2009 ASME/IEEE International Conference on Mechatronic
and Embedded Systems and Applications (MESA09)

August 30 - September 2, 2009, San Diego Convention Center

Mechanical and electrical systems show an increasing integration of mechanics with electronics and information processing. This integration is between the components (hardware) and the information-driven functions (software), resulting in integrated systems called mechatronic systems. The development of mechatronic systems involves finding an optimal balance between the basic mechanical structure, sensor and actuators, automatic digital information processing and control in which embedded systems play a key role. The field of embedded system and mechatronics is becoming evermore challenging; issues in embedded software lie at the focus of researchers both in industry and academia. The goal of this 5th ASME/IEEE MESA, MESA09, is to bring together experts from the fields of mechatronic and embedded systems, disseminate the recent advances made in the area, discuss future research directions, and exchange application experience. The conference program is organized in a number of symposia.

Advisory Committee

Jorge Angeles, McGill University
David M. Auslander, Univ. of California, Berkeley
Kevin C. Craig, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Krishna C. Gupta, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
C. S. George Lee, Purdue University
Ren C. Luo, National Taiwan University
Bahram Ravani, Univ. of California, Davis
T. J. Tarn, Washington University
Masayoshi Tomizuka, U. of California, Berkeley
Feiyue Wang, Univ. of Arizona & Chinese Academy of Sciences

General Chair

Harry H. Cheng, Univ. of California, Davis, USA

Program Chair

YangQuan Chen, Utah State University, Logan, USA

Chair of the Honors and Awards Committee

Zuomin Dong, University of Victoria, Canada

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Symposia and Symposium Chairs

Automation and Robotics in Environmental and Agricultural Applications
Chair: Uriel A. Rosa, University of California, Davis
Precision Agriculture
Embedded Sensing and Harvesting Systems
Environmental and Agricultural Monitoring Systems
Autonomous Systems and Ambient Intelligence
Chair: Hyo-Sung Ahn, Gwangju Institute of Science & Tech., Korea
Autonomous Systems
Reinforcement Learning
Multi-Agent Systems
Teleoperation, Coordination & Distributed Control Systems
Indoor Localization
Wireless Sensor Networks
Bio-Mechatronics and Bio-Sensors
Chair: Lei Zuo, SUNY Stonybrook, USA
Chair: Shane Xie, Univ. of Auckland, New Zealand
Bio-Mechatronic System Design, Modelling, Simulation and Control
Biomedical and Biomimetic Robotics
Biomechanical Systems and Devices
Orthotics and Prosthetic Devices
Artificial Organs (Muscle, Arm, Leg, Kidney, Heart, Lung, etc.)
Human-Machine Interfaces
Health Monitoring and Diagnosis
Bio Instrumentation
Biopharma Automation
Mechatronic s Technologies in Medicine and Biology
Cyber-Physical System
Chair: YangQuan Chen, Utah State Univ., USA
Chair: Xiaoqi Chen, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Human-centric Cyber-Physical Systems
Enabling embedded components
New mission scenarios
Cooperative Sensing policy
Cooperative Actuation policy
Mobility (e.g. mobile sensors and mobile actuators)
Information sharing and agreement
Random delay effects and communication management
Virtualization and virtual organization (VO)
Complexity measures
Multi-scale analysis of CPS
Scale-free network structure
Applications (environmental, ecological etc.)
Embedded Softcomputing
Chair: Riccardo Caponetto, Universita~R degli Studi di Catania, Italy
Electrical home appliances
Home robots
Embedded System Infrastructure and Theory
Chair: Martin Horauer, U. of Applied Sci. Tech. Vienna, Austria
Design and Validation of Embedded Systems
Models of Embedded Computation and Formal Methods
Networked Embedded Systems
System-on-Chip and Network-on-Chip Design
Hardware/Software Co-design
Power-aware Design Issues
Real-Time Issues
Operating System & Middleware Support
Software Architectures for Embedded Systems
Learning Control and Diagnosis in Mechatronic Systems
Chair: Wen Chen, Wayne State University, USA
Survey of recent development of ILC
ILC applied to various engineering systems
Implementation and experiment of ILC
Linear ILC
Nonlinear ILC
ILC in frequency domain
Discrete-time ILC
Optimal ILC or parameter optimization ILC
Repetitive learning control
Observer-based ILC
Synthesized ILC with other control strategies
ILC with actuator faults (dead zone, actuation, freeze, stuck etc.)
ILC with sensor faults
Mechatronics Control and Electrical Vehicles
Chair: Chengbin Ma, UM-SJTU Joint Institute, Shanghai Jiaotong Univ.
Advanced mechatronic control (software-/hardware-based)
Analysis, modeling and simulation of mechatronic control system
Nonlinearity compensation in mechatronics
Mechatronics in advanced manufacturing
Mechatronic control in new energy systems
Mechatronic and Embedded System Applications
Chair: Primo Zingaretti, U. of Politechnica dell Marche, Italy
Challenges, requirements, model problems, and constraints associated with various application domains
Use of mechatronic and embedded technologies in meeting particular system requirements, performance, scalability, reliability, and security
Assessments of mechatronic and embedded technologies for particular application domains
Technology transition lessons learned
Applications in intelligent transportation systems
Applications in intelligent manufacturing and automation systems
Applications in underwater, flying and aerospace systems
Applications in medical systems
Mechatronic and Embedded Systems in Education
Chair: Lili Ma, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Mechatronics Education
Embedded System Education
Curriculum Development
Lab Development
Online Learning Environment
Collaborative Learning Modules
Robotics and Mobile Machines
Chair: Xianwen Kong, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Novel robots
Biomedical devices
Man-machine interface and applications
Micro robots
Reconfigurable robots
Underwater robots and swimming robots
Aerial and space robots
Mobile robots and applications.
Sensors and MEMS
Chair: Ja Choon Koo, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Analysis, modeling and simulation
Sensor design, integration and fusion
Sensor networks
Actuator networks
Sensor Networks
Chair: Bo Chen, Michigan Technological University, USA
Network architecture and protocols
Software platforms and development tools
Self-organization, scalability, and synchronization
Routing and data dissemination
Quality of service
Energy conservation and management
Data processing, storage and management
Security and privacy
Network planning, provisioning, and deployment
Ad-hoc and mobile sensor networks
Multi-tier sensor networks
Bio-inspired sensor networks
Sensor networks for Green applications
Developments and applications
Integration with other systems
Network simulation and platforms
Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technologies & Applications
Chair: YangQuan Chen, Utah State University, USA
Chair: Holger Voos, Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten, Germany
Fixed wing small UAV technologies
Rotary wing small UAV technologies
Quadrotor small UAV technologies
Low cost UAV platforms
Low cost IMU and autopilot development
Vision-based navigation for small UAVs
Multi-UAV cooperative navigation and cooperative control
Small UAV software architectures
Small UAV as flying sensors and applications
Student UAV competitions

International Program Committee


Paper Submission

Complete manuscripts in PDF format must be electronically submitted to the conference website: http://www.asmeconferences.org/IDETC09/

Important Dates

February 27, 2009: Abstract, Proposal for Special Session
February 27, 2009: Full paper due
April 24, 2009: Author Notification of Acceptance
April 24, 2009: Submission of 1903 Form (Copyright)
May 15, 2009: Submission of Final Paper
August 30, 2009: First day of conference
September 2, 2009: Last day of conference

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