6th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO 2009)

Venue: Milan

Location: Milan, Italy

Event Date/Time: Jul 02, 2009 End Date/Time: Jul 05, 2009
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The purpose of the 6th 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. Three simultaneous tracks will be held, covering Intelligent Control Systems, Optimization, Robotics, Automation, Signal Processing, Systems Modeling and Control.

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 are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial or organizing a workshop are invited to contact the conference secretariat. Additional information can be found at http://www.icinco.org/.


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 conference areas:

1. Intelligent Control Systems and Optimization
2. Robotics and Automation
3. Signal Processing, Systems Modeling and Control


- 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


- Robot design, development and control
- Human-robots interfaces
- Network robotics
- Mobile robots and autonomous systems
- Human augmentation and shared control
- Cybernetics
- Space and underwater robots
- Intelligent transportation technologies and systems
- Vehicle control applications
- Telerobotics and Teleoperation
- Industrial networks and automation
- Intelligent warehouses
- Modeling, simulation and architectures
- Vision, recognition and reconstruction
- Virtual Reality
- Image processing
- Surveillance
- Control and supervision systems
- Web-based control
- Autonomous agents
- Petri nets (system design/verification with nets, protocols and networks)
- Reasoning about action for intelligent robots
- Natural language dialogue with robots


- Speech recognition
- Signal reconstruction
- Computer and microprocessor-based control
- Hierarchical control
- Instrumentation networks and software
- Field-buses
- Real-time systems control
- Environmental monitoring and control
- Time series and system modeling
- Time-frequency analysis
- Feature extraction
- 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


ICINCO 2009 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.


Authors should submit an original paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, using the on-line submission procedure. Please check the paper formats so you may be aware of the accepted paper page limits.
The guidelines for paper formatting provided at the conference web site must be strictly used for all submitted papers. The submission format is the same as the camera-ready format. Please check and carefully follow the instructions and templates provided.
Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable.
Papers that are out of the conference scope or contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Remarks about the on-line submission procedure:
1. A "double-blind" paper evaluation method will be used. To facilitate that, the authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper, WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors. This means that is necessary to remove the authors personal details, the acknowledgements section and any reference that may disclose the authors identity.
LaTeX/PS/PDF/DOC/DOCX/RTF format are accepted.
2. The web submission procedure automatically sends an acknowledgement, by e-mail, to the contact author.

Paper submission types:
Full Paper Submission
A full paper presents a work where the research is completed or almost finished. It does not necessary means that the acceptance is as a full paper. It may be accepted as a "full paper" (30 min. oral presentation) , a "short paper" (20 min. oral presentation) or a "poster".

Position Paper Submission
A position paper presents an arguable opinion about an issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that your opinion is valid and worth listening to, without the need to present completed research work and/or validated results. It is, nevertheless, important to support your argument with evidence to ensure the validity of your claims. A position paper may be a short report and discussion of ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research (bibliographic, experimental, theoretical, or other) focused on one of the conference topic areas. The acceptance of a position paper is restricted to the categories of "short paper" or "poster", i.e. a position paper is not a candidate to acceptance as "full paper".

After the reviewing process is completed, the contact author (the author who submits the paper) of each paper will be notified of the result, by e-mail. The authors are required to follow the reviews in order to improve their paper before the camera-ready submission.

All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings, under an ISBN reference, in paper and in CD-ROM support.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, in paper and in CD-ROM support.
A book including a selection of the best conference papers will be edited and published by Springer.
The proceedings will be indexed by ISI ProceedingsSM, INSPEC and DBLP.
EI already agreed to index the proceedings of ICINCO 2006. Proceedings of ICINCO 2007 are under evaluation and the proceedings of ICINCO 2008 will be evaluated by EI after their publication.


Full Paper Submission: January 30, 2009
Authors Notification: April 6, 2009
Final Paper Submission and Registration: April 20, 2009


ICINCO Secretariat
Address: Av. D.Manuel I, 27A 2ºesq.
2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +44 203 014 5435
Email: secretariat@icinco.org
Web: http://www.icinco.org


Milan (Milano), situated on the flat plains of the Po Valley, is the capital of Lombardy and thoroughly enjoys its hard earned role as Italy's richest and second largest city. Wealthy and cosmopolitan, the Milanesi enjoy a reputation as successful businesspeople, equally at home overseas and in Italy. Embracing tradition, sophistication and ambition in equal measure, they are just as likely to follow opera at La Scala as their shares on the city's stock market or AC or Inter at the San Siro Stadium.
Three times in its history, the city had to rebuild after being conquered. Founded in the seventh century BC by Celts, the city, then known as Mediolanum ('mid-plain'), was first sacked by the Goths in the 600s (AD), then by Barbarossa in 1157 and finally by the Allies in World War II, when over a quarter of the city was flattened. Milan successively reinvented herself under French, Spanish and then Austrian rulers from 1499 until the reunification of Italy in 1870. It is a miracle that so many historic treasures still exist, including Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, which survived a direct hit in World War II. The Milanesi's appreciation of tradition includes a singular respect for religion; they even pay a special tax towards the Cathedral maintenance. It is therefore fitting that the city's enduring symbol is the gilded statue of the Virgin, on top of the Cathedral (Il Duomo).
Milan is founded around a historic nucleus radiating from the Cathedral, with a star-shaped axis of arteries spreading through modern suburbs to the ring road. The modern civic center lies to the northwest, around Mussolini's central station, and is dominated by the Pirelli skyscraper, which dates from 1956. The trade and fashion fairs take place in the Fiera district, west of the nucleus around the Porta Genova station. Milan's economic success was founded at the end of the 19th century, when the metal factories and the rubber industries moved in, replacing agriculture and mercantile trading as the city's main sources of income. Milan's position at the heart of a network of canals, which provided the irrigation for the Lombard plains and the important trade links between the north and south, became less important as industry took over - and the waterways were filled. A few canals remain in the Navigli district near the Bocconi University, a fashionable area in which to drink and listen to live music.
Since the 1970s, Milan has remained the capital of Italy's automobile industry and its financial markets, but the limelight is dominated by the fashion houses, who, in turn, have drawn media and advertising agencies to the city. Milan remains the marketplace for Italian fashion - fashion aficionados, supermodels and international paparazzi descend upon the city twice a year for its spring and autumn fairs. Valentino, Versace and Armani may design and manufacture their clothes elsewhere but Milan, which has carefully guarded its reputation for flair, drama and creativity, is Italy's natural stage.


Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal


Juan Andrade-Cetto, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Jean-Louis Ferrier, University of Angers, France


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