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8th IEEE International Workshop on Factory Communication Systems
May 18-21, 2010, Nancy, France


The WFCS workshop is the largest IEEE technical event specially 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.


  • 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.

  • Information and Communication Technology in Automation:

system design; component-based systems, web frameworks; mobile computing; modelling and specification techniques; formal methods.

  • Recent advances in research domains with similar technical requirements:

networked control systems; wireless sensor networks; building automation networks; automotive and train-control networks; distributed real-time embedded systems.


Fieldbus networks
Industrial Ethernet networks
IP-based networks
Industrial wireless networks
Networked embedded systems
Sensor network
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 & security in industrial communications
Fault-tolerance in industrial communications
Configuration tools & network management
Internetworking & interoperability
System aspects
Case studies

Workshop format:

The workshop will comprise single-track plenary sessions for regular papers, to present significant and novel research results with a prospect for a tangible impact on the research area and potential implementations; Work-In-Progress (WIP) sessions; and keynote speeches.


The WFCS workshop is seeking two kinds of submissions:

  • Regular papers: up to 10 double-column pages, 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. Accepted WIP papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.

All submitted material (in English language) must be unpublished and not under review elsewhere.

Paper Acceptance:

The final manuscript must be accompanied by a proof of the full registration fee payment (authors presenting more than one paper must pay a registration fee per paper). All conference attendees, including authors and session chairpersons, must pay the conference registration fee.


The best paper of the event will be distinguished at the workshop’s banquet dinner with an award. Authors of outstanding papers will be invited to submit a revised version of their papers for publication in a special section in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics.



Deadline for submission of regular papers: (extended)

Notification of acceptance of regular papers:

Deadline for submission of work-in-progress papers: (extended)

Notification of acceptance of work-in-progress papers:

Deadline for submission of final manuscripts (regular,WIP):

November 13, 2009 January 10, 2010  (hard deadline)

February 23, 2010

March 1, 2010 March 12, 2010

April 6, 2010

April 12, 2010 April16, 2010



  • Guy Juanole, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France


  • Francoise Simonot-Lion, LORIA-INPL, Nancy, France
  • Thilo Sauter, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria


  • Julian Proenza, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
  • Andreas Willig, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany


  • Ye-Qiong Song, LORIA-INPL, Nancy, France


  • Jürgen Jasperneite, Institute Industrial IT, Germany
  • Stefano Vitturi, Italian National Council of Research, Italy


  • Anne-Lise Charbonnier


  • Liliana Cucu, INRIA
  • Lionel Maurice, CNRS
  • Jean-Philippe Georges, CRAN, Université de Nancy 1
  • Laurent Ciarletta, LORIA, INPL
  • Pascal Fontaine, LORIA, Université de Nancy 2
  • Shahram Nourizadeh, Loria, INPL

Series Steering Committee

  • Jean-Dominique Decotignie, CSEM, Switzerland
  • Dietmar Dietrich, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
  • Josep Fuertes, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Guy Juanole, LAAS-CNRS, France
  • Christer Norström, Mälardalen University, Sweden
  • Thilo Sauter, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
  • Eduardo Tovar, ISEP-IPP, Porto, Portugal
  • Adriano Valenzano, IEIIT-CNR, Italy
  • Francisco Vasques, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Martin Wollschlaeger, TU Dresden, Germany
  • Richard Zurawski, ISA Group, USA (Chair)



  • Lucia Lo Bello, University of Catania, Italy
  • Ivan Cibrario Bertolotti, IEIIT-CNR / Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Peter Buchholz, University of Dortmund, Germany
  • Gianluca Cena, IEIIT-CNR / Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Jean-Dominique Decotignie, CSEM, Switzerland
  • Dacfey Dzung, ABB Corporate Research, Switzerland
  • Alessandra Flammini, University of Brescia,Italy
  • Jose Alberto Fonseca, University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Hans Hansson, MRTC / Mälardalen University, Sweden
  • Zdenek Hanzalek, Czech Technical University in Prague,Czech Republic
  • Klaus Kabitzsch, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
  • Jörg Kaiser, University of Magdeburg, Germany
  • Athanasios Kalogeras, ISI (Industrial Systems Institute), Greece
  • Wolfgang Kastner, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Tei-Wei Kuo, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Nicolas Navet, INRIA / RtaW, France
  • Thomas Nolte, MRTC / Mälardalen University, Sweden
  • Giovanni Gamba, University of Padova, Italy
  • Laurent George, Ecole Centrale D'Electronique Paris, France
  • Luiz Affonso Guedes, Universidade Federal do Rio Grando do Norte,Brazil
  • Mario Alves, Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ISEP/IPP), Portugal
  • Elisabeth Uhlemann, Halmstad University, Sweden
  • Kai Hansen, ABB Corporate Research, Norway
  • Max Felser, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
  • Guy Juanole, LAAS-CNRS / University of Toulouse, France
  • Roman Obermaisser, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Juan Pimentel, Kettering University, USA
  • Thilo Sauter, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
  • Victor M. Sempere Paya, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
  • Francoise Simonot-Lion, Nancy University / LORIA, France
  • Ye-Qiong Song, Nancy University / LORIA, France
  • Jean-Pierre Thomesse, INPL, LORIA, France
  • Adriano Valenzano, IEIIT-CNR / Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Francisco Vasques, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Martin Wollschlaeger, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
  • Takahiro Yakoh, Keio University, Japan
  • Peter Palensky, Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
  • Filipe Pacheco, Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ISEP/IPP), Portugal
  • Zhi Wang, Zhejiang University, China
  • Vincenzo Liberatore, Case Western Reserve University, USA
  • Albert Treytl, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria