The technical topics for the regular sessions include, but are not limited to:
Mechatronics and Robotics
Chairs: Chris Cook (Australia), Kouhei Ohnishi (Japan), Ju-Jang Lee (Korea)
Micro/nanomechatronics; flexible structures; manufacturing technology; intelligent inspection, diagnosis and prognostics, classification; robotic automation; special service robots; modular robots; spherical robots; flexible-joint robots; vision-based robots; humanoid robots; intelligent transportation; human-robot interface; aerial vehicles; grippers; mechatronics applications in rural and food industry; NanoRobotics.
Factory Automation and Industrial Informatics
Chairs: Peter Palensky (Austria), Armando Colombo (Germany), Alex Talevski (Australia)
Factory communications; flexible manufacturing systems; industrial automation; process automation; CAD/CAM/CAT/CIM and LANs; industrial application of internet technologies; multimedia; wireless communications; data privacy and security; authentication; authorization and federation; building automation; industrial agents; integrated systems and processes; distributed collaborative systems; human-machine interfaces; security and safety applications.
Control Systems and Applications
Chairs: John Hung (USA), Bijnan Bandyopadhyay (India), Zhihong Man (Australia)
Advanced control and measurement; computer and microprocessor-based control; estimation and identification techniques; automotive electronics; complex system control; non-linear control systems; adaptive control; robust control; intelligent control; complex networks and applications.
Power Generation and Distribution
Chairs: Seddik Bacha (France), Gerard Ledwich (Australia), Junyong Liu (China)
Distributed generation; power generation and distribution in smart grids; power protection; EMS; substation automation; green energy; power quality; wind, solar, wave energy systems; cross-flow water generators; hydro and micro hydro power generation; integrated renewable systems; building automation systems.
Power Electronics and Energy Conversion
Chairs: Marco Liserre (Italy), Grahame Holmes (Australia), Udaya Madawala (New Zealand)
Contactless power; power electronics devices and systems; high frequency power converters; static VAR and harmonic compensations; analytical and simulation methods; power converters; power electronic devices and systems; integrated power electronics; modelling, simulation and control of power electronics; power electronics and energy conversion in smart grids; solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems; zero emissions; DC-DC conversion; AC/AC matrix converters; rectifiers; inverters; PWM systems; UPS; active and hybrid filtering; power line conditioners; new power devices; energy efficiency; EMC issues; fuel cells; advanced batteries.
Electrical Machines and Drives
Chairs: Chandan Chakraborty (India), Babak Fahimi (USA), Gerard Champenois (France)
Electric machines: motors and generators; modelling, analysis, design and performance; induction, synchronous, permanent magnet, BLDC, switched reluctance, synchronous reluctance machines; axial flux machines; AC motor drives; observers and sensor less methods; drive
control and applications; thermal, noise and vibration issues in electrical machines; testing and diagnostics methodology in machines and drives; machines fault and fault tolerant control; motion control; special machines and actuators, hybrid electric vehicles.
Sensors, Actuators and Systems Integration
Chairs: Hiroshi Hashimoto (Japan), Roberto Oboe (Italy), Yonhua Tzeng (Taiwan)
Intelligent sensors and actuators; multisensor fusion; micro-sensors and micro-actuators; micro-nano technology; electronic instrumentation; micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS); systems on chip (SoC); RF systems integration; integrated optics and related technologies.
Information Processing and Communications
Chairs: Thilo Sauter (Austria), Juan José Rodríguez-Andina (Spain), Valeriy Vyatkin (New Zealand)
Computer vision; virtual reality systems; industrial vision; virtual instrumentation; signal processing; image & sound processing; digital signal processing; remote sensing; multimedia applications; wireless communication; wide area control networks; industrial supervisory control systems (e.g. SCADA).
Computational Intelligence and Industrial Applications
Chairs: Jian-Xin Xu (Singapore), Qing-Long Han (Australia), Milos Manic (USA)
Neural networks; fuzzy logic and systems; evolutionary computing; genetic algorithms; hybrid neuro-fuzzy systems and integration; intelligent control systems; industrial decision support systems; knowledge based systems; expert systems; intelligent agents; parallel computation simulation; heuristics; modelling; global optimization; constrained optimization; data mining; swarm intelligence; data stream mining; pattern recognition; Bayesian belief networks; industrial applications of computational intelligence.