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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
  • 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
  • Integration of Drones and UV-C Lights for COVID-19 Disinfection
  • Intelligent Transportation Technologies and Systems
  • Mechatronics 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
  • Surveillance, Fault Detection and Diagnosis
  • Telerobotics and Teleoperation
  • Vehicle Control Applications
  • Virtual Environment, Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Vision, Recognition and Reconstruction


  • Adaptive Signal Processing and Control
  • Biological Inspired Sensors
  • Computer and Microprocessor-Based Control
  • Defect and Change Detection and Identification
  • Engineering Applications
  • Environmental Monitoring and Control
  • 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
  • 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
  • Intelligent Design and Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Performance Evaluation and Optimization
  • Precision Engineering
  • Production Planning, Scheduling and Control
  • Production Tasks' Design, Planning and Management
  • Quality Control and Management
  • Resources and Knowledge Management in Industry
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Engineering
  • Supply Chain Resilience
  • Systems Modelling and Simulation


Ilya KolmanovskyUniversity of Michigan, United States
Feng LinWayne State University, United States
Nuno LauUniversidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Mireille E. BrouckeDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada


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 (http://www.crossref.org/) 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, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Engineering Index (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
e-mail: icinco.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.icinco.org


Kurosh MadaniUniversity of Paris-EST Créteil (UPEC), France


Oleg GusikhinFord Motor Company, United States
Henk NijmeijerEindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands


Andrew Adamatzky, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
El-Houssaine Aghezzaf, Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Belgium
Eugenio Aguirre, University of Granada, Spain
Rudy Agustriyanto, University of Surabaya, Indonesia
Carlos Aldana, University of Guadalajara, Mexico
Manuel Aleixandre, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Gholamreza Alirezaei, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Mohaned Al-Obaidy,
Joaquin Alvarez, Center Scientific Research Higher Education Ensenada Cicese, Mexico
Mihail Antchev, Technical University - Sofia, Bulgaria
Tornambe Antonio, University Of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Yannick Aoustin, , France
Rui Araujo, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Filippo Arrichiello, University Of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy
Balakumar Balasingam, University Of Windsor, Canada
Augusto Luis Ballardini, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Ramiro Barbosa, ISEP/IPP - School of Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
Juri Belikov, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Karsten Berns, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Estela Bicho, Universidade Do Minho, Portugal
Eric Bideaux, National Inst. of Applied Sciences, France
Mauro Birattari, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Jean-Louis Boimond, ISTIA - LARIS, France
Jozsef Bokor, Hungarian Academy Sciences Mta, Hungary
Magnus Boman, The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Marvin Bugeja, University of Malta, Malta
Ivan Buzurovic, Harvard University, United States
Sarma Cakula, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences Cesu Valmiera, Latvia
Kenneth Camilleri, University of Malta, Malta
Giuseppe Carbone, University Of Calabria, Italy
Enrique Carrera, Army Polytechnic School Ecuador, Ecuador
Alessandro Casavola, University of Calabria, Italy
Marco Castellani, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Francois Chan, Royal Military College Canada, Canada
Albert Cheng, University of Houston, United States
Paul Christodoulides, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Feng Chu, University of Evry Val d'Essonne, France
Daisuke Chugo, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
Carlos Coello, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico
Erik Cuevas, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico
Angel Del Pobil, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Kyriakos Deliparaschos, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Mingcong Deng, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
Paolo Di Giamberardino, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Rajamani Doraiswami, University of New Brunswick Fredericton, Canada
Carlos Dórea, Federal University Of Rio Grande Do Norte, Brazil
António Dourado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Richard J. Duro, Universidade Da Coruña, Spain
Marc Ebner, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Germany
Simon Fabri, University of Malta, Malta
Mohammed Fadali, UNR, United States
Christophe Farges, Bordeaux University, IMS – UMR 5218 CNRS, France
Antonella Ferrara, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
Paolo Fiorini, University of Verona, Italy
Mauro Franceschelli, Università di Cagliari, Italy
Georg Frey, Automation and Energy Systems, Saarland University, 66123, Saarbrucken, Germany, 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
Zhiwei Gao, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Maria Garcia-Planas, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Péter Gáspár, MTA SZTAKI, Hungary
Giuseppina Gini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Giorgio Gnecco, IMT - School for Advanced Studies - Lucca, Italy
Arthur Gómez, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil
Maki Habib, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Heikki Handroos, Lappeenranta Univ. of Tech., Finland
Kensuke Harada, Osaka University, Japan
Arturo Hernández - Aguirre, Centre for Research in Mathematics, Mexico
Noelia Hernández Parra, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain
Wladyslaw Homenda, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Daniela Iacoviello, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Dalil Ichalal, University Of Évry-val d'Essonne - Paris Saclay, France
Gianluca Ippoliti, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Alberto Isidori, Sapienza University Of Rome, Italy
Sarangapani Jagannathan, Missouri University of Science and Technology, United States
Dariusz Jakóbczak, Technical University of Koszalin, Poland
Michael Jenkin, York University, Canada
Myong 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
Tohru Kawabe, University of Tsukuba, Japan
DaeEun Kim, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Moharram Korayem, Robotic Research Lab, Mechanical Engineering Department, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Marek Kraft, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Ondrej Krejcar, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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
Abhishek Kumar, Manipal University Jaipur, India
Veera Ragavan Kumar, Monash University, Malaysia
Halina Kwasnicka, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Samir Ladaci, National Polytechnic School of Constantine, Algeria
Sébastien Lahaye, Istia - LARIS, France
Ho-hoon Lee, Southeastern Louisiana University, United States
Kauko Leiviskä, University of Oulu, Finland
Tsai-Yen Li, National Chengchi University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Huei-Yung Lin, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Antonio Lopes, University of Porto, Portugal
Xiao-yun Lu, University Of California, Berkeley, United States
Eric Lucet, CEA -French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, France
Martin Lukac, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
Chaomin Luo, Mississippi State University, United States
Danilo Maccio, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Anthony Maciejewski, Colorado State University, United States
Musa Mailah, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Om Malik, University of Calgary, Canada
Ester Martinez-Martin, University of Alicante, Spain
Tariq Masood, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Daniele Mazzei, University of Pisa, Italy
Luca Mazzola, HSLU - Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Euan McGookin, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Seán McLoone, Queen's Unviersity Belfast, Ireland
Nadhir Messai, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France
Maciej Michalek, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Paulo Miyagi, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Saleh Mobayen, Zanjan University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Rafael Morales, University Of Castilla La Mancha, Spain
Vladimir Mostyn, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Vassilis Moulianitis, University of the Aegean, Greece
George Moustris, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Riccardo Muradore, University of Verona, Italy
Saeid Nahavandi, Deakin University, Australia
Cairo Nascimento Jr., Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, Brazil
Anand Nayyar, Duy Tan University, Vietnam
Andreas Nearchou, University of Patras, Greece
Elena Nechita, Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau, Romania
Nayden Nenkov, Konstantin Preslavsky University of Shumen, Bulgaria
Juan J. Nieto, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Shimon Nof, Purdue University, United States
Fernando Osorio, USP - Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Stamatios Papadakis, Department of Preschool Education, Faculty of Education, University of Crete, Greece
Evangelos Papadopoulos, NTUA, Greece
Alessandro Vittorio Papadopoulos, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Ju H. Park, Yeungnam University, Korea, Republic of
Igor Paromtchik, INRIA, France
James Patton, University of Illinois, Chicago, United States
Dariusz Pazderski, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Qingjin Peng, University of Manitoba, Canada
Tadej Petric, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Laurent Piétrac, SIGMA Clermont, France
Raul Marin Prades, Jaume I University, Spain
Radu-Emil Precup, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
José Ragot, Centre de Recherche en Automatique de Nancy, France
Oscar Reinoso, Miguel Hernandez University, Spain
Cecilia Reis, ISEP, Portugal
Rosslin John Robles, University Of San Agustin, Philippines
Paolo Rocco, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Volodymyr Romanov, Institute of Cybernetics of NAS of Ukraine, Ukraine
Juha Röning, University of Oulu, Finland
Mohamed Ismail Roushdy, Future University, Egypt
António Ruano, University of Algarve, Portugal
Jocelyn Sabatier, IMS Laboratory - Bordeaux University, France
Christophe Sabourin, IUT Sénart, University Paris-Est Creteil (UPEC), France
Priti Sajja, Sardar Patel University, India
Antonio Sala, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Addisson Salazar, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Abdel-Badeeh Salem, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Emre Sariyildiz, University Of Wollongong, Australia
Jurek Sasiadek, Carleton University, Canada
Daniel Sbarbaro, Universidad de Concepcion, Chile
Panos Seferlis, Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki, Greece
João Sequeira, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Roman Sergienko, Gini GmbH, Germany
Karol Seweryn, Space Research Centre (CBK PAN), Poland
Antonino Sferlazza, University Of Palermo, 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, National Institute for Research & Development in Informatics, Romania
Dana Simian, Unknown, Romania
Azura Che Soh, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Adrian-Mihail Stoica, Polytechnic University Bucharest, Romania
Olaf Stursberg, University of Kassel, Germany
Raúl Suárez, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
Csaba Szabó, Technical University of Kosice, Slovak Republic
H. Taghirad, , Iran, Islamic Republic of
Tianhao Tang, Shanghai Maritime University, China
József Tar, Óbuda University, Hungary
Tomasz Tarczewski, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
Krzysztof Tchon, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Daniel Thalmann, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Germano Torres, PS Solutions, Brazil
Wa-Muzemba Tshibangu, Morgan State University, United States
Nikos Tsourveloudis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Ali Turgut, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Elio Usai, University of Cagliari, Italy
José Valente de Oliveira, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
Balint Vanek, Computer Automation Research Institute, Hungary
Hugo Vieira Neto, Federal University of Technology - Paraná, Brazil
Luigi Villani, Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Arnoud Visser, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands
Damir Vrancic, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Bernardo Wagner, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Feng Wan, University of Macau, Macau
Jingyu Wang, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China
Long Wang, Peking University, China
Min Wu, China University of Geosciences, China
Elias Xidias, University Of The Aegean, Greece
Xing-gang Yan, University Of Kent, United Kingdom
Qiangda Yang, Northeastern University, China
Qinmin Yang, Zhejiang University, China
Wenxian Yang, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Weiwei Yu, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Dan Zhang, York University, Canada
Jie Zhang, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Cezary Zielinski, Warsaw University Of Technology, Poland
Primo Zingaretti, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Chrysovalantou Ziogou, Centre Research Technology Hellas, Greece