ICINCO is organized by INSTICC (Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication)


The purpose of the 5th 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
    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


Miguel Ayala Botto, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Peter Simon Sapaty, Institute of Mathematical Machines and Systems National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine
Ronald C. Arkin, Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A.


Special Session on Service Oriented Architectures for SMErobots and Plug-and-Produce
Special Session on Multi-Agent Robotic Systems


International Workshop on Artificial Neural Networks and Intelligent Information Processing (ANNIIP)
International Workshop on Intelligent Vehicle Control Systems (IVCS)


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 proceedings will be indexed by Conference Proceedings Citation Index, 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.


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


The conference will be held in the Hotel Tivoli Ocean Park. The Tivoli Ocean Park is a truly stunning property located 5 minutes from Funchal city centre and 30 minutes from Madeira International Airport. This award-winning hotel overlooks the beachfront promenade and guests are guaranteed gorgeous views of the sea with direct access from the hotel to the sandy beach.


Jorge Cardoso, UMA, Madeira, Portugal
Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal


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


Arturo Hernandez Aguirre, Centre for Research in Mathematics, Mexico
Eugenio Aguirre, University of Granada (Spain), Spain
Hyo-Sung Ahn, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Korea, Republic of
Frank Allgower, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Fouad AL-Sunni, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia
Bala Amavasai, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Francesco Amigoni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Yacine Amirat, University Paris 12, France
Nicolas Andreff, LASMEA, France
Stefan Andrei, Lamar University, United States
Plamen Angelov, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
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
Vijanth Sagayan Asirvadam, University Technology Petronas, Malaysia
Wudhichai Assawinchaichote, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
Robert Babuska, TU Delft, Netherlands
Ruth Bars, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Adil Baykasoglu, University of Gaziantep, Turkey
Laxmidhar Behera, Indian Institute of Technology, India
Maren Bennewitz, University of Freiburg, Germany
Karsten Berns, University Kaiserslautern, Germany
Arijit Bhattacharya, The Patent Office, India
Robert Bicker, Newcastle University , United Kingdom
Sergio Bittanti, Politecnico Di Milano, Italy
strong>Stjepan Bogdan, University of Zagreb, Faculty of EE&C, Croatia
Jean-Louis Boimond, LISA, France
Djamel Bouchaffra, Grambling State University, United States
Patrick Boucher, SUPELEC, France
Guy Boy, European Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Engineering (EURISCO International), France
Bernard Brogliato, INRIA, France
Edmund Burke, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Kevin Burn, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom
Clifford Burrows, Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre, United Kingdom
Dídac Busquets, Universitat de Girona, Spain
Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Marc Carreras, University of Girona, Spain
Jorge Martins de Carvalho, FEUP, Portugal
Alessandro Casavola, University of Calabria, Italy
Riccardo Cassinis, University of Brescia, Italy
Chien Chern Cheah, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Tongwen Chen, University of Alberta, Canada
YangQuan Chen, Utah State University, United States
Albert M. K. Cheng, University of Houston, United States
Graziano Chesi, University of Hong Kong, China
Yiu-ming Cheung, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Sung-Bae Cho, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic Of
Ryszard S. Choras, University of Technology & Agriculture, Poland
Carlos Coello Coello, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico
Patrizio Colaneri, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
António Dourado Correia, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Yechiel Crispin, Embry-Riddle University, United States
Danilo De Rossi, University of Pisa, Italy
Elena De Santis, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Matthias Dehmer, TU Vienna, Austria
Angel P. del Pobil, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Mingcong Deng, Okayama University, Japan
Guilherme DeSouza, University of Missouri, United States
Jorge Dias, ISR - Institute of Systems and Robotics, Portugal
Rüdiger Dillmann, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Denis Dochain, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Tony Dodd, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Alexandre Dolgui, Ecole des Mines de Saint Etienne, France
Marco Dorigo, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Petr Ekel, Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Sebastian Engell, TU Dortmund, Germany
Simon Fabri, University of Malta, Malta
Sergej Fatikow, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Jean-Marc Faure, Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, France
Jean-Louis Ferrier, Université d'Angers, France
Limor Fix, Intel, United States
Juan F. Flores, University of Michoacan, Mexico
Georg Frey, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Manel Frigola, Thecnical University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain
Colin Fyfe, university of paisley, United Kingdom
Dragan Gamberger, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Croatia
Leonardo Garrido, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Nicholas Gans, University of Florida, United States
Ryszard Gessing, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Lazea Gheorghe, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Maria Gini, University of Minnesota, United States
Alessandro Giua, University of Cagliari, Italy
Luis Gomes, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
John Gray, University of Salford, United Kingdom
Dongbing Gu, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Guoxiang Gu, Louisiana State University, United States
Jason Gu, Dalhousie University, Canada
José J. Guerrero, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Jatinder (Jeet) Gupta, University of Alabama in Huntsville, United States
Thomas Gustafsson, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Maki K. Habib, Saga University, Japan
Hani Hagras, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Wolfgang Halang, Fernuniversitaet, Germany
Riad Hammoud, Delphi Electronics & Safety, United States
Uwe D. Hanebeck, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany
John Harris, University of Florida, United States
Dominik Henrich, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Francisco Herrera, University of Granada, Spain
Victor HInostroza, University of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Wladyslaw Homenda, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Alamgir Hossain, Bradford University, United Kingdom
Dimitrios Hristu-Varsakelis, University of Macedonia, Greece
Guoqiang Hu, University of Florida, United States
Nor Ashidi Mat Isa, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Ray Jarvis, Monash University, Australia
Odest Jenkins, Brown University, United States
Ping Jiang, The University of Bradford, United Kingdom
Agustin Jimenez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Ivan Kalaykov, Örebro University, Sweden
Michail Kalogiannakis, University Paris 5 - René Descartes , France
Dimitrios Karras, Chalkis Institute of Technology, Greece
Fakhri karray, University of waterloo, Canada
Dusko Katic, Mihailo Pupin Institute, Serbia
Graham Kendall, The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Jozef Korbicz, University of Zielona Gora, Poland
Israel Koren, University of Massachusetts, United States
Bart Kosko, University of Southern California, United States
George L. Kovács, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Krzysztof Kozlowski, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Gerhard Kraetzschmar, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
H.K. Lam, King's College London, United Kingdom
Cecilia Laschi, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Jean-Claude Latombe, Stanford University, United States
M. Kemal Leblebicioglu, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Loo Hay Lee, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Soo-Young Lee, KAIST, Korea, Republic Of
Graham Leedham, University of New South Wales (Asia), Singapore
Kauko Leiviskä, University of Oulu, Finland
Kang Li, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
Yangmin Li, University of Macau, China
Zongli Lin, University of Virginia, United States
Vincenzo Lippiello, Università Federico II di Napoli, Italy
Honghai Liu, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Luís Seabra Lopes, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Brian Lovell, The University of Queensland, Australia
Peter Luh, University of Connecticut, United States
Jose Tenreiro Machado, Institute of Engineering of Porto, Portugal
Anthony Maciejewski, Colorado State University, United States
N. P. Mahalik, California State University, Fresno, United States
Bruno Maione, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Frederic Maire, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Om Malik, University of Calgary, Canada
Jacek Mandziuk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
hervé Marchand, INRIA, France
Philippe Martinet, LASMEA, France
Aníbal Matos, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP), Portugal
Rene V. Mayorga, University of Regina, Canada
Barry McCollum, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
Ken McGarry, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom
Gerard McKee, The University of Reading, United Kingdom
Seán McLoone, National University of Ireland (NUI) Maynooth, Ireland
Patrick Millot, Université de Valenciennes, France
José Mireles Jr., Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Masoud Mohammadian, University of Canberra, Australia
Pieter Mosterman, The MathWorks, Inc., United States
Vladimir Mostyn, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Rafael Muñoz-Salinas, University of Cordoba, Spain
Kenneth Muske, Villanova University, United States
Fazel Naghdy, University of Wollongong, Australia
Tomoharu Nakashima, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Andreas Nearchou, University of Patras, Greece
Luciana Porcher Nedel, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil
Sergiu Nedevschi, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Maria Neves, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Anton Nijholt, University of Twente, Netherlands
Hendrik Nijmeijer, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Juan A. Nolazco-Flores, ITESM, campus Monterrey, Mexico
Urbano Nunes, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Tsukasa Ogasawara, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
José Valente de Oliveira, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
Manuel Ortigueira, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Djamila Ouelhadj, University of Nottingham, ASAP GROUP (Automated Scheduling, Optimisation and Planning), United Kingdom
Christos Panayiotou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Stefano Panzieri, Universita' degli Studi "Roma Tre", Italy
Evangelos Papadopoulos, NTUA, Greece
Michel Parent, INRIA, France
Igor Paromtchik, RIKEN, Japan
Mario Pavone, University of Catania, Italy
Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada
Carlos Eduardo Pereira, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS, Brazil
Duc Pham, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
J. Norberto Pires, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Marios Polycarpou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Marie-Noëlle Pons, CNRS, France
Raul Marin Prades, Jaume I University, Spain
Libor Preucil, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
José Ragot, Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine, France
A. Fernando Ribeiro, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Robert Richardson, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Rodney Roberts, Florida State University, United States
Kurt Rohloff, BBN Technologies, United States
Juha Röning, University of Oulu, Finland
Agostinho Rosa, IST, Portugal
António Ruano, CSI, Portugal
Fariba Sadri, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Carlos Sagüés, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Mehmet Sahinkaya, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Priti Srinivas Sajja, Sardar Patel University, India
Antonio Sala, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Abdel-Badeeh Salem, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Medha Sarkar, Middle Tennessee State University, United States
Nilanjan Sarkar, Vanderbilt University, United States
Jurek Sasiadek, Carleton University, Canada
Daniel Sbarbaro, Universidad de Concepcion, Chile
Carsten Scherer, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Matthias Scheutz, Indiana University, United States
Klaus Schilling, University Würzburg, Germany
Carla Seatzu, University of Cagliari, Italy
Rodolphe Sepulchre, University of Liege, Belgium
Michael Short, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Bruno Siciliano, Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy
João Silva Sequeira, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Silvio Simani, University of Ferrara, Italy
Dan Simon, Cleveland State University, United States
Michael Small, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Cyrill Stachniss, Univ of Freiburg, Germany
Burkhard Stadlmann, University of Applied Sciences Wels, Austria
Tarasiewicz Stanislaw, Université Laval, Canada
Olaf Stursberg, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Chun-Yi Su, Concordia University, Canada
Raúl Suárez, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Tianhao Tang, Shanghai Maritime University, China
Adriana Tapus, University of Southern California, United States
József K. Tar, Budapest Tech Polytechnical Institution, Hungary
Daniel Thalmann, EPFL, Switzerland
Gui Yun Tian, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom
Avgoustos Tsinakos, TEI KAVALAS, Greece
Antonios Tsourdos, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Nikos Tsourveloudis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Ivan Tyukin, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Anthony Tzes, University of Patras, Greece
Masaru Uchiyama, Tohoku University, Japan
Dariusz Ucinski, University of Zielona Gora, Poland
Nicolas Kemper Valverde, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Marc Van Hulle, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Gerrit van Straten, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Eloisa Vargiu, University of Cagliari, Italy
Annamaria R. Varkonyi-Koczy, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Laurent Vercouter, Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France
Luigi Villani, Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Bernardo Wagner, University of Hannover, Germany
Axel Walthelm, sepp.med gmbh, Germany
Dianhui Wang, La Trobe University, Australia
Lipo Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Zidong Wang, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Vincent Wertz, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Dirk Wollherr, Technische Universität München, Germany
Sangchul Won, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic Of
Peter XU, Massey University, New Zealand
Bin Yao, Purdue University, United States
Xinghuo Yu, Royal Melbourne Institute of Techology, Australia
Marek Zaremba, Universite du Quebec, Canada
Janan Zaytoon, University of Reims Champagne Ardenne, France
Du Zhang, California State University, United States
Changjiu Zhou, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore
Dayong Zhou, Cirrus Logic Inc., United States
Primo Zingaretti, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Argyrios Zolotas, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
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