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.

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 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
USD EUR RON
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

 

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.

Previous editions

2022

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2018

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2016

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2014

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2012

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2010

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2006

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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
Romania

Baris Arslan
Turkey

Camelia Avram
Romania

Radu Babiceanu
USA

Isabela Birs
Romania

Roxana Both-Rusu
Romania

Adrian Burlacu
Romania

Lucian Busoniu
Romania

Alexandru Codrean
Romania

Adrian Colesa
Romania

Rajeeb Dey
India

Mihaela Dinsoreanu
Romania

Virgil Dobrota
Romania

Jozsef Domokos
Romania

Monica Dragoicea
Romania

Mircea Dulau
Romania

Eva Dulf
Romania

Victor Estrada-Manzo
Mexico

Ioana Fagarasan
Romania

Silviu Folea
Romania

Eugen Gergely
Romania

Florin Gogianu
Romania

Wolfgang Halang
Germany

Sorin Herle
Romania

Mihai Hulea
Romania

Jus Kocijan
Slovenia

Eugen Lupu
Romania

Mihalis Maer
Romania

Cosmin Marcu
Romania

Oliviu Matei
Romania

George Mois
Romania

Anca Molnos
Romania

Ionut Muntean
Romania

Mihai Muntean
Romania

Vlad Muresan
Romania

Pal-Stefan Murvay
Romania

Ioana Nascu
Romania

Anastasios Natsakis
Romania

Octavian Pastravanu
Romania

Carla Pinto
Portugal

Doina Pisla
Romania

Petrica Pop Sitar
Romania

Dan Popescu
Romania

Mihai Postolache
Romania

Radu-Emil Precup
Romania

Antonio Sala
Spain

Dan Selisteanu
Romania

Helga Silaghi
Romania

Valentin Sita
Romania

Stefan Sosnowski
Germany

Martin Stava
Czech Republic

Octavian Stefan
Romania

Alin Suciu
Romania

Mircea Susca
Romania

Gian Antonio Susto
Italy

Levente Tamas
Romania

Romulus Terebes
Romania

Domagoj Tolic
Croatia

Mihaela Unguresan
Romania

Calin Vaida
Romania

Cristian Vasar
Romania

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.


Lodging

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.


Venue


Topics

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.


Applications

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: Cristina.Muresan@aut.utcluj.ro.

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 bibliograph. 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 author guidelines.

AQTR seeks unpublished contributions of the following types:

1. Regular and special sessions papers, containing original contributions in the conference topics.
Submit your paper here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aqtr2024 and choose the track AQTR 2024.

In the submission form choose one Topic that is most relevant for your work, or the special session in which you would like to include your paper.

2. Student forum papers, containing original contributions of undergraduate and master students.
Submit your paper here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aqtr2024 and choose the track AQTR 2024 Student Forum.

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.