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About AIRC 2020

It is our great honor and pleasure to welcome you to 2020 2nd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Control (AIRC 2020) which will be held during December 12-14, 2020 in The British University in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt.

AIRC is an annually held international conference and it's supported by The British University in Egypt. AIRC 2020 is intended to provide an international forum for those who wish to present their latest research results, innovative ideas, and experiences in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Control. This conference will also provide the excellent opportunity to meet experts, exchange information, and strengthen the collaboration among researchers, engineers, and scholars from both academia and industry, while enjoying the cultural heritage and natural beauty of  Cairo, coupled with the friendliness of its people.

You are cordially invited to submit your recent research work to AIRC 2020 and we are looking forward to seeing you in Cairo, Egypt!

Notification!

As coronavirus spreads worldwide, some authors cannot attend the conference because of travel restrictions. In order to enhance communication among authors, the organizing committees welcome those authors to join in the conference by media method, like online presentation, video presentation, etc. Online presentation sessions will be arranged accordingly besides oral sessions and poster sessions.

Conference Proceedings

 

 

 

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    The submitted papers will be peer reviewed by the international technical committee members or reviewers. The accepted and registered papers will be published in:
    AIRC 2020 Conference Proceedings, which will be published in the International Conference Proceedings Series by ACM, which will be archived in  ACM Digital Library, and indexed by EI CompendexScopus, and submitted to be reviewed by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI Web of Science).

    The ISBN number assigned to AIRC 2020 is 978-1-4503-8926-6

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    Good News: AIRC 2019 Conference Proceedings has been online in ACM Digital Library.
    Good News: AIRC 2019 Conference Proceedings has been indexed by Ei Compendex and Scopus.

Call for Papers | Flyer

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    Artificial Intelligence

    * AI architectures and applications
    Agents
    * Information retrieval and integration
    * Data mining
    * Computer vision and image reconstruction
    * Computer Games
    * Natural language processing
    * Knowledge-based systems
    * Probabilistic and uncertain reasoning
    * Expert systems
    * Fuzzy systems
    * Pattern recognition
    * Genetic algorithms
    * Particles swarm optimization
    * Neural network
    * Artificial life
    * Machine learning
    * Deep/Continual/Adversarial learning
    * Robust/Explainable decisions
    * Compostable AI systems
    * Domain specific hardware
    * Cloud-edge systems
    * Brain-computer interface
    * Cognitive mechanisms

    Intelligent Robotics

    * Robot design
    * Robot kinematics/dynamics/control
    * AI in robots
    * Sensor/actuator networks
    * Multi-sensor data fusion
    * Distributed and cloud robots
    * Bio-inspired robots
    * Service robots
    * Humanoid robots
    * Human-robot interaction
    * Medical robots (surgery, rehabilitation)
    * Autonomous land/underwater/aerial robots
    * Soft robotics and liquid metal robots
    * Robot perception/vision
    * Multi-finger manipulators
    * Micro/nano systems
    * Multimodal interface
    * Human-robot-environment interaction
    * Coexisting-cooperative-cognitive robots
    * Multi-robot systems/Swarm robot/Collaborative robots
    * Localization and navigation

    Control Engineering

    * Man-machine interactions
    * System integration
    * Nonlinear systems and control
    * Discrete event systems
    * Hybrid systems
    * Adaptive and robust control
    * Data/Event driven modeling and control
    * Networked control systems
    * Process control
    * Control of biological systems
    * Cooperative control
    * Multi-agent systems
    * Optimal control
    * Fault diagnosis
    * System identification
    * Intelligent Transportation Systems
    * Nano-scale automation and assembly
    * Power system control
    * Cyber physical systems
    * Factory modeling and simulation
    * Production planning, scheduling and control
    * Intelligent manufacturing
    * Embedded system and wireless sensor network
    * Computational intelligence in automation

Organizing Committee

Advisory Committee

Prof. Okyay Kaynak, Bogazici University, Turkey (IEEE Fellow)

Honorary Chair

Prof. Ahmed Hamad, President, The British University in Egypt, Egypt

Conference Chair

Prof. Omar H. Karam, The British University in Egypt, Egypt

Program Chairs

Prof. Jiann-Shiou Yang, University of Minnesota, USA

Prof. Amir Hussain, Edinburgh Napier University, UK

Assoc. Prof. Walid Hussein, The British University in Egypt

Technical Committee

Prof. Amir H. Gandomi, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Prof. Jiyao An, Hunan University, China

Prof. Kamran Iqbal, University of Arkansas, USA

Prof. Kelin Du, Concordia University, Canada

Prof. Yuan-Kai Wang, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan

Prof. Ruwan Gopura, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Prof. Suzaimah Ramli, National Defence University of Malaysia, Malaysia

Prof. Varol Akman, Ihsan Dogramaci Bilkent University, Turkey

Assoc. Prof. Qiuguo Zhu, Zhejiang University, China

Assoc. Prof. Wudhichai Assawinchaichote, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand

Assoc. Prof.  Beligiannnis Grigorios, University of Patras, Greece

Assoc. Prof. Suranga Hettiarachchi, Indiana University Southeast, USA

Assoc. Prof. Zhiqiang Miao, Hunan University, China

Dr. Robert Green, Bowling Green State University, USA

Dr. Diab Abuaiadah, Waikato Institute of Technology, New Zealand

Dr. Zain Anwar Ali, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Dr. Isidoros Perikos, University of Patras, Greece

Assit. Prof. Elena Vishnevskaya, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Germany

Asst. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Emin Taner ELMAS, IGDIR UNIVERSITY, Turkey

 

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Okyay Kaynak (IEEE Fellow)
UNESCO Chair on Mechatronics, Bogazici University, Turkey

Biography: Okyay Kaynak received the B.Sc. degree with first class honors and Ph.D. degrees in electronic and electrical engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK, in 1969 and 1972 respectively.
From 1972 to 1979, he held various positions within the industry. In 1979, he joined the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, where he is currently a Professor Emeritus, holding the UNESCO Chair on Mechatronics. He is also a 1000 People Plan Professor at University of Science & Technology Beijing, China. He has hold long-term (near to or more than a year) Visiting Professor/Scholar positions at various institutions in Japan, Germany, U.S., Singapore and China. His current research interests are in the broad field of intelligent systems. He has authored three books, edited five and authored or co-authored more than 400 papers that have appeared in various journals and conference proceedings.
Dr. Kaynak has served as the Editor in Chief of IEEE Trans. on Industrial Informatics and IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics as well as Co-Editor in Chief of IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics. Additionally, he is on the Editorial or Advisory Boards of a number of scholarly journals. He recently received the Chinese Government’s Friendship Award and Humboldt Research Prize (both in 2016).
Dr. Kaynak is active in international organizations, has served on many committees of IEEE and was the president of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society during 2002-2003. He was elevated to IEEE fellow status in 2003.

Speech Title: Digital Transformation

Abstract: This presentation discusses the profound technological changes that have taken place around us during the last two decades, supported by the new disruptive advances both on the software and the hardware sides, as well as the cross-fertilization of concepts and the amalgamation of information, communication and control technology driven approaches. In recent years, in an attempt to change the whole format of industrial automation, these developments have been taken further, especially in Germany, under the label “Industry 4.0”. The dominant feature of Industry 4.0 is the integration of the virtual world with the physical world through the Internet of Things (IoT). Such engineered systems are named Cyber Physical Systems built from, and depends upon, the seamless integration of computational algorithms and physical components. A more comprehensive description of what is happening around us is the digital transformation. After reviewing these profound changes, the presentation is concluded with a discussion of the integration of AI in digital transformation, in the form of smart manufacturing.

 

Assoc. Prof. Hao Luo
Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Biography: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hao Luo received his B.E. degree in electrical engineering from Xi’An Jiaotong University, China, in 2007, M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering and information technology from University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, in 2012, and the Ph.D. degree at the Institute for Automatic Control and Complex Systems (AKS) at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, in 2016. He is currently an associate professor in School of Astronautics, Harbin Institute of Technology, China. His research interests include model-based and data-driven intelligent process monitoring and performance optimization, as well as their plug-and-play applications to industrial control systems. He currently serves as Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Artificial Intelligence and IEEE Access, as well as Guest Editor of IEEE Trans. on Industrial Informatics.

 

 

Prof. Amir H. Gandomi
University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Biography: Amir H. Gandomi is a Professor of Data Science at the Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney. Prior to joining UTS, Prof. Gandomi was an Assistant Professor at the School of Business, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA and a distinguished research fellow in BEACON center, Michigan State University, USA. Prof. Gandomi has published over one hundred and seventy journal papers and seven books which collectively have been cited more than 15,000 times (H-index = 57). He has been named as one of the most influential scientific mind and Highly Cited Researcher (top 1%) for three consecutive years, 2017 to 2019. He also ranked 18th in GP bibliography among more than 12,000 researchers. He has served as associate editor, editor and guest editor in several prestigious journals such as AE of SWEVO, IEEE TBD, IEEE IoTJ. Prof Gandomi is active in delivering keynote and invited talks. His research interests are global optimisation and (big) data mining using machine learning and evolutionary computations in particular.

Speech Title: Evolutionary Computation for Modelling of Mechanical and Aerospace Systems

 

 

Assoc. Prof. Jens Kober
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands

Jens Kober is an associate professor at the TU Delft, Netherlands. He worked as a postdoctoral scholar jointly at the CoR-Lab, Bielefeld University, Germany and at the Honda Research Institute Europe, Germany. He graduated in 2012 with a PhD Degree in Engineering from TU Darmstadt and the MPI for Intelligent Systems. For his research he received the annually awarded Georges Giralt PhD Award for the best PhD thesis in robotics in Europe, the 2018 IEEE RAS Early Academic Career Award, and has received an ERC Starting grant. His research interests include motor skill learning, (deep) reinforcement learning, imitation learning, interactive learning, and machine learning for control.

Submission

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Author Instructions

1. The submissions should contain original, high quality, not submitted or published elsewhere work.

2. Manuscripts must be written in English.

3. Papers should be submitted electronically in pdf format according to the paper template and should be 4-10 pages including all figures, tables, and references.

4. If the paper is more than 5 pages, additional pages will be charged (50USD per page).

 

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Important Dates

Submission Deadline (Full Paper for Publication)

   October 10, 2020

Submission Deadline (Abstract for Presentation)

   October 10, 2020

Notification Date (Full Paper or Abstract)

   October 30, 2020

Registration Deadline

  November 15, 2020

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Submission Method

Full paper should be prepared according to the following template:

Conference Proceedings Template

For those who want to do presentation only without paper publication, abstract should be prepared according to the following template:

Abstract Template


Online Submission

1. Electronic Submission System

2. Conference Email: airc_conf@outlook.com.

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AIRC Policy

All submitted articles should report original, previously unpublished research results, experimental or theoretical. Articles submitted to the conference should meet these criteria and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We firmly believe that ethical conduct is the most essential virtual of any academic. Hence any act of plagiarism is a totally unacceptable academic misconduct and cannot be tolerated.

All papers are reviewed using a single-blind review process: authors declare their names and affiliations in the manuscript for the reviewers to see, but reviewers do not know each other's identities, nor do the authors receive information about who has reviewed their manuscript.

Registration Guideline

Items

Regular Registration

Local Special Price

Onsite Registration

Author (AIRC Reviewer)
450 USD
400 USD
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Author (Student)
430 USD
380 USD
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Author (Regular)
500 USD
450 USD
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Author (Online Presentation)
380 USD
330 USD
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Additional Paper
350 USD
300 USD
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Presentation Only
380 USD
330 USD
430 USD
Presenter (Online Presentation)
280 USD
230 USD
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Listener
250 USD
200 USD
300 USD
Listener (Online)
200 USD
150 USD
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Additional Page (more than 5 page)
50 USD / Per Page
50 USD / Per Page
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Extra Proceedings (Hard Copy)
50 USD
50 USD
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Online Presentation
As coronavirus spreads worldwide, some authors cannot attend the conference because of travel restrictions. In order to enhance communication among authors, the organizing committees welcome those authors to join in the conference by media method, like online presentation, video presentation, etc. Online presentation sessions will be arranged accordingly besides oral sessions and poster sessions.

Author registration fee includes
Attendance to all sessions; 15 minutes (Q&A included) presentation time; Certificate, Name tag, Conference bag, Souvenir; Lunch, coffee breaks and Dinner; Conference Program; Chance to be selected as the winner of best presentation (one winner in each session); Full paper be published into the conference proceedings or journal; Conference Proceeding or journal, online and indexing service

Presentation Only registration fee includes
Attendance to all sessions; 15 minutes (Q&A included) presentation time; Certificate, Name tag, Conference bag, Souvenir; Lunch, coffee breaks and Dinner; Conference Program; Chance to be selected as the winner of best presentation (one winner in each session); Abstract will be listed in the conference program, but it won't be published into the conference proceedings

Listener registration includes
Attendance to all sessions; Certificate, Name tag, Conference bag, Souvenir; Lunch, coffee breaks and Dinner; Conference Program

Refund Policy
If the participants request cancellation and refund due to personal reasons, the following refund policy applies. 
* 60 days ahead of the conference: 70% of payment refund 
* 30-60 days ahead of the conference: 50% of payment refund 
* Within 30 days ahead of the conference: no refund 
Cancellation and refund request must be made formally via email. No shows will not be refunded. The organizing committee is not responsible for problems beyond our control, such as weather conditions, campus conditions, travel difficulties, visa problems, etc. 
* The organizing committees reserves the right to change the dates and place of the conference due to force majeure. 
* Losses thus incurred from the force majeure events shall not be liabled and refunds policy shall not apply as well.

 

Conference Program

December 12, 2020

   10:00-17:00 Conference Material Collection

The first day is all about registration, participants are supposed to sign in at the conference venue and collect all the conference materials at the registration counter on this day. However, the registration is still open on the 2nd day of the conference.

 

December 13, 2020

   09:00-09:10 Opening Remarks

   09:10-09:55 Keynote Speech I

   09:55-10:20 Group Photo & Coffee Break

   10:20-11:05 Keynote Speech II

   11:05-11:50 Keynote Speech III

   12:00-13:30 Lunch

   13:30-15:45 Parallel Sessions

   15:45-16:00 Coffee Break

   16:00-18:00 Parallel Sessions

   18:20-20:30 Banquet Dinner

 

December 14, 2020

   09:00-12:00 Parallel Sessions

   14:00-17:00 Academic Visit

 

Attention! For safety consideration, please take good care of your belongings in the public places. Please bring your name badge for entering the conference hall. Please do not lend your name badge to people who are not involved with the conference. Please do not take irrelevant people to enter the conference rooms. The Organizers shall not be held responsibility for any loss of personal finance or belongings.

History

2019 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Control (AIRC 2019) has been held during 14-16 December 2019 in The British University in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt successfully.

 

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    Conference Group Photo
  • Honorary Chair: Prof. Ahmed M. Hamad
  • Keynote Speaker: Prof. Aman Behal
  • image 3Keynote Speaker: Dr. Hussein Salama
  • image 5Invited Speaker: Prof. Chiharu Ishii
  • image 6Program Chair: Dr. Walid Hussein
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Conference Venue

The British University in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt

http://www.bue.edu.eg/ 

Address: The British University in Egypt, P.O. Box 43, El Sherouk City, Suez Desert Road, Cairo 11837, Egypt

Phone: +202 26890000; Mail: info@bue.edu.eg

The British University in Egypt is a private Egyptian university in El Sherouk, Cairo Governorate, Egypt. Founded in September 2005, through an inter governmental agreement, the University provides a British style of education and awards degrees validated by its partner UK universities and the Egyptian Supreme Council. Located some 30 km from downtown Cairo, the campus covers approximately 40 acres (fedans) of land with some 27000 m² space of modern purpose-built teaching facilities.

Google Map: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//30.1186755,31.6106162/@30.118676,31.610616,16z?hl=en-US

 

Invitation Letter

  • Please note that AIRC Conference is not authorized to assist with the VISA process. The invitation letter from the organizing committees will be sent upon the request only when you register successfully, which may help but cannot guarantee you a visa. 

  • Your name must be listed exactly as it appears on your passport. Any differences between the name on your passport and the name on your invitation letter or other documentation could lead to a delay and/or denial of your visa.

  • It takes time for the Embassy to process the VISA application, please register as early as you can to make sure you have enough time.

    Visa

    Visitors to Egypt must obtain a visa from one of the Egyptian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries that are eligible for visa on arrival. Visitors must hold passports that are valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival to Egypt.

    Business Visa Application Requirements for a Egypt Visa
    Passport
    Photographs
    Business Cover Letter
    Visa Central Order Form
    Visa Application Form
    Proof of Travel Arrangements
    Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate
    Urgent Applications

    Tourist Application Requirements for a Egypt Visa
    Passport
    Photographs
    Visa Central Order Form
    Visa Application Form
    Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate
    Visa Upon Arrival
    Urgent Applications
    read more


Latest News

  • August 30, 2020! AIRC 2019 Conference Proceedings has been indexed by Scopus.
  • July 22, 2020! AIRC 2019 Conference Proceedings has been indexed by Ei Compendex.
  • June 2, 2020! Accepted papers in AIRC 2019 Conference Proceedings has been online in ACM Digital Library.
  • April 25, 2020! Welcome Prof. Okyay Kaynak (IEEE Fellow), UNESCO Chair on Mechatronics, Bogazici University, Turkey to join in our technical committees.
  • April 10, 2020! 2020 2nd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Control (AIRC 2020)  will be held during December 12-14, 2020 in The British University in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt.
  • December 20, 2019! AIRC 2019 has been held successful during 14-16 December 2019 in The British University in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt.
  • September 30, 2019! With the request of many authors, the submission deadline for AIRC 2019 has been extended to November 20, 2019.
  • July 31, 2019! AIRC 2019 papers will be published in International Conference Proceedings by ACM (ISBN: 978-1-4503-7671-6).
  • June 20, 2019! Prof. Aman Behal from University of Central Florida, USA will deliver a Keynote Speech entitle "Assistive Robotics: Challenges and Opportunities" in AIRC 2019.
  • May 05, 2019! Prof. Jiann-Shiou Yang, Prof. Varol Akman and so on joined in the conference committee.
  • April 10, 2019! Prof. Ahmed M. Hamad from The British University in Egypt will sit as Honorary Chair.
  • April 05, 2019! AIRC 2019 welcomes experts in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Control to apply as conference committee members.
  • March 25, 2019! AIRC 2019 will be held in The British University in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt.
  • March 15, 2019! The submission system for AIRC 2019 is opened.
  • March 10, 2019! AIRC 2019 official website is available now.
  • March 08, 2019! Prof. Omar H. Karam from The British University in Egypt will sit as one of the Conference Chairs of AIRC 2019.

 

Contact Us

  The British University in Egypt, P.O. Box 43, El Sherouk City, Suez Desert Road, Cairo 11837, Egypt
   Tel: 001(559)-8624927 (English)/+86-28-6302-3585 (Chinese)
   Email: airc_conf@outlook.com
   Website: www.airc.org

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