MESA2024 is organized as a multi-track conference

Please carefully check the track of your interest:

MESA-01: AI and Emerging Technologies for MESA (Mechatronics Embedded Systems and Automation)

Objectives:

This symposium is dedicated to exploring the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cutting-edge technologies within the realm of mechatronics, embedded systems, and automation. This session seeks to provide insights into the latest advancements, fostering discussions on innovative design, efficient control, and practical applications.

Main topics:

  • AI-driven control strategies in MESA
  • Integration of emerging technologies in mechatronics
  • Intelligent decision-making with AI in embedded systems
  • Human-centric AI applications in the context of MESA
  • Adaptive and robust control for mechatronic systems
  • Edge computing and AI in embedded systems
  • Novel AI approaches for automation in mechatronic systems in various industries
  • Real-world implementations of AI in MESA
  • AI-Enhanced Actuators and Sensors in Mechatronics
  • Advanced AI applications in medical mechatronics and healthcare
  • Cybersecurity in AI-enabled embedded systems
  • Simulation and modeling of AI-enhanced mechatronic systems
  • Ethical considerations in the application of AI in MESA.
  • Application-specific AI strategies for efficient resource utilization in MESA
  • Future directions and challenges in the integration of AI and emerging technologies within MESA.

Symposium organizers:

Prof. YangQuan Chen
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of California, Merced, California
email: ychen53_at_ucmerced.edu
Prof. Chao-Lung Yang
Department of Industrial Management
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan
email: clyang_at_mail.ntust.edu.tw
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MESA-02 Advances in Robotics and Automation

Objectives:

Robotics and automation are at the forefront of technological advancement, permeating various industries and redefining the landscape of modern engineering. This symposium serves as a dynamic platform for showcasing the latest breakthroughs in robotics, encompassing innovations in design, control, and the integration of automated systems. From cutting-edge autonomous technologies to sophisticated control methodologies, this symposium aims to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange among experts, researchers, and industry professionals, contributing to the continuous evolution and practical application of robotics and automation in diverse fields.

Main topics:

  • Novel robot designs, controls and applications
  • Humanoid and multi-legged robots
  • Cellular and modular reconfigurable, and metamorphic robots
  • Field-based robotics and automated systems (marine, underwater, space, aerial, climbing)
  • Cloud robotics and advanced automation software architectures
  • Automation in rehabilitation and biomedical robotics
  • Personal and service autonomous robotics
  • Robust and adaptive control of robotic systems
  • Collaborative and cooperative Multi-Robot Systems
  • Micro and nano robots
  • Anthropomorphic, bioinspired, and biomimetic robotics with integrated automation
  • Kinematics and Dynamics of Serial and Parallel Robots
  • Industrial robots and automation in manufacturing processes
  • Soft, chemical and mobile robots applications
  • Collaborative Robotics and Human-Robot Interaction
  • Grasping, handling and intelligent manipulation
  • Robot safety & high-level robot programming
  • Navigation, path planning, and localization for robotic and automated systems

Symposium organizers:

Prof. Matteo Claudio Palpacelli
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e Scienze Matematiche
Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
m.palpacelli_at_univpm.it
Prof. Po Ting Lin
Department of Mechanical Engineering
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan
potinglin_at_mail.ntust.edu.tw
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MESA-03: Industry 4.0 and Cyber-Physical Systems

Objectives:

  • The “Industry 4.0 and Cyber-Physical Systems” session aims to explore the seamless integration of physical and computational systems, giving rise to a new generation of engineered systems known as Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and Hybrid Systems (HS). These find applications in medical devices, patient monitoring, automotive and air traffic control, environmental monitoring, and more.

Main topics:

  • Human-centric CPS
  • Embedded components in CPS
  • New mission scenarios of CPS
  • Cooperative actuation and sensing policies
  • Information sharing and agreement in CPS
  • Virtualization and virtual organization in CPS
  • Complexity measures for CPS
  • Random delay effects in CPS
  • Communication management in CPS
  • Mobility (mobile sensors and actuators) in CPS
  • Multi-scale analysis of CPS
  • Scale-free network structure of CPS
  • Medical CPS
  • Computation and Control of HS
  • Modeling and Analysis of CPS and HS

Symposium organizers:

Prof. Po Ting Lin
Department of Mechanical Engineering
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan
email: potinglin_at_mail.ntust.edu.tw
Prof. Chao-Lung Yang
Department of Industrial Management
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan
email: clyang_at_mail.ntust.edu.tw
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MESA-04: Intelligent Vision Systems for Mechatronics

 Objectives:

Intelligent vision systems represent an integral facet of mechatronic systems. The symposium titled “Intelligent Vision Systems for Mechatronics” brings together a diverse assembly of experts, researchers, and industry professionals to delve into the forefront of seamlessly integrating intelligent vision technologies into mechatronic systems. Engaging in discussions encompassing pioneering applications, advancements in image processing, machine learning techniques, and the indispensable role played by vision sensors in mechatronics/robotics, this symposium provides a dynamic platform for collaborative endeavors and the exchange of knowledge. Participants will have the opportunity to explore how intelligent vision systems are reshaping the landscape of mechatronics, offering novel possibilities for heightened perception, decision-making, and adaptability across diverse applications. This event provides a unique opportunity to partake in a visionary exploration at the forefront of technological integration.

Both theoretical and experimental studies are welcome.

Main topics:

  • Computer vision in mechatronics/robotics;
  • Computer vision for autonomous vehicles, unmanned air vehicles;
  • Computer vision in mechanical systems;
  • Intelligent vision systems in manufacturing;
  • Computer vision and robotics for medical application;
  • Deep Learning Computer Vision applications in Mechatronics Systems;
  • Control systems based on vision;
  • Augmented Reality and Computer Vision Integration in Mechatronic Systems;
  • Sensor Fusion: Combining Computer Vision with Other Sensing Modalities in Mechatronics;
  • Vision-based Navigation and Localization in Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  • Environmental Sensing and Situational Awareness using Computer Vision in Mechatronics.

Symposium organizers:

Prof. Emanuele Frontoni
Department of Political Sciences, Communication and International Relations
University of Macerata, Italy
email: emanuele.frontoni_at_unimc.it
Rocco Pietrini, PhD
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione
Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
email: r.pietrini_at_staff.univpm.it
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MESA-05: Control Strategies for Mechatronic Systems

Objectives:

Control systems are a fundamental component of mechatronic systems because they ensure that the system behaves as intended, maintaining stability and accuracy despite many challenges. As mechatronic systems may operate in harsh environments and exhibit complex nonlinear behaviors, robustness is also essential to ensure that the system can respond to disturbances and tolerate model mismatches. Additionally, mechatronic systems usually require real-time control, where decisions and actions must be taken within strict time constraints and with limited computational power. This symposium is dedicated to disseminating the latest results and promoting discussions regarding control strategies for mechatronic systems, including, but not limited to, mobile robots, manipulators, vehicles, consumer electronics, appliances, and home automation.

Main topics:

  • Control of mobile robots, manipulators, and vehicles
  • Control of consumer electronics devices and appliances
  • Control methods for home automation and energy saving
  • Real-time control systems
  • Design of advanced control schemes
  • Localization and mapping
  • Path planning
  • Fault diagnosis and fault tolerant control
  • State estimation, filters and observers
  • Control tuning methods
  • Robust and adaptive control
  • Nonlinear and geometric control
  • Active disturbance rejection control
  • Optimal control and model predictive control
  • Reinforcement learning
  • Data driven control
  • Advanced PID control

Symposium organizers:

Riccardo Felicetti, PhD
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione
Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
r.felicetti_at_univpm.it
Avvab Kashiri, Research Fellow
Leonardo Labs. Genova, Italy
navvab.kashiri_at_leonardo.com
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MESA-06: Applications of Mechatronics and Embedded Systems

The symposium encourages contributions in theories, technologies, methodologies and, particularly, applications for mechatronic and embedded systems. Mechatronics and embedded systems have a wide range of applications across various industries due to their ability to integrate mechanical, electronic, and software components to create more efficient and intelligent systems. Particular topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Objectives:

Main topics:

  • Applications in embedded computer vision
  • Applications in integrated and embedded artificial intelligence
  • Applications in mobile robotics and automotive systems
  • Applications in intelligent manufacturing and automation systems
  • Applications in underwater, flying and aerospace systems
  • Applications in medical systems
  • Challenges, requirements, models, 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

Symposium organizers:

Prof. Adriano Mancini
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione
Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, ITALY
a.mancini_at_staff.univpm.it 
Prof. Tapio Heikkilä
Intelligent Robotics  VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Oulu, Finland
tapio.heikkila_at_vtt.fi 
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MESA-07: Smart Sensors and Actuators in Mechatronics

Objectives:

In the last few decades, much effort has been directed towards the development of mechatronic devices capable of interacting safely/effectively with unstructured environments and humans. On one hand, these research activities highlighted the limits of traditional sensorymotor technologies in terms of flexibility and responsiveness to ever changing scenarios. On the other hand, the fascinating world of smart sensors and actuators is still far from meeting strict industrial requirements such as long-term reliability, damage-tolerance, ease-of-usage and cost-effectiveness. The aim of this session is to present advances in the field of Smart Actuators and Smart Sensors. Current and future challenges for the optimal design, modelling, control and technological implementation of the next-generation adaptive mechatronic systems will be treated. Prospective authors are encouraged to broaden the list of topics as suits them in order to present new technological advances to a wider audience. 

Main topics:

  • Design, modelling and control of smart sensors and smart actuators.
  • Optimization of programmable stiffness mechanisms & actuators
  • Compliant actuators and compliant transmission systems.
  • Smart-material-based actuation & sensing systems
  • Stretchable/flexible electronics & power sources
  • Multimodal sensing systems and data interpretation
  • Biomimetic sensors and actuators.
  • Architected, functional and meta-materials for soft robotics
  • Mathematical representation of smart material systems.
  • Novel design solutions for electromechanical transducers.
  • Energy efficient sensorymotor systems.
  • Applications of energy harvesting techniques.
  • Prototyping and experimental testing of novel actuation and sensing systems.
  • Commercial and industrial applications of smart transducers.
  • Integrated design of compliant/soft actuation mechanisms for mechatronics
  • Computer-Aided Tools (CAD/CAE)-based optimization of adaptive structures
  • Manufacturing methods for soft machines (e.g. Additive Manufacturing & 4D Printing)
  • Applications of compliant mechanisms in surgical robotics, manufacturing, extreme environments, material handling

Symposium organizers:

Prof. Giovanni Berselli
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Genova
Advanced Robotics Department, Italian Institute of Technology
email: giovanni.berselli_at_unige.it 
Prof. Salvatore Pirozzi
Engineering Department University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy
email: salvatore.pirozzi_at_unicampania.it
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MESA-08 Mechatronics and Robotics for Inspection and Maintenance

Objectives:

The “Mechatronics and Robotics for Inspection and Maintenance” session aims to explore the pivotal role of mechatronic systems in revolutionizing infrastructure inspection and maintenance methodologies. This specialized session focuses on innovative technologies and applications dedicated to the inspection, monitoring, and maintenance of critical infrastructures. 

Main topics:

  • Integrated Mechatronic Solutions for Infrastructure Inspection and Maintenance
  • Development of Autonomous Inspection and Maintenance Systems
  • AI-Driven Data Analytics for Inspection and Maintenance Optimization
  • Energy-Efficient Mechanisms for Inspection and Maintenance
  • Wireless Communication Solutions for Remote Operations
  • Environmental Monitoring for Infrastructure Integrity
  • Robotics in Inspection and Maintenance
  • Human-Machine Collaboration in Inspection and Maintenance
  • Remote Sensing and Imaging for Enhanced Assessment
  • Adaptive Control Strategies for Efficient Operations
  • Innovative Actuation Mechanisms for Precision
  • Intelligent Decision Support Systems for Maintenance
  • Security and Ethical Considerations in Inspection Technologies
  • Case Studies and Success Stories in Inspection and Maintenance
  • Future Trends and Challenges in Mechatronics for Infrastructure Maintenance

Symposium organizers:

Ferdinando Cannella, PhD
Industrial Robotics Facility, Italian Institute of Technology, Genova – Italy
email: ferdinando.cannella_at_iit.it 
Aksel A.Transeth, PhD
Department of Mathematics and Cybernetics, SINTEF Digital, Trondheim, Norway
email: aksel.a.transeth_at_sintef.no
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MESA-09: Mechatronics in Medical Devices and Healthcare

 Objectives:

Mechatronic systems are integral to many aspects of improving life for humans, through medical device development, healthcare and enhancing performance in sports. This symposium serves as a dynamic platform for the latest theory, technologies, methodologies, and applications for mechatronic and embedded systems in these areas. From cutting-edge sensor and actuator technologies to sophisticated signal processing and physiological tracking and control methodologies, this symposium aims to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange among experts, researchers, and industry professionals, contributing to the continuous evolution and practical application of mechatronics and embedded systems with a focus on medical devices, healthcare, and sports. Particular topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Main topics:

  • Sensor systems for physiological monitoring and diagnosis
  • Actuator systems for use in healthcare or sports
  • Control systems for physiological parameters in healthcare
  • Integrated systems for improving healthcare
  • Systems for quantification and improving performance in sports

Main topics:

  • Sensor systems for physiological monitoring and diagnosis
  • Actuator systems for use in healthcare or sports
  • Control systems for physiological parameters in healthcare
  • Integrated systems for improving healthcare
  • Systems for quantification and improving performance in sports

Symposium organizers:

Prof. Chris Pretty
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Canterbury, New Zealand
email: chris.pretty_at_canterbury.ac.nz 
Dr Sara Bretin
Department of Mechatronics
ENS Rennes, France
email: sara.bretin_at_ens-rennes.fr 
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MESA-10: Mechatronic Systems Engineering

 Objectives:

This symposium is designed to delve into the comprehensive engineering approach of designing, analyzing, and optimizing mechatronic systems. This session explores the intricate integration of mechanical, electronic, control, and software components, with a special focus on innovative methodologies. The objectives encompass fostering a deeper understanding of principles, methodologies, and challenges associated with mechatronic systems engineering, ensuring robust and efficient solutions.

Main topics:

  • Innovative Design Methodologies for Mechatronic Systems Optimization
  • Multidisciplinary System Modeling, Simulation, and Validation Techniques
  • Human-Centric Design Approaches in Mechatronics
  • Embedded Systems Infrastructure and Resource-Aware Design
  • Cutting-Edge Sensor and Actuator Design Methodologie
  • Integrating Emerging Technologies with Mechatronics Design
  • Real-World Applications Showcasing Effective Design Practices
  • Ethical Considerations in Mechatronic Systems Design
  • Adaptive Design Strategies for Diverse Applications
  • Innovative Actuation Mechanisms: Design and Efficiency
  • Virtualization and the Role of Design in Mechatronics
  • Robotics and Autonomous Technologies in Mechatronics Design
  • Simulation and Modeling: Design Optimization for Mechatronic Systems
  • Anticipating Future Trends and Design Challenges in Mechatronics

Symposium organizers:

Prof. Abhijit Nagchaudhuri
Department of Engineering and Aviation Sciences
University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA
email: anagchaudhuri_at_umes.edu
Dr. Daniele Costa
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e Scienze Matematiche
Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
email: d.costa_at_staff.univpm.it
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MESA-11: Clean and Smart Vehicles and Transportation System

 Objectives:

The symposium encourages contributions in technologies, methodologies and, particularly, applications for mechatronic and embedded systems in any aspect of Intelligent Transportation Systems.

Main topics:

  • Automatic Vehicle Localization (AVL)
  • Automatic Vehicle Monitoring (AVM)
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Automotive systems
  • Driver assistance systems
  • Environment perception (image, radar, Lidar signal processing)
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI)
  • Intelligent Vehicle Software Infrastructure
  • Safety & security systems
  • Systems interoperability and integration
  • Technologies for ITS user services
  • Traffic and communications networks
  • Traffic modeling, planning, simulation
  • Transportation management systems
  • Vehicular electronics

Symposium organizers:

Prof. Zuomin Dong
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Victoria, Canada
email: zdong_at_uvic.ca
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MESA-12: Fractional Derivatives and Their Applications in Mechatronics

 Objectives:

The session aims to delve into the topic of “Fractional Derivatives and Their Applications in Mechatronics” by providing a thorough exploration of the theoretical foundations of fractional calculus. The session will emphasize the significance of fractional derivatives in mathematical modeling and showcase their specific applications in mechatronic systems, shedding light on advancements in dynamic modeling, control systems, and signal processing. Real-world case studies will be presented to illustrate successful applications, accompanied by discussions on challenges faced and lessons learned. The session encourages participants to explore modeling complexities and control optimization, and contemplate future directions and collaborative initiatives in the intersection of fractional calculus and mechatronics.

Main topics:

  • Fractional Modeling in Mechatronics
  • Mechatronic Control Systems with Fractional Derivatives
  • Signal Processing with Fractional Derivatives in Mechatronics
  • Mechatronics Applications of Fractional Derivatives
  • Emerging Technologies on Fractional Derivatives in Mechatronics

Symposium organizers:

Prof. YangQuan Chen
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of California, Merced, California
email: ychen53_at_ucmerced.edu
Prof. Ying Luo
School of Automation Science and Engineering,
South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
email:  yingluosase_at_scut.edu.cn 
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