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


The purpose of the 4th 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, 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 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
    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
    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
    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


Dimitar Filev, Ford Research & Advanced Engineering, U.S.A.
Mark W. Spong, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.
Patrick Millot, Université de Valenciennes, France


"Fractional Order Systems"
"From Planning to Control of Manufacturing Systems"
"Intelligent Vehicle Control Systems"


International Workshop on Multi-Agent Robotic Systems (MARS)
International Workshop on Artificial Neural Networks and Intelligent Information Processing (ANNIIP)


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.


ICINCO Secretariat
Address: Av. D.Manuel I, 27A 2ºesq.
              2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
Email: secretariat@icinco.org
Web: http://www.icinco.org


The conference will be held in the University of Angers. Angers is the capital of the historic province of Anjou and is considered one of the most beautiful cities in France with its old streets, museums, gardens, gastronomic restaurants and art festivals. Angers is located in western France in the Loire Valley well known by its chateaux, just 2h30 by motorway and 1h30 by high-speed train from Paris.


Jean-Louis Ferrier, University of Angers, France
Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal


Juan Andrade Cetto, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Janan Zaytoon, CReSTIC, URCA, France


Eugenio Aguirre, University of Granada, Spain
Arturo Hernandez Aguirre, Centre for Research in Mathematics, Mexico
Frank Allgower, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Fouad AL-Sunni, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia
Bala Amavasai, Sheffield Hallam University, U.K.
Francesco Amigoni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Yacine Amirat, University Paris 12, France
Nicolas Andreff, LASMEA, France
Stefan Andrei, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Plamen Angelov, Lancaster University, U.K.
Luis Antunes, GUESS/Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Peter Arato, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Helder Araújo, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Gustavo Arroyo-Figueroa, Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Mexico
Marco Antonio Arteaga, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Vijanth Sagayan Asirvadam, University Technology Petronas, Malaysia
Nikos Aspragathos, University of Patras, Greece
Robert Babuska, TU Delft, Netherlands
Ruth Bars, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Karsten Berns, University Kaiserslautern, Germany
Robert Bicker, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.
Stjepan Bogdan, University of Zagreb, Faculty of EE&C, Croatia
Patrick Boucher, SUPELEC, France
Alan Bowling, University of Notre Dame, U.S.A.
Edmund Burke, University of Nottingham, U.K.
Kevin Burn, University of Sunderland, U.K.
Clifford Burrows, Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre, U.K.
Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Marco Campi, University of Brescia, Italy
Marc Carreras, University of Girona, Spain
Jorge Martins de Carvalho, FEUP, Portugal
Alicia Casals, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
Alessandro Casavola, University of Calabria, Italy
Christos Cassandras, Boston University, U.S.A.
Riccardo Cassinis, University of Brescia, Italy
Raja Chatila, LAAS-CNRS, France
Tongwen Chen, University of Alberta, Canada
YangQuan Chen, Utah State University, U.S.A.
Albert M. K. Cheng, University of Houston, U.S.A.
Graziano Chesi, University of Hong Kong, China
Sung-Bae Cho, Yonsei University, Korea
Ryszard S. Choras, University of Technology & Agriculture, Poland
Carlos Coello Coello, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico
Patrizio Colaneri, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
António Dourado Correia, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Yechiel Crispin, Embry-Riddle University, U.S.A.
Keshav Dahal, University of Bradford, U.K.
Mariolino De Cecco, DIMS - University of Trento, Italy
Bart De Schutter, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Angel P. del Pobil, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Guilherme DeSouza, University of Missouri, U.S.A.
Rüdiger Dillmann, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Feng Ding, Southern Yangtze University, China
Denis Dochain, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Tony Dodd, The University of Sheffield, U.K.
Alexandre Dolgui, Ecole des Mines de Saint Etienne, France
Marco Dorigo, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Petr Ekel, Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Heinz-Hermann Erbe, TU Berlin, Germany
Gerardo Espinosa-Perez, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Simon Fabri, University of Malta, Malta
Sergej Fatikow, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Jean-Marc Faure, Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, France
Jean-Louis Ferrier, Université d'Angers, France
Florin Gheorghe Filip, The Romanian Academy & The National Institute for R&D in Informatics (ICI), Romania
Georg Frey, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Manel Frigola, Thecnical University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain
Colin Fyfe, university of paisley, U.K.
Dragan Gamberger, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Croatia
Leonardo Garrido, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Ryszard Gessing, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Lazea Gheorghe, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Maria Gini, University of Minnesota, U.S.A.
Alessandro Giua, University of Cagliari, Italy
Luis Gomes, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
John Gray, University of Salford, U.K.
Dongbing Gu, University of Essex, U.K.
Jason Gu, Dalhousie University, Canada
José J. Guerrero, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Jatinder (Jeet) Gupta, University of Alabama in Huntsville, U.S.A.
Thomas Gustafsson, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Maki K. Habib, Saga University, Japan
Hani Hagras, University of Essex, U.K.
Wolfgang Halang, Fernuniversitaet, Germany
J. Hallam, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Riad Hammoud, Delphi Electronics & Safety, U.S.A.
Uwe D. Hanebeck, Institute of Computer Science and Engineering, Germany
John Harris, University of Florida, U.S.A.
Robert Harrison, The University of Sheffield, U.K.
Vincent Hayward, McGill Univ., Canada
Dominik Henrich, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Francisco Herrera, University of Granada, Spain
Victor Hinostroza, University of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Weng HO, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Wladyslaw Homenda, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Alamgir Hossain, Bradford University, U.K.
Dean Hougen, University of Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Amir Hussain, University of Stirling, U.K.
Seth Hutchinson, University of Illinois, U.S.A.
Atsushi Imiya, IMIT Chiba Uni, Japan
Sirkka-Liisa Jämsä-Jounela, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Ray Jarvis, Monash University, Australia
Odest Jenkins, Brown University, U.S.A.
Ping Jiang, The University of Bradford, U.K.
Ivan Kalaykov, Örebro University, Sweden
Dimitrios Karras, Chalkis Institute of Technology, Greece
Dusko Katic, Mihailo Pupin Institute, Serbia
Graham Kendall, The University of Nottingham, U.K.
Uwe Kiencke, University of Karlsruhe (TH), Germany
Jozef Korbicz, University of Zielona Gora, Poland
Israel Koren, University of Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Bart Kosko, University of Southern California, U.S.A.
George L. Kovács, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Krzysztof Kozlowski, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Gerhard Kraetzschmar, Fraunhofer Institute for Autonomous Intelligent Systems, Germany
Cecilia Laschi, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Loo Hay Lee, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Soo-Young Lee, KAIST, Korea
Graham Leedham, University of New South Wales (Asia), Singapore
Cees van Leeuwen, RIKEN BSI, Japan
Kauko Leiviskä, University of Oulu, Finland
Kang Li, Queen's University Belfast, U.K.
Yangmin Li, University of Macau, China
Zongli Lin, University of Virginia, U.S.A.
Cheng-Yuan Liou, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Vincenzo Lippiello, Università Federico II di Napoli, Italy
Honghai Liu, University of Portsmouth, U.K.
Luís Seabra Lopes, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Brian Lovell, The University of Queensland, Australia
Peter Luh, University of Connecticut, U.S.A.
Anthony Maciejewski, Colorado State University, U.S.A.
N. P. Mahalik, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Bruno Maione, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Frederic Maire, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Om Malik, University of Calgary, Canada
Danilo Mandic, Imperial College, U.K.
Jacek Mandziuk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Hervé Marchand, INRIA, France
Philippe Martinet, LASMEA, France
Aleix Martinez, Ohio State University, U.S.A.
Aníbal Matos, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP), Portugal
Rene V. Mayorga, University of Regina, Canada
Barry McCollum, Queen's University Belfast, U.K.
Ken McGarry, University of Sunderland, U.K.
Gerard McKee, The University of Reading, U.K.
Seán McLoone, National University of Ireland (NUI) Maynooth, Ireland
Basil Mertzios, (1)Thessaloniki Institute of Technology (2) Democritus University, Greece
José Mireles Jr., Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Sushmita Mitra, Indian Statistical Institute, India
Vladimir Mostyn, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Rafael Muñoz-Salinas, University of Cordoba, Spain
Kenneth Muske, Villanova University, U.S.A.
Ould Khessal Nadir, Okanagan College, Canada
Fazel Naghdy, University of Wollongong, Australia
Tomoharu Nakashima, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Andreas Nearchou, University of Patras, Greece
Luciana Porcher 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
Hendrik Nijmeijer, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Juan A. Nolazco-Flores, ITESM, campus Monterrey, Mexico
Urbano Nunes, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Gustavo Olague, CICESE, Mexico
José Valente de Oliveira, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
Andrzej Ordys, Kingston University in London, Faculty of Engineering , U.K.
Djamila Ouelhadj, University of Nottingham, ASAP GROUP (Automated Scheduling, Optimisation and Planning), U.K.
Manuel Ortigueira, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Christos Panayiotou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Evangelos Papadopoulos, NTUA, Greece
Panos Pardalos, University of Florida, U.S.A.
Michel Parent, INRIA, France
Thomas Parisini, University of Trieste, Italy
Igor Paromtchik, RIKEN, Japan
Gabriella Pasi, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada
Carlos Eduardo Pereira, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS, Brazil
Maria Petrou, Imperial College, U.K.
J. Norberto Pires, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Marios Polycarpou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Marie-Noëlle PONS, CNRS, France
Libor Preucil, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Joseba Quevedo, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
Robert Reynolds, Wayne State University, U.S.A.
A. Fernando Ribeiro, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Bernardete Ribeiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Robert Richardson, University of Manchester, U.K.
John Ringwood, National University of Ireland (NUI), Maynooth, Ireland
Rodney Roberts, Florida State University, U.S.A.
Kurt Rohloff, BBN Technologies, U.S.A.
Juha Röning, University of Oulu, Finland
Agostinho Rosa, IST, Portugal
Hubert Roth, University Siegen, Germany
António Ruano, CSI, Portugal
Carlos Sagüés, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Mehmet Sahinkaya, University of Bath, U.K.
Antonio Sala, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Abdel-Badeeh Salem, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Ricardo Sanz, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Medha Sarkar, Middle Tennessee State University, U.S.A.
Nilanjan Sarkar, Vanderbilt University, U.S.A.
Jurek Sasiadek, Carleton University, Canada
Daniel Sbarbaro, Universidad de Concepcion, Chile
Carsten Scherer, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Carla Seatzu, University of Cagliari, Italy
Klaus Schilling, University Würzburg, Germany
Yang Shi, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Michael Short, University of Leicester, U.K.
Chi-Ren Shyu, University of Missouri-Columbia, U.S.A.
Bruno Siciliano, Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy
João Silva Sequeira, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Silvio Simani, University of Ferrara, Italy
Amanda Sharkey, University of Sheffield, U.K.
Michael Small, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Burkhard Stadlmann, University of Applied Sciences Wels, Austria
Tarasiewicz Stanislaw, Université Laval, Canada
Aleksandar Stankovic, Northeastern University, U.S.A.
Raúl Suárez, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Tianhao Tang, Shanghai Maritime University, China
Adriana Tapus, University of Southern California, U.S.A.
József K. Tar, Budapest Tech Polytechnical Institution, Hungary
Daniel Thalmann, EPFL, Switzerland
Gui Yun Tian, University of Huddersfield, U.K.
Antonios Tsourdos, Cranfield University, U.K.
Nikos Tsourveloudis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Ivan Tyukin, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
Masaru Uchiyama, Tohoku University, Japan
Nicolas Kemper Valverde, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Marc Van Hulle, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Annamaria R. Varkonyi-Koczy, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Luigi Villani, Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Markus Vincze, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Bernardo Wagner, University of Hannover, Germany
Axel Walthelm, sepp.med gmbh, Germany
Lipo Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Alfredo Weitzenfeld, ITAM, Mexico
Dirk Wollherr, Technische Universität München, Germany
Sangchul Won, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea
Kainam Thomas Wong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Jeremy Wyatt, University of Birmingham, U.K.
Alex Yakovlev, University of Newcastle, U.K.
Hujun Yin, University of Manchester, U.K.
Xinghuo Yu, Royal Melbourne Institute of Techology, Australia
Du Zhang, California State University, U.S.A.
Janusz Zalewski, Florida Gulf Coast University, U.S.A.
Marek Zaremba, Universite du Quebec, Canada
Dayong Zhou, University of Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Argyrios Zolotas, Loughborough University, U.K.
Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia
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