ICINCO is organized by INSTICC - Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication.


The purpose of the 2nd 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, 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 or organizing a workshop are invited to contact the conference secretariat. Additional information can be found at


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. 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
    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
    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
    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
    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


Prof. Erik Sandewall , Linköping University, Sweden
Dr. Alberto Sanfeliu, Institute of Robotics and Industrial Informatics, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
Dr. Paolo Rocchi, IBM, ITS Research and Development, Italy
Dr. Janan Zaytoon , LAM, UFR, France
Prof. Palaniswamy, University of Melbourne, Australia
Prof. Kevin Warwick, University of Reading, U.K.


"Wave-based control of flexible mechanical systems" by William J O'Connor, University College Dublin, Ireland
"Biosignals Emotive Human Control Interaction" by Dinesh Kant Kumar, RMIT University, Australia


Multi-Agent Robotic Systems (MARS 2005)
Biosignal Processing and Classification (BPC 2005)
Artificial Neural Networks and Intelligent Information Processing (ANNIIP 2005)


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support. A book including a selection of the best conference papers will be edited and published by Springer.


ICINCO Secretariat
Address: Av. D.Manuel I, 27 r/c esq.
              2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186


The conference will be held in Barceló Hotel Sants. The Barceló Hotel Sants is a deluxe hotel located in the heart of Barcelona. It stays about 15 minutes from the airport, 4 minutes to Plaza de Catalunya and 500 metres to the Fira de Barcelona. Considering the hotel is exactly above the train station, it allows traveling to anyplace. Most important is the fact that all the noise from the train station is undetected because the hotel is soundproofed. The Barcelo Hotel Sants also offers on site dining and is convenient to many shopping and entertainment venues.


Joaquim Filipe, E.S.T. Setúbal, Portugal


Jean-Louis Ferrier, University of Angers, France
Juan Andrade Cetto, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain


Chaouki Abdallah, University of Mew Mexico, U.S.A.
Metin Akay, Dartmouth College, U.S.A.
Fouad M. AL-sunni, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia
Aníbal Traça de Almeida, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Eugenio Aguirre, University of Granada, Spain
Frank Allgower, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Peter Arato, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Helder Araújo, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Gustavo Arroyo-Figueroa, Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Mexico
Artur Arsenio, MIT CSAIL, U.S.A.
Marco Antonio Arteaga, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Nikolaos A. Aspragathos, University of Patras, Greece
Robert Babuska, TU Delft, Netherlands
Mark Balas, University of Wyoming, U.S.A.
Aldo Balestrino, University of Pisa, Italy
Bijnan Bandyopadhyay, IIT Bombay, India
Victor Barroso, ISR/IST - Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Ruth Bars, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Mike Belmont, Exeter University, U.K.
Alberto Bemporad, University of Siena, Italy
Karsten Berns, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
David Bonyuet, Delta Search Labs, U.S.A.
Patrick Boucher, SUPELEC, France
Guido Bugmann, University of Plymouth, U.K.
Kevin Burn, University of Sunderland, U.K.
Edmund Burke, University of Nottingham, U.K.
Clifford Burrows, CPTMC University of Bath, U.K.
Martin Buss, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Terri Caelli, University of Alberta, Canada
Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, New University of Lisbon / Uninova, Portugal
Marco Campi, University of Brescia, Italy
Xiren Cao, HKUST, Hong Kong
Jorge Martins de Carvalho, FEUP, Portugal
Christos Cassandras, Boston University, U.S.A.
Raja Chatila, LAAS-CNRS, France
Tongwen Chen, University of Alberta, Canada
Albert M. K. Cheng, University of Houston, U.S.A.
Graziano Chesi, University of Siena, Italy
Sung-Bae Cho, Yonsei University, Korea
Ryszard S. Choras, University of Technology & Agriculture, Poland
Krzysztof Cios, University of Colorado, U.S.A.
Carlos A. Coello Coello, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico
Luís Correia, University of Lisbon, Portugal
António Dourado Correia, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Yechiel Crispin, Embry-Riddle University, U.S.A.
Luis Custódio, ISR/IST - Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Keshav Dahal, University of Bradford, U.K.
Guilherme Nelson DeSouza, University of Western Australia, Australia
Rüdiger Dillmann, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Denis Dochain, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
Alexandre Dolgui, Ecole des Mines de Saint Etienne, France
Marco Dorigo, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Wlodzislaw Duch, Nicolaus Copernicus University & NTU, Poland
Heinz H. Erbe, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Simon Fabri, University of Malta, Malta
Ali Feliachi, West Virginia University, U.S.A.
Jean-Louis Ferrier, Université d'Angers, France
Nicola Ferrier, University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.A.
Florin Gheorghe Filip, The Romanian Academy & The National Institute for R&D in Informatics (ICI), Romania
Bruce Francis, University of Toronto, Canada
Toshio Fukuda, Nagoya University, Japan
Colin Fyfe, University of Paisley, U.K.
Dragan Gamberger, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Croatia
Lazea Gheorghe, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Fathi Ghorbel, Rice University, U.S.A.
Maria Gini, University of Minnesota, U.S.A.
Alessandro Giua, University of Cagliari, Italy
Luis Gomes, New University of Lisbon / Uninova, Portugal
Oscar Gonzalez, Old Dominion University, U.S.A.
John Gray, University of Salford, U.K.
Thomas Gustafsson, Luleĺ University of Technology, Sweden
Maki K. Habib, Swinburne University of Technology, Malaysia
Hani Hagras, University of Essex, U.K.
Wolfgang Halang, Fernuniversitaet in Hagen, Germany
John Hallam, The University of Edinburgh, U.K.
Riad Hammoud, Delphi Corporation , U.S.A.
Uwe D. Hanebeck, Institute of Computer Design and Fault Tolerance, Germany
John Harris, University of Florida, U.S.A.
Robert Harrison, The University of Sheffield, U.K.
Dominik Henrich, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Francisco Herrera, University of Granada, Spain
Weng Ho, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Gábor Horváth, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Alamgir Hossain, Bradford University, U.K.
Felix von Hundelshausen, Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.A.
Amir Hussain, University of Stirling, U.K.
Carlos Aguilar Ibańez, Center for Computing Research , Mexico
Atsushi Imiya, IMIT Chiba University, Japan
Sirkka-Liisa Jämsä-Jounela , Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Ray Jarvis, Monash University, Australia
Ben Jonker, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Visakan Kadirkamanathan, The University of Sheffield, U.K.
Ivan Kalaykov, Örebro University, Sweden
Nicos Karcanias, City University, U.K.
Fakhri Karray, University of Waterloo, Canada
Nik Kasabov, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Dusko Katic, Mihailo Pupin Institute, Serbia & Montenegro
Kazuhiko Kawamura, Vanderbilt University, U.S.A.
Graham Kendall, The University of Nottingham, U.K.
Uwe Kiencke, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Rudibert King, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Jozef Korbicz, University of Zielona Gora, Poland
Israel Koren, University of Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Bart Kosko, University of Southern California, U.S.A.
Elias Kosmatopoulos, Technical University of Crete, Greece
George L. Kovacs, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Krzysztof Kozlowski, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Gerhard Kraetzschmar, University of Ulm, Germany
A. Kummert, Universität Wuppertal, Germany
Kostas Kyriakopoulos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Jean-Claude Latombe, Stanford University, U.S.A.
Loo Hay Lee, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Graham Leedham, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
W. E. Leithead, University of Strathclyde, U.K.
Kauko Leiviskä, University of Oulu, Finland
Jadran Lenarcic, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Frank Lewis, The University of Texas at Arlington, U.S.A.
Gordon Lightbody, University College Cork, Ireland
Jan Ligus, Technical University of Kosice, Slovenia
Zongli Lin, University of Virginia, U.S.A.
Cheng-Yuan Liou, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Brian Lovell, The University of Queensland, Australia
Joachim Lückel, University of Paderborn, Germany
Peter Luh, University of Connecticut, U.S.A.
Anthony A. Maciejewski, Colorado State University, U.S.A.
Bruno Maione, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Frederic Maire, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Om Malik, University of Calgary, Canada
Jacek Mañdziuk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Ognyan Manolov, LAMOR, ICSR-BAS, Bulgaria
Philippe Martinet, UBP-CNRS, France
Aleix M. Martinez, Ohio State University, U.S.A.
Rene Mayorga, University of Regina, Canada
Gerard McKee, University of Reading , U.K.
Seán McLoone, NUI Maynooth, Ireland
Basil Mertzios, Thessaloniki Institute of Technology / Democritus University, Greece
Shin-Ichi Minato, Hokkaido University, Japan
José Mireles Jr., University of Texas at Arlington, U.S.A.
Manfred Morari, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
Vladimir Mostyn, VSB - Technical University Ostrava, Czech Republic
Leo Motus, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
David Murray-Smith, University of Glasgow, U.K.
Giovanni Muscato, University of Catania, Italy
Kenneth R. Muske, Villanova University, U.S.A.
Ould Khessal Nadir, Vaasa Polytechnic, Finland
Fazel Naghdy, University of Wollongong, Australia
Sergiu Nedevschi, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Hendrik Nijmeijer, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Urbano Nunes, University of Coimbra, Portugal
José Valente de Oliveira, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
Andrzej Ordys, University of Strathclyde, U.K.
Djamila Ouelhadj, ASAP GROUP, U.K.
Michel Parent, INRIA, France
Thomas Parisini, University of Trieste, Italy
Gabriella Pasi, ITC-CNR, Italy
Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada
Carlos Pereira, UFRGS, Brazil
Gerardo Espinosa Pérez, Autonomous Nacional University of Mexico, Mexico
Maria Petrou, University of Surrey, U.K.
J. Norberto Pires, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Angel P. del Pobil, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Marios Polycarpou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Marie-Noelle Pons, Lab. Chemical Engineering Sciences/CNRS, France
Josep M. Porta, Institut de Robotica Industrial, Spain
Libor Preucil, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
José C. Principe, University of Florida, U.S.A.
M. Isabel Ribeiro, ISR/IST - Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Bernardete Ribeiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Robert Richardson, University of Manchester, U.K.
John Ringwood, National University of Ireland, Ireland
Juha Röning, University of Oulu, Finland
Lluis Ros, Institut de Robotica Industrial, Spain
Agostinho Rosa, ISR/IST - Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Danilo De Rossi, University of Pisa, Italy
Hubert Roth, University Siegen, Germany
António E. B. Ruano, University of Algarve, Portugal
Riko Safaric, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Erol Sahin, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Antonio Sala, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Erik Sandewall, Linköping University , Sweden
Ricardo Sanz, Polytechnical University of Madrid, Spain
Nilanjan Sarkar, Vanderbilt University, U.S.A.
Jurek Sasiadek, Carleton University, Canada
Daniel Sbarbaro, Universidad de Concepcion, Chile
Carsten W. Scherer, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Klaus Schilling, Bayerische Julius-Maximilians Universität Würzburg, Germany
Joăo Sentieiro, ISR/IST - Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Joăo Sequeira, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Wei-Min Shen, University of Southern California, U.S.A.
Chi-Ren Shyu, University of Missouri, U.S.A.
Bruno Siciliano, Universitŕ di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Rodolfo Soncini-Sessa, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Mark Spong, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.
Aleksandar Stankovic, Northeastern University, U.S.A.
Raúl Suárez, Universitat Politčcnica de Catalunya, Spain
Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Stanislaw Tarasiewicz , Université Laval, Canada
Daniel Thalmann, EPFL, Switzerland
Gui Yun Tian, University of Huddersfield, U.K.
Ivan Tyukin, RIKEN Brain Sceince Institute, Japan
Lena Valavani, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Nicolas Kemper Valverde, Autonomous Nacional University of Mexico, Mexico
Marc van Hulle, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Cees van Leeuwen, Laboratory for Perceptual Dynamics - BSI RIKEN, Japan
Gerrit van Straten, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Annamaria R. Varkonyi-Koczy, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Jose Vidal, University of South Carolina, U.S.A.
Bernardo Wagner, University of Hanover, Germany
Axel Walthelm, Germany
Hong Wang, Wright State University, U.S.A.
Jun Wang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Lipo Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Alfredo Weitzenfeld, ITAM, Mexico
Sangchul Won, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea
Kainam Thomas Wong, University of Waterloo, Canada
Jeremy Wyatt, Birmingham University , U.K.
Alex Yakovlev, University of Newcastle, U.K.
Hujun Yin, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, U.K.
Franco Zambonelli, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Anibal Zanini, Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Yanqing Zhang, Georgia State University, U.S.A.
Cezary Zielinski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Albert Y. Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia
Detlef Zuehlke, Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
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