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Proposals for INVITED SESSIONS in the scope of the conference are welcome.

People interested in organizing a SESSION should notify their intention to the organizing committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by April 27, 2018.

A proposal for an INVITED SESSION should include the title of the session, a half-page description of its topic, together with a list of at least six papers (authors and tentative titles) that will be submitted to the session.

Note: Papers submitted for a special session will be treated in the same manner as the regular papers!



Bioprocess Modelling and Control

Organizers:  Mariana Titica and Sergiu Caraman

 

Modeling and Control of Wastewater Treatment Systems

Organizers: Ramon Vilanova, Andrea Capodaglio and

Marian Barbu

 

Control and Real Time Applications

Organizers: Ciprian Lupu and Dumitru Popescu

 

Complex Data Processing for Monitoring and Diagnosis

Organizers: Loretta Ichim and Dan Popescu

 

Complex Autonomous Systems for Assisted Living and

Manufacturing

Organizers: Adrian Filipescu, Daniela Cernega and

Razvan Solea


Bioprocess Modelling and Control 

Organizers:  Mariana Titica and Sergiu Caraman

Sesion code: 3754a


Biotechnological processes have a great potential in developing different industries in order to produce useful substances for the benefit of human activity. The biotechnologies are applied in different domains such as agriculture, food, medicine, energy producing, depollution etc. Currently, two research directions are addressed by academic communities in the field: development of new technologies and applying of automation methods to increase biotechnologies efficiency. The second research direction has led to interdisciplinary approaches by biotechnologists and specialists in modeling and control. Practically, modeling and control of bioprocesses has become a real challenge for automatists due to their complexity; bioprocesses are strongly affected by non-linearities, parametric and model uncertainties, the lack of some enough accurate sensors, reliable and at an affordable cost etc.

In this context, the proposed invited session aims at stimulating interactions between researchers, scientists and engineers from academia and industry, so as to share knowledge and experience in the area of control and automation of processes involving living organisms. Contributions where mathematical modeling and control theory are used to aid (bio)process design, monitoring, optimization and control are welcomed. Theoretical and practical studies are equally encouraged.


Modeling and Control of Wastewater Treatment Systems

Organizers: Ramon Vilanova, Andrea Capodaglio and

Marian Barbu

Sesion code: 1k891

Wastewater treatment systems incorporate a large number of units (primary treatment, anaerobic, activated sludge, sludge treatment etc.) and processes that take place such as biological, physicochemical and biochemical processes.

The control of this nonlinear system is difficult due to the to the complexity of the biological and biochemical phenomena, important uncertainties and perturbations that affect the system and the absence, in most cases, of cheap and reliable instrumentation. The aim of this special session is to bring together researchers, scientists and engineers from academia and from industry, so as to share knowledge, experience and ideas in the field of modeling and control of wastewater treatment systems. Theoretical and practical studies are equally encouraged.

The topics cover a wide range of problems (but not limited to): modeling, identification, simulation, state and parameters estimation, control techniques applied in the case of wastewater treatment systems, urban drainage.


Control and Real Time Applications

Organizers: Ciprian Lupu and Dumitru Popescu

Sesion code: 79eeu

 

The session offers a framework for presentations of research that bring interesting and relevant contributions in the field of real time applications, using advanced automatic concepts in the Energy Industry, Mechatronics, Chemical and Petrochemical Industry, Aerospace, Transportation, Biotechnologies and other areas of technical and economic interest. Papers that will be appreciated, should offer new techniques, methods, modern solutions, related to the modeling, identification, control and optimization of numerical systems structures, supported by an adequate theoretical background, implemented and validated on real-time industrial applications.


Complex Data Processing for Monitoring and Diagnosis

Organizers: Loretta Ichim and Dan Popescu

Sesion code: a4i6v

 

The session aims to underline the intrinsic connection between complex data processing, on one hand, and two important actions in different fields: monitoring and diagnosis, on the other hand. The applications of complex images (like texture and fractals), time series, and neural networks in such domains like: industry, medicine, agriculture, environment, transportation and so on, needs interdisciplinary knowledge and effectively solve many encountered problems.

This special session at the 22th International Conference on System Theory, Control and Computing (ICSTCC 2018) provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss advances in the research and development of intelligent systems for complex data processing and interpretation based on efficient feature selection and neural networks in the field of monitoring and diagnosis. All session papers need to have a high scientific level and will be selected based on their relevance to the session topics. The included topics are the following (but not limited): Criteria for feature selection, Image processing for real time control, Traffic control based on images, Medical diagnostic systems based on complex data processing, Assistive technologies based on data processing, UAV and robot guidance based on image interpretation, Quality control based on image processing, Fractal analysis, Texture analysis, Parallel processing of data, Neural networks for data classification and prediction.

Papers submitted for a special session will be treated in the same manner as the regular papers.


Complex Autonomous Systems for Assisted Living and

Manufacturing

Organizers: Adrian Filipescu, Daniela Cernega and

Razvan Solea

Sesion code: u656e

 

Complex Autonomous Systems (CAS) have a wide applicability, mainly in medical-social assistance and flexible manufacturing. They are mobile robotic platforms equipped with manipulator integrated into technologies for personal assistance and service of precision flexible manufacturing lines for reusable products. We propose the following types of complex autonomous systems, but not limited to them: Intelligent Wheelchair (CAS-IW) for people with severe disabilities. Assistance and navigation technologies are video-biometric; Personal Robotic Assistant (CAS-PRA) is an autonomous robotic platform with manipulator. Assistance technology is made for the elderly and disabled, in hospital or at home. The main capabilities are: obstacle avoidance navigation, locomotory, sensory, cognitive prosthesis, medical parameters monitoring, voice command recognition. Multidirectional Autonomous Vehicle (CAS-MAV) with 4 driving multidirectional wheels with manipulator, has an assistive technology capable of: transportation, towing medical stretcher, in/out door hospital and rescue on rough terrain. At CAS-PRA and MAV, the control and navigation structure is based on advanced control, ultrasound, laser and visual serving systems to avoid obstacles, localisation and manipulation. CAS-PRA and CAS-MAV could be integrated in flexible manufacturing technologies, on assembly and processing lines, laboratory (mechatronics) and industrial lines. The lines become reversible, running disassembly or processing again.

This session welcomes papers addressing the following areas: Advanced Perception, Localization and Control of Robots; Robot Vision; Cognitive Computing for Robots; Agent Based Manufacturing Systems; Holonic Manufacturing System; Complex Manipulation; Adaptive Flexible Automation.