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 Modelling 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, 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, workshop or special session are invited to contact the conference secretariat or visit the conference website.

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. 2. 3. 4. INTELLIGENT CONTROL SYSTEMS AND OPTIMIZATION ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION SIGNAL PROCESSING, SENSORS, SYSTEMS MODELLING AND CONTROL INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT


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Decision Support Systems Distributed Control Systems Fault Tolerant Control Neural Networks based Control Systems Machine Learning in Control Applications Evolutionary Computation and Control Software Agents for Intelligent Control Systems Soft Computing Affective Computing Fuzzy Control Hybrid Learning Systems Expert Systems for Industry Intelligent Fault Detection and Diagnosis Knowledge-based Systems Applications Planning and Scheduling Optimization Algorithms Genetic Algorithms Engineering Applications

Recognition and Reconstruction Image Processing Surveillance.AREA 2: ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION                        Robot Design. Analysis and Control of Discrete-event Systems Modelling. SENSORS. Simulation and Architecture Human-Robots Interfaces Human-Machine Interfaces Network Robotics Collective and Social Robots Humanoid Robots Mobile Robots and Intelligent Autonomous Systems Vehicle Control Applications Space and Underwater Robots Intelligent Transportation Technologies and Systems Mechatronics Systems Telerobotics and Teleoperation Virtual and Augmented Reality Autonomous Agents Perception and Awareness Vision. Analysis and Control of Hybrid Dynamical Systems Environmental Monitoring and Control Information-based Models for Control Real-Time Systems Control Computer and Microprocessor-based Control Telematics in Control Engineering Applications . Development and Control Modelling. Fault detection and Diagnosis Control and Supervision Systems Industrial Networks and Automation Engineering Applications Social Impact of Automation AREA 3: SIGNAL PROCESSING. SYSTEMS MODELLING AND CONTROL                       Signal Reconstruction Optimization Problems in Signal Processing Change Detection Problems Time-frequency Analysis Adaptive Signal Processing and Control Nonlinear Signals and Systems Force and Tactile Sensors Mechanical Sensors Sensors Fusion Biological Inspired Sensors Instrumentation Networks and Software Intelligent Components for Control System Modelling System Identification Modelling.

PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT                      Lean Enterprise Manufacturing Systems Engineering Supply Chain and Logistics Engineering Industrial Automation and Robotics Intelligent Design and Manufacturing Virtual Enterprises and Interoperability Virtual Manufacturing Technologies Facilities Design and Work Space Design Computer-based Manufacturing Technologies Systems Modelling and Simulation Performance Evaluation and Optimization Production Planning. Scheduling and Control Facilities Planning and Management Quality Control and Management Knowledge Management in Industry Energy Efficiency and Green Manufacturing Product-service Systems Precision Engineering Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics Cost and Value Engineering Business Process Modelling .AREA 4: INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING.