[robotics-worldwide] Call for Papers - CONTROLO'2006

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Call for Papers

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CONTROLO'2006, 7th Portuguese Conference on Automatic Control

September 11-13, 2006 Lisbon, Portugal, http://controlo2006.ist.utl.pt

It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 7th Portuguese 
Conference on Automatic Control – CONTROLO’2006, to be held in Lisbon, from 11 
to 13 September 2006. This event is organized by Instituto Superior Técnico, 
and APCA -- the Portuguese Association of Automatic Control which is a national 
member organization of the International Federation of Automatic Control 
(IFAC). For more details, please visit the Web site: 


Important Dates:

February 28, 2006 - Submission of full draft Papers and Invited Sessions
April 28, 2006 - Notification of the acceptance/rejection of contributions
June 16, 2006 – Submission of final papers and posters
September 11-13, Controlo'2006

Contributions are welcome in both theoretical developments and practical 
implementations in all areas involving systems and control. Such topics 
include, but are not limited to: 
• Linear and nonlinear control 
• Adaptive control 
• Optimal control 
• Robust control 
• Stochastic control 
• Fuzzy and neuro-fuzzy systems 
• Control education 
• Neural networks 
• Fault-tolerant control 
• Agricultural processes 
• Aerospace control 
• Automotive control 
• Marine control 
• Genetic algorithms 
• Robotics and automation 
• Industrial automation 
• Emerging control technologies 
• Mechatronics 
• Biotechnological and environmental systems 
• Modelling, simulation and identification 
• Distributed control 
• Smart structures control 
• Industrial networking 
• Process control 
• Behavioral systems 
• Discrete-event systems 
• Hybrid systems 
• Manufacturing systems and scheduling 
• Real time systems architectures 
• Control technology, sensors and actuators 
• Control architectures 
• Control applications 
• Transportation systems 
• Instrumentation 
• Web based remote control

Paper Submission
Authors are invited to electronically submit the full paper version of their 
work (6 pages, 2-column, IFAC style) in PDF format, following the instructions 
available on the web page. All papers will be reviewed by three different 
reviewers. Accepted papers will be allocated 6 pages in the Proceedings of 
Controlo’2006. Controlo’2006 also encourages the submission of special sessions 
with sets of 4 to 5 papers on well-defined subjects of current interest under 
the Conference scope. In addition to the full draft papers of the session, a 
proposal for a special session should also contain a 1-2 page summary, 
containing the aims and scope of the session. Normal and special session papers 
will be further screened for possible publication in a special issue of the 
International Journal of Systems Science. More details about paper submission, 
please refer to the Conference web site.

Local Organizing Committee

Miguel Ayala Botto (General Chair), Institute of Mechanical Engineering/IST, 
João Miranda Lemos, INESC-ID/IST, Portugal
José Sá da Costa, Institute of Mechanical Engineering/IST, Portugal
Maria Isabel Ribeiro, Institute for Systems and Robotics/IST, Portugal
João M.C. Sousa, Institute of Mechanical Engineering/IST, Portugal
Carlos Cardeira, Institute of Mechanical Engineering/IST, Portugal
José Santos-Victor, Institute for Systems and Robotics/IST, Portugal

International Program Committee

M. Verhaegen, Delft Center for Systems and Control/TU-Delft, The Netherlands

J. Miranda Lemos, INESC-ID/IST, Portugal

Invited Speakers:

Professor Michel Verhaegen 
Delft Center for Systems and Control, Delft University of Technology, The 

Professor Peter Fleming 
Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, The University of Sheffield, UK.

Professor José Carlos Príncipe 
Computational NeuroEngineering Laboratory, University of Florida, USA.

Prof. Alberto Bemporad 
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, University of Siena, Italy.

Prof. José Santos-Victor 
Institute for Systems and Robotics, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal.

Prof. Klaus Schilling
Informatics VII: Robotics and Telematics Julius-Maximilians-University 
Wuerzburg, Germany.

The conference will be held at the Congress Center of Instituto Superior 
Técnico (IST), the School of Engineering of the Technical University of Lisbon. 
IST is located near the city center, a few kilometers from the Lisbon airport 
(Aeroporto da Portela), and at five minutes walking from two metro stations, 
Alameda and Saldanha. 

Due to the location of IST, a wide range of hotels from luxurious to economy 
classes will be available for online booking at reasonable prices for 
participants in CONTROLO’2006. 

CONTROLO’2006 Secretariat
Instituto Superior Técnico
Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica
Secção de Sistemas
Av. Rovisco Pais, 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Tel: +351 21 8417187
Fax: +351 21 8419028
E-mail: controlo2006 at ist.utl.pt

You are kindly invited to participate in CONTROLO'2006 - the 7th Portuguese 
Conference on Automatic Control. We look forward to seeing you in Lisbon! 	

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