Network Automation: Opportunities for Industrial Internet of Things

Introduction TC 3.3 – Telematics: Control via Communication Networks – (from CC3 – Computers, Cognition, and Communication) leads attempts to strengthen the synergy of sound control theory and automation/information technology (with engineering and software for implementation). Remote control applications benefit from increasing capabilities among others in telecommunication and machine-to-machine communication. The 5th IFAC Symposium on Telematics […]

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IEEE/IFAC Conference on Blockchain and Knowledge Automation 2018

The 2nd IEEE/IFAC Conference on Blockchain and Knowledge Automation (ICBKA 2018), co-sponsored by IEEE and IFAC, was held on June 26, 2018 in Changshu, Jiangsu, China. ICBKA 2018 was organized by IFAC Technical Committee on Economic, Business and Financial Systems (TC 9.1), and co-organized by IFAC Technical Committees on Enterprise Integration and Networking (TC 5.3), […]

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The 15th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems (CTS 2018)

The 15th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems (CTS 2018) was held in Savona University Campus, Italy, on June 6-8 2018. The Symposium was organized by the Department of Informatics, Bioengineering, Robotics and Systems Engineering of the University of Genova in Italy. It was sponsored by the IFAC Technical Committee TC7.4 on Transportation Systems […]

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TC 5.3 celebrates its 13th edition of the EI2N workshop

Prof. 李清 (Qing Li) and Dr. Georg Weichhart at the University of Malta   IFAC’s technical committee on Enterprise Integration and Networking (https://tc.ifac-control.org/5/3/) has held its 13th Edition of the OTM / IFAC / IFIP workshop on Enterprise Integration, Interoperability and Networking (EI2N’2018) in Valletta, Malta. For quite some years our workshop is held in […]

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Multiobjective Optimization within IoT FIWARE-Based Open Architecture for Hierarchical Crop Growth Control in Greenhouses

IoT-Based hierarchical control system In the Province of Almería (South-East of Spain) is situated the largest concentration of greenhouses in the world (more than 32000 hectares of surface) [1]. This agriculture competes in the European market because of lower costs and ability to offer out-of-season products [1].  To maintain the competitiveness of the sector against […]

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The 14th International Workshop on Discrete Event Systems (WODES 2018)

Wodes 2018 logo A view of beautiful Towers Stabiae Sorrento Coast Hotel where Wodes 2018 was held Francesco Basile (General Chair Wodes 2018) opens the workshop Jan Komenda, Program co-chair (on the left), and some of local organizers The 14th International Workshop on Discrete Event Systems (WODES 2018) was held May 30– June 1, 2018, at […]

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E-CoSM goes global

  E-CoSM (or Engine and Powertrain Control, Simulation and Modeling) started in 2006 as a workshop series initiated by IFP Energies Nouvelles in Rueil-Malmaison near Paris, France. It was immediately appreciated for its relevance and focus by the engine control community and for TC 7.1 (Automotive Control) it was the perfect complement to the existing […]

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Adaptive and Learning Systems: Historic Ambitions, Current Reality, and Future Potential

In this blog article we present an overview of adaptive and learning control, from historical perspectives to open challenges and future potential solutions. The main focus here is threefold: First, we give a historical overview of adaptive and learning algorithms, we then aim at contrasting model-based approaches with data-driven approaches, and at last, we discuss open […]

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