The ETFA conference series is the prime, and largest, IEEE-sponsored event dedicated to factory automation and emerging technologies in industrial automation. The aim of the ETFA conference series is to provide researchers and practitioners from industry and academia with a platform to report on recent developments in the newly emerging areas of technology and their potential applications to factory automation. The technical success of the ETFA conference series also testifies to the rapid evolution of the area of industrial automation in the recent decades. The proceedings of the conference give a fairly accurate picture of the state of the art of the area. ETFA conferences were fortunate to attract high quality papers, many of which were later published in the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. Since 1992, the ETFA conferences have been hosted by some of the leading academic and research establishments including:

ETFA'2016 will be organized by Fraunhofer IOSB-INA in the city of Berlin on Sept. 6-9, 2016.