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Welcome to IEEE ETFA'2017, welcome to Limassol, Cyprus
The ETFA conference series is the prime and largest IEEE-sponsored event dedicated to emerging technologies in industrial automation. Since the first edition 1992 in Melbourne, Australia, the ETFA conference series has evolved to one of the largest and most important IEEE conferences dedicated to industrial and factory automation - presenting new research results at the cutting edge of emerging technologies in applications in diverse areas of industrial automation, as well as providing a discussion forum for professionals from academia and industry alike.
Technical content of the ETFA conference series reflects rapid evolution of the industrial automation field and the ever increasing impact of the underpinning research and development on the advances in the industrial automation.
Since 1992, the ETFA conferences have been hosted by some of the leading academic and research establishments including University of Tokyo, University of Hawaii, University of California at Los Angeles, INRIA-France, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Czech Republic University of Prague, University of Patras, Helmut-Schmidt University (Hamburg), Universitat de les Illes Balears, Paul Sabatier University (Toulouse), University of Luxembourg, and Fraunhofer IOSB-INA to mention some.