[robotics-worldwide] CALL FOR PAPERS: IEEE ETFA'2011 Track 7 - Intelligent Robots & Systems

Pedro U. Lima pal at isr.ist.utl.pt
Mon Mar 7 08:00:38 PST 2011


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16th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation

Toulouse, France, September 5-9, 2011


Important Dates:
Deadline for submission of regular and special sessions papers: March 21, 2011
Notification of acceptance of regular and special sessions papers: May 23, 2011
Deadline for submission of work-in-progress and Industry practice papers: May 30, 2011
Notification of acceptance of work-in-progress and Industry practice papers: July 1, 2011
Deadline for submission of final manuscripts – regular and special sessions papers: July 8, 2011
Deadline for submission of final manuscripts – work-in-progress and Industry practice papers: July 8, 2011

The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners from the industry and academia and provide them with a platform to report on recent advances and developments in the newly emerging areas of technology, as well as actual and potential applications to industrial and factory automation.
Solicited Papers: Research papers reporting on new developments in technological sciences. Industry and development papers reporting on actual developments of technology, products, systems and solutions. Tutorial and survey papers. In addition, ETFA2011 solicits special session proposals to stimulate in-depth discussions in special areas relevant to the conference theme.

Topics within the scope of the conference are grouped into seven tracks:
1. Information Technology in Automation: IT Modeling techniques (Object-Orientation, Components, Agents, Service Oriented Architectures, ...) for automation systems; Model Driven Development in automation (UML, SysML, …); Data Modeling (CAEX, AutomationML, OPC UA, ...); Virtualization at the factory level, digital factory; Domain Specific Programming languages; Integration with MES and ERP systems (Databases, Semantic Web Services); Vertical Integration: Web-based Setup, Maintenance and Configuration; Tool chains, platforms, and frameworks for Software Design and Development; Security and Safety in factory, home and building Automation; Network Integration in Automation Systems (heterogeneous networks, wired/wireless, ...); Dynamically reconfigurable, adaptive, and emergent automation software/systems.

2. Industrial Communication Systems: Fieldbus networks; Industrial Ethernet networks; Automotive and avionic networks; Home and building automation networks; Industrial wireless networks, wireless sensor networks and MIMO wireless networks; Hybrid (wired/wireless) networks; Safety buses and protocols; Middleware for industrial communications; System design, architecture and implementation; IP-based and Web-based communication and applications; Self-configurable systems; Networked control systems; Adaptive middleware for decentralized control; Synchronization mechanisms; Real-time issues; QoS and performance issues; Dependability and fault tolerance aspects; Safety & security in industrial communications; Industrial case studies.

3. Real-Time and (Networked) Embedded Systems: Theory and technology in RTNES (Real-time computing, Real-time operating systems, Real-time 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); Algorithms and control in RTNES (Power supply and management, Data integration and fusion, Communication modes, QoS control); Case studies in RTNES (Industrial automation, Automotive, Avionics, Communications...).

4. Automated Manufacturing Systems: Formal Modeling and Analysis of Manufacturing Systems; Scheduling, Simulation, Queuing Systems and Petri Nets in Manufacturing Systems; Synthesis and Analysis Techniques, Performance Evaluation and Reliability; 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.

5. Industrial Control: Process Control; Equipment Control; Intelligent Control; Supervisory Control; Industrial Control Implementation; Discrete and Continuous Automation System; Equipment and Process Monitoring; Fault Detection and Management; Process Modeling and Optimization; Performance Assessment of Control Systems; Control Applications; Large-Scale Systems; Co design control-networks; Co-design diagnosis-dependability.
6. Computational Intelligence and Modern Heuristics in Automation: Intelligent Systems and Control, Modern Heuristics, and Data Mining in automation and industrial applications; Neural/Fuzzy/Evolutionary approaches in automation; Modern heuristics methods in factory automation based on predictive, adaptive control, recognition, navigation, motion control, competitive, self-organizing learning, and clustering; Computational Intelligence in security, reliability, and fault-tolerance in automation; Ant colonies optimization and swarm intelligence in automation; Machine learning, Support Vector Machines, Expert Systems; Multi-objective Optimization; Video Coding for Industrial Applications.

7. Intelligent Robots & Systems: Cognitive robotics; Cooperative and collaborative robotics; Distributed robotic architectures; Human-robot interaction; Intelligent robot assistants; Intelligent embedded systems; 
 Perception, control and manipulation for intelligent robots and systems; Planning and failure recovery; Reasoning under uncertainty; Robot learning; Robot vision; Networked Robot Systems; Mobile Manipulation; Robot Middleware; Benchmarking and Usability studies.

Conference Format
The conference will comprise multi-track sessions for regular papers, to present significant and novel research results with a prospect for a tangible impact on the research area and potential implementations; work-in-progress (WIP) sessions; panel discussions on the state-of-the-art and emerging trends, involving leading experts from industry and academia; and public discussion sessions moderated by leading experts in the field of industrial automation systems.
Submission of Papers: The working language of the conference is English. Two types of submissions are solicited. Regular papers – limited to 8 double column pages in a font no smaller than 10-points. Work-in-Progress and Industry practice papers – limited to 4 double column pages in a font no smaller than 10-points. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically in PDF format, according to the instructions contained in the Conference web site.
Best Paper Award: Best paper awards in Factory Automation and Emerging Technologies will be presented at the conference banquet dinner. Authors of outstanding papers will be invited to submit a revised version of their papers for publication in a special section in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics.

Paper Acceptance
Each accepted paper must be presented at the conference by one of the authors. The final manuscript must be accompanied by a registration form and a registration fee payment proof.

No-show Policy: The ETFA 2011 Organizing Committee reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference at IEEE Xplore if the paper is not presented at the conference.



General Co-Chairs
Zoubir Mammeri, University of Toulouse 3, France
Richard Zurawski, ISA Group, USA

Program Committee Co-chairs
Luis Almeida, University of Porto, Portugal
Antoni Grau, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain

Work-in-Progress Co-Chairs
Armelle Bonenfant, University of Toulouse 3, France
Thilo Sauter, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria

Special Sessions Co-Chairs
Carlos Cardeira, IST, Portugal
John Gialelis, University of Patras, Greece

Workshops Chair
Christian Fraboul, ENSEEIHT, France

Finance Chairmen
Zoubir Mammeri, University of Toulouse 3, France
Richard Zurawski, ISA Group, USA

Publication Chair
Cedric Teyssie, University of Toulouse 3, France

ETFA Series Steering Committee
E. Dekenuvel, Univ. of Nice, France
J. M. Fuertes, UPC, Spain
H. Fujita, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan
L. Gomes, UNINOVA, Portugal
F. Harashima, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan
J. C. Hung, Univ. of Tennessee, USA
Chang-Jin Kim, UCLA, USA
S. Koubias, Univ. of Patras, Greece
K. Lee, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
V. Marik, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
M. Marcos, Univ. of Basque Country, Spain
O. Mirabella, Univ. of Catania, Italy
J-M. Proth, INRIA Lorraine, France
A. Weaver, Univ. of Virginia, USA
R. Zurawski, ISA Group (Chair)

Track co-chairs
Track 1 - Information Technology in Automation
- Georg Frey, Saarland University, Germany
- Ileana Ober, University of Toulouse, France

Track 2 - Industrial Communication Systems
- Lucia Lo Bello, University of Catania, Italy
- Ye-Qiong Song, Nancy University - LORIA, France

Track 3 - Real-Time and, Networked Embedded Systems
- Joël Goossens, University of Brussels ULB, Belgium
- Thomas Nolte, Maelardalen University, Sweden

Track 4 - Automated Manufacturing Systems
- Pierre Lopez, LAAS-CNRS, France
- Cristian Mahulea, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Track 5 - Industrial Control
- Jean-Marc Thiriet, University of Grenoble UFJ, France
- Ramon Vilanova, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain

Track 6 - Computational Intelligence and Modern Heuristics in Automation
- Thierry Marie Guerra, University of Valenciennes, France
- Sam Kwong, City University of Hong Kong

Track 7 - Intelligent Robots & Systems
- Philippe Fraisse, University of Montpellier, France
- Pedro Lima, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisboa, Portugal

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