The 6th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems (Mechatronics '13)
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, April 10-12, 2013

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01/30/2013 : The Advanced registration deadline has been extended to February 20, 2013

01/23/2013 : The Final submission deadline has been extended to February 15, 2013

01/23/2013 : The Notification of acceptance has been extended to January 25, 2013

10/04/2012 : The submission deadline has been extended to October 22

10/04/2012 : Plenary Speakers have been fixed



The organizing committee is pleased to invite you to participate in the 6th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems to be held in Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, April 10-12, 2013. The purpose of the Symposium, following the footsteps of the previous five editions (2000 Darmstadt of Germany, 2002  Berkeley of USA, 2004 Sydney of Australia, 2006 Heidelberg of Germany, and 2010 Boston of USA), is to promote activities in various areas of mechatronics by providing a forum for exchange of ideas, presentation of technical achievements, and discussion of future directions. The Symposium is technically sponsored by the IFAC Technical Committee on Mechatronic Systems with the support of the ASME DSCD Mechatronics Technical Committee, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society, Ministry of Education of China, Chinese Association of Automation, and Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province of China. The Symposium will be held concurrently with the 8th International Conference on Fluid Power Transmission and Control (FPTC). The organizing committees of the two events have worked out schemes to maximize the participants' experience from technical, social and financial points of view -- one registration fee grants access to both conferences!

The symposium brings together an international community of experts to discuss the state-of-the-art, new research results, perspectives of future developments, and innovative applications relevant to mechatronics, robotics, control, automation, and related areas. Topics included but not limited to Actuators, Automotive Systems, Electronic Packaging, Fault Diagnosis, Human-Machine Interfaces, Industry Applications, Information Technology, Intelligent Systems, Machine Vision, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems, Micro/Nano Technology, Motion, Vibration, and Noise Controls, Optimal, Adaptive, Neural, and Fuzzy Controls, Opto-Electronic Systems, Real-Time and Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation, Robotics, System Integration, Transportation Systems, and other Control Applications.


Call For Papers

A copy of the Call for Papers of IFAC2013 in PDF format.

Important Dates

Submission of Full Paper & Invited Session Papers October 1, 2012
Notification of acceptance December 15, 2012
    January 25, 2013
Final paper submission deadline January 15, 2013
    February 15, 2013
Advanced registration deadline February 1, 2013
    February 20, 2013






  Type of submission Open Deadline
First submissions Regular Paper July 15, 2012 October 1, 2012
October 22 , 2012
Invited Session Proposal July 15, 2012 October 1, 2012
October 22 , 2012
Invited Paper July 15, 2012 October 1, 2012
October 22 , 2012
Best Student Paper Nomination July 15, 2012 October 31, 2012
Final submissions Regular Paper December 15, 2012
    January 10, 2013
January 15, 2013
    February 15, 2013
Invited Paper December 15, 2012
    January 10, 2013
January 15, 2013
    February 15, 2013










Invited session proposals should present a unifying theme from a diversity of viewpoints and consist of a summary statement and six full papers.

Education/Tutorial sessions should address the state-of-the-art mechatronic designs and/or systems, along with industrial applications.

More details can be found at the conference website. Contributors are encouraged to contact the appropriate chair of the organizing committee for further information. 


Information for Authors

Paper Format

Please prepare an electronic version of your paper according to the following Style and Format.

Paper Style
The Paper should be prepared according to the IFAC LaTeX file: The package for IFAC papers consists of the following files:

  • The ifacconf.cls class style file for papers
  • The ifacconf.tex sample paper file
  • Some auxiliary files

Other than the sample file, there is no specific instruction on how to use the ifacconf.cls document class.
Moreover, several requirements on the pdf files and the style of the manuscript are imposed. Briefly,

  • All fonts must be embedded in the file
  • Fonts that require non-English language support are not allowed
  • The paper size for final submission must be A4 and not US Letter
  • The document margins must satisfy the printer's requirements
  • The number of pages is not limited but the file size must be no more than 1.5 MB
  • The document should not have any password protection

For Authors using Microsoft Word the compressed file is available containing the following files:

  • The ifaconf.doc file, which can be used as a template for IFAC paper files
  • The ifaconf_sample_office PDF file

Instructions and template files for IFAC papers can be found here:

Paper submission

The paper submission site is IFAC PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System.
To submit an invited session paper, the organizer of the invited session needs to submit the invited session proposal first. As soon as the proposal has been submitted a code is issued that the participating authors may use to submit their invited papers. It is not possible to issue a code without a proposal having been submitted. However, the invited session organizer may submit a tentative version of the proposal which may be replaced with the definitive version until the submission deadline.

The papers presented at the Symposium will be published on IFAC-PapersOnLine.

Copyright conditions

The material submitted for presentation at an IFAC meeting (Congress, Symposium, Conference, Workshop) must be original, not published or being considered elsewhere. All papers accepted for presentation will appear in the Preprints of the meeting and will be distributed to the participants. Proceedings of the IFAC Congress, Symposia, Conferences and Workshops will be hosted on-line on the website. The presented papers will be further screened for possible publication in the IFAC Journals (Automatica, Control Engineering Practice, Annual Reviews in Control, Journal of Process Control , Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, and Mechatronics), or in IFAC affiliated journals. All papers presented will be recorded as an IFAC Publication.

Copyright of material presented at an IFAC meeting is held by IFAC. Authors will be required to transfer copyrights electronically. The IFAC Journals and, after these, IFAC affiliated journals have priority access to all contributions presented. However, if the author is not contacted by an editor of these journals, within three months after the meeting, he/she is free to submit an expanded version of the presented material for journal publication elsewhere. In this case, the paper must carry a reference to the IFAC meeting where it was originally presented and, if the paper has appeared on the website, also a reference to this publication.



One full registration fee at the advance registration rate must be paid by one of the authors before uploading the final version of the paper for inclusion in the conference, with uploading a maximum of two papers for each full registration fee.

Conference registration site will be available on January 30, 2013.

Registration Fee :


Advance Registration
    before Feb.20th,2013

Regular/On-site Registration
   On/After Feb.20th, 2013
Full Registration US$600 US$700
Student Registration US$350 US$400

Conference registration site is available now, please Click Here.

Full Registration & Student Registration rate includes the proceedings, the welcome and farewell receptions, three lunches, and the banquet. One Full Registration allows authors to upload a maximum of two of their final papers for inclusion in the proceedings.



The conference will be held at the Sheraton Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort, located right by the Xixi National Wetland Park and close to the main campus of Zhejiang University in the northwest of Hangzhou. Information about the Sheraton Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort is given below, and some other hotels information is also available now.

1. Sheraton Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort
Add:1 Westbrook Resort, Zijingang Road, Hangzhou city, Zhejiang Province
Tel :0571-85002222
Fax :0571-85002666

Sheraton Hotel


2. Xixi Brook Hotel - Hangzhou(杭州西溪布鲁克酒店)
Add : Zijingang Road 21, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province
Tel : 0571- 85863333 
Do your reservation:

Brook Hotel

3. Hangzhou Haiwaihai Hotel (杭州海外海·西溪宾馆)
Add : Tianmushan Road 329, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province
Tel : 0571- 85226888 
Do your reservation:

Haiwaihai Hotel

4. Hangzhou Hengjing Guomao Hotel (杭州恒景国贸酒店)
Add : Lingxi North Road 21, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province
Tel : 0571-87561111 
Do your reservation:

Hengjing Guomao Hotel


Local Attractions

Introduction to Hangzhou City
Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang province and its political, economic and cultural center. When Marco Polo came to Hangzhou in the 13th century he declared it " the most beautiful and elegant city in the world ". With the picturesque scenery of the West Lake located right in the heart of the city, which is also a UNESCO's World Heritage site, Hangzhou has always been the most attractive tourist city in China. We believe you will not forget your time in Hangzhou.
With its famous natural beauty and cultural heritages, Hangzhou is one of China's most attractive tourist venues. The City, the southern terminus of the ancient Grand Canal, is located in the Yangtze Delta and 180 kilometers from Shanghai. The West Lake is undoubtedly the most renowned feature of Hangzhou, noted for the scenic beauty that blends naturally with many famous historical and cultural sites. In this scenic area, Solitary Hill, the Mausoleum of General Yue Fei, the Six Harmonies Pagoda, the Xixi National Wetland Park and the Ling Yin Temple are the most frequently visited attractions. The "Ten West Lake Prospects" have been specially selected to give the visitor outstanding views of the lake, mountains and monuments.
Hangzhou attracts more than 20 million domestic and foreign tourists yearly. Above is paradise, below is Suzhou and Hangzhou expresses peoples indeed praise to Hangzhou.
Around Hangzhou, you will find various attractive places to visit as well. For example, one of the most beautiful mountains in China, the Mount Huangshan, also a UNESCO's World Heritage site, is only a few hours of bus trip from the city.

For more information, please visit


Introduction to IMCE
The Institute of Mechatronic Control Engineering (IMCE) of Zhejiang University is the companion organization of the State Key Laboratory of Fluid Power Transmission and Control (SKLoFP). During the past few decades, the Institute and the Lab have made themselves the leading research organization in technology of fluid power systems in China under the leadership of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Yongxiang Lu, the President of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The institute currently has twenty professors, eleven associate professors and senior engineers. It is active in researches on fluid power transmission and control, mechatronics, and automation. In recent years, major research results have been achieved in electro-hydraulic control, electro-pneumatic control, computer applications, condition monitoring and fault diagnosis, applied fluid mechanics, robot techniques, new materials and sensors, modern control and information technology. Some experimental equipment for in-depth researches has been acquired and built. In the future, the institute will continue to strengthen its research ability and capacity. Among the above mentioned areas, technologies in hydro-mechatronic systems and devices with high performance and large-power transmission and automation will be focused.

Zhejiang University is one of the few top-rank research institutions of higher learning in China. It is a center of high-level teaching and research, where renowned academics from China and other countries work together contributing to the economic development and social progress of China and the world.
A truly comprehensive institute with a full range of disciplines, Zhejiang University aims to provide an outstanding education that will enable its students to build a future of professional, intellectual and personal success, capable of leadership in different areas, whether it be political, economic or academic. Equally important, however, is the role the university has been playing in research. With a faculty capable of top-level and large-scale research and a high proportion of graduate students, the university has been undertaking projects, both basic and applied, to address pressing issues and challenges of today and of the future.


Location of Hangzhou
Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province with the sub-provincial administrative level, is the center of provincial politics, economy, culture, science and education. It covers an area of 16596km2 with a population of 6.60 million. The economic development level of Hangzhou is very high, its economic strength is continuously ranked second among all provincial capitals and its economic general strength is listed in the top ten among all the big-middle cities in China. Hangzhou is not only one of the safest tourist-city, but also one of the best cities of internal security. 
As a famous scenic city in China, Hangzhou attracts more than 20 million domestic and foreign tourists every year. Hangzhou is known for its natural beauty of West Lake worldwide. Above is paradise, below is Suzhou and Hangzhou expresses peoples indeed praise to Hangzhou. In the Yuan Dynasty, the famous Italian traveler Marco Polo described this city as the finest and most splendid city in the world.

Access to Hangzhou


Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport is the biggest, busiest airport in Zhejiang Province for its important location, large scale, state-of-the-art facilities, and excellent services. The airport has an apron of 680,000 square meters, 12 passenger boarding bridges, 46 remote stands, equipped with electronic guiding devices and double-loop fuel pipelines. Its maintenance crew is able to handle all aircraft models and has a high level of repair for Boeing 737 and Boeing 757 planes. It has high-quality firefighting and first-aid devices, eco-efficient supplies of power, water, and fuel, along with other technologically advanced equipment. It hosts 38 airlines with over 2,400 departures and arrivals each week and serves a network of 160 domestic and international routes connected to 58 cities and regions.

You may call the airport at 86-0571- 86662404 and the airport bus station at 86-0571- 86662539 ( 08:00-23:00 ).

Way 1:
a) Take an airport shuttle bus to Civil Aviation Ticket Office (WuLinMen in Hangzhou):

Xiaoshan    Airport Hangzhou    City Every 30 minutes from 7: 30 – 9: 30



RMB 20

Every 15 minutes from 9: 30 – 17: 30
Every 20 minutes from 17: 30 – 21: 30
Every 30 minutes after 21: 30

b) Take a taxi to Sheraton Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort (about 11Km, 20min, RMB 30) 
PS: Buses depart after 21:00 terminate at WuLin Square (near Civil Aviation Ticket Office)

Take a taxi to Sheraton Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort (about 45Km, 50min, RMB 160)

Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Address: No.900, Qihang Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai, China
Telephone: +86-021-68347575 

a) Take the coach to Hangzhou at Coach station in Pudong airport:

Departing Time (Pudong airport—Hangzhou) Fare Time
  8:40, every 60 minutes from 10:00 - 21:00 RMB 100 3 Hour

b) Get off at Civil Aviation Ticket Office ( WuLinMen in Hangzhou) 
c) Take a taxi to Sheraton Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort (about 11Km, 20min, RMB 30).

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
Address: No.2550, Hongqiao Road, Changning District, Shanghai, China
Telephone: +86-021-62688899 

a) Take subway line 10 (from Hongqiao Airport Terminal 1) or line 10/2 (from Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2) to Hongqiao Railway Station (two or one stations)
b) Get a high-speed rail(HSR) ticket to Hangzhou Railway Station(NOT Hangzhou South Railway Station):

Departing Time (Hongqiao Railway Station-Hangzhou) RMB Fare Time
About every 30 minutes from 6:38 - 21:52 About RMB 124 (first class) 1 Hour
About RMB 78 (sec ond class)

c)Take a taxi to Sheraton Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort (about 14Km, 30min , RMB 45)


Hangzhou Railway Station 
Address: Chengzhan Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou
Telephone: 0571-56720222

Hangzhou Railway Station(colloquially the "City Station" ) and the significantly less modern Hangzhou South Railway Station (colloquially "Nan Station" ) serve the city centre, from which one can catch a train to Shanghai and almost anywhere in China. A Shanghai-Hangzhou Maglev Train Line has been proposed. Please call Hangzhou Railway Station at 86-0571-56720222, and Hangzhou South Railway Station at 86-0571-82715634.

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
Address: Shenlan Road, Minhang District, Shanghai (to the west of Hongqiao International Airport)
Telephone: +86-021-51245555

Shuttle Bus

Hangzhou Passenger Transport Centre Station (Jiubao Coach Station)
Address: No.3339, Desheng East Road, Jiubao Town, Chiangkan District

Hangzhou South Coach Station
Address: No.407, Qiutao Road(close to Dongbao Road), Chiangkan District
TEL:0571- 86075352

Hangzhou West Coach Station
Address: No. 357, Tianmushan Road, West Lake District
TEL:0571- 85222237

Hangzhou North Coach Station
Address: No.766, Moganshan Road, Gongshu District
TEL:0571- 88097761

Transportation between airport and downtown of Hangzhou

Distance, Time and Cost (Just for reference)

Depart from Destination Distance Time Cost by taxi
Hangzhou International Airport Sheraton Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort 45Km 50min RMB 160
Hangzhou Railway Station Sheraton Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort 14Km 30min RMB 45
Civil Aviation Ticket Office Sheraton Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort 11Km 20min RMB 30
Jiubao Coach Station Sheraton Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort 22Km 30min RMB 75
South Coach Station Sheraton Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort 16Km 27min RMB 50
West Coach Station Sheraton Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort 2Km 6min RMB 11
North Coach Station Sheraton Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort 10Km 20min RMB 30
Sheraton Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort Xixi Brook Hotel 0.7Km 3min RMB 11
Sheraton Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort Hangzhou Haiwaihai Hotel 1.7Km 7min RMB 11
Sheraton Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort Hangzhou Hengjing Guomao Hotel 2Km 6min RMB 11
Sheraton Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort XIXI National Wetland Park 7Km 15min RMB 20
Sheraton Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort ZJU-Zijingang Campus 7Km 15min RMB 20
Sheraton Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort ZJU-Yuquan Campus 7Km 15min RMB 20


More information about access to Hangzhou, please visit : Hangzhou Tourist Website


International Program Committee

Honorary Chair : Professor Dr.-Ing. Yongxiang Lu
  Professor Dr.-Ing. Masayoshi Tomizuka

Co-Chairman : Bin Yao, Purdue U, USA
  Huayong Yang, Zhejiang U, China

Vice-Chair : Andy Chang, NI, USA
  Klaus Janschek, TU Dresden, Germany
Kok-Meng Lee, Georgia Inst Tech, USA
Huei Peng, U of Michigan, USA
Abu Sebastian, IBM Lab, Switzerland
Takashi Yamaguchi, Ricoh, Japan

Members :

Gursel Alici ( U of Wollongong, Australia ), Marcelo Ang, Natl ( U of Singapore, Singapore ), Jordan M. Berg ( Texas Tech U, USA ), Carlos Canudas-de-Wit ( CNRS, France ), George Chiu ( Purdue U, USA ), Roger Dixon ( Loughborough U, UK ), Li-Chen Fu ( Natl. Taiwan U ), Hiroshi Fujimoto ( U of Tokyo, Japan ), Roger Goodall ( Loughborough U, UK ), Mitsuo Hirata ( Utsunomiya U, Japan ), Yoichi Hori ( U of Tokyo, Japan ), Roberto Horowitz ( UC Berkeley, USA ), Katerina Hyniova ( Czech TU, Czech Republic ), Rolf Isermann ( TU Darmstadt, Germany ), Doyoung Jeon ( Sogang U, Korea ), Karel Jezernik ( U of Maribor, Slovenia ), Makoto Kaneko (Hiroshima U, Japan ), Okyay Kaynak (Bogazici U, Turkey ), Won-jong Kim ( Texas A&M U, USA ), Ralf Koeppe ( KUKA Roboter GmbH, Germany ), Andreas Kugi ( Vienna UT, Austria ), Tong Heng Lee ( Natl. U of Singapore, Singapore ), GianAntionio Magnani ( Politecnico di Milano, Italy ), Jianqin Mao ( Beihang U, China ), Claudio Melchiorri ( U of Bologna, Italy ), Reza Moheimani ( U of Newcastle, Australia), Jun Ho Oh ( KAIST, Korea ), Kohei Ohnishi ( Keio U, Japan ), Brad Paden ( UC Santa Barbara, USA ), Klaus Schilling ( U of Wuerzburg, Germany ), Bruno Siciliano ( U of Naples, Italy ), Maarten Steinbuch ( Eindhoven UT, Netherlands ), Tsu-Chin Tsao ( UC Los Angeles, USA ), Jia-Yush Yen ( Natl. Taiwan U )

National Organizing Committee

Chairman : Qingfeng Wang, Zhejiang U

Vice-Chair, Industry : Lau Fowai , Bosch Rexroth China

Publicity : Ying Chen, Zhejiang U

Finance : Wei Li, Zhejiang U

Local Arrangements : Xin Fu, Zhejiang U
  Bing Xu, Zhejiang U

Editor : Bingfeng Ju, Zhejiang U



The 6th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems is sponsored by the IFAC Technical Committee on Mechatronic Systems with technical co-sponsorship from:

ASME DSCD Technical Committee on Mechatronics
National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society
Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China
Chinese Association of Automation
Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province of China




Bosch Bosch Rexroth China Festo Festo (China) Ltd.
SMC SMC (China) Co., Ltd. NI National Instruments


Technical Programs


Final IFAC Mechatronics'2013 program is available on-line at:



IFAC Mechatronics’13 Best Student Paper Awards


The procedure for selecting the winners of the IFAC Mechatronics’13 Best Student Paper Award is a two-step process; the two steps are independent. In Step one, finalists are selected from the nominations by the Program Committee based on reviews of the written submissions. The final selection of the Best Student Paper winners will be made by the IFAC Mechatronics’13 Best Student Paper Award Committee considering on a number of factors including originality, scientific/technical contributions, and clarity in both written paper and oral presentation. Best student paper finalists must be the first author of the paper and must present the paper. Papers not presented will be excluded.

After careful review by the Program Committee and the Award Committee Chair, the following five finalists have been selected from the nominations for the Best Student Paper Award:

13:20-13:40, Paper WeBT02.2 Add to My Program
Visual Servoing Considering Sensing Dynamics and Robot Dynamics
Wang, Cong Univ. of California, Berkeley
Lin, Chung-Yen Univ. of California, Berkeley
Tomizuka, Masayoshi Univ. of California, Berkeley

14:00-14:20, Paper WeBT1.4 Add to My Program
High-Precision Positioning System Using a Low-Stiffness Dual Stage Actuator (I)
Ito, Shingo Vienna Univ. of Tech.
Steininger, Juergen Vienna Univ. of Tech.
Chang, Peter I. Vienna Univ. of Tech.
Schitter, Georg Vienna Univ. of Tech.

16:00-16:20, Paper WeCT1.3 Add to My Program
Analysis and Design of Multiresolution Scan Trajectories for High-Speed Scanning Probe Microscopy (I)
Tuma, Tomas IBM Res.
Lygeros, John ETH Zurich
Sebastian, Abu IBM Res. - Zurich
Pantazi, Angeliki IBM Res. - Zurich

13:20-13:40, Paper ThBT2.2 Add to My Program
Kinematic Design and Analysis of a 6-DOF Upper Limb Exoskeleton Model for a Brain-Machine Interface Study
Lu, Junkai Univ. of California, Berkeley
Chen, Wenjie Univ. of California, Berkeley
Tomizuka, Masayoshi Univ. of California, Berkeley

15:20-15:40, Paper ThCT1.1 Add to My Program
A New Approach to Active Q Control of an Atomic Force Microscope Micro-Cantilever Operating in Tapping Mode (I)
Fairbairn, Matthew Newcastle Univ.
Moheimani, S.O. Reza Univ. of Newcastle

Winner of the Best Student Paper Award will be decided by the Award Committee.

IFAC Mechatronics’13 Best Student Paper Award Committee

Chair: Brad Paden, Professor, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
Members: Doyoung Jeon, Professor, Sogang University, Korea
  Makoto Kaneko, Professor, Osaka University, Japan
  Andreas Kugi, Professor, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  Claudio Melchiorri, Professor, University of Bologna, Italy


IFAC Technical Committee on Mechatronic Systems Awards

The three IFAC Technical Committee on Mechatronic Systems Awards will be given in the conference as well. For details, refer to


This award is presented triennially by IFAC TC4.2 to a researcher who has an exceptional history of participation in and contributions to IFAC mechatronic systems activities, and who has made enduring research contributions in mechatronics, either of a fundamental or applied nature.
The recipient of the award is

Masayoshi Tomizuka
for seminal and pioneering contributions in the field of mechatronics and
the control of mechanical system


This award is presented triennially by IFAC TC4.2 to a researcher who has demonstrated sustained outstanding research contributions in mechatronic systems, either of a fundamental or applied nature, and who has a significant history of participation in and contributions to IFAC mechatronic systems activities.
The recipient of the award is

Reza Moheimani
for outstanding contributions to design, fabrication, modeling and control of mechatronic systems for investigation and engineering of matter at the nanometer scale.

This award is presented triennially by IFAC TC4.2 to a researcher who is 40 years or younger (on first of March of the year of the award), who has an established history of participation in and contributions to IFAC mechatronic systems activities, and who has demonstrated outstanding research contributions in mechatronics, either of a fundamental or applied nature.
The recipients of the award are

Abu Sebastian
for significant contributions to the field of micro-/nanoscale mechatronic systems spanning areas such as scanning-probe technology, nanopositioning, nanoscale sensing,
data storage and emerging memory technologies.

Georg Schitter
for substantial contribution to the mechatronic design and control of nano-positioning
systems for nano-metrology and high-speed scanning probe microscopy.


Plenary Lectures

Plenary Lecture I : Adventures in Mechatronics

Time : 9:00-10:10AM, Wednesday

Brad E. Paden

Professor Brad E. Paden

University of California, Santa Barbara
&LaunchPoint Technologies, Inc

Abstract :
This talk aims to illustrate the creativity, challenge, technical depth and professional enjoyment associated with the invention and design of mechatronic devices. Example systems include a maglev transportation system, a guided-catheter system, an oxygen concentrator, maglev artificial hearts, high-speed switching mechanisms including an electronic engine valve, an energy storage system, a MEMS device, and a high-energy battery system. While modeling, control and optimization are essential ingredients in mechatronic systems, the large design and application spaces of mechatronic systems compel us to place a high value on innovation at the level of system architectures – this point is illustrated throughout the talk.

Brief Biography :
Brad E. Paden is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Paden is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).  He was the recipient of the 2010 ASME DSCD Draper Award for innovative practice, the 2001 IEEE Control Systems Society Technology Award, and the 1993 Kalman Best Paper Award from the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control. Dr. Paden has co-authored over 80 publications and holds 17 patents in the field of engineering systems.
Dr. Paden is also Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder of LaunchPoint Technologies, Inc. As former CEO, Dr. Paden led the magnetic bearing and control system consulting business, expanded the business to contract engineering in the mid-1990’s, and in 2001, engaged the company in early-stage venture engineering activities. By involving the company with start-ups, intellectual property development, entity formation, and team building, Dr. Paden has focused LaunchPoint on value creation. He currently serves on the Board for LaunchPoint start-up partner, LaunchPoint Energy and Power, LLC (LEAP), and serves as an observer on the Boards of Magnetecs Corporation and Gravity Power, LLC.


Plenary Lecture  II : Trapping and Guiding the Light – A Systems View on Optomechatronics

Time : 9:00-10:10AM, Thursday


Prof. Dr.techn. Klaus JANSCHEK

Chair of Automation Engineering, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Technische Universität Dresden

Abstract :
Light is ubiquitous in our daily life and yet it has many intrinsic hidden properties that one normally is not aware of at all. Optical engineering has helped to reveal some of those secrets in century old collaboration with mechanical engineering by building optical instruments with highest precision and stability - optomechanical engineering. A big step forward has been done through optoelectronics engineering that allowed suddenly the generation of artificial light sources with predetermined optical properties as well as using electro-optical phenomena for changing optical properties of materials or getting technical access to certain intrinsic light properties. Combining optomechanical and optoelectronic engineering under the umbrella of the systems oriented mechatronics engineering paradigm is offering much more added value beside the pure sum of heterogeneous technologies synthesized in one technical product or just integrating optical technology into the mechatronic loop, e.g. contactless optical motion sensors. It is the optomechatronics engineering paradigm that allows using light in a smart “trap and guide” way for creating new system functions, outstanding system performances and innovative problem solving products for industrial automation, scientific instrumentation and consumer market.
This plenary talk will discuss optomechatronics from a systems perspective. Starting with a functional view on a generic optomechatronic system, the physical foundation of light and its principal properties that can be used for technical access will be further revisited (wave characteristics, Gaussian optics, interference, diffraction, polarization, etc.). Understanding of these properties allows (i) deriving and allocating requirements at optomechatronic system and component level for a given system task and (ii) defining the optomechatronic design space (design degrees of freedom) at functional and technological level taking into account specific technologies.  How this optomechatronic design space is actually usable will be outlined by typical state-of-the-art optomechatronic design solutions (autofocus imaging, active vs. adaptive optics, optical communication, etc.) as well as by innovative concepts at research level. Special emphasis is further laid on the discussion of modeling and simulation issues for supporting a model-based optomechatronics engineering process and recent advances on the synthesis of optical and mechatronic modeling and simulation approaches will be presented.

Brief Biography :
Klaus Janschek
received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering (1979) and PhD (Dr.techn.) in Control Systems Engineering (1982) from Technische Universität Graz, Austria; 1982 to 1995 industrial experiences in control systems development  (fatigue and vehicle test systems, aerospace guidance, navigation and control); since 1995 to today full professor of Automation Engineering and Managing Director Institute of Automation at the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering and affiliated faculty member to the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany;  2001-2006 Dean of Studies Mechatronics Engineering and  2009 to 2012 Dean of Faculty Electrical and Computer Engineering, TU Dresden.
Visiting positions (scholar/professor): Stanford University, USA, Aeronautics & Astronautics Department (2005); Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Campus Curitiba, Brasil (2007); Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC),  Florianópolis, Brasil (2009, 2012); Guest Professorship (2012-2015) at East China University for Science and Technology (ECUST), Shanghai, China.
Scientific activities (selection):  IFAC – International Federation of Automatic Control: Vice-Chair Technical Committee on Mechatronics (2009-2011, 2012-2014); Chair of Application Paper Prize Selection Committee (2012-2014); 4th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems 2006, Heidelberg, Germany: Chair of the International Program Committee. DFG – Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation): Elected Review Board Member (2008-2011, 2012-2015) for Automation, Control Systems, Robotics and Mechatronics; Head of Review Board on Systems Engineering (2012-2015).  VDI – Verein Deutscher Ingenieure, Measurement and Automation Engineering Society (GMA): Elected Board Member, Branch Chair of Mechatronics, Robotics and Actuators; Chairman of the Technical Committee on Mechatronics (1999-2010) German Mechatronics Conferences: Program-Co-Chair (biannual, since 2005).
Research interests: guidance-navigation-control, data fusion, mobile robotics, optical data processing and optomechatronics, systems design.


Plenary Lecture III : Hyper Human Vision Opens Door of Breakthrough

Time : 9:00-10:10AM, Friday

Professor Makoto Kaneko

Professor Makoto Kaneko, PhD

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Osaka University, Japan

Abstract :
The recognition speed of human eye is at most 15frames/sec. Due to this, we often miss what is happening when we observe a high speed phenomenon. A high speed vision is a kernel technology to make clear such a high speed phenomenon. There are two different ways of utilization of high speed vision system; one is in offline where we can precisely analyze the phenomenon while the recording time is limited in a few seconds, and the other is in online where we can obtain sensing data continuously processed in real time. In this talk, focusing on online vision system, we discuss the basic working principle how to increase the handling time of vsion and show a couple of application examples. As for robot, we introduce the 100G capturing robot where it can capture a dropping object with the maximum acceleration of 100G (G:gravutational acceleration). As for bio, we introduce the deformability measurement system of red blood cell (RBC). When a cell passes through a micro channel whose width is less than the cell, it receives a viscous force depending upon how much deformation of cell. The passing time is therefore the function of cell stiffness and cell viscosity under uniform size. By excluding the time-dependent-phase, we succeeded in evaluating the pure cell stiffness with 400cells/sec in maximum speed. High deformabiliy of RBC is a key for keeping our life. The loss of deformability of RBC eventually results in the increase of resistance force in blood pipe and as a result brings about the inrease of blood pressure, which may lead to various issues on circulation system. We also apply the online high speed vision system to cell stress test where we observe the recovery behavior of cell after imparting extremely high stress which never appears in our body. All examples will be explained with video demonstration.

Brief Biography :
Makoto Kaneko received BS in Mechanical Engineering from Kyushu Institute of Technology in 1976, and MS and Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from Tokyo University in 1978 and 1981, respectively. He was a researcher at Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, 1981-1990, Associate Professor at Kyushu Institute of Technology, 1990-1993, Professor at Hiroshima University, 1993-2006, and Professor at Osaka University since 2006. His research interests include dynamic-based active sensing, grasping strategy, hyper human technology and its application to medical diagnosis. He was a vice president of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society from 2004 to 2005. He has been an IEEE Fellow (2006) and received 25 awards, such as the Humboldt Research Award from Humboldt Foundation (1997), IEEE ICRA the Best Manipulation Paper Award (2000), IEEE ISATP the Outstanding Paper Award (2001), IEEE RAS 2003 King-Sun Fu Memorial Best Transactions Paper Award (2004), EEE ICIA the Best Conference Paper Award (2005), IEEE MHS the Best Paper Award (2011), and IEEE ICMA the Best Paper Award in Automation.


Semi-plenary Lecture  I-1 : Control of Atomic Force Microscope Micro-cantilever Dynamics: Mechatronics at the Nanoscale

Time : 10:30-11:30AM, Wednesday


Professor Reza Moheimani

School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
University of Newcastle, Australia

The atomic force microscope (AFM) has emerged as a key enabling tool for nanoscience and nanotechnology. It has provided scientists and engineers with one of the most versatile methods of imaging structures at nanometer-scale. The ability to operate in air and in fluid environments gives the AFM a significant advantage over competing microscopy methods such as the Transmission Electron Microscope and the Scanning Electron Microscope that must operate in vacuum. The AFM has brought about significant progress in numerous scientific fields ranging from nanotechnology through to life sciences and medicine. Being a “mechanical microscope", it has also been used to manipulate matter at the nanometer-scale. Thus, it has emerged as the driving technology in nanomanipulation and nanoassembly, and as the key tool in nanorobotics research.
A widely used AFM mode of operation is the tapping mode, in which the micro-cantilever is oscillated at its resonance frequency and comes into contact with the sample for a brief moment in each cycle. The quality (Q) factor of the AFM micro-cantilever influences both the maximum scan speed and the image quality when operating in tapping mode. In this talk, we present two new approaches to Q-factor control in AFM micro-cantilevers and explain how the Q factor can be changed as needed. The first method is based on the idea of piezoelectric shunt control, whereby the mechanical damping of a piezoelectric self-actuating micro-cantilever is controlled by applying an electrical impedance to the piezoelectric transducer. The second method is based on using a feedback controller with strictly negative imaginary transfer function, which is known to result in a remarkably robust feedback loop due to the collocated nature of the micro-cantilever transfer function.

Brief Biography :
Reza Moheimani joined The University of Newcastle, Australia in 1997, where he founded and directs the Laboratory for Dynamics and Control of Nanosystems, a multi-million-dollar state-of-the-art research facility dedicated to the advancement of nanotechnology through innovations in mechatronics and control engineering. He is a Professor and an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Newcastle. His current research interests are mainly in the area of dynamics and control at the nanometer scale, and include applications of control and estimation in nanopositioning systems for high-speed scanning probe microscopy, modeling and control of micro-cantilever based devices, control of microactuators in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and control issues related to ultrahigh-density probe-based data storage systems.
Professor Moheimani is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of IFAC and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK). He is a co-recipient of the 2007 IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology Outstanding Paper Award, and the 2009 IEEE Control Systems Technology Award; the latter with a group of researchers from IBM Zurich Research Labs, where he held several visiting appointments. He has served on the editorial board of a number of journals including the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics and Control Engineering Practice, and has chaired several international conferences and workshops. He is currently chairing the IFAC Technical Committee on Mechatronic Systems.


Semi-plenary Lecture I-2 : New Development of the Dynamics and Control for Five-axis NC Machining of Complex Surfaces

Time : 10:30-11:30AM, Wednesday

Prof. Han Ding

Prof. Han Ding

Professor, School of Mechanical Science and Engineering
Director, State Key Laboratory of Digital Manufacturing Equipment and Technology
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

Motivated by the high-speed machining technology, five-axis NC machining of high-quality complex surfaces with high efficiency is urgently demanded by various industries, such as aerospace industry, automotive industry, and shipping industry etc. Along with the fast-developing machine tool industry, the manufacturing scientists and engineers have devoted considerable efforts to investigating the basic physics of material-removing processes, designing tools, planning tool paths, and selecting the optimal machining parameters in the decades. To go a step further to exploit the potential of five-axis NC machining, it is necessary to more deeply understand the tool dynamics and control involved in five-axis NC machining.
This talk is intended to review the fundamental dynamics and control for five-axis NC machining of complex surfaces from the viewpoint of robotics, and to present the new development results achieved by our team. As for the dynamics, we propose a full-discretization method for prediction of milling stability. It is a general and efficient stability prediction method suitable for the cases of milling with low or high radial depths of cut, milling with low or high axial depths of cut, milling with variable pitch cutters, and milling of thin-walled workpieces etc. Moreover, this method can serve as a useful tool for simultaneous prediction of surface location errors. This presentation provides an opportunity for people working in the fields of multi-axis machining and robotics to share their perspectives and exchange information on new developments of the dynamics and control for five-axis NC machining of complex surfaces.
Per the control method for five-axis NC machining, previous scholars focus on passive control to mitigate the chatter instability by reducing the working spindle speeds or depths of cut or both. But they have inherent disadvantages in gaining highly efficient machining. On the contrary, the research of our work is along the line of active control. It adopts an active structural control system to alter system dynamics by installing intelligent actuators (like piezo-electric and electro-strictive actuators) and vibrations sensors (like strain gages) onto spindle and rotation tools, respectively. The sensors and intelligent actuators form an additional closed-loop to facilitate the controller design. By properly altering system dynamics with output regulation method, an active controller is developed to improve the chatter stability region in terms of stability lobes diagram for the closed-loop system and hence achieve a higher maximal metal removal rate. In this way, the tool pieces surface quality is preserved with higher machining efficiency.

Brief Biography :
Han Ding received his Ph.D. degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China, in 1989. Supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, he was with the University of Stuttgart, Germany from 1993 to 1994. He worked at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore from 1994 to 1996. He has been a Professor at HUST ever since 1997 and is now Director of State Key Lab of Digital Manufacturing Equipment and Technology there. Dr. Ding was a "Cheung Kong" Chair Professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University from 2001 to 2006. He chaired two 973 Projects (Basic Research Programs of China ) sponsored by Ministry of Science and Technology. Dr. Ding acted as an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Automation Science and Engineering(TASE) from 2004 to 2007. Currently, he is an Editor of IEEE TASE and a Technical Editor of IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics. His research interests include multi-axis machining, robotics and control engineering.


Semi-plenary Lecture II-1 : Model-based nonlinear control of mechatronic systems

Time : 10:30-11:30AM, Thursday

Andreas Kugi

Professor Andreas Kugi

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.Ing. Dr.techn.
Control Engineering Practice
Automation and Control Institute
Vienna University of Technology

Abstract :
The ever increasing availability of cheap and powerful integrated real-time hardware makes it possible to apply computationally intensive advanced nonlinear control and optimization methods to mechatronic systems. In view of the advances in nonlinear control theory in the last decades, it seems reasonable to pose the question how these achievements can be exploited in the overall mechatronic design process. This is not only concerned with the optimum selection of system parameters, the sensor and actuator placement problem, the controller and observer design itself but also with the principal question, which properties must be guaranteed by the constructional design and which properties can be adjusted by means of an embedded controller. By means of selected examples we will show that in order to make full use of the existing powerful nonlinear control concepts it is necessary to derive tailored (physics-based) mathematical models. In this talk, various applications ranging from electrical drives, pneumatic fast-switching valves, a MEMS angular rate sensor to hydraulic systems with smart fluids will be presented. 

Brief Biography :
Andreas Kugi received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from Graz University of Technology, Austria, and the Ph.D. (Dr.techn.) degree in control engineering from Johannes Kepler University (JKU), Linz, Austria, in 1992 and 1995, respectively. From 1995 to 2000 he worked as an assistant professor and from 2000 to 2002 as an associate professor at JKU. He received his ”Habilitation” degree in the field of automatic control and control theory from JKU in 2000. In 2002, he was appointed full professor at Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany, where he held the Chair of System Theory and Automatic Control until May 2007. Since June 2007 he is head of the Automation and Control Institute (ACIN) at Vienna University of Technology, Austria. His research interests include the physics-based modeling and control of (nonlinear) mechatronic systems, differential geometric and algebraic methods for nonlinear control, and control design for infinite-dimensional systems. He is involved in several industrial research projects in the field of automotive applications, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical drives, smart structures and rolling mill applications.
Dr. Kugi is Editor-in Chief of Control Engineering Practice. Since 2010, he is corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.


Semi-plenary Lecture II-2 : Rejecting deterministic and random disturbances in Mechatronic Systems

Time : 10:30-11:30AM, Thursday

Tsu-Chin Tsao

Tsu-Chin Tsao

Professor and Chair
UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department

Abstract :
Mechatronics systems are often subject to mixed deterministic and random external signals for tracking or disturbance rejection.  For example, a computer disk drive read-write head is subject to repeatable disturbances synchronized with the spindle rotation and other random disturbances from vibration and air flow turbulence.     Numerous control algorithms in the literature have addressed these two types of disturbances separately.   Recent control algorithms that are designed to address both will be discussed, which involve the utilization of  internal model control, internal model principle, repetitive control, Youla parameterization of stabilizing controllers, adaptive estimation and control, and robust stability analysis. Also, the implementation on several mechatronic systems with parenthetical remarks on digital signal processing for real-time realization will be presented.

Brief Biography:
Tsu-Chin Tsao, Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from National Taiwan University, and both his M.S. and Ph.D. also in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.  From 1988 to 1999, Tsao was Assistant then Associate Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Tsao came to UCLA Engineering in 1999.
Tsao’s research interests include modeling and control of dynamic systems and mechatronics.  His work in precision motion control has created a number of control algorithms, including optimal feedforward tracking, repetitive and iterative learning control, and adaptive control, realized on a broad range of high technology applications. Particularly, his technology of Non-Circular Turning Process has been realized in the production of automotive engine pistons and other bearing surfaces with tight tolerance, which has contributed to the technological advances and improvement in engine fuel economy and emission reduction. Tsao’s recent research addresses challenges and innovations in nano-precision positioning, laser beam target tracking, surgical robotic manipulators, and compressed air hybrid vehicles.
Tsao’s research has been recognized by the  International Symposium of Flexible Automation Best Paper Award, the American Automatic Control Council’s O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award, the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems Measurement And Control Best Paper Award, and the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division Outstanding Young Investigator Award, just to name a few.
Providing numerous service and leadership to technical communities, he has been the Chair of the Executive Committee of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division, Program Chair of the 2010 ASME Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Technical Editor of IEEE/ASME Transactions of Mechatronics, and Associate Editor of Transactions of ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems Measurement and Control.  He is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and Sustaining Member of American Society of Precision Engineers (ASPE).


Panel Discussion : Future Education on Mechatronics

Time : 10:30-11:30AM, Friday

Organizers : Professors G. T. C. Chiu and Bin Yao

Chair: Prof. Bin Yao, School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, USA

Panelists :Profs. G. T. Chiu, Klaus Janschek, Okyay Kaynak, Andreas Kugi, Kok-Meng Lee, Reza Moheimani, Masayoshi Tomizuka

Bin Yao

Prof. Bin Yao

Professor, Purdue University- School of Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Zhejiang University- Department of Mechanical Engineering

Brief Biography:
Dr. Yao received his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1996 after obtaining B.Eng. in Applied Mechanics from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics of China in 1987 and M.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore in 1992. He has been with the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University since 1996 where he was promoted to the rank of Professor in 2007. He was also honored as aKuang-piu Professor in 2005 and a Changjiang Chair Professor at Zhejiang University by the Ministry of Education of China in 2010. He is currently on leave from Purdue and is with the State Key Laboratory of Fluid Power Transmission and Control at Zhejiang University under the National Recruitment Program of Global Experts.  Dr. Yao was awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 1998. His research interests include the design and control of intelligent high performance coordinated control of electro-mechanical/hydraulic systems, optimal adaptive and robust control, nonlinear observer design and neural networks for virtual sensing, modeling, fault detection, diagnostics, and adaptive fault-tolerant control. He is the recipient of the O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper (Theory) Award from the American Automatic Control Council in 2004, the Outstanding Young Investigator Award of ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division (DSCD) in 2007, and the Best Conference Paper Award in Mechatronics from ASME DSCD in 2012. He is a Fellow of ASME and member of IEEE and has chaired numerous sessions and served in a number of International Program Committee of various IEEE, ASME, and IFAC conferences including the General Chair of the 2010 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics. Details can be found at

Tsu-Chin Tsao

Prof. Chiu

Professor, Purdue University- School of Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Purdue University- School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Brief Biography:
Dr. Chiu is a Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering with courtesy appointments in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University.  He is currently on leave from Purdue and is serving as the Program Director for the Control Systems Program in the Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation Division of the Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation.  He received the B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Taiwan University in 1985 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, in 1990 and 1994, respectively. Dr. Chiu's current research interests are mechatronics and dynamic systems and control with applications to digital printing and imaging systems, digital fabrications, human motor control, motion and vibration perception and control.  He is the Editor of the Journal of Imaging Science and Technology and the Vice-Chair for the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division (DSCD).  Dr. Chiu received the 2010 IEEE Journal of Control Systems Technology Outstanding Paper Award and the Purdue University College of EngineeringTeam Excellence Award in 2006 and Faculty Engagement/Service Excellence Award in 2010.  Dr. Chiu is a Fellow of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology and a member of ASME and IEEE.

Prof. Dr.techn. Klaus Janschek
Chair of Automation Engineering
Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Technische Universität Dresden

Brief Biography:

See Plenary Lecture II

Prof. Okyay Kaynak
UNESCO Chair on Mechatronics
Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
Co-Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Editor-in-Chief-Elect, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics

Brief Biography:
Dr. Okyay Kaynak is a graduate of University of Birmingham, UK (B.Sc. 1969, Ph.D. 1972). He holds UNESCO Chair on Mechatronics at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. He has held long-term (near to or more than a year) Visiting Professor/Scholar positions at various institutions in Japan, Germany, U.S. and Singapore. His current research interests are in the fields of intelligent control and mechatronics. He has authored three books and edited five and authored or coauthored more than 350 papers that have appeared in various journals and conference proceedings.
Dr. Kaynak is a fellow of IEEE. He has served as the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Trans. on Industrial Informatics. Currently he is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics and the incoming Editor-in-Chief of IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics. Additionally he is on the Editorial or Advisory Boards of a number of scholarly journals.
Dr. Kaynak is active in internationally organizations, has served on many committees of IEEE and was the president of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society during 2002-2003.

Prof. Andreas Kugi
Editor-in-Chief, Control Engineering Practice
University Professor, Automation and Control Institute
Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Brief Biography:

See Semi-Plenary Lecture II-1.


Kok-Meng Lee

Prof. Kok-Meng Lee

Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology – George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Distinguished Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology – School of Mechanical Science and Engineering
Editor-in-Chief, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics

Brief Biography:
Dr. Kok-Meng Lee received his B. S. degree in mechanical engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1980, and earned his S. M. and Ph. D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1982 and 1985 respectively. Since 1985, Dr. Lee has been a faculty with the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. Currently, he is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech. He was also honored as Pao Yu-Kong Chair Professor at Zhejiang University. He is currently on leave from Georgia Tech and is Distinguished Professor with the State Key Laboratory of Digital Manufacturing Equipment and Technology at Huazhong University of Science and Technology under the National Recruitment Program of Global Experts.  His research interests include system dynamics/control, robotics, automation, machine vision, and mechatronics. Dr. Lee is a fellow of IEEE and ASME.  Recognitions of his research contributions include the NSF Presidential Young Investigator (PYI) Award, Sigma Xi Junior Faculty Award, International Hall of Fame New Technology Award, Woodruff Faculty Fellow, three best paper awards and ten U. S., Canada and European patents.  He is also recognized as advisor for nine Best Student Paper and Thesis Awards.
Dr. Lee is Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (TMech) since 2008. Prior to this appointment, he served as Technical Editor for TMech (1995-1999) and as Associate Editor for IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Magazine (1994-1996), IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation (1994-1998) and IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (2003-2005). He was ICRA Local Chair (1993), IEEE/ASME AIM General Co-Chair (1997), General Chair (1999) and as ASME Liaison for IEEE/ASME AIM since its inception. Details can be found at

Prof. Reza Moheimani
School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
University of Newcastle, Australia

Brief Biography:

See Semi-Plenary Lecture I-1

Prof. Masayoshi Tomizuka
Cheryl and John Neerhout, Jr., Distinguished Professorship Chair
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of California at Berkeley

Brief Biography:
Masayoshi Tomizuka received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Keio University, Tokyo, Japan and his Ph. D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in February 1974. In 1974, he joined the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley, where he currently holds the Cheryl and John Neerhout, Jr., Distinguished Professorship Chair and serves as Associate Dean of Engineering. He teaches courses in dynamic systems and controls. His current research interests are optimal and adaptive control, digital control, signal processing, motion control, and control problems related to robotics and rehabilitation, vehicles and mechatronic systems. He served as Program Director of the Dynamic Systems and Control Program of the National Science Foundation (2002-2004). He has supervised about 100 PhD students to completion. He has published over 600 articles in professional journals and conference proceedings.
He served as Technical Editor of the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, J-DSMC (1988-93), Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (1997-99), and Associate Editor of the Journal of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), Automatica. He served as President of the American Automatic Control Council (AACC) (1998-99), and he chaired the IFAC Technical Committee on Mechatronic Systems. He is a Fellow of the ASME, the Institute of Electric and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IFAC and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He is the recipient of the J-DSMC Best Paper Award (1995, 2010), the DSCD Outstanding Investigator Award (1996), the Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award (ASME, 1997), the Rufus Oldenburger Medal (ASME, 2002) and the John R. Ragazzini Award (AACC, 2006).


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