The 2018 IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing (INCOM 2018) represents the 16th event in the rich tradition of triennial IFAC events in manufacturing sciences and information technologies.
The general theme of INCOM 2018 is Information Control for Responsive Manufacturing Systems. In an economic world of volatile markets and changing global networks, manufacturers are experiencing a fierce pressure to cope with erratic market demands for highly customized products and quick delivery, while maintaining cost-effectiveness. Furthermore, the competitive pressure requires actions to sustain the business by means of a quick integration of technological innovation in manufacturing. The true capability to achieve such a responsiveness depends substantially on the progress in advanced technologies and innovative methodologies at all levels of design, manufacturing and control of the industrial infrastructure.
INCOM 2018 aims to provide a context facilitating the knowledge exchange, the review and discussion of theoretical advances, research results, and industrial experiences, among scientists, researchers, decision makers, practitioners and students.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to INCOM 2018!