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International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems
International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems


Special Issue on: "Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems"

Guest Editors:
Professor Shane Xie, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Professor J. Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Portugal

The term "mechatronics" has been used for about 40 years. It is derived from the observation of the synergy achieved through the integration of mechanical, electronic, control and information technologies. It forms the basis of an ever growing list of products and techniques of great technical and commercial value. Mechatronics design leads to products which are much simpler, smarter, cheaper, and more reliable.

In recent years, advanced intelligent mechatronic systems have been developed in many fields, such as manufacturing automation, advanced machining, robotics, etc. New technologies are also emerging to produce intelligent devices and systems for the purposes of solving real-world problems that require the ability to process incomplete, imprecise, vague or uncertain information.

This special issue invites the submission of high quality research articles related to the area of advanced intelligent mechatronics. Special interest will be on new mechatronics designs and case studies, intelligent machines and robotics, modelling, simulation and control technologies in mechatronics, and visual inspection and tracking.

Subject Coverage
Topics covered by this special issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Mechatronics control and automation
  • Manufacturing systems
  • Intelligent machining control and precision mechatronics
  • Micro and nanomachining
  • Rehabilitation and surgical robotics
  • Intelligent aids for the elderly and disabled
  • Advanced control algorithms and methods in mechatronics
  • Intelligent MEMS system
  • Smart sensors and actuators
  • Visual inspection, visual serving and tracking, sensor fusion and machine vision
  • Smart machines and systems

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submission: 30 June 2008