The Chinese Automation and Computing Society in the UK
Call for Papers

Click to download: ICAC2023 CFP

The 28th International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC2023) will be held in Aston University at the Birmingham city center on 30 Aug.-1 Sep. 2023.

Conference Theme: Digitalisation for Smart Manufacturing and Systems

AIMS: The aims of the conference are to provide a forum for scientists, engineers, scholars and students to exchange ideas and update technical knowledge, as well as to provide a platform where joint research programmes can be formulated for mutual benefit. The conference welcomes participation and contributions from those involved in both theoretical and practical research on all aspects of automation, control, manufacturing and computer science.

SCOPE: The scope of the conference covers a broad spectrum of multidisciplinary areas in automation, smart manufacturing, robotics, control, computing and information systems, ranging from fundamental research to real-world practical applications. The conference welcomes the submission of papers in the nature of original research and technical reviews from but not limited to the following areas:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Big Data and Data mining
  • Cloud Computing
  • Control theory and Application
  • Cyber Physical Systems
  • Digital Manufacturing and Enterprise Technologies
  • Digital Twins
  • Flexible and Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Human-Machine Collaborations
  • Information and Network Security
  • Information Technology and Systems
  • Intelligent System and Automation
  • Internet of Things
  • Machine Learning
  • Machine Vision and Image Processing
  • Metrology and Inspection technology
  • Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic and Genetic Algorithms
  • Non-destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring
  • Optimisation and Decision Making
  • Production Planning and Scheduling
  • Prognostics and Diagnostics Robotics
  • Smart Sensing Technology
  • System Diagnosis and Identification
  • System Control, Modelling and Simulation
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Wireless Sensor Networks


The submitted papers should be no more than 6 pages (A4 paper) with IEEE conference paper format ( The conference details and the paper template for ICAC2023 are available on the conference web site. The first page of each paper should include the title of the paper, an abstract with no more than 200 words, up to 5 key words, authors’ name(s), complete postal addresses, and email address for correspondence. Electronic form of submission, in Word or PDF, is acceptable and preferred. Accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore subject to meeting IEEE Xplore’s scope and quality requirements. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended article versions to special issues of  Systems Science & Control Engineering and special issues of International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing. The ICAC2022 Proceeding has been published in IEEE Xplore ( since Oct. 2022.

The papers should be submitted online at

For detailed up-to-date information, please visit the conference website

SPECIAL SESSIONS: The conference welcomes the proposals of special sessions. Please follow the link for details of proposing special sessions.


Papers with the first author being PhD students are eligible for Best Student Paper Awards. The authors shall clearly indicate whether their papers are qualified for the awards in submission. The best papers will be assessed by a panel based on academic significance and presentation performance, and awards certificates will be presented to the authors in the conference


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