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ISMA'15 is the tenth in a series of symposia focusing on theoretical and practical aspects of mechatronics. It will be held by the Mechatronics Center at American University of Sharjah, UAE, from December 8 to 10, 2015. The symposium covers the synergetic integration of mechanical engineering with electronics, intelligent control, and design and manufacturing of industrial products and processes. The main idea of the symposium is to bring together scientists, scholars, engineers, and students from universities and industries to exchange and promote research in the field of mechatronics, and hence to foster research relations between the universities and the industry in this field.
Poster Session Abstract
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Call for Papers
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|Submission of a draft paper:||
September 21, 2015
(Templates can be found on the IEEE
Tutorial and special session proposals:
June 15, 2015
Notification of acceptance:
October 8, 2015
Camera-ready full paper submission:
October 31, 2015
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Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
System Integration: Embedded systems, manufacturing systems, sensors, actuators, modeling and simulation, MEMS and NEMS, bio-mechatronics, autotronics, mechanism design and applications
Robotics: Robot kinematics and dynamics, unmanned vehicles, industrial robots, multirobotics, biomedical robotics, telerobotics, micro robotics, navigation, mapping, localization , SLAM, intelligent systems and vision
Control Systems: Real‐time control, intelligent control, monitoring and supervision, observers, estimation and identification, machine learning and pattern recognition, nonlinear control, robust control, adaptive control, optimal control, digital control, distributed and networked control, and control applications
Industrial Automation: Electronics, industrial process control, PLC systems, DCS, and SCADA
Renewable Energy and Sustainable Systems: Mechatronics applications for control and automation of renewable energy, sustainable systems, sustainable production and smart buildings
Education: Mechatronics education, virtual labs, e‐learning in mechatronics, curriculum development and project‐based education.
The Future Trend of Infrastructure Robotics
School of Mechanical and
Nanyang Technological University,
Abstract: Infrastructure robotics is a discipline studying robotic systems and methodology for buildings and civil infrastructure construction, inspection and maintenance. The target could be buildings, estates, parks, bridges, power plants, power transmission lines, underground tunnels, sewage pipes, port facilities, etc. Developing robotic technology for infrastructures has the following significance:
1. Economics and sustainability: Robotic technology would be able
to reduce the reliance on unskilled workers and also skilled workers operating
on sophisticated construction machinery and thus transform population-reliant
GDP growth to productivity-reliant GDP growth.
2. Productivity: Robotic technology will streamline and
further optimize the current construction process for a shorter project period,
and also assure quality consistency of the construction project.
3. Safety and health: Robotic technology will reduce the human
exposure to hazardous and inaccessible areas and environments during
construction so as to change the public mind set of the construction industry
as an attractive career goal.
In this speech, several new and
on-going infrastructure robotics projects-ranging from construction robots,
tunnel inspection robots and logistics robots-carried out in Singapore will be
introduced. With new actuators, low-cost sensors and open source robotics
software, infrastructure robots represent a new breed of intelligent systems
that help society overcome manpower shortages and ageing workforce issues. These
projects are examples of user-led and user-inspired robotics R&D efforts led
by government agencies, universities, research institutions, and industrial
alliance of local and overseas robotics and construction machinery
manufacturers, start-up companies, and system integrators. The ultimate goal is
to strengthen the robotics R&D capability in Singapore and to foster a
robotics industry and the ecosystem that transform Singapore into a Smart
Professor I-Ming Chen is an internationally renowned robotics researcher. He received a BS degree from National Taiwan University in 1986, and MS and PhD degrees from California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA in 1989 and 1994, respectively. He has been with the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore since 1995. He is currently Director of the Robotics Research Centre and also Director of the Intelligent Systems Center at NTU. Professor Chen also acts as the Deputy Program Manager of the A*STAR SERC Industrial Robotics Program to coordinate project and activities under this multi-institutional program involving NTU, NUS, SIMTech, A*STAR I2R and SUTD. He is a member of the Robotics Task Force 2014 under the National Research Foundation, which is responsible for Singapore's strategic R&D plan in future robotics. His research interests are in wearable devices, human-robot interaction and industrial automation. Professor Chen is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of ASME, and General Chairman of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2017) in Singapore.
Professor Stefano Stramigioli
of Advanced Robotics and chair holder of the Robotics and Mechatronics group
of Twente, Netherlands
presentation will start with a general overview about the field of robotics and
its importance and interest. Then a number of activities will be presented
which have been developed in Twente within the LEO center of service robotics.
This will span from medical application to advanced robotic birds.
Stefano Stramigioli received the M.Sc. with honors (cum laude) in 1992 and the Ph.D with honors (cum laude) in 1998. Between the two degrees he worked as a researcher at the University of Twente. Since 1998 he has been faculty member and he is currently full professor of Advanced Robotics and chair holder of the Robotics and Mechatronics group at the University of Twente. He is an officer and Senior Member of IEEE. He has been Director of the Strategic Research Orientation of the IMPACT of the University of Twente. He has about 200 publications including 4 books, book chapters, journal and conference contributions. He is the emeritus Editor in Chief of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine which he brought to be the journal of robotics with the highest IF (3.0), Editor in Chief of the IEEE ITSC Newsletter, he is a member of the Editorial Board of the Springer Journal of Intelligent Service Robotics and he is currently the Vice President for Member Activities of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. He has been an AdCom member for IEEE RAS. He is a member of the ESA Topical Team on Dynamics of Prehension in Micro-gravity and its application to Robotics and Prosthetics.
Mohammad Jaradat and Lotfi Romdhane
Plenary Sessions and Tutorials
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International Advisory Committee
- Toshio Fukuda, Japan
- Randy Beard, USA
- Salah Sukkarieh, Australia
- Eesa Bastaki , UAE
- Yousef Bastaki, UAE
- Ramesh Varahamurti, USA
- Chen I-Ming, Singapore
Members of the Technical Program Committee
- Khaled Assaleh, UAE
- Ali Haydar Goktogan, Australia
- Mansour Karkoub, Qatar
- Wei Ren, USA
- Ibrahim Deiab, Canada
- Young Jae Lee, South Korea
- Aboelmagd Noureldin, Canada
- Naser El-Sheimy, Canada
- Tarek Tutunji, Jordan
- Basem Yousef, UAE
- Ubaid M. Al-Saggaf,
- Lakmal Seneviratne, UAE
- Mohammad Al Janaideh, Jordan
participants of ISMA'15 are invited to submit their full papers using our
TrackChair online submission system.
completed electronic submission is due prior to the published deadline. A
complete submission will include the following:
- summary paper
- category choice
- copyright agreement
to the instructions for preparation of the abstract and summary is imperative.
NO CHANGES OR REVISIONS WILL BE ALLOWED AFTER THE DEADLINE. Emailed or faxed
submissions will not be accommodated. Failure to complete any of the preceding
requirements may result in rejection of a paper. Registration and submission
for technical sessions is open to all members of the scientific and technical
community. It is incumbent on the authors to obtain appropriate approval to
present their work to this international forum.
contains high-quality submissions that undergo a peer-review conducted by the
members of the Technical Program Committee. The results of the peer review
translate into paper selections and topic-driven technical sessions for this
conference. Results from that meeting will be sent via email to all authors
from Technical Papers Staff. If the paper is accepted, the summary will be
reproduced directly from the material submitted by the author(s) and will be
published on the ISMA CD-ROM.
style guide is a reference for all submitting authors and is consistent with
the previous ISMA format and style.
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to title, authors, addresses, abstract, headings and subheadings. Page numbers,
session numbers and conference identification will be inserted when the paper
is included in the proceedings.
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Student Poster Competition
A student poster competition will be held
during the conference. Prizes will be awarded to the best three
posters. Students are invited to submit their research or project
work in the area of conference topics. Please submit a two-page paper
in two-column format to email@example.com by September 15, 2015.
Note that papers submitted to the conference do not
qualify for the poster competition.
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Founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS) was envisaged by His Highness as a leading educational institution in the Gulf region. Consciously based upon American institutions of higher education, AUS is thoroughly grounded in Arab culture and is part of a larger process of the revitalization of intellectual life in the Middle East. AUS is an independent, not-for-profit coeducational institution that is proud of its role as a leading comprehensive coeducational university, serving students from the region and around the world.
Sharjah is a city of learning and the arts, as confirmed by its 1998 UNESCO designation as the Cultural Capital of the Arab World. This context facilitates the university's intention to be an academic center at the intersection of ancient cultural traditions and contemporary intellectual currents. The city of Sharjah is home to more than 20 museums with splendid collections of artifacts and art as well as exhibits on science and natural history. Sharjah also hosts many cultural festivals, educational conferences, fairs and economic expositions. These resources permit the university to broaden students' formal education in a way not possible elsewhere in the region.
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