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

The purpose of the 8th 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 Modeling 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.

Conference Areas

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
  • 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
  • Cybernetics
  • Space and Underwater Robots
  • Intelligent Transportation Technologies and Systems
  • Vehicle Control Applications
  • Telerobotics and Teleoperation
  • Industrial Networks and Automation
  • Modeling, Simulation and Architectures
  • Vision, Recognition and Reconstruction
  • Virtual Reality
  • Image Processing
  • Surveillance
  • Control and Supervision Systems
  • Autonomous Agents
  • Petri Nets (System Design/Verification with Nets, Protocols and Networks)


  • Signal Reconstruction
  • Computer and Microprocessor-based Control
  • Instrumentation Networks and Software
  • Force and Tactile Sensors
  • Mechanical Sensors
  • Sensor Fusion
  • Biological Inspired Sensors
  • Real-time Systems Control
  • Environmental Monitoring and Control
  • Time Series and System Modeling
  • Time-frequency Analysis
  • 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


  • Lean Enterprise
  • Agile Manufacturing
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Engineering
  • Virtual Enterprises and Interoperability
  • Production Planning, Scheduling and Control
  • Computer-based Manufacturing Technologies
  • Systems Modeling and Simulation
  • Facilities Planning and Management
  • Quality Control and Management
  • Energy Efficiency and Green Manufacturing
  • Product-Service Systems
  • Precision Engineering
  • Industrial Automation and Robotics
  • Intelligent Design and Manufacturing
  • Knowledge Management in Industry

Keynote Speakers

Fumiya Iida, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Bruno Siciliano, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Okyay Kaynak, UNESCO Chair on Mechatronics, Bogazici University, Turkey
Jean-Marc Faure and Jean-Jacques Lesage, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France
Kurosh Madani, The University of PARIS-EST Créteil (UPEC), France


All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/). SciTePress is member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).
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 Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC, DBLP and EI.


The conference was held at the NH Hotel Leeuwenhorst, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands.
The NH Hotel Leeuwenhorst is located in Noordwijkerhout, in the middle of the bulb area and near Noordwijk aan Zee and Katwijk. The North Sea coast is easy to reach and cities as Amsterdam, Leiden and Den Haag (The Hague) can be reached in about 30 minutes by car.

Conference Chair

Jean-Louis Ferrier, University of Angers, France

Program co-chairs

Kurosh Madani, University of PARIS-EST Créteil (UPEC), Paris, France
Oleg Gusikhin, Ford Research & Adv. Engineering, U.S.A.
Alain Bernard, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France

Program Committee

Andrew Adamatzky, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
Arvin Agah, The University of Kansas, United States
El-Houssaine Aghezzaf, Ghent University, Belgium
Arturo Hernandez Aguirre, Centre for Research in Mathematics, Mexico
Hyo-Sung Ahn, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Korea, Republic of
Hesham Alfares, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Frank Allgower, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Job Van Amerongen, University of Twente, Netherlands
Francesco Amigoni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Stefan Andrei, Lamar University, United States
Peter Arato, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Alejandro Hernandez Arieta, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Carles Batlle Arnau, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Marco Antonio Arteaga, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Vijanth Sagayan Asirvadam, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
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
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
Gerardo Beni, University of California, Riverside, United States
Karsten Berns, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Mauro Birattari, IRIDIA-CoDE, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Christian Blum, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Jean-louis Boimond, ISTIA - LISA, France
Magnus Boman, The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Thomas Braunl, The University of Western Australia, Australia
Kevin Burn, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom
Dídac Busquets, Universitat de Girona, Spain
Amaury Caballero, Florida International University, United States
Javier Fernandez de Canete, University of Malaga, Spain
Giuseppe Carbone, LARM - Laboratorio di Robotica e Meccatronica, Italy
Alessandro Casavola, University of Calabria, Italy
Riccardo Cassinis, University of Brescia, Italy
Ratchatin Chanchareon, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Antonio Chella, Università di Palermo, Italy
Peter C. Y. Chen, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Wen-Hua Chen, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Yangquan Chen, Utah State University, United States
Yuh-Min Chen, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Graziano Chesi, University of Hong Kong, China
Tsung-Che Chiang, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Sung-Bae Cho, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Chengbin Chu, Ecole Centrale Paris, France
Carlos Coello Coello, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico
James M. Conrad, University of North Carolina Charlotte, United States
José Boaventura Cunha, University of Trás-os-montes and Alto Douro, Portugal
Prithviraj (Raj) Dasgupta, University of Nebraska, United States
Mingcong Deng, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
Tony Dodd, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Frederick Ducatelle, Istituto Dalle Molle di Studi sull'Intelligenza Artificiale (IDSIA), Switzerland
Ashish Dutta, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
Petr Ekel, Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Mohammed El-Abd, American University of Kuwait, Kuwait
Ali Eydgahi, Eastern Michigan University, United States
Simon G. Fabri, University of Malta, Malta
Jean-Marc Faure, Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, France
David Fernández-Llorca, University of Alcalá, Spain
Paolo Fiorini, University of Verona, Italy
Heinz Frank, Heilbronn University Campus Kuenzelsau, Germany
Georg Frey, Saarland University, Germany
Manel Frigola, Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain
Ponnambalam S. G., Monash University Sunway Campus, Malaysia
Ryszard Gessing, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
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
Ole-Christoffer Granmo, University of Agder, Norway
Frans C. A Groen, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Da-Wei Gu, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Kevin Guelton, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France
José J. Guerrero, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Oleg Gusikhin, Ford Research & Adv. Engineering, United States
Thomas Gustafsson, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Quang Phuc Ha, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Maki K. Habib, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Juergen Hahn, Texas A&M University, United States
Wolfgang Halang, Fernuniversitaet, Germany
John Hallam, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Riad Hammoud, Dynavox Technologies, United States
Qing-Long Han, Central Queensland University, Australia
Jennifer Harding, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Inman Harvey, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Dominik Henrich, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Suranga Hettiarachchi, Indiana University Southeast, United States
Victor Hinostroza, University of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Kaoru Hirota, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
M. Ani Hsieh, Drexel University, United States
Guoqiang Hu, Kansas State University, United States
Biao Huang, University of Alberta, Canada
Fumiya Iida, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Giovanni Indiveri, University of Salento, Italy
Mirjana Ivanovic, Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Sarangapani Jagannathan, Missouri University of Science and Technology, United States
Myong K. Jeong, Rutgers University, United States
Ivan Kalaykov, Örebro University, Sweden
Michail Kalogiannakis, University of Crete, Greece
Mansour Karkoub, Texas A&M University, Qatar
Dimitrios Karras, Chalkis Institute of Technology, Greece
DaeEun Kim, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Jonghwa Kim, University of Augsburg, Germany
Ashok K. Kochhar, Aston University, United Kingdom
Israel Koren, University of Massachusetts, United States
Krzysztof Kozlowski, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
H. K. Lam, King's College London, United Kingdom
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
Guoping Liu, University of Glamorgan, United Kingdom
Honghai Liu, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Gonzalo Lopez, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Iuan-Yuan Lu, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
Edwin Lughofer, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Martin Lukac, Tohoku University, Japan
José Tenreiro Machado, Institute of Engineering of Porto, Portugal
Anthony Maciejewski, Colorado State University, United States
Kurosh Madani, University of Paris-EST Créteil (UPEC), France
Chitralekha Mahanta, IIT Guwahati, India
Bruno Maione, Politecnico Di Bari, Italy
Frederic Maire, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Om Malik, University of Calgary, Canada
Hervé Marchand, INRIA, France
Philippe Martinet, Lasmea, France
Sonia Martínez, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department, UC San Diego, United States
Aníbal Matos, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP), Portugal
Seán McLoone, National University of Ireland (NUI) Maynooth, Ireland
Carlo Menon, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Sanya Mitaim, Thammasat University, Thailand
António Paulo Moreira, INESC Porto / FEUP, Portugal
Vladimir Mostyn, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Saeid Nahavandi, Deakin University, Australia
Andreas Nearchou, University of Patras, Greece
Maria Neves, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Hendrik Nijmeijer, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
H.R.B. Orlande, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Manuel Ortigueira, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Christos Panayiotou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Michel Parent, INRIA, France
Gwi Tae Park, Korea University, Korea, Republic of
Igor Paromtchik, INRIA, France
Pierre Payeur, University of Ottawa, Canada
Carlos Eduardo Pereira, Federal University of Rio Grande Do Sul - UFRGS, Brazil
D. T. Pham, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Jeff Pieper, University of Calgary, Canada
Angel P. Del Pobil, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Marie-Noëlle Pons, CNRS, France
Vittal Prabhu, The Pennsylvania State University, United States
Raul Marin Prades, Jaume I University, Spain
José Ragot, Centre de Recherche en Automatique de Nancy, France
A. Fernando Ribeiro, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Mihailo Ristic, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Rodney Roberts, Florida State University, United States
Eduardo Rocon, Instituto de Automatica Industrial, Spain
Juha Röning, University of Oulu, Finland
Mehdi Roopaei, Fars Research and Science - Islamic Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Agostinho Rosa, IST, Portugal
João Mauricio Rosário, University of Campinas, Brazil
Carlos Sagüés, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Mehmet Sahinkaya, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Priti Srinivas Sajja, Sardar Patel University, India
Antonio Sala, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Abdel-badeeh Mohamed Salem, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Marcello Sanguineti, University of Genoa, Italy
Elena De Santis, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Srikanth Saripalli, Arizona State University, United States
Nilanjan Sarkar, Vanderbilt University, United States
Jurek Sasiadek, Carleton University, Canada
Daniel Sbarbaro, Universidad de Concepcion, Chile
Klaus Schilling, University Würzburg, Germany
Carla Seatzu, University of Cagliari, Italy
Ali Selamat, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Michael Short, Teesside University, United Kingdom
Dan Simon, Cleveland State University, United States
Olivier Simonin, INRIA - LORIA, France
Joaquin Sitte, Queensland University of Technology, New Zealand
Adam Slowik, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland
Andrzej Sluzek, Nanyang Technological University/Nicolaus Copernicus University, Singapore
Safeeullah Soomro, BIZTEK Institute of Management and Information Technology, Pakistan
Stefano Squartini, Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy
Burkhard Stadlmann, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Wels, Austria
Sergiu Stan, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
A. Frank Van Der Stappen, Utrecht University, Netherlands
J. D. Stigter, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Olaf Stursberg, University of Kassel, Germany
Raúl Suárez, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
Kamesh Subbarao, University of Texas at Arlington, United States
Kazuya Takeda, Nagoya University, Japan
Choon Yik Tang, University of Oklahoma, United States
József K. Tar, Budapest Tech Polytechnical Institution, Hungary
Daniel Thalmann, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Haydn A. Thompson, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Gui Yun Tian, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
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
Masaru Uchiyama, Tohoku University, Japan
Dariusz Ucinski, University of Zielona Gora, Poland
Angel Valera, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Bram Vanderborght, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Ramiro Velazquez, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico
Damir Vrancic, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Eric Wade, USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, 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
Qishi Wu, University of Memphis, United States
Xun W. Xu, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Bin Yao, Purdue University, United States
Janan Zaytoon, University of Reims Champagne Ardennes, France
Du Zhang, California State University, United States
K. Zhou, Louisiana State University, United States
Loredana Zollo, Università Campus Bio-Medico, Italy
Argyrios Zolotas, Loughborough University, United Kingdom