16th IEEE International Conference on Factory Communication Systems

27-29 April, 2020

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Porto, Portugal

27-29 April, 2020

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WFCS is back in Porto 20 years after to celebrate its 25th anniversary! The inaugural edition took place in Leysin, Switzerland, on October 4-6, 1995, followed by the second edition in Barcelona, on October 1-3 of 1997 and the third edition in Porto, on September 6-8 of 2000. These events joined a vibrant community working on communications for automation, with a focus on industrial automation, but also considering other forms of automation.

This time, on April 27-29 of 2020, WFCS will have its 16th edition, supported by IEEE and IES, and led by the IEEE TC on Factory Automation. The event will be hosted, as 20 years ago, by CISTER and organized in collaboration with the AUC in Cairo, Egypt, and FEUP and ISEP in Porto, Portugal.

Currently, WFCS is the largest IEEE conference especially dedicated to communications for (industrial) automation systems. Its aim is to provide a forum for researchers, developers and practitioners to review and discuss most recent trends in the area and share innovative research directions. Mark the dates in your calendar and prepare your submissions.

If you have interests in this broad area, whether you are in academia, governmental agencies or industry, this is an event not to be missed!


Important Dates

 Tentative Schedule

Special Sessions Deadline 15 November 2019
Special Sessions Notification 20 November 2019
Submission Deadline 12 January 2020
Notification 2 March 2020
Final versions deadline 13 March 2020
WiP submission deadline 6 March 2020
WiP notification 17 March 2020
WiP final versions deadline 20 March 2020
Early registration deadline 27 March 2020
Conference 27 - 29 April 2020

Latest Updates

16 October, 2019

Call for Special Session Proposals

Call for Joint Special Section with the
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics

Calls here
4 October, 2019

WFCS 2020 Call for Papers

Updated here
July, 2019

WFCS 2020 Topics of Interest

More info here
July, 2019

Preliminary information about Committees

More info here
April, 2019

Welcome to the WFCS2020 Website