Important Dates

Submission of Full Papers
February 20, 2014

January 20, 2014
Submission of Special/Organized Session Proposals
February 20, 2014

January 20, 2014
Submission of Workshop/Tutorial Proposals
February 20, 2014

January 20, 2014

(subject ‘Workshop/Tutorial submission’)
Notification of Papers Status April 20, 2014 by email
Submission of Camera Ready Final Papers May 20, 2014 By
Advanced Registration May 30, 2014 By

Call for Papers

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AIM 2014, IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics
LAST NEWS: contributed papers, invited papers, tutorial/workshop proposals, invited/special sessions proposals: the deadline is extended to February 20, 2014 via PaperPlaza.

It is recommended that authors submit (at least a provisory version of) their papers much before the deadline. Overload of the paperplaza around February 20 may prevent from a success of submission.

The 2014 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM 2014) will be held on July 8-11, 2014 in Besancon, France, the city which gave birth in 1862 to Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas Lumiere and in 1864 to his brother Louis Jean Lumiere, both inventors of the cinematograph. The city is a stage city of the “Tour de France 2014” on July 14-16 and will host the departure of the 11th stage to Oyonnax. Once proclaimed the first green city of France, it has been labeled a ‘Town of Art and History’ since 1986.Since 2008, Besancon’s Vauban citadel (la Citadelle) has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

The AIM 2014 conference will bring 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.

The conference theme is “Intelligent Mechatronics and Smart Matter” which highlights Functional Integration for Multi-Scale Technologies ensuring societal and industrial needs. The conference will take place at the “Mercure Hotel” and the “Nouveau Theatre de Besancon”, Parc Micaud which is located in the city center of Besancon.

The IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM) is an offspring of the flagship Mechatronics journal, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics.
The AIM 2014 conference invites submissions of high quality research papers describing original work on the following topics, but not limited to:

– Actuators,
– Automotive Systems,
– Bioengineering,
– Data Storage Systems,
– Electronic Packaging,
– Fault Diagnosis,
– Human-Machine Interfaces,
– Industry Applications,
– Information Technology
– Intelligent Systems,
– Machine Vision,
– Manufacturing,
– Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems,
– Micro/Nano Technology,
– Modeling and Design,
– Motion Vibration and Noise Control,
– Neural and Fuzzy Control,
– Opto-Electronic Systems,
– Optomechatronics,
– Prototyping,
– Real-Time and Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation,
– Robotics,
– Sensors,
– System Integration,
– Transportation Systems,
– Smart Materials and Structures,
– Energy Harvesting and other frontier fields of mechatronics.

– Contributed papers, Invited papers, Tutorial/workshop proposals, Invited/Special session proposals: the deadline is extended to February 20, 2014 (January 20, 2014).

– November 1, 2013: submission of contributed papers, invited papers, tutorial/workshop proposals and invited/special sessions proposals is open.


Honorary Advisory Committee
Fumio Harashima, Tokyo M. Univ, Japan
T.-J. Tarn, Washington Univ, USA
Masayoshi Tomizuka, UC Berkeley, USA
Toshio Fukuda, Nagoya Univ, Japan
Ren C. Lou, Nat’l Taiwan Univ, Taiwan
Kok-Meng Lee, Geordia Insti. of Tech, USA
Okyay Kaynak, Bogazici Univ, Turkey

Honorary Advisory Committee
Hideki Hashimoto, Chuo Univ , Japan
Kok-Meng Lee, Georgia Tech, USA
Bruno Siciliano, Univ of Naples, Italy
Shigeki Sugano, Waseda Univ, Japan
Ning Xi, Michigan State Univ, USA
Roland Siegwart, ETH, Switzerland
Max Meng, Chinese Univ Hong Kong, HK
I-Ming Chen, Nanyang Tech Uni, Singapore
Bin Yao, Purdue Univ., USA
Peter Korondi, MTA SZtaki, Hungary
Ren C. Lou, Nat’l Taiwan Univ, Taiwan
Gursel Alici, University of Wollongong, Australia

General Chair
Nicolas Chaillet, Univ. Franche-Comte, France

General Co-Chairs
Jang Myung Lee, Pusan Nat‘l Univ, Korea
Jordan Berg, Texas Tech University, USA

Program Chair
Stephane Regnier, UPMC, France

Program Co-Chairs
Hyouk Ryeol Choi, SKKU, Korea
S O Reza Moheimani, Univ. of Newcastle, Australia
Y. Perriard, EPFL, Switzerland
Guang-Zhong Yang, Imperial College, UK
Metin Sitti, Carnegie Mellon Univ, USA
Joonbum Bae, UNIST, South Korea
Zhidong Wang, Chiba Institute of Tech., Japan
George Chiu, Purdue Univ, USA
Pierre Baptiste, Montreal Polytech, Canada,
Yasuharu Kunii, Chuo Univ., Japan
Guang-Zhong Yang, Imperial College, London
Tutorial & Workshop Chairs
Kamal Medjaher, ENSMM, France
Nicolas Andreff, Univ. Franche-Comte, France
Yann Legorrec, ENSMM, France
Claudia Laou-huen, Labex-Action, France
Xavier Brun, INSA-Lyon, France
Martin Horauer, Univ. of Applied SCi and Tech, Austria
Ridha Ben Mrad, Univ of Toronto, Canada
Sun Dong, City Univ. of Honk-Kong, Hong-Kong
Zuobin Wang, Changchun University, China
Kuniaki Kawabata, Riken, Japan

Organized Session Chairs
Philippe Lutz, Univ. Franche-C, France
Yassine Haddab, ENSMM, France
Christine Prelle, UTC, France
Hannes Bleuler, EPFL, Switzerland
Frederico Carpi, Univ. of London, UK
Jee-Hwan Ryu, Korea University of Technology, Korea
Ron J. Patton, Univ. of Hull, UK
Yasuhisa Hasegawa, Tsukuba Univ., Japan

Publicity Chairs
Arianna Menciassi, Scu. S. Sant’Anna, Italy
R. G. K. M. Aarts, Univ. of Twente, Netherlands
Andre Montaud, Thesame, France
Antonio Frisoli, Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Italy, IEEE TC Haptics
Diego Regruto, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, IEEE TC SIAC
Sylvain Martel, Montreal Polytech, Canada, IEEE TC MNRA
Janan Zaytoon, GDR MACS, France
Philippe Bonifait, GDR Robotique, France
Hui Xie, Harbin University, China
Mihoko Niitsuma, Chuo Univ., Japan
Petra Weiler, EPoSS, VDI/VDE innovation + Technik, Germany

RAS Liaison Office
Shigeki Sugano, Waseda Univ, Japan

IES Liaison Officer
Hideki Hashimoto, Chuo Univ , Japan

ASME Liaison Officer
Jordan Berg, Texas Tech University, USA

Publication Chair
Chao-Chieh Lan, Nat’l C Kung Uni, Taiwan

Local Arrangement Chairs
Organizing Committee Chairs
Nadine Piat, ENSMM, France
Micky Rakotondrabe, Univ. Franche-Comte, France
Francis Miller, FEMTO-ST, France
Isabelle Gabet, FEMTO-ST, France
Tamina Chidiac, FEMTO-ST, France
Sandrine Quarroz, FEMTO-ST, France

Finance Chair
Michael Gauthier, FEMTO-ST, France

Registration Chair
Guillaume Laurent, ENSMM, France


Workshops and tutorials focusing on academia-industry partnerships and technology transfer in mechatronics research are welcome. Workshops and tutorials explicitly targeting the involvement of students and young researchers as presenters and/or target audiences are also welcome.

Workshops should focus on areas of active research, in order to provide an informal forum for participants to exchange developing research results and ideas. Tutorials should target established fields of research, in order to provide descriptions on its state of the art, by individuals who are recognised researchers in their field. We encourage state of the art programs with high level of interest, impact, creativity and innovation that will attract a broad audience.

AIM2014 workshop/tutorial proposals that address important and new topics related to the conference theme (“Intelligent Mechatronics and Smart Matter”) as well as mechatronics in general will be accepted and reviewed. Workshops should be focused on interaction between participants tin order o exchange new ideas and explore new directions in research. The primary criteria for selection are the anticipated level of interest, impact, novelty or creativity, and the technical background of presenters.

The proposal should include separate sections containing the following information:

Abstract (less than 200 words, indicating full or half day, workshop or tutorial)
Organizers (complete address, phone, and email)
Presenters with affiliations and status of confirmation
List of topics
Motivation and objectives (less than 300 words)
Primary/secondary audience
Schedule of open call for submissions (if planned)
Novelty with respect to previous workshops/tutorials
Proposals in a PDF file of up to 3 pages should be sent to the following address by email: (use ” Workshops/Tutorials submission” as subject). The deadline is February 20.

The date of the Workshops/Tutorials is: July 7th, 2013.

Special Sessions

The object of special (or organized) sessions is to provide a forum for focused discussions on new topics or innovative applications of established approaches. A special session consists of five or six papers, which for example could all address a particular theme or consist of work done in some particular international project.

Prospective organizers must submit their “Invited Session Proposal” through PaperPlaza by February 20, 2014.

Proposals should consist of
a title for the proposed session,
a brief 2-3 paragraph summary explaining the goal of the session and the overall theme of the submitted papers, and
a list of papers including their abstracts and authors contact details.
There is a 2 page limit on each proposal. The proposals must be submitted electronically through PaperPlaza before the paper submission deadline. Authors of papers for special sessions will need the session code for the proposed session to submit the papers for review. Session organizers will therefore have to submit the proposals (at least a first draft version) for the sessions well before the paper deadline, in order to have time to obtain the specific session code to communicate to authors. In case less than four papers submitted to a special session are finally accepted based on the review, the program chair and the special session committee reserve the right to re-assign these accepted papers into regular sessions.
Contributions to an organized session will be submitted using the PaperPlaza system, selecting “Invited Session Paper” from the list in the first page of the AIM2014 submission system. It is necessary to provide the session code in order to finalize the submission. The mentioned code is provided to the authors by the session organizer(s). Please note that both organized session papers and regular contributed papers will be subjected to the same review process.

Paper Submission

All papers must be written in English and submitted electronically in PDF format no later than 23:59:00 (GMT Time) on February 20, 2014, via PaperPlaza (the conference/journal management system by IEEE).

The number of pages including all figures is limited to six, but two additional pages will be permitted at an extra page charge of 150EUR per page. Besides the limitation of the number of pages, the file size is strictly limited to 2MB or less. Authors can find templates to prepare their papers either in LaTeX template or in Microsoft Word template. Papers are submitted in pdf-format file. Prior to the submission, the pdf file should be checked for PDF Xpress compliance, see submission instructions at PaperPlaza.

Authors are encouraged to include a single optional video, e.g. to show experimental results, in one of the following formats: mpg, mpeg or mp4. Authors may choose their own resolution. The file size is limited to 5MB.

All papers will go through a rigorous, single-blind reviewing process. Accepted papers will be presented in an oral presentation during the conference. In addition, all contributions will appear in full-length in the conference proceedings, and will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.