Beijing, China Mechanical and electrical systems show an increasing integration of mechanics with electronics and information processing. This integration is between the components (hardware) and the information-driven functions (software), resulting in integrated systems called mechatronic systems. The development of mechatronic systems involves finding an optimal balance between the basic mechanical structure, sensor and actuators, automatic digital information processing and control in which embedded systems play a key role. The field of embedded system and mechatronics is becoming evermore challenging; issues in embedded software lie at the focus of researchers both in industry and academia. The goal of this 4th IEEE/ASME MESA, MESA08is to bring together experts from the fields of mechatronic and embedded systems, disseminate the recent advances made in the area, discuss future research directions, and exchange application experience. The conference program is organized in a number of symposia.

   IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society
   ASME Division of Design Engineering
   Chinese Academy of Sciences
   Chinese Association for Automation
   Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society
   National Natural Science Foundation of China



  • Sensor Networks  (Chair: Bo Chen, Michigan Technological University, USA)

    Modeling and simulation of sensor networks;Hardware, architecture, and protocol;Topology, location and synchronization;Wireless sensor/micro-sensor networks;Ad-hoc networks, mobile sensor networks;Energy aware wireless sensor networks;Self-organizing sensor network;Scalability of sensor networks;Multi-tier sensor networks;Applications of sensor networks

  • Embedded System Infrastructure and Theory  (Chair: Martin Horauer, Univ. of Applied Sciences Technikum Vienna, Austria)

    Design and Validation of Embedded Systems;Models of Embedded Computation and Formal Methods;System-on-Chip and Network-on-Chip Design;Networked Embedded Systems;Hardware/software co-design;Power-aware Design issues;Design and Programming of Embedded Multiprocessors;Real-time issues;Operating System & Middleware Support;Software architecture for Embedded Systems

  • Mechatronic and Embedded System Applications  (Chair: Primo Zingaretti, Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy)

    Challenges, requirements, model problems, 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;Applications in intelligent transportation systems;Applications in intelligent manufacturing and automation systems;Applications in underwater, flying and aerospace systems;Applications in medical systems

  • Development, Verification, Debug Tools for Mechatronic & Embedded Systems  (Chair: Tianmiao Wang, Beihang University, China )

    Compilers, assemblers and cross assemblers;System design tools;Test and debug strategies;Emulators and Simulators;Debuggers;Software simulations of hardware components

  • Mechatronics Control and Manufacturing  (Chair: YangQuan Chen, Utah State University, USA )

    Advanced control;Analysis, modelling and simulation;Autonomous systems;Nonlinearity compensation in mechatronics;Mechatronics in advanced manufacturing;Automation technologies

  • Mechatronic and Embedded Systems in Education  (Chair: Zhaoqing Wang, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China)

    Innovations in course, curriculum, laboratory development;Development of teaching tools and innovative teaching strategies;Integration of emerging technologies into the undergraduate and graduate programs

  • Mechatronic Systems  (Chair: Jian Dai, King's College London, UK)

    Mechatronic systems principles and integration;Mechatronics systems design and methodology;Analysis, modelling and simulation;Open architecture system integration;Multi-objective integrated design of mechatronic systems;Design for control of mechatronic systems

  • Sensors and MEMS  (Chair: V. Sundarrajan, University of California, Riverside, USA)

    Analysis, modelling and simulation;MEMS, NEMS;Sensor design, integration and fusion;Microsensors and microactuators;Actuator networks;Bio-medical and biological imaging;Bio-sensors

  • Machines for Precision Farming  (Chair: Uriel A. Rosa, University of California, Davis, USA)

    Automation and robotization in agriculture;Agricultural robots for planting, harvesting, pruning, thinning, spraying, and tillage;Agricultural Service robots;Agricultural monitoring systems;Modeling, simulation, and analysis of electro-mechanics / bio-material interactions

  • Robotics and Mobile Machines  (Chair: Ying Chen, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China)

    Climbing and walking machines;Underwater robots;Service robots, medical robots;Bionic robots, animal-inspired robots;Micro-robots and micro-manipulation;Tele-robotics, tele-operation, and virtual presence;Perception, path planning, and navigation

  • Robotics for Human Augmentation and Rehabilitation  (Chair: Sunil Agrawal, University of Delaware, USA)

    Biomechatronics;Human augmentation;Rehabilitation systems;Man-machine interface;Man-in-the-loop systems

  • Micro aerial vehicles  (Chair: Xinyan Deng, University of Delaware, USA)

    Modelling, simulation and analysis of aerial vehicles;Design methods of micro aerial vehicles;On-board sensing and instrumentation;Flight control;
    Autonomous navigation

  • Intelligence in Mechatronic and Embedded Systems  (Chair: Hyo-Sung Ahn, Gwangju Institute of Science and Tech, Korea)

    Smart Sensors/Actuators;Intelligent controllers for mechatronics and embedded systems;Soft computing;Information processing and decision making

  • Special Topics and Sessions  (Chair: Hami Kazerooni, University of California, Berkeley, USA; Xudong Hu, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China)

    Emerging mechatronics and embedded technologies

Paper Submission Requirements

Complete manuscripts in PDF must be electronically submitted at the conference website: http://www.asmemesa.org. Manuscripts should be at most six (6) pages in the IEEE two-column format including figures, tables, and references. A WORD template is available from here, and a pdf template is also available from here. Submissions must be in PDF.

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