TECHNICAL PROGRAMME
 

Workshop Secretariat:
Patricia Eyskens

Institute of Informatics and Applications
University of Girona
Avda. Lluís Santaló s/n
17071 Girona

E-mail: patricia@eia.udg.es
Tel: + 34.972.418474  +34.72.418956
Fax: + 34.972.418098

Workshop Venue (Wednesday and Thursday):
Centre Cultural "La Mercè"

Pujada de La Mercè, 12
17004 Girona

Tel: + 34.972.223305
Fax: +34.972.218345
E-mail: ccm@grn.es
 
Workshop Tutorials and Specialised Sessions (Friday):
Hotel Carlemany

Plaça Miquel Santaló s/n
17002 Girona

Tel: + 34.972.211212
Fax: + 34.972.214994
E-mail: carlemany@grn.es


Note:

The Technical Programme of WESIC'98 Workshop at programme file (postscipt)




Wednesday June 10, 1998 (Morning) 
Schedule Event
09:00 - 09:30 Registration
 

Room Polivalent

09:30 - 09:40 Official Opening session
09:40 – 10:00
Welcoming talk: "Europe of the towns. Their role in the social, industrial and university environment".
Professor Joaquim Nadal, Mayor of Girona.
10:00 – 10:10


10:10 – 10:50
"Recent trends in research". Dr. David Serrat. Managing Director of research. Generalitat de Catalunya.

Plenary conference. European Commision: "Towards the 5th Framework Programme".
Dr. Ramón Handler Más. Deputy Head of Unit of the European Commission.
10:50 – 11:00 Work session: Workshop development
11:00 – 11:30

Coffee-Break

 AT 1

Session AT1: Advanced Technologies for Manufacturing (I)
Chair: Dr. Josep Lluís de la Rosa (UdG, Spain)
11:30 – 11:45 "Un modèle d’agent générique pour l’ordonnancement des systèmes flexibles de production". B.Archimède, T. Coudert, L. Priem. ENIT (France)
11:45 – 12:00 "Ultrasonic identification tool for industrial purposes". A. Lázaro, I. Serrano, J.P. Oria. University of Cantabria (Spain)
12:00 – 12:15 "System’s Integration in Engineering Support Environment". M. Merabti, Liverpool John Moores University (United Kingdom).
12:15 – 12:30 "Investigación del grupo de I+D Automatización en el Centro de Desarrollo Tecnológico de Aceralia. Colaboración con la Universidad de Oviedo". F. Obeso, J. González, N.de Abajo et al. Aceralia (Spain)
12:30 – 12:45 "Prototypes of Mobile Robots for Human and Industrial Environments". J. Batlle, P. Ridao, Ll. Pacheco, et al., UdG (Spain)
12:45 – 13:00 "Automatic semiqualitative analysis and simulation: industrial applications". R.M. Gasca, J.A. Ortega, M. Toro. Fac. Informática y Estadística, Sevilla (Spain)
13:00 – 13:15 "Tools and methods for expert supervision of processes". J.Meléndez, J. Colomer, J. De la Rosa, et al. UdG (Spain)
 

Lunch

 

Wednesday June 10, 1998 (Morning) 
Schedule
Event
09:00 - 09:30
Registration
 
Room 1
 
 
 
 
11:00 – 11:30
Coffee-Break
R
 
Session R: Robotics
Chair: Dr. M. El Mouaddib, GRACSY (France)
11:30 – 11:45 "Vision-guided Intelligent Robots for Automating Manufacturing, Materials Handling and Services. R.Bischoff, V. Graefe.UniBw Munich (Germany)
11:45 – 12:00 "Skill-Mart: skilled robotic manipulation of non-rigid objects". P.P. Trabado, N. Guil, E.L. Zapata. Universidad de Málaga (Spain)
12:00 – 12:15 "Desarrollo de sistemas de robótica móvil en entornos de trabajo industriales". G.Benet, F. Blanes, J.E. Simó, et al. UPV (Spain)
12:15 – 12:30 "GARBI: A low-cost underwater vehicle". J. Amat, A. Moferrer, J. Batlle. IRI-UdG (Spain)
12:30 – 12:45 "New robot technologies for Helsinki University of Technology. Case: The diving sensor robot society for process inspection". T.Schönberg, HUT (Finland)
12:45 – 13:00 "Multiple mobile robot self coordination at factory". A.B. Martínez, R.M. Planas. UPC (Spain)
13:00 – 13:15

13:15 – 13:30

"Medical Robotics at UPC". Alícia Casals. UPC (Spain)

"Analysis of sliding control design parameters in the performance of controllers applied to robotic manipulators". M. Gil, C. Elvira, J.R. Llata, E.G. Sarabia. University of La Rioja (Spain)

 

Lunch

  

Wednesday June 10, 1998 (Morning)
Schedule
Event
09:00 - 09:30 Registration
 

Room Conferències

 
 
 
 
 
 
11:00 – 11:30

Coffee-Break

 DC

Session DC: Data Communications
Chair: Prof. Juanjo Serrano (UPV, Spain)
11:30 – 11:45
"Technology transfer between University & Industry: a real and successful experience". F.Gironés. Optimus (Spain)
11:45 – 12:00 "An Introduction to the Trilogy Virtual Laboratory". P. Baxendale, J. Mellor, P. Mars, et al. University of Durham, University of London and University of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
12:00 – 12:15 "A teletraining platform based on Web". T.Jové, P. Vilà. UdG (Spain)
12:15 – 12:30 "Teleprogramación y multidifusión en un entorno docente y de investigación, sobre una red de tecnología ATM". S. Asso, O. Terés, S. Cots. UdG (Spain)
12:30 – 12:45 "Study of the performance of a UNIX server with aglets". F.J. Pérez, J.A. Perez, J.M. Cueva. University of Oviedo (Spain)
12:45 – 13:00 "Communication System for a Distributed Intelligent Controller". J.M. Fuertes, J. Herrera, J.P. Arboleda, et al. UPC and DESIN Instruments (Spain)
13:00 – 13:15 "The LEA-SICA Virtual Laboratory: communications environment". J.L. Marzo, Ll. Fabrega. UdG (Spain)
 

Lunch

  

Wednesday June 10, 1998 (Afternoon)
Schedule
Event
 

Room Polivalent

      AT 2

Session AT2: Advanced Technologies for Manufacturing (II)
Chair: Prof. Alícia Casals (UPC, Spain)
16:00 – 16:15
"Modelisation d’un axe d’usinage pour le diagnostic en ligne". M. Ben Lazrak, P. Charbornnaud. ENIT (France)
16:15 – 16:30
"Switched reluctance drives for low power and low voltage applications". P.Andrada, F. Castellana, E. Martinez, et al. UPC (Spain)
16:30 – 16:45 "Modelling and Analysis of a Manufacturing Cell: Petri Net vs Automata Approach". L. Libeaut, N. Rakoto, IRCyN-UMR (France)
16:45 – 17:00 "Advanced Control Technology Transfer in Manufacturing- Ideas and Experiences". N. Mort, University of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
17:00 – 17:15 "Extracting behaviors of semiqualitative dynamical systems from quantitative simulations". J.A. Ortega, R.M. Gasca, M. Toro. Fac. Informática y Estadística, Sevilla (Spain)
17:15 – 17:30 "Polynomial System Solving for industrial problems: A report from the FRISCO project". L. González-Vega, Universidad de Cantabria (Spain)
17:30 – 17:45 "Autómatas Distribuidos: Una Apuesta Estratégica Industrial". E. Mateo, C. Casas, J. Company et al. DESIN Instruments (Spain)
 

End of activities

  

Wednesday June 10, 1998 (Afternoon)  
Schedule
Event
 

Room 1

      IS

 

Session IS: Intelligent Systems
Chair: Prof. Pedro Gil (UPV, Spain)
16:00 – 16:15 "Intelligent CAD-CAE System for moulds design". J. Vivancos, J.R. Gomà, E. Serras. Certap (Spain)
16:15 – 16:30 "Application of an Interpolation-based Fuzzy Logic Controller in Path Tracking and Collision Avoidance Strategy of a Vehicle". S. Kovács, P. Bikfalvi, L. Kókzy. University of Miskole (Hungary)
16:30 – 16:45 "Simulation based test of master control software". T.Jost. ISW (Germany)
16:45 – 17:00 "Control and supervision of complex systems using fuzzy logic: Application to biological processes for the wastewater treatment". M.Polit, M. Estaben. Université de Perpignan (France)
17:00 – 17:15 "An application of artificial intelligence planning techniques for the automatic generation of control programs". L. Castillo, J.Fdez-Olivares, A Gonzalez. U. de Granada (Spain)
17:15 – 17:30
17:30 – 17:45
"Knowledge acquisition in complex system. Application to the design of a knowledge-based control system for a municipal solid waste incineration plant". X. Llauró, UdG (Spain)

"Application of Supervised and Unsupervised Learning Methods to Fault Diagnosis". P. Bikfalvi, L. Kovács, I. Loránt, G. Terstyánszky. University of Miskole (Hungary)

 

End of activities

  

Wednesday June 10, 1998 (Afternoon)
Schedule
Event
 

Room Conferències

      QC

 

Session QC: Quality Control
Chair: Prof. Job van Amerongen (U. of Twente, The Netherlands)
16:00 – 16:15 "Quality control equipement for elevator control systems". A. Martí, A. Perles, C. Tárraga, et al. UPV (Spain)
16:15 – 16:30 "Bellsolà S.A.: An example of quality in bread-making business". J. Ponsà, Bellsolà SA (Spain)
16:30 – 16:45 "Fuse boxes inspection system". J.Sánchez, F. Lumbreras, M.C. Molina.CVC (Spain)
16:45 – 17:00 "Computer Vision: industrial applications in UT Automotive/MAISA". F.J.Bujalance, UTA/MAISA (Spain)
17:00 – 17:15 "Metrological visual inspection of industrial sieves". A. Pujol, X. Varona, J. Serrat. CVC (Spain)
17:15 – 17:30 "Ceramic tyle classification based on colour similarity measurements". R. Baldrich, M. Vanrell, J.J. Villanueva, et al. CVC (Spain)
 

End of activities

  

Thursday June 11, 1998 (Morning)  
Schedule
Event
 

Room Polivalent

 II

 

Session II: Information Integration
Chair: Dr. José L. Marzo (UdG, Spain)
09:30 – 09:45 "Imprecision and intelligent Systems in Manufacturing". C. Sierra. IIIA (Spain)
09:45 – 10:00 "Information integration software tools to suport efficient flexible manufacturing decision tasks". I. Serra, UAB (Spain)
10:15 – 10:30 "Approche object en vue de l’implantation d’une commande numérique". A.Elmasri, Z. Abichar, J.-F. Aubry. CRAN (France)
10:30 – 10:45 "SFC++: a tool for developing distributed real time control software". X.C. Pardo, R. Ferreiro, J. Vidal. U. da Coruña (Spain)
10:45 – 11:00 "AVE: a software environment for computer vision applications development". J.Sánchez, J. Serrat. CVC (Spain)
11:00 – 11:30

Coffee-Break

      M

 

Session M: Mechatronics
Chair: Dr. Geoff Roberts (Univ. of Wales College, Newport UK)
11:30 – 11:45 "CNM’s New Developments: multichip modules for innovative products". A.Collado, E. Cabruja. CNM (Spain)
11:45 – 12:00 "Investigación del grupo de Ingeniería Mecánica y Ingeniería de los procesos de Fabricación en: diseño y fabricación mecánica en sistemas de producción". J.de Ciurana, J. Cabarrocas, N. Gascons, et al. UdG (Spain)
12:00 – 12:15 "Senso-motory components and solutions for advanced technical systems". T.Kämpke, E. Prabler. FAW (Germany)
12:15 – 12:30 "Sensor data processing and control of a micro positioning system". S. Blum, C. Robl, G. Färber. Technische Universität München (Germany)
12:30 – 12:45 "A mechatronic system for active vibration control". G. Stein. Slovak Academy of Sciences (Slovak Rep.)
12:45 – 13:00 "The Mechatronics Research Centre at the University of Wales College, Newport". G. N. Roberts (United Kingdom)
13:00 – 13:15 "Mechanical analysis and design of the automated guided vehicle STAFF". Joaquim Agulló, S. Cardona. Certap (Spain)
 

Lunch

 

Thursday June 11, 1998 (Morning)
Schedule
Event
 

Room 1

IC

 

Session IC: Industrial Control
Chair: Prof. Joseph Aguilar (LEA-SICA, Spain)
09:15 – 09:30 "Optimisation et contrôle avancé de procédés de traitement de materiaux par faisceau de haute energie". M.Groc, M. Amoroux, I. Smurov. Université de Perpignan (France)
09:30 – 09:45 "Comparació de dues estratègies pel seguiment del punt de màxima potència en sistemes panell fotovoltaic-bateria". X. Roset, R. Ramos, D. Biel, et al. EUPVG (Spain)
09:45 – 10:00 "Application of global optimisation for robust fault detection in dynamical systems". V. Puig, J. Saludes, J. Quevedo. UPC (Spain)
10:00 – 10:15 "Advanced control of water distribution networks: The WATERNET project". G. Cembrano, J. Quevedo, G. Walls. UPC-IRI (Spain)
10:15 – 10:45 "Practical experiences in applying new technologies: the industrial view". R. Milne, Intelligent Applications (UK), L. Travé-Massuyes, LAAS (France)
10:45 – 11:00 "The way of increasing of effectiveness of machines operating in start-stop regime". T.Akinfiev, M. Armada, J-G. Fontaine. Institute of Academy of Sciences (Russia)
11:00 – 11:30

Coffee-Break

      RE

 

Session RE: Research Experiences
Chair: Prof. Juanjo Villanueva (CVC, Spain)
11:30 – 11:45 "East-West conferences as scientific and industrial collaboration strategies". G.W.Dueck, C. Moraga, V.P. Schmerko, et al. St. Francis Xavier University (Canada)
11:45 – 12:00 "Orientations and experience in the elaboration of European Projects". J.de la Riva, Integral Interface (Spain)
12:00 – 12:15 "Intelligent and manufacturing systems- The main research activity". Z. Bubnicki, J. Józefcyk. Wroclaw University of Technology (Poland)
12:15 – 12:30 "Investigación del Área de Ingeniería de Sistemas y Automática. Aplicaciones con la Industria". A. Diez, I. Alvarez, R.C. González et al. Universidad de Oviedo (Spain)
12:30 – 12:45 "Synthèse de travaux et activités de recherche: perception en robotique". E. Mouaddib, C. Pegard, E. Brassart. GRACSY (France)
12:45 – 13:00 "Research activity in smart instrumentation and control performed at the Electronic Dept. of Barcelona University". J. Samitier, J. Bosch, S. Marco, et al. (Spain)
13:00 – 13:15 "Successful co-operation between industry and university". J.van Amerongen, University of Twente (The Netherlands)
 

Lunch

 

Thursday June 11, 1998 (Morning)  
Schedule
Event
 

Room Conferències

CV

 

Session CV: Computer Vision
Chair: Dr. Joaquim Salvi (UdG, Spain)
09:30 – 09:45 "Sistema de inspección automatica de soldadura laser mediante visión por ordenador". L. Costa, A. Salvans. Centre CIM (Spain)
09:45 – 10:00 "Services on Imaging Applications". G. Sanz. Unitronics (Spain)
10:00 – 10:15 "Navigation based on coded structured light: Overview and Constraints". J. Salvi, J. Batlle, J. Forest. UdG (Spain)
10:15 – 10:30 "Visual routines to natural landmark recognition and localisation useful for autonomous navigation". J. Freixenet, J. Batlle, J. Martí, et al. UdG (Spain)
10:30 – 10:45 "Intelligent camera dedicated for a multi-sensor perception: Real-time motion and object-tracking". K. Li, I.H. Park, K.M. Hou. Université de Compiègne (France)
10:45 – 11:00 "Contour detection and color influence in defocused". X. Binefa, P. Radeva, J.A. Cortijo, J.Garcia. CVC (Spain)
11:00 – 11:30

Coffee-Break

      SA

 

Session SA: Specialised Architectures
Chair: Dr. Antonio B. Martínez (UPC, Spain)
11:30 – 11:45 "System architecture for knowledge-based real time supervision of dynamic processes". G.Fiol U. Baleares (Spain)
11:45 – 12:00 "Reconfigurable architectures for machine perception. An approach for autonomous vehicle navigation". J.A. Boluda, F. Pardo, J. Pelechano. Universitat de València (Spain)
12:00 – 12:15 "Component oriented control architecture, the COCA Project". E.Gressier, M. Epivent, A. Laurent. CNAM (France)
12:15 – 12:30 "Real-Time virtual video production". N. Guil, E.L. Zapata. Universidad de Málaga (Spain)
12:30 – 12:45 "Tracking through multiple views". R.García, J. Batlle. UdG (Spain)
12:45 – 13:00 "Distributed Industrial Control Systems: a fault tolerant architecture". J.Serrano, R. Ors, P.J. Gil et al. UPV (Spain)
13:00 – 13:15 "Anàlisis i Test de Tecnologies multi-agent per a aplicacions industrials". A. Oller, UdG (Spain)
 

Lunch

 

Thursday June 11, 1998 (Afternoon)
Schedule
Event
 

Room Polivalent

RI1

 

Session RI1: Research Institutions (I)
Chair: Dr. Angel Alique, CICYT (Spain)
15:00 – 15:15 "CIM Centre". A. Salvans, UPC (Spain)
15:15 – 15:30 "Collaborative Technology Search: a successful formula. D.van Schenk, IPA Research Centre (The Netherlands)
15:30 – 15:45 "Institute of Informatics and Applications". X.Pueyo, UdG (Spain)
15:45 – 16:00 "In the wind of change: introducing the Research Institute for Informatics". A.Panoiu, RII (Romania)
16:00 – 16:15 "LEA-SICA: Europan Associated Laboratory". J.de la Rosa, J. Aguilar, UdG (Spain)
16:15 – 16:30 "CISUC: Automation and Control Activities". António Dourado, Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)
16:30 – 17:00

Coffee-Break

      RI2

 

Session RI2: Research Institutions (II)
Chair: Dr. David Serrat, DGR (Spain)
17:00 – 17:15 "Industrial Research Institute". J.Jablkowski (Poland)
17:15 – 17:30 "Artificial Intelligence Research Institute". R.López de Mántaras, UAB (Spain)
17:30 – 17:45 "The AURORA Consorzio" Prof. Claudio Capadozzi. Rome (Italy)
17:45 – 18:00 "The LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse, a public research laboratory with a high industrial interaction". F. Roubellat, CNRS (France)
18:00 – 18:15 Activities of the Computer Vision Centre". J.Villanueva, UAB (Spain)
18:15 – 18:30 "Presentation of the PIAP Activity". C. Lichodziejewski. PIAP (Poland)
18:30 – 18:45 Presentation of "The Catalan Society of Technology" and invited conference of Dr. Urbano Stenta, Director of Aurora Consorzio. Title: "La Technologie pour les Handicapés. Collaboration entre Universités et Enterprises".
20:30 – 23:30

Workshop banquet

 

Thursday June 11, 1998 (Afternoon)
Schedule
Event
 

Room Conferències

 

 

 

 

2nd II/TAP Workshop on

Distance Learning Conception and Exploitation

of the Virtual Laboratory in the Framework

of the "Virtual Campus: Academical and Industrial Vision"

 

15:00 – 15:30
Opening:
Josep Maria Nadal, Rector of the UdG
Gabriel Ferraté, Rector of the UOC
Joseba Quevedo, director of the II/TAP
15:30 – 17:30
Speakers:
Denis Gillet, EPFL (Switzerland)
Jeffrey Johnson, Open University (United Kingdom)
Gabriel Ferraté, UOC (Spain)
Sebastián Dormido, UNED (Spain)
Joseph Aguilar, LEA-SICA (Spain)
Joseba Quevedo, II/TAP (Spain)
Marcel Amoroux, UP (France)
Neil Mort, University of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
Philippe Dague, Université Paris XIII (France)
Monique Polit, UP (France)
 
20:30 – 23:30

Workshop banquet

 

Friday June 12, 1998 (Morning)

09:00 – 10:45

SPECIALISED SESSIONS

 

Room Catalunya

Session 1: Supervision and Control of Autonomous Robots

Chair: Dr. Joan Batlle (UdG, Spain)

Idea of the project: The control of a specific number of autonomous-cooperant mobile robots.

Main subjects: Supervision, real-time vision systems, mechanical platforms, tasks (transport, cleaning, ...)

 

Room Provença

Session 2: Vision Systems for Inspection with Autolearning Capabilities 

Chair: Prof. Alícia Casals (UPC, Spain)

Idea of the project: To determine methods for automatic inspection with autolearning capabilities

Main subjects: Problems characterization. Development of tools: fixtures, hardware devices, software packages

 

Room Bohèmia

Session 3: Intelligent Systems in Manufacturing

Chair: Dr. Geoff Roberts (U. of Wales College, Newport, UK)

Idea of the project: The use of intelligent and knowledge-based systems in manufacturing.

Main subjects: Fuzzy, fuzzy-neural and ANN paradigms. Quality control, quality function deployment, SPC, SCADA

09:00 – 10:45
TUTORIALS

 

Room Aquitània

Tutorial 1: La Simulació. Una necessitat industrial?

Chairs: Dr. A. Guasch (UPC, Spain) and Dr. M.A. Piera (UAB, Spain)

An introduction to the current simulation tools will be detailed, focusing on some discrete and continuous manufacturing processes. A proper methodolody as well as the simulation tools will be explained.

 

Room Llombardia

Tutorial 2: Uncertain Systems and Interval Analysis

Chairs: Dr. L.Travé-Massuyes (LAAS, France) and Dr. J. Vehí (UdG, Spain)

Introduction to Interval Analysis and its application to the control and the supervision of uncertain systems.

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee-Break

 

11:15 – 13:00

 

Resumption of the specialised sessions and tutorials

 

 

End of Workshop

 

 

SOCIAL PROGRAMME

Wednesday, 10 June 

Bus excursion to Camprodon (a picturesque village located 65 km
from Girona). It is the entrance, within the province of Girona, to the
Pyrenees. It is a winter and summer vacacional center
(skiing, trekking, ...).
Departure from Hotel Carlemany at 9.30 h. to Camprodon. Lunch and return to Girona.
Arrival time at 17:00. 

Thursday, 11 June

Bus excursion to Sant Feliu de Guíxols (settled 30 Km. away from Girona), at the seaside, with both fishing and recreational harbour.
Departure from Hotel Carlemany at 9.30 h. Visit of the village and free
time for shopping, sunbathing, etc.
Arrival time at 17:00.

Gala Dinner (20:30 h. at the Hotel Carlemany) sponsored by the City Council of Girona, for participant and accompanying persons. Please fill in the ticket (enclosed with the inscription) with the name of the accompanying person.