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! It was in September 6-8 of 2000 that the 3rd WFCS took place, joining in Porto a vibrant community working on communications for automation, with a focus on industrial automation but also considering other forms of automation. That event joined near 100 participants and established WFCS as the meeting point for researchers and practitioners in that domain. The community behind WFCS kept the event alive and vibrant and this is what we wish to celebrate in this 16th edition. Supported by IEEE and IES, and particularly the IEEE Technical Committee on Factory Automation, and hosted as 20 years ago by CISTER, the Research Center on Real-Time and Embedded Computing Systems, this event will be organized in collaboration with the American University of Cairo in Egypt, the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto and the School of Engineering of the Polytechnic of Porto.

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

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

July, 2019

WFCS 2020 Topics of Interest

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July, 2019

Preliminary information about Committees

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April, 2019

Welcome to the WFCS2020 Website