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Work in progress

9th IEEE International Workshop on Factory Communication Systems
May 21-24, 2012, Lemgo/Detmold, Germany

The WFCS workshop is the largest IEEE technical event dedicated to industrial communication systems. The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers, practitioners and developers to review current trends in this area and to present and discuss new ideas and new research directions.
Work-in-Progress papers comprise up to 4 double-column pages, describing research that has not yet produced the results required for a regular paper, but that due its novelty and potential impact deserves to be shared with the community at an early stage. Accepted WIP papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.
Contributors will be asked to give a short presentation of their work and to prepare a poster for the discussion forum that will be held after the presentations.


Fieldbus networks, Real-time communication and applications, Industrial Ethernet networks,  Web-based communication and applications, Distributed application platforms, Industrial wireless networks,  Safety & security in industrial communications, Networked embedded systems, Fault-tolerance in industrial communications,  Sensor networks, Configuration tools & network management, Building automation networks, Automotive networks, Train-control networks, System aspects, Factory and process automation networks, Case studies.


Submissions must be sent as camera-ready, PDF papers, formatted according to the conference style guides/templates and not exceeding 4 pages, through the conference electronic submission system. For further details, please consult the conference web pages.


Deadline for submission of WIP papers: [EXTENDED]  February 27, 2012 March 7, 2012
Notification of acceptance of WIP papers:    April   8, 2012
Deadline for submission of WIP final manuscripts:   April 15, 2012


Liliana Cucu-Grosjeans
INRIA Nancy-Grand Est, France

Paulo Pedreiras
University of Aveiro, Portugal

  • Mário Alves, Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ISEP/IPP), Portugal
  • Dominique Bertrand, INRIA, France
  • Peter Buchholz, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany
  • Gianluca Cena, IEIIT-CNR / Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Ivan Cibrario Bertolotti, IEIIT-CNR / Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Jean-Dominique Decotignie, CSEM, Switzerland
  • Dacfey Dzung, ABB Corporate Research, Switzerland
  • Max Felser, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
  • Joaquim Ferreira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Alessandra Flammini, University of Brescia, Italy
  • Jose Fonseca, University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Piotr Gaj, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
  • Laurent George, Ecole Centrale D'Electronique Paris, France
  • Luiz Affonso Guedes, Universidade Federal do Rio Grando do Norte, Brazil
  • Hans Hansson, MRTC / Maelardalen University, Sweden
  • Athanasios Kalogeras, ISI (Industrial Systems Institute), Greece
  • Wolfgang Kastner, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Tei-Wei Kuo, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Vincenzo Liberatore, Case Western Reserve University, USA
  • Lucia Lo Bello, University of Catania, Italy
  • Ricardo Marau, University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Nicolas Navet, INRIA / RtaW, France
  • Roman Obermaisser, University of Siegen, Germany
  • Peter Palensky, Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
  • Juan Pimentel, Kettering University, USA
  • Julian Proenza, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
  • Luca Santinelli, INRIA, France
  • Victor Sempere, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
  • Françoise Simonot, Nancy University / LORIA, France
  • Ye-Qiong Song, LORIA - University of Lorraine, France
  • Albert Treytl, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
  • Adriano Valenzano, IEIIT-CNR / Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Francisco Vasques, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Stefano Vitturi, Italian National Council of Research, Italy
  • Zhi Wang, Zhejiang University, China
  • Martin Wollschlaeger, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
  • Takahiro Yakoh, Keio University, Japan
Pdf and Text Versions:
WIP Call For Papers WFCS2012 (pdf)
WIP Call For Papers WFCS2012 (txt)