Last week, the International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA, opens an external URL in a new window) took place in Sinaia, Romania. The LIT CPS Lab was represented by a 13-member team at the conference, 7 of them CD Lab members. The list of all presented CD Lab papers can be found on our publication page.
What is it like to attend a conference for the first time?
"At the conference, I gave a presentation on possible scenarios that can lead to the Shotgun Surgery bad smell and possible ways to find it. I also presented a poster on this topic," Dunja Zivotin explains. "My initial nervousness quickly disappeared when I noticed the great support in the team. This gave me the necessary confidence and self-assurance to deliver the presentation successfully," the young scientist reports on how she experienced her first conference visit.
What is it like to have attended ETFA for more than the 10th time?
"Every year, ETFA provides a platform for exchange with international researchers. I meet many of the colleagues only once a year at this conference - in personal conversations, for example, new collaboration opportunities or interesting research questions arise. I also enjoy connecting our team members with other researchers," Professor Zoitl says.
How was the overall experience?
"I am very proud of the team. Our team's presentations and posters - in fact, from all 11 presenters - were all excellent and among the best at the conference. The feedback was positive throughout," says Professor Rabiser, excited about his team's successes.