The Organizing Committee has the pleasure of inviting you to participate in the IEEE International Conference on Automation, Quality and Testing, Robotics, AQTR 2024 (THETA 24), which will be held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, on May 16-18, 2024. The conference follows the tradition of the 23 automation and testing-related scientific events, organized in Cluj-Napoca since 1981 under the name THETA/AQTR.

AQTR 2024 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 (formerly ISI) indexing (all editions since 2006 are indexed in ISI Web of Science).

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 Chair

Paula Raica
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania


Program Vice-Chair

Zsófia Lendek
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania


Special Session Chair

Cristina Mureșan
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania


Finance Chair

Mihail Abrudean
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania


Finance Vice-Chairs

Teodora Sanislav
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Dan Goța
TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania


Industrial Relations Chair

Ovidiu Stan
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


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

Call for paper

Important date

Draft paper submission deadline

Control systems

Modeling and simulation; fault-detection and isolation; fault models; control methods; real-time 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 self-test/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; quantum computing; 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.

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.

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  • Conference Date

    May 16



    May 18


  • Jan 29 2024

    Draft paper submission deadline

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Technical University of Cluj Napoca