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ICINCO is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The purpose of the 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 Informatics.

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:



  • Data Based Control and AI
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Distributed Control Systems
  • Engineering Applications on Intelligent Control Systems and Optimization
  • Evolutionary Computation and Control
  • Fuzzy Control
  • Genetic Algorithms
  • Hybrid Learning Systems
  • Hybrid Systems
  • Intelligent Fault Detection, Diagnosis and Prognostics
  • Knowledge-Based Systems Applications
  • Mechatronics Systems
  • Machine Learning in Control Applications
  • Networked Control
  • Neural Networks Based Control Systems
  • Optimization Algorithms
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Soft Computing
  • Software Agents for Intelligent Control Systems


  • Autonomous Agents
  • Cognitive Approach for Robotics
  • Collective and Social Robots
  • Control and Supervision Systems
  • Drones and Internet of Things for Surveillance
  • Engineering Applications on Robotics and Automation
  • Guidance, Navigation and Control
  • Human-Machine Interfaces
  • Humanoid Robots
  • Human-Robots Interfaces
  • Image Processing
  • Industrial Networks and Automation
  • Robots for Cleaning and Disinfection
  • Intelligent Transportation Technologies and Systems
  • Mobile Robots and Intelligent Autonomous Systems
  • Modelling, Simulation and Architecture
  • Network Robotics
  • Perception and Awareness
  • Robot Design, Development and Control
  • Space and Underwater Robots
  • Soft Robotics
  • Surveillance, Fault Detection and Diagnosis
  • Telerobotics and Teleoperation
  • Vehicle Control Applications
  • Virtual Environment, Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Vision, Recognition and Reconstruction
  • Wearable Robotics for Assistance and Rehabilitation


  • Adaptive Signal Processing and Control
  • Biologically Inspired Sensors and Controllers
  • Defect and Change Detection and Identification
  • Engineering Applications
  • Information-Based Models for Control
  • Intelligent Components for Control
  • Mechanical, Force and Tactile Sensors
  • Modelling, Analysis and Control of Discrete-Event Systems
  • Modelling, Analysis and Control of Hybrid Dynamical Systems
  • Nonlinear Signals and Systems
  • Optimization Problems in Signal Processing
  • Processing Biological Signals
  • Real-Time Systems Control
  • Sensors Fusion
  • Signal Reconstruction
  • System Identification
  • System Modelling
  • Time-Frequency Analysis


  • Computer-Based Manufacturing Technologies
  • Digital Twins
  • Energy Efficiency and Green Manufacturing
  • Human Factors & Human-System Interface
  • Industrial Automation and Robotics
  • Industrial Internet of Things and Sensor Networks
  • Intelligent Design and Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Performance Evaluation and Optimization
  • Precision Engineering
  • Production Planning, Management and Control
  • Quality Control and Management
  • Resources and Knowledge Management in Industry
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Engineering
  • Systems Modelling and Simulation


Luís Paulo ReisUniversity of Porto, Portugal
Wim MichielsKU Leuven, Belgium
Anuradha AnnaswamyMIT, United States
Sergio SavaresiPolitecnico di Milano, Italy


Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract, but please note that accepted abstracts are presented but not published in the proceedings of the conference. Complete papers can be submitted as a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas.

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

When submitting a complete paper please note that only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted complete papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, DBLP, Semantic Scholar, EI and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


ICINCO Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186


Our event will take place at the Mercure Roma West Hotel Hotel, strategically located in the city of Rome due to the proximity with the city center and the International Airport Fiumicino.


Dimitar FilevResearch & Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Company, United States


Giuseppina GiniPolitecnico di Milano, Italy
Henk NijmeijerEindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands


Ali A Afzalian, Sh. Baheshti University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Sherif Abdelwahed, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
Hussein A. Abdullah, University of Guelph, Canada
El-Houssaine Aghezzaf, Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Belgium
Eugenio Aguirre, University of Granada, Spain
Rudy Agustriyanto, University of Surabaya, Indonesia
Mojtaba Ahmadieh Khanesar, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Ouassima Akhrif, Ecole de Technologie Superieure, University of Quebec, Canada
Carlos I. Aldana, University of Guadalajara, Mexico
Manuel Aleixandre, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Shahpour Alirezaee, University of Windsor, Canada
Mojtaba Alizadeh, Lorestan University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Frank Allgower, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Joaquin Alvarez, Center Scientific Research Higher Education Ensenada Cicese, Mexico
Víctor H. Andaluz, Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE, Ecuador
Stefan Andrei, Lamar University, United States
Mihail H. Antchev, Technical University - Sofia, Bulgaria
Rui Araujo, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Vijayan K. Asari, University Dayton, United States
Mohd Ashraf Ahmad, University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia
B. V. Babu, Graphic Era University, Dehradun, India
Abdulrahman H. Bajodah, King AbdulAziz University, Saudi Arabia
Ramiro Barbosa, ISEP/IPP - School of Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
Michele Basso, University of Florence, Italy
Eric Baumgartner, Milwaukee School of Engineering, United States
Mahmoud Belhocine, CDTA, Algeria
Juri Belikov, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
A. Benallegue, Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University, France
Khalid Benjelloun, , Morocco
Karsten Berns, University of Kaiserslautern-Landau, Germany
Sylvain Bertrand, ONERA - Univ. Paris-Saclay, France
Zafer Bingul, Kocaeli University, Turkey
Claudia-Adina Bojan-Dragos, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Magnus Boman, The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Mohammad Bozorg, Yazd University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Richard D. Braatz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Marvin Bugeja, University of Malta, Malta
Laurent Burlion, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, United States
Ivan Buzurovic, Harvard University, United States
Simeon C. Calvert, TU Delft, Netherlands
Kenneth Camilleri, University of Malta, Malta
Giuseppe Carbone, University of Calabria, Italy
Enrique V. Carrera, Army Polytechnic School Ecuador, Ecuador
Alessandro Casavola, University of Calabria, Italy
Marco Castellani, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
F F. Chen, The University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
Adrian D. Cheok, i-University, Tokyo, Japan
Yacine Chitour, University of Paris, France
Dong-Il Cho, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Nikhil Chopra, University of Maryland, United States
Paul Christodoulides, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Feng Chu, University of Evry Val d'Essonne, France
Sesh Commuri, University of Nevada, Reno, United States
Marco Costanzo, Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy
Michel Dambrine, Polytechnic University of Hauts-de-France, France
Saber Darmoul, Casablanca Central School, Morocco
Soura Dasgupta, University of Iowa, United States
Angel P. Del Pobil, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Vali Derhami, Yazd University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Jorge Dias, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates
António Dourado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Marc Ebner, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Germany
Mehmet Önder Efe, Hacettepe Univ., Turkey
Ahmed El Hajjaji, University Of Picardie Jules Verne, France
Juan Manuel Escaño, University of Seville, Spain
Ali Eydgahi, Eastern Michigan University, United States
Mohammed S. Fadali, UNR, United States
Waleed Fekry Faris, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
Bruno Mateus Ferreira, INESC TEC and University of Porto, United States
Baris Fidan, University of Waterloo, Canada
Rolf Findeisen, Control and Cyber-Physical Systems Laboratory, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Paolo Fiorini, University of Verona, Italy
Fernando Fontes, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal
Thierry Fraichard, INRIA, France
Giuseppe Franze', University of Calabria, Italy
Eduardo Oliveira Freire, Federal University Of Sergipe, Brazil
Georg Frey, Automation and Energy Systems, Saarland University, Germany
Toyomi Fujita, Tohoku Institute of Technology, Japan
Mauro Gaggero, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Zoran Gajic, Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey, United States
Andrej Gams, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Péter Gáspár, SZTAKI, Hungary
Giorgio Gnecco, IMT - School for Advanced Studies - Lucca, Italy
Eduardo P. Godoy, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil
Arthur Gómez, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil
Juan-Jose Gonzalez De La Rosa, University of Cadiz, Spain
Corrado Guarino Lo Bianco, Università di Parma, Italy
Prof. Rajeev Gupta, Rajasthan Technical University, India
Tarek Hamel, Sophia University, Japan
Kensuke Harada, Osaka University, Japan
Khalifa H. Harib, UAE university, United Arab Emirates
Hiroshi Hashimoto, Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology, Japan
Ramdane Hedjar, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Ghaleb Hoblos, Graduate School of Electrical Engineering, France
Wladyslaw Homenda, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Chiu-Fan Hsieh, National Formosa University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Liu Hsu, COPPE-UFRJ, Brazil
Loulin Huang, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Dalil Ichalal, University of Évry-val d'Essonne - Paris Saclay, France
Junichi Iijima, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Gokhan Ince, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Gian Paolo Incremona, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Gianluca Ippoliti, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Ivan E. Ivanov, Technical University Sofia, Bulgaria
Sarangapani Jagannathan, Missouri University of Science and Technology, United States
Reza Jazar, Rmit University, Australia
Michael Jenkin, York University, Canada
Myong K. Jeong, Rutgers University, United States
Isabel Jesus, ISEP/IPP - School of Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
Fabrício Junqueira, University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil
Michail Kalogiannakis, University of Crete, Greece
Mete Kalyoncu, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Turkey
Tohru Kawabe, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Wan Khairunizam, University of Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia
Farshad Khorrami, New York University, United States
Jonghoek Kim, Hongik University, Korea, Republic of
DaeEun Kim, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Balint Kiss, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Bahare Kiumarsi, Michigan State University, United States
Ziad Kobti, University of Windsor, Canada
Moharram H. Korayem, Robotic Research Lab, Mechanical Engineering Department, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Peter Košťál, Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave, Slovak Republic
Marek Kraft, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Dragana Krstic, University of Nis, Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Serbia
Masao Kubo, Narional Defense Academy of Japan, Japan
Kolja Kühnlenz, Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Germany
Miroslav Kulich, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Cairo L. L. Nascimento Jr, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, Brazil
Sébastien Lahaye, Istia - LARIS, France
Ho-Hoon Lee, Southeastern Louisiana University, United States
Kauko Leiviskä, University of Oulu, Finland
Jr-Shin Li, Washington University in St. Louis, United States
Gordon Lightbody, University College Cork, Ireland
Antonio M. Lopes, University of Porto, Portugal
Martin Lukac, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
Chaomin Luo, Mississippi State University, United States
Anthony A. Maciejewski, Colorado State University, United States
Mohammad Javad Mahmoodabadi, Sirjan University of Technology, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Om Malik, University of Calgary, Canada
Ezio Malis, Inria, France
Federico Mari, University of Rome Foro Italico, Italy
Ester Martinez-Martin, University of Alicante, Spain
Jorge Martins, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Lorinc Marton, Sapientia Hungarian university of Transylvania, Romania
Pavlo Maruschak, Ternopil National Ivan Puluj Technical University, Ukraine
Takafumi Matsumaru, Waseda University, Japan
Luca Mazzola, HSLU - Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Seán McLoone, Queen's Unviersity Belfast, Ireland
Mahanijah Md Kamal, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Nadhir Messai, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France
Maciej M. Michalek, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Jaroslaw Milewski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Marek Miskowicz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Paulo Miyagi, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Belkheiri Mohammed, University of Laghouat, Algeria
Allahyar Montazeri, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Héctor Montes, Technological University of Panama, Panama
Rafael Morales, University of Castilla La Mancha, Spain
Vidal Moreno Rodilla, Universidad De Salamanca, Spain
George Moustris, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Riccardo Muradore, University of Verona, Italy
Saeid Nahavandi, Deakin University, Australia
Naresh N Nandola, Siemens Technology, United States
Ciro Natale, Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy
Elena Nechita, Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau, Romania
Juan J. Nieto, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Michal Niezabitowski, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Shimon Y. Nof, Purdue University, United States
Urbano Nunes, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Andrzej Obuchowicz, University of Zielona Góra, Poland
Fernando Osorio, USP - Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Min Pan, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Stamatios Papadakis, Department of Preschool Education, Faculty of Education, University of Crete, Greece
Evangelos Papadopoulos, NTUA, Greece
Ju H. Park, Yeungnam University, Korea, Republic of
Igor Paromtchik, Robotic Technologies, France
Dariusz Pazderski, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Qingjin Peng, University of Manitoba, Canada
Ivo Petras, Technical University of Košice, Slovak Republic
Tadej Petric, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Jeff Pieper, University of Calgary, Canada
Ján Piteľ, Technical University of Košice, Slovak Republic
Mark Post, The University of York, United Kingdom
Raul Marin Prades, Jaume I University, Spain
Radu-Emil Precup, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
José C. Príncipe, University of Florida, United States
Kanty Rabenorosoa, Femto-ST Institute, France
Ranjit Ray, CSIR-CMERI, India
Navid Razmjooy, Independent Researcher, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Oscar Reinoso, Miguel Hernandez University, Spain
Francisco Restivo, Catholic University of Portugal, Portugal
Gerasimos Rigatos, Industrial Systems Institute, Greece
Paolo Rocco, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Eduardo Rocon, , Spain
Rodriguez-Angeles Rodriguez-Angeles, Cinvestav-IPN, Mexico
Raul-Cristian Roman, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Juha Röning, University of Oulu, Finland
António Ruano, University of Algarve, Portugal
Parasuraman S, Monash University Malaysia, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Selangor, Malaysia
Christophe Sabourin, Univ. Paris Est Creteil, LISSI, France
Mehrdad Saif, University Of Windsor, Canada
Antonio Sala, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Addisson Salazar, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Abdel-Badeeh M. Salem, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Javier Sanchis, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Emre Sariyildiz, University Of Wollongong, Australia
Jurek Sasiadek, Carleton University, Canada
Ingrid Schjølberg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Dieter H. Schramm, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Karol Seweryn, Space Research Centre (CBK PAN), Poland
Antonio Sgorbissa, University of Genova, Italy
Madhavan Shanmugavel, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India
Jinhua She, Tokyo University of Technology, Japan
Milad Siami, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Vasile Sima, Technical Sciences Academy of Romania, Romania
N. M. Singh, Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Department, United States
Azura Che Soh, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Masoud Soroush, Drexel University, United States
Paolo Stegagno, University of Rhode Island, United States
Adrian-Mihail Stoica, Polytechnic University Bucharest, Romania
Olaf Stursberg, University of Kassel, Germany
Qiao Sun, Independent Researcher, Canada
József K. Tar, Óbuda University, Hungary
Tomasz Tarczewski, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
Abdelhamid Tayebi, Lakehead University, Canada
Daniel Thalmann, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Gui Y. Tian, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Germano Torres, PS Solutions, Brazil
Antonios Tsourdos, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Andrés Úbeda, University of Alicante, Spain
Fevrier Valdez, Tijuana Institute of Technology, Mexico
José Valente de Oliveira, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
Jasmin Velagic, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Luigi Villani, Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Blas M. Vinagre, University of Extremadura, Spain
Alexey Vinel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Antonio Visioli, University of Brescia, Italy
Damir Vrancic, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Feng Wan, University of Macau, Macau
Ning Xiong, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Anil Kumar Yadav, National Institute of Technology, India
Qiangda Yang, Northeastern University, China
Sho Yokota, Toyo University, Japan
Hongnian Yu, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Ahmad Anas Yusof, Technical University of Malaysia, Malaysia
Xuping Zhang, Aarhus University, Dept. of Engineering, Denmark
Jie Zhang, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Cezary Zielinski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

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