CC 3 - Computers, Cognition and Communication

Chair: Klaus Schilling (GE) schi@informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de

TC 3.1. Computers for Control

TC 3.2. Computational Intelligence in Control

Activities

Members

News

Slides from the Milestone session "computational Intelligence in Control" at IFAC 2014

The TC 3.2 participated in a milestone session "Computational intelligence in control" at the World Congress 2014 in Cape Town South Africa It has been also published in Annual Review in Control A.E. Ruano, S.S. Ge, T.M. Guerra, F.L. Lewis, J.C. Principe, M. Colnaric 2014. Computational intelligence in control. Annual Reviews in Control, 38 (2014) 233-242
General Talk TC 3.2

Slides from the general introduction and presentation of the milestone session

EUROSIM 2016

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IJCCI 2015

SYROCO 2015

TA 2016

Tecsis 2015

WOCO 2016 Valencia

Wiener 2016

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DCDS 2015

Slides for TC 3.2 Meeting in Reims IFAC ICONS June 1, 2016

Conferences co-sponsored by TC 3.2

 

4th IFAC Symposium on Telematics Applications TA 2016, Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 6-9

TA 2016
IFAC/IFIP Workshop on Computers & Control 2016, Valencia, Spain, October 18-20 WOCO 2016 Valencia

9th EUROSIMCongress on Modelling and Simulation 2016, Oulu , Finland, September 12-15

EUROSIM 2016

IEEE Thinking Machines in the Physical World - Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century, July 13-15, Melbourne, Australia

Wiener 2016

The 8th IFAC Conference on Manufacturing Modelling, Management and Control - MIM 2016, June 28-30, 2016, Troyes, France, has obtained IFAC approval. http://mim2016.utt.fr/

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The 7th International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence - IJCCI, Lisbon, Portugal 12-14 November, 2015 http://www.ijcci.org/Home.aspx

IJCCI 2015

 

11th Symposium Robot Control, August 26-28, Brazil. SYROCO 2015

The 5th IFAC Workshop on Dependable Control of Discrete Systems - DCDS 2015, Cancun, Mexico, 27-29 May, 2015, has obtained IFAC approval. http://www.gdl.cinvestav.mx/dcds2015/

DCDS 2015

The 16th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability, Sozopol, Bulgaria, September 24-27, 2015 has obtained IFAC approval.

Tecsis 2015

The 6th International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence, Rome, Italy, 22-24 October 2014 has obtained the IFAC approval.

Conferences sponsored by TC 3.2

4th IFAC International Conference on Intelligent Control and Automation Sciences (ICONS 2016), June 1-3, 2016, Reims, France.

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2nd IFAC Conference on Embedded Systems, Computer Intelligence and Telematics (CESCIT 2015), June 22 - 24, 2015, Maribor, Slovenia.

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3rd IFAC International Conference on Intelligent Control and Automation Sciences (ICONS 2013), September 2-4, 2013, Chengdu, China.

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Thierry Marie Guerra

Scope

Since decades now, a part of Automatic control has been put under the general appellation of “intelligent control” which definition is very difficult to give, as it is a kind of umbrella covering various different methodologies. The TC 3.2 “Computational Intelligence in Control” groups some of the major manifestations of these methodologies including, fuzzy, neural (both artificial and biologically plausible), linguistic, fuzzy-neural, evolutionary, reinforcement learning… approaches. As related and applied to automatic control, it covers modeling, identification, forecasting, stability/stabilization analysis, diagnosis, fault detection, design, learning, adaptation, evaluation, definition of performances objectives and operation constraints, as well as awareness for computational issues, brain-computer interfacing, bioinformatics and computer-aided design tools.

 

Generally, the approaches differ from the conventional approaches in control and one of the goals is to cope with problems – especially industrial ones – where conventional methods were proved unsuccessful. Applications include transport, medical and biomedical, biology, aerospace, automation, biotechnology, mechatronics, automation, manufacturing, process control, power systems, energy and smart grid, agriculture, environmental systems, robotics and autonomous systems, economics and business systems.

 

Nowadays, there are many communities that belong to the area of Computational Intelligence. The TC 3.2 has to be active and to promote the activities related to control in a broad sense in order to impact the IFAC community and to become a recognized international community of leading practitioners and researchers in this area.

 

As re-elected chair for the triennium 2017 – 2020 of this committee and together with the well established vice-chairs, we welcome all the initiatives in order to achieve these goals and promote our community.

 

TC 3.2. Computational Intelligence in Control

Welcome Message from the Chair

Welcome to the homepage of the IFAC Technical Committee on Computational Intelligence in Control, TC 3.2.

 

 

These pages collect details of technical activities sponsored by IFAC in the area of Computational Intelligence, together with related information and links likely to be of interest to researchers and practicing engineers.

 

TC 3.2 focuses on all aspects of knowledge-based, fuzzy, neuro-fuzzy and neural (both artificial and biologically plausible) systems and evolutionary algorithms relevant to control, both theoretically and application driven.

 

Our membership lists more than 50 people (please see TC Roster) and we would be glad to meet you as active researcher in one of our conferences.

 

How to join

 

To become a member of the TC 3.2, you have several possibilities:

  • Being nominated by your National Member Organization.
  • Write a letter to the IFAC Secretariat + CV, that will be forwarded the Chair of the Committee.
  • Contact directly the chair of the Technical Committee

 

Individual involvement in IFAC

 

Anyone interested in Control Engineering may become an IFAC Affiliate. IFAC Affiliates receive the IFAC Newsletter free of charge. The Newsletter contains information about IFAC technical meetings as well as about other matters of interest to the control community. IFAC Affiliates will also receive Calls for Papers for technical meetings in their selected areas of interest and are entitled to a special rate for subscriptions to the IFAC Journals Automatica, Control Engineering Practice, Annuals Review in Control, Journal of Process Control, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence.

You can register as an IFAC Affiliate using the on-line registration form.

TC 3.3. Telematics: Control via Communication Networks

Events

Past Events

Workshop on Networked Robotics: NetRob 2009
Aug 21, 2019 from 02:00 AM to 03:00 AM Golden, Colorado USA,

Control of mobile robots via a communication network (wired or wireless, LAN orInternet) offers challenging research questions. Combinations of tele-operation and tele-presence methods with autonomous decision-making and control actions are needed in order to establish robust solutions in networked robotics applications, including such arenas as sensor networks with mobile components, search and rescue robots for emergency response, planetary exploration, and many others. NetRob2009 presents a three-day, single-track workshop aimed at promoting development of a theoretical basis for combing control and telecommunication techniques, as well as demonstrating the current state-of-the-art in applications. Workshop areas of focus include, but are not limited to:Networked robots, Control through networks, Control of networks, Mobile sensor networks, Tele-robotics, tele-presence, Tele-operations, tele-maintenance, Remote control, Remote sensor data acquisition, Telematics methods, Autonomous decision-making and control, Robot path planning.

Technical events sponsored or co-sponsored by TC 3.3

IFAC WORLD CONGRESS

The 21st IFAC World Congress will be held in the exciting capital city of Germany, Berlin from July 12 to 17, 2020.

 

The Call for Papers can be found at: www.ifac2020.org/calls.html


SPONSORED BY TC 3.3

5th IFAC Symposium on Telematics Application TA 2019 

Chengdu, China, September 25-27, 2019

Aim

The aim of the conference is to report on recent research and application of telematics. Researchers and practitioners are invited to discuss on recent developments, deployments, technology trends and research results, as well as initiatives related to telematics applications. Both colleagues from academia and from industry are cordially invited to contribute to this tri-annual symposium.

 

Background

Telematics applications benefit from the tremendously increasing capabilities in Web technology, telecommunication, machine-to-machine communication, and information processing. The concepts of Cyber Physical Systems, Industrial Internet and of Internet of Things enlarge the scope of classical remote control and offer several new applications. However, beyond sound reference examples of new technology one needs appropriate theory, methods, proof of concepts and industrial standardization as well. All these aspects are within the scope of the 5th IFAC Symposium on Telematics Applications.  

 

Submissions

All submissions must be done through the IFAC Conference Manuscript Management System website at https://ifac.papercept.net . When preparing the paper manuscript the authors should adhere to the IFAC style files for conference papers. All submitted papers must be written in English and are limited to 6 pages.

All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings of the symposium, will be hosted on-line on the IFAC-PapersOnLine website and will be indexed in SCOPUS. 

 

 

CO-SPONSORED BY TC 3.3

 
5th IFAC International Conference on Intelligent Control and Automation Science (ICONS)

Belfast, Northern Ireland, August 21-23, 2019

 
 

 

5th Symposium on Telematics Applications - TA 2019

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IFAC World Congress

The 21st IFAC World Congress will be held in the exciting capital city of Germany, Berlin from July 12 to 17, 2020 .
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Members

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Masakazu Adachi

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Ricardo Sanz

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Allessandro Giua

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Conference Team

Scope

This Technical Committee considers all aspects of computerized and telecommunication-based automation systems, providing services to remote equipment. 
This addresses systems integrating methods of remote control (in particular networked control, supervisory control, distributed control) and cooperative communication (including the Internet, wireless communication)
for remote applications, such as tele-presence, tele-operation, tele-maintenance, tele-diagnosis, remote sensor data acquisition. 
Specific application areas include tele-medicine, tele-education, traffic control, robots for hazardous environments, remote industrial automation, maritime and aerospace systems, automotive systems and smart homes.

 
Telematics applications benefit from increasing capabilities in Web technology, telecommunication, machine-to-machine communication, and information processing. 
The concepts of Cyber Physical Systems, Industrial Internet and of Internet of Thinks enlarge the scope of classical remote control. 
Beyond reference examples of new technology one needs appropriate theory, methods, proof of concepts and standardization as well. 
All these aspects are within the scope of Technical Committee 3.3.
 

TC 3.3. Telematics: Control via Communication Networks

Welcome Message from the Chair

 

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve IFAC TC 3.3 - Telematics: Control via Communication Networks – for an additional triennium, July 2017 – July 2020.

As a person who is involved in applied research on automatic control I feel that there is still the classical distinction between control theory and automation technology. Control theory is heavily based on systems theory and uses a lot of mathematics. Automation technology is strongly driven by information technology. All of us know: Any successful solution in automatic control needs both: algorithms and theory as well as engineering and software for implementation.

According to the history of IFAC, this organization has its focus on control theory. However, there have been many attempts to strengthen the aspects of automation technology within IFAC for several years. The work of CC3 – Computers, Cognition and Communication is the best indication of this attempt. Automation technology and implementation need high quality theory as well. I am convinced that they need theory, they need good concepts, they need information models etc. And, what about contributions reporting on successful control applications? What about more participants from industry in IFAC events? 

This TC addresses systems integrating methods of remote control and cooperative communication for remote applications, such as tele-presence, tele-operation, tele-maintenance, tele-diagnosis, remote sensor data acquisition. Specific emphasis is on application areas including tele-medicine, tele-education, traffic control, robots for hazardous environments, remote industrial automation, maritime and aerospace systems, automotive systems and smart homes. Telematics applications benefit from increasing capabilities in Web technology, telecommunication, machine-to-machine communication, and information processing. The concepts of Cyber Physical Systems, Industrial Internet and of Internet of Things enlarge the scope of classical remote control.

Having a closer look at the scope of TC 3.3 – Telematics: Control via Communication Networks this TC offers a lot of possibilities to strengthen the synergy of sound control theory and fruitful application of automation technology. Your are invited to contribute!

  

Prof. Ulrich Jumar

 

 

 

IFAC Symposium on Telematics Application - 5th TA 2019

25-27 September 2019 in Chengdu, China

 

Aim

The aim of the conference is to report on recent research and application of telematics. Researchers and practitioners are invited to discuss on recent developments, deployments, technology trends and research results, as well as initiatives related to telematics applications. Both colleagues from academia and from industry are cordially invited to contribute to this tri-annual symposium.

 

Background

Telematics applications benefit from the tremendously increasing capabilities in Web technology, telecommunication, machine-to-machine communication, and information processing. The concepts of Cyber Physical Systems, Industrial Internet and of Internet of Things enlarge the scope of classical remote control and offer several new applications. However, beyond sound reference examples of new technology one needs appropriate theory, methods, proof of concepts and industrial standardization as well. All these aspects are within the scope of the 5th IFAC Symposium on Telematics Applications.  

 

Submissions

All submissions must be done through the IFAC Conference Manuscript Management System website at https://ifac.papercept.net . When preparing the paper manuscript the authors should adhere to the IFAC style files for conference papers. All submitted papers must be written in English and are limited to 6 pages.

All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings of the symposium, will be hosted on-line on the IFAC-PapersOnLine website and will be indexed in SCOPUS.