Visual Computing

University of Portsmouth


Call for Papers: 2017 IEEE ICAC (7-8 September, Huddersfield, UK)

The 23rd IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC’17) calls for papers.

7-8 September 2017

University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK


Addressing Global Challenges through Automation and Computing


Paper submission deadline———————-——– 30 April 2017
Notification of acceptance——————–———- 31 May 2017
Camera-ready copy due——————————— 30 June 2017



The aims of the conference are to provide a forum for scientists, engineers, scholars and stu-dents to exchange ideas and update technical knowledge, as well as to provide a platform where joint re-search programmes can be formulated for mutual benefit. The conference welcomes participations and contributions from those involved in both theoretical research and practical applications of all aspects of automation and computer science. In addition to parallel technical sessions, there will be plenary sessions.


The scope of the conference covers a broad spectrum of areas with multi-disciplinary inter-ests in the fields of automation, control engineering, computing and information systems, ranging from fundamental research to real-world applications. The conference welcomes the submission of papers in the nature of original research, technical review and tutorial from following, but not limited to, areas:

* Autonomous Systems and Sensor Integration
* Big Data and Knowledge Engineering
* Communications and Networks
* Computer Architecture

* Computer Graphics and Visualization
* Control Methodologies and Applications
* Digital Manufacturing and Enterprise Technologies
* Flexible Manufacturing and CIM

* Human Computer Interaction
* Information and Network Security
* Information Technology and Cloud Computing
* Intelligent Machine Interface Design

* Machine Vision and Image Processing
* MEMS and micro devices
* Metrology and System Reliability
* Modelling and Simulation

* Multimedia Systems and Applications
* Networked Control
* Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic, Genetic Algorithms, and Machine Learning
* Non-destructive testing, evaluation and condition monitoring

* Optimization and Decision Making Support
* Process Modelling, Control and Optimal Design
* Robot Control and Intelligent Sensors
* Robust and Adaptive Control

* Software Testing and Reuse
* Supply Chain and Logistics
* System Diagnosis and Identification
* Systems Engineering

* Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
* Wireless Sensor Networks


Papers should describe the original work with focused details. It should be no more than 6 pages (A4 paper) with IEEE conference paper format. The conference details and the paper template for ICAC’17 are available on the conference web site. The first page of each paper should include the title of the paper, an abstract with no more than 200 words, up to 5 key words, authors’ name(s), complete mail-ing addresses, and email address for correspondence. Electronic form of submission, in Word or PDF, is acceptable and preferred. With the technical co-sponsorship of IEEE UK & Ireland Control Systems Chap-ter, all the accepted conference papers will be held in IEEE Xplore so EI indexed. Authors of selected pa-pers will be invited to submit extended article versions to special issues of International Journal of Automa-tion and Computing ( and Systems Science & Control Engineering (


Papers with the first author being PhD students are eligible for Best Student Paper Awards. The authors shall clearly indicate whether their papers are qualified for the awards in submission. The best papers will be assessed by a panel based on academic significance and presentation performance, and award certificates will be presented to the authors in the closing ceremony.

Honorary Chair
Prof. Tieniu Tan, Chinese Academy of Sciences

General Chair
Zhijie Xu, University of Huddersfield, UK

Program Chair
Jie Zhang, Newcastle University, UK

Conference Co-Chair
Jiliu Zhou, Chengdu University of Information Technology, China

Awards Chairs
Dongbing Gu, University of Essex, UK Daniel Auger, Cranfield University, UK

Publicity Chair:
Hui Yu, University of Portsmouth, UK

Finance Chair:
Lili Yang, Loughborough University, UK

Local Organisation Committee members:
Fengshou Gu Jing Wang Grigoris Antoniou

The Chinese Automation and Computing Society in the UK

The Chinese Automation and Computing Society in the UK (CACSUK) The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) University of Huddersfield Chengdu University of Information Technology