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TC 9.5. Technology, Culture and International Stability (TECIS)

TC 9.5. TEchnology, Culture and International Stability (TECIS)

Unstable, nonviable and unsustainable systems, whether they are environmental, political, technological, social or economic systems, create serious challenges and place even humanity itself at risk. At IFAC we believe that scientists and technologists, especially control and automation systems researchers and practitioners, can contribute to making the world a more stable place for everyone. The TECIS vision is of a civilisation in which our technologies, systems and processes are in service of all humanity. This is called "human-machine symbiosis" and is a vision of the application of control and automation technologies and systems which benefit all life.

We are excited to announce TECIS 2016 International Conference, Durres, Albania, October 25th-29th, 2016 

Welcome to one of the largest and most active Technical Committees in IFAC!

If your interests include Social and Cultural Aspects of Technology, Ethical Aspects of Technology, Technology and Environmental Stability, Modelling of Social and Economic Systems, Knowledge Systems, Globalization, Integral Systems, Cost Oriented Automation, Social Networks or any other aspect of control or automation system engineering which can impact on International Stability through either local or global effects then this Technical Committee is for you.

In the science and engineering community TC 9.5 is a unique community of scientists, engineers, practitioners and people from other disciplines. What unites us is a common interest in applying advanced control and automation technologies and systems in the service of humanity. Our work emcompasses problems associated with international and regional instability, international development and human conflict. Our TC challenges engineers and scientists to envision solutions which will improve living conditions for all peoples in all aspects of life. We focus upon marginalised communities and examine ways in which control and automation technologies and systems can improve well-being of the human species. Consequently, our work also includes engineering ethics and exploration of cultural values, including the values of technologists themselves.

We bring together researchers and practitioners from a variety of discipines, including control and automation systems engineers, social scientists, information technologists, mathematicians and many other disciplines to address issues related to global system stability. Our committee takes a "glocal" perspective - local and regional issues have global system effects and so we investigate systems in both local and global contexts.


To give an idea of the broad scope of our activities here is an overview of 13 research areas in which TC9/5 has been actively publishing over the last ten years, with examples of what we have been working on:

 

1.       Advanced Robotics: For example the application of robot swarms for landmine clearance (humanitarian demining)

2.       Cross-Cultural Aspects of Engineering: For example the application of universal value theories in engineering development methodologies

3.    International Development

4.       Engineering Ethics: For example papers on process-based engineering ethics.

5.       Health Informatics and Tele-Medicine Applications: For example, an assessment of engineering management issues for large-scale telemedicine interventions in post-conflict developing countries.

6.       Environmental Systems: For example a review of environmental pressures and a control systems perspective of causes and effects.

7.       Energy Systems: For example country case studies of energy system failure with analysis of causes and effects.

8.       Terrorism: For example the application of control systems theories to an analysis of global terrorism.

9.       Engineering Education: For example reports on engineering management projects to development new education programmes in post-conflict regions to improve stability and build new capacities.

10.    Technological Factors in Conflict and Other Unstable Regions:  For example, country case studies of the role of international policy upon stabilisation in post-conflict regions

11. Engineering Applications for Environmental Stability: For example End of Life Management (EOL) - automated industrial systems for intelligent disassembly and re-use

12.    Enterprise Integration Technologies and CIM: For example the adoption of supply chain integration systems in Post-Conflict countries.

13. Technology Innovation and Knowledge Networks: For example the application of knowledge management and innovation systems to improve stability in less stable regions

14.  Control Systems Approaches to Conflict Resolution: For example cybernetic and system theory applied to global and regional conflict and negotiations

15. Cost Oriented Automation: For example, low cost service robots for poorer regions 

16. Social Networks: for example, web 2.0 applications which improve stability by encouraging cross-cultural interactions and understanding

 

 


 

Scope

Scope of TC 9.5 To identify, define, and improve factors that significantly influence international stability. To outline ways in which IFAC can use its own systems and control capabilities to enhance international stability and build a more peaceful world. To interact with other organisations having similar goals. Our work addresses theoretical and practical issues related to international stability, technology and culture including but not limited to:
  • Cost-Oriented Automation (formerly TC 4.4)
  • Social Networks
  • Ethical Aspects of Technological Proliferation
  • International Development (Developing Regions)
  • International and Public Policy
  • Modelling Social and Environmental Change
  • Regional and International Conflict
  • International and Public Policy
  • The Digital Divide
  • Case Studies of Technology Transfer and Social Change
  • Knowledge networks and innovation in development contexts
  • Environmental Stability and Sustainability
  • Low cost technological solutions for less developed regions
  • Complex Adaptive Systems
  • Complexity modelling
  • Globalisation and International Stability
  • Knowledge Society vs. International Stability
  • Engineering education as a stabilising influence in development
  • Advanced Medical Control and Automation Technologies
  • Systems Security and Privacy

 

Working Groups:
 
9.5.1 Ethics in Control Engineering

Chair:                                      Marion Hersh                   m.hersh(at)elec.gla.ac.uk
 
Scope:
Examination of the ethical issues associated with control, automation and advanced technologies Encouragement of ethical working practices The development of new theory, including through the application of feedback and other modelling techniques.
Promotion of awareness throughout IFAC of ethical issues in relation to control, automation and advanced technologies
 
The Working Group implements these aims in the following ways:
Organising invited sessions at SWIIS and other IFAC events Encouraging collaborative research between members Producing publications aimed at a wider audience. A book proposal is currently being worked on.
 
 
 
9.5.2 Automation in End of Life (EoL) Management
 
Chair:                                Bernd Kopacek                                         bernd.kopacek(at)sat-research.at

Scope:
End of Life Management (EOL) is currently a hot topic not only in the electronics industry. Currently mostly IT equipment and goods of consumer electronics are considered. In the nearest future automation equipment has also to be taken into account. There are three possibilities depending on the age and kind of the device: Resell – Reuse – Recycle called the “3R`s”.For recycling fully or semi-automated disassembly will gain in importance in the nearest future especially for automation devices. Developers of automation devices have to take into account EoL because of regulations and laws as well as according to ethical codes contributing to protection of the environment.
Automation can contribute to EoL by automate and humanize the recycling process.    
 
 
9.5.3  Non-Technological Aspects of ICT and Automation
 
Chair:                                Jozef Bogdan Lewoc                                       leader@provider.pl
 


Scope:

Improvement of the Non-technological aspects for ICT systems in emerging economies. The WG focuses especially on technology-driven change and its implications for international stability with special emphasis on emerging economies. The WG is especially interested in soft-technology applications which can improve internaitonal stability and which include clear demonstreation of control and/or automatic (or semi--automatic) processing.

 
 
9.5.4  Working Group for Emerging Control and Automation Scientists and Engineers for International Stability (ECAS)
 
Chairs:                                Amy Stapleton (amystapleton89@gmail.com) and Natalia Kobza (nkobza@gmail.com)
                                          

This is a young members forum for encouraging emerging ideas and new members to share their thoughts and engage with IFAC, especially TC 9-5, and through TC 9-5 with other non-IFAC communities and forums. It's roots lie in the 2013 TC 9-5 conference during which a number of young thinkers from a variety of subject areas came together and organised a special session to identify challenges for international stability and control, and share ideas about how these challenges might be addressed. It provides a form in which to discuss the needs, perspectives and priorities of the young researchers and particularly the young members of IFAC. It attempts to engage young scientists, engineers and others interested to engage in international stability challenges in the important work of IFAC in this space, as well as offer feedback as to how IFAC should engage with these challenges. The forum is closely aligned with European students networks such as MITRA and ESTIEM and is open to people of any discipline interested to contribute to the discourse about international stability and how technology, especially control and automation technologies, systems and practices, can help identify new solutions and help solve old problems.

This WG also provides a vehicle by which new members can become published, both within IFAC and on into the international journals. The WG has a regular forum in one of the important international journals in the field of the Social Effects of Control and Automation Systems Engineering and Science, Artificial Intelligence and Society.

 

 

 

Members

Our colleague and friend Fred (Kile) died on May 15, 2012. Fred was together with Hal Chestnut a founding member of TC 9-5 in the eighties. He served as a TC chair for two trienniums and as a Vice Chair for a long time. Because of his scientific background Fred was a perfect, interdisciplinary member of our IFAC Committee. He was a visionary figure with particular interest in global stability processes and systems. His outstanding inputs concerning further directions of our work were important in shaping the trajectory of the Technical Committee. We dedicate SWIIS 2012 international conference to Fred’s memory. Fred thanks a lot – we will miss you but we will try to fulfil the vision which you inspired in us.
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TECIS International Conference 2015 - Sozopol, Bulgaria

The 16th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability - TECIS 2015, organisaed by the Bulgarian IFAC NMO and held in beautiful and ancient Sozopol in the Black Sea, brought together researchers and practitioners from industry and academia to give an overview of the state of the art, to present new research results and to exchange ideas and experiences. The conference formally announced 1. the new "Young IFAC Members Forum" chaired by Amy Stapleton (MITRA Trajectories) and Nathalia Kobza (ESTIEM). 2. A new Working Group in Cost Oriented Automation to be chaired by Prof. Peter Kopacek The conference also held a convocation on its fringes to debate future directions for IFAC generally and how TC 9-5 might demonstrate leadership, in light of emerging concerns about uncertainty and instability in international affairs. More details of the important outcomes of the conference are included below, in the TC minutes and in the conference proceedings available from Elsevier.
When Sep 24, 2015 09:40 AM to
Sep 27, 2015 09:40 AM
Where Sozopol, Bulgaria
Contact Name
Contact Phone +359 32 659 528
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Control and automation technologies can be used to improve the conditions in less developed regions by helping to create jobs and improving inflows of wealth. They can be also used to improve agriculture and to provide medical services in unstable regions.

Technology development leads to dramatic changes in international stability. It has never been so important to examine system stability. During recent years social international and national systems of control have been shown to be inadequate and prone to be fundamental and most basic instable. Many basic assumptions are no longer certain and are definitely questioned. This event systematically examined topics associated with these issues.

The conference was particularly concerned with the role of Cost Oriented Automation as a way of improving international stability, through its applications, technologies, processes and as part of larger systems contexts. With the current new technological developments and emerging trends the importance of the cost-oriented automation has increased significantly and may have a lasting impact on the society and international stability. After a sequence of successful symposia on "Low Cost Automation" (1986 - 2004) and on "Cost-Oriented Automation" or "Affordable Automation Systems" (2007 - 2010) this conference provided a place for the specialists in the field to discuss new methods for reducing the cost of automation systems considering not only the development and application of low cost components of control systems, but the control aspects of their life cycle regarding design, production, operating, maintenance, reconfiguration and recycling.

We had delegates from all over the world and special thanks go to the wonderful efforts of the Bulgarian NMO and the people of Sofia Technical University for hosting the event and making everyone feel so welcome and for hosting the convocation in their Sozopol campus.

More information about this event…

Minutes of TECIS (TC 9-5) Meeting, August 2014

Minutes of the TECIS (TC 9-5) Committee Meeting, August 26th 2014. Meeting Room 2.65 (CTICC), IFAC World Congress

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TC 9-5 Supported Events and Activities

Events that TC 9-5 actively supports and sponsors but that are not part of our regular activity as a technical committee are in here
ACE2013 - the 10th IFAC Symposium on Advances in Control Education from Aug 28, 2013 12:00 AM to Aug 30, 2013 12:00 AM Sheffield England,
ACE2013 - the 10th IFAC Symposium on Advances in Control Education - will provide an innovative forum at which researchers and practitioners in control education will present their latest research, results and ideas. ACE2013 also aims to spread new knowledge and alternative approaches in education. International cooperation, especially between academia and industry, in control engineering education will be emphasized.

Bulletin

NEWSLETTER IFAC TC 1.3 "DISCRETE EVENT AND HYBRID SYSTEM"
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File PDF document Early Report from TC 9-5
This document recently surfaced at the IFAC Secretariat. It sets out the original vision of founding members of what later became TC 9-5. In many respects the vision is as valid and meaningful today as it was almost thirty years ago when it was set out in this document. It was published by current vice chairperson and former chairperson Peter Kopacek and founding member the late Hal Chestnutt who was also formerly president of IFAC.

Technical Comittee Meeting: on Friday, June 7, 2013 at 1.00pm

TECIS (TC 9-5) Technical committee Meeting
When Jun 07, 2013
from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Swiss Hotel, Pristina
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Preliminary Agenda

1.    Welcome

2.    Review Minutes of last meeting (in form of Technical Committee Report)

3.    Updates and Review
a.    Review of SWIIS 2012
 

b.    Working Group Updates

i.    Ethics (Book update)
ii.    End of Life Management
 

c.    New Working Group: Non-Technological Aspects of ICT and Automation
 

d.    Scope Changes:
i.    Cost Oriented Automation (towards a working group)
ii.    Social Networks (towards a working group)

 

4.    TC 9-5 support events


5.     Special Journal TC9-5 Issue 2013 of major international quarterly journal in Computer Science: AI and Society

6.    Going Forward
a.    IFAC WC 2014
b.    TECIS 2015 & 2016
c.    DECOM Disbanded - International Development

6.    AOB

7.    Close
 

International Stability, Technology and Culture 2013 International IFAC Workshop

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It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in this TC 9.5 2013 international IFAC workshop, which aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from industry and academia to give an overview of the state of the art, to present new research results and to exchange ideas and experiences in the field of international stability.
When Jun 06, 2013 12:00 AM to
Jun 08, 2013 12:00 AM
Where University of Business and Technology, Pristina, Kosovo
Contact Name
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Meeting Scope and Objectives:

Technology development leads to dramatic changes in international stability. It has never been so important to examine system stability. Currently and during the recent years social international and national systems of control have been shown to be inadequate and prone to be fundamental and most basic instable. Many basic assumptions are no longer certain and are definitely questioned. This event will systematically examine these topics. Another goal of the SWIIS workshop is to propose new approaches in dealing with globalization effects, as studying complexity and knowledge management.

 

Topics: The scope of the conference will cover but is not limited to:

Cross-Cultural Aspects of Engineering

 Engineering Ethics

 Enterprise Integration Technologies, CIM, Robotics

Health Informatics and Tele-Medicine Applications,Telemedicine interventions in post-conflict developing countries

Economic Aspects

Environmental Systems

Energy Systems

Terrorism

Engineering Education

Technological Factors in Conflict and Other Unstable Regions

Engineering Applications for Environmental Stability

Technology Innovation and Knowledge Networks

 Control Systems Approaches to Conflict Resolution

 

Paper submission:

The material submitted for presentation at an IFAC meeting (Congress, Symposium, Conference, Workshop) must be original, not published or being considered elsewhere. All papers accepted for presentation will appear in the Preprints of the meeting and will be distributed to the participants. Papers duly presented at the IFAC Congress, Symposia, Conferences and Workshops will be hosted on-line on the IFAC-Papers OnLine.net website. The presented papers will be further screened for possible publication in the IFAC Journals (Automatica, Control Engineering Practice, Annual Reviews in Control, Journal of Process Control, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, and Mechatronics), or in IFAC affiliated journals. All papers presented will be recorded as an IFAC Publication. Copyright of material presented at an IFAC meeting is held by IFAC. Authors will be required to transfer copyrights electronically. The IFAC Journals and, after these, IFAC affiliated journals have priority access to all contributions presented. However, if the author is not contacted by an editor of these journals, within three months after the meeting, he/she is free to submit an expanded version of the presented material for journal publication elsewhere. In this case, the paper must carry a reference to the IFAC meeting where it was originally presented and, if the paper has appeared on the website www.IFAC-PapersOnLine.net, also a reference to this publication".

 

Important Dates:

Proposals for invited sessions            01 03 2013

Draft papers submission deadline      22 03 2013

Notification of acceptance                 30 04 2013

Full paper submission                         15.05.2013

 

Registration

                Early registration fee      Late registration fee

                Before 15 05 2013

Regular                   € 250.--                   € 300.—

Student ,Retired       100.--                  € 100.—

Info: http://www.ubt-uni.net/swiis2013

Contact:

P.Kopacek, Vienna University of Technology, Favoritenstrasse 9, E325A6, 1040 Wien.

Tel: (+431)5880131800; kopacek@ihrt.tuwien.ac.at

Or:

University for Business and Technology
Lagjja Kalabria p.n., 10000 Prishtina, Kosova
Phone: 00381 38 541 400;
Fax: 00381 38 138 542
Email: swiis2013@ubt-uni.net

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International Stability and Technology Conference: SWIIS 2012

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There are dramatic changes in international stability. We can think of the global uncertainty of financial systems, threats of terrorism, environmental threats such as recently witnessed in Japan, the problems of East Africa and so on. What can control systems engineers, automation engineers and other technologists contribute to solving these problems? This major event brought together technologies, applications, methodologies, systems effects and other contributions which will address stability in local and international systems, including political. economic, social, technological and other systems. Visit www.swiis2012.com for more details
When Jun 11, 2012 02:45 PM to
Jun 13, 2012 11:45 PM
Where Waterford, Republic of Ireland
Contact Name
Attendees 19 countries were represented, including both industry and academia. Almost half of the accepted papers were submitted new researchers, and one-third were from women. The conference was co-sponsored by the Science Foundation of Ireland and the Irish Control Systems Society.
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The International Stability and Systems Engineering 2012 conference topics addressed are complex, multi-disciplinary and profound. The event was therefore broad in its scope and included inter-disciplinary contributions which were relevant, high quality and original work. Papers contributed to an understanding of control and automated systems engineering that can impact upon or influence international stability. Papers of either theoretical or applied nature were included, as were papers dealing with systematic processes and frameworks. See below for more informaiton on topics.

Invited speakers included both industry leaders and senbior academics.

Indicative topics included:

Social Aspects of Technology including socio-technical and human centred systems

Managing the Introduction of Technological Change

Machine Learning

Ethical Aspects of Technological Proliferation

Case Studies

Technology and Environmental Stability

Complex Adaptive Systems

Complexity modelling

Knowledge Management

Globalisation and International Stability

Knowledge Society vs. International Stability

Engineering education

Regional Conflict and Technology

Advanced Medical Control and Automation Technologies

Systems Security and Privacy

International and Public Policy

Control theory applied to regional or global development or conflict

Applications of Social Media (Web 2.0)

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IFAC International Workshop on Supplemental Ways for Improving International Stability SWIIS 2010 October 27-29, 2010, Prishtina, KOSOVO

SWIIS 2010: The SWIIS 2010 Workshop on Supplemental Ways for Improving International Stability, brought together researchers and practitioners from industry and academia to give an overview of the state of the art, to present new research results and to exchange ideas and experiences in the field of international stability. Meeting Scope and Objectives: Technology development leads to dramatic changes in international stability. It has never been so important to examine system stability. Currently and recent years social international and national systems of control have been shown to be inadequate and prone to be fundamental and most basic instability. Many basic assumptions are no longer certain and are definitely questioned. This event will systematically examine these topics. Another goal of the SWIIS workshop is to propose new approaches in dealing with globalization effects, as studying complexity and knowledge management. Topics: The scope of the conference will cover but is not limited to: · Social Aspects of Technology · Managing the Introduction on Technological Changes · Ethical Aspects of Technological Proliferation · Case Studies of Technological Transfer and Social Changes · Technology and Environmental Stability · Modelling of Social and Economic System · Knowledge Management · Globalization impact on International Stability · International System Complexity Important Dates: Proposals for invited sessions 01 06 2010 Draft papers submission deadline 30.06.2010 Notification of acceptance 31.08.2010 Full paper submission 01.10.2010 Registration Early registration fee - before 31 08 2010 Late registration fee Regular € 250.-- € 300.— Student, Retired € 50.-- € 50.—
Next Event: SWIIS 2010 - IFAC International Workshop on Supplemental Ways for Improving International Stability
CALL FOR PAPERS IFAC International Workshop on Supplemental Ways for Improving International Stability SWIIS 2010 October 27-29, 2010, Prishtina, KOSOVO
Next TC Meeting Oct. 27, 2010 at UBT Prishtina Oct 27, 2010 from 10:45 AM to 06:00 PM UBT Prishtina,
Previous TC events: 1.SWIIS 2009 Bucharest, Romania Oct. 28-30
Previous TC events: 1.SWIIS 2009 Bucharest, Romania Oct. 28-30, 2009 http://swiis09.srait.ro
Knowledge and Technology Transfer in Developing Countries, DECOM 2009 Ohrid, Macedonia Sept.26-29,2009
Co-sponsered by IFAC TC 9.5
Minutes: TC meeting Bucharest
Minutes TC Meeting 2008 Seoul
Minutes TC Meeting 2006 Prishtina

Authors: Copyright Conditions

Detailed statements of copyright conditions for TC 9-5 Authors

All publication material submitted for presentation at an IFAC-sponsored meeting (Congress, Symposium, Conference, Workshop) must be original and hence cannot be already published, nor can it be under review elsewhere. The authors take responsibility for the material that has been submitted. IFAC-sponsored conferences will abide by the highest standard of ethical behavior in the review process as explained on the Elsevier webpage (http://www.elsevier.com/journal-authors/author-rights-and-responsibilities), but see also the Vancouver protocol, and author information(http://labs.elsevier.com/blog/what-makes-an-author-authorship-contributorship-and-micro-attribution), and the authors will abide by the IFAC publication ethics guidelines (http://www.ifac-control.org/events/organizers-guide/PublicationEthicsGuidelines.pdf/view).

Accepted papers that have been presented at an IFAC meeting will be published in the proceedings of the event using the open-access IFAC-PapersOnLine series hosted on ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com). To this end, the author(s) must confer the copyright to IFAC when they submit the final version of the paper through the paper submission process. The author(s) retain the right to use a copy of the paper for personal use, internal institutional use at the author(s)’ institution, or scholarly posting at an open web site operated by the author(s) or their institution, limited to noncommercial use. Any other use of the paper requires approval by IFAC

TECIS TC 9-5 Meeting Sept 25th 2015

Agenda
When Sep 25, 2015 01:00 PM to
Sep 26, 2015 02:00 PM
Where Sozopol
Contact Name
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1.

1.     Welcome

 

2.       Review Minutes of last meeting (in form of Technical Committee Report)

 

3.       New members and member countries

 

4.       Updates and Review

a.       CC 9 Updates: CC 9 Chair Professor Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue

b.      Review of IFAC WC Session (Peter Kopacek)

c.       Working Group Updates

                                                              i.      Ethics (Book update)

                                                            ii.      End of Life Management

                                                          iii.      Non-Technical Aspects of ICT and Automation

 

d.      Scope Issues:

                                                              i.      Cost Oriented Automation (towards a working group)

                                                            ii.      Social Networks (contribution to IFAC Social Networks Research Agenda)

 

 

5.       TC 9-5 promoted events for 2015/16

 

6.       Special Journal TC9-5 Issue Updates

 

a.       2014 quarterly journal in Computer Science: AI and Society (in print)

b.      2016 quarterly journal in Computer Science: AI and Society (forthcoming)

 

7.       TC 9-5 Student Forum (Proposal)

 

8.       Event Planning

a.       TECIS 2016

b.      IFAC WC 2017

c.       IFAC Event Organisation: Papercept costs and other issues arising

 

9.       AOB

 

10.   Close

 

9.       Close

Working Group: Cost Oriented Automation

This WG addresses cost-oriented automation and control systems design, development and implementation as well as theory and praxis and potential applications domains. Many important advanced systems solutions which are urgently needed in poorer communities and can enhance international stability, are unavailable due to cost-related issues. Delivering lower cost automatic and semi-automatic systems is therefore a priority for science and engineering research and development, especially as we try to promote ethical solutions by making new technologies available to currently marginalised groups and thereby enhance social stability across the world.

Cost-Oriented Automation can deliver much needed solutions in new communities and markets.
For example, industry in many countries – especially in the new transition economies of the European Union - is and will continue to be dominated by „Small and Medium Sized Enterprises – SME’s. These are mostly defined as companies with less than 250-300 employees but also include microenterprises of less than 10 people. Emerging markets, which are now more liberalised as a result of accession to the EU, have created special demands amongst these companies for cost-oriented automation technologies. For such companies automation may be a prerequisite to survive in a large, common market and many have struggled to make the transition. For this market SMEs need the highest flexibility from automated and semi-automated systems but the solutions must also be cost-oriented solutions or deliver cost-oriented automation products and services in areas such as mechatronics and manufacturing systems. Consequently, the engineering of control and automation systems which are specifically developed and delivered using cost-oriented thinking is a more and more important field and can contribute to stabilisation in these transition states, as well as developing regions.


There are also applications (such as service-robots) which are currently produced at costs which are far too high for potential user communities in less developed regions, where the solutions may be most needed. Cost-oriented methods and practices and engineering solutions informed by a cost-oriented approach are of growing relevance.

Indicative Topics:

Manufacturing Plant Control

Process Control

Developing and Transition Countries

Modelling and Control of Energy Systems

Mechatronic Systems

Soft Intelligent Computing Systems

Modelling and Control of Environmental Systems

Cost-Oriented Automation of “New” Technologies

Cost-Oriented Service Engineering

Cost-Oriented Educational Systems

Meeting Minutes: TC 9-5 Technical Meeting, Sozopol September 2015

These are the minutes of the Technical Committee Meeting September 2015

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TECIS 2016

IFAC International Conference on International Stability, Technology and Culture (TECIS 2016)
When Oct 26, 2016 12:00 PM to
Oct 28, 2016 12:00 PM
Where Durres, Albania
Contact Name
Contact Phone 00381 38 541 400
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It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the TECIS 2016, which aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from industry and academia to give an overview of the state of the art, to present new research results and to exchange ideas and experiences in the field of international stability

 

Conference Location: Beautiful Durres!

The city was found by Greeks in the 7th century B.C. and was first called Epidamn. For a long period of time the city was the largest seaport on the Adriatic. Durres had a rather stormy history with often change of power, that without any doubt had an impact on the cities architecture. The city was occupied by the Romans who changed its name to Dirrahhi. The famous road – Via Egnatia  - connecting the city and Constantinople ( 800 km) was built in this period.
After the conquering of Constantinople in 1204 the city was renamed to Durazzo, survived the period of Frankokratia and than was a Turkish possession until the 20th century.
The city got its final name in the 80s. The city was ruined by earthquakes several times. Durres was rebuilt each time and remained its cultural and historical meaning.

There are many architectural monuments in Durres and its surroundings, that can tell you the stormy history of the city.
The main one is the Roman amphitheatre, built in the 2nd century B.C. Only the third part of it remained until our days, but the rest was restored by the sketches and schemes.
On the main squire you can see the Fatih mosque, which is more than 500 years old.The city still has the famous Roman baths which are in total function – baths with cold and hot water and the “fish” pool.
 
For scope see the scope of the technical committee TECIS on this website
 

Important Dates:

Proposals for invited sessions           01 06 2016

Draft papers submission deadline      30 06 2016

Notification of acceptance               15 08 2016

Full paper submission                       15.09.2016

 

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TECIS 2016

IFAC Technology, Culture and International Stability Conference, Durres, Albania October 26-28, 2016

The link address is: http://www.ubt-uni.net/tecis2016

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TC 9-5 TECIS Meeting October 2016 - Working Agenda

This document sets out the agenda for the TECIS meeting scheduled for Friday 28th October 2016 preapred by Dr. Larry Stapleton, TC Chair

1. Welcome and Opening of Meeting

                                 i.            Formal Welcome & special welcome to new members and new member countries

                               ii.            Agenda review and agree minutes of last meeting into the record

 

2. Review of TECIS 2015 Event: key outcomes (see below) and Thanks to Bulgarian NMO

 

3. Review of TECIS 2016 Event: Thanks to Kosovan and Austrian NMOs

 

4. Review of expression of interest for next TECIS Event: Review of expression of interest for Workshop from Bulgarian NMO for 2018 and any others presented to the meeting

 

5. Technical Committee, CC and Technical Board Updates: Address from CC 9 Chair Professor Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue

 

b. Plans for IFAC World Congress TC 9-5 Sessions in France 2017

·         World Peace and International Stability Special Session

·         Cost Oriented Automation Special Session

·         Others?

 

c. Working Group and Young Member Form Updates

i.                     Cost Oriented Automation (COA)  - Prof Peter Kopacek

ii.                   Ethics WG – Dr. Marion Hersh

iii.                  End of Life Management  - Dr Berndt Kopacek and Prof Peter Kopacek

iv.                 Non-Technical Aspects of ICT and Automation - Bogdan Lewoc

v.                   Young Members Forum Updates – Amy Stapleton and Nathalia Kobza

 

6. TC 9-5 promoted events for 2015/16/17 – Updates and Planning

 

7. TC9-5 Special International Journal Issue Updates, Announcements and Planning

 

9. IFAC Applicability and Relevance  to International Stability:

At the last TC 9-5 Meeting was a strong sense (even frustration) that IFAC is not as relevant and engaged as it needs to be on this front. TC 9-5 is uniquely placed to provide leadership in this area. Following a series of evening meetings hosted by the Bulgarian NMO at Sofia University in Sozopol a formal proposal was accepted to explore how IFAC activity can be better aligned and engaged with particular challenges facing humanity under the heading “Peaceful Coexistence and Sustainability”. Updates on action items arising are on the TC 9-5 Agenda for Durres as follows:

 

1.        “Approach international communities” (WPC , AIS, others)

2.       “Establish the basis for a series of special session, beginning at TECIS 2016

3.       “Special Session TECIS 2016”  - Reflection Sessions and Panel for TECIS 2016

 

The draft agenda will include engagement and actions rising from development outlined above, specifically:

1.       Determination of use of Panel Session Outputs

2.       TC 9-5 Green Paper provisionally entitled “Striving for Global Stability - Establishing a New IFAC Agenda”

 

10. Call for Nominations for TC Chair and Vice-Chairs (to be appointed at next TC meeting in France)

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TECIS (TC 9-5) Meeting Minutes

Summary report of the meeting in Durres, Albania, October 2016

PDF document icon TC 95 Oct 2016 Meeting in Durres - Summary Minutes.pdf — PDF document, 149 KB (152577 bytes)

TC 9-5 December 2016 Newsletter

News from 2016

PDF document icon TC 9-5 Newsletter 2016.pdf — PDF document, 93 KB (95361 bytes)

Striving for Global Stability - an IFAC Agenda

Summary Report from the TC 9-5 Chair and Young Member (ECAS) Working Group Chairs

PDF document icon TECIS 16 Panel and Reflective Session Summary Report _draft_.pdf — PDF document, 183 KB (188155 bytes)