IFAC Workshop on Intelligent Components for Vehicles

Anibal Ollero Baturone (aollero@cartuja.us.es)
Fri, 6 Jun 1997 08:16:04 +0200

Dear colleagues,

I am sending below the first Announcement and Call for Papers of the
IFAC Workshop on Intelligent Components for Vehicles to be held in
Seville (Spain) next March 1997.

The Conference list of topics includes fuzzy, neural, and neuro-fuzzy
control techniques, intelligent sensor and sensor fusion techniques,
and other related topics.

I hope the Conference will be of your interest.

The deadline for the submission of draft papers is September 19, 1997.

Please, let me know if you have any question.

Anibal Ollero.

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= International Federation of Automatic Control =
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= ICV'98 =
= IFAC Workshop on =
= Intelligent Components for Vehicles =
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= Sevilla, Espana =
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= March 23-24, 1998 =


IFAC -Technical Committee on Components and Instruments


IFAC : Technical Committees:
* Automotive Control
* Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles
* Aerospace
* Marine Systems.


Escuela de Ingenieros, Universidad de Sevilla.

S. Boverie (F), Chairman
A. Ollero (E), ViceChairman.

J. Aracil (E) U. Kiencke (D)
K.E. Arzen (SE) J.R. Peran (E)
P. Bidan (F) D. Pomerleau (USA)
E.F. Camacho (E) S. Rock (USA)
A. Casals (E) H. Roth (D)
A.G. Cerezo (E) G. Sandini (I)
A. Criado (E) K. Schilling (D)
I. Dumitrache (RO) A. Stenz (USA)
D. Esteve (F) R. Sutton (UK)
A. Halme (SF) A. Titli (F)
C.J. Harris (UK) M. Tomizuka (USA)
R. Isermann (D) G. Ulivi (I)


A. Ollero, Chairman
B. Arrue,
F. Cuesta.
J. Ferruz.
G. Heredia.
O. Sanchez.


Future vehicles will deal more and more with autonomous
functions to improve safety, traffic management and to reduce consumption
and pollution. Numerous on-board decision systems will replace the driver
in critical running phases. The problems and solutions experienced, by
adopting this new technology, will bring out numerous common points with
other transportation systems and of course with mobile robots.
The main objective of this workshop is to bring together specialists of
components and instruments for automotive systems, mobile robots and
transportation in general in order to enhance the value of their
experience in the field of intelligent components for vehicles.

The scope of this workshop covers sensors, actuators and controllers
that are currently applied to implement intelligent autonomous function
on vehicles. New techniques, instruments and both software and hardware
components are included.


- Intelligent sensors and fusion techniques for: navigation, environment
related sensors, energetic efficiency, hypo vigilance.
- Intelligent actuators: electrical steering, engine actuators, active
- Control techniques: internal model based techniques, non-linear,
adaptive, emergent techniques (fuzzy, neural, neuro-fuzzy),...
- Safety and reliability of on-board components: design, software,
hardware, on-line, off-line diagnostic.
- Manufacturing of intelligent components for vehicles.

Application fields:

- Engine, body and transmission control
- Driving control and cruise control
- Steering control and path tracking
- Obstacle avoidance
- Vehicle's position estimation
- Path planning and route planning
- Vehicle communications, IVHS
- Man machine interface and telerobotics
- Vehicles for handicapped people
- Marine vehicles
- Aerospace applications


Please submit five copies of draft papers (4-6 pages) in English. The
first page must contain the paper title, authors' names and affiliations,
the complete address of the corresponding author (fax, tel, E-mail) and the
abstract (200-250 words).


Papers should be sent to :

Secretariat IFAC-ICV'98
Escuela Superior de Ingenieros
Departamento de Ingenieria de Sistemas y Automatica.
Avenida Reina Mercedes s/n.
41012 Sevilla, ESPANA
Tel.: +34 5 455 68 51
Fax: +34 5 455 68 49
E-mail: icv98@cartuja.us.es


Expression of interest: Immediately
Submission of draft papers: September 19, 1997
Notification of acceptance: November 3, 1997
Submission of full papers: December 15, 1997


The workshop will take place at the Escuela Superior de Ingenieros, Universidad de Sevilla (Spain).

Related event

The Workshop is coordinated with the 3rd IFAC Symposium on Intelligent
Autonomous Vehicles (IAV'98) to be held in Madrid (25-27 March, 1998).
Madrid and Seville are very well connected by the AVE (high speed train).
The travel is around 2 hours 15 minutes and there are hourly trains from
6:30 AM until 10:00 PM. There are also good flight and motorway
(5 hours driving) connections.


The material submitted for presentation at an IFAC meeting (congress, symposium, conference, workshop) must be original, not published or being considered elsewhere. All papers accepted for presentation will appear in the Preprints of the meeting and will be distributed to the participants. Papers duly presented will be archived and offered for sale, in the form of Proceedings, by Elsevier Science Ltd., Oxford, UK. The presented papers will be further screened for possible publication in the IFAC journals Automatica and Control Engineering Practice, or in other, IFAC affiliated journals. All papers presented will be recorded in Control Engineering Practice.

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Please complete and return by fax, mail or E-mail to the above address :

Name: Title:
Full mailing address:

Telephone: Fax:

( ) I intend to attend ICV'98
( ) I shall submit a paper