AQTR'16 will be held in Cluj-Napoca, the main city in Transylvania. With its rich historical and cultural heritage, Cluj-Napoca is an intellectual centre with an active society, renowned universities, museums, theatres and eye-catching architecture.
Cluj is an important academic, industrial and commercial center. It is a dynamic multicultural and diverse city with a population of around 350000 inhabitants and 120000 students. The city was the 2015 European Youth Capital.
Online registration, using the conference registration form, is mandatory for conference attendance.
More info is available on the registration page.
|Special session proposals||January 12, 2016|
|Paper submission||February 2, 2016|
|Notification of acceptance||April 5, 2016|
|Camera-ready papers||April 25, 2016|
|Advance registration||May 04, 2016|
|Late registration||May 9, 2016|
Modeling and simulation, fault-detection and isolation, fault models, control methods, real-time systems, decision support systems, distributed systems, intelligent systems, embedded systems.
Quality and Testing
Dependable systems, automatic test generation, design for testability, built-in self-test/repair, reliability, software testing, system testing, service testing, QoS, quality of experiments, networking and security, field trials and deployment, advanced metering infrastructure, wide-area monitoring, technology trends and the impact on error rates.
Mobile robots, cooperative robots, parallel structures, machine vision, sensor fusion.
Industrial applications, software applications, cyber-physical systems, large-scale and critical systems, network sensors, image processing, eHealth, eLearning, eCitizen and SmartCity.
Student presentations in the above topics.
On test technology topics, offered by IEEE TTTC Test Technology Educational Program (TTEP) 2016 (http://ttep.tttc-events.org/ttep/index.html)
On other conference topics
Researchers working in the conference topics are encouraged to submit proposals for organizing special sessions.
Each proposal should include a half-page description of the theme of the special session along with a list of at least five papers (authors and tentative titles) that will be submitted to the session.
The organizers may be the (co-)authors of at most two papers in the proposed session. Proposals for special sessions should be submitted to the special session chair, Zsofia Lendek (zsofia.lendek[at]aut.utcluj.ro).
Papers submitted for a special session will be reviewed exactly in the same manner as the regular papers. Each session should have at least five accepted papers. The session organizers should ensure that at least one of the authors for each paper will register for the conference and present the paper.
Modeling and Control of Chemical Process
Prof. Efstratios Pistikopoulos1
Ioana Nascu2, PhD Student
Dana Copot3, PhD Student1Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M, College Station TX
This session will include presentations that report on relevant applications of process control techniques to a wide range of chemical engineering systems.
The aim of this special session is to bring researchers and professionals together in order to address and discuss recent developments on chemical process system enginering techniques regarding theory, methodology, software and modeling, calibration and control related applications in both academia and industry. Participation of researchers, practitioners, teaching faculty and all those interested is highly welcome.
Authors of this special session are welcomed to submit original research describing scientific and engineering aspects and techniques related to chemical processes system enginering. Submissions describing industrial applications and the associated challenges that were solved are strongly encouraged.
The topics of this special session include (but are not limited to): analysis, modeling, identification, simulation, model calibration, state and parameters estimation, control techniques etc, applied to chemical processes.
Monitoring and Control Applications for Water and Wastewater Industry
Eng. Ioan Nascu1, PhD
Eng. Marian Barbu2, PhD
Eng. Ruben Crisan1, PhD
Eng. Dorina Capatana3
Eng. Iulia Stefan1, PhD Student1Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Department of Automation
Water and wastewater industry has reached a global coverage and new technologies are impacting this complex industry. Over the past decade, considerable investments have been made in the developments in processes and phenomena understanding, models development, on-line instrumentation, monitoring and control strategies and water resources management.
The aim of this special session is to bring together researchers and professionals in the water and wastewater industries in order to address and discuss recent developments on instrumentation, SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), and automatic control and to discuss the issues, challenges and technologies affecting the treatment and distribution of water, the collection and treatment of wastewater and the water resources management.
We invite anyone involved with the automation, instrumentation, system integration, operation, maintenance and management in the water and wastewater sector to submit original research describing scientific and engineering aspects and techniques related to monitoring, supervisory and control systems in water and wastewater management, including water processing and distribution, as well as wastewater collection and treatment.
The topics of this special session include (but are not limited to):
Applied Fractional Order Calculus
Cristina I. Muresan1, Phd
Eva H. Dulf1, PhD
Clara Ionescu2, PhD1Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Department of Automation
Fractional order differentiation is a generalization of classical integer differentiation to real or complex orders. In the last couple of decades, a more profound understating of fractional calculus, as well as the developments in computing technologies combined with the unique advantages of fractional order differ-integrals in capturing closely complex phenomena, lead to ongoing research regarding fractional calculus and to an increasing interest towards using fractional calculus as an optimal tool to describe the dynamics of complex systems.
This special session aims at presenting some recent developments in the field, focusing, but not limited to: numerical and analytical solutions to fractional order systems, new implementation methods, improvements in fractional order derivatives approximation methods, time response analysis of fractional order systems, the analysis, modeling, control of phenomena in: electrical engineering, electromagnetism, electrochemistry, thermal engineering, mechanics, mechatronics, automatic control, biology, biophysics, physics, etc.
Real Time Solutions for Transport Applications
Daniel FODOREAN1, Phd
Mamadou B. CAMARA2, PhD1Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
This special session be will focused on the recent developments and new trends with regard to the design and optimization of control techniques, by using the real time strategies, to be used for the optimal energy management in transport applications. Specifically, papers may include, but are not limited to:
Uncertainty in Robotics Applications
Cosmin Copot1, Phd
Levente Tamas2, PhD1Dept. of Electrical energy, Systems and Automation, Ghent University, Belgium
This session will include presentations that report on relevant robotics related applications which cope with uncertainty in their perception or control modules.
Robotic applications tend to be present in our everyday life, however the specific paradigms from this domain are far from being trivial. Most of the problems can be traced back to the uncertainty either in the perception or in the control part of the robotic system. The common sources for the uncertainty include the ones emerging from the environment representation as well as the ones due to the imprecision in the control actions.
The main aim of this special section is to bring together the researchers dealing with these problems, focusing on the real life application specific solutions within this domain. Thus the participation of researchers from this domain as well as enthusiasts from the emerging robotics field are welcome.
The topics of this special session include (but are not limited to): perception, nonlinear control, robotics application, stochastic modelling.
Multimedia/Image/Video Analysis and Understanding in Big Data
Dorina CapatanaKeywords:multimedia data processing, signal processing for big data, big visual data, video analytics, real-time data analytics, multimodal data fusion, scalable computing, distributed computing, parallel computing, machine learning, deep learning, knowledge discovery, pattern recognition, artificial intelligence, smart cities, medical analytics
With the explosion of intormation, availability of multimodal data acquisition systems (video cameras, medical devices, mobile devices) and the expansion of the communications systems, social media and e-applications, huge volumes of data - called "big data" - are captured, transmitted and ready for processing daily. While this cna be redarded as a benefit, it is also a problem in terms of storage, intelligent informationa extraction, information integration, interpretation and real time processing.
This special session aims to provide a forum discussing botb established and new techniques adaptable to big data processing and analytics, addressing theoretical or application challenges, with a particular emphasize on the following topics:
Special Session on Separation Processes Modeling and Control
Vapour-liquid and liquid-liquid separations are fundamental processes in the Chemical Process Industries. Distillation operations alone are responsible for some 40% of energy usage. Chemical plants commonly have from 40% to 70% of both capital and operating costs in separations. The proper design, modelling, monitoring and control of these separation processes are required in capital and operational savings, increased yield and throughput, improved product characteristics, greater operational flexibility and reduced operational risk. One of the main interests of the organizers represents the isotope separation processes modelling and control, being the theme of several PhD Thesis and research projects from our department. The goal of this special session is to provide experimental or theoretical research work bringing new perspectives to established principles, highlighting unsolved problems or indicating directions for future research. Authors of this special session are welcomed to submit new advances and research results in the fields of separation technology. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:
Environmental Large Scale Systems - Instruments
Istvan KovacsKeywords: environment and water management large scale systems, hydrologic / hydraulic modeling and simulation, real time predictive environment, advanced metering and decision support systems, cyber physical system, big data.
Large scale systems for environment monitoring and water management are enabled by ICT deployment and have the objective to integrate real-time knowledge on demand and supply of different resources. The special session aims to provide a forum discussing the state-of-art and recent advances on this topic, with research and industry representatives in order to establish the framework of their future collaboration.
Topics in instruments for monitoring and control solutions for large scale systems, involve:
Liviu Miclea (TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Ioan Stoian (IPA Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Yervant Zorian (Synopsys, USA)
Mihail Abrudean (TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Paula Raica (TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Dorina Căpăţînă (IPA Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Zsófia Lendek (TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Mihail Abrudean (TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Teodora Sanislav (TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Honoriu Vălean (TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Iulia Ştefan (TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Ovidiu Ghiran (IPA Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Szilárd Enyedi (TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Ovidiu Stan (TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
George Moiș (TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Sorin Ignat (IPA Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Tiberiu Leţia (TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Szilárd Enyedi (TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Gheorghe Lazea (TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Istvan Kovacs (IPA Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Adina Aştilean (TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Radu Arsinte (Romania)
Camelia Avram (Romania)
Damian Axente (Romania)
Radu Babiceanu (USA)
Olivier Barais (France)
Alfredo Benso (Italy)
Miguel Bernal (Mexico)
Theodor Borangiu (Romania)
Roxana Both-Rusu (Romania)
Lucian Busoniu (Romania)
Mamadou Camara (France)
Radu Campeanu (Romania)
Marco Ceccarelli (Italy)
Iulia Clitan (Romania)
Alexandru Codrean (Romania)
Cristinel Costea (Romania)
Mircea Cristea (Romania)
Alexandra Csavdari (Romania)
Robin De Keyser (Belgium)
Mihaela Dinsoreanu (Romania)
Mirela Dobra (Romania)
Petru Dobra (Romania)
Virgil Dobrota (Romania)
Jozsef Domokos (Romania)
Monica Dragoicea (Romania)
Radu Drobot (Romania)
Eva Dulf (Romania)
Dan Dumitrache (Romania)
Victor Estrada-Manzo (Mexico)
Ioana Fagarasan (Romania)
Daniel Fodorean (Romania)
Silviu Folea (Romania)
Eugen Gergely (Romania)
Gil Goncalves (Portugal)
Bogdan Groza (Romania)
Kevin Guelton (France)
Thierry Marie Guerra (France)
Wolfgang Halang (Germany)
Sorin Herle (Romania)
Eugen Iancu (Romania)
Sergiu Stelian Iliescu (Romania)
Jimmy Lauber (France)
Corneliu Lazar (Romania)
Christoph Legat (Germany)
Eugen Lupu (Romania)
Cosmin Marcu (Romania)
Konrad Markowski (Poland)
Koppany Mathe (Romania)
Mariana Mocanu (Romania)
George Mois (Romania)
Constantin Morarescu (France)
Ionut Muntean (Romania)
Cristina Muresan (Romania)
Vlad Muresan (Romania)
Ioan Nascu (Romania)
Cristian Nichita (France)
Elod Pall (Romania)
Doru Panescu (Romania)
Octavian Pastravanu (Romania)
Carla Pinto (Portugal)
Doina Pisla (Romania)
Adrian Pisla (Romania)
Petrica Pop Sitar (Romania)
Dan Popescu (Romania)
Theodor D. Popescu (Romania)
Mihai Postolache (Romania)
Romain Postoyan (France)
Radu Precup (Romania)
Matteo Rossi (Italy)
Antonio Sala (Spain)
Gheorghe Sebestyen (Romania)
Dan Selisteanu (Romania)
Helga Silaghi (Romania)
Iulia Stamatescu (Romania)
Octavian Stefan (Romania)
Alin Suciu (Romania)
Levente Tamas (Romania)
Damien Trentesaux (France)
Mihaela Unguresan (Romania)
Mircea Vaida (Romania)
Gabriela Varvara (Romania)
Ioana Vatajelu (Italy)
Matei Vinatoru (Romania)
Mihail Voicu (Romania)
Zeljko Zilic (Canada)
First upcoming deadline - Team enrollment - March 15, 2016
For the Automation and Applied Informatics’ student community, this year, AQTR Organizers decided to rise the stake and to organise the AQTR IoT Challenge.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects - devices, vehicles, buildings and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity - that enables these objects to collect and exchange data.
Design and implement your most crazy IoT idea
Detailed program (PDF).
Paper submission: May 15, 2016
Notification of acceptance: May 18, 2016
Email address for submissions: adina.astilean[at]aut.utcluj.ro
Student forum registration is free of charge. Registered authors of accepted papers will have access to all the conference sessions.
Make sure you used the A4 IEEE template to format your paper. Six pages is maximum. Shorten your paper, if it is over six pages long.