After Vienna (2001), Salvador de Bahia (2004), Saint-Etienne (2006) and Moscow (2009), INCOM 2012 is hosted in Bucharest by the CIMR Centre of the University Politehnica.

The 14th edition of IFAC's triennal symposium INCOM aims at bringing together researchers from academia and industry all around the world, to present their most recent scientific results and developments in the fields of Industrial Engineering, Automatic Control, Computer Science and Information Technology applied to Manufacturing Systems.

The theme of the symposium is "Advanced Control for Smarter Manufacturing", bringing into discussion the state-of-the-art and progress for sustenable manufacturing through service orientation by help of:

  • Dynamic and Green Infrastructure: the creation of intelligent control infrastructures that reduce costs, are dynamic and secure; optimizing the resource usage for energy and space efficiency;
  • New Intelligence and Smart Work: efficient data fusion using context-sensitive information processing tools; adapting legacy plant equipment into reconfigurable resource teams in order to increase productivity and agility to business processes changes;

From bio-inspiration to virtual enterprise management, new theories will be presented which can improve manufacturing engineering practices. In the tradition of the INCOM symposia there will be included applications of optimization methods and automation, information and communication technologies for the control of manufacturing plants and supply chains integrated within the e-enterprise. The entire product, process and resource life cycles are covered by the scientific topics from design and implementing, through operating and maintenance, to supply, distribution and service.