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DSCC2013 Submission Site is Open Now!
2013 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Stanford University, Munger Center, Palo Alto, CA,October 21-23, 2013
All submissions for the DSCC-2013 will be through The PaperCept Conference Management System (http://asme-dscd.papercept.net)
The 5th annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC), sponsored by the Dynamic Systems and Control Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers International, will take place October 17-19, at the beautiful Fort Lauderdale marina in Florida. The 2012 DSCC will be held jointly with the 11th Motion and Vibration Conference (MOVIC) hosted by the Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers. DSCC is a premier conference on dynamic systems and control covering a broad range of topics, including but not limited to:
We hope to see you all there!
New Technical Committees Announced!
The ASME DSCD Executive Committee has approved the formation of the Energy Systems Technical Committee. This committee provides a coherent forum for engineers and scientists working on the dynamic systems and control aspects of the generation, storage, conversion, and utilization of energy. We encourage anyone interested in Energy Systems to become members. Please contact Prof. Maggie Chen, Energy Systems TC Secretary, with your interest.
Meetings occur biannually at ACC and DSCC, prior to the ASME DSCD Executive Meeting. We are currently seeking members and contributions to an invited technical session at the 2013 ACC. The CFP is provided below under the CALL FOR PAPERS.
Topics of Interest to the committee include:
Chair: Prof. Anna Stefanopoulou (email@example.com)
Co-Chair: Prof. Tuhin Das (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Secretary: Prof. Dongmei “Maggie” Chen (email@example.com)Website: http://asme-dscd.org/dscd-technical-committees/energy-systems
contributed by Dawn Tilbury
I finished my one-year term as DSCD Chair on June 30, 2012. When I started my term last summer, I decided that in addition to keeping the division running, I would like to start something new. One of the goals in our Strategic Plan from 2008 is to increase industry participation in the Division activities. After discussing with the Executive Committee, we decided to launch an Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) to get advice on how to accomplish this goal. The IAB was chaired by Tony Phillips from Ford, and also included Scott Bortoff from Mitsubishi Research, Maryam Khanbaghi from Corning, and Satish Naryanan from United Technologies. They met several times by conference call over the summer of 2011, and we invited them to attend our flagship conference, the DSCC, in Washington DC at the end of October.
At DSCC, it was interesting to hear their perspective on the conference organization. One of them mentioned that by looking at the “program at a glance”, there didn’t seem to be any interesting sessions (e.g., relevant to industry and applications). However, a deeper look into the program turned up quite a few papers that looked interesting – they were just organized by theoretical topic (e.g., “adaptive control”) instead of application area (e.g., “wind turbines.”) Thus, one of their suggestions to us was to organize conference sessions according to application area instead of theoretical topic, to make the conference more attractive to potential industry participants.
After the conference, the IAB brainstormed a long list of things that the DSCD could do to increase industrial participation. They ranked these ideas according to priority (high, medium, or low) and the Executive Committee then ranked the ideas according to difficulty of implementation (easy, medium, or hard). We met as a group to choose a short list of priorities. We had expected that most of the suggestions would have to do with the organization of the conference (DSCC), but in fact there were a lot of good ideas that were disconnected from the conference organization.
The Honors & Awards committee has evaluated the DSCD Awards criteria to make sure that industry nominees can be competitive for awards (e.g., evaluate the impact of the work instead of just counting numbers of publications). The IAB also suggested that we have more Technical Committees (TCs) focused on application areas instead of theoretical basis. Two new TCs were already in the works (Biosystems and Energy systems) and have now been launched.
The number one priority from the IAB was to organize workshops with joint participation from Industry, Government, and Academia to discuss research challenges and help set future research directions. The new Energy systems technical committee is working on one such workshop. The Executive Committee would like to encourage any interested DSCD members to work through their TCs to propose other workshops on new and exciting research topics of interest to the DSCD community.
PAPER AWARDS FROM THE ACC 2012
All papers accepted to the DSCC/MOVIC 2012 conference were evaluated as potential semi-plenary presentations, culminating in the selection of the 20 finalist papers. The criteria for the selection of the 20 semi-plenary presentation finalists was that the paper must have uniformly high reviewer ratings and was praised by either reviewers or associate editors; presents an innovative idea or new and important research outcome; and/or discusses an interesting or highly topical subject. A panel of 12 judges selected 6 semi-plenary presentations from among the 20 finalist papers.
Adaptive PDE Observer for Battery SOC/SOH Estimation
Adaptive PDE Observer for Battery SOC/SOH Estimation
REPORTS FROM THE DSCC 2011
Transforming Engineering Education, contributed by Galip Ulsoy
A special session entitled Transforming Engineering Education: A Panel Discussion was held at the 2011 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference in Arlington, VA. The panel provided a forum for further in-depth discussion on engineering education following the Plenary Talk on engineering education by Chuck Vest, President of the National Academy of Engineering, on Monday October 31, 2011.
The panel was organized by Eduardo Misawa and Galip Ulsoy. The panelists included Chuck Vest, Bill Wepfer (Georgia Tech), Will Durfee (University of Minnesota), Andrew Alleyne (University of Illinois) and Galip Ulsoy (University of Michigan). Each panelist, except Chuck Vest who had just given the Plenary Talk, provided a brief (10 minute) presentation. The rest of the time was devoted to questions to the panelists from the audience. The session was well attended, and the discussions were lively.
Some of the topics of discussion included: the global context for engineering education, and the status of the USA;. new educational approaches, such as On-Campus Personalized Learning; changing demographics in the USA, and their impact on engineering education; the changing conversation about the role of engineering in meeting the grand challenges facing our society; the need for professional education, at both the BS and MS level; the role of project-based, hands-on, experiences in engineering education; the financial pressures on higher education, and how transformative changes can be implemented, including incubation and evaluation of new ideas; and the ongoing activities at ASME and ABET.
ASME/ISCIE 2012 International Symposium on Flexible Automation (ISFA2012), June 18-20, 2012, St. Louis Missouri.
ASME/IEEE 2012 International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, July 11-14, 2012, KaoHsiung, Taiwan.
ASME/IEEE/IFAC 2012 American Control Conference, June 27-29, 2012, Montreal, Canada.
ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference and Motion & Vibration Conference, October 17-19, 2012, Ft. Lauderdale FL
ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 9-15, 2012, Houston TX
ASME/IEEE/IFAC 2013 American Control Conference, June 17-19, 2013, Washington DC
CALL FOR PAPERS / BOOKS / POSTERS
CALL FOR BOOKS: ASME Press New Book Series: ROBOTICS ENGINEERING. Invitation to qualified authors and book editors to submit proposals of books and book chapters.
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Special Topic on "Complex Systems" to be organized at the ASME's 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition to be held on November 9-15, 2012 in Houston TX
CALL FOR PAPERS: The Automotive and Transportation Systems Technical Committee of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division is organizing invited technical sessions at the 2012 DSC Conference. Papers were invited on original investigations related to the modeling, analysis, control and design of automotive and transportation systems.
CALL FOR PAPERS: The Model Identification and Intelligent Systems Technical Committee of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division is organizing technical sessions at the 2012 DSC Conference. Papers were invited on original investigations related to System Modeling.
CALL FOR PAPERS: The Automotive and Transportation Systems Technical Committee of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division and the IEEE Technical Committee on Automotive Control are jointly sponsoring invited sessions at the 2013 American Control Conference. Papers are invited on original investigations relating to modeling, analysis, control and design of automotive and transportation systems.
CALL FOR PAPERS: The ASME DSCD Energy Systems Technical Sub-committee invites submissions in a number of thrust areas for the 2013 American Controls Conference. The thrust areas are 1) fuels and combustion, 2) batteries for transportation, 3) wind energy systems, 4) building energy, and 5) electrochemical energy systems.
CALL FOR PAPERS: For the upcoming 2013 American Controls Conference, papers are invited to the session on "Stochastic Models, Control and Algorithms in Robotics".
CALL FOR PAPERS: For the 2013 IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, paper topics include but are not limited to Actuators, Automotive Systems, Electronic Packaging, Fault Diagnosis, Human-Machine Interfaces, Industry Applications, Information Technology, Intelligent Systems, Machine Vision, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems, Micro/Nano Technology, Motion, Vibration, and Noise Controls, Optimal, Adaptive, Neural, and Fuzzy Controls, Opto-Electronic Systems, Real-Time and Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation, Robotics, System Integration, Transportation Systems, and other Control Applications.
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Throughout the past year several of our DSCD members have received special recognition for contributions to our community through scholarship and service. We would like to recognize these efforts.
DSCD members Shan Hu, Rajesh Rajamani and Xun Yu received an outstanding paper recognition from Applied Physics Letters (APL). Their paper on flexible solid state paper-based carbon nanotube supercapacitors was selected for the 50th Anniversary Editor's Choice Collection by the editorial board of APL. This is a select group of 50 papers chosen from over 12,000 papers that were published in APL during 2009-2012.
DSCD member, and previous chair of the division, Professor Dawn Tilbury has been selected to receive the Society of Women Engineers' Distinguished Engineering Educator Award. This award is presented to a woman who has demonstrated excellence in teaching and has made significant contributions to the engineering profession. The Distinguished Educator Award was introduced this year and can only be awarded to SWE Members. The candidate is selected based on her teaching ability and ability to inspire students to attain high levels of accomplishment, her scholarly work, and her professional society activities. Tilbury's research interests include control theory and applications in many different domains, such as robotics, manufacturing, logic control and networked control systems. Dawn has also just been elected a Fellow of ASME.
UPCOMING COMMITTEE MEETINGS
The 181st Division Meeting of ASME DSCD will be held from 7.30pm Wednesday June 27 2012 in the Grand Salon of the 2012 ACC conference hotel (Fairmont Queen Elizabeth).
The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society has sponsored a "major software upgrade and content expansion of RoboticsCourseWare.org, an open-access repository of robotics curricular materials... With recent addition of course materials from Prof. Illah Nourbakhsh (Carnegie Mellon) and Prof. Francisco Valero-Cuevas (U. of Southern California), the site hosts materials for 11 full robotics courses and 6 short course modules by faculty at CMU, EPFL, Harvard, MIT, NU Singapore, UPenn, USC, U. Tennessee, and TU Catalonia.PAST NEWSLETTERS