• Italian

Controlli Automatici

Contact person

Maria Pia Fanti Full Professor

Competencies and research activities

The purpose of the laboratory is the study, enhancement and dissemination of scientific research carried out with several Italian and international partners, both private and public. 
Each year, the laboratory hosts foreign students and researchers, organizes seminars and conferences.
It hosts the spin-off Automation in Logistics and Service Systems, s.r.l., a spin-off company founded in 2013 and supported by the Polytechnic of Bari and the University of Trieste.

The aim of the Control and Automation Laboratory of the Polytechnic of Bari focuses on Automation in particular on:
• modelling and control of industrial systems: manufacturing systems, processes in factories, sensor networks, fault detection and recovery, problems about logistics, production and workflow;
• Models and management of complex systems: management and control of complex systems: intelligent transportation systems, logistics and intermodal systems, dangerous goods in motorway environment, management of electric mobility, decision support systems for planning smart building and smart cities, workflow management in healthcare systems;
• other ICT applications with minimal or reduced human intervention.

Optimization Models able to maximize the effectiveness of technological products and processes. 
Simulation Simulation techniques to verify and tune the management and optimization strategies for complex systems. 
Smartness and Decision Support Systems the most advanced and valuable algorithms, which turn a technology into an intelligent and adaptable machine, able to predict and solve imminent situations.

Collaborations with companies and institutions

• Prof. Zhou MengChu, New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, USA, control of production systems.
• prof. A. Giua University of Cagliari on fault detection and identification of Discrete Event systems;
• Prof. Walter Ukovich University of Trieste, for studies on logistics in various application fields;
• Prof. Jean-Jacques Lesage, Ecole Normal de Cachan, France, for studies on health systems;
• Prof. C. Stylios, Technological Educational Institute of Epirus, Artas, Greece
• Prof. Jean-Marc Faure, Ecole Normal de Cachan, France, for studies on transportation systems;
• Prof. Zhiwu Li, Xidian University, Xi’An, China, for studies on fault detection of discrete event systems;
• Autamarocchi (development of management systems and fleet vehicles)
• Colussi S.p.A. (Optimization of logistics distribution system)
• OM Forklifts S.p.A. (Solutions for warehouse logistics, planning and management of production processes)
• Teorema Engineering LTD (Intermodal logistics)
• Intermodal Terminal of Trieste - Fernetti S.p.A. (Intermodal logistics)
• Steel Bertoli Safau (scheduling and production planning)
• Insiel Market (organization and management of health systems)
• Policlinico di Bari (organization and management of health systems)
• Insiel FVG (intermodal logistics, management of dangerous goods transport)
• Eurocontrol (air traffic management)
• Municiplality of Bari (urban mobility)
• Venetian Autovie Insiel FVG (management of transport of dangerous goods)
• ACEGAS (DSS for smart cities)