9th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO 2012) Venue: Rome, Italy Event Date: 28-31 July, 2012 Scope The purpose of the 9th 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. 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: 1. INTELLIGENT CONTROL SYSTEMS AND OPTIMIZATION 2. ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION 3. SIGNAL PROCESSING, SENSORS, SYSTEMS MODELING AND CONTROL 4. INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT AREA 1: INTELLIGENT CONTROL SYSTEMS AND OPTIMIZATION 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 AREA 2: ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION 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) AREA 3: SIGNAL PROCESSING, SENSORS, SYSTEMS MODELING AND CONTROL 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 AREA 4: INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT 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 Conference Chair Jean-Louis Ferrier, Laboratoire D’ingénierie Des Systèmes Automatisés, France Program co-chairs Alain Bernard, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France Oleg Gusikhin, Ford Research & Adv. Engineering, United States Kurosh Madani, University of Paris-EST Créteil (UPEC), France Program Committee Available soon. Important Dates Conference Date: 28 - 31 July, 2012 Regular Paper Submission: February 28, 2012 Authors Notification (regular papers): April 18, 2012 Final Regular Paper Submission and Registration: May 2, 2012 Secretariat ICINCO Secretariat Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2 esq. 2910-595 Setubal - Portugal Tel.: +351 265 520 185 Fax: +44 203 014 5435 e-mail: icinco.secretariat@insticc.org Web: http://www.icinco.org