ETFA'2016 is sponsored by:  IEEE IES Fraunhofer IOSB-INA  

The ETFA conference series is the prime, and largest, IEEE-sponsored event dedicated to factory automation and emerging technologies in industrial automation. The aim of the ETFA conference series is to provide researchers and practitioners from industry and academia with a platform to report on recent developments in the newly emerging areas of technology and their potential applications to factory automation. The technical success of the ETFA conference series also testifies to the rapid evolution of the area of industrial automation in the recent decades. The proceedings of the conference give a fairly accurate picture of the state of the art of the area. ETFA conferences were fortunate to attract high quality papers, many of which were later published in the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. Since 1992, the ETFA conferences have been hosted by some of the leading academic and research establishments including:

  • 1992

    Australia

    The ETFA conference was held for the first time in 1992, in Melbourne, Australia, and attracted for a start, together with a satellite workshop, over two hundred attendees.

  • 1993

    Australia

    University of Palm Cove-Cairns (North Queensland)

  • 1994

    Japan

    University of Tokyo (Tokyo)

  • 1995

    France

    INRIA (Paris)

  • 1996

    Hawaii (US)

    University of Hawaii (Kauai)

  • 1997

    US

    University of California (Los Angeles)

  • 1999

    Spain

    Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Barcelona)

  • 2001

    France

    University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis (Nice)

  • 2003

    Portugal

    University of Lisbon (Lisbon)

  • 2005

    Italy

    University of Catania (Catania)

  • 2006

    Czech Republic

    University of Prague (Prague)

  • 2007

    Greece

    University of Patras (Patras)

  • 2008

    Germany

    Helmut-Schmidt University (Hamburg)

  • 2009

    Spain

    Universitat de les Illes Balears (Palma de Mallorca) 

  • 2010

    Spain

    University of Basque Country (Bilbao)

  • 2011

    France

    Paul Sabatier University (Toulouse)

  • 2012

    Poland

    AGH University of Science and Technology (Krakow)

  • 2013

    Italy

    University of Cagliari (Cagliari)

  • 2014

    Spain

    Technical University of Catalonia (Barcelona)

  • 2015

    Luxembourg

    University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg City)

  • 2016

    Germany

    Fraunhofer IOSB-INA Lemgo (Berlin)

ETFA'2016 will be organized by Fraunhofer IOSB-INA in the city of Berlin on Sept. 6-9, 2016.