Doctorate ACS

Scientific Events

The Doctoral school of Automatic Control and Computers invites the Ph.D. students doing at present their doctorate programs and their scientific coordinators to participate in scientific events especially organized for students and in prestigious international scientific conferences announced for the period 2017-2018, having the topics in the doctorate domains ”System Engineering” and ”Computers and Information Technology”.

You have the possibility to present results of the research carried out in the doctoral program, to exchange ideas with researchers working in close scientific domains, and to publish the presented papers in the proceedings volumes of these conferences and in special issues of journals indexed in international, recognized databases and digital libraries.

The scientific events of interest in 2017-2018 are:

  • 3rd International Conference for Doctoral Students, Brasov, Romania, June 22-23, 2017, http://ipc.unitbv.ro/
    The Transilvania University of Brasov and Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu are inviting you to participate to The 3rd International Conference for Doctoral Students that will be held in Brasov, Romania, on June 22-23, 2017. The conference will provide the opportunity for PhD students to share ideas, concerns and research best practices. Keynote presentations and parallel sessions are planned during the conference; social activities are also part of the conference, all these with the aim of developing and improving the network of doctoral schools.PhD students are invited to send papers in the following topics:

    • Engineering Sciences
    • Mathematics & Informatics
    • Humanities
    • Juridical Sciences
    • Economic Sciences
    • Performing Arts, Creativity & Innovation
    • Medicine
    • Theology
    • Sports & Physical Education Science

    The deadline for full paper submission is 23.04.2017.

  • 21st International Conference on System Theory, Control and Computing – ICSTCC2017, October 19-21, 2017, Sinaia, Romania, http://www.icstcc2017.ac.tuiasi.ro/

    ICSTCC 2017 aims at bringing together under a unique forum, scientists from academia and industry to discuss the state of the art and the new trends in system theory, control and computer engineering, and to present recent research results and prospects for development in this rapidly evolving area.As in the previous editions, ICSTCC 2017 will be technically co-sponsored by IEEE Control Systems Society and the Proceedings will be submitted to IEEE Xplore Digital Library.ICSTCC 2017 welcomes papers on (but not limited to) the following topics:

    Automation and Robotics Computer Science and Engineering
    • System Identification and Process Modelling
    • Robust and Adaptive Control
    • Robotics and Intelligent Control
    • Applications and Case Studies in Automation and Robotics
    • Embedded Systems
    • Distributed Systems and Software Engineering
    • Databases, Systems of Programs and Expert Systems
    • Web services, Internet Security
    • Software Tools and Methods
    • Grid Computing
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Computer Architecture

    The deadline for full paper submission is 15.04.2017.

  • 7th Workshop on Holonic and Multi-Agent Manufacturing – SOHOMA’17, October 19-20, 2017, Nantes, France, https://sohoma17.sciencesconf.org/

    The SOHOMA’17 Workshop is organized by the LS2N – University of Nantes in collaboration with University Politehnica of Bucharest (the CIMR Centre of Research in Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Robotics), University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambrésis (the LAMIH Laboratory of Industrial and Human Automation Control, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science) and University of Lorraine (the CRAN Research Centre in Automation of Nancy). SOHOMA’17 has the scientific support from GdR-MACS and the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Technical Committee on Industrial Agents.The main objective of SOHOMA Workshops is to foster innovation in smart, safe and sustainable manufacturing and logistics systems and in this context to promote concepts, methods and solutions addressing trends in service orientation of agent-based control technologies with distributed intelligence.The theme of the SOHOMA’17 Workshop is “Emerging ICT for intelligent and sustainable manufacturing and logistics systems”. The papers presented at the SOHOMA 2017 Workshop will cover the following topics:

    • Customer-oriented logistics
    • Intelligent Manufacturing Systems
    • Modelling of discrete event systems in manufacturing
    • Multi-Agent Systems in industry
    • Distributed Intelligence and product driven automation
    • Holonic Manufacturing Execution Systems
    • Intelligent Products: concepts, architecture, implementation, use cases
    • Industrial Internet of Things / Physical Internet in digital manufacturing
    • Swarm intelligence in manufacturing
    • Dynamic and green infrastructure for sustainable manufacturing
    • Predictive maintenance and risk management in manufacturing
    • Mixed production planning and scheduling
    • Predictive resource maintenance
    • Virtual factory, supply chains and logistics
    • Manufacturing Integration Framework, MSB 2.0
    • Cloud Manufacturing and resource virtualization
    • Computing and Service Oriented manufacturing
    • Servitization and Product-Service Systems (PSS)
    • Multi-robot systems in manufacturing
    • Bio-inspired theories for smart manufacturing and evolutionary robotics
    • Big Data and the contextual enterprise
    • Cyber-Physical Manufacturing Systems and Industry 4.0
    • Performance evaluation of industrial emerging behaviour
    • Extension of holonic paradigm for Dynamic Hybrid Systems

    All papers duly presented at the Workshop will be included in the SOHOMA’17 post conference Proceedings published in the Springer book series ”Studies in Computational Intelligence”, which is indexed Web of Science, Scopus, ISI, and DBLP Computer Science. Selected papers will be proposed for publication in special issues of domain related journals.

    Full paper submission is due on June 17, 2017

  • 6th IFIP International Conference on Performance Evaluation and Modeling in Wired and Wireless Networks – PEMWN 2017, November 28-30, 2017, Paris, France, https://sites.google.com/site/pemwn2017/

    The International Conference on Performance Evaluation and Modeling in Wired and Wireless Networks aims at providing a forum for sharing ideas and new research advances among researchers and practitioners working on state-of-the-art solutions in Wired and Wireless Networks, Internet of Things, and Internet of the Future. We are seeking papers that describe original and unpublished contributions addressing various aspects of performance evaluation of protocols, architectures and modeling of Wireless Networks, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, etc.Topics of the IFIP International Conference on Performance Evaluation and Modeling in Wired and Wireless Networks include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

    • Internet of Things
    • Data analysis & Machine learning
    • IoT and industry 4.0
    • Ubiquitous sensing
    • IoT & agriculture & environment.
    • 5G
    • Wireless sensor, vehicular and mesh networks
    • Medium access and routing protocols
    • Energy efficiency in wireless networks
    • QoS provisioning
    • Security
    • Implementations, testbeds, and prototypes
    • Auto-adaptativity and auto-configuration in wireless networks
    • Smart cities, e-health, and home automation applications
    • Cloud computing and networking
    • Mobile networking
    • Content centric networks
    • Internet of the Future

    Submission deadline is June 30, 2017

  • 8th International Conference Network of the Future- NOF’17, November 22-24, 2017, London, UK, http://www.network-of-the-future.org/

    The Network of the Future conference is a premier annual conference that covers advances in the Future Internet design area, with emphasis on enabling technologies, architectures and services. The conference aims at providing a forum for researchers, students and professionals to exchange ideas, share their experiences, and discuss their research results around a single-track of technical sessions and a series of Tutorials and Workshops.NoF 2017 will take place in the historical Strand campus of the King’s College funded by George IV in 1829, one of the oldest British universities. The Strand campus is located in the heart of London, along the Thames River and a few minutes walking from the Covent Garden district and the National Gallery.Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

    • Technologies for Future Internet
    • Network protocols and architectures
    • Quality of service and traffic engineering
    • Software-defined networking
    • Network Function Virtualization and Service Function Chaining
    • 5G networks
    • Autonomous and self-organized networks
    • Small Cells
    • Femtocell networks
    • Wireless and mobile networks
    • Mesh, ad hoc, and sensor networks
    • Cloud computing and networking
    • Social networking, crowdsourcing, cloud services
    • Green computing and networking
    • Mobile Edge computing
    • Content distribution networks
    • Information-centric networking
    • User-centric networking
    • The Internet of Things
    • Machine-to-machine networking
    • Mobile Internet applications
    • Security, trust, and privacy challenges
    • Cyber-physical systems
    • Vehicular ad hoc networks and intelligent transportation systems
    • E-services and smart cities
    • Optical networks
    • Access, metro, backbone and core networks

    Important dates:

    • Title and abstract registration: May 24, 2017
    • Submission of papers: May 31, 2017
  • 29th IFIP International Conference on Testing Software and Systems – ICTSS 2017, October 9-11, 2017, St-Petersburg, Russia, http://www.ictss2017.org/

    The ICTSS 2017 aims at being a forum for researchers, developers, testers, and users to review, discuss, and learn about new approaches, concepts, theories, methodologies, tools, and experiences in the field of testing of software and systems.Topics of interests include but are not limited to

    • Aspects of testing: test derivation, test selection, test coverage, test implementation and execution, test result analysis, test oracles, test management, monitoring and runtime verification, test frameworks.
    • Model-based testing: Formal models and modeling languages such as automata, state machines, process algebra, logics, UML, HOL, Markov-chains, test generation from models, model coverage
    • Combination of techniques: Techniques that demonstrate how to combine testing and formal (model-based) verification and analysis to improve quality and reduce effort
    • Quality aspects: Functional, interoperability, performance, conformance, security, reliability, robustness, etc.
    • Application areas of software and systems testing
    • Tools and methods: Automated support of testing activities, rigid testing processes, test-driven development, sound metrics and measurements
    • Case studies: Case studies and industrial applications involving qualified empirical evaluations

    Important Dates:

    • May 23, 2017: Deadline for abstract submission
    • May 30, 2017: Deadline for paper submission
  • 14th International IFAC Workshop on Discrete Event Systems – WODES 2018, May 30 – June 1, 2018, Sorrento Coast, Italy, http://wodes2018.unisa.it/index.php

    The 14th International Workshop on Discrete Event Systems will provide researchers from different fields (control theoreticians and control engineers, software engineers and computer scientists, operations research specialists) with an opportunity to exchange information and new ideas, and to discuss new developments in the field of DES theory and applications.The WODES 2018 workshop will cover all topics in discrete event theory and applications, including (but not limited to) the following:

    • Formalisms and modeling methodologies: Petri nets, automata, state charts, process algebras, max-plus algebra, queuing network;
    • Control of discrete-event systems with emphasis on supervisory control and on real time control;
    • Performance evaluation, optimization and scheduling;
    • Diagnosis, fault detection, test, identification;
    • Discrete approaches for hybrid systems;
    • Event-driven methods in systems and control;
    • Applications including manufacturing systems, transportation systems, power production, distributed systems, software engineering, home automation, workflow, telecommunication systems, biological systems;
    • Automation methods and software tools enabling efficient handling of industrial-sized systems.

    Paper submission is due on November 15, 2017.

  • 3rd IFAC Conference on Advances in Proportional-Integral-Derivative Control – PID 2018, May 9-11, 2018, Ghent, Belgium, http://www.pid18.ugent.be/

    Topics: emphasis will be put on current challenges and new directions in PID control in the context of Industry 4.0. Below you can find a list of preferred topics, not limited to. Contributions with both theoretical and practical relevance are encouraged. Study cases from industry and challenges thereof are welcome.

    • PID tuning and automatic tuning methodologies
    • PID-based control structures
    • Applications of PID control
    • Industrial products for PID control design
    • Adaptive and robust PID control
    • Multivariable PID control
    • Identification methods for PID control design
    • Stabilizing PID parameters
    • Event-based PID control
    • Fractional-order PID controllers
    • PID control performance assessment
    • CACSD tools for PID control design
    • Fault detection techniques for PID control
    • Nonlinear PID control
    • Simple alternatives to PID controllers

    Paper submission is due on December 20, 2017.

  • 16th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing – INCOM 2018, June 11-13, 2018, Bergamo, Italy, http://www.incom2018.org/

    The general theme of INCOM 2018 is Information Control for Responsive Manufacturing Systems.In an economic world of volatile markets and changing global networks, manufacturers are experiencing a fierce pressure to cope with erratic market demands for highly customized products and quick delivery, while maintaining cost-effectiveness. Furthermore, the competitive pressure requires actions to sustain the business by means of a quick integration of technological innovation in manufacturing. The true capability to achieve such responsiveness depends substantially on the progress in advanced technologies and innovative methodologies at all levels of design, manufacturing and control of the industrial infrastructure.
    Authors from academia and industry are encouraged to join the event and share their research results and empirical insights focusing on one of the following themes:

    • Advanced manufacturing technologies and systems
    • Advanced reliability, maintenance and safety engineering and technologies
    • Enterprise modelling and information systems
    • Modelling, control and optimization of complex engineered systems
    • Simulation, control and monitoring of evolutionary and adaptive production systems
    • Robotics and autonomous systems
    • Operations management in production systems and logistics
    • Human and social factors in production systems
    • Lifecycle management, product-service systems and technologies
    • Industry 4.0: strategies, models and technologies for next-generation production systems

    The deadline for regular paper submission is 30.09.2017

  • 18th IFAC Symposium on System Identification – SYSID 2018, July 9-11, 2018, Stockholm, Sweden, https://www.kth.se/ees/omskolan/seminarium/sysid2018

    The scope of the SYSID 2018 symposium covers all major aspects of system identification, experimental modelling, signal processing and adaptive control, ranging from theoretical, methodological and scientific developments to a large variety of application areas.Relevant topics for the symposium program include:

    • Identifiability
    • Identification of linear, nonlinear, time-varying, multivariable, hybrid and distributed systems
    • Black-box modeling (neural networks, support vector machines, Kriging … )
    • Linear and nonlinear time series analysis
    • Estimation from spatial-temporal data
    • State estimation and parameter tracking
    • Robustness issues in identification
    • Sequential Monte Carlo methods, including particle filtering
    • Learning, data mining and Bayesian approaches
    • Parameter estimation and inverse problems
    • Modeling and identification of quantized systems
    • Identification of control, adaptive control and data-based controller tuning
    • Statistical analysis and uncertainty characterization
    • Experiment design
    • Model validation
    • Sparse estimation and other types of regularization
    • Identification and estimation in data rich (big data) and networked environments
    • Monitoring and fault detection
    • Applications (including but not limited to transportation, telecommunications, aerospace, automotive, process control, motion control, robotics, econometrics, modal analysis, bioengineering and medical systems, ecosystems, energy and information networks)
    • Teaching identification

    The deadline for submission of regular papers is December 8, 2017.

  • 10th IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety for Technical Processes – SAFEPROCESS 2018, August 29-31, 2018, Warsaw, Poland, http://safeprocess18.uz.zgora.pl/

    Fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant control have developed into a major research area at the intersection of system and control engineering, applied mathematics and statistics or soft computing as well as application fields such as mechanical, electrical, chemical and aerospace engineering.Topics:

    • Model-based diagnosis of linear, nonlinear and hybrid systems
    • Data-driven diagnosis methods
    • Process supervision
    • Active fault diagnosis methods
    • Condition monitoring, maintenance engineering
    • Prognosis
    • Fault-tolerant control, control reconfiguration
    • Diagnosis and fault-tolerant control of discrete-event systems
    • Structural methods of fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant control
    • Statistical methods for fault diagnosis
    • Statistical methods for reliability and safety
    • Interval methods, numerical methods
    • Soft computing methods for fault diagnosis
    • Neural and fuzzy methods
    • Safety-critical systems
    • Structural health monitoring

    Submission of draft papers is due on November 6, 2017.