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at - Automatisierungstechnik

Methoden und Anwendungen der Steuerungs-, Regelungs- und Informationstechnik

Editor In Chief: Ulrich Jumar

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  • Practical relevance of published articles
  • Important guide on matters related to automation technology
  • New theoretical methods and their potential areas of application
  • Close ties to research institutes and universities engaged in automation research
  • Annual Best Paper Awards sponsored by industry partners
  • Special Issues on hot topics by renowned Guest Editors

Automatisierungstechnik (AUTO) publishes articles covering the entire range of automation technology: development and application of methods, the operating principles, characteristics, and applications of tools and the interrelationships between automation technology and societal developments. The journal includes a tutorial series on "Theory for Users," and a forum for the exchange of viewpoints concerning past, present, and future developments. Automatisierungstechnik is the official organ of GMA (The VDI/VDE Society for Measurement and Automatic Control) and NAMUR (The Process-Industry Interest Group for Automation Technology).

  • control engineering
  • digital measurement systems
  • cybernetics
  • robotics
  • process automation / process engineering
  • control design
  • modelling
  • information processing
  • man-machine interfaces
  • networked control systems
  • complexity management
  • machine learning
  • ambient assisted living
  • automated driving
  • bio-analysis technology
  • building automation
  • factory automation / smart factories
  • flexible manufacturing systems
  • functional safety
  • mechatronic systems

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Overview articles (reviews), methodological papers, applications papers, tools papers

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The journal at – Automatisierungstechnik was founded in 1953 in West Germany, at the time entitled rt – Regelungstechnik, nine years after the first German chair for automation control was established at the Technical University of Berlin-Charlottenburg. The first German institute entirely dedicated to automation control was founded in 1955 in Dresden. The division of Germany into East and West as of 1949 affected the German automation control community in terms of knowledge exchange, personal contacts and publication habits, with West German results usually being published in at, while researchers in East Germany published in Messen, Steuern, Regeln (msr), founded in 1957. In 1991, following the German reunification, economic considerations dictated a merger of msr with the practical journal Automatisierungstechnische Praxis (atp), while the more theoretical content previously published by msr found itself drawn to at.

at Automatisierungstechnik has been closely affiliated with the prime annual automation control conference in Germany, Regelungstechnisches Kolloquium, which is held every February in the town of Boppard near Koblenz. The 50th anniversary of this colloquium was celebrated in 2016 in at with a number of articles including historical accounts and rhymed wit.

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at - Automatiserungstechnik was originally founded as rt – Regelungstechnik. Its current name was introduced in 1985.

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You can submit your manuscript online using the Editorial Manager system. Simply visit http://www.editorialmanager.com/aut/default.aspx directly or click on the link Online Submission of Manuscripts on the journal homepage. For a guide how to use the Editorial Manager please refer to the Author Tutorial for Editorial Manager, also linked on the journal homepage.

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  • Check that your topic fits the scope of the journal
  • Use our LaTeX or Word templates for drafting a manuscript
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  • The editorial office will forward your manuscript to the Editor-in-Chief for evaluation and peer-review. We aim to provide decisions after peer-review within 3 months of receipt (including any author revisions); papers deemed unsuitable for the journal will usually be returned to authors within two weeks of submission
  • You will be guided through every step of peer review process
  • Decision on your paper
  • You will be informed by e-mail if your manuscript has been accepted or rejected or if it requires further attention
  • Hybrid Open Access is available as an option post-acceptance
  • Publication online and in print
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Hybrid Open Access

For complete details on hybrid open access publishing at De Gruyter please see: https://www.degruyter.com/page/560

Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter's OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:

The Netherlands: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1461
The UK: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1462
Switzerland: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1463

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Jumar, ifak, Magdeburg

Advisory Board
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Adamy, TU Darmstadt
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Ammon, Daimler AG, Böblingen
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Beyerer, Fraunhofer-IOSB, Karlsruhe
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg Bretthauer, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Fay, Helmut-Schmidt-Universität, Hamburg
Dr. Helmut Figalist, Siemens AG, Berlin/München
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sören Hohmann, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Konigorski, TU Darmstadt
Dr. Kim Listmann, Darmstadt
Prof. Dr. Ralf Mikut, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg Rauter, University of Basel
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dipl.-Math. Klaus Röbenack, TU Dresden
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Martin Wolter, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

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