For many years technical diagnostics has been the area of intensive scientific research. It covers well-established topics as well as emerging developments in control engineering, artificial intelligence, applied mathematics and statistics. At the same time, a growing number of applications of different fault diagnosis methods, especially in electrical, mechanical, chemical and medical areas, is being observed. The rapidly increasing complexity of automation in the industry and the continuing need to ensure reliability and safety at the highest level require ongoing research and development of innovative fault diagnosis approaches. Furthermore, special attention is paid to fault-tolerant and self-reconfiguring control systems, which are crucial wherever maintenance or repair cannot be realized immediately.

The International Conference on Diagnostics of Processes and Systems (DPS) has been organized every two years since 1996 by the Warsaw University of Technology, the University of Zielona Góra and the Gdańsk University of Technology. The conference provides an excellent forum for exchanging knowledge and experience, and for sharing solutions within the academic and industrial community. The conference is addressed to both experts and young researchers, who can introduce their newest research achievements to the audience of leading scientists in technical diagnostics. The subject matter of the conference is replying to the expectations and demands of research and industrial centres for modern and safe diagnostics systems, process monitoring systems and expert systems. In general, conference topics correspond to the subject area of the IFAC symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety for Technical Processes (SAFEPROCESS).

Committee on Automatic Control and Robotics of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Ministry of Science and Higher Education