Richard D. (Dick) Klafter died on 11 November 2019. He was an IEEE Fellow and served as the fourth President of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) from 1994-1995.
Congratulations to the following IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) members who were elevated to Fellow grade, effective 1 January 2020! Nominees for IEEE Fellow must hold the grade of Senior Member or Life Senior Member to qualify for elevation to Fellow status.
The 2020 IEEE 6th World Forum on The Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2020) will be held New Orleans is one of the world’s most fascinating cities – it’s home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music. Come down and experience New Orleans, one of America’s most culturally and historically rich destinations. And it is the Jazz Music capital of the world. The official New Orleans tourism guide, NewOrleansOnline.com is loaded with information on things to do, where to eat, great places to stay and more.
The technical papers, presentations and events at this conference are focused on contributions to nurture, cultivate, enhance and accelerate the adoption of IoT technologies and applications for the benefit of humanity. WF-IoT 2020 will include a multi-dimensional program of technical research papers, presentations, panels, workshops, tutorials and industry forum on the latest technology developments and innovations in many fields and disciplines that drive the utility and vitality of IoT solutions and applications.
The conference venue will be the Hilton New Orleans Riverside located on the banks of the Mississippi River. It serves as the perfect central location for business or pleasure. Hilton New Orleans Riverside is in the center of it all! It is connected to the Outlet Collection at the Riverwalk and just a few blocks from the French Quarter. It offers great space to relax and unwind after your time in the Big Easy, in its restaurants, guest rooms and suites.
Call for Papers deadline: 3 November 2019
Technical co-sponsorship by IEEE RAS
Congratulations to RAS Student Member and Volunteer Thassyo Pinto, who has been selected as recipient of the 2019 Larry K. Wilson Award from IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA). This is one of the most prestigious IEEE Student Awards, and it recognizes the student member most responsible for an extraordinary accomplishment associated with student activities. IEEE celebrates the value of a Student member who shows a pattern of dedication and ongoing service to a Student Branch/Student Branch Chapter. The award was presented at the Region4 student meeting at South Dakota State University, USA in early October 2019.
Thassyo Pinto received his B.S. in Mechatronics Engineering from Universidade Salvador (UNIFACS), Brazil, in 2014. He is now a Ph.D. Candidate in Electrical Engineering at Michigan State University, and a member of the Smart Microsystems Lab and Adami Lab. His research interests are in soft robotics, evolutionary robotics and biorobotics. Through his leadership abilities, he has been guiding and improving many engineering student organizations at MSU as an advisor for the IEEE Student Branch, RAS Student Chapter, and for the STARX Robotic Exoskeleton Team. He is also an active member of IEEE regional executive committees, acting as the RAS Regional Student Representative (RSR) for Regions 1 through 7.
RAS is pleased to arrange several Networking Events for our Members attending IROS 2019 in Macau, China from 4-8 November 2019. Mark your calendars, and register in advance to secure a spot in these highly popular activities.
RAS Women In Engineering (WIE) Luncheon
Tuesday, 5 November from 12:00-13:30
Room L1-RAS on Level One, the Venetian Macau Resort Hotel, Macau, China
The networking luncheon provides the opportunity to foster discussion on the role of women in robotics and automation, inspire girls and promote collaborations and initiatives to advance women in leadership. As the goal for this event is to be more than a Lunch for women, but a Lunch with women. Therefore, men are more than welcome to participate and enjoy the discussion.
Program: Panel Discussion on Best Practices: Becoming a RAS Leader through Conference Organization
Yi Gu, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Marcia O'Malley, Rice University, USA
Karinne Ramirez-Amaro, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Jing Xiao, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), USA
Lydia Tapia, University of New Mexico, USA
There is NO CHARGE for this luncheon, however space is limited. Please register in advance using this link:
NETWORKING RECEPTION: Meet the RAS Technical Committees. Get Involved!
Tuesday, 5 November from 17:00-18:30
Room L1-RAS on Level One, the Venetian Macau Resort Hotel, Macau, China
This event is open to attendees in the early stages of their career — young professionals and researchers. Chairs and Co-Chairs of the RAS Technical Committees will be available for informal conversation centered on new technologies in robotics and automation, future growth in the field, and how to get involved and contribute to RAS Technical Committee work.
Refreshments will be served! Come enjoy a snack and beverage, and meet some new colleagues.
Space is limited. Please come early to avoid getting shut out. The event will close once room capacity has been reached. Register in advance by using this link:
RAS LUNCH WITH LEADERS (LwL)—for Students
Wednesday, 6 November from 12:00-13:30
Room L1-RAS on Level One, the Venetian Macau Resort Hotel, Macau, China
This luncheon is open to student and young professional attendees offering the chance to meet and interact with Leaders from RAS and industry. Informal discussion over lunch will take place round table style. Join us for career advice, insights into where the field is headed, or general conversation to get to know Leaders in the field of robotics and automation.
Confirmed RAS Leaders include: Zhidong Wang, Torsten Kroeger, Yasushi Nakauchi, Eugenio Guglielmelli, Venkat Krovi, Dominik Bösl, Nancy Amato, Tony Maciejewski, Bram Vanderborght, Lianqing Liu, Dong Sun, Jaydev Desai, Lydia Tapia, Seth Hutchinson, Marcia O'Malley, Kevin Lynch and others….
There is NO CHARGE for this luncheon, however space is limited. Please register in advance using this link: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/048cd55eb7314057a3aad7e6e143df6f
Photo Scavenger Hunt - IROS 2019
Are you a student planning to attend IROS 2019 in Macau, China? Join the IEEE RAS Student Activities Committee for a fun scavenger hunt! Teams of 2-3 students will be emailed a super top secret list of objectives. Throughout the conference, teams will then take pictures demonstrating they achieved each objective - ranging from shaking hands with RAS leadership, visiting local sights near the conference venue, to doing funny poses. Awards will be presented to teams which found the most items and teams with the most creative photos!
Who: Students attending IROS 2019
What: A fun picture scavenger hunt
When: 4-8 November 2019
Where: IROS in Macau
Why: Because everyone needs a little fun!
If you already know a few other students attending, you can form a Team and register as a group. If not, please register yourself, and we will team you up with other enthusiastic roboticists. See you in Macau!
Register here: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/0cb766c0756a4684a0b03d719e45f32e
Calling ALL Students! The RAS Student Activities Committee seeks YOUR input
Wednesday, 6 November from 16:00-17:30
Room LG-R25, the Venetian Macau Resort Hotel, Macau, China
Interested in participating in student events at IROS, ICRA and/or CASE? Have a passion for volunteering or making new friends and connections? Or would you like to provide feedback on existing student activities? The RAS Student Activities Committee (SAC) will be hosting a meeting on Wednesday, November 9 from 16:00 to 17:30. During this time, you will learn about the SAC and its activities (such as Lunch with Leaders or the Photo Scavenger Hunt), different ways you can volunteer, and how to get in touch with other students from all around the world. What kind of activities and support would YOU like to see at future events, or provided by RAS? We WANT to hear from YOU! Feedback is more than welcome---if you have suggestions for new activities or ideas to improve existing ones, we would love to hear what you have to say. Hope to see you there! Refreshments will be served….
Please register in advance to ensure adequate space is provided:
RAS Booth at IROS
IEEE Robotics & Automation Society will again have a Member Booth at IROS. Please visit us on the Exhibit Floor, Booth #C12. Come and meet the Staff, and get your questions answered about IEEE and RAS. Pick up some of the latest journals, perhaps meet an RAS Leader and collect a Member ribbon. Hope to see you there!
Questions about any of this?? Email us! RAS@ieee.org
Produced annually by Robohub, the "30 Women in Robotics You Need to Know About – 2019 Edition" honors NINE members of IEEE and the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society!
From Mexican immigrant to MIT, from Girl Power in Latin America to robotics entrepreneurs in Africa and India, the 2019 annual “women in robotics you need to know about” list is here! Robohub has featured 150 women so far, from 2013 to 2018, and this time they're not stopping at 25. Featured are 30 inspiring #womeninrobotics because robotics is growing and there are many new stories to be told.
The following IEEE and IEEE Robotics & Automation Society women are included in this year's list:
- Alice Agogino - CEO & CTO – Squishy Robotics
- Cindy Bethel - Mississippi State University, USA
- Lydia Kavraki - Rice University, USA
- Dana Kulic - Monash University, Canada
- Amy Loutfi - Örebro University, Sweden
- Malika Meghjani - Singapore University of Technology, Singapore
- Amanda Prorok - University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
- Signe Redfield - Naval Research Laboratory, USA
- Selma Sabanovic - Indiana University Bloomington, USA
Please visit the full article to read more about all of these amazing women!
Heartfelt congratulations to Vijay Kumar, selected recipient of the prestigious 2020 IEEE Robotics and Automation Technical Field Award for "Contributions to cooperative robotics; networked mobile manipulation systems, particularly unmanned aerial vehicles; and leadership in robotics research, policy, and education." He will receive this award during the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Paris, France on 31 May-4 June 2020.
Considered one of the top roboticists of his generation, Vijay Kumar’s vision and technical accomplishments have shaped the fields of cooperative and networked robotics and autonomous micro aerial vehicles. He developed several novel capabilities for swarms of ground and aerial vehicles ranging in size from micro to macro that can move in formation, transport objects, and operate both indoors and outdoors. Central to his work is the synthesis of decentralized controllers that allow a group of robots to produce a desired global behavior by coordinating only with their immediate neighbors. Kumar has also served as an advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, which was instrumental in increasing federal funding for robotics and cyber physical systems.
An IEEE Fellow and a member of the National Academy of Engineering, Kumar is the Nemirovsky Family Dean with the School of Engineering and Applied Science at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
The IEEE Robotics and Automation Technical Field Award was established in 2002 by the IEEE Board of Directors, and is presented for contributions in the field of robotics and automation. It includes but is not limited to: manufacturing automation; robotics and automation in unstructured environments; sensor design; integration and fusion; robot design; modeling; planning and control; methodologies for robotics and automation, and the quality of the nomination. This Award is sponsored by the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society.
Past Recipients can be found HERE
The past few years have seen a significant increase of research activities focusing on the use of active or inherent material compliance in robotic systems, generally known as soft robotics. The underlying reason is the importance of soft and deformable structures to develop robotic systems that are safer, cheaper and more adaptable than the level that can be achieved by the conventional rigid-material robots. Soft robotic systems are characterized by several unique aspects like their elastic and deformable bodies, large number of degrees of freedom, possible use of unconventional material and the involvement of intrinsic passive mechanical dynamics. In order to properly handle the characteristics, it is crucial to understand the modern view of intelligence, commonly referred to as embodied intelligence or morphological computation, which emphasizes the importance of the task distribution among the brain or controller of a robot, the morphology such as shape, size and materials composing the robot; as well as the environment. In this modern view of intelligence, optimizing the design of the soft robots are therefore of a great importance. While the design optimization can be either or both led by machines and/or humans, or taking inspiration from biological systems, it will eventually decide the behavior and characteristics of the robot.
The special issue of “Design Optimization of Soft Robots” in IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine aims to summarize the state of the art and disseminate the current advances on the design optimization of soft robots. The desired outcome of this special issue is a general consensus of the shared scientific goals, the relevant perspective and challenges in the research field, as well as high impact applications.
Topics of Interest
We invite both original research or review/position papers of topics related to design optimization of soft robots, both those focusing on the use of active compliance or inherent material compliance. The topics include but not limited to the followings:
Additive manufacturing for model-free design automation
Bio-inspired approaches for design optimization of soft robots
Brain-soft body co-optimization
Design of artificial skin and stretchable sensors
Design optimization for soft and safe physical human-robot interactions
Design optimization in continuum robots
Design optimization in soft arms, manipulation and grasping
Design optimization in self-healing soft robots
Design optimization through modeling and simulation of soft bodies
Morphological computation and embodied intelligence
Optimizing soft actuator design
Soft modular robots
Soft robot design optimization for energy efficiency
Wearable robots design optimization
Tentative Schedule/Important Dates
1 February 2020 - Submission deadline
10 April 2020 - End of the first review round
20 April 2020 - First decision recommendation to EiC by GEs
1 May 2020 - First decision communicated to authors by EiC
15 June 2020 - Revised paper submitted\Start of the second round of review
1 August 2020 - End of the second review round
10 August 2020 - Final decision recommendation to EiC by GEs
20 August 2020 - Final acceptance decision communicated to authors
1 September 2020 - Guest Editorial, Order of Publication and Cover Story\Pictures to EiC by GEs
10 September 2020 - final manuscripts uploaded by authors
20 September 2020 - final manuscripts forwarded to publisher
10 December 2020 - issue mailed to all members
The submission procedures can be obtained from the IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine website: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=100. Papers submitted to the Special Issue will undergo the usual reviewing process of IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine. For further information on this Special Issue, please refer to the web site of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine.
More than 220 Local and Regional Chapters of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society are active around the world. Among other activities, local RAS chapters sponsor or cosponsor minisymposia, student competitions, and continuing education workshops. Local RAS chapters also provide valuable professional contacts, especially for engineers who may have few co-workers who are robotics or automation professionals. Congratulations and welcome to the following newly organized IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Chapters.
Congratulations and welcome to the following newly organised RAS Chapters:
- Trinity College Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter in the Connecticut Section
- IEEE Denver Section Joint Chapter, Information Theory/Computer/Robotics and Automation Societies
- Princess Sumaya University for Technology Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter
- Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter
- University Federal do Rio Grande do Norte Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter in the Bahia Section
- Concepcion University De Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter in the Chile Sur Section
- Universidad de los Andes Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter
- Universidad Tecnologica De Bolivar Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter
- Instituto Tecnologico de Toluca Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter
- New South Wales Section Robotics and Automation Society Chapter
- Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter
- Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter
- NSS College of Engineering Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter in the Kerala Section
- A.D. Patel Institute of Technology Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter in the Gujarat Section
- Maharaja Surajmal Inst Of Tech Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter in the Delhi Section
- University of Engineering and Technology - Lahore Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter
- University of Ruhuna Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter
Congratulations to the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society members recently elevated to Senior Member status by the IEEE Admission and Advancement (A&A) Senior Member Review Panel.
To be eligible for application or nomination, candidates must:
- be an engineer, scientist, educator, technical executive or originator in IEEE-designated fields;
- have been in professional practice for at least ten years;
- have shown significant performance over a period of at least five of those years.
In addition, candidates for Senior Member grade must supply three references from current IEEE members holding the grade of Fellow, Senior Member, or Honorary Member.
Taif Al Obaidi
University of Central Florida
University of Sharjah
University of Bonn, Germany
High Plains Section
University of Wyoming
Chalmers University of Technology
Republic Of Macedonia Section
University American College Skopje
Indian Institute of Science
Sindhu Preetham Burugupally
Wichita State University
Oakland-East Bay Section
Fernando De la Rosa
Universidad de los Andes
Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation
NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation
University of Trento
Australian Capital Terr Section
The University of New South Wales Canberra
SRM Institute of Science and Technology
Oregon State University
Bandung Institute of Technology
Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University
Korea Institute of Science and Technology
Northern Virginia Section
George Mason University
Tata Consultancy Services
Xi'an Jiaotong University
University Le Havre
Mississippi State University
Universite Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC)
Meeko Mitsuko Oishi
University of New Mexico
Amrita School of Engineering
Heyder Paez Logreira
Colombian Caribbean Section
Universidad de la Costa
Southeastern Michigan Section
University of Michigan
University of Bridgeport
The Institute of Photonic Sciences
M Arifur Rahman
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Texas A&M Engineering
US Army Research Laboratory
University of Naples Federico II
Jose Maria Sabater Navarro
Miguel Hernandez University
University of Zurich and ETH Zurich
Hyoung Il Son
Chonnam National University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Northeast Michigan Section
Hf Machiel Van Der Loos
The University of British Columbia
Sacramento Valley Section
University of California, Davis
Abdelmalek Essaâdi University
On the recommendation of the IEEE Standards Association’s (IEEE-SA) Awards and Recognition Committee (ArCom) and the approval of the association's Board of Governors, we are pleased to announce that Craig Schlenoff has been selected recipient of the IEEE-SA Standards Medallion “For significant contributions to IEEE Standards through by serving as the Associate Vice President of Standardization in the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, Chairing the Core Ontologies or Robotics Standards Group, and serving at the Vice-Chair of the Robot Task Representation Standards Group.”
The IEEE-SA Standards Medallion is awarded for major contributions to the development of standards. Further information about the award, including a list of past recipients, may be found at: http://standards.ieee.org/develop/awards/med/index.html.
The award will be presented on 8 November 2019 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Dr. Craig Schlenoff is the Group Leader of the Cognition and Collaboration Systems Group, the Associate Program Manager of the Robotic Systems for Smart Manufacturing Program, and the Project Leader of the Agility Performance of Robotic Systems project in the Intelligent Systems Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. His research interests include knowledge representation/ontologies, intention recognition, and performance evaluation of autonomous systems and industrial robotics. He has led multiple million-dollar projects addressing performance evaluation of advanced military technologies and agility performance of manufacturing robotic systems. He has published over 150 journal and conference papers, guest edited three journals, guest edited three books, and written four book chapters. He is currently the Associate Vice President for Standardization for the Industrial Activities Board in the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and the co-chair of the IEEE Robot Task Representation Working Group, was previously the chair of the IEEE Ontology for Robotics and Automation Working Group and has served as the Program Manager for the Process Engineering Program at NIST and the Director of Ontologies at VerticalNet. He also teaches two courses at the University of Maryland, College Park: “Calculus” and “Building a Manufacturing Robot Software System.” He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, his Master’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his PhD from the University of Burgundy (France).
Supporting IEEE’s Mission via Ethical Considerations of Technology
1 hour FREE webinar
Tuesday, 1 October 2019 - 12:00 pm edt
Advancing technology for the benefit of humanity is the IEEE tagline. In order for technology to benefit humanity, it is essential to address ethical concerns and societal implications. Join a panel of IEEE members as they discuss the various ways in which IEEE helps address the ethical and societal impacts of technology, why that's important, and how people (especially members) can get involved.
Raja Chatila | Chair, IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems
Heather Love | Member at Large, IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology Board of Governors
Stephen Welby | IEEE Executive Director and COO
Mark A. Vasquez | IEEE TechEthics Program Manager (moderator)
IEEE/IFR Innovation & Entrepreneurship Award
for Outstanding Achievements in Commercializing Innovative Robot and Automation Technology
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 15 MARCH 2020
The purpose of this award is to highlight and honor the achievements of the inventors with value creating ideas and entrepreneurs who propel those ideas into world-class products. This is a key element to the continuing success of robotics and automation today. Active infusion of innovation and entrepreneurship into technological advancement is regarded critical at this juncture to strengthen a healthy balance between research and practice as well as a healthy growth of industrial and commercial sectors in robotics and automation. In a joint event the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and the International Federation of Robotics will therefore recognize and honor outstanding achievements of entrepreneurs in the commercialization of innovative robotic and automation technology.
These achievements will be recognized in a specially organized IEEE/IFR Joint Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation, which is being held in conjunction with the International Symposium on Robotics. The selected finalists will have the opportunity to present their story of the genesis of a successful innovative product in robotics and automation from its very inception to the final state of commercialization in a series of plenary lectures. The ultimate winner will be chosen by an evaluation board consisting of distinguished individuals from industry and academia. A prestigious plaque will be awarded to each finalist and a US$ 2,000 prize will be awarded to the winner.
Applications should describe the original work that has been translated into a commercial success. The application must include statements regarding:
Applications should not exceed a maximum length of 5 pages. Product descriptions and public relation material will not be accepted as an application. References and links to online material are permitted.
Submission of Applications
15 March 2020- Submission of applications
10 April 2020- Evaluation of applications and selection and notification of finalists
17 June 2020- Plenary lectures of the finalists and selection of the winner at the IEEE/IFR Joint Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation
17 June 2020- IERA Award Presentation at the ISR Gala Dinner
For inquiries please contact:
Dr. Robert O. Ambrose
Vice President for Industrial Activities of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
phone: +1 281 244 5561 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2020 IEEE 6th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2020 is the premier conference of the IEEE IoT Initiative This conference is attended by the most active participants from research community, government and public sector, small business, multinational corporations and industry. The technical papers, presentations and events at this conference are focused on contributions to nurture, cultivate, enhance and accelerate the adoption of IoT technologies and applications for the benefit of humanity. WF-IoT 2020 will include a multi-dimensional program of technical research papers, presentations, panels, workshops, tutorials and industry forum on the latest technology developments and innovations in many fields and disciplines that drive the utility and vitality of IoT solutions and applications. WF-IoT 2020 will be held at New Orleans, the Jazz music capital of the world.
The WF-IoT 2020 seeks submissions of technical papers and proposals that address, but are not limited to, the following topics:
- RFID, Sensors, and Actuators
- Power and Energy for IoT
- IoT Enabling Technologies
- Computing Platforms for IoT
- Data Acquisition, Storage and Management for IoT
- IoT Applications and Services
- Security and Privacy for IoT
- IoT Social Impact
- Design, Integration and Testing Methods
- 5G and IoT Networks
- IoT Data Analytics
- Signal Processing for IoT
- IoT Experimental Results and Deployment Scenarios
- Machine Learning for IoT
Conference content will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.
WF-IoT 2020 will include a rich, industrial-based program presenting the latest results and future strategies of IoT applications. Speakers will address the following Verticals: Smart Cities; Oil, Gas and Energy; Agriculture; Health Care; Environment; and Industrial IoT, and the following Topicals: AI and Machine Learning; Security and Cyber Security; Sensors and RFID; Computing Infrastructure; Data and Data Engineering; and Communication, Connectivity, and Networking.
WF IoT 2020 will also feature the following:
> Special Sessions on Emerging Technologies
> Tutorials on Research and Industrial Hot Topics
> PHD/MSC Forum
> Demos and Exhibits
> Student Paper Contest
The submission site: https://epapers.org/wf-iot2020
New Orleans is one of the world’s most fascinating cities – it’s home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music Come down and experience New Orleans, one of America’s most culturally and historically rich destinations. The official New Orleans tourism guide, NewOrleansOnline com, is full of information about things to do, where to eat and more.
The conference venue is the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, which is located on the banks of the Mississippi River It serves as the perfect central location for business and pleasure. It’s attached to the Outlet Collection at the Riverwalk and just a few blocks from the French Quarter.
Congratulations to the following 2019 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE 2019) Award Recipients! Winners were announced and honored during the Awards Ceremony which took place on 24 August 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. Presentations made by CASE Award Chair Leyuan Shi and Steering Committee Chair Bengt Lennartson.
IEEE-CASE Best Conference Paper Award
The award is given annually to the author(s) of a paper presented at the IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE) that contributed to the notable advancement in automation research: abstractions, algorithms, theory, methodologies, and models that improve efficiency, productivity, quality, and reliability of machines and systems operating in structured environments over extended periods, or that improve the explicit structuring of environments where machines and systems operate.
“Selecting the Optimal System Design under Covariates”
Siyang Gao, Jianzhong Du, Chun-Hung Chen
IEEE-CASE Best Application Paper Award
Best application paper presented at the International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE)
“Tool-center-point control of a flexible link concrete pump with hydraulic limitations using quadratic programming”
Julian Wanner, Oliver Sawodny
IEEE CASE Best Student Paper Award
This award recognizes the best paper authored primarily by a student and presented by the student at the IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE). The award is supported by his academic family to honor Professor Yu-Chi (Larry) Ho, a Past President of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Council, which later became the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.
“Real-time control for large scale additive manufacturing using thermal images”
Feifan Wang, Feng Ju, Kyle Rowe, Nils Hofmann
IEEE CASE Healthcare Automation Award - NEW THIS YEAR!
This award recognizes the best paper in Healthcare Automation presented at the IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE). The purpose is to promote research and development of automation techniques and application in healthcare, which is an area with promising opportunities in automation research and significant impact to economy and society.
"Evaluation of E-Consults in Healthcare Delivery"
Aditya Mahadev Prakash, Qiaochu He, Xiang Zhong
Congratulations to the following Authors for their outstanding achievement as recipients of IEEE Transactions on Automation Science & Engineering Best Paper Awards!
The following awards were announced and presented at the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE 2019).
22-26 August 2019, Vancouver, BC, Canada
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering Best Paper Award
Congratulations to the following winners of the 2019 IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering Best Paper Award. This award honors the best paper printed in the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering in the previous year, and will be presented by Michael Wang - Editor in Chief.
“Chiller Plant Operation Optimization: Energy-efficient Primary-only and Primary-secondary Systems”
Danxu Zhang, Peter B. Luh, Junqiang Fan, Shalabh Gupta
vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 341-355, 2018
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering Best New Application Paper Award
Congratulations to the following winners of the 2019 IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering Best New Application Paper Award. This award honors the best paper printed in the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering in the previous year, and was presented by Michael Wang - Editor in Chief.
“Correctness Guarantees for the Composition of Lane Keeping and Adaptive Cruise Control”
Xiangru Xu, Jessy W. Grizzle, Paulo Tabuada, Aaron D. Ames
vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 1216-1229, 2018
How to banish manels and manferences from scientific meetings.
A Nature analysis finds that several fields of science are moving away from male-dominated conferences and panels — but it’s easy to slip back into old habits. Nancy Amato, RAS Vice President for Member Activities, discusses how the Society is working to address diversity issues. Some progress has been made, but there is more work to be done.
To read full article see: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02658-6