IEEE International Conference on Automation, Quality and Testing, Robotics
- MAY 19-21, 2022 -

- Organized by -
IEEE Computer Society - Test Technology Technical Council
Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Romania, Department of Automation

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About AQTR

The Organizing Committee has the pleasure of inviting you to participate in the IEEE International Conference on Automation, Quality and Testing, Robotics, AQTR 2022 (THETA 23), which will be held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, on May 19-21, 2022. The conference follows the tradition of the 22 automation and testing-related scientific events, organized in Cluj-Napoca since 1981 under the name THETA/AQTR.

AQTR 2022 is an international forum for researchers in the field of automation, quality, testing and robotics. It will bring together researchers, equipment manufacturers, software developers and end-users to discuss the current trends and future directions of control and testing technologies and their industrial and social applications in the private and the public sectors. Active participation of students and graduate students is strongly encouraged.

Accepted full papers (oral presentation) will be included in IEEE Xplore and submitted for Clarivate (former ISI) indexing (all editions since 2006 are indexed in ISI Web of Science). Additionally, the authors of the best papers will be invited to contribute their research to special issues of MDPI Sensors and MDPI Mathematics.

1599All time accepted papers
1923All time participants
45All time countries

AQTR will be held in Cluj-Napoca, the main city in Transylvania. With its rich historical and cultural heritage, Cluj-Napoca is an intellectual centre with an active society, renowned universities, museums, theatres and eye-catching architecture.

Statue of king Matthias Corvinus
View from the Cluj Romanian National Theatre: statue of revolutionary lawyer Avram Iancu, and the Dormition of the Theotokos Orthodox Cathedral
View of the Cluj Arena stadium

Cluj is an important academic, industrial and commercial center. It is a dynamic multicultural and diverse city with a population of around 350000 inhabitants and 120000 students. The city was the 2015 European Youth Capital.

Online conference access

The conference will be held onsite and online, hosted on Microsoft Teams, enabled by the co-organizer Technical University of Cluj-Napoca.

The links to the online meetings are here (also in the "Program at a glance" PDF).

We recommend installing the Microsoft Teams application. There are free install kits available for Windows, OSX, Linux, iOS, Android.
If you do not want to install, you can access Teams directly from a web browser (Edge and Chrome tested, but Firefox and Safari are not fully supported).

Please make sure that your laptop/computer/tablet/phone/microwave you will be using, has a reliable Internet connection (preferably cable, instead of wireless) and a functioning microphone.

Details for connecting
  1. Registered onsite participants
    • The presentations will take place as scheduled in the detailed technical program. They will be also shared in Teams meetings.
    • A computer and technical support will be available in each room.
    • We kindly ask you to arrive in the room 10 minutes before the session to set up the presentation.
  2. Registered online participants
    • Each presenter will do the presentation from their own computer (or other suitable device), while sharing their screen and talking, then discussing with the participants.
    • We will not be recording the meetings.
  3. Online conference access / Attending the meetings
    • Join the conference with direct link to meetings
      • All meetings can be accessed from a web browser or MS Teams with quick links here.
      • The screen can be shared but the chat option is not available.
    • Join the conference with a Teams account
      • All presenter emails are enrolled in the AQTR 2022 team. Each registered presenter has received an email with the access link to the team. The participants from UTCluj have been enrolled with the campus account.
        Click on the "Open Microsoft Teams" button and follow the instructions to set up the guest account (or connect to your existing UTCluj account).
      • To enter a meeting, select a session channel and join the scheduled meeting.
  4. For any questions or problems, please join the meetings that will be open on the "InfoDesk" channel during the conference.
  5. If you want to test your conference access or presentation, please join the test meeting that is scheduled in the AQTR 2022 team (Channel "InfoDesk"), in the following time slots:
    • Wednesday (May 18, 2022), 11:00 - 12:00 (Romania time, GMT+3)
    • Wednesday (May 18, 2022), 19:00 - 20:00 (Romania time, GMT+3)

AQTR Conference Program

Program at a glance

Detailed program

Student Forum program

Important dates

Event  |  Deadline
Special session proposals  |  January 10, 2022
Paper submission  |  February 11 February 1, 2022 (no further extension will be granted)
Notification of acceptance  |  April 4, 2022
Camera-ready papers  |  April 18, 2022

Advance registration  |  April 22, 2022 April 29, 2022
Late registration  |  May 6, 2022

Student forum submission  |  TBA
Student forum notification of acceptance  |  TBA
Student forum camera-ready papers  |  TBA

Registration fees

Each paper must have a full registration for presentation of the paper at the conference and for inclusion of the same in the proceedings (maximum 1 paper/registered author/fee). A Student registration only, is not sufficient for inclusion in the program and proceedings.

Advance registration is until the 22nd 29th of April, 2022.

Registrations are open until the 6th of May, 2022. Registrations and payments will not be processed after this day.

Onsite participation includes coffee breaks, two lunches, one banquet. The main fee does not include onsite participation, only online.

Fee type Currency
IEEE Member
Advance registration 170 150 765
Late registration 205 180 925
IEEE Non-member
Advance registration 205 180 925
Late registration 250 220 1125
IEEE Student member
Advance registration 95 85 430
Late registration 115 100 520
IEEE Student Non-member
Advance registration 115 100 520
Late registration 140 124 630
IEEE Life & Retired member
Advance registration 95 85 430
Late registration 115 100 520
Onsite participation 115 100 520

AQTR Conference Registration

Bank info, steps, registration form.


Inclusion in IEEE Xplore

Accepted papers (except Emerging Topic/Case Study papers and Student Forum papers) will be included in IEEE Xplore and submitted for ISI indexing (all editions since 2006 are indexed in ISI Web of Science), after they are presented.

IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference, also from IEEE Xplore® Digital Library, if the paper is not presented by the author at the conference.

Papers accepted for Emerging Topic/Case Study or Student Forum will not be included in the IEEE AQTR Proceedings and will not be indexed in IEEE Xplore/WoS, but they will be included in a separate AQTR volume, with its own ISBN code.

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Organizing committee

General Chair

Liviu Miclea
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Honorary Chair

Yervant Zorian
Synopsys, USA

General Vice-Chairs

Mihail Abrudean
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Honoriu Vălean
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Program and Tutorial Chair

Paula Raica
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Program and Tutorial Vice-Chair

Zsófia Lendek
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Finance Chairs

Mihail Abrudean
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Teodora Sanislav
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Dan Goța
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Industrial Relations Chair

Ovidiu Stan
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Special Sessions Chair

Cristina Mureșan
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Publicity Chair

Iulia Ştefan
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Web & Publication Chair

Szilárd Enyedi
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Student Forum Chair

Camelia Avram
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

IoT Student Challenge Chairs

Valentin Sita
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Camelia Avram
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Program Committee Topic Chairs

Tiberiu Leția
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Szilárd Enyedi
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Honoriu Vălean
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Levente Tamás
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Program Committee

Radu Babiceanu

Isabela Birs

Roxana Both-Rusu

Adrian Burlacu

Lucian Busoniu

Alexandru Codrean

Adrian Colesa

Cristinel Costea

Mircea Cristea

Mihaela Dinsoreanu

Virgil Dobrota

Jozsef Domokos

Monica Dragoicea

Eva Dulf

Ioana Fagarasan

Silviu Folea

Eugen Gergely

Bogdan Groza

Kevin  Guelton

Wolfgang Halang

Sorin Herle

Mihai Hulea

Eugen Lupu

Cosmin Marcu

Oliviu Matei

George Mois

Ionut Muntean

Vlad Muresan

Pal-Stefan Murvay

Ioan Nascu

Anastasios Natsakis

Octavian Pastravanu

Carla Pinto

Doina Pisla

Petrica Pop Sitar

Dan Popescu

Mihai Postolache

Romain  Postoyan

Radu-Emil Precup

Gheorghe Sebestyen

Dan Selisteanu

Martin Stava
Czech Republic

Octavian Stefan

Alin Suciu

Levente Tamas

Calin Vaida

Cristian Vasar


We are grateful for the generous support received from our sponsors.

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Reaching Cluj Napoca

Due to its location (equal distance between two East-European capitals, Bucharest and Budapest) and its economic situation, Cluj-Napoca is easy to reach by different means of transport:

By plane

Cluj-Napoca International Airport, located at 8 km from the city center, offers direct, regular flights to many domestic and international destinations and returns.

Cluj-Napoca International Airport is linked with the city center:

Other options for those who do not have direct flights to/from Cluj-Napoca International Airport are offered by the Bucharest and Budapest international airports, the links between these European capitals and Cluj-Napoca being made by plane, by train, by car or by bus.

By train

Cluj-Napoca railway station, located close to the city center, offers direct train connections with several European capitals. CFR webpage.

By car and long distance bus

Cluj-Napoca is linked with the capital Bucharest through the following main routes:

Cluj-Napoca is linked with Budapest through highway M3 and European routes E79 and E60 (483 km).

Cluj-Napoca "BETA" long distance bus station, located near the railway station, offers direct bus connections with Bucharest and Budapest.

BlaBlaCar and other long distance ride sharing services are also available.


We do not have exclusive hotel offers for this edition, but there are plenty of accomodation possibilities around the conference sites. Please note that we did not verify these places.



Control systems

Modeling and simulation; fault-detection and isolation; fault models; control methods; realtime systems; decision support systems; distributed systems; intelligent systems; automotive systems.

Quality and Testing

IoT and CPS dependability; automatic test generation; design for testability; built-in selftest/repair; reliability; software QA; system testing; machine learning and test; quality of experiments; field trials and deployment; advanced metering infrastructure; wide-area monitoring; test, reliability and security of emerging technologies.

Robot control

Mobile robots; cooperative robots; parallel structures; machine vision; sensor fusion.


Cyber-physical systems; industry 4.0 applications; software applications; network sensors; image processing; eHealth; eLearning; eCitizen and Smart City.

Special sessions

Special session proposals are welcome and can be submitted to the Special Session Chair via email:

Special sessions consist of at least 5 or more papers presenting a unified topic, should have at most 3 co-organizers, preferably from different organisations. Each (co-)organizer may be the (co-)author of at most one paper in their special session.

Proposals for special sessions must detail the motivation and relevance of the session and should include a list of 6 potential contributions, including manuscript title and prospective authors. All papers submitted to a special session will undergo the peer review process as other manuscripts.

In the event that the special session does not collect at least 5 papers, the accepted papers will be considered as regular papers.

Current Special sessions:

Transdisciplinary approaches in emerging engineering problems
Organized by Prof. Habil. Levente Kovacs, Prof. Habil. Eva Dulf, Dr. Ioana Nascu.

Mechatronics and Industry 4.0
Organized by Sergiu Dan Stan, Milos Simonovic, Milos Manic.

Mathematical and computational modelling: applications
Organized by Carla M.A. Pinto, Ioan-Lucian Popa, Dumitru Baleanu.

New trends and challenges in modeling and control for Industry 5.0
Organized by Dr. Isabela Birs, Dr. Dana Copot, Dr. Konrad Markowski.

Student forum

Student presentations in the conference topics. This session is addressed to the undergraduate and master students.

You will find guidelines for authors, below. Papers have to be submitted through the paper submission site.

The accepted papers in this session will be published in a separate electronic volume with ISBN.

Registration for Student Forum section is free of charge. For any other information, please don't hesitate to contact the Student Forum Chair.

The Student Forum program is here.

Paper submission

Guidelines for Camera-ready

Please follow the guidelines for Camera-ready paper submission.

Publication and indexing

1. Regular and special sessions papers accepted for oral presentation will be included in IEEE Xplore and submitted for ISI indexing (all editions since 2006 are indexed in ISI Web of Science).

2. The authors of the best papers will be invited to contribute their research to special issues of MDPI Sensors and MDPI Mathematics.

3. Regular and special sessions papers accepted as Emerging Topic/Case Study papers will be included in a separate AQTR volume, with its own ISBN code. They will not be included in the IEEE AQTR Proceedings and will not be indexed in IEEE Xplore/WoS.

4. Accepted student forum papers will be included in a separate AQTR volume, with its own ISBN code. They will not be included in the IEEE AQTR Proceedings and will not be indexed in IEEE Xplore/WoS.

AQTR reserves the right to remove from any type of publication the papers that have not been presented at the conference.