International Conference on Electrical and Information Technologies
   March 25-27, 2015 Marrakech, Morocco

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Important dates
Full paper submission October 15, 2014
November 15, 2014
Tutorial proposals November 15, 2014
Notification of acceptance January 5th, 2015
Camera-ready submission January 15, 2015
Early-Bird registration January 16, 2015
Conference Dates March 25-27, 2015
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Dr. Juan A. Ortega

Advanced signal processing and artificial intelligent tools for robust industrial diagnosis systems

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Dr. Juan A. Ortega
   Diagnosis of industrial systems has become one of the most important issues to reduce manufacturing cost. Keep working, in the optimal conditions, the equipment of shop floor is mandatory to optimize the energy consumption and to assure the quality of the manufactured products. Traditional approaches to fault diagnosis are based in physical models of the machines that are used to determine the effects of the different faults cause in physical magnitudes. Afterwards some dedicated electronic instrumentation systems are proposed to acquire the physical magnitude altered by the fault and give an indication of the difference with the healthy state. In other words, the faulty state, even its severity, is trying to be determined by a single parameter associated to a single measurement. This approach usually results to non-robust diagnostics and in the impossibility to manage multi-fault scenarios. State of the art approaches for industrial diagnosis are based on the use of data fusion techniques based on artificial intelligent algorithms. In this sense, the idea is to take advantage of combine different parameters, or fault indicators, coming from different physical magnitudes in order to obtain robust diagnostics and to be able of manage multi-fault scenarios. Along the keynote, it will be reviewed the main mathematical tools used to this new approach and their use will be illustrated by means of different research and technology transfer projects conducted by MCIA group.

Biography of Dr. Juan A. Ortega

    Dr. Juan A. Ortega received the M.S. Telecommunication Engineer and Ph.D. degrees in Electronics from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in 1994 and 1997, respectively. In 1994, he joined the UPC Department of Electronic Engineering as a full time Associate Lecturer. In 1998, he obtained a tenured position as an Associate Professor. Since 1994 he has taught courses of microprocessors and signal processing. From 1994 to 2001 he was with Sensor Systems Group working in the areas of smart sensors, embedded systems, and signal conditioning, acquisition and processing. Since 2001 he belongs to the Motion Control and Industrial Applications research group working in the area of Industrial Diagnosis. His current R&D areas include: Electromechanical Systems Diagnosis, Signal Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Smart sensors, Embedded Systems. In the last years, he has participated in several Spanish and European funded research projects about these items. Dr. Ortega has authored more than 100 referred journal and conference papers.