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Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics

Selcted Papers from the International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics 2008

  • Juan Andrade Cetto
  • Jean-Louis Ferrier
  • Joaquim Filipe
  • Includes a set of selected papers from the 5th "International Conference on Informatics in Control Automation and Robotics" (ICINCO 2008), held in Funchal-Madeira, Portugal, 11-15 May 2008


Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 37)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Invited Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Peter Simon Sapaty
      Pages 3-24
    3. Luís Pina, Miguel Ayala Botto
      Pages 25-45
  3. Part I: Intelligent Control Systems and Optimization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Durval de A. Souza, José A. Dominguez Navarro, Jesús Sallán Arasanz
      Pages 49-60
    3. Christoph Walter, Tino Krüger, Gunnar Strauß, Norbert Elkmann
      Pages 61-73
    4. Giuseppe Della Penna, Benedetto Intrigila, Nadia Lauri, Daniele Magazzeni
      Pages 75-87
  4. Part II: Robotics and Automation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Aiman Musa M. Omer, Yu Ogura, Hideki Kondo, Hun-ok Lim, Atsuo Takanishi
      Pages 91-100
    3. Andreas Kräußling, Bernd Brüggemann, Dirk Schulz
      Pages 101-112
    4. Razvan Solea, Urbano Nunes
      Pages 113-125
    5. Jorge Raul Gomez, Jose J. Guerrero, Elias Herrero-Jaraba
      Pages 127-138
    6. Nikos Vitzilaios, Nikos Tsourveloudis
      Pages 153-166
    7. Rodrigo A. M. Braga, Marcelo Petry, Antonio Paulo Moreira, Luis Paulo Reis
      Pages 191-203
  5. Part III: Signal Processing, Systems Modeling and Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Christian Wachten, Christoph Ament, Lars Friedrich, Claas Müller, Holger Reinecke
      Pages 207-220

About this book


The present book includes a set of selected papers from the 5th "International Conference on Informatics in Control Automation and Robotics" (ICINCO 2008), held in Funchal-Madeira, Portugal, 11-15 May 2008. The conference was organized in three simultaneous tracks: "Intelligent Control Systems and Optimization", "Robotics and Automation" and "Systems Modeling, Signal Processing and Control". The book is based on the same structure. The purpose of this conference is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the application of informatics to Control, Automation and Robotics.

Informatics applications are pervasive in many areas of Control, Automation and Robotics, and this conference intends to emphasize this connection, therefore, most papers highlight applications of Information Technology (IT) in these areas and present ideas on how to solve problems using IT, both in R&D and industrial applications. A diversity of papers are included in the book, ranging from papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques to papers presenting surveys indicating future directions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Juan Andrade Cetto
    • 1
  • Jean-Louis Ferrier
    • 2
  • Joaquim Filipe
    • 3
  1. 1.Universitat Autònoma de BarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.ISTIA, AngersFrance
  3. 3.INSTICC, SetubalPortugal

About the editors

Joaquim B. Filipe is a Coordinator Professor in the Department of Systems and Informatics of the School of Technology of the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (EST-Setúbal), currently Head of Department and also the President of the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communications (INSTICC –

He holds an M.Sc. degree awarded by the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, in 1984, an MBA degree, awarded by the New University of Lisbon in 1995, and a PhD degree, awarded by the School of Computing of Staffordshire University, UK, in 2001.

His main areas of research are situated in the Informatics field, especially in Artificial Intelligence and Multi-Agent System applications with an emphasis on the study of social issues in activity coordination, including agent-based organizational modeling and simulation, where he has been actively involved in several national and international R&D projects. He is also interested in applying Organizational Semiotics to the analysis and development of Information Systems, having participated in several projects for developing e-learning systems and web-based information systems.

Professor Filipe has published over 50 technical papers in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Agents and Organizational Modeling. He has edited more than 20 books and he is a member of the editorial board of 7 journals. He has been an invited keynote speaker and also served as a member of the program committee, or as a member of the organizing committee, as conference chair or program chair, in more than 30 conferences.

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