Welcome to Automaatiopäivät23!


— Please note: also call for posters now! Please upload a short abstract to Easy Chair not later than March 25th! —


Papers are desired from all fields of theory and practice of automation

Automaatiopäivät23 is arranged by the Finnish Society of Automation (SAS) and it is the society´s most important seminar in the fields of process-, factoryand production automation as well as digitalization. The seminar program will contain presentations from both the industrial and the scientific worlds. The seminar will be a fantastic forum for networking between educational-, research-  and business sectors

Topics covered will include:

  • IoT and cloud services
  • education
  • modeling and simulation
  • energy solutions
  • process automation
  • robotics and machine
  • automation
  • functional automation
  • theory and practice

Writing instructions for industrial or scientific papers

Three types of papers can be offered to the seminar:

  • So-called traditional/industrial papers, which can be written in Finnish, English or Swedish, will be accepted based on the abstract. Interesting case reports are welcomed as well.
  • ”Academic” or scientific papers  must be written in English and will be accepted for presentation and publication based on a peer review. Thereafter, the revised versions of the papers will be submitted to Open Engineering -journal for further review. At this point, the seminar board can issue supplement or correction requests for the papers. Accepted and published papers can be used as parts of a thesis or a dissertation.
  • Student / discussion papers should follow the writing guidelines of scientific papers when applicable.



  • Traditional and industrial papers will be published at the organizer’s web site www.automaatioseura.fi
  • Accepted and revised scientific papers will be published as a proceedings publication in ”Open Engineering Automation in Finland 2019 Special Issue”. The authors of scientific papers will submit their papers to the journal for review.


  • Title and preliminary abstract: January 7th, 2019 – extended deadline
  • Notification of Acceptance: Dec 31st, 2018
  • Submission of manuscripts: Feb 1st, 2019
  • Review comments: Feb 25th, 2019
  • Abstracts for posters: March 25th
  • Final versions of papers: Mar 31st, 2019
  • Automaatiopäivät23: May 15th -16th, 2019.

Submission of all abstracts, manuscripts, and papers via EasyChair system: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=au23

The abstract should be structured into the following sections:

  • Title which clearly indicates the research topics.
  • Authors, names institute, country and email address. The first/presenting author is responsible for ensuring that all authors have agreed to be co-authors.
  • Key words (3-5)
  • Background, Aims, Materials and methods, (Results, Conclusions).
  • Figures and tables are allowed.
  • Maximum length of the abstract is about 700 words.

Revised scientific papers

  • Review comments 15.4.2019
  • Submission opens 15.4.2019
  • Submission closes 2.6.2019

Submissions in Open Engineering: www.degruyter.com/view/j/eng, submission during 12.6.-31.8.

Template for presentation slides (ppt) here

Paper example (and more writing instructuions) from here

Word template here

LaTeX template here

Poster template here

Call for papers - pdf-version here



For more information, please contact:  Dr. Esko Juuso, University of Oulu, esko.juuso (at) oulu.fi