ICINCO is organized by INSTICC (Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication)


The purpose of the 6th 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. Three simultaneous tracks will be held, covering Intelligent Control Systems, Optimization, Robotics, Automation, Signal Processing, Systems Modeling and Control.

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 are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial or organizing a workshop are invited to contact the conference secretariat. Additional information can be found at http://www.icinco.org/.


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 conference areas:
  1. Intelligent Control Systems and Optimization
  2. Robotics and Automation
  3. Signal Processing, Systems Modeling and Control
    - Decision support systems
    - Distributed control systems
    - Expert systems for industry
    - Intelligent fault detection and identification
    - Knowledge-based systems applications
    - Planning and Scheduling
    - Machine learning in control applications
    - Hybrid learning systems
    - Mechatronic systems
    - Neural networks based control systems
    - Optimization algorithms
    - Software agents for intelligent control systems
    - Soft computing
    - Fuzzy control
    - Genetic algorithms
    - Evolutionary computation and control
    - Robot design, development and control
    - Human-robots interfaces
    - Network robotics
    - Mobile robots and autonomous systems
    - Human augmentation and shared control
    - Cybernetics
    - Space and underwater robots
    - Intelligent transportation technologies and systems
    - Vehicle control applications
    - Telerobotics and Teleoperation
    - Industrial networks and automation
    - Intelligent warehouses
    - Modeling, simulation and architectures
    - Vision, recognition and reconstruction
    - Virtual Reality
    - Image processing
    - Surveillance
    - Control and supervision systems
    - Web-based control
    - Autonomous agents
    - Petri nets (system design/verification with nets, protocols and networks)
    - Reasoning about action for intelligent robots
    - Natural language dialogue with robots
    - Speech recognition
    - Signal reconstruction
    - Computer and microprocessor-based control
    - Hierarchical control
    - Instrumentation networks and software
    - Field-buses
    - Real-time systems control
    - Environmental monitoring and control
    - Time series and system modeling
    - Time-frequency analysis
    - Feature extraction
    - Information-based models for control
    - Discrete event systems
    - Hybrid dynamical systems
    - System identification
    - Adaptive signal processing and control
    - Nonlinear signals and systems
    - Optimization problems in signal processing
    - Change detection problems


Daniel S. Yeung, University of Technology, China
Maria P. Fanti, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy
Janan Zaytoon, University of Reims Champagne Ardennes, France
Alessandro Giua, Universita' di Cagliari, Italy
Peter S. Sapaty, Institute of Mathematical Machines and Systems, National Academy of Sciences Ukraine


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
A book including a selection of the best conference papers will be edited and published by Springer.
The proceedings will be indexed by Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC and DBLP.
EI already agreed to index the proceedings of ICINCO 2006, 2007 and 2008. Proceedings of ICINCO 2009 will be evaluated by EI after their publication.


Milan (Milano), situated on the flat plains of the Po Valley, is the capital of Lombardy and thoroughly enjoys its hard earned role as Italy's richest and second largest city. Wealthy and cosmopolitan, the Milanesi enjoy a reputation as successful businesspeople, equally at home overseas and in Italy. Embracing tradition, sophistication and ambition in equal measure, they are just as likely to follow opera at La Scala as their shares on the city's stock market or AC or Inter at the San Siro Stadium.
Three times in its history, the city had to rebuild after being conquered. Founded in the seventh century BC by Celts, the city, then known as Mediolanum ('mid-plain'), was first sacked by the Goths in the 600s (AD), then by Barbarossa in 1157 and finally by the Allies in World War II, when over a quarter of the city was flattened. Milan successively reinvented herself under French, Spanish and then Austrian rulers from 1499 until the reunification of Italy in 1870. It is a miracle that so many historic treasures still exist, including Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, which survived a direct hit in World War II. The Milanesi's appreciation of tradition includes a singular respect for religion; they even pay a special tax towards the Cathedral maintenance. It is therefore fitting that the city's enduring symbol is the gilded statue of the Virgin, on top of the Cathedral (Il Duomo).
Milan is founded around a historic nucleus radiating from the Cathedral, with a star-shaped axis of arteries spreading through modern suburbs to the ring road. The modern civic center lies to the northwest, around Mussolini's central station, and is dominated by the Pirelli skyscraper, which dates from 1956. The trade and fashion fairs take place in the Fiera district, west of the nucleus around the Porta Genova station. Milan's economic success was founded at the end of the 19th century, when the metal factories and the rubber industries moved in, replacing agriculture and mercantile trading as the city's main sources of income. Milan's position at the heart of a network of canals, which provided the irrigation for the Lombard plains and the important trade links between the north and south, became less important as industry took over - and the waterways were filled. A few canals remain in the Navigli district near the Bocconi University, a fashionable area in which to drink and listen to live music.
Since the 1970s, Milan has remained the capital of Italy's automobile industry and its financial markets, but the limelight is dominated by the fashion houses, who, in turn, have drawn media and advertising agencies to the city. Milan remains the marketplace for Italian fashion - fashion aficionados, supermodels and international paparazzi descend upon the city twice a year for its spring and autumn fairs. Valentino, Versace and Armani may design and manufacture their clothes elsewhere but Milan, which has carefully guarded its reputation for flair, drama and creativity, is Italy's natural stage.


Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal


Juan Andrade-Cetto, Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial CSIC-UPC, Spain
Jean-Louis Ferrier, University of Angers, France


Arvin Agah, The University of Kansas, United States
Alessandro Chiuso, Universita di Padova, Italy
Hyo-Sung Ahn, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Korea, Republic of
Frank Allgower, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Francesco Amigoni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Plamen Angelov, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Helder Araújo, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Marco Antonio Arteaga, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Vijanth Sagayan Asirvadam, Universiti Technologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
T. Asokan, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
Robert Babuska, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Ruth Bars, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Adil Baykasoglu, University of Gaziantep, Turkey
Maren Bennewitz, University of Freiburg, Germany
Karsten Berns, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Arijit Bhattacharya, Dublin City University, Ireland
Sergio Bittanti, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Stjepan Bogdan, University of Zagreb, Faculty of EE&C, Croatia
Jean-louis Boimond, ISTIA - LISA, France
Djamel Bouchaffra, Oakland University, United States
Bernard Brogliato, INRIA, France
Edmund Burke, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Clifford Burrows, Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre, United Kingdom
Dídac Busquets, Universitat de Girona, Spain
Giuseppe Carbone, LARM - Laboratorio di Robotica e Meccatronica, Italy
J. L. Martins de Carvalho, Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica - Porto, Portugal
Alessandro Casavola, University of Calabria, Italy
Riccardo Cassinis, University of Brescia, Italy
Chien Chern Cheah, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Tongwen Chen, University of Alberta, Canada
Wen-Hua Chen, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Graziano Chesi, University of Hong Kong, China *
Carlos Coello Coello, Cinvestav-IPN, Mexico
Yechiel Crispin, Embry-riddle Aeronautical University, United States
Michael A. Demetriou, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, United States
Guilherme DeSouza, University of Missouri, United States
Jorge Dias, Institute of Systems and Robotics, Portugal
Gamini Dissanayake, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Denis Dochain, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Tony Dodd, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Alexandre Dolgui, Ecole des Mines de Saint Etienne, France
Prabu Dorairaj, Wipro Technologies, India
Marco Dorigo, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Venky Dubey, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Petr Ekel, Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Andries Engelbrecht, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Sebastian Engell, Univeristy of Dortmund, Germany
Simon G. Fabri, University of Malta, Malta
Sergej Fatikow, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Jean-marc Faure, Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, France
Paolo Fiorini, Universit`a degli Studi di Verona, Italy
Juan J. Flores, University of Michoacan, Mexico
Georg Frey, German Researc Center for Artificial Intelligence - DFKI, Germany
Manel Frigola, Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain
Nicholas Gans, National Reasearch Council and Air Force Research Laboratory, United States
Leonardo Garrido, Monterrey Institute of Technology, Mexico
Andrea Garulli, Universita' di Siena, Italy *
Lazea Gheorghe, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Paulo Gil, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Alessandro Giua, University of Cagliari, Italy
Luis Gomes, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Dongbing Gu, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Guoxiang Gu, Louisiana State University, United States
Jason Gu, Dalhousie University, Canada
Wail Gueaieb, University of Ottawa, Canada
José J. Guerrero, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Thomas Gustafsson, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Maki K. Habib, Saga University, Japan
Hani Hagras, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Wolfgang Halang, Fernuniversitaet, Germany
Riad Hammoud, Delphi Corporation, United States
Uwe D. Hanebeck, Institute for Anthropomatics, Germany
Robert Harrison, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Dominik Henrich, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Francisco Herrera, University of Granada, Spain
Victor Hinostroza, University of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Wladyslaw Homenda, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Guoqiang Hu, Kansas State University, United States
Fumiya Iida, Robot Locomotion Group, United States
Atsushi Imiya, IMIT Chiba University, Japan
Hisao Ishibuchi, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Thira Jearsiripongkul, Thammasat University, Thailand
Dimitrios Karras, Chalkis Institute of Technology, Greece
Dusko Katic, Mihailo Pupin Institute, Serbia
Nicolas Kemper Valverde, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Graham Kendall, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Tamas Keviczky, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Jonghwa Kim, University of Augsburg, Germany
Won-jong Kim, Texas A&M University, United States
Waree Kongprawechnon, Thammasat University, Thailand
Israel Koren, University of Massachusetts, United States
George L. Kovács, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
H. K. Lam, King's College London, United Kingdom
Kemal Leblebicio, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Graham Leedham, University of New England, Australia
Kauko Leiviskä, University of Oulu, Finland
Kang Li, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
Tsai-Yen Li, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Yangmin Li, University of Macau, China
Huei-Yung Lin,  National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
Zongli Lin, University of Virginia, United States
Jing-Sin Liu, Institute of Information Science, Academis Sinica, Taiwan
Frederic Maire, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Om Malik, University of Calgary, Canada
Jacek Mandziuk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Hervé Marchand, INRIA, France
Gerard Mckee, The University of Reading, United Kingdom
Seán McLoone, National University of Ireland (NUI) Maynooth, Ireland
Carlo Menon, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Sanya Mitaim, Thammasat University, Thailand
Pieter Mosterman, The MathWorks, United States
Rafael Muñoz-salinas, University of Cordoba, Spain
Kenneth Muske, Villanova University, United States
Andreas Nearchou, University of Patras, Greece
Luciana P. Nedel, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil
Sergiu Nedevschi, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Anton Nijholt, University of Twente, Netherlands
Hendrik Nijmeijer, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Juan A. Nolazco-Flores, ITESM, Campus Monterrey, Mexico
Urbano Nunes, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Romeo Ortega, LSS/CNRS/Supélec , France
Manuel Ortigueira, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Selahattin Ozcelik, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, United States
Christos Panayiotou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Stefano Panzieri, Università degli Studi "Roma Tre", Italy
Igor Paromtchik, INRIA, France
D. T. Pham, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Marie-Noëlle Pons, CNRS, France
John Qiang Gan, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Jerzy Respondek, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
A. Fernando Ribeiro, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Robert Richardson, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Rodney Roberts, Florida State University, United States
Juha Röning, University of Oulu, Finland
António Ruano, CSI, Portugal
Fariba Sadri, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Carlos Sagüés, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Mehmet Sahinkaya, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Antonio Sala, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Abdel-badeeh Salem, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Mitsuji Sampei, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan *
Medha Sarkar, Middle Tennessee State University, United States
Jurek Sasiadek, Carleton University, Canada
Daniel Sbarbaro, Universidad de Concepcion, Chile
Carla Seatzu, University of Cagliari, Italy
João Sequeira, Instituto Superior Técnico / Institute for Systems and Robotics, Portugal
Michael Short, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Silvio Simani, University of Ferrara, Italy
Dan Simon, Cleveland State University, United States
Adam Slowik, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland
Michael Small, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Burkhard Stadlmann, University of Applied Sciences Wels, Austria
Tarasiewicz Stanislaw, Université Laval, Canada
Karl Stol, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Olaf Stursberg, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Chun-Yi Su, Concordia University, Canada
Cornel Sultan, Virginia Tech, United States
Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Choon Yik Tang, University of Oklahoma, United States
Jose Tenreiro Machado, Institute of Engineering of Porto, Portugal
Daniel Thalmann, VR Lab EPFL, Switzerland
N. G. Tsagarakis, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Antonios Tsourdos, Cranfield University (Cranfield Defence and Security), United Kingdom
Nikos Tsourveloudis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Anthony Tzes, University of Patras, Greece
Dariusz Ucinski, University of Zielona Gora, Poland
José Valente de Oliveira, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
Marc Van Hulle, K. U. Leuven, Belgium
Eloisa Vargiu, University of Cagliari, Italy
Laurent Vercouter, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France
Bernardo Wagner, University of Hannover, Germany
Axel Walthelm, sepp.med GmbH, Germany
Dianhui Wang, La Trobe University, Australia
Qing-Guo Wang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Zidong Wang, Brunel University, United Kingdom
James Whidborne, Cranfield University, United Kingdom *
Dirk Wollherr, Technische Universität München, Germany
Marek Zaremba, Université du Québec (UQO), Canada
Janan Zaytoon, University of Reims Champagne Ardennes, France
Qin Zhang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States *
* IFAC IPC representatives
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