16th IEEE International Conference on Factory Communication Systems

Online 27-29 April, 2020

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Porto, Portugal

Online 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!

IEEE's Conduct and Safety Statement

The organizers of the WFCS2020 activities have zero tolerance for discrimination, harassment, or bullying in any form. If you believe you have been harassed, you are encouraged to report the incident, in confidence, to the General Co-Chairs, Luis Almeida and Ramez Daoud, or to IEEE at eventconduct@ieee.org. Further, please check here for details.


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Important Dates


Special Sessions Deadline 15 November 2019
Special Sessions Notification 20 November 2019
Submission Deadline 12 January 2020 26 January 2020 (firm)
Notification 2 March 2020
Final versions deadline 13 March 2020
WiP submission deadlines 6 March 2020 (title and abstract)
  8 March 2020 (PDF file with paper)
WiP notification 17 March 2020
WiP final versions deadline 20 March 2020
Early registration deadline 27 March 2020
Online Conference 27 - 29 April 2020

Latest Updates

17 July, 2020


All presentation videos are now available

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12 June, 2020

WFCS 2020 Proceedings are now availabe online

IEEE Xplore DOI: 10.1109/WFCS47810.2020
29 April, 2020

WFCS 2020 is now closing. Thanks for the participation of all!

See you in 2021 in Linz!
27 April, 2020

We are live now.

2 April, 2020

Registration update

New registration fee and rules disclosed

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4 April, 2020

WFCS 2020 Program is now available

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28 March, 2020

WFCS 2020 is going online

Further information will be announced soon

19 March, 2020


Updated information due the Corona Virus situation

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9 March, 2020

New Update

Following up on the Corona Virus situation

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5 March, 2020


Detailed information about keynotes

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27 February, 2020

Following up on the Corona Virus situation

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12 January, 2020

Registration is now open

How to Register
10 January, 2020

New information about Venue/Hotels/Travel

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12 January, 2020

Submission Deadline Extended

Submission deadline is now 26 January (firm)!

Important Dates
30 December, 2019

Paper Submission

Submission system is now open

More info here
19 December, 2019


Preliminary information about keynote speakers

More info here
29 October, 2019

Special Session Calls

Special Session on Trustworthiness and Security Focused Wireless Industrial IoT Networks

Special Session on Automation Systems and Critical Infrastructures

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