The ETFA conference series is the prime and largest IEEE-sponsored event dedicated to emerging technologies in industrial automation. Since the first edition 1992 in Melbourne, Australia, the ETFA conference series has evolved to one of the largest and most important IEEE conferences dedicated to industrial and factory automation - presenting new research results at the cutting edge of emerging technologies in applications in diverse areas of industrial automation, as well as providing a discussion forum for professionals from academia and industry alike.
Technical content of the ETFA conference series reflects rapid evolution of the industrial automation field and the ever increasing impact of the underpinning research and development on the advances in the industrial automation.
Since 1992, the ETFA conferences have been hosted by some of the leading academic and research establishments including University of Tokyo, University of Hawaii, University of California at Los Angeles, INRIA-France, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Czech Republic University of Prague, University of Patras, Helmut-Schmidt University (Hamburg), Universitat de les Illes Balears, Paul Sabatier University (Toulouse), University of Luxembourg, and Fraunhofer IOSB-INA to mention some.
IT Modeling Techniques (e.g., Object-Orientation, Components, Agents, Services) for Automation Systems
Model-driven Development and Model Based Engineering in Automation and Mechatronic Systems (e.g., UML, SysML)
Data Modeling (e.g. CAEX, AutomationML, OPC UA, ISO 15926) along the Plant Life Cycle and according integration methods for
Domain Specific Modeling and Programming Languages (e.g. IEC 61131, IEC 61499)
Knowledge-Based Systems, Ontologies and Semantic Web in Automation Systems
IT Architecture techniques (e.g. Virtualization, Cloud computing, Big Data) in Automation Systems
Vertical Integration, integration with MES and ERP Systems (Databases, Semantic Web Services)
Engineering Methods for Distributed Automation Systems, Industrial Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems
Software Reuse, Software Product Lines, agile software development, and other Software Engineering Methods in Automation
Simulation-driven engineering, virtual commissioning, model-checking, runtime verification and other advanced testing methods for control
software and/or automation systems
Dynamically Reconfigurable, Adaptive, and Emergent Automation Software/Systems
Security and Safety in Factory, Energy, Home and Building Automation
Interoperability solutions for Smart Manufacturing
Real-Time platforms for automation
Product Life-Cycle Management Systems
Case Studies and Application Reports especially from:
(1) Digital Factory, Smart Manufacturing, Web-of-Things in the Factory Line
(2) Home and Building Automation
(3) Renewable Energy Systems and Smart Grids (Production and Integration)