9th ieee international Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation etfa’2003

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9th IEEE International Conference on

Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation



September 16-19, 2003

Lisbon, Portugal

General Co-Chairs

Luis Gomes, Univ. Nova Lisboa, Portugal;

Richard Zurawski, ISA Corp., USA r.zurawski@ieee.org

Organizing Committee Chair
James C. Hung, Univ. of Tennessee, USA
Program Committee Chairs

Carlos Couto, Univ. of Minho, Portugal
Josep Fuertes, Univ. Polit. de Catalunia, Spain

Steering Committee

E Dekenuvel, Univ. of Nice, France

J Fuertes, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunia

H Fujita, The Univ. of Tokyo, Japan

F Harashima, The Univ. of Tokyo, Japan

J C. Hung, Univ. of Tennessee, USA
J-M Proth, INRIA Lorraine, France

A C Weaver, University of Virginia, USA

R Zurawski, ISA Corp., USA (Chair)

International Advisory Committee
J.D. Irwin, Auburn University, USA (Chair)

F Harashima, The Univ. of Tokyo, Japan

A Kusiak, Univ. of Iowa, USA
K.W. Lim, SIMTech, Singapore
Adolfo Steiger-Garcao, Univ. Nova. de Lisboa
A. Wolisz, Tech Univ. of Berlin, Germany

International Publicity Committee
Kaj Backman, Espoo-Vantaa Inst. Tech., Finland

M Farooq, Royal Mil. College of Canada

Antoni Grau, UPC, Spain

Yoshimoto Ikkai, Osaka University, Japan

Doo Yong Lee, KAIST, South Korea

Tae-Eog Lee, KAIST, South Korea

Aleksander Malinowski, Bradley Univ., USA

Kim F Man, City University of Hong Kong

Christer Norstrom, Mälardalen Univ., Sweden
Reinaldo Silva, Univ. Sao Paulo, Brazil

Rui Silva, Univ. Nova Lisboa, Portugal (Chair)

Eduardo Tovar, Inst. Sup. Eng. Porto-IPP, Port.

Andreas Willig, Potsdam Univ., Germany

Martin Wollschlaeger, IFAK, Germany

Takahiro Yakoh, Keio University, Japan

Program Committee Track Chairs

Luis Camarinha-Matos, Univ. Nova Lisboa

Jean-Pierre Campagne, E.N.Sup. Mines, France

Hyung Suck Cho, KAIST, South Korea

Armando W. Colombo, Shneider Elec., Germany
Luis Correia, Univ. Nova Lisboa, Portugal
Eric Dekneuvel, Univ. of Nice, France
Antoni Grau, Tech. Univ. of Catalonia, Spain
H-M. Hanisch, Univ. Halle, Germany

Norihisa Komoda, Osaka Univ., Japan

Marga Marcos, Univ. del Pais Vasco, Spain
Christer Norstrom, Mälardalen Univ., Sweden
Gabriel Oliver, Univ. Illes Balears, Spain
Imre J. Rudas, Budapest Polytechnic, Hungary

Matilde Santos, Univ. Complutense de Madrid

Ricardo Sanz, Univ. Polit. Madrid, Spain
Thilo Sauter, Tech. Univ. of Vienna, Austria
Luis Seabra-Lopes, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Isabel Teixeira, Technical Univ. Lisbon, Portugal

Francisco Vasques, Univ. of Porto, Portugal

Walter Vieira, Inst. Sup. Eng. Lisboa-IPL, Portugal

Valeriy Vyatkin, Univ. Halle, Germany

Tutorials Chairs
Paulo Miyagi, Univ. Sao Paulo, Brazil

Fernando Coito, Univ. Nova Lisboa, Portugal

Special Sessions Chairs
Josep Fuertes, Univ. Polit. de Catalunia, Spain

Paolo Pinceli, Univ. Genoa, Italy

Industry Day
Manuel Barata, Inst. Sup. Eng. Lisboa-IPL

Local Organizing Committee Chairs

João-Paulo Barros, ESTIG-IPBeja


Ricardo Gonçalves, Univ. Nova Lisboa

John Hung, Auburn Univ., USA


José Barata, Univ. Nova Lisboa/UNINOVA

Inform. Technologies & Web Site Maintenance

Pedro Maló, Univ. Nova Lisboa//UNINOVA Aleksander Malinowski, Bradley Univ., USA

Local Arrangements

Anikó Costa, Univ. Nova Lisboa//UNINOVA

Tiago Cardoso, Univ. Nova Lisboa//UNINOVA

Sponsored by: IEEE Industrial Electronics Society

Universidade Nova de Lisboa-FCT-DEE and UNINOVA-CRI

Aim: The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners from the industry and academia and provide them with a platform to report on recent advances and developments in the newly emerging areas of technology, as well as actual and potential applications to industrial and factory automation.
Solicited Papers: Research papers; reporting on new developments in technological sciences. Industry and development papers; reporting on actual developments of technology, products, systems, and solutions. Tutorial and survey papers.
Topics within the scope of the workshop include:

Information Technology in Industrial and Factory Automation: Development Platforms and Frameworks: .NET, J2EE; Programming languages: Java, C#, etc.; Operating Systems; Databases and Web Interfaces; Mobile Computing, Network Computing, Client/Server Computing; Distributed Objects and Components: CORBA, COM, COM+, DCOM, etc.; Groupware.

Industrial and Factory Communication Systems: Real-time Communication and Applications; Formal Description Techniques; Multimedia Communication Support; Distributed application platforms (CORBA, Java/Jini, etc.); Internetworking, Interoperability; Configuration Tools and Network Management; Fieldbus Networks; Cell Networks; High Speed Networks; Wireless Networks; Intranet and Internet Access; Factory Applications and Case Studies.

Real-Time and (Networked) Embedded Systems: Design and Implementation; Environments and Tools; Models of Computation and Formal Methods; Hw/Sw Co-Design; IP Cores and Platforms; Re-configurable Systems; System-on Chip; Network Embedded Systems Technology; Real-Time Executives and Operating Systems; Languages; Case studies.

Intelligent Sensors and Sensor Networks: Design and Implementation; Development Environments and Tools; Hardware/Software; Data Integration and Fusion; Algorithms; Wireless Integrated Networked Sensors; Wideband Networked Sensors; MEMS Sensors; System Architecture; Power Supplies; Communication Modes; Case Studies.

Automated Manufacturing Systems and Development Methodology: Architectures and Operations: FMS, CIM, IMS, ADS, Planning, Scheduling, Reliability, CAD/CAE/CAM, Human Factors, Petri Nets, Simulation, Queuing Networks, Perturbation Analysis, Concurrent Engineering, Rapid Prototyping.

Automation Systems and Control. Discrete and Continuous Manufacturing, Supervisory Control, Industrial Automation, Process Automation, Re-configurable Systems, Distributed Control Systems, Programmable Logic Control, Virtual Reality & Telesensation, Multimedia, Prototyping, Rapid Prototyping.

Computational Intelligence in Industrial and Factory Automation: Expert Systems, Fuzzy Systems, Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms, Chaos, Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, Industrial Applications of Intelligent Systems.

Intelligent Robots & Systems: Machine Vision and Intelligence, Actuators and Motion Control, Multisensor Fusion and Integration, Intelligent Robots and Systems.

Information Technology in Enterprise Integration: Data base technologies, Middleware, Data Mining, Data Warehouses, Decision Support Systems (DSS), Executive Information Systems (EIS), Manufacturing Execution Systems, Enterprise Resource Planning, Supply Chain Management, Enterprise Application Integration, Internet, e-commerce, e-business, etc.
Special session organization: Special sessions can cover topics belonging to a specific track, or multi-track subjects, or novel topics not included in the description of tracks. If you are interested in organizing a special session, please visit http://www.uninova.pt/etfa2003/
Tutorials Organization: Tutorials can cover subjects included or related to conference topics. If you are interested in organizing a tutorial, please visit http://www.uninova.pt/etfa2003/
Submission of Papers: The working language of the conference is English. Three types of submissions are solicited. Long Papers and Industrial Practice - limited to 8 double column pages. Work-in-Progress – limited to 4 double column pages.

Prospective authors are invited to visit the conference web site at the following URL:

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically in PDF format, according to the instructions contained in the Conference web site.
Paper Acceptance: Each accepted paper must be presented at the conference by one of the authors. The final manuscript must be accompanied by a registration form and a registration fee payment proof. All conference attendees, including authors and session chairpersons, must pay the conference registration fee, and their travel expenses.
Author’s Schedule:

Deadline for submission of long papers: April 30, 2003

Notification of acceptance of long papers: June 8, 2003

Notification of acceptance of work-in-progress papers and Industry practice: July 8, 2003

Deadline for submission of work-in-progress papers and Industry practice: June 15, 2003

Deadline for submission of final manuscripts: July 8, 2003


ETFA’03 Conference Secretariat

Universidade Nova de Lisboa - FCT – Dep. Eng. Electrotecnica; 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
Tel.: +351-212948336 Fax: +351-212948532 email: etfa2003@uninova.pt


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