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WFCS 2016 | Suriayati Chuprat

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WFCS 2016


12th IEEE World conference on Factory Communication Systems (WFCS 2016)


SS on Communication in Automation IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics


May 3-6, 2016, Aveiro, Portugal


Sponsored by: University of Aveiro, Portugal

Telecommunications Institute, Portugal

IEEE Industrial Electronics Society



Please note that outstanding papers papers will **immediately** be considered

for a Special Section in the TII organized in parallel with WFCS



*** Submission deadline: December, 18, 2015 ***


Author’s Schedule:

– Deadline for submission of regular papers: December, 18, 2015

– Notification of acceptance of regular papers: February, 26, 2016

– Deadline for submission of work-in-progress papers: March, 4, 2016

– Notification of acceptance of work-in-progress papers: April, 6, 2016

– Deadline for submission of final manuscripts (regular): March, 25, 2016

– Deadline for submission of final manuscripts (WIP): April, 23, 2016


Further information:



The aim of this joint Call for Papers is to stimulate the submission of

regular and Work-in-Progress papers. Regular papers may be eventually selected

for two different final objectives, namely WFCS 2016 Proceedings and a Special

Section of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII). Authors

interested in their papers being published in TII will be asked to state it

explicitly and should prepare their papers following the recommendations

indicated at the “Paper submission” page of the WFCS2016 website. These papers

will undergo a first round of review that selects:

– papers potentially suitable for the TII

– papers potentially suitable for WFCS, but not for the TII


Subsequently, papers will follow different paths, in agreement with the result

of the above selection. Authors of papers finally accepted for publication in

TII will be asked to provide a short version of their papers (4 pages) that

will be presented at WFCS and published in the conference Proceedings.



WFCS is the largest IEEE technical event specially dedicated to industrial

communication systems. The aim of this conference is to provide a forum for

researchers, practitioners and developers to review current trends in this

area and to present and discuss new ideas and new research directions.


Focus on:

– Real-time and Dependability in Industrial Communication Systems:

message scheduling; task allocation; fault-tolerant communication;

performance analysis; safety and security issues; synchronization.

– System Integration in Industrial Automation Systems:

vertical and life-cycle aspects; web-based setup, maintenance,

and configuration; transparency vs. security; data-flow management;

internetworking; hybrid wired/wireless industrial infrastructures;

M2M communication, Plug-and-Work and self-* mechanisms.

– Information and Communication Technology in Automation:

system design; component-based systems, web frameworks; cloud computing,

service-oriented architectures (SoA); mobile computing; modelling and

specification techniques; formal methods; Internet of Things (IoT)/

Internet of Services.

– Recent advances in research domains with similar technical requirements:

networked control systems; wireless sensor networks; smart grid

communications and building automation networks; automotive and

train-control networks; distributed real-time embedded systems.



– Fieldbus networks

– Real-time communication and applications

– Industrial Ethernet networks

– Web-based communication and applications

– IP-based networks

– Distributed application platforms

– Industrial wireless networks

– Safety and security in industrial communications

– Industrial Applications of Internet of Things (IoT)

– M2M communication

– Networked embedded systems

– Fault tolerance in industrial communications

– Sensor networks

– Configuration tools & network management

– Building automation networks

– Internetworking & interoperability

– Automotive and train-control networks

– System aspects

– Factory and Process automation networks

– Case studies


Submission of Papers:

WFCS is seeking two kinds of submissions: regular papers and work-in-progress

papers. All submitted contributions (in English language) must contain

original unpublished work. Papers that have been concurrently submitted to

other conferences or journals (double submissions) will be automatically



– Regular Papers:

Up to 8 double-column pages in IEEE format, reporting on novel and

significant contributions to the field of industrial communication



– Work-in-progress Papers:

Up to 4 double-column pages, describing research that has not yet

produced the results required for a regular paper, but that due its

novelty and potential impact deserves to be shared with the community

at an early stage.


General Co-Chairs

– Paulo Pedreiras

University of Aveiro, Portugal

– Thilo Sauter

Danube University Krems, Austria


Program Committee Co-Chairs

– Lucia Lo Bello,

University of Catania, Italy

– Moris Behnam,

Mälardalen University, Sweden


WIP Co-Chairs

– Julián Proenza

University of the Balearic Islands, Spain

– Martin Wollschlaeger,

TU Dresden, Germany


Local Organizing Committee

– Joaquim Ferreira, University of Aveiro, Portugal

– Pedro Fonseca, University of Aveiro, Portugal

– Luis Sillva, University of Aveiro, Portugal


Industry Day Co-Chairs

– José Alberto Fonseca

University of Aveiro, Portugal

– Rui Lopes

Inova-Ria, Aveiro, Portugal



TII Liaison

– Kim F Man, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


WFCS Series Steering Committee

– J-D. Decotignie, CSEM, Switzerland

– D. Dietrich, Technical Univ. of Vienna, Austria

– J. Fuertes, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain

– J. Jasperneite, Institut Industrial IT, Germany

– G. Juanole, LAAS-CNRS, France

– Z. Mammeri, Toulouse University, France

– C. Norström, Mälardalen University, Sweden

– J. Proenza, Univ. of the Balearic Islands, Spain

– T. Sauter, Danube University Krems, Austria

– E. Tovar, ISEP-IPP, Porto, Portugal

– A. Valenzano, IEIIT-CNR, Italy

– F. Vasques, University of Porto, Portugal

– M. Wollschläger, TU Dresden, Germany

– F. Simonot-Lion, LORIA-INPL, Nancy, France

– R. Zurawski, ISA Group, USA (Chair)


IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics

– Guest Editors

Lucia Lo Bello, University of Catania, Italy

Moris Behnam, Mälardalen University, Sweeden

Paulo Pedreiras, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Thilo Sauter, Danube University Krems, Austria


– Editor in Chief

Kim F Man, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong