• 19th International Conference on System Theory, Control and Computing

    October 14 - 16, 2015, Romania

    Joint Conference SINTES 19, SACCS 15, SIMSIS 19

  • ICSTCC 2015 location is Cheile Grădiştei - Fundata Resort. Located between the Bucegi National Park and Piatra Craiului National Park

  • Fundata is the village at the highest altitude in Romania (1360 m). It is situated at 12 km from Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and 35 km from Braşov City.

Invited Sessions:

Modeling and Control of Wastewater Treatment Systems

Organizers: Ramon Vilanova and Marian Barbu

Bioprocess modeling and control

Organizers: Mariana Titica and Sergiu Caraman

Power Conversion, Management and Control for Integration into Smart Grids

Organizers: Antoneta Iuliana Bratcu, Remus Teodorescu and Ciprian Vlad

Monitoring and Control Based on Image Processing

Organizers: Loretta Ichim and Dan Popescu

Automatics and Advanced Process Control

Organizers: Ciprian Lupu and Dumitru Popescu

Robotics and Manufacturing Applications

Organizers: Adrian Filipescu, Daniela Cernega and Razvan Solea

Modeling and Control of Wastewater Treatment Systems (Session code: mt8pr)

Organizers: Ramon Vilanova and Marian Barbu

Wastewater treatment systems incorporate a large number of units (primary treatment, anaerobic, activated sludge, sludge treatment etc.) and processes that take place such as biological, physicochemical and biochemical processes. The control of this nonlinear system is difficult due to the to the complexity of the biological and biochemical phenomena, important uncertainties and perturbations that affect the system and the absence, in most cases, of cheap and reliable instrumentation. The aim of this special session is to bring together researchers, scientists and engineers from academia and from industry, so as to share knowledge, experience and ideas in the field of modeling and control of wastewater treatment systems. Theoretical and practical studies are equally encouraged.

The topics cover a wide range of problems (but not limited to): modeling, identification, simulation, state and parameters estimation, control techniques applied in the case of wastewater treatment systems, urban drainage systems etc.

Bioprocess modeling and control (Session code: 5wx6v )

Organizers: Mariana Titica and Sergiu Caraman

Bioprocesses have become a key element in the development of various industries such as pharmaceutical industry, food industry, producing biofuels, solving different environmental problems etc. At the same time, they have become a challenge for specialists in automation due to their complexity, strong nonlinearities, noise and uncertainties (hidden dynamics and parametric uncertainties). The problem of bioprocess modeling and control is also complex due to the lack of some enough accurate sensors, reliable and at an affordable cost. Even if theoretical tools based on an academic bioreactor models exist, their implementation on given application is still a challenge.

In this context the aim of the proposed invited session is to offer opportunities to the researchers, scientists and engineers from academia and industry to change ideas, so as to share knowledge and experience in the field of bioprocess modeling and control. This includes key results in various fields, including: modeling and identification, state estimation and methods of monitoring and control. Theoretical and practical studies are equally encouraged.

Power Conversion, Management and Control for Integration into Smart Grids (Session code: m5wbm)

Organizers: Antoneta Iuliana Bratcu, Remus Teodorescu and Ciprian Vlad

Nowadays the presence of distributed generation in the power grid, as well as the need of improving its efficiency and management, requires new devices with new control and monitoring capabilities, as well as presence of reliable metering and communication systems across a spatially distributed network. Smart grids have thus emerged, as complex and heterogeneous network structures, capable to ensure flows of both energy and information. Particular great interest of the research community (both academic and industry) is presently focused on contribute to the integration ofsuch new entities – like, for example,renewable energy sources, electric vehicles, energy storage devices - into smart grids.Management and control of smart grids greatly relies upon power conversion technologies and advanced control methods that enable optimal operation.

The aim of this special session is to concentrate all related contributions and to provide a fertile environment for presentation and discussion of emerging technology and control solutions, while promoting academic and industrial interaction and cooperation. Authors are invited to submit original research with focus on control approaches, which describe scientific and engineering aspects and techniques (modelling, simulation, control, experimental validation, system integration, etc.) on the following topics (but not limited to): advanced control of power electronic converters; grid integration of renewable energy systems (wind, photovoltaic, micro-hydro, wave and tidal, co-generation); integration of electric vehicles into the grid (vehicle-to-grid, V2G) or into buildings (such as vehicle-to-home, V2H); hybrid energy systems and integrated renewable energy systems (including use of storage devices: batteries, ultracapacitors, fuel cells, flywheels, hybrid storage); micro-grids and distributed energy sources.

Monitoring and Control Based on Image Processing (Session code: 4r9dw)

Organizers: Loretta Ichim and Dan Popescu

The session aims to underline the intrinsic connection between complex image processing, on one hand, and two important actions in different fields: monitoring and control, on the other hand. The applications of complex images like texture and fractals in such domains like: industry, medicine, agriculture, environment, transportation and so on, needs interdisciplinary knowledge and effectively solve many problems encountered.

This invited session at ICSTCC 2015 provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss advances in the research and development of intelligent systems for complex image processing and interpretation in the field of monitoring and control.

The included topics are the following (but not limited): Image processing for real time control, Traffic control based on images, Medical diagnostic systems based on complex image processing, Assistive technologies based on image processing, UAV and robot guidance based on image interpretation, Camera systems in vehicles, Quality control based on image processing, Fractal analysis, Texture analysis, Parallel processing of images.

Automatics and Advanced Process Control (Session code: c2153)

Organizers: Ciprian Lupu and Dumitru Popescu

Industrial processes control remains one of the main objectives of modern Automatic Control. The instruments which Automatic Control operates with are based on the solid support of the systems theory and of the resources offered by the new information technologies. Therefore, the automation solutions from various industries, which are implemented based on the new technologies, ensure an efficient exploitation of the industrial processes and of the technological installations. The session is open to papers which deal with specific problems of modeling, control and optimization of the processes in the Energy Industry, Mechatronics, Petrochemical Industry, Aerospace, Transportation, Biomedicine and other areas of technical and economic interest. There will be appreciated the papers which propose advanced solutions for control and optimal control with practical results, implemented and validated on real-time operating configurations.

Robotics and Manufacturing Applications (Session code: ic158)

Organizers: Adrian Filipescu, Daniela Cernega and Razvan Solea

Current trends in modern robotics strive to deploying robots in industrial or human environments. One of the most important requirements for modern robotic systems is the ability to move about in the environment as well as interact with it: executing tasks such as grasping and manipulation of objects sometimes synchronized with the manufacturing system. Furthermore, to cope with modelling errors and inaccuracy of sensor measurements, the control strategies need to be robust and online adaptable. The aim of this invited session is to combine research in Robotics and Manufacturing areas in order to obtain better system performance (such as autonomy, flexibility, reactive allocation of tasks, adaptability, optimality). The applications targets are ranging from networked or cloud manufacturing to service or human assistant robots.

This session welcomes, but is not limited to, papers addressing the following areas: Advanced Perception, Localization and Control of Robots; Robot Vision; Cognitive Computing for Robots; Mobile Robot Intelligence; Agent Based Manufacturing Systems; Holonic Manufacturing System; Complex Manipulation; Adaptive Flexible Automation.

How to propose an Invited Session


Proposals for INVITED SESSIONS in the scope of the conference are welcome.

For submitting an Invited Session Proposal go to
and select the link "Submit a contribution to ICSTCC 2015".

Next, on the submission page, follow the appropriate "Submit" link. Detailed instructions about the submission process can be found here.

After submission, the code of the invited session will be automatically sent to the proposer of the session by email. This code should be provided to all the authors that intend to submit a paper to the invited session.

To submit a proposal a Personal Identification Number (PIN) is needed for each coordinator.
To find your own or someone else's PIN, to retrieve your password (if you have a PIN but no password), or to register a new PIN (if you never obtained a PIN before) go to

The deadline for submitting proposals for INVITED SESSIONS is May 1st, 2015.

Note: Papers submitted for a special session will be treated in the same manner as the regular papers.

Robotics and Manufacturing Applications


Technical Co-sponsor

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Control Systems Society


NAPA: Solutions for Design and Operation of Ships


Faculty of Automatic Control,
Computers, Electrical and Electronics
Galati, Romania


Faculty of Automatic Control and
Computer Engineering, Iasi, Romania

Faculty of Automation, Computers and
Electronics, Craiova, Romania


Control Systems, Computers and

Electrical Engineering Society from Galati



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