Call for papers

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Sponsored by: IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) and Aragon Institute for Engineering Research (I3A)

Aim: The ETFA conference brings together experts from industry and academia to disseminate novel ideas and emerging trends, research results and practical achievements in the area of industrial and factory automation. The ultimate goal is fostering the development and adoption of scientific methods, models, and tools for the efficient design and operation of industrial and factory automation systems.

Solicited Papers: Research papers. Industry papers. Tutorial and survey papers. Work-in-progress papers.

Technical Tracks:

  • Information Technology in Automation
  • Industrial Communication Technologies and Systems
  • Real-Time and (Networked) Embedded Systems
  • Automated Manufacturing Systems
  • Industrial Control
  • Computer Vision, Computational Intelligence, and Modern Heuristics in Automation
  • Intelligent Robots & Systems
  • Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks, and Information Processing. Networked Sensing
  • Complex Systems & Systems Engineering
  • New frontiers in Automation: Cyber-Physical Systems and Artificial Intelligence

Special Sessions: Special Sessions provide the opportunity to focus on particular emerging topics that are not covered in the conference’s main technical tracks and/or to stimulate in-depth discussions in special areas relevant to the conference theme. More details in the Special Session section.

Best Paper Award: Best paper awards in Factory Automation and Emerging Technologies will be presented at the conference banquet dinner.

Further Information: Conference website: ETFA2019 Conference Secretariat:

Submission of Papers: The working language of the conference is English. Two types of submissions are solicited. Long Papers – limited to 8 double column pages in a font no smaller than 10-points. Work-in-Progress– limited to 4 double column pages in a font no smaller than 10-points. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically in PDF format, according to the instructions contained in the Authors section.

Paper Acceptance: Each accepted paper must be presented at the conference by one of the authors, otherwise the ETFA2019 Organizing Committee reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference at IEEE Xplore. The final manuscript must be accompanied by a registration form and a registration fee payment proof. All conference attendees must pay the conference registration fee and their travel, accommodation, and other personal expenses.