Welcome to the 4th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO 2007) held at the University of Angers. 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 require Information Technology support. 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 2007 includes 2 satellite workshops and 3 plenary keynote lectures, given by internationally recognized researchers. The two satellite workshops that are held in conjunction with ICINCO 2007 are: Third International Workshop on Multi-Agent Robotic Systems
(MARS 2007) and Third International Workshop on Artificial Neural Networks and Intelligent Information Processing (ANNIIP 2007). As additional points of interest, it is worth mentioning that the Conference Program includes a plenary panel subject to the theme “Practical Applications of Intelligent Control and Robotics” and 3 Special Sessions focused on very specialized topics. ICINCO has received 435 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 263 papers are published in these proceedings and presented at the conference; of these, 195 papers were selected for oral presentation (52 full papers and 143 short papers) and 68 papers were selected for poster presentation. The global acceptance ratio was 60,4% and the full paper acceptance ratio was 11,9%. 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 2007. In order to promote the development of research and professional networks the conference includes in its social program a Town Hall Reception in the evening of May 9 (Wednesday) and a Conference and Workshops Social Event & Banquet in the evening of May 10 (Thursday). 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 in Informatics, Control, Automation and Robotics at ICINCO 2008, next May, at the Hotel Tivoli Ocean Park, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.
Vol. 1 - 978-972-8865-82-5
Vol. 2 - 978-972-8865-83-2
Vol. 3 - 978-972-8865-84-9
Vol. 4 - 978-972-8865-83-2