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


The purpose of the 10th 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
  • Affective Computing
  • 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
  • Mobile Robots and Intelligent Autonomous Systems
  • Mechatronics Systems
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Perception and Awareness
  • Surveillance, Fault Detection and Diagnosis
  • Engineering Applications


  • 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
  • Instrumentation Networks and Software
  • Change Detection Problems
  • Time-Frequency Analysis
  • Force and Tactile Sensors
  • Mechanical 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


  • Lean Enterprise
  • 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
  • Knowledge Management in Industry
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Virtual Manufacturing Technologies
  • Systems Modelling and Simulation
  • Performance Evaluation and Optimization
  • Human Factors & Human-System Interface
  • Cost and Value Engineering
  • Business Process Modelling


Luís ReisUniversity of Porto, Portugal
Krzysztof TchonWroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Klaus SchillingUniversity Würzburg, Germany
Libor KralLuxembourg


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).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
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 .

Important Dates

Conference Date: 29 - 31 July, 2013

Regular Papers
Paper Submission: February 18, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification:
April 3, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
April 22, 2013 (expired)

Position Papers
Paper Submission: April 10, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification:
May 14, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
May 28, 2013 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Camera Ready and Registration: June 24, 2013 (expired)

Special Sessions
Paper Submission: May 27, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification: June 10, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: June 17, 2013 (expired)


ICINCO Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2 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


The conference will be held at Reykjavík University (RU), which is located in the heart of Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland.
The University offers modern and well equipped facilities and strives to build a strong international academic environment along with innovative teaching methods.
Reykjavík is a city with a long history, encircled by mountains and sea, lying just some minutes away from magnificent unspoiled nature. Visitors cannot escape experiencing the vibrant energy, whether they want to feel the boiling thermal energy underground, explore the Icelandic nature or experience its lively culture and fun-filled nightlife.


Jean-Louis FerrierUniversity of Angers, France


Oleg GusikhinFord Motor Company, United States
Kurosh MadaniUniversity of Paris-EST Créteil (UPEC), France
Jurek SasiadekCarleton University, Canada


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
Fouad Al-sunni, , Saudi Arabia
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
Alejandro Arieta, , Switzerland
Tomas Arredondo, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Chile
Vijanth Asirvadam, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
T. Asokan, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
Ali Bab-Hadiashar, RMIT University, Australia
Jacky Baltes, University of Manitoba, Canada
Ruth Bars, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Victor Becerra, University of Reading, United Kingdom
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
Hannes Bleuler, , Switzerland
Jean-Louis Boimond, ISTIA - LARIS, France
Magnus Boman, The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Thomas Braunl, The University of Western Australia, Australia
Mietek Brdys, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Glen Bright, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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
Yangquan Chen, Utah State University, United States
Yuh-Min Chen, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Albert Cheng, University of Houston, United States
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
Fabrizio Dabbene, , Italy
Prithviraj Dasgupta, University of Nebraska, United States
Kathryn J. De Laurentis, , United States
Danilo De Rossi, University of Pisa, Italy
Elena De Santis, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Angel Del Pobil, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Mingcong Deng, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
Guilherme DeSouza, University of Missouri, United States
Rüdiger Dillmann, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - KIT, Germany
Alexandre Dolgui, IMT Atlantique, France
António Dourado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Venky Dubey, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Ashish Dutta, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
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
Eniko Enikov, The University of Arizona, United States
Ali Eydgahi, Eastern Michigan University, United States
Simon G. Fabri, University of Malta, Malta
Jean-Marc Faure, Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, France
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
Mauro Franceschelli, Università di Cagliari, Italy
Heinz Frank, , Germany
Georg Frey, Automation and Energy Systems, Saarland University, 66123, Saarbrucken, Germany, Germany
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
Luis Gomes, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan, West Virginia University, United States
Frans Groen, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Da-Wei Gu, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Jason Gu, Dalhousie University, Canada
Kevin Guelton, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France
Jatinder Gupta, University of Alabama in Huntsville, United States
Thomas Gustafsson, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Quang Ha, University of Technology, Sydney - FEIT, Australia
Maki Habib, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Wolfgang Halang, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, China
Riad Hammoud, , United States
Qing-Long Han, Central Queensland University, Australia
Jennifer Harding, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
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
Hesuan Hu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Atsushi Imiya, IMIT Chiba University, Japan
Sarangapani Jagannathan, Missouri University of Science and Technology, United States
Ray Jarvis, Monash University, Australia
Thira Jearsiripongkul, Thammasat University, Thailand
Myong Jeong, Rutgers University, United States
Ivan Kalaykov, Örebro University, Sweden
Michail Kalogiannakis, University of Crete, Greece
Mansour Karkoub, Texas A&M Universiy, Qatar
Dusko Katic, Mihailo Pupin Institute, Serbia
Kazuo Kiguchi, Kyushu University, Japan
Jonghwa Kim, University of Science & Technology, Korea, Republic of
DaeEun Kim, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Ashok Kochhar, Aston University, United Kingdom
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
Gerhard Kraetzschmar, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Mianowski Krzysztof, Politechnika Warszawska, Poland
Masao Kubo, Narional Defense Academy of Japan, Japan
Kin Lai, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
H. K. Lam, King's College London, United Kingdom
Alexander Lanzon, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Soo-Young Lee, , 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
Youfu Li, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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
Guoping Liu, University of South Wales, United Kingdom
Changchun Liu, , United States
Xiaoping Liu, Carleton University, Canada
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
Frederic Maire, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Om Malik, University of Calgary, Canada
Fabio Marchese, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Philippe Martinet, INRIA, France
Aníbal Matos, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP), Portugal
Rene Mayorga, University of Regina, Canada
Ross McAree, University of Queensland, Australia
Ken Mcgarry, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom
Seán McLoone, Queen's Unviersity Belfast, Ireland
Claudio Melchiorri, Università di Bologna, Italy
Konstantinos Michail, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Patrick Millot, University of Valenciennes, France
Sanya Mitaim, Thammasat University, Thailand
Sara Moein, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, United States
Francesco Morabito, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy
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
Sergiu Nedevschi, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Maria Neves, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Klas Nilsson, Lund University, Sweden
Juan Nolazco-Flores, , Mexico
Andrzej Obuchowicz, University of Zielona Góra, Poland
H.R.B. Orlande, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Christos Panayiotou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Stefano Panzieri, Università degli Studi "Roma Tre", Italy
Igor Paromtchik, INRIA, France
Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, University of Kansas, United States
Pierre Payeur, University of Ottawa, Canada
Marco Perez, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
D. Pham, The University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Jeff Pieper, University of Calgary, Canada
Selwyn Piramuthu, University of Florida, United States
S. Ponnambalam, University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia
Marie-Noëlle Pons, , France
Raul Marin Prades, Jaume I University, Spain
Libor Preucil, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
José Ragot, Centre de Recherche en Automatique de Nancy, France
Robert Richardson, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Mihailo Ristic, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Rodney Roberts, Florida State University, United States
Eduardo Rocon, , Spain
Juha Röning, University of Oulu, Finland
Mehdi Roopaei, University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
Agostinho Rosa, ISR - Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica, Portugal
João Rosário, University of Campinas, Brazil
António Ruano, University of Algarve, Portugal
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
Nilanjan Sarkar, Vanderbilt University, United States
Hideyuki Sawada, Waseda University, Japan
Daniel Sbarbaro, Universidad de Concepcion, Chile
Carla Seatzu, University of Cagliari, Italy
Gerald Seet, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
João Sequeira, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Michael Short, Teesside University, United Kingdom
Dan Simon, Cleveland State University, United States
Olivier Simonin, , France
Adam Slowik, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland
Andrzej Sluzek, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates
Jae-Bok Song, Korea University, Korea, Republic of
Qing Song, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Safeeullah Soomro, AMA International University, Bahrain
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
Olaf Stursberg, University of Kassel, Germany
Raúl Suárez, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
Kamesh Subbarao, University of Texas at Arlington, United States
Katia Sycara, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Kazuya Takeda, Nagoya University, Japan
Tianhao Tang, Shanghai Maritime University, China
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
Sven Tomforde, Intelligent Embedded Systems Group, University of Kassel, Germany
N. Tsagarakis, , Italy
Antonios Tsourdos, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Ali Turgut, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Dariusz Ucinski, University of Zielona Gora, Poland
José Valente de Oliveira, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
Angel Valera, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Job Van Amerongen, University of Twente, Netherlands
A. Van Der Stappen, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Bram Vanderborght, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Ramiro Velazquez, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico
Damir Vrancic, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Eric Wade, , United States
Bernardo Wagner, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
James Whidborne, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Sangchul Won, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of
Xun Xu, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Bin Yao, Purdue University, United States
Marek Zaremba, Université du Québec (UQO), Canada
Primo Zingaretti, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Loredana Zollo, Università Campus Bio-Medico, Italy
Argyrios Zolotas, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom