WFCS 2023 : 19th IEEE International Conference on Factory Communication Systems
WFCS 2023 : 19th IEEE International Conference on Factory Communication Systems

WFCS 2023 : 19th IEEE International Conference on Factory Communication Systems

Pavia, Italy
Event Date: April 26, 2023 - April 28, 2023
Submission Deadline: February 03, 2023
Notification of Acceptance: February 28, 2023
Camera Ready Version Due: March 15, 2023

Call for Papers

******Call for Papers - WFCS 2023 ******

18th IEEE International Conference on Factory Communication Systems (WFCS)

26-28 April 2023, Pavia, Italy

General Co‐Chairs:

Tullio Facchinetti (University of Pavia, Italy)

Lukasz Wisniewski (inIT / TH‐OWL, Germany)

Technical Program Co‐Chairs:

Marco Porta (University of Pavia, Italy)
Stefano Scanzio (CNR-IEIIT, Italy)


The Factory Communication research area is becoming increasingly relevant in last years, with communication playing a fundamental role in many automation systems. New generation technologies, such as 5G/6G, WiFi6/WiFi7, TSN, or OPC UA, open the door to a variety of application possibilities, from general automation to IIoT. On the other hand, due to the high variety of available communication solutions, and the fact that different technologies have usually to be combined together in order to satisfy application requirements, industrial communication systems become highly complex and heterogenous. This condition creates several new challenges that need to be tackled to fully exploit the potential of available communication solutions (including subjects related to network management, traffic optimization, virtualization, energy efficiency, and many others).

The 19th edition of WFCS will focus on all forms of communication supporting automation within factories and in other contexts, especially considering recent developments. WFCS is the largest IEEE conference that is especially dedicated to communication for (industrial) automation systems and aims to provide a forum for researchers, developers and practitioners to review and discuss recent trends in the area and share innovative research directions.

The conference, supported by the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) and led by the Technical Committee on Factory Automation (TCFA), will be hosted by the University of Pavia (Italy) in collaboration with the Institute on Industrial IT (inIT) of the Technische Hochschule OWL in Lemgo, Germany.

Pavia is located in south‐western Lombardy (northern Italy, 35 kilometers ‐ 22 miles ‐ south of Milan). The University of Pavia is one of the world’s oldest academic institutions, with its foundations existing as early as the 9th Century.


The conference mainly focuses on: Communication Systems and Technologies; Protocols and Standards for Networked Embedded and Cyber‐Physical Systems; Real‐time, Safety, Security and Maintenance of Automation Systems and Networks; applying Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to enhance and Communication Technologies for Industry 4.0; Low‐power and Green Communication in Industry; recent advances in research domains with similar communication requirements.


Regular Papers: up to 8 double‐column pages, following the IEEE conferences template.

Work‐in‐Progress (WiP) Papers: up to 4 double‐column pages, following the IEEE conferences template.

Accepted WiP papers will be published in the conference proceedings.


Special session proposals:

Deadline: December 10th, 2022

Notifications: December 17th, 2022

Regular and SS submissions:

Deadline: February 3rd, 2023

Notifications: February 28th, 2023

Final versions: March 15th, 2023

WiP submissions:

Deadline: March 10th, 2023

Notifications: March 27th, 2023

Final versions: April 7th, 2023


WFCS 2023 : 19th IEEE International Conference on Factory Communication Systems will take place in Pavia, Italy. It’s a 3 days event starting on Apr 26, 2023 (Wednesday) and will be winded up on Apr 28, 2023 (Friday).

WFCS 2023 falls under the following areas: COMMUNICATION, FACTORY, TECHNOLOGY, CONFERENCE, etc. Submissions for this Conference can be made by Feb 3, 2023. Authors can expect the result of submission by Feb 28, 2023. Upon acceptance, authors should submit the final version of the manuscript on or before Mar 15, 2023 to the official website of the Conference.

Please check the official event website for possible changes before you make any travelling arrangements. Generally, events are strict with their deadlines. It is advisable to check the official website for all the deadlines.

Other Details of the WFCS 2023

  • Short Name: WFCS 2023
  • Full Name: 19th IEEE International Conference on Factory Communication Systems
  • Timing: 09:00 AM-06:00 PM (expected)
  • Fees: Check the official website of WFCS 2023
  • Event Type: Conference
  • Website Link:
  • Location/Address: Pavia, Italy

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