Luo, Xichun, Cao, Yi and Tong, Zhen (2015) Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC'14) Future Automation, Computing & Manufacturing. ICAC, 14 . University of Strathclyde Press, Strathclyde, UK. ISBN 978-1-909522-02-2

Welcome to the 20th International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC'2014)
held at Cranfield University.
The conference has a long successful history since its first conference in London (1995). The
conference initially aimed to provide a forum for Chinese scientists, engineers, scholars and
students in the UK to update technical knowledge and exchange ideas, and to provide a
platform where joint research programs between those in both the UK and China can be
formulated for mutual benefit. Since 2007, the conference had expanded towards a true
international conference. In last two years, all papers presented in this conference series
have entered the IEEE Xplore digital library so can be searched by a much wide research
community. This year, the conference brings together researchers throughout the world,
including China, France, Germany, Greece, Pakistan, Poland, Denmark, Saudi Arabia, Japan,
Libya, Switzerland and others, to the UK to disseminate their scientific findings in all aspects
of automation, design and manufacture, and computer science. We hope you have
enjoyable time and find the conference stimulating and fruitful.