Welcome to the 3rd International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO 2006). This conference series has consolidated as a major forum to debate technical and scientific advances presented by researchers and developers both from academia and industry, working in areas related to Control, Automation and Robotics. In this year conference program we have included oral presentations (full papers and short papers) as well as posters, organized in three simultaneous tracks: “Intelligent Control Systems and Optimization”, “Robotics and Automation” and “Systems Modeling, Signal Processing and Control”. Furthermore, ICINCO 2006 includes 3 satellite workshops, 7 plenary keynote lectures and 1 tutorial, given by internationally recognized researchers. The three satellite workshops that are held in conjunction with ICINCO 2006 are: Multi-Agent Robotic Systems (MARS 2006), Biosignal Processing and Classification (BPC 2006) and Artificial Neural Networks and
Intelligent Information Processing (ANNIIP 2006). ICINCO has received 309 paper submissions, not including workshops, from more than 50 countries, in all continents. To evaluate each submission, a double blind paper review was performed by the program committee, whose members are researchers in one of ICINCO main topic areas. Finally, only 157 papers were published in the proceedings and presented at the conference; of these, 113 papers were selected for oral presentation (31 full papers and 82 short papers) and 44 papers were selected for poster presentation. The global acceptance ratio was 51% and the full paper acceptance ratio was 10%. After the conference, some authors will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in a journal and a short list of about thirty papers will be included in a book that will be published by Springer with the best papers of ICINCO 2006. In order to promote the development of research and professional networks the conference includes in its social program a Workshops Social Event & Banquet in the evening of August 1 (Tuesday), and a Conference Social Event & Banquet in the evening of August 4 (Friday). We would like to express our thanks to all participants. First of all to the authors, whose quality work is the essence of this conference. Next, to all the members of the program committee and reviewers, who helped us with their expertise and valuable time. We would also like to deeply thank the invited speakers for their excellent contribution in sharing their knowledge and vision. Finally, a word of appreciation for the hard work of the secretariat; organizing a conference of this level is a task that can only be achieved by the collaborative effort of a dedicated and highly capable team. Commitment to high quality standards is a major aspect of ICINCO that we will strive to maintain and reinforce next year, including the quality of the keynote lectures, of the workshops, of the papers, of the organization and other aspects of the conference. We look forward to seeing more results of R&D work on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics at ICINCO 2007, next May, at the University of Angers, France.
Vol. 1 - 978-972-8865-59-7
Vol. 2 - 978-972-8865-60-3
Vol. 3 - 978-972-8865-61-0