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


The purpose of the 3rd 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 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
    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


Hojjat Adeli, The Ohio State University, U.S.A.
Oleg Gusikhin, Ford Research & Adv.Engineering, U.S.A.
Gerard T. McKee, University of Reading, U.K.
William J O’Connor, University College Dublin, Ireland
Mihaela Ulieru, The University of New Brunswick, Canada
Mark d'Inverno, University of Westminster, U.K.
Norihiro Hagita, ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Labs, Japan


Industrial Agent Technologies delivered by Mihaela Ulieru, The University of New Brunswick, Canada


International Workshop on Multi-Agent Robotic Systems (MARS 2006)
International Workshop on Artificial Neural Networks and Intelligent Information Processing (ANNIIP 2006)
International Workshop on Biosignal Processing and Classification (BPC 2006)


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.
The International journal Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering and the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems will also publish a selection of ICINCO 2006 best papers.


ICINCO Secretariat
Address: Av. D.Manuel I, 27A 2ºesq.
              2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
Web: http://www.icinco.org


The conference will be held in the campus of the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal. With five Schools, the Institute has excellent conditions for holding conferences, including several 100-seat lecture theatres and one fully equipped 350-seat auditorium.
Setúbal, a city with about 75,000 inhabitants, sits by the Atlantic Ocean and on the right edge of the Sado River, in front of Tróia, approximately 50 km to the south of the Portuguese capital - Lisboa - where the nearest airport is located. Setúbal offers its visitors an unforgettable environment: Dauphins and other ocean life, monuments and flaring landscapes are conjugated with an important industrial implantation. The visitor can find anything from ancient historical areas, in Palmela, to pleasurable beaches and modern golf courses, in Troia. It is also possible to make a break after the conference, in Algarve, less than two hours away from the conference site by car.


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


Hojjat Adeli, The Ohio State University, U.S.A.


Juan Andrade Cetto, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Jean-Louis Ferrier, University of Angers, France
José Dias Pereira, E.S.T. Setúbal, Portugal


Eugenio Aguirre, University of Granada, Spain
Frank Allgower, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Fouad AL-Sunni, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia
Yacine Amirat, University Paris 12, France
Luis Antunes, GUESS/Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Peter Arato, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Helder Araújo, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Gustavo Arroyo-Figueroa, Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Mexico
Marco Antonio Arteaga, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Nikos Aspragathos, University of Patras, Greece
Miguel Ayala Botto, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Robert Babuska, TU Delft, Netherlands
Mark Balas, University of Wyoming, U.S.A.
Bijnan Bandyopadhyay, IIT Bombay, India
Ruth Bars, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Karsten Berns, University Kaiserslautern, Germany
Patrick Boucher, SUPELEC, France
Guido Bugmann, University of Plymouth, U.K.
Edmund Burke, University of Nottingham, U.K.
Kevin Burn, University of Sunderland, U.K.
Clifford Burrows, Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre, U.K.
Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Marco Campi, University of Brescia, Italy
Jorge Martins de Carvalho, FEUP, Portugal
Alicia Casals, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
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.
Sung-Bae Cho, Yonsei University, Korea
Ryszard S. Choras, University of Technology & Agriculture, Poland
Carlos Coello Coello, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico
António Dourado Correia, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Yechiel Crispin, Embry-Riddle University, U.S.A.
Keshav Dahal, University of Bradford, U.K.
Danilo De Rossi, University of Pisa, Italy
Angel P. del Pobil, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Guilherme DeSouza, University of Missouri, U.S.A.
Rüdiger Dillmann, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Denis Dochain, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Alexandre Dolgui, Ecole des Mines de Saint Etienne, France
Marco Dorigo, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Wlodzislaw Duch, Nicolaus Copernicus University & NTU, Singapore, Poland
Heinz-Hermann Erbe, TU Berlin, Germany
Gerardo Espinosa-Perez, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Simon Fabri, University of Malta, Malta
Jean-Louis Ferrier, Université d'Angers, France
Florin Gheorghe Filip, The Romanian Academy & The National Institute for R&D in Informatics, Romania
Manel Frigola, Thecnical University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain
Colin Fyfe, university of paisley, U.K.
Dragan Gamberger, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Croatia
Lazea Gheorghe, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Maria Gini, University of Minnesota, U.S.A.
Alessandro Giua, University of Cagliari, Italy
Luis Gomes, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
John Gray, University of Salford, U.K.
Dongbing Gu, University of Essex, U.K.
José J. Guerrero, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Thomas Gustafsson, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Maki K. Habib, Swinburne University of Technology, Malaysia
Hani Hagras, University of Essex, U.K.
Wolfgang Halang, Fernuniversitaet, Germany
J. Hallam, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Riad Hammoud, Delphi Corporation , U.S.A.
Uwe D. Hanebeck, Institute of Computer Science and Engineering, Germany
John Harris, University of Florida, U.S.A.
Dominik Henrich, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Francisco Herrera, University of Granada, Spain
Gábor Horváth, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Weng HO, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Alamgir Hossain, Bradford University, U.K.
Marc Van Hulle, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Atsushi Imiya, IMIT Chiba Uni, Japan
Sirkka-Liisa Jämsä-Jounela, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Ray Jarvis, Monash University, Australia
Ivan Kalaykov, Örebro University, Sweden
Nicos Karcanias, City University, London, U.K.
Fakhri Karray, University of waterloo, Canada
Dusko Katic, Mihailo Pupin Institute, Serbia & Montenegro
Kazuhiko Kawamura, Vanderbilt University, U.S.A.
Nicolas Kemper, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Graham Kendall, The University of Nottingham, U.K.
Uwe Kiencke, University of Karlsruhe (TH), 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. Kovács, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Krzysztof Kozlowski, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Gerhard Kraetzschmar, Fraunhofer Institute for Autonomous Intelligent Systems, Germany
Anton Kummert, University of Wuppertal, Germany
Jean-Claude Latombe, Stanford University, U.S.A.
Loo Hay Lee, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Graham Leedham, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Kauko Leiviskä, University of Oulu, Finland
Zongli Lin, University of Virginia, U.S.A.
Cheng-Yuan Liou, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Brian Lovell, The University of Queensland, Australia
Peter Luh, University of Connecticut, U.S.A.
Anthony Maciejewski, Colorado State University, U.S.A.
N. P. Mahalik, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Frederic Maire, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Bruno Maione, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Om Malik, University of Calgary, Canada
Jacek Mandziuk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Philippe Martinet, LASMEA, France
Aleix Martinez, Ohio State University, U.S.A.
Rene V. Mayorga, University of Regina, Canada
Gerard McKee, The University of Reading, U.K.
Seán McLoone, National University of Ireland (NUI) Maynooth, Ireland
Basil Mertzios, (1)Thessaloniki Institute of Technology (2) Democritus University, Greece
Shin-ichi Minato, Hokkaido University, Japan
José Mireles Jr., Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Vladimir Mostyn, VSB - Technical University Ostrava, Czech Republic
Kenneth Muske, Villanova University, U.S.A.
Ould Khessal Nadir, Okanagan College, Canada
Fazel Naghdy, University of Wollongong, Australia
Sergiu Nedevschi, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Maria Neves, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Hendrik Nijmeijer, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Urbano Nunes, University of Coimbra, Portugal
José Valente de Oliveira, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
Andrzej Ordys, University of Strathclyde, U.K.
Djamila Ouelhadj, University of Nottingham, ASAP GROUP, U.K.
Michel Parent, INRIA, France
Thomas Parisini, University of Trieste, Italy
Gabriella Pasi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada
Carlos Eduardo Pereira, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS, Brazil
Maria Petrou, Imperial College, U.K.
J. Norberto Pires, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Marios Polycarpou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Marie-Noëlle Pons, CNRS, France
Libor Preucil, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Bernardete Ribeiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
M. Isabel Ribeiro, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Robert Richardson, University of Manchester, U.K.
John Ringwood, National University of Ireland (NUI), Maynooth, Ireland
Juha Röning, University of Oulu, Finland
Agostinho Rosa, IST, Portugal
Hubert Roth, University Siegen, Germany
António Ruano, CSI, Portugal
Erol Sahin, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Antonio Sala, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Abdel-Badeeh M. Salem, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Ricardo Sanz, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Medha Sarkar, Middle Tennessee State University, U.S.A.
Nilanjan Sarkar, Vanderbilt University, U.S.A.
Jurek Sasiadek, Carleton University, Canada
Carlos Sagüés, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Daniel Sbarbaro, Universidad de Concepcion, Chile
Klaus Schilling, Bayerische Julius-Maximilians Universität Würzburg, Germany
Chi-Ren Shyu, University of Missouri-Columbia, U.S.A.
Bruno Siciliano, Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy
João Silva Sequeira, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Mark Spong, University of Illinois, U.S.A.
Tarasiewicz Stanislaw, Université Laval, Canada
Aleksandar Stankovic, Northeastern University, U.S.A.
Gerrit van Straten, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Raúl Suárez, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Tianhao Tang, Shanghai Maritime University, China
Daniel Thalmann, EPFL, Switzerland
Gui Yun Tian, University of Huddersfield, U.K.
Ivan Tyukin, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
Cees van Leeuwen, RIKEN BSI, Japan
Annamaria R. Varkonyi-Koczy, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Bernardo Wagner, University of Hannover, Germany
Axel Walthelm, Sepp Med GmbH, Germany
Jun Wang, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Lipo Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Alfredo Weitzenfeld, ITAM, Mexico
Dirk Wollherr, Technische Universität München, Germany
Sangchul Won, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea
Kainam Thomas Wong, University of Waterloo, Canada
Jeremy Wyatt, University of Birmingham, U.K.
Alex Yakovlev, University of Newcastle, U.K.
Hujun Yin, University of Manchester, U.K.
Anibal Zanini, Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Yanqing Zhang, Georgia State University, U.S.A.
Dayong Zhou, University of Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia
Detlef Zuehlke, Technical University Kaiserslautern, Germany
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