaf, Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Belgium
Eugenio Aguirre, University of Granada, Spain
Hyo-Sung Ahn, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Korea, Republic of
Adel Al-Jumaily, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Frank Allgower, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Yacine Amirat, University Paris Est Créteil (UPEC), France
Stefan Andrei, Lamar University, United States
Peter Arato, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Rui Araujo, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Helder Araújo, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Carles Batlle Arnau, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Tomas Arredondo, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Chile
Ronald Askin, Arizona State University, United States
T. Asokan, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
Wudhichai Assawinchaichote, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
Ali Bab-Hadiashar, RMIT University, Australia
Jacky Baltes, University of Manitoba, Canada
Ruth Bars, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Laxmidhar Behera, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
Karsten Berns, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Arijit Bhattacharya, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Robert Bicker, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Mauro Birattari, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Christian Blum, IKERBASQUE and University of the Basque Country, Spain
Jean-Louis Boimond, ISTIA - LARIS, France
Magnus Boman, The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Alan Bowling, University of Texas at Arlington, United States
Thomas Braunl, The University of Western Australia, Australia
Mietek Brdys, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Kevin Burn, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom
Amaury Caballero, Florida International University, United States
Giuseppe Carbone, Università della Calabria, Italy
Alessandro Casavola, University of Calabria, Italy
Riccardo Cassinis, University of Brescia, Italy
Ratchatin Chanchareon, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Siam Charoenseang, Institute of Field Robotics, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
Antonio Chella, Università di Palermo, Italy
Wen-Hua Chen, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Yuh-Min Chen, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Peter Chen, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Albert Cheng, University of Houston, United States
Graziano Chesi, University of Hong Kong, China
Tsung-Che Chiang, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Sung-Bae Cho, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Ryszard Choras, UTP University of Sciences and Technology, Poland
Chengbin Chu, ESIEE Paris, Université Paris-Est, France
Carlos Coello, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico
James Conrad, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States
Yechiel Crispin, Embry-riddle Aeronautical University, United States
José Cunha, University of Trás-os-montes and Alto Douro, Portugal
Prithviraj Dasgupta, University of Nebraska, United States
Kathryn J. De Laurentis, Fourier Designs, LLC, United States
Danilo De Rossi, University of Pisa, Italy
Elena De Santis, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Angel Del Pobil, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Michael Demetriou, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, United States
Mingcong Deng, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
Rüdiger Dillmann, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - KIT, Germany
Dimos Dimarogonas, KTH, Sweden
Venky Dubey, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
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
Atilla Elci, Aksaray University, Turkey
Simon G. Fabri, University of Malta, Malta
Paolo Falcone, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Javier Fernandez de Canete, University of Malaga, Spain
David Fernández-Llorca, University of Alcalá, Spain
Paolo Fiorini, University of Verona, Italy
Juan Flores, University of Michoacan, Mexico
Heinz Frank, Heilbronn University Campus Kuenzelsau, Germany
Georg Frey, Chair of Automation and Energy Systems, Saarland University,, Germany
Dragan Gamberger, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Croatia
Nicholas Gans, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Maria Garcia-Planas, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Ryszard Gessing, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Lazea Gheorghe, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Paulo Gil, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Maria Gini, University of Minnesota, United States
Alessandro Giua, University of Cagliari, Italy
Luis Gomes, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan, West Virginia University, United States
Frans Groen, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jason Gu, Dalhousie University, Canada
Kevin Guelton, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France
José J. Guerrero, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Eugenio Guglielmelli, Università Campus Bio-Medico, Italy
Lei Guo, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
Thomas Gustafsson, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Maki Habib, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Wolfgang Halang, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, China
John Hallam, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Jennifer Harding, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
John Harris, University of Florida, United States
Inman Harvey, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Dominik Henrich, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Arturo Hernández - Aguirre, Centre for Research in Mathematics, Mexico
Suranga Hettiarachchi, Indiana University Southeast, United States
Victor Hinostroza, University of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Kaoru Hirota, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Wladyslaw Homenda, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Fumiya Iida, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Mirjana Ivanovic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Sarangapani Jagannathan, Missouri University of Science and Technology, United States
Masoud Jamei, Simcyp Limited, United Kingdom
Ray Jarvis, Monash University, Australia
Thira Jearsiripongkul, Thammasat University, Thailand
Myong Jeong, Rutgers University, United States
Ping Jiang, The University of Bradford, United Kingdom
Ivan Kalaykov, Örebro University, Sweden
Michail Kalogiannakis, University of Crete, Greece
Mansour Karkoub, Texas A&M Universiy, Qatar
Dusko Katic, Mihailo Pupin Institute, Serbia
Behrokh Khoshnevis, University of Southern California, United States
Jonghwa Kim, University of Science & Technology, Korea, Republic of
DaeEun Kim, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Diego Klabjan, Northwestern University, United States
Ashok Kochhar, Aston University, United Kingdom
Lingxue Kong, Deakin University, Australia
Waree Kongprawechnon, Thammasat University, Thailand
Israel Koren, University of Massachusetts, United States
George Kovács, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Krzysztof Kozlowski, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Mianowski Krzysztof, Politechnika Warszawska, Poland
Masao Kubo, Narional Defense Academy of Japan, Japan
Kin Lai, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Soo-Young Lee, KAIST, Korea, Republic of
Graham Leedham, University of New England, Australia
Kauko Leiviskä, University of Oulu, Finland
Tsai-Yen Li, National Chengchi University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Kang Li, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
Yangmin Li, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Gordon Lightbody, University College Cork, Ireland
Huei-Yung Lin, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Józef Lisowski, Akademia Morska, Poland
Changchun Liu, The MathWorks, Inc., United States
Guoping Liu, University of South Wales, United Kingdom
Honghai Liu, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Savvas Loizou, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Luís Lopes, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Gonzalo Lopez-Nicolas, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Iuan-Yuan Lu, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Edwin Lughofer, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Martin Lukac, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
José Machado, Institute of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Anthony Maciejewski, Colorado State University, United States
Nitaigour Mahalik, California State University - Fresno, United States
Bruno Maione, Politecnico Di Bari, Italy
Frederic Maire, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Om Malik, University of Calgary, Canada
Jacek Mandziuk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Philippe Martinet, INRIA, France
Sonia Martínez, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department, UC San Diego, United States
Aníbal Matos, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP), Portugal
Ross McAree, University of Queensland, Australia
Ken Mcgarry, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom
Carlo Menon, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Patrick Millot, University of Valenciennes, France
Sara Moein, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, United States
António Moreira, INESC Porto / FEUP, Portugal
Vladimir Mostyn, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Zoltan Nagy, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Saeid Nahavandi, Deakin University, Australia
Andreas Nearchou, University of Patras, Greece
Luciana Nedel, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil
Sergiu Nedevschi, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Maria Neves, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Juan Nolazco-Flores, ITESM, Campus Monterrey, Mexico
Andrzej Obuchowicz, University of Zielona Góra, Poland
Christos Panayiotou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Igor Paromtchik, INRIA, France
Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, University of Kansas, United States
Pierre Payeur, University of Ottawa, Canada
Fernando Pereira, University of Porto, Portugal
Marco Perez, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Jeff Pieper, University of Calgary, Canada
Selwyn Piramuthu, University of Florida, United States
S. Ponnambalam, University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia
Marie-Noëlle Pons, CNRS, France
Raul Marin Prades, Jaume I University, Spain
Robert Richardson, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Julio Rico, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Juha Röning, University of Oulu, Finland
Mehdi Roopaei, University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
Carlos Sagüés, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Mehmet Sahinkaya, Kingston University London, United Kingdom
Antonio Sala, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Abdel-Badeeh Salem, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Marcello Sanguineti, University of Genoa, Italy
Srikanth Saripalli, Arizona State University, United States
Nilanjan Sarkar, Vanderbilt University, United States
Medha Sarkar, Middle Tennessee State University, United States
Hideyuki Sawada, Waseda University, Japan
Daniel Sbarbaro, Universidad de Concepcion, Chile
Klaus Schilling, University Würzburg, Germany
Carla Seatzu, University of Cagliari, Italy
Ali Selamat, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
João Sequeira, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Michael Short, Teesside University, United Kingdom
Dan Simon, Cleveland State University, United States
Olivier Simonin, CITI. Lab. INSA de Lyon, France
Joaquin Sitte, Queensland University of Technology, New Zealand
Adam Slowik, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland
Andrzej Sluzek, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates
Qing Song, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Stefano Squartini, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Burkhard Stadlmann, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Wels, Austria
Sergiu Stan, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Tarasiewicz Stanislaw, Université Laval, Canada
J. Stigter, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Olaf Stursberg, University of Kassel, Germany
Kazuya Takeda, Nagoya University, Japan
Tianhao Tang, Shanghai Maritime University, China
József Tar, Óbuda University, Hungary
Abdelhamid Tayebi, Lakehead University, Canada
Daniel Thalmann, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Haydn Thompson, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Gui Tian, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
N. Tsagarakis, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Avgoustos Tsinakos, University of Kavala Institute of Technology / Athabasca University of Canada, Greece
Antonios Tsourdos, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Ali Turgut, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
José Valente de Oliveira, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
Angel Valera, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
A. Van Der Stappen, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Bram Vanderborght, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Eloisa Vargiu, EURECAT, Spain
Ramiro Velazquez, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico
Damir Vrancic, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Bernardo Wagner, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
James Whidborne, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Sangchul Won, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of
Peter Xu, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Xun Xu, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Marek Zaremba, Université du Québec (UQO), Canada
Janan Zaytoon, University of Reims Champagne Ardennes, France
Du Zhang, California State University, United States
Primo Zingaretti, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Loredana Zollo, Università Campus Bio-Medico, Italy
Argyrios Zolotas, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom