It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 19th IFAC Conference on Technoligy, Culture and International Stability - TECIS 2019, which aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from industry and academia to give an overview of the state of the art, to present new research results and to exchange ideas and experiences in the field of international stability.

Important Dates

Draft papers submission deadline: 2019-04-21
Deadline for submission of invited sessions proposals: 2019-03-24


Control and automation technologies can be used to improve the conditions in less developed regions by helping to create jobs and improving inflows of wealth. They can be also used to improve agriculture and to provide medical services in unstable regions. Technology development leads to dramatic changes in international stability. It has never been so important to examine system stability. During recent years social international and national systems of control have been shown to be inadequate and prone to be fundamental and most basic instable. Many basic assumptions are no longer certain and are definitely questioned. This event will systematically examine topics associated with these issues. Whilst TECIS 2019 will accept any papers within the scope of the event (see below) the conference is particularly concerned with the role of Cost Oriented Automation as a way of improving international stability, through its applications, technologies, processes and as part of larger systems contexts. With the current new technological developments and emerging trends the importance of the cost-oriented automation has increased significantly and may have a lasting impact on the society and international stability. After a sequence of successful symposia on "Low Cost Automation" (1986 - 2004) and on "Cost-Oriented Automation" or "Affordable Automation Systems" (2007 - 2010) this conference aims to provide a place for the specialists in the field to discuss new methods for reducing the cost of automation systems considering not only the development and application of low cost components of control systems, but the control aspects of their life cycle regarding design, production, operating, maintenance, reconfiguration and recycling.


Whilst this conference is particularly interested to attract papers which address cost-oriented issues, the IPC will consider any papers within the scope of TC 9.5. The scope includes, but is not limited to:

  • Control and Automation Applications Designed to Improve Stability
  • Social Networks
  • Managing the Introduction of Technological Change to Improve Stability
  • Technological Applications in Post-conflict Regions
  • Architecture and Software Tools for Enterprise Integration and Networking
  • Cost Oriented Automation: modularity, flexibility
  • Cost Reduction with E-Maintenance Systems
  • SME-oriented Automation and Decision Support Systems
  • Control of Biotechnological Processes
  • Semi-Automated Assembly and Disassembly
  • Cost Oriented Automation in Mining, Agriculture and Transportation
  • Efficient Use of Intelligent Machinery
  • Advances in Embedded Control Systems
  • Methods for Cost Effective Operation and Maintenance
  • Advances in Mechatronic Systems and Robotics
  • Retrofitting Old Control Systems and Robots
  • Efficient Control of Hybrid Energy Systems (Wind, Solar, Biogas, Waterpower)
  • Ecological Systems
  • Engineering Ethics
  • Tele-medical Systems
  • Cross-cultural Aspects of Engineering

International Program Committee (IPC)

  • Professor Peter Kopacek - Chair
  • Professor Larry Stapleton - Co-chair
  • Professor, Ph.D. Andon Topalov - Vice-Chair from Industry

IPC members

F.Allgöwer (DE) M.Hadjiski (BG) T. Neshkov (BG)
I. Eksin (TUR) A. Ollero (ES) K.Boshnakov (BG)
E. Hajrizi (KOS) O. Kaynak (TR) M. Hersh (SCO)
S. L. Jamsa-Jounela (FL) E. Uyar (TUR) P. Korondi (H)
Chang-Koon Choi (Rep.K) K. Gill (UK) H. Hashimoto (JP)
M. Stankovski (FYROM) M. de J. Ramirez C. (MX) A. Rodic (RS)
S. Strmcnik (SLOV) S. Domek (PL) S. Nof (USA)
D. Silviu (RO) T. Dinibutun (TR) E. Nikolov (BG)
V. Sgurev (BG) R. Susta (CZ) R. H. Weston (UK)
P. Albertos (ES) L. Vlacic (AUSRALIA) R. Carreli (ARG)
A. Cipriano (Chile) S. Boverie (F) J. Sasiadek (CA)
L.Fan (CHN) G. Vachkov (BG) A. Kordon (USA)
F. Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue (FR) E. Blanzeri (IT)
D.Martin (USA) D.Brandt (D) V.Piuri (IT)
V. Tsyganov (RUS) Z. Avdeeva (RUS)
D. Makarenko (RUS) V.V. Kulba (RUS)
P. Groumpos (GR) R. Goncalves (PT)

National Organizing Committee (NOC):

  • Associate Professor, Ph.D. Nikola Shakev - Chair
  • Professor, Ph.D. Andon Topalov - Co-chair
  • Professor, D.Sc. Lubka Dukovska - Vice-Chair from Industry


Professor Larry Stapleton

Registration & Pricing

Early registration fee (before June 23, 2019)
Regular 300 €
Student, retired 120 €
Late registration fee
Regular 350 €
Student, retired 350 €
Students and retired persons fee covers the participation in the conference with one paper only.
Registration fees include:
  • Access to all Conference sessions
  • Coffee-breaks on all Conference days
  • Access to the Conference Banquet
  • Tours
  • Other social events
Registration fees do not include:
  • Additional papers
  • Additional pages
  • Accommodation costs
  • Travel costs
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa or inoculation costs

Submit Your Contribution Work

All the paper submissions should be carried out through the official conference manuscript management system (it is now OPEN).To find it, please, use the SUBMIT button and then click on Submit a contribution to TECIS 2019. Use this system not only to submit regular paper, but also for invited sessions proposal and for invited paper submission.


Copyright conditions

"All publication material submitted for presentation at an IFAC-sponsored meeting (Congress, Symposium, Conference, Workshop) must be original and hence cannot be already published, nor can it be under review elsewhere. The authors take responsibility for the material that has been submitted. IFAC-sponsored conferences will abide by the highest standard of ethical behavior in the review process as explained on the Elsevier webpage (https://www.elsevier.com/authors/journal-authors/policies-and-ethics), and the authors will abide by the IFAC publication ethics guidelines (https://www.ifac-control.org/events/organizers-guide/PublicationEthicsGuidelines.pdf/view).
Accepted papers that have been presented at an IFAC meeting will be published in the proceedings of the event using the open-access IFAC-PapersOnLine series hosted on ScienceDirect (https://sciencedirect.com/). To this end, the author(s) must confer the copyright to IFAC when they submit the final version of the paper through the paper submission process. The author(s) retain the right to use a copy of the paper for personal use, internal institutional use at the author(s)' institution, or scholarly posting at an open web site operated by the author(s) or their institution, limited to noncommercial use. Any other use of the paper requires approval by IFAC."

Conference Sponsors & Partners

Event Location

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Contact us

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