Young Professionals and Students Forum

Industry 4.0: Automatic Control and Artificial Intelligence for a Smart Live and Mobility

Organized and co-chaired by

Gonzalo Lopez-Nicolas, Universidad de Zaragoza,
Antoni Grau, University of Catalonia, Spain,
Marek Jasinski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland,
Christian Rojas, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile,
Lucia Lo Bello, University of Catania, Italy,


This Forum accepts communications showing advances and results of the youngest researchers who carry out their PhD theses, as well as end-of-degree or master’s projects. Results of young PhD professionals in the field of automatic control, robotics and artificial intelligence are also welcome. The Forum is intended to be a meeting place for young and senior researchers, where they can share challenges and research advances.

This Forum is focused but not limited to three different technical and research areas: Automatic Control, Artificial Intelligence and Smart Mobility in the context of Industry 4.0 for a Smart Life.


  • Industry 4.0: Adaptive and Reconfigurable Cyber-Physical Systems, Cybersecurity in Industrial Control Systems, Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems, Emerging Cybersecurity Technologies, Biomedical Automatization, Biosensors.
  • Automatic Control: Artificial intelligence, Smart Control Solutions, Automatic Control Education, Skill Based Systems Engineering, Coordination and Control of Multi-agent Systems, Data-Driven Control.
  • Smart Mobility: Smart Mechatronics Industrial Systems, Renewable Energy Systems, Emerging Energy Technologies, Power Electronics, Electric Drives, Power Grid, Renewable Energies, Energy Storage, Smart Transport.


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

14:30-15:00 Room: Pedro Cerbuna

Future trends in autonomous robotics. New job opportunities in research and development

Antoni Grau

Talk title. Future trends in autonomous robotics. New job opportunities in research and development

In this talk, the research done at the Institute of Robotics in the Autonomous Robots group will be surveyed. Observing the evolution of the research during the last years and knowing the present projects, new applications and future trends on Autonomous Robotics can be projected. In this new and promising field of Autonomous Robotics, students and young professionals can find a new research career and professional development, stimulating the imagination for new applications, new robot morphologies and new tools to attach to autonomous robots, not only for USV (unmanned surface vehicles) but also for UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles).

Antoni Grau's biography

Antoni Grau received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, in 1990 and 1997, respectively. He is currently Ass. Professor with the Department of Automatic Control, UPC, giving lectures on computer vision, digital signal processing, and robotics at the School of Informatics of Barcelona (FIB) and the College of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona (EEBE). He is also lecturer on Computer Vision at the Robotics and Vision Master at BarcelonaTech UPC.

Dr. Grau is the Director of the “Control Engineering and Industrial Automation” postgraduate course. He is a co-author of a series of three books on programmable logic controllers and industrial communications. He also co-authored the book “Education for the Sustainability in Automatic Control”. He is the author of more than 240 published papers. His research areas are computer vision, pattern recognition, autonomous robotics, factory automation, and education on sustainable development.

Dr. Grau is member of the International Association for Pattern Recognition and the International Federation of Automatic Control. He chaired several international conferences. He is also member of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IEEE-IES), co-chairing the Technical Subcommittee “FA11: Intelligent and Cooperative Robotics”. He serves as Associated Editor of the Transactions on Industrial Informatics.

15:00-15:30 Room: Pedro Cerbuna

How to become a Google Woman Tech

Julia Guerrero Viu

Talk title. How to become a Google Woman Tech

This talk addresses my personal experience during my whole academic career, focusing on different outstanding recognitions I have received, together with some anecdotes and lessons learnt. The main objective of the session is to show other students and young researchers what you can achieve by maintaining a high academic level and by getting involved in different activities, from research to social involvement. It intends to motivate attendees to accept new challenges and follow what they love, by presenting a simple and very close example. My example: The example of a 22-year-old Bachelor student from Zaragoza that one day was selected by Google to represent women in technology all over the world.

Julia Guerrero Viu's biography

Julia Guerrero Viu is a 22-year-old student who finished her Computer Science Engineering Bachelor in 2019 from the University of Zaragoza. Currently, she is starting Master in Cognitive Technical Systems in the University of Freiburg (Germany). She also spent a semester Erasmus exchange in KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

Julia stands out for her high academic skills and has received some important distinctions during her short career. She won the regional Mathematics Olympiad with 13 years old and the ESO National Extraordinary Prize at the age of 16. At University, she got an excellence scholarship for the best entrance record in the area of Engineering and Architecture, and maintained it during the whole Bachelor Program. She is currently studying her Master abroad thanks to a national excellence fellowship from La Caixa Foundation. This year, Julia has been selected as one of the Google EMEA Women Techmakers Scholars, an international recognition that rewards academic excellence as well as leadership skills and impact in the technological field.

Regarding her research interests, she is strongly motivated about Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics and Machine Learning.

Julia likes to share her interests and therefore participates in many different programs, specially involved with the community of women in tech. She collaborates in Girls’ Day and ‘Una ingeniera en cada cole’ (A female engineer at every school) initiatives. She was also a mentor for first-year students and volunteers as a leisure time monitor every summer.

15:30-16:00 Room: Pedro Cerbuna

Presentations of the SYPA award papers

  • ED-006459. ANN-based Internal Model Control strategy applied in the WWTP industry
    Ivan Pisa, Antoni Morell, Jose Lopez Vicario, Ramon Vilanova
  • ED-004618. PatchRank: Ordering updates for SCADA systems
    Geeta Yadav, Kolin Paul
  • ED-000078. A Simulation Model for Time-sensitive Networking (TSN) with Experimental Validation
    Junhui Jiang, Yuting Li, Seung Ho Hong, Mengmeng Yu, Aidong Xu, Min Wei
  • ED-005584. Bio-inspired Service Provisioning Scheme for Fog-based Industrial Internet of Things
    Muhammad Rusyadi Ramli, Philip Tobianto Daely, Jae Min Lee, Dong-Seong Kim

16:00-16:30 Room: Josefa Amar y Borbón
Coffee Break
Room: Josefa Amar y Borbón
Poster Session.

  • ED-005509. Multi-camera architecture for perception strategies
    Enrique Hernández-Murillo, Rosario Aragüés, Gonzalo López-Nicolás
  • ED-005592. Optimization of industrial plants for exploiting energy assets and energy trading
    Eva M. Urbano, Víctor Martínez-Viol, Luis Romeral
  • ED-006513. Performance of object recognition in wearable videos
    Alberto Sabater, Ana C. Murillo, Luis Montesano

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