IEEE International Conference on Automation, Quality and Testing, Robotics
- MAY 16-18, 2024 -

- Organized by -
IEEE Computer Society - Test Technology Technical Council
Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Romania, Department of Automation

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About AQTR

The Organizing Committee has the pleasure of inviting you to participate in the IEEE International Conference on Automation, Quality and Testing, Robotics, AQTR 2024 (THETA 24), which will be held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, on May 16-18, 2024. The conference follows the tradition of the 23 automation and testing-related scientific events, organized in Cluj-Napoca since 1981 under the name THETA/AQTR.

AQTR 2024 is an international forum for researchers in the field of automation, quality, testing and robotics. It will bring together researchers, equipment manufacturers, software developers and end-users to discuss the current trends and future directions of control and testing technologies and their industrial and social applications in the private and the public sectors. Active participation of students and graduate students is strongly encouraged.

1599All time accepted papers
1923All time participants
45All time countries

AQTR 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.

Statue of king Matthias Corvinus
View from the Cluj Romanian National Theatre: statue of revolutionary lawyer Avram Iancu, and the Dormition of the Theotokos Orthodox Cathedral
View of the Cluj Arena stadium

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.

AQTR Conference Program

Venue: HUB UTCN, 4-8 Gh. Barițiu Str. / 3rd floor

Social event: Turda Salt Mine. Bring warm clothes, the temperature inside is 12° Celsius.

Program at a glance

Detailed program

Student Forum program

Important dates

Event  |  Deadline
Special session proposals  |  February 15, 2024 January 29, 2024
Paper submission  |  February 15, 2024 February 5, 2024
Notification of acceptance  |  April 8, 2024
Camera-ready papers  |  April 22, 2024

Advance registration  |  April 22, 2024
Late registration  |  May 2, 2024

Student forum submission  |  April 29, 2024
Student forum notification of acceptance  |  May 6, 2024
Student forum camera-ready papers  |  May 10, 2024

Registration fees

Each paper must have a full registration (IEEE Member/Non-member/Life/Retired Member) for presentation of the paper at the conference and for inclusion of the same in the proceedings (maximum 1 paper/registered author/fee). A Student registration only is not sufficient for inclusion in the program and proceedings.

Advance registration is until the 22nd of April, 2024.

Registrations are open until the 2nd of May, 2024. Registrations and payments will not be processed after this day.

Fee type Currency
IEEE Member
Advance registration 260 250 1275
Late registration 315 300 1545
IEEE Non-member
Advance registration 315 300 1545
Late registration 380 365 1860
IEEE Student member
Advance registration 185 180 910
Late registration 225 215 1105
IEEE Student Non-member
Advance registration 225 215 1105
Late registration 270 260 1320
IEEE Life & Retired member
Advance registration 145 140 715
Late registration 175 170 860
Accompanying person
Adv./late registration 175 170 860
Extra Social Event Ticket 60 58 295
Extra Welcome Dinner Ticket 40 38 195
Extra Lunch Ticket 35 34 170

Full Registration fee for IEEE members / IEEE retired/life members / non IEEE members includes: access to all the conference sessions; conference proceedings (on USB stick); coffee breaks; 2 lunches (Thursday, Friday); welcome dinner; social event; souvenirs.

Student Registration fee for IEEE student members / non IEEE student members includes: access to all the conference sessions; conference proceedings (on USB stick); coffee breaks; 2 lunches (Thursday, Friday); welcome dinner; social event; souvenirs. Please scan your student ID and have the scan ready when registering, to upload it with the form. A Student registration only is not sufficient for inclusion in the program and proceedings.

The accompanying person adv./late registration fee includes: Access to all the conference sessions; coffee breaks; 2 lunches (Thursday, Friday); welcome dinner; social event.

AQTR Conference Registration

Bank info, steps, registration form.


Inclusion in IEEE Xplore

Accepted papers (except Emerging Topic/Case Study papers and Student Forum papers) will be included in IEEE Xplore and submitted for ISI indexing (all editions since 2006 are indexed in ISI Web of Science), after they are presented.

IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference, also from IEEE Xplore® Digital Library, if the paper is not presented by the author at the conference.

Papers accepted for Emerging Topic/Case Study or Student Forum will not be included in the IEEE AQTR Proceedings and will not be indexed in IEEE Xplore/WoS, but they will be included in a separate AQTR volume, with its own ISBN code.

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Organizing committee

General Chair

Liviu Miclea
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Honorary Chair

Yervant Zorian
Synopsys, USA

General Vice-Chairs

Mihail Abrudean
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Honoriu Vălean
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Program Chair

Paula Raica
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Program Vice-Chair

Zsófia Lendek
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Special Session Chair

Cristina Mureșan
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Finance Chair

Mihail Abrudean
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Finance Vice-Chairs

Teodora Sanislav
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Dan Goța
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Industrial Relations Chair

Ovidiu Stan
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Publicity Chair

Iulia Ştefan
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Web & Publication Chair

Szilárd Enyedi
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Student Forum Chair

Camelia Avram
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Program Committee Topic Chairs

Tiberiu Leția
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Szilárd Enyedi
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Honoriu Vălean
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Levente Tamás
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Program Committee

Nicoleta Arghira

Baris Arslan

Camelia Avram

Radu Babiceanu

Isabela Birs

Roxana Both-Rusu

Adrian Burlacu

Lucian Busoniu

Alexandru Codrean

Adrian Colesa

Rajeeb Dey

Mihaela Dinsoreanu

Virgil Dobrota

Jozsef Domokos

Monica Dragoicea

Mircea Dulau

Eva Dulf

Victor Estrada-Manzo

Ioana Fagarasan

Silviu Folea

Eugen Gergely

Florin Gogianu

Wolfgang Halang

Sorin Herle

Mihai Hulea

Jus Kocijan

Eugen Lupu

Mihalis Maer

Cosmin Marcu

Oliviu Matei

George Mois

Anca Molnos

Ionut Muntean

Mihai Muntean

Vlad Muresan

Pal-Stefan Murvay

Ioana Nascu

Anastasios Natsakis

Octavian Pastravanu

Carla Pinto

Doina Pisla

Petrica Pop Sitar

Dan Popescu

Mihai Postolache

Radu-Emil Precup

Antonio Sala

Dan Selisteanu

Helga Silaghi

Valentin Sita

Stefan Sosnowski

Martin Stava
Czech Republic

Octavian Stefan

Alin Suciu

Mircea Susca

Gian Antonio Susto

Levente Tamas

Romulus Terebes

Domagoj Tolic

Mihaela Unguresan

Calin Vaida

Cristian Vasar


We are grateful for the generous support received from our sponsors.

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Reaching Cluj Napoca

Due to its location (equal distance between two East-European capitals, Bucharest and Budapest) and its economic situation, Cluj-Napoca is easy to reach by different means of transport:

By plane

Cluj-Napoca International Airport, located at 8 km from the city center, offers direct, regular flights to many domestic and international destinations and returns.

Cluj-Napoca International Airport is linked with the city center:

Other options for those who do not have direct flights to/from Cluj-Napoca International Airport are offered by the Bucharest and Budapest international airports, the links between these European capitals and Cluj-Napoca being made by plane, by train, by car or by bus.

By train

Cluj-Napoca railway station, located close to the city center, offers direct train connections with several European capitals. CFR webpage.

By car and long distance bus

Cluj-Napoca is linked with the capital Bucharest through the following main routes:

Cluj-Napoca is linked with Budapest through highway M3 and European routes E79 and E60 (483 km).

Cluj-Napoca "BETA" long distance bus station, located near the railway station, offers direct bus connections with Bucharest and Budapest.

BlaBlaCar and other long distance ride sharing services are also available.


We do not have exclusive hotel offers for this edition, but there are plenty of accomodation possibilities around the conference sites. Please note that we did not verify these places.



Control systems

Modeling and simulation; fault-detection and isolation; fault models; control methods; real-time systems; decision support systems; distributed systems; intelligent systems; automotive systems.

Quality and Testing

IoT and CPS dependability; automatic test generation; design for testability; built-in self-test/repair; reliability; software QA; system testing; machine learning and test; quality of experiments; field trials and deployment; advanced metering infrastructure; wide-area monitoring; test, reliability and security of emerging technologies.

Robot control

Mobile robots; cooperative robots; parallel structures; machine vision; sensor fusion.


Cyber-physical systems; industry 4.0 applications; software applications; network sensors; image processing; quantum computing; eHealth; eLearning; eCitizen and Smart City.

Special sessions

Special session proposals are welcome and can be submitted to the Special Session Chair via email:

Special sessions consist of at least 5 or more papers presenting a unified topic, should have at most 3 co-organizers, preferably from different organisations. Each (co-)organizer may be the (co-)author of at most one paper in their special session.

Proposals for special sessions must detail the motivation and relevance of the session and should include a list of 6 potential contributions, including manuscript title and prospective authors. All papers submitted to a special session will undergo the peer review process as other manuscripts.

In the event that the special session does not collect at least 5 papers, the accepted papers will be considered as regular papers.

Current Special sessions:

Emerging Technologies for the Future of Sustainability
Organized by Roxana Rusu-Both, Iulia-Cristina Stanica, Alexandra Cernian.

Student forum

Student presentations in the conference topics. This session is addressed to the undergraduate and master students.

You will find guidelines for authors, below. Papers have to be submitted through the paper submission site.

The accepted papers in this session will be published in a separate electronic volume with ISBN.

Registration for Student Forum section is free of charge. For any other information, please don't hesitate to contact the Student Forum Chair.

Paper submission

Paper submission will be managed using EasyChair. If you have used this system previously, you can use the same username and password. If this is the first time you are using EasyChair, you will need to create a new account. Upon completion of registration, you will get a notification email from the system and you can submit your paper.

The use of content generated by artificial intelligence (AI) in an article (including but not limited to text, figures, images, and code) shall be disclosed in the acknowledgments section of any article submitted to AQTR. The AI system used shall be identified, and specific sections of the article that use AI-generated content shall be identified and accompanied by a brief explanation regarding the level at which the AI system was used to generate the content.

Each submitted paper should be a complete PDF manuscript in English, up to six (6) pages (inclusive of all figures, tables, and bibliography). Papers not compliant with the required format or exceeding the page limit will be returned without review. Papers identified as double submissions with respect to other conferences and/or journals will be rejected. You will find the required format, templates and other help within the guidelines for manuscripts.

Student forum papers, containing original contributions of undergraduate and master students.
Submit your paper here: and choose the track AQTR 2024 Student Forum.

Guidelines for Camera-ready (accepted) papers

Please follow the guidelines for Camera-ready paper submission.

Publication and indexing

1. Regular and special sessions papers accepted for oral presentation will be included in IEEE Xplore and submitted for ISI indexing (all editions since 2006 are indexed in ISI Web of Science).

3. Regular and special sessions papers accepted as Emerging Topic/Case Study papers will be included in a separate AQTR volume, with its own ISBN code. They will not be included in the IEEE AQTR Proceedings and will not be indexed in IEEE Xplore/WoS.

4. Accepted student forum papers will be included in a separate AQTR volume, with its own ISBN code. They will not be included in the IEEE AQTR Proceedings and will not be indexed in IEEE Xplore/WoS.

AQTR reserves the right to remove from any type of publication the papers that have not been presented at the conference.