Automation plays an increasingly important part in the global economy and also in daily experience. At present, for companies, the purpose of automation has shifted from growing productivity and reducing costs to broader issues. For example: increasing quality and flexibility in the engineering process. The conference: “Emerging Trends in Industrial Automation” will provide a platform to the researchers, industrial experts, academicians and practicing engineers to exchange ideas. It will also give an opportuinity to share the knowledge and experience on the latest developments and trends in industrial automation.