13th IEEE International Workshop on Factory Communication Systems
Communication in Automation
May 31 - June 2, 2017, Trondheim, Norway

Call for papers


The WFCS workshop is the largest IEEE technical event specially dedicated to industrial communication systems. The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers, practitioners and developers to review current trends in this area and to present and discuss new ideas and new research directions.


  • Real-time and Dependability in Industrial Communication Systems: message scheduling; task allocation; fault-tolerant communication; performance analysis; safety and security issues; synchronization.
  • System Integration in Industrial Automation Systems: vertical and life-cycle aspects; web-based setup, maintenance, and configuration; transparency vs. security; data-flow management; internetworking; hybrid wired/wireless industrial infrastructures; M2M communication, Plug-and-Work and self- mechanisms.
  • Information and Communication Technology in Automation: system design; component-based systems, web frameworks; cloud computing, service-oriented architectures (SoA); mobile computing; modeling and specification techniques; formal methods; Internet of Things (IoT)/Internet of Services.
  • Recent advances in research domains with similar technical requirements: networked control systems; wireless sensor networks; smart grid communications and building automation networks; automotive and train-control networks; distributed real-time embedded systems.

Conference topics:

  • Fieldbus networks
  • Industrial Ethernet networks
  • IP-based networks
  • Industrial wireless networks
  • Industrial Applications of Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Networked embedded systems
  • Sensor networks
  • Building automation networks
  • Automotive and train-control networks
  • Factory and Process automation networks
  • Real-time communication and applications
  • Web-based communication and applications
  • Distributed application platforms
  • Safety and security in industrial communications
  • M2M communication
  • Fault tolerance in industrial communications
  • Configuration tools & network management
  • Internetworking & interoperability
  • System aspects
  • Case studies

Submission of Papers:

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically in PDF format, according to the instructions contained in the Conference web site. Contributions must contain original unpublished work. Papers that have been concurrently submitted to other conferences or journals (double submissions) will be automatically rejected. Papers are to be submitted electronically in PDF format.
Two types of submissions are solicited: Long Papers - from 8 to 10 double-column pages. Work-in-Progress Papers - limited to 4 double-column pages. For further details, please consult the conference web pages.

Paper Acceptance:

Each accepted paper must be presented at the conference by one of the authors. The final manuscript must be accompanied by a registration form and a registration fee payment proof. All conference attendees, including authors and session chairpersons, must pay the conference registration fee, and their travel expenses.

Further information:

tel: +47-93-00-3112
email: contact@wfcs2017.org

Author’s Schedule:

Regular papers:

  • Submission deadline
    March 19, 2017
  • Notification for acceptance
    April 16, 2017
  • Deadline for final manuscript
    May 7, 2017
  • Conference
    May 31 – June 2, 2017

WiP papers:

  • Submission deadline
    April 9, 2017
  • Notification for acceptance
    April 30, 2017
  • Deadline for final manuscript
    May 7, 2017
  • Conference
    May 31 – June 2, 2017