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ETFA 2020 : IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation

Vienna, Austria
Event Date: Sep 08, 2020 - Sep 11, 2020
Submission Deadline: Apr 01, 2020
Notification of Acceptance: May 06, 2020
Camera Ready Version Due : Jun 17, 2020


ETFA 2020 is the 25th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) focusing on the latest developments and new technologies in the field of industrial and factory automation. The conference aims to disseminate novel ideas and emerging trends, research results and practical achievements. ETFA 2020 will be held Tuesday through Friday, September 08-11, 2020 in Vienna, Austria. The conference program will be preceded by technical workshops and by Industry Day on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

ETFA 2020 is a unique opportunity to network, build up partnerships and exchange ideas with both industry leaders and a variety of experienced researchers, developers and practitioners from several industries, research institutes, and academia. Join the exciting ETFA 2020 technical and social activities. The ETFA 2020 Organizing Committee looks forward to welcoming you to Vienna.

Call For Paper

The ETFA conference brings together experts from industry and academia to disseminate and discuss novel ideas and emerging trends, research results and practical achievements in the area of industrial and factory automation. The ultimate goal is to foster the development and adoption of scientific methods, models, and tools for the efficient design and operation of industrial and factory automation systems.

Click here to download pdf of call for papers. Please feel free to use this to promote ETFA 2020.

Solicited Papers

  • Research papers
  • Survey papers
  • Work-in-progress papers
  • Industry practice papers

Conference Topics

ETFA 2020 will consist of 10 technical/regular tracks spread across many different areas of Factory Automation.

  • Information Technology in Automation
  • Industrial Communication Technologies and Systems
  • Real-Time and Networked Embedded Systems
  • Automated Manufacturing Systems
  • Industrial Control
  • Computer Vision and Human-Machine Interaction in Industrial and Factory Automation
  • Intelligent Robots & Systems
  • Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks, and Information Processing
  • Complex Automation Systems and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence for Cyber-Physical Systems in Automation

Click here for details of all the technical tracks.

Important Dates

  • Submission of papers (regular, special sessions): April 01, 2020
  • Submission of work-in-progress papers: May 13, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance (regular and special session): May 6, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance (Work-in-progress): June 10, 2020
  • Submission of final manuscripts (All papers): June 17, 2020

Submission of Papers

The working language of the conference is English. Two types of submissions are solicited. Long Papers – limited to 8 double column pages in a font no smaller than 10-points. Work-in-Progress– limited to 4 double column pages in a font no smaller than 10-points. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically in PDF format, according to the instructions contained in the Authors section.

Paper Acceptance

Each accepted paper must be presented at the conference by one of the authors, otherwise the ETFA2020 Organizing Committee reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference at IEEE Xplore. The final manuscript must be accompanied by a registration form and a registration fee payment proof. All conference attendees must pay the conference registration fee and their travel, accommodation, and other personal expenses.

Conference Venue

The ETFA 2020 conference will take place at the TU Wien, one of the oldest technical universities in Europe with more than 200 years of history ( The university is located in the city center of Vienna, at a hub of the public transport system and within walking distance of some of the most important sights. Be part of the exciting ETFA 2020 technical and social activities! The ETFA 2020 Organizing Committee looks forward to welcoming you in Vienna.

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