Intelligent Industrial Systems

TC Leadership

Pavel Vrba

TC Chair

Pavel Vrba (Email)
Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Amro M. Farid

TC Chair

Amro M. Farid (Email)
Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, USA

Thomas Strasser

TC Chair

Thomas Strasser (Email)
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria

Our Goal

The goal of this TC is to provide a platform for researchers and industrial experts to share their experiences and ideas related to the next generation of intelligent, plug-and-play, cyber-physical industrial systems. The transformation of traditional monolithic, hierarchical and centralized legacy control and data acquisition systems is supported by the latest initiatives and technologies such as Industry 4.0, Cyber-physical Systems, Internet-of-Things, Big Data and Internet of Services. This TC aims at concentrating the knowledge related to the research and application of these new cybernetic methods into various industrial sectors, including production control systems, smart grids and smart cities, water/waste water treatment, transportation, and others. The TC especially encourages validation of developed solutions on physical demonstrators, either in laboratory or real industrial environments.


  • Robert Brennan, University of Clagary, Canada
  • Armando Walter Colombo, University of Applied Sciences Emden-Leer, Germany
  • William Dai, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Adriano Ferreira, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal
  • Pedro Ferreira, Loughborough University, UK
  • Adriana Giret, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
  • William Gruver, SFU, Canada
  • Ken Hall, Rockwell Automation, USA
  • Davide Hästbacka, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
  • Petr Kadera, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Stamatis Karnouskos, SAP, Germany
  • Anna Magdalena Kosek, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Chung Sing Lai, University of Oxford, UK
  • Loi Lei Lai, State Grid Energy Research Institute, China
  • Sebastian Lehnhoff, OFFIS, Germany
  • Paulo Leitão, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal
  • Wilfried Lepuschitz, Practical Robotics Institute Austria, Austria
  • Niels Lohse, Loughborough University, UK
  • Vladimír Marík, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Munir Merdan, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
  • Peter Palensky, TU Delft, The Netherlands
  • Luis Ribeiro, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Sebastian Rohjans, OFFIS, Germany
  • Petr Skobelev, Multi-Agent Technology, Ltd, UK
  • Thomas Strasser, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
  • Pavel Tichy, Rockwell Automation Research and Development Center, Czech Republic
  • Damien Trentesaux, University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambrésis, France
  • Valeriy Vyatkin, Alto University, Finland & Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
  • Gulnara Zhabelova, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
  • Alois Zoitl, Fortiss, Germany

Recent Activities

Join Us

The TC provides a platform for networking of researchers and professionals in the field of intelligent industrial systems and welcomes anyone interested to join. The networking activities will be supported by joint organization of special sessions at conferences sponsored by the SMC Society, joint collaborations on scientific papers and by seeking for opportunities to collaborate on common projects. To join, please contact the TC Chairs.

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