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Call for papers



Regular Papers
CFP in pdf format

Work-In-Progress Papers
WIP CFP in pdf format

12th IEEE World conference on Factory Communication Systems, and
SS on Communication in Automation – IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics

May 3-6, 2016, Aveiro, Portugal

Sponsored by:
Universidade de Aveiro, Instituto de Telecomunicações and the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society




The aim of this joint call for papers is to stimulate the submission of regular and Work-in-Progress papers. Regular papers may be eventually selected for two different objectives: WFCS 2016 Proceedings and a Special Section of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII). Authors interested in having their papers published in TII will be asked to state it explicitly and should prepare their papers following the recommendations indicated at the "Paper submission" page of the WFCS2016 website. These papers will undergo a first round of review that selects:

  • papers potentially suitable for the TII
  • papers potentially suitable for WFCS, but not for the TII

Subsequently, papers will follow different paths, in agreement with the result of the above selection. Authors of papers selected for possible publication in the TII Special Section will be asked to provide a short version of their papers (4 pages) that will be presented at WFCS and published in the conference Proceedings.



WFCS is the largest IEEE technical event specially dedicated to industrial communication systems. The aim of this conference 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.


Focus on :

  • Real-time and Dependability in Industrial Communication Systems: message scheduling; task allocation; fault-tolerant communication; performance analysis; safety and security issues; synchronization.
  • System Integration in Industrial Automation Systems: vertical and life-cycle aspects; web-based setup, maintenance, and configuration; transparency vs. security; data-flow management; internetworking; hybrid wired/wireless industrial infrastructures; M2M communication, Plug-and-Work and self-* mechanisms.
  • Information and Communication Technology in Automation: system design; component-based systems, web frameworks; cloud computing, service-oriented architectures (SoA); mobile computing; modelling and specification techniques; formal methods; Internet of Things (IoT)/Internet of Services.
  • Recent advances in research domains with similar technical requirements: networked control systems; wireless sensor networks; smart grid communications and building automation networks; automotive and train-control networks; distributed real-time embedded systems.


Conference topics

  • Fieldbus networks
  • Industrial Ethernet networks
  • IP-based networks
  • Industrial wireless networks
  • Industrial Applications of Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Networked embedded systems
  • Sensor networks
  • Building automation networks
  • Automotive and train-control networks
  • Factory and Process automation networks
  • Real-time communication and applications
  • Web-based communication and applications
  • Distributed application platforms
  • Safety and security in industrial communications
  • M2M communication
  • Fault tolerance in industrial communications
  • Configuration tools & network management
  • Internetworking & interoperability
  • System aspects
  • Case studies


Submission of Papers

WFCS is seeking two kinds of submissions: regular papers and work-in-progress papers. All submitted contributions (in English language) must contain original unpublished work. Papers that have been concurrently submitted to other conferences or journals (double submissions) will be automatically rejected.

Regular Papers

Up to 8 double-column pages in IEEE format, reporting on novel and significant contributions to the field of industrial communication systems.

Work-in-progress Papers

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.


Please consult the submission page for more information on the format and submission procedure of both regular and WIP papers.


Author's Schedule

  • Deadline for submission of regular papers (FIRM)
    January, 22, 2016

  • Notification of acceptance of regular papers
    March, 4, 2016

  • Deadline for submission of work-in-progress papers
    March, 14, 2016

  • Notification of acceptance of work-in-progress papers
    April, 14, 2016

  • Deadline for submission of final manuscripts (regular)
    April, 1, 2016

  • Deadline for submission of final manuscripts (WIP)
    April, 21, 2016

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