The main goal of the IDAACS is to provide a forum for high quality reports on the state-of-the-art Theory, Technology and Applications of Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computer Systems as used in measurement, automation, and scientific research, in industry and in business. Rapid developments in these areas have resulted in more intelligent, sensitive, and accurate methods of data acquisition and data processing in manufacturing, in the environmental and medical monitoring systems, in laboratory measurement equipment.
The importance of IDAACS is its vision to establish scientific contacts between research teams and scientists from different countries for future joint research collaborations.
IDAACS provides the opportunity to discuss topics with colleagues from different spheres such as academia, industry, instrumentation and computer manufacturing companies, public and private research institutions and organizations. IDAACS with its truly international character promotes the development of relationships between former Eastern and Western Europe, and with countries from all parts of the globe.
Remembering Professor Domenico Grimaldi
Professor Domenico Grimaldi, our close friend and active member of the IDAACS Family, passed away in October 2018. Domenico was a prominent scientist who played a prominent and important role in founding and developing the IDAACS Conferences. From the time that Domenico Grimaldi attended the first IDAACS Conference, IDAACS 2001 in Crimea, he contributed many papers for subsequent IDAACS conferences and served as a chair for many IDAACS sessions. He was Co-Chairman of IDAACS 2009 in Rende, Italy. His organization of the 2009 meeting was excellent. He was a member of the IDAACS International Advisory Board, a member of the International Program Committee for IDAACS conferences in 2001-2017, and Co-chairman of the International Program Committee for IDAACS 2005, which was held in Sofia, Bulgaria. Professor Grimaldi was also a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Computing.
Domenico Grimaldi was born in Italy in 1952. He received a B. S. (cum laude) in electrical engineering from the University of Naples, Naples, Italy, in 1979. After working as an independent consultant unti11990, he became Assistant Professor of Electronic Measurements in the Department of Electronics, Computers, and System Science, of the University of Calabria, Italy. He was promoted to Associate Professor of Electronic Measurement and served in a variety of research and management positions. From 1997 to 2002, he was the contact person of the Tempus Project and the Leonardo da Vinci Project of the European Union. His research included the characterization of measurement transducers, neural modelling for ADC and measuring systems, digital signal processing for monitoring and testing, virtual instrumentation and distributed measurements, and measurement in telecommunications. Prof. Grimaldi was a member of the Italian Institute of Electrical Engineers, and from 1998 to 2000, he was Vice-President of the Calabria Region.
From 1999 he headed the research unit in the frame of the National Projects PRIN, FIRB, and RIDITT. From 1996 to 2003 he was active in projects of the European Union. From 1998 to 2004 he was the delegate of the Rector of the University of Calabria to the degree orientation. He was also taught in international Summer School sessions at a number of other universities including universities in Kosice (Slovak Republic), Gavle (Sweden), Praha (Czech Rep), and Barcelona (Spain).
He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transaction on Instrumentation and Measurement, and an Associate Editor of the Metrology and Measurement Systems International Journal of the Polish Academy of Science.
Prof. Grimaldi played a leading role in the Italian Association "Gruppo di Misure Elettriche ed Elettroniche" in the field of “People and Environmental Measurements”.
Domenico was a very creative person and was always a source of new and new attractive ideas.
We miss him greatly and will always remember Him!
International Journal of Computing (IJC) will publish selected IDAACS 2017 papers. Each paper shall be within the IJC scope and presented at IDAACS 2017, and MUST be significantly extended in terms of the overall technical content and research results.