The 18th International Conference for Computing and Automation (ICAC) was held at Loughborough University on 7th and 8th September, 2012. There were about 70 papers in control, automation, computer science and manufacture presented. Most of the attendants came from UK universities whilst others were from the outside the UK such as Sweden, Japan and China.
Prof. Wen-Hua Chen
from the Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering, as the
Conference Chair, organised this event with the support of Prof Jiyin
Liu from the Loughborough University Business School. All the papers
presented at this conference will be accepted into the IEEE Xplore,
USA, so are widely accessible for the global academic community (e.g.
Three best student paper prizes in the areas of Computing, Automation and Manufacture were awarded and Loughborough's own Kathryn Stockwell was awarded the prize in the field of Modelling and Simulation for her paper 'Application of a Reliability Model Generator to a Pressure Tank System'.