This book contains the proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO 2012) which was sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC) and held in Rome, Italy. ICINCO 2012 was co-sponsored by the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) and held in cooperation with the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Euromicro and the ACM Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence (ACM SIGART). The ICINCO Conference Series has now 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 that benefit from Information Technology. In the Conference Program we have included oral presentations (full papers and short papers) and posters, organized in four simultaneous tracks:
“Intelligent Control Systems and Optimization”, “Robotics and Automation”, “Signal Processing, Sensors, Systems Modelling and Control” and “Industrial Engineering, Production and Management”. We have included in the program three plenary keynote lectures, given by internationally recognized researchers, namely – Alessandro De Luca ( Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy), Munther A. Dahleh (MIT, United States), Alexandre Dolgui (Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France) and Jurek Sasiadek (Carleton University, Canada). The meeting is complemented with three special sessions: Special Session on Artificial Neural Networks and Intelligent Information Processing (ANNIIP), Special Session on Intelligent Vehicle Controls & Intelligent Transportation Systems (IVC&ITS) and Special Session on Operations Management and Decision Making in Today’s Competitive Environment (OMDM). ICINCO received 360 paper submissions, including special sessions, from 58 countries, in all continents. To evaluate each submission, a double blind paper review was performed by the Program Committee. Finally, only 197 papers are published in these proceedings and presented at the conference. Of these, 144 papers were selected for oral presentation (40 full papers and 104 short papers) and 53 papers were selected for poster presentation. The full paper acceptance ratio was 11%, and the oral acceptance ratio (including full papers and short papers) was 40%. As in previous editions of the Conference, based on the reviewer’s evaluations and the presentations, a short list of authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for a book that will be published by Springer with the best papers of ICINCO 2012. Conferences are also meeting places where collaboration projects can emerge from social contacts amongst the participants. Therefore, in order to promote the development of research and professional networks the Conference includes in its social program a Conference Social Event & Banquet in the evening of July 30 (Monday). 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 auxiliary 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 INSTICC team; 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 in Informatics, Control, Automation and Robotics at ICINCO 2013.
Vol. 1 - 978-989-8565-21-1
Vol. 2 - 978-989-8565-22-8