Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Automation and Control

Constantin Volosencu

Politehnica University of Timisoara


Process control Real-time control Adaptive control Robust control Biologically inspired systems Fuzzy systems Power grid Renewable energy and sustainability Swarm robotics Virtual reality Computing and communications Aerospace control

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The technological development in automation aims to modernize industrial processes, so that they can take place with minimal human operation. Automatics has wide applications in the command and control of various equipment, such as: industrial machines, technological processes, communications networks, ships, airplanes, vehicles, and so on, reducing as much human intervention as possible. With the help of the automation equipment, the mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, electronic, computers and assemblies formed from them are controlled. The use of the automation and control has as advantages the reduction of the physical work, the reduction of the energetic consumption, the reduction of the consumption of material, the increase precision of processing and of the quality of the products.
The book Automation and Control aims to publish original, previously unpublished, case studies, research, survey and tutorial works as chapters, on both applied and theoretical aspects, which are covered by book’s topics and keywords. Consequently, the authors may send chapters covering applications in manufacturing and industrial automation, advanced and intelligent control systems, robotics, computer controlled systems and other domains.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: October 15th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: January 4th 2020

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: March 24th 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: May 23rd 2020

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About the editor

Constantin Volosencu

Politehnica University of Timisoara

Costantin Volosencu is a professor at Politehnica University of Timisoara, Department of Automation. He is an author of 10 books and 4 book chapters as well as an editor of 6 books. He has over 153 scientific papers published in journals and conference proceedings, holds 27 patents and is a manager of research grants. He is a member of editorial boards of international journals, former plenary speaker, member in scientific committees and chair at international conferences. He has researches in the field of control systems, electrical drives, power ultrasounds, fuzzy logic, neural networks, fault detection and diagnosis, sensor networks and distributed parameter systems. He developed electrical equipments for machine tools, spooling machines, high power ultrasound processes and other, with homologation of 18 prototypes and 12 zero manufacturing series.

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