The objective of the Conference is to gather academic and industrial researchers and practitioners, to discuss the state of the art, research and developments in advance control-robotics and its applications for sharing and encouraging technology development in Colombia and the Latin American region. The thematic emphasis of the Conference will be covering the theory, the implementation issues and the experiences related to the applications of control, automation and robotics methods in research, academy and industry. The main topics for the event include, but are not limited to, the following:
Applied control for industrial and non-industrial areas, applied control for robots, hybrid systems, intelligent control, mechatronics, mobile robots, modeling of dynamic systems, multi-robot systems, process and power systems, process automation, process optimization, sensing and sensor fusion, system identification, systems and signals, control in power electronics and electrical drives.

The program committee invites you to submit 4 to 6 pages long papers in either English or Spanish through
All articles will be published in the Conference Proceedings. Only English versions will be published in IEEEXplore.

Additional details and Conference updates are available at
Inquiries and doubts about the Conference may be addressed to

Important Dates
May 9, 2017 - Papers submission due
June 30, 2017 - Decision notification
August 11, 2017 - Final manuscripts submissions

General Co-Chair
Carlos Ocampo-Martinez
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
General Co-Chair
Jose Luis Villa
Universidad Tecnológica de Bolivar
Program Chair 
Diego Patiño
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá
Vice-Chair Control Systems
Nicanor Quijano
Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá
Vice-Chair Robotics  
Julián Colorado
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá
Vice-Chair Poster Session 
Gustavo Osorio
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Manizales
Finance Chair
IEEE – Colombian Chapter
Workshop Chair
Fredy Ruiz
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá
Publications Chair 
Fabiola Angulo
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Manizales
Advertising Chair
José Fernando García
Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, Medellín
Local Arrangements Chair
Eugenio Yime
Universidad Tecnológica de Bolivar
Awards Chair
Eduardo Mojica
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogo
The IEEE Latin-American Test Symposium (LATS, previously Latin-American Test Workshop - LATW) is a recognized  forum for test and fault tolerance professionals and technologists from all over the world, in particular from Latin  America, to present and discuss various aspects of system, board, and component testing and fault-tolerance with  design, manufacturing and field considerations in mind. Presented papers are also published in the IEEE Xplore  Digital Library. The best papers of the 18th LATS will be invited to re-submit to IEEE Design and Test of Computers,  Journal of Electronic Testing: Theory and Applications - JETTA (Springer), Journal of Low Power Electronics - JOLPE  (American Scientific Publishers), and IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design (TCAD).

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

-Analog Mixed Signal Test
-Automatic Test Generation
-Built-In Self-Test
-Defect-Based Test
-Design and Synthesis for Testability
-Design for Electromagnetic Compatibility
-Design for Reliable Embedded Software
-Design Verification/Validation
-Economics of Test
-Fault Analysis and Diagnosis
-Fault Modeling and Simulation
-Fault-Tolerance in HW/SW
-Fault-Tolerant Architectures
-Memory Test and Repair
-On-Line Testing
-Process Control and Measurements
-Hardening Techniques
-Software Fault-Tolerance
-Software On-Line Testing
-System-on-Chip Test
-Test Resource Partitioning
-Yield Optimization
Hardware Security
Paper Submission Information:
To encourage and facilitate discussions, participation will be limited. Those interested in presenting recent results  at the symposium are invited to submit an extended abstract, one to three pages long, or a full length paper. PDF  electronic submissions must be done via the symposium‘s webpage:
Authors should send papers in the IEEE format. Detailed instructions are available at the symposium‘s webpage.  The Program Committee also welcomes proposals for panels and special topic sessions.
For additional information, please contact one of the Program Chairs:
Ernesto Sanchez – POLITO, Italy
Tiago Balen - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Submission Deadline (Title and Abstract): November 25th, 2016 December 16th, 2016
Submission HARD DEADLINE (Full paper): December 9th, 2016 December 23rd, 2016
Notification of Acceptance:  January 13th, 2017 January 22nd, 2016
Camera Ready: January 27th, 2017 February 3rd, 2016.

Bogotá, Colombia‘s administrative and political capital, was founded in 1538 in the Bogotá savanna at 2.600 m  of altitude. The city counts with the larger number of universities and research centers in the country; a rich set of  museums such as the Gold Museum including more than 30.000 pieces of tumbaga gold, and the Botero Museum  showing more than 100 artworks made by the known artist; in addition, the city offers a great variety of restaurants,  pubs, discos, shopping malls and coffee shops to delight its visitors. As an important business hub to Latin America,  the city is today recognized as an important and emerging business centre, and was included in the BestCities Global  Alliance.