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Work in Progress and Industry Practice

Work-in-Progress papers

Work-in-Progress papers comprise up to 4 double-column pages, describing research that has not yet produced the results required for a regular paper, but that due its novelty and potential impact deserves to be shared with the community at an early stage. Accepted WIP papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Contributors will be asked to give a short presentation of their work and to prepare a poster for the discussion forum that will be held after the presentations.

Industry practice papers

Industry practice papers are focused on presenting the results of industry research projects. They will be published in the proceedings in an Industry practice section. They have to go through the special peer review process coming from industry if possible.

Industry practice presentations are encouraged as a challenging experience in this Conference. The main objective of industry practice presentations is to increase interactions between conference attendees and industry. An industry practice presentation may use physical models, computer displays, printed material (i.e. posters) or any combination of the above.

Industry practice sessions offer the opportunity to communicate practical results to the academic community by using interactive (simulations and/or movies) using the possibility of presenting real experiments, simulations of real experiments, movies of real experiments, software demonstration, software test, etc.

Contributors will be asked to give a short presentation of their work and to prepare a poster for the discussion forum and/or Small experiment/demonstration that will be held after the presentations


Topics within the scope of the conference include:

  • Information Technology in Automation: IT Modeling techniques (UML, Object-Orientation, Agents, Service Oriented Architectures,...) for automation systems ; Data Modeling (CAEX, AutomationML, OPC UA,...); Virtualization at the factory level, digital factory; Programming languages (IEC 61131, IEC 61499,...); 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 in factory, home and building Automation; Network Integration in Automation Systems (heterogeneous networks, wired/wireless,...).
  • Industrial Communication Systems: Implementation issues; Message scheduling; Performance analysis; Dependability and fault tolerance aspects; System design and architecture; Self-configurable systems; Integration support; Fieldbus networks; Real-Time Ethernet Networks; Intranet and Internet; Wireless networks; Hybrid (wired/wireless) networks; Safety buses; Sensor networks; Automotive networks; Building automation networks; Process control networks; Networked control systems.
  • Real-Time and (Networked) Embedded Systems: Real-Time Computing; Real-Time Operating Systems; Real-Time Communications; Networked Embedded Systems Technology; Wireless Sensor Networks; Cyber Physical Systems; Design and Implementation; Design Methodologies and Tools; Components and Platforms; Models of Computation and Formal Methods; Hardware/Software Co-Design; Energy Management; Data Integration and Fusion; Communication Modes; Quality of Service Control; Case Studies.
  • 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.
  • 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 Modelling and Optimization; Performance Assessment of Control Systems; Control Applications; Large-Scale Systems.
  • 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.
  • Intelligent Robots & Systems: Cognitive robotics; Cooperative and collaborative robotics; Distributed robotic architectures; Human-robot interaction; Integrated intelligence; Intelligent robot assistants; Intelligent embedded systems; Natural language grounding; Network robotics; Perception, control and manipulation for intelligent robots and systems; Planning and failure recovery; Reasoning under uncertainty; Robot learning; Robot vision; Usability studies.

Submission of Papers:

The working language of the conference is English. Work-in-Progress and Industry practice – 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


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. All conference attendees, including authors and session chairpersons, must pay the conference registration fee, and their travel expenses.

Further Information: ETFA’10 Conference Secretariat

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Author’s Schedule:

Deadline for submission of work-in-progress papers and Industry practice

June 14, 2010

Notification of acceptance of work-in-progress papers and Industry practice

July 7, 2010

Deadline for submission of final manuscripts – work-in-progress papers and Industry practice

July 17, 2010

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