Papers are invited on all aspects of mechatronic research and application, including but not limited to:

  • Mechatronic design - Reinventing Mechatronics: the role of mechatronics, developments including smart environments such as smart homes & smart cities, integration with the Internet of Things & Cyber Physical Systems, impact of legislation (i.e. privacy related), future standards;

  • Mechatronic applications: - agriculture, extreme environments such as nuclear, off-shore and space. actuators and sensors, robotics and machine vision, vibration and noise control, smart structures, motion control, MEMS, automotive systems, system identification and control of mechatronics systems and mechatronics education, robotics, control, automation, fault diagnosis, human-machine interfaces, medical applications, industrial applications, intelligent systems, real-time simulation, hardware-in-the-loop simulation, systems integration, transportation systems and other mechatronics application areas;

  • Mechatronics design methodology & theory: design representations, modelling and simulation, verification and validation methods, standards, case studies, model based mechatronic design, system modelling, mechatronic design beyond traditional mechatronics, connected systems, embedded intelligence, miniaturised complex systems, mechatronic design of large complex systems, mechatronic design of mixed reality environments;

  • Mechatronics in extreme environments: scenario identification and representations, unique solutions for environment specific scenarios;

  • Space mechatronics and robotics: mechatronics for space robotics; standard robotic joint interfaces; modular robotics in space exploration; space robotics operating systems; sensing data capture, sensory data fusion for situation awareness in space;

  • Drives and actuators: employing electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, or other principles, novel and very advanced solutions, their modelling, simulation and control and application;

  • Mechatronic perceptions and task planning in robotics: sensing and image processing, path planning and gait control; artificial intelligence in robotics; experimental realization and very advanced industrial applications;

  • Mechatronic applications in manufacturing: modelling and simulation, control, energy efficient manipulations; novel mechatronic component machining and shaping;

  • Sensors, measurement systems and signal processing: pattern recognition: novel sensor principles, sensors and actuators in micro-systems, sensing of small quantities, sensor systems, wireless sensing, sensor fusion, data validation & verification;

  • Control of mechatronic systems: new and advanced control algorithms, learning control, control in an information rich world, control of complex processes, uncertainty management in highly complex systems;

  • Human aspects and mechatronics: collaborative robotics, mechatronic solutions to support an ageing population, interdisciplinary collaboration in mechatronic design, operator roles in complex mechatronic systems, mechatronics in healthcare and surgery;

  • Industrial wireless communications in mechatronics: wireless sensor and actuator networks, wireless networked control systems, wireless robotics;
  • Mechatronics for environmental sustainability: Smart pollution sensing and modelling, in-situ real time sensing of environments, connected systems, and big data processing;

  • Mechatronic education: teaching of mechatronic aspects, mechatronic curricula, challenges, unconventional courses.

Special Sessions, Panel Sessions & Workshops

In addition to papers in the above areas, proposals are invited for special sessions, panel sessions and workshops to be included in the conference programme. Examples include Reinventing mechatronics theme, education, design standards, system integration with IoT & CPS, energy & sustainability. It is expected short (5 min) papers to initiate discussion or a more open forum and could be held in the evenings after the main conference.  The proposer should provide:

  1. Their contact details;
  2. A statement setting out the nature of the proposal (i.e. special session, panel session or workshop);
  3. The topic, and title, for the proposed special session, panel session or workshop and an outline of its structure (i.e. invited papers (subject to review), invited panel, open workshop or other);
  4. An indication of their willingness to act as the organiser for such a session.


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