International Research Conference

The Conference is organized to mark the 20th anniversary of the College of Communication and Management, which educates engineers specialising in Automation, Robotics and Information Technologies. The goal of the conference is to discuss new directions in scholarly research and industry practice in the fields of automation, robotics and information technologies, as well as innovations in teaching related topics.

ARIT will bring together researchers, academic teachers, as well as industry practitioners for exchange of the latest achievements in state of the art and cost-effect implementations of automation, robotics and information technologies.

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Conference Topics


  • Automation and Robotics for Manufacturing Industry
  • Robotics for Operating Tasks in Environments of Direct Threat to Health Or Life


  • Hi-tech /Modern Manufacturing Control Systems and for Unconventional Tasks

Information technology

  • New solutions in information technology for industry and consumers, including mobile applications
  • Other areas related to the above

Keynote Speakers (soon…)

Call for Papers

Prospective authors are invited to submit high quality papers and posters in an electronic format using our conference paper submission system. All contributions will be rigorously refereed and selected papers will be published in relevant high quality scholarly technical journals. Electronic proceedings of the conference containing all accepted papers and poster abstracts will be available to all participants at the time of the conference. All accepted papers and posters must be presented at the conference. Therefore, at least one of the coauthors of each paper/poster must be physically present at the conference as a registered and fully-paid participant.

Please, prepare your paper using the conference paper template:

Guidelines Submission

Conference Proceedings

Extended and updated versions of all papers presented at the Conference will be published in the Journal of Automation, Mobile Robotics & Intelligent Systems (JAMRIS) indexed in Scopus.

Extended and updated versions of selected papers presented during the conference and directly focused on novel applications of automation, robotics or information technologies in the construction industry will be considered for publication in Automation in Construction (AUTCON) – an international research journal published by Elsevier and indexed in the Web of Science (ISI Impact Factor = 2,919).


ARIT offers two days of presentations for experts of Industrial Automation, Robotics and Information Technologies.

22nd March

  • 8:00 - 8:45 Breakfast
  • 9:00 - 10:00 Participants registration
  • 10:00 - 10:15 Opening ceremony
    Dr Barbara Laskowska, prof. dr hab. Mirosław Skibniewski
  • 10:15 - 10:45 Guest Presentations
  • 10:45 - 12:15 Paper presentations – session I
  • 12:15 - 12:45 Coffee break
  • 12:45 - 14:45 Paper presentations – session II
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Lunch
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Paper presentations – session III
  • 17:30 - 17:45 Coffee break
  • 17:45 - 19:00 Paper presentations – session IV
  • 19:00 - 19:15 Summary of proceedings
  • 19:30 Dinner

23rd March

  • 8:00 - 8:45 Breakfast
  • 9:00 - 11:00 Paper presentations – session V
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Paper presentations – session VI
  • 13:00 Closing ceremony
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

Honorary Patronage


Media Patronage

Honorary Committee

  • Ryszard Tadeusiewicz
    AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland
  • Piotr Szynkarczyk
    Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements, Warsaw, Poland
  • Ryszard Knosala
    Polish Association for Production Management , Opole, Poland
  • Jędrzej Kowalczyk
    General Manager, FANUC Poland
  • Andrzej Bartoszewicz
    Lodz University of Technology

International Scientific Committee

  • Ewa Grabska
    Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
  • Wojciech Turek
    AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland
  • Thomas Bock
    Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Dariusz Ceglarek
    University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
  • Krzysztof Kozłowski
    Poznan University of Technology
  • Artur W. Dubrawski
    Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Li-Hua Li
    Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Tadeusz Czachórski
    Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Gliwice, Poland
  • Michael Yu Wang
    Robotics Institute, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Quang Ha
    University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
  • Piotr Skrzypczynski
    Institute of Control and Information Engineering, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
  • Tomasz Pajchrowski
    Poznan University of Technology, Poland
  • Xuping Zhang
    Aarhus University, Denmark

Mirosław J. Skibniewski

Chairman of the International Scientific Committee

Prof. Mirosław J. Skibniewski holds his M.Eng. degree from Warsaw University of Technology (1981), and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Carnegie Mellon University obtained in 1983 and 1986, respectively. Prior to his academic career he worked as an engineer at Pittsburgh Testing Laboratory, later renamed to Professional Service Industries, the oldest engineering consulting firm in the U.S. founded in 1881. Prior to his current position at the University of Maryland and Aarhus University, he was a professor and associate provost at Purdue University. Prof. Skibniewski authored the first English language monograph book on the use of robotics in civil engineering and building construction which was published in 1988. Subsequently, he authored or coauthored over 300 papers in various refereed scientific periodicals and conference proceedings in the U.S. and worldwide. He has lectured and conducted research in over 35 countries on 5 continents and held endowed chair professorships, distinguished fellowships, Fulbright and Humboldt Foundation grants or visiting professorships at the University of Maryland, Arizona State University, Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore, Tsinghua University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Chaoyang University of Technology, Technical University of Munich, Cracow University of Technology, Cardiff University, Loughborough University, University of Central Lancashire, University of Technology Sydney, CSIRO-Australia, Obayashi Corporation, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Universidad Austral (Argentina), and others. A member of affiliate of national academies of engineering in the U.S., U.K., Russia and Poland, he holds an honorary doctorate from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University and a number of professional and scholarly awards including the U.S. National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award for his research on construction automation and robotics, the American Society of Civil Engineers Walter L. Huber Research Prize for designs and explorations of the feasibility of advanced IT-based technologies for construction project engineering and management, and the Tucker-Hasegawa Award from the International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction of which he is Past President. For over 20 years, Prof. Skibniewski has been serving as Editor-in-Chief of Automation in Construction, an international research journal published by Elsevier.



Participation should be confirmed by filling out the on-line form.

Fees for participation are 850 zł (VAT) per person. Fees cover: taking part in sessions, meals, ceremonial supper, conference materials and post-conference publication. Accommodation is not covered.

REMES Hotel rates:

  • DBL single with breakfast - 240 zł including VAT
  • DBL double with breakfast - 290 zł including VAT

Please make a bank transfer to the Poznan College of Communications and Management, św. Czesława 6, 61-575 Poznań by 20 February 2018.

Account number: 51 1950 0001 2006 0337 6560 0002.


Hotel Remes
Parkowa 48
64-330 Opalenica, Poland

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