October 18-20/2017

All workshops will take place on October 17/2017

Gala dinner: Wednesday, October 18 at 19.30 h

Chiva tour: Thursday, October 19 at 18.10 h

 

All deadlines are 23:59:00 Colombian UTC-5:00

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  • Paper submission deadline:

    May 9 2017

    New paper submission deadline:

    May 23 2017

    Paper decision notification:

    June 30 2017

    Paper decision notification:

    July 15 2017

    Paper decision notification:

    July 21 2017

    Early registration date:

    September 15 2017

    Camera-ready final

    manuscripts: September 15 2017

    Conference

    The 3rd Colombian Conference on Automatic Control (CCAC) will be held on the beautiful city of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia on October 18-20, 2017. This conference is sponsored by IEEE and the Colombian chapter of the IEEE Control System Society. The CCAC 2017 technical program will feature the presentation of contributed papers, as well tutorial sessions, focusing on technological advances and applications of control theory. The focus of the conference includes, but are not limited to, all aspects of control engineering for practical control systems, from analysis and design, through simulation and hardware utilization.

     

    The objective of the Conference is to gather academic and industrial researchers and practitioners, to discuss the state of the art, research and developments in control engineering accounting both theoretical aspects and applications for sharing and encouraging technology development in Colombia and the Latin American región.

     

    Organizing Commmittee

    IPC Members

    General Co-Chair

    Carlos Ocampo-Martinez, Ph.D.

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech

    cocampo@iri.upc.edu

    Finance Chair:

    Lorena García

    IEEE – Sección Colombia

    General Co-Chair

    Jose Luis Villa, Ph.D.

    Universidad Tecnológica de Bolivar

    jvilla@unitecnologica.edu.co

    Workshop Chair:

    Fredy Ruiz, Ph.D.

    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá

    Program Chair:

    Diego Patiño, Ph.D.

    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá

    Publications Chair

     

    Vice-Chair: Control Systems

    Nicanor Quijano Ph.D.

    Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá

    Publicity Chair:

    José Fernando García, Ph.D.

    Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, Medellín

    Vice-Chair: Robotics

    Julián Colorado, Ph.D.

    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá

    Local Arrangements Chair:

     

     

    Vice-Chair: Poster Session

    Gustavo Osorio, Ph.D.

    Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Manizales

    Awards Chair:

    Eduardo Mojica, Ph.D.

    Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá

    Researcher

    Affiliation

    Andrés Pantoja

    Universidad de Nariño

    Jorge Finke

    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana - Cali

    Jorge Sofrony

    Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Bogotá

    Alain Gauthier

    Universidad de las Andes

    Hernando Díaz

    Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Bogotá

    Luis Felipe Giraldo

    Universidad de los Andes

    Javier Díaz

    IKERGUNE - Basque Country

    Alejandro Muñoz

    Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana - Medellín

    Jaime Moreno

    Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

    Jesús López

    Universidad Autónoma de Occidente - Cali

    Carlos Murillo

    Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Manizales

    Hernán Álvarez

    Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Medellín

    César Uribe

    University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign

    Carlos Parra

    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

    Olga Lucía Quintero

    Universidad EAFIT

    Maximiliano Bueno

    Universidad de la Salle

    Diana Ovalle

    Universidad Distrital

    Jairo Espinosa

    Universidad de Colombia - Medellín

    Felipe Valencia

    Universidad de Chile

    Carlos Toro

    A*STAR (Singapore)

    Leonel Rozo

    Italian Institute of Techonology

    Nicolás Rojas

    Imperial College of London

    Julián Bonilla

    GE Power Conversion - Berlín (Alemania)

     

     

    Raúl Muñoz

    Renewable Electrical Energy Systems Center - UPC

    John Jairo Martinez

    GipsaLab - Grenoble

    Ricardo Alzate

    Universidad Industrial de Santander

    José Rojas

    Universidad Industrial de Costa Rica

    José María Maestre

    Universidad de Sevilla

    Carlos Smith

    University of South Florida

    Fernando Bianchi

    Catalonia Institute of Technology

    Vadim Azhmyakov

    Universidad de Medellín

    Juan Sánchez Torres

    ITESO - Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara

    News

    October 09 – 2017. TRAVELING WITH AVIANCA.

     

    Dear authors and attendees, during the last weeks, there has been a strike from some Avianca pilots. Today, some air traffic controllers have adhered to this strike. Therefore, it is highly advisable to double check your flight with time to foresee any inconvenient.

    October 09 – 2017. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR AUTHORS.

     

    Dear authors, please check the author's section for important guidelines related to the oral sessions.

    September 27 – 2017. CO - SPONSORSHIP FROM CSS.

     

    Dear authors and attendees, we are proud to announce that our conference is technically co-sponsored by Control System Society (CSS) of IEEE.

     

    September 12 – 2017. COPYRIGHT

     

    Authors are suggested to ask for the copyright form directly to IEEE Colombia at colombia@ieee.org.co in order to avoid reprocessing. The copyright form will not be mandatory for final submission. This will be generated after final submission and sent to the authors via e-mail for signing.

     

    August 30 – 2017. GUIDELINES FOR POSTERS

     

    Dear authors, the guidelines for poster creation are now available. See the Authors section for more information.

     

     

    August 30 – 2017. CONFERENCE PROGRAM

     

    Dear authors and attendees, the general and detailed program are now available. See the program section for more information.

    August 30 – 2017. CLARIFICATION FOR POSTERS (PhD THESIS - PROGRESS)

     

    We got a special rate for PhD students which will only be presenting posters about their thesis progress (COP $ 400.000). In order to get such a discount, please contact IEEE Colombia (colombia@ieee.org.co ) in order to obtain more information about payment. No payment through the regular system will be admitted.

     

    PhD. students which will also present a regular contribution should pay the regular fee as presented in Registration section.

    August 23 – 2017. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – PhD Students

     

    The 3rd IEEE Colombian Conference on Automatic Control –CCAC2017- is organizing a poster session for PhD students working on Automatic Control and related disciplines. In this session the PhD students will present their recent results and progress in an interactive way. The poster session will be held on Thursday October 19 at the event location.

     

    The PhD students should submit a title, name, advisor name(s), key words, and an abstract with no more than 400 words explaining the main points of the thesis no later than September 30. This information must be sent by e-mail to Prof. Gustavo Osorio (ieeeccac_man@unal.edu.co), Prof. Diego Patiño (patino-d@javeriana.edu.co), and Prof. Freddy Ruiz (ruizf@javeriana.edu.co).

     

    The poster should be printed in the standard A0 portrait 1189mm x 841mm (46.8’’ x 33.1’’).

    August 23 – 2017. IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) Regional Student

    Branches Competition.

     

    The guidelines of the competition are now available.  See Awards for more information.

    August 23 – 2017. Promotional code – AVIANCA.

     

    Dear 3 rd IEEE CCAC 2017 attendees. AVIANCA provided a promo code for reaching the conference by plane. See the Venue section for more information.

     

    July 27 – 2017. Registration platform.

     

    Dear authors and conference attendees. The registration is open. Registration fees and details are provided in Section Registration at the bottom of the website.

     

    July 17 – 2017. Acceptance notifications.

     

    Dear authors. The International Program Committee of the 3rd IEEE CCAC is working hard to finalize the reviewing/selection process. Most of the work has been done. Therefore, acceptance/rejection notifications will be available very soon. We apologize for the caused inconvenient.

    June 30– 2017.  Acceptance notifications postponed: coming soon.

     

    The 3rd IEEE CCAC 2017 has received more contributions than the expected. The International Program Committee (IPC) is working hard to finalize the peer-reviewing process. Nevertheless, acceptance/rejection notifications may not be ready for the initial date of 30 June 2017. The notifications are postponed to 15 July. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

    May 23– 2017.  Your contributions have been received.

     

    All the submissions are under review. Thanks to the authors!

    May 9 – 2017. Final Deadline Extension of Paper Submission to 23 May

     

    Due to several kind requests, we have decided to extend the deadline for contributed papers. The new deadline is: 23 May 2017. This is a firm deadline and there will be no further extension. Do not wait the last minute to start submitting your contribution!

    February 3 – 2017. The reception of contributions is now open.

     

    Submit your contribution through  https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ieeeccac2017. Further information in Authors Section.

    Authors

    The main topics for the event include, but are not limited to, the following:

    Applied control for industrial and non-industrial areas

    • Applied control for Robots

    • Hybrid systems

    • Intelligent control

    • Mechatronics

    • Mobile robots

    • Modeling of dynamic Systems

    • Multi-Robot systems

    • Control of Power systems

    • Process Control and Automation

    • Process optimization

    • Sensing and sensor fusion

    • System Identification

    • Systems and signals

    • Control of Biological Systems and Biochemical Processes

    Paper submission

    The program committee invites you to submit 4 to 6 pages long papers in English or Spanish through https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ieeeccac2017The submitted papers are grouped as follows:

     

    • Regular papers (four to six pages, English language)

    • Students paper (four to six pages, either English or Spanish)

    • Industrial papers (two to six pages, either English or Spanish)

     

    The paper format, templates and submission instructions are available in the following links. You should use the provided IEEE templates:

     

    1. Latex Template, click here

    2. MS Word Template, US Letter click here

     

    Submitted papers to CCAC must be original, not previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere and must not be submitted to any other event or publisher during the entire review process. IEEE policy regarding plagiarism and duplicate submission/publication will be strictly enforced.

     

    Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE CCAC 2017 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®. Only English versions will be published in IEEE Xplore. To be published in the IEEE CCAC 2017 Conference Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference unless the TPC Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter arranged in advance of the event and who is qualified both to present and answer questions. The IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore®) if the paper is not presented at the conference.

     

    Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registration is valid for up to 2 papers.

     

    Final Submission: Camera - Ready Papers

    When submitting a final version of the contribution to the 3rd IEEE CCAC 2017 the contributor is first asked to take a look on the type of submission according to the final decision, i.e., regular paper or poster.

     

    To prepare the final version of your paper (both regular paper and poster) please read the following document click here.

     

    Authors are advised to ask for a filled version of the copyright to the Organizing Committee at colombia@ieee.org.co to avoid reprocessing. This will be sent to the corresponding author via e-mail for signing.

     

     

    Poster Guidelines

    The purpose of the regular poster session is to present the latest academic results with the opportunity to meet with colleagues for in-depth technical discussions. It is important to present your work clearly to attract attendees interested in your field, methods, application, etc.

     

    Preparing Your Poster Presentation before the Conference

     

    Your poster should cover the KEY POINTS of your work. The ideal poster is designed to:

     • Attract attention

     • Provide a brief overview of your work

     • Initiate discussion and questions

     

    The title of your poster should appear at the top in CAPITAL letters about 30mm high (font size 90 approx.)

     

    The author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s) are put below the title.

     

    The posters will be exhibited along the corridors of the assigned hall. Your poster should fit within the following dimensions (A0 template):

     

     • 841mm wide (33.1 in).

     • 1189mm tall (46.8 in)

     

    We strongly recommend to carefully prepare your poster well in advance of the conference. There will be no time or materials available for last minute preparations at the conference. If you think you may need certain materials to repair the poster after traveling, BRING THEM WITH YOU.

     

    Use color to highlight and make your poster more attractive, by using pictures, diagrams, cartoons, figures, etc., rather than only text wherever possible.

     

    The smallest text on your poster should be at least 9mm high (font size 28 approx.), and the important points should be in a larger font. Make your poster as self-explanatory as possible. This will save you time to use for discussions and questions.

     

    Onsite Information

    Push pins or Velcro will be provided to attach your posters to the boards.

     

    Your poster must be posted at least 1 hour prior to your presentation time and removed immediately after the session. If your poster is left behind, it will be discarded.

     

    Poster Printing

    All authors should print and bring their posters with them to the conference.

     

    Retrieval Information

    For any last minute help please contact

     

    Local Arrangements Chair:

    Eugenio Yime, PhD. (e-mail: eyime@unitecnologica.edu.co )

    Universidad Tecnológica de Bolivar

    GUIDELINES FOR ORAL SESSIONS

    These are the recommendation for your oral presentation:

     

    • The total time allowed to each speaker is 15 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions. There is no excuse for using more than your allotted time. Rehearse your presentation several times to avoid exceeding the allowed time. It is a discourtesy to your audience, the Session Chair, and the other speakers to exceed your allotted time. The Session Chairs are instructed to adhere to the printed schedule for the session. With four parallel sessions, this is critical to the overall success of the conference.

     

    • Audio and video equipment provided at the Conference: the conference will be equipped with a computer video projector and a computer that is connected to the projector for each oral presentation room.

     

    • The computers are equipped with Windows as well as Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

     

    • It is strongly recommended to all authors to check their presentation in the Speaker Ready Room for compatibility and proper operation. Be in the room 15 minutes before to check this.

     

    • There will be on site, people for logistic with IEEE Shirt if you have any question.

     

     

    Supported by

     

    Colombian Academic and Scientific Community (CSS chapter’s members), Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogotá, Universidad de los Andes, Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Bogotá y Manizales), and Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano (Medellín), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (España)

    Contact

     

    Additional details and Conference updates are available at: www.ieeeccac2017.org  Inquiries and doubts about the Conference may be addressed to: info@ieeeccac2017.org

    Conference organizers

     

    IEEE CSS Colombian Chapter and IEEE - Colombia.

    Program

    The general program of the 3rd IEEE CCAC 2017:

    The program of the 3rd IEEE CCAC 2017 is available at click here.

    The detailed preliminary program is available. It features all the accepted presentations with manuscripts submitted on time.

     

    Regular sessions: The regular sessions are organized by gathering together papers on close topics.

    Poster sessions: Papers scheduled in poster sessions have the same status as any other paper. Presentation is oral with poster.

    Poster sessions (PhD students): PhD Students have the chance to present the progress in their works.

     

    International and National Plenary Speakers

     

    Angelia Nedich (Wed. 18.10.17, 9:00 – 10:00 h)

    Distributed Systems: Optimization and Learning

     

    Jaime A. Moreno-Pérez (Wed. 18.10.17, 14:00 – 15:00 h)

    Observation and Control of Nonlinear Systems: An Approach from Homogeneity

     

    Ricardo S. Sánchez-Peña (Thu. 19.10.17, 11:10 – 12:00 h)

    First Artificial Pancreas Clinical tests in Latin America

     

    Claudio Rossi (Thu. 19.10.17, 17:10 – 18:10 h)

    Gear-less and Motor-less Robots at the Bio-inspired Systems Lab.

     

    Hernán D. Álvarez-Zapata (Thu. 19.10.17, 14:00 – 15:00 h)

    From Process Modeling to its Control

     

    Hernando Díaz-Morales (Fri. 20.10.17, 10:30 – 11:30 h)

    Parameter Estimation for a Synchronous Generator: Unscented Kalman Filter in an Algebraic-Differential Model

     

    Andres Pantoja-Bucheli (Wed. 18.10.17, 17:10 – 18:10 h)

    Control Applications in Smart Grids: Case Studies in the ALTERNAR Project

    Keynote Speakers

    International Keynote Speakers

    • Prof. Dr. Angelia Nedich

      Plenary Lecture: Distributed Systems: Optimization and Learning

      Arizona State University

       

      Biography.

       

      Angelia Nedich has a Ph.D. from Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, in Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Physics (1994), and a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA in Electrical and Computer Science Engineering (2002). She has worked as a senior engineer in BAE Systems North America, Advanced Information Technology Division at Burlington, MA. Currently, she is a faculty member at the school of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University, Tempe. Prior to joining Arizona State University, she has been a Willard Scholar faculty member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has been a recipient of NSF CAREER Award 2007 in Operations Research for her work in distributed multi-agent optimization. She is a recipient (jointly with her co-authors) of the Best Paper Award at the Winter Simulation Conference 2013 and the Best Paper Award at the International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks (WiOpt) 2015. Her general interest is in large scale complex systems dynamics and optimization.

    • Prof. Dr. Jaime A. Moreno-Pérez

      Plenary Lecture: “Observation and Control of Nonlinear Systems: an Approach from Homogeneity”

      Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

       

      Biography.

       

      Jaime A. Moreno received his PhD degree (Summa cum Laude) in Electrical Engineering (Automatic Control) from the Universität der Bundeswehr‐Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany in 1995. The Diplom‐Degree in Electrical Engineering (Automatic Control) from the Universität zu Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany in 1990, and the Licentiate‐Degree (with honors) in Electronic Engineering from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellin, Colombia in 1987. He is full Professor of Automatic Control and the Head of the Electrical and Computing Department at the Institute of Engineering from the National University of Mexico (UNAM), in Mexico City. From 2008 until 2011 he was the Chair of the IFAC Technical Committee “Bioprocesses and Biosystems”. He is the author and editor of 8 books, 3 book chapters, 1 patent, and author and co‐author of more than 230 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He spent a sabbatical year at the University of Stuttgart from August 2003 to August 2004. His current research interests include robust and non‐linear control with application to biochemical processes (wastewater treatment processes), the design of nonlinear observers, and higher order sliding mode control.

    • Prof. Dr. Ricardo S. Sánchez-Peña

      Plenary Lecture: First Artificial Pancreas Clinical tests in Latin America

      Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA)

       

      Biography.

       

      He received the Electronic Engineer degree from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA, 1978), and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology (1986, 1988), both in Electrical Engineering. In Argentina he worked between 1977 and 2004 in CITEFA, CNEA and the space agencies CNIE and CONAE. He collaborated with NASA, the German (DLR) and Brazilian (CTA/INPE) space agencies. He was Full Professor at UBA (1989- 2004), ICREA Senior Researcher at the UPC (2005-2009, Barcelona) and visiting Prof./Researcher at several Universities in the USA and the EU. He has consulted for ZonaTech (USA), Alstom-Ecotecnia (Spain) and STI and VENG (Argentina). He published 3 books and more than 140 journal and conference papers.

       

      He is recipient of the Premio Consagración in Engineering by the National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences (Argentina), the Group Achievement Award from NASA, and the Ingeniero Eminente award from IEEE. Since 2009 he is Director of the PhD Department at the Buenos Aires Institute of Technology (ITBA) and a CONICET Principal Investigator. He has applied Identification and Control techniques to acoustical, mechanical, aero and astronautical engineering, and currently to type 1 diabetes and neurobiology.

    • Prof. Dr. Claudio Rossi

      Plenary Lecture: Gear-less and Motor-less Robots at the Bio-inspired Systems Lab.

      Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and Centre for Automation and Robotics (CAR).

       

      Biography.

       

      Prof. Claudio Rossi received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 2001 with a thesis on Nature-inspired search techniques for hard optimization problems. He has been visiting researcher at the LIACS (Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science, NL), post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Artificial Intelligence at the UPM and Visiting Professor at the University Carlos III of Madrid. During 2005-09 he was "Ramon y Cajal" research fellow at the UPM, and since 2009 he is professor at the UPM. His research interests in the last years have been directed towards applications of Computational Intelligence techniques (evolutionary algorithms, neural networks and fuzzy rules systems) to robotics. Since 2009, he has started working on bio-inspired systems, shifting form Nature-based (software) search techniques to Nature-based physical systems. He is the founder and lead researcher of the Bio-Inspired Systems Lab at UPM, focusing on mechatronic design, control and smart materials as well as Evolutionary Robotics. The BSLab takes inspiration from animal biomechanics to design innovative, light and simple mechatronic systems, with an eye on future service robots that will share living and working space with humans. Prof. Rossi has participated in several international research projects, with ESA (European Space Agency), EC-funded (FP7, H202) and also with private companies. He is associated editor of Frontiers in Evolutionary Robotics and member of the editorial board of Frontiers in Bionics and Biomimetics (Frontiers in Robotics and AI), and associated editor of the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems for the topic of bioinspired robotics.

    National Keynote Speakers

    • Prof. Dr. Hernán D. Álvarez-Zapata

      Plenary Lecture: From Process Modeling to its Control.

      Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin campus.

       

      Biography.

       

      Hernán Alvarez was born in Medellín, Colombia. He graduated as Chemical Engineer from National University of Colombia, Medellín campus. In 1995 he obtained the Magister degree in Systems Engineering at the National University of Colombia defending a thesis on Neuro-Fuzzy hybrid intelligent control structure applied to chemical processes. This thesis was declared as a meritorious one. In 2000 he received the Ph.D. degree in Control Systems Engineering at the Instituto de Automática of National University of San Juan, Argentina. His doctoral thesis research topic was "Fuzzy inference systems for model predictive control, with application to the pH control of industrial waste water". This thesis was declared as Laureate. Currently he holds a Full Professor Tenure position at the National University of Colombia, performing both research activities and teaching at the graduate and postgraduate programs at the Processes and Energy Department, Faculty of Mines. His research interests are on Chemical Process Modelling and Control, Artificial Intelligence in Automatic Control, Fuzzy Inference Systems and Model Predictive Control. Up to the date he has been the advisor of six doctoral and 16 magister thesis, all finished. He has over 36 papers in journals and more that 70 works in proceedings.

    • Prof. Dr. Hernando Díaz-Morales

      Plenary Lecture: Parameter Estimation for a Synchronous Generator: Unscented Kalman Filter in an Algebraic-Differential Model.

      Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota campus.

       

      Biography.

       

      Hernando Díaz received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering and his M.Sc. in Electric Power Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1984 and 1977, respectively, and the B.Sc in Electronic Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He is full Professor from 1976 from the deparment of Electric and Electronic Engineering at Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He has consulted for the Latinamerican Energy Organization and for the Electric Engineering National Company. His research areas include theoretical immunology, modeling and control of immune system, applied mathematics, mathematical modeling, power systems, and dynamics and control of power systems.

    • Prof. Dr. Andres Pantoja-Bucheli

      Plenary Lecture: Control Applications in Smart Grids: Case Studies in the ALTERNAR Project

      Universidad de Nariño

       

      Biography.

       

      Andrés Pantoja received the B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from Universidad Nacional, Manizales, Colombia, in 1999, the M.S. degree, and the PhD. degree in Electronics Engineering from Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, in 2008 and 2012, respectively. In 2003, he joined Departamento de Electrónica, Universidad de Nariño, Pasto, Colombia, where he is currently Assistant Professor, director of the research group on electrical and electronics engineering (GIIEE), and head of the PERS and ALTERNAR projects. The research interests are dynamic resource allocation, distributed generation, distributed control in smart grids and buildings, and coordination in large-scale systems.

    Workshops

    The CCAC 2017 will offer 4 Pre-conference workshops on Tuesday, October 17 - 2017, addressing a number of specialized topics before the main conference. Questions can be directed to the Workshops Chair, Prof. Fredy Ruiz (ruizf@javeriana.edu.co).

     

    A Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus from Control Engineering

     

     

    Lecturers:

    Prof. Dr. Ricardo Sánchez Peña, PhD.

    Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA) and

    Prof. Dr. José García Tirado, PhD.

    Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano (ITM).

    Aerial Robotics: Foundations and Applications

     

     

    Lecturers:

    Prof. Dr. Julian David Colorado M, PhD.

    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and

    Prof. Dr. Iván F. Mondragón B, PhD.

    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.

    Distributed Optimization: from consensus to learning

     

     

    Lecturers:

    Cesar A. Uribe, PhD Student,

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,

    Eduardo Mojica, PhD.

    Universidad Nacional De Colombia.

    Soomin Lee, PhD.

    Georgia Institute of Technology

    Atlanta, GA, USA

     

    Hybrid Dynamical Systems: From Modeling and Stability Theory to Applications in Machine Learning, Engineering, and Finance

     

    Lecturer:

    Jorge Ivan Poveda, PhD Student.

    University of California, Santa Barbara

    Venue

    IEEE CCAC 2017 will be held at the Corales de Indias Hotel (photos and videos here). The venue is close to airport and historic center of Cartagena de Indias. The organizers have negotiated reasonable room rates which include most of resort amenities. This hotel offers a stay in which you will find modern and bright rooms all with ocean views and free Wi-Fi, a Peruvian à la carte restaurant, a gym, Spa area, swimming pool, and meeting rooms.

    The Conference venue address: Carrera 1 No 62- 198, Crespo, Cartagena Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

    Hotels

    Corales de Indias Hotel

    The organizing commitee of the 3rd IEEE CCAC 2017 recommends that all the attendees stay at Corales de Indias Hotel.

     

    Special offer for attendees:

     

    1 room - Single bed: COP $220000 + taxes + $6000 (hotel insurance) per day.

    1 room – double bed: COP $220000 + taxes + $12000 (hotel insurance) per day. This room may be arranged by one double bed or two single beds.

    Reservations should be done directly via e-mail: lilyam.rodriguez@ghlhoteles.com or by calling (+57) 316 2335754, (+57) 3177140278.

     

    The link to the hotel website:

    Corales de Indias Hotel

    Please be aware that no offer will be given for reservations via hotel website. This link is only for informative purposes.

     

    Holiday Inn – Morros

    1 room – single bed: COP $269.000/night

    1 room – double standard: COP $299.000/night

     

    All rates include:

        -   Buffet breakfast at BLUE restaurant.

        -   Free WIFI.

     

    General conditions:

        -   Check in time: 15.00hs - Check out 12.00hs.

        -   Offered rates are subject to availability.

        -   Rates, conditions, and benefits are confidential.

     

    Reservations: reservations.ctghi@ihg.com, andrea.palomino@ihg.com,

    mobile: (+57) 317 6447567

    Transportation

    Traveling to Cartagena de Indias

    Visitors arriving from abroad will most probably arrive by airplane at the Rafael Nuñez International airport.

     

    If you are traveling by plane to come to 3rd IEEE CCAC 2017 please consider AVIANCA as your flight company, as they have kindly provided a

    promotional code. Discounts are on applicable fares.  Promo code: GN241.

     

    From the airport

     

    The Corales de Indias hotel is reachable within a 15-min walking distance from the airport.

     

    Attendees staying at the venue hotel are advised to take a taxi (minimum fare ~5 USD) instead of the airport shuttle (~USD 40).

     

    Taxi and Buses

     

    To reach the Conference venue by using the integrated transport system take the T102 line of Transcaribe. Within Cartagena, taxi fares are usually less than USD 5.

    Social Events

    Opening Ceremony and Welcome cocktail

     

    Wednesday 18 October 18:30 h. Let us make a toast to reconnect with colleagues!

     

    Gala Dinner

     

    Wednesday 18 October 20:00 h at Club de Pesca. There will be a shuttle from the hotel to the dinner place. There is no need to dress up (full suit) but just keep in mind that it is a gala dinner.

     

    Chiva Rumbera

     

    Thursday 19 October 17:30 h. Registered attendees will be picked up at the hotel. Consider wearing comfortable shoes.

     

    Closing Ceremony

     

    Friday 20 October 11:30 h. The Closing Ceremony will be the last official event of the 3rd IEEE CCAC 2017. This farewell reception will be the opportunity to get to known the next hosting city.

     

     

     

    Registration

    Please read all the information below first. You must register before you can submit a final paper.  Please use the appropriate link based on your participation type.

     

    Full registration includes: access to all Congress sessions, coffee/tea breaks, USB disk with Conference preprints. This registration includes possibility to upload up to 2 final papers.

     

    Student registration includes: access to all Congress sessions, coffee/tea breaks, USB disk with Conference preprints. This registration includes possibility to upload up to 1 final paper.

    Early registration fees

    REGISTRATION
    Category Classes of Registration Early Registration Fees (USD) Regular Registration Fees (USD)
    R1 IEEE Student Members, CSS Members Non-Authors 170 210
    R2 IEEE Student Members Non-Authors 190 230
    R3 Students Non-Members and Non-Authors 210 250
    R4 IEEE Student Members, CSS Members Authors 190 270
    R5 Author IEEE and Professional IEEE 240 290
    R6 Author IEEE Nonmember or Professional IEEE Nonmember 260 310
    * Adittional Page (Maximum 2 additional pages for each paper) 15 20
    * Tutorial  15 20
    * Gala Dinner 60 70




     

    Registration for authors: Only R4, R5, R6
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    The value of each category of registration in the payment platform is in Colombian pesos (COP) at an estimated value that you encountered in dollars. (USD).
    Category Payment Platform Early Registration Fees (COP) Regular Registration Fees (COP)
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    R2 IEEE Student Members Non-Authors $550.000 $660.000
    R3 Students Non-Members and Non-Authors $600.000 $720.000
    R4 IEEE Student Members, CSS Members Authors $550.000 $780.000
    R5 Author IEEE and Professional IEEE $700.000 $820.000
    R6 Author IEEE Nonmember or Professional IEEE Nonmember $750.000 $900.000
    * Adittional Page (Maximum 2 additional pages for each paper) $50.000 $60.000
    * Tutorial  $50.000 $60.000
    * Gala Dinner $180.000 $200.000




     

    Registration is open and available at the blue button "Registration".

    Sponsors

    The 3rd IEEE CCAC 2017 is sponsored by the Colombian chapter of the IEEE Control Systems Society with the co-sponsorship of the following Universities: Universidad Tecnológica de Bolivar, Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), and Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano.

    The NOC of the 3rd IEEE CCAC gratefully acknowledge the generous support from the IEEE Control System Society (CSS) and its Outreach Fund to bring the keynote speakers and support outstanding students

    Corporate Sponsorship and Exhibitors

     

     

     

    The 3rd IEEE CCAC would like to offer sponsorship opportunities with potential exhibit space for interested corporations. If you are interested in being a sponsor or exhibitor at the 3rd IEEE CCAC please contact Professor Diego Patiño patino-d@javeriana.edu.co.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Awards

    Alain Gauthier Award

     

     

    Description: This award is given by IEEE CSS Colombia to an outstanding control engineer and practitioner who has contributed significantly in education and research, or in scientific projects driving to a significant breakthrough in the field. The prize will be delivered during the main ceremony at the conference.

     

     

     

    CSS Student Branches

     

    This award recognizes the best CSS Student Branches activities, developed during previous year. A space of 1 hour will be available in which each participant chapter will present activities in a poster format.

     

    Participation requirements:

     

    • Existence on an active CSS Chapter at the participant university at the moment of postulating.
    • At least one chapter’s member should be registered in the conference to present their work and receive the award in case of winning.

     

     

     

     

    3rd IEEE CCAC 2017

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    October 18-20/2017

    Conference

    The 3rd Colombian Conference on Automatic Control (CCAC) will be held on the beautiful city of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia on October 18-20, 2017. This conference is sponsored by IEEE and the Colombian chapter of the IEEE Control System Society. The CCAC 2017 technical program will feature the presentation of contributed papers, as well tutorial sessions, focusing on technological advances and applications of control theory. The focus of the conference includes, but are not limited to, all aspects of control engineering for practical control systems, from analysis and design, through simulation and hardware utilization.

     

    The objective of the Conference is to gather academic and industrial researchers and practitioners, to discuss the state of the art, research and developments in control engineering accounting both theoretical aspects and applications for sharing and encouraging technology development in Colombia and the Latin American región.

     

    Organizing Commmittee

    IPC Members

    General Co-Chair

    Carlos Ocampo-Martinez, Ph.D.

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech

    cocampo@iri.upc.edu

    Finance Chair:

    Lorena García

    IEEE – Sección Colombia

    General Co-Chair

    Jose Luis Villa, Ph.D.

    Universidad Tecnológica de Bolivar

    jvilla@unitecnologica.edu.co

    Workshop Chair:

    Fredy Ruiz, Ph.D.

    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá

    Program Chair:

    Diego Patiño, Ph.D.

    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá

    Publications Chair:

     

    Vice-Chair: Control Systems

    Nicanor Quijano Ph.D.

    Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá

    Advertising Chair:

    José Fernando García, Ph.D.

    Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, Medellín

    Vice-Chair: Robotics

    Julián Colorado, Ph.D.

    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá

    Local Arrangements Chair:

    Vice-Chair: Poster Session

    Gustavo Osorio, Ph.D.

    Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Manizales

    Awards Chair:

    Eduardo Mojica, Ph.D.

    Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá

    Researcher

    Affiliation

    Andrés Pantoja

    Universidad de Nariño

    Jorge Finke

    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana - Cali

    Jorge Sofrony

    Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Bogotá

    Alain Gauthier

    Universidad de las Andes

    Hernando Díaz

    Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Bogotá

    Luis Felipe Giraldo

    Universidad de los Andes

    Javier Díaz

    IKERGUNE - Basque Country

    Alejandro Muñoz

    Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana - Medellín

    Jaime Moreno

    Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

    Jesús López

    Universidad Autónoma de Occidente - Cali

    Carlos Murillo

    Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Manizales

    Hernán Álvarez

    Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Medellín

    César Uribe

    University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign

    Carlos Parra

    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

    Olga Lucía Quintero

    Universidad EAFIT

    Maximiliano Bueno

    Universidad de la Salle

    Diana Ovalle

    Universidad Distrital

    Jairo Espinosa

    Universidad de Colombia - Medellín

    Felipe Valencia

    Universidad de Chile

    Carlos Toro

    A*STAR (Singapore)

    Leonel Rozo

    Italian Institute of Techonology

    Nicolás Rojas

    Imperial College of London

    Julián Bonilla

    GE Power Conversion - Berlín (Alemania)

    Raúl Muñoz

    Renewable Electrical Energy Systems Center - UPC

    John Jairo Martinez

    GipsaLab - Grenoble

    Ricardo Alzate

    Universidad Industrial de Santander

    José Rojas

    Universidad Industrial de Costa Rica

    José María Maestre

    Universidad de Sevilla

    Carlos Smith

    University of South Florida

    Fernando Bianchi

    Catalonia Institute of Technology

    Vadim Azhmyakov

    Universidad de Medellín

    Juan Sánchez Torres

    ITESO - Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara

    News

    Authors

    Program

    Keynote Speakers

    • Prof. Dr. Angelia Nedich

      Plenary Lecture: Distributed Systems: Optimization and Learning

      Arizona State University

       

      Biography.

       

      Angelia Nedich has a Ph.D. from Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, in Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Physics (1994), and a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA in Electrical and Computer Science Engineering (2002). She has worked as a senior engineer in BAE Systems North America, Advanced Information Technology Division at Burlington, MA. Currently, she is a faculty member at the school of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University, Tempe. Prior to joining Arizona State University, she has been a Willard Scholar faculty member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has been a recipient of NSF CAREER Award 2007 in Operations Research for her work in distributed multi-agent optimization. She is a recipient (jointly with her co-authors) of the Best Paper Award at the Winter Simulation Conference 2013 and the Best Paper Award at the International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks (WiOpt) 2015. Her general interest is in large scale complex systems dynamics and optimization.

    • Prof. Dr. Ricardo S. Sánchez-Peña

      Plenary Lecture: First Artificial Pancreas Clinical tests in Latin America

      Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA)

       

      Biography.

       

      He received the Electronic Engineer degree from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA, 1978), and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology (1986, 1988), both in Electrical Engineering. In Argentina he worked between 1977 and 2004 in CITEFA, CNEA and the space agencies CNIE and CONAE. He collaborated with NASA, the German (DLR) and Brazilian (CTA/INPE) space agencies. He was Full Professor at UBA (1989- 2004), ICREA Senior Researcher at the UPC (2005-2009, Barcelona) and visiting Prof./Researcher at several Universities in the USA and the EU. He has consulted for ZonaTech (USA), Alstom-Ecotecnia (Spain) and STI and VENG (Argentina). He published 3 books and more than 140 journal and conference papers.

       

      He is recipient of the Premio Consagración in Engineering by the National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences (Argentina), the Group Achievement Award from NASA, and the Ingeniero Eminente award from IEEE. Since 2009 he is Director of the PhD Department at the Buenos Aires Institute of Technology (ITBA) and a CONICET Principal Investigator. He has applied Identification and Control techniques to acoustical, mechanical, aero and astronautical engineering, and currently to type 1 diabetes and neurobiology.

    • Prof. Dr. Jaime A. Moreno-Pérez

      Plenary Lecture: “Observation and Control of Nonlinear Systems: an Approach from Homogeneity”

      Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

       

      Biography.

       

      Jaime A. Moreno received his PhD degree (Summa cum Laude) in Electrical Engineering (Automatic Control) from the Universität der Bundeswehr‐Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany in 1995. The Diplom‐Degree in Electrical Engineering (Automatic Control) from the Universität zu Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany in 1990, and the Licentiate‐Degree (with honors) in Electronic Engineering from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellin, Colombia in 1987. He is full Professor of Automatic Control and the Head of the Electrical and Computing Department at the Institute of Engineering from the National University of Mexico (UNAM), in Mexico City. From 2008 until 2011 he was the Chair of the IFAC Technical Committee “Bioprocesses and Biosystems”. He is the author and editor of 8 books, 3 book chapters, 1 patent, and author and co‐author of more than 230 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He spent a sabbatical year at the University of Stuttgart from August 2003 to August 2004. His current research interests include robust and non‐linear control with application to biochemical processes (wastewater treatment processes), the design of nonlinear observers, and higher order sliding mode control.

    • Prof. Dr. Claudio Rossi

      Plenary Lecture: Gear-less and Motor-less Robots at the Bio-inspired Systems Lab.

      Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and Centre for Automation and Robotics (CAR).

      Biography.

       

      Prof. Claudio Rossi received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 2001 with a thesis on Nature-inspired search techniques for hard optimization problems. He has been visiting researcher at the LIACS (Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science, NL), post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Artificial Intelligence at the UPM and Visiting Professor at the University Carlos III of Madrid. During 2005-09 he was "Ramon y Cajal" research fellow at the UPM, and since 2009 he is professor at the UPM. His research interests in the last years have been directed towards applications of Computational Intelligence techniques (evolutionary algorithms, neural networks and fuzzy rules systems) to robotics. Since 2009, he has started working on bio-inspired systems, shifting form Nature-based (software) search techniques to Nature-based physical systems. He is the founder and lead researcher of the Bio-Inspired Systems Lab at UPM, focusing on mechatronic design, control and smart materials as well as Evolutionary Robotics. The BSLab takes inspiration from animal biomechanics to design innovative, light and simple mechatronic systems, with an eye on future service robots that will share living and working space with humans. Prof. Rossi has participated in several international research projects, with ESA (European Space Agency), EC-funded (FP7, H202) and also with private companies. He is associated editor of Frontiers in Evolutionary Robotics and member of the editorial board of Frontiers in Bionics and Biomimetics (Frontiers in Robotics and AI), and associated editor of the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems for the topic of bioinspired robotics.

    • Prof. Dr. Hernán D. Álvarez-Zapata

      Plenary Lecture: From Process Modeling to its Control.

      Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin campus.

       

      Biography.

       

      Hernán Alvarez was born in Medellín, Colombia. He graduated as Chemical Engineer from National University of Colombia, Medellín campus. In 1995 he obtained the Magister degree in Systems Engineering at the National University of Colombia defending a thesis on Neuro-Fuzzy hybrid intelligent control structure applied to chemical processes. This thesis was declared as a meritorious one. In 2000 he received the Ph.D. degree in Control Systems Engineering at the Instituto de Automática of National University of San Juan, Argentina. His doctoral thesis research topic was "Fuzzy inference systems for model predictive control, with application to the pH control of industrial waste water". This thesis was declared as Laureate. Currently he holds a Full Professor Tenure position at the National University of Colombia, performing both research activities and teaching at the graduate and postgraduate programs at the Processes and Energy Department, Faculty of Mines. His research interests are on Chemical Process Modelling and Control, Artificial Intelligence in Automatic Control, Fuzzy Inference Systems and Model Predictive Control. Up to the date he has been the advisor of six doctoral and 16 magister thesis, all finished. He has over 36 papers in journals and more that 70 works in proceedings.

    • Prof. Dr. Hernando Díaz-Morales

      Plenary Lecture: Parameter Estimation for a Synchronous Generator: Unscented Kalman Filter in an Algebraic-Differential Model.

      Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota campus.

       

      Biography.

       

      Hernando Díaz received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering and his M.Sc. in Electric Power Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1984 and 1977, respectively, and the B.Sc in Electronic Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He is full Professor from 1976 from the deparment of Electric and Electronic Engineering at Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He has consulted for the Latinamerican Energy Organization and for the Electric Engineering National Company. His research areas include theoretical immunology, modeling and control of immune system, applied mathematics, mathematical modeling, power systems, and dynamics and control of power systems.

    • Prof. Dr. Andres Pantoja-Bucheli

      Plenary Lecture: Control Applications in Smart Grids: Case Studies in the ALTERNAR Project

      Universidad de Nariño

       

      Biography.

       

      Andrés Pantoja received the B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from Universidad Nacional, Manizales, Colombia, in 1999, the M.S. degree, and the PhD. degree in Electronics Engineering from Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, in 2008 and 2012, respectively. In 2003, he joined Departamento de Electrónica, Universidad de Nariño, Pasto, Colombia, where he is currently Assistant Professor, director of the research group on electrical and electronics engineering (GIIEE), and head of the PERS and ALTERNAR projects. The research interests are dynamic resource allocation, distributed generation, distributed control in smart grids and buildings, and coordination in large-scale systems.

    Workshops

    Venue

    Social Events

    Registration

    Sponsors

    AWARDS

    • Paper decision notification:

      July 15 2017

    Organizing

    Commmittee

    IPC Members

    General Co-Chair

    Carlos Ocampo-Martinez, Ph.D.

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech

    cocampo@iri.upc.edu

    Finance Chair:

    Lorena García

    IEEE – Sección Colombia

    General Co-Chair

    Jose Luis Villa, Ph.D.

    Universidad Tecnológica de Bolivar

    jvilla@unitecnologica.edu.co

    Workshop Chair:

    Fredy Ruiz, Ph.D.

    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá

    Program Chair:

    Diego Patiño, Ph.D.

    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá

    Publications Chair:

     

    Vice-Chair: Control Systems

    Nicanor Quijano Ph.D.

    Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá

    Advertising Chair:

    José Fernando García, Ph.D.

    Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, Medellín

    Vice-Chair: Robotics

    Julián Colorado, Ph.D.

    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá

    Local Arrangements Chair:

    Vice-Chair: Poster Session

    Gustavo Osorio, Ph.D.

    Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Manizales

    Awards Chair:

    Eduardo Mojica, Ph.D.

    Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá

    Researcher

    Affiliation

    Andrés Pantoja

    Universidad de Nariño

    Jorge Finke

    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana - Cali

    Jorge Sofrony

    Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Bogotá

    Alain Gauthier

    Universidad de las Andes

    Hernando Díaz

    Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Bogotá

    Luis Felipe Giraldo

    Universidad de los Andes

    Javier Díaz

    IKERGUNE - Basque Country

    Alejandro Muñoz

    Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana - Medellín

    Jaime Moreno

    Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

    Jesús López

    Universidad Autónoma de Occidente - Cali

    Carlos Murillo

    Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Manizales

    Hernán Álvarez

    Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Medellín

    César Uribe

    University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign

    Carlos Parra

    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

    Olga Lucía Quintero

    Universidad EAFIT

    Maximiliano Bueno

    Universidad de la Salle

    Diana Ovalle

    Universidad Distrital

    Jairo Espinosa

    Universidad de Colombia - Medellín

    Felipe Valencia

    Universidad de Chile

    Carlos Toro

    A*STAR (Singapore)

    Leonel Rozo

    Italian Institute of Techonology

    Nicolás Rojas

    Imperial College of London

    Julián Bonilla

    GE Power Conversion - Berlín (Alemania)

    Raúl Muñoz

    Renewable Electrical Energy Systems Center - UPC

    John Jairo Martinez

    GipsaLab - Grenoble

    Ricardo Alzate

    Universidad Industrial de Santander

    José Rojas

    Universidad Industrial de Costa Rica

    José María Maestre

    Universidad de Sevilla

    Carlos Smith

    University of South Florida

    Fernando Bianchi

    Catalonia Institute of Technology

    Vadim Azhmyakov

    Universidad de Medellín

    Juan Sánchez Torres

    ITESO - Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara

    • Camera-ready final manuscripts:

      September 15 2017

      Early registration date:

      September 15 2017

      Paper decision notification:

      July 21 2017

      Paper decision notification:

      July 15 2017

    Organizing

    Commmittee

    IPC Members

    General Co-Chair

    Carlos Ocampo-Martinez, Ph.D.

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech

    cocampo@iri.upc.edu

    General Co-Chair

    Jose Luis Villa, Ph.D.

    Universidad Tecnológica de Bolivar

    jvilla@unitecnologica.edu.co

    Program Chair:

    Diego Patiño, Ph.D.

    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá

    Vice-Chair: Control Systems

    Nicanor Quijano Ph.D.

    Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá

    Vice-Chair: Robotics

    Julián Colorado, Ph.D.

    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá

    Vice-Chair: Poster Session

    Gustavo Osorio, Ph.D.

    Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Manizales

    Finance Chair:

    Lorena García

    IEEE – Sección Colombia

    Workshop Chair:

    Fredy Ruiz, Ph.D.

    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá

    Publications Chair:

     

    Publicity Chair:

    José Fernando García, Ph.D.

    Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, Medellín

    Local Arrangements Chair:

     

    Awards Chair:

    Eduardo Mojica, Ph.D.

    Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá

    Researcher

    Affiliation

    Andrés Pantoja

    Universidad de Nariño

    Jorge Finke

    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana - Cali

    Jorge Sofrony

    Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Bogotá

    Alain Gauthier

    Universidad de las Andes

    Hernando Díaz

    Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Bogotá

    Luis Felipe Giraldo

    Universidad de los Andes

    Javier Díaz

    IKERGUNE - Basque Country

    Alejandro Muñoz

    Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana - Medellín

    Jaime Moreno

    Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

    Jesús López

    Universidad Autónoma de Occidente - Cali

    Carlos Murillo

    Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Manizales

    Hernán Álvarez

    Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Medellín

    César Uribe

    University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign

    Carlos Parra

    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

    Olga Lucía Quintero

    Universidad EAFIT

    Maximiliano Bueno

    Universidad de la Salle

    Diana Ovalle

    Universidad Distrital

    Jairo Espinosa

    Universidad de Colombia - Medellín

    Felipe Valencia

    Universidad de Chile

    Carlos Toro

    A*STAR (Singapore)

    Leonel Rozo

    Italian Institute of Techonology

    Nicolás Rojas

    Imperial College of London

    Julián Bonilla

    GE Power Conversion - Berlín (Alemania)

    Raúl Muñoz

    Renewable Electrical Energy Systems Center - UPC

    John Jairo Martinez

    GipsaLab - Grenoble

    Ricardo Alzate

    Universidad Industrial de Santander

    José Rojas

    Universidad Industrial de Costa Rica

    José María Maestre

    Universidad de Sevilla

    Carlos Smith

    University of South Florida

    Fernando Bianchi

    Catalonia Institute of Technology

    Vadim Azhmyakov

    Universidad de Medellín

    Juan Sánchez Torres

    ITESO - Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara

    Applied control for industrial and non-industrial areas

    • Applied control for Robots

    • Hybrid systems

    • Intelligent control

    • Mechatronics

    • Mobile robots

    • Modeling of dynamic Systems

    • Multi-Robot systems

    • Control of Power systems

    • Process Control and Automation

    • Process optimization

    • Sensing and sensor fusion

    • System Identification

    • Systems and signals

    • Control of Biological Systems and Biochemical Processes

    • Prof. Dr. Angelia Nedich

      Plenary Lecture: Distributed Systems: Optimization and Learning

      Arizona State University

       

      Biography.

       

      Angelia Nedich has a Ph.D. from Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, in Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Physics (1994), and a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA in Electrical and Computer Science Engineering (2002). She has worked as a senior engineer in BAE Systems North America, Advanced Information Technology Division at Burlington, MA. Currently, she is a faculty member at the school of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University, Tempe. Prior to joining Arizona State University, she has been a Willard Scholar faculty member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has been a recipient of NSF CAREER Award 2007 in Operations Research for her work in distributed multi-agent optimization. She is a recipient (jointly with her co-authors) of the Best Paper Award at the Winter Simulation Conference 2013 and the Best Paper Award at the International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks (WiOpt) 2015. Her general interest is in large scale complex systems dynamics and optimization.

    • Prof. Dr. Ricardo S. Sánchez-Peña

      Plenary Lecture: First Artificial Pancreas Clinical tests in Latin America

      Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA)

       

      Biography.

       

      He received the Electronic Engineer degree from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA, 1978), and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology (1986, 1988), both in Electrical Engineering. In Argentina he worked between 1977 and 2004 in CITEFA, CNEA and the space agencies CNIE and CONAE. He collaborated with NASA, the German (DLR) and Brazilian (CTA/INPE) space agencies. He was Full Professor at UBA (1989- 2004), ICREA Senior Researcher at the UPC (2005-2009, Barcelona) and visiting Prof./Researcher at several Universities in the USA and the EU. He has consulted for ZonaTech (USA), Alstom-Ecotecnia (Spain) and STI and VENG (Argentina). He published 3 books and more than 140 journal and conference papers.

       

      He is recipient of the Premio Consagración in Engineering by the National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences (Argentina), the Group Achievement Award from NASA, and the Ingeniero Eminente award from IEEE. Since 2009 he is Director of the PhD Department at the Buenos Aires Institute of Technology (ITBA) and a CONICET Principal Investigator. He has applied Identification and Control techniques to acoustical, mechanical, aero and astronautical engineering, and currently to type 1 diabetes and neurobiology.

    • Prof. Dr. Jaime A. Moreno-Pérez

      Plenary Lecture: “Observation and Control of Nonlinear Systems: an Approach from Homogeneity”

      Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

       

      Biography.

       

      Jaime A. Moreno received his PhD degree (Summa cum Laude) in Electrical Engineering (Automatic Control) from the Universität der Bundeswehr‐Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany in 1995. The Diplom‐Degree in Electrical Engineering (Automatic Control) from the Universität zu Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany in 1990, and the Licentiate‐Degree (with honors) in Electronic Engineering from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellin, Colombia in 1987. He is full Professor of Automatic Control and the Head of the Electrical and Computing Department at the Institute of Engineering from the National University of Mexico (UNAM), in Mexico City. From 2008 until 2011 he was the Chair of the IFAC Technical Committee “Bioprocesses and Biosystems”. He is the author and editor of 8 books, 3 book chapters, 1 patent, and author and co‐author of more than 230 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He spent a sabbatical year at the University of Stuttgart from August 2003 to August 2004. His current research interests include robust and non‐linear control with application to biochemical processes (wastewater treatment processes), the design of nonlinear observers, and higher order sliding mode control.

    • Prof. Dr. Claudio Rossi

      Plenary Lecture: Gear-less and Motor-less Robots at the Bio-inspired Systems Lab.

      Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and Centre for Automation and Robotics (CAR).

      Biography.

       

      Prof. Claudio Rossi received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 2001 with a thesis on Nature-inspired search techniques for hard optimization problems. He has been visiting researcher at the LIACS (Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science, NL), post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Artificial Intelligence at the UPM and Visiting Professor at the University Carlos III of Madrid. During 2005-09 he was "Ramon y Cajal" research fellow at the UPM, and since 2009 he is professor at the UPM. His research interests in the last years have been directed towards applications of Computational Intelligence techniques (evolutionary algorithms, neural networks and fuzzy rules systems) to robotics. Since 2009, he has started working on bio-inspired systems, shifting form Nature-based (software) search techniques to Nature-based physical systems. He is the founder and lead researcher of the Bio-Inspired Systems Lab at UPM, focusing on mechatronic design, control and smart materials as well as Evolutionary Robotics. The BSLab takes inspiration from animal biomechanics to design innovative, light and simple mechatronic systems, with an eye on future service robots that will share living and working space with humans. Prof. Rossi has participated in several international research projects, with ESA (European Space Agency), EC-funded (FP7, H202) and also with private companies. He is associated editor of Frontiers in Evolutionary Robotics and member of the editorial board of Frontiers in Bionics and Biomimetics (Frontiers in Robotics and AI), and associated editor of the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems for the topic of bioinspired robotics.

    • Prof. Dr. Hernán D. Álvarez-Zapata

      Plenary Lecture: From Process Modeling to its Control.

      Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin campus.

       

      Biography.

       

      Hernán Alvarez was born in Medellín, Colombia. He graduated as Chemical Engineer from National University of Colombia, Medellín campus. In 1995 he obtained the Magister degree in Systems Engineering at the National University of Colombia defending a thesis on Neuro-Fuzzy hybrid intelligent control structure applied to chemical processes. This thesis was declared as a meritorious one. In 2000 he received the Ph.D. degree in Control Systems Engineering at the Instituto de Automática of National University of San Juan, Argentina. His doctoral thesis research topic was "Fuzzy inference systems for model predictive control, with application to the pH control of industrial waste water". This thesis was declared as Laureate. Currently he holds a Full Professor Tenure position at the National University of Colombia, performing both research activities and teaching at the graduate and postgraduate programs at the Processes and Energy Department, Faculty of Mines. His research interests are on Chemical Process Modelling and Control, Artificial Intelligence in Automatic Control, Fuzzy Inference Systems and Model Predictive Control. Up to the date he has been the advisor of six doctoral and 16 magister thesis, all finished. He has over 36 papers in journals and more that 70 works in proceedings.

    • Prof. Dr. Hernando Díaz-Morales

      Plenary Lecture: Parameter Estimation for a Synchronous Generator: Unscented Kalman Filter in an Algebraic-Differential Model..

      Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota campus.

       

      Biography.

       

      Hernando Díaz received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering and his M.Sc. in Electric Power Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1984 and 1977, respectively, and the B.Sc in Electronic Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He is full Professor from 1976 from the deparment of Electric and Electronic Engineering at Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He has consulted for the Latinamerican Energy Organization and for the Electric Engineering National Company. His research areas include theoretical immunology, modeling and control of immune system, applied mathematics, mathematical modeling, power systems, and dynamics and control of power systems.

    • Prof. Dr. Andres Pantoja-Bucheli

      Plenary Lecture: Control Applications in Smart Grids: Case Studies in the ALTERNAR Project

      Universidad de Nariño

       

      Biography.

       

      Andrés Pantoja received the B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from Universidad Nacional, Manizales, Colombia, in 1999, the M.S. degree, and the PhD. degree in Electronics Engineering from Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, in 2008 and 2012, respectively. In 2003, he joined Departamento de Electrónica, Universidad de Nariño, Pasto, Colombia, where he is currently Assistant Professor, director of the research group on electrical and electronics engineering (GIIEE), and head of the PERS and ALTERNAR projects. The research interests are dynamic resource allocation, distributed generation, distributed control in smart grids and buildings, and coordination in large-scale systems.

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