IEEE ETFA 2018

2018 IEEE 23rd International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation

September 4th - 7th, 2018, Torino, Italy

Industrial Electronics Society The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Technical Tracks


Track 1 - Information Technology in Automation

Co-Chairs:

Alexander Fay - Helmut Schmidt University, Germany

Valeriy Vyatkin - Luleå University of Technology, Sweden & Aalto University, Finland

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IT Modeling Techniques for Automation Systems; Model-Driven Development and Model-Based Engineering in Automation and Mechatronic Systems; Data Modeling along the Plant Life Cycle; Domain-Specific Modeling and Programming Languages; Knowledge-Based Systems, Ontologies and Semantic Web in Automation Systems; Machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data technologies; IT Architecture techniques in Automation Systems; Vertical Integration, Integration with MES and ERP Systems; Energy Management in and by Automated Systems; Engineering Methods for Distributed Automation Systems and Cyber-Physical Systems; Software Reuse, Software Product Lines and other Software Engineering Methods in Automation; Agile software development in Automation; Dynamically Reconfigurable, Adaptive, and Emergent Automation Software/Systems; Security and Safety in Factory, Energy, Home, and Building Automation; Case Studies and Application Reports especially from: Digital Factory, Smart Manufacturing, Web-of-Things in the Factory Line, Home and Building Automation, Renewable Energy Systems and Smart Grids.


Track 2 - Industrial Communication Technologies and Systems

Co-Chairs:

Luis Lino Ferreira - ISEP, Porto, Portugal

Johan Åkerberg - ABB Corporate Research, Sweden

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Industrial Ethernet networks; Industrial wireless networks; Fieldbus networks; Factory and process automation Networks; Automotive, train, and avionic networks; Home and building automation networks; Power-system automation networks; Smart grids and power-line communications; IP-based and web-based industrial communications; Integration and interoperability of automation networks; Middleware for industrial communications and decentralized control; Software-Defined Networks and cognitive radio networks; Wireless instrumentation and wireless sensor networks; Mesh, relay, and multi-hop industrial networks; Wireless coexistence, spectrum-sharing and radio resource management in industrial environments; Information security and functional safety in industrial communications; Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT); Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications; Communication technologies for Industry 4.0; Remote configuration and network management; Real-time communication and precise synchronization; Event-driven and time-triggered communications; Message schedulability analysis. Quality of Service (QoS) and performance.


Track 3 - Real-Time and (Networked) Embedded Systems

Co-Chairs:

Martin Horauer - University of Applied Science Vienna, Austria

Claudio Passerone - Politecnico di Torino, Italy

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Theory and Technology in RTNES: Real-Time Computing, Operating Systems and Communications; Networked Embedded Systems Technology; Wireless Sensor Networks; Cyber Physical Systems. Design and Methods in RTNES: Design and Implementation; Design Methodologies and Tools; Components and Platforms; Models of Computation and Formal Methods; Hardware/Software Co- Design. Verification and Validation Methods. Architectures in RTNES: Distributed and System-on-Chip Architectures including Communication and NoC Architecture Designs and Protocols; Static and Dynamic Reconfigurable RT Systems; Context-Aware Applications and Self-Adaptive Architectures. Algorithms and Control in RTNES: Energy Management; Data Integration and Fusion; Communication Modes; Quality of Service Control. Compensation Mechanisms for Aging and Temperature; Fault-Tolerant Systems. Case Studies in RTNES: Industrial Automation, Automotive, Avionics, Communications, e-Health and Building Automation Systems.


Track 4 - Automated Manufacturing Systems

Co-Chairs:

Mariagrazia Dotoli - Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Michael Weyrich - University of Stuttgart, Germany

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Synthesis and Analysis Techniques; Performance Evaluation and reliability; Scheduling, Resource allocation; Optimization; Discrete Event Systems in Manufacturing Systems; Formal Modeling and Analysis of Manufacturing Systems; Fault Diagnosis, State-Estimation, and Identification; Networked Control of Manufacturing Systems; Planning and Distributed Control of Industrial Systems; Formal Methods and Verification Tools; Security Analysis and Privacy Enforcement; Discrete and Continuous Industrial Automation Systems; Automated Manufacturing Systems and Enterprise Integration; Application of Service-Oriented Technologies; Test Cases, Benchmarks and Tools; Applications and Experiences in Practice; Recent Developments in Standardization, intelligent Cyber-physical Production Systems.


Track 5 - Industrial Control

Co-Chairs:

Ramon Vilanova - Universitat Autònoma Barcelona, Spain

Antonio Visioli - Univ. of Brescia, Italy

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Process Monitoring and Control; Equipment Monitoring and Control; Supervisory Control; Intelligent Control; Fault Detection and Management; Process Modeling and Optimization; Control Performance Assessment; Industrial Internet of Things; Industrial Control Applications; Large-Scale Systems; Computer Implementation of Control Systems; Co-Design of Control; Computing and Communication; Co-Design of Diagnosis and Dependability; Safety Issues in Industrial Control; Environmental Implications of Control Systems.


Track 6 - Computer Vision, Computational Intelligence, and Modern Heuristics in Automation

Co-Chairs:

Marco Porta - University of Pavia

Jesus Bermudez - University of Zaragoza, Spain

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Computer vision systems in science, technology and industrial applications; Machine vision technology for flexible factory automation; Advanced visual perception systems, Intelligent Systems and Control, Heuristics and meta-heuristics, Data Mining in Automation and Industrial Applications; Neural/Fuzzy/Evolutionary approaches in automation; predictive, adaptive control, recognition, navigation, motion control, competitive, self-organizing learning and clustering; Computational intelligence for security, reliability, and fault-tolerance; Expert systems in automation; Hardware optimization based on computational intelligence techniques.


Track 7 - Intelligent Robots & Systems

Co-Chairs:

Holger Voos - University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Alberto Ortiz - Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain

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Navigation, Control and Manipulation for Intelligent Robots and Systems; Cognitive Robotics; Cooperative and Collaborative Robotics; Perception, Environment Description and Map Building; Human-Robot Interaction; Integrated Intelligence; Intelligent Robot Assistants; Intelligent Embedded Systems; Multi-Agent Systems and Distributed Robotics Architectures; Path Planning and Collision Avoidance; Sustainable Robotics and Applications; Robot Programming; Mobile Manipulation; Network Robotics; Training and Education in Industrial Robotics; Advanced Sensors and Vision Systems in Robotics; Robot Learning; Simulation and Models for Robotics; Advanced Applications of Autonomous Robots; Supervision, Planning and Failure Recovery.


Track 8 - Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks, and Information Processing. Networked Sensing

Co-Chairs:

Mihai Lazarescu - Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Roberto Passerone - University of Trento, Italy

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Networked Sensing: Novel components, devices and architectures; Devices and protocols for the Internet of Things (IoT); Energy harvesting in sensor networks; Network and system architectures; Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication; Security analysis and protocols; Communication protocols for sensor networks; Information Processing: Detection, classification, tracking, reasoning and decision making; Machine learning and AI, sensor data processing, data mining; (Distributed) Signal processing and data analytics; Sensor network modeling, simulation, measurements, and analysis; Network health monitoring, QoS management and dependability; Sensor tasking and actuation, wireless control and automation systems; Applications: Sensor network applications, deployment and case studies; Smart systems for production, optimization and green energy; home and building automation, smart factories, smart grid, healthcare.


Track 9 - Complex Systems & Systems Engineering

Co-Chairs:

Athanasios Kalogeras - Industrial Systems Institute, Research Center Athena, Greece

Luca Ferrarini - Politecnico di Milano, Italy

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Systems Engineering, Systems-of-Systems Engineering, Systems Architecture; Complex Systems; Structural and Dynamic Complexity; Cyber-Physical Systems; Cyber Security; Distributed Adaptive and Predictive Intelligent Real Time Feedback Systems; Cloud Computing & Manufacturing; Humans in the Loop; Modeling & Simulation; Model-Based Systems Engineering; Meta-modeling; Model Driven Integration & Interoperability, Systems Integration & Verification; Decision-making for Complex Systems; Scalability and Complexity Management; Modularity and Composability; Autonomous Systems; Fault Diagnosis; Prediction and Tolerance; Large-Scale Systems Integration; Diverse industrial application areas: factory and process automation, automotive applications, avionics, robotics, transportation systems, urban automation and systems, energy systems, health systems, military logistic systems, etc.


Track 10 - New frontiers in Automation: Cyber-Physical Systems and Artificial Intelligence

Co-Chairs:

Tullio Facchinetti - University of Pavia, Italy

Oliver Niggemann - Institut für industrielle Informationstechnik, Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe, Germany

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Distributed Architectures for Adaptive Systems; Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems; Networked Adaptive Systems; Self-Adaption and Self-Organization for Smart Factories, Smart Cities, Smart Buildings and Smart Energy; Intelligent Interfaces to Smart Distributed Systems, AI-Powered Smart Interfaces; Learning and Self-Optimizing Cyber-Physical Systems; Machine Learning for Production; Deep Learning for Industrial Applications; Algorithms for Diagnosis and Repair; Automatic Adaption; Planning and Scheduling.



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