2021-07-30 ETFA 2021 will use qiqochat as the online conference platform. After completing the conference registration, participants will get an invitation from qiqochat including instructions for create an account and also upload presentations.

2021-07-13 PDF eXpress Instructions. Click here to find information regarding PDF eXpress compatibility requirements for camera ready paper versions.

2021-07-01 Registrations are now open. Click here to visit our registration page.

2021-06-16 Online only: due to the continued worldwide situation regarding the Covid-19 spread and specific situation in the host country, the 2021 instance of the conference will be held online. More information about online attendance will be provided soon.

2021-06-08 Submission deadline for Work-in-progress, industry practice, and workshop papers has been set to June 18.

2021-06-03 Notification date for regular and special session papers has been moved to June 7.

2021-03-31 Deadlines for all paper submissions have been extended. New deadlines are listed below.

2021-02-25 The submission system is now open. Please click here to read submission instructions.


ETFA 2021 is the 26th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) focusing on the latest developments and new technologies in the field of industrial and factory automation. The conference aims to disseminate novel ideas and emerging trends, research results and practical achievements. ETFA 2021 will be held online, September 7-10, 2021.

ETFA 2021 is a unique opportunity to network, build up partnerships and exchange ideas with both industry leaders and a variety of experienced researchers, developers and practitioners from several industries, research institutes, and academia. Join the exciting ETFA 2021 technical and social activities. The ETFA 2021 Organizing Committee looks forward to welcoming you to this virtual event.

Important Dates

Regular and special sessions papers:
Submission deadline May 7 (extended, passed)
Acceptance notification June 7 (extended)
Deadline for final papers July 19 (extended)
Work-in-progress papers, Industry practice papers
Submission deadline June 18 (extended)
Acceptance notification July 14 (extended)
Deadline for final papers July 19 (extended)
Workshop proposals
Submission deadline March 22 (extended)
Acceptance notification March 25
Special Session proposals
Submission deadline January 31
Acceptance notification February 14

Topics of Interest

  • Information Technology in Automation
  • Industrial Communication Technologies and Systems
  • Real-Time and Networked Embedded Systems
  • Automated Manufacturing Systems
  • Industrial Control
  • Computer Vision and Human-Machine Interaction in Industrial and Factory Automation
  • Intelligent Robots & Systems
  • Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks, and Information Processing
  • Complex Automation Systems and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence for Cyber-Physical Systems in Automation
  • Vehicular Embedded Systems