Fukuoka International Congress Center


ICROS-SICE International Joint Conference 2009

August 18(Tue.)-21(Fri.), 2009 in

Fukuoka International Congress Center, Fukuoka, JAPAN

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ICROS-SICE Workshops & Tutorials

The conference offers the following workshops and tutorials which give advanced topics and introductory talks on various hot topics. They are planned as a service for participants especially from industry and graduate student, and so forth. All registrants can attend workshops and tutorials without additional charge. Even if you are not registrant of this conference, you can also join these workshops and tutorials. If you want to attend only this workshops and tutorials, please contact to workshop/tutorials chair, Kazuya Sato (email: sato_at_me.saga-u.ac.jp, please use @, instead of '_at_'). Attendance fee for each event is 2,000 JPY which includes the charge of handout.

Tuesday, August 18th, 8:50-17:40

Workshop 1, Room 01

"Third Japan-China Joint Workshop on Control - Theory and Applications on Complex Systems"


Control Division, The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE)

Technical Committee on Control Theory, Chinese Association of Automation (CAA), China.

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Contact Information

Greeting from Chairs:

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Welcome to the third Japan-China Joint Workshop on Control: Theory and Applications of Complex Systems!

The first China-Japan Joint Workshop on Control (Advanced Robust Control and Adaptive Control: Theory and Applications) and the second China-Japan Joint Workshop on Control (Control of Non-smooth, Switched, and Hybrid Systems) were held in Beijing, China, on September 22-26, 2004, and in Harbin, China, on August 6, 2006, respectively. After two successful workshops, the third Japan-China Joint Workshop on Control will be held in Fukuoka, Japan, on August 18, 2009. It is a pre-conference workshop of the ICCAS-SICE 2009.

The purpose of this series of joint workshops is to provide a forum for scientists and engineers on automatic control from both Japan and China to exchange contemporary research results and to promote the applications of advanced control theory to practical engineering problems so that to enhance the development and spread of new theory and control technologies for the complex systems. The workshop will focus on the control of hybrid systems and networked system and other high tech oriented system and control problems. The workshop program consists of some keynote addresses, regular lecture presentations, and a free panel discussion.

As in previous J-C workshops, a selected set of the papers presented in this workshop will be edited and then published as a Book by, most likely, Tsinghua University Press and Springer.

Wish we have a successful Workshop, and wish you a happy and fruitful staying in Fukuoka!

Yoshito Ohta and Jie Huang

August 18, 2009

Registration fee: None

Program (tentative)

More details (Abstracts and biographical data of Keynote speakers, etc), please access the pdf file.

Tuesday, August 18th, 13:00-16:00

Workshop 2, Room 03

"Particle Filters - computer intensive, statistical signal processing techniques"

Joint Hosting:

Research Meeting on Particle Filters

Proposer and Organizer:

Norikazu IKOMA (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)

Registration fee: None (If not registrant, 2,000JPY)



Particle filters" is a term representing a class of computer intensive filtering methods using many particles in state space. It is considered as a promising approach for estimating state of dynamical system, which can be non-linear with non-Gaussian probabilities, even being hybrid system having continuous and discrete variables as state of the system. Wide range of applications of particle filters are also attractive for researchers both in academia and industries in many fields such as target tracking in radar observation, visual tracking, sensor fusion in mobile robots, time series analysis for economics, and so on. Realtime applications are feasible with the latest high performance computing environment. Furthermore, the algorithm of particle filter is suitable for parallel computation. So parallel implementations of the algorithm to, such as FPGA hardware design, or multiple core CPU including GPGPU are also interesting topics as advanced researches. This workshop/ tutorial consists of three lectures about particle filters such that

  1. overview of particle filters,
  2. applications in visual tracking, and
  3. applications in acoustical signal processing.

Tuesday, August 18th, 13:00-15:00

Tutorial Session 1, Room 02

"Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) / UWB radar : Fundamentals to applications"

Registration fee: None (If not registrant, 2,000JPY)


13:00-15:00: Motoyuki Sato (Tohoku University, Japan)


Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is one form of radar, which is used for subsurface sensing. It has been widely used for detection of buried utilities such as pipes and cables. This technique is also highly sensitive to water content in soil, therefore, GPR is very suitable for environment study, too. Recently, Ultra Wide Band (UWB) technology has gathered interest, however, its frequency bandwidth has been used in GPR for a long time, and we can find many similar aspects. Typical application of UWB radar is detection of objects in air, however, most of the fundamental signal acquisition and signal processing schemes are almost as same as that has been used in GPR. In this tutorial course, we will introduce the fundamental principles of GPR and UWB radar technologies to potential users, students and researchers. The course will cover electromagnetic wave propagation and reflection in material, antennas for GPR, GPR system, GPR survey design, signal processing, and image reconstruction, Then we will introduce examples of applications of GPR and UWB radars, which include our recent activities for humanitarian demining by ALIS. GPR technology is closely related to Electromagnetic wave theory and signal processing technology. Therefore, I believe this course is also very useful for researchers and students who are familiar with electrical communications and signal processing theory.

Thursday, August 20th, 13:15-16:35

Tutorial Session 2, Room 01

Tutorial Course of Hybrid Systems Control



Registration fee: None (If not registrant, 2,000JPY)



Hybrid models describe systems composed of continuous and discrete/ switched components and enable us to establish an alternative framework of control theory, which covers broader class of practical control problems. Recently the hybrid systems control has attracted much attention in the control engineering and prominent advance is made in both modeling and the design method of control law. In this workshop, we will overview the recent advances of the hybrid systems theory and describe fundamental results for the analysis and the design method of control law. The tutorial course covers the following topics.

  1. Introduction to Hybrid Systems Control
  2. Models and Identification of Hybrid Systems
  3. Stability analysis of hybrid systems
  4. MLD (mixed logical dynamical) system approach for hybrid systems
  5. Case studies on Hybrid Systems

ICCAS-SICE 2009 Introduction to Japanese Projects

Thursday, August 20th, 14:50-16:50

Registration fee: None (If not registrant, 2,000JPY)

Introduction to Japanese Project 1, Main Hall

14:50-15:50: Hajime Asama (The University of Tokyo, Japan)

"Mobiligence: Emergence of Adaptive Motor Function through Interaction among the Body, Brain and Environment


Adaptiveness is one of the target functions of research on autonomous robotic systems. However, the adaptiveness realized in the robotic research so far is quite limited and specific to sample problems and systems configurations. On the other hand, all the animals from primitive ones to insects or mammals have commonly the adaptiveness to behave in an unexpected environment. Such adaptive behaviors are the intelligent sensory-motor functions, and most essential and indispensable ones for animals to survive.

It must be effective to consult biological systems to find the general design principle to realize the adaptiveness in artificial systems as well as robotic systems. However, the secret of the mechanism to realize the adaptiveness in animals is not yet thoroughly revealed even in biology as well as brain science and neurophysiology. Such an adaptive function is considered to emerge from the interaction of the body, brain, and environment, which is caused by a subject to act or move. We call the intelligence for generating adaptive motor function mobiligence.

The Mobiligence project started from 2005, which was accepted as a fiveyear program of Scientific Research on Priority Areas of Grant-in-Aid Scientific Research from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). The present program is designed to investigate the mechanisms of mobiligence by collaborative research in biology and engineering from systematic and synthetic (constructive) approach. In this talk, the abstract of the program is introduced in contrast to adaptive behaviors achieved in the robotic research so far.

Introduction to Japanese Project 2, Main Hall


The business domains of the embedded system industries in Kyushu include automotive, factory automation, networks, robots, semiconductors, telecommunication etc. While the scale and complexity of embedded software have grown in these domains, pressures of cost-down for development are increasing due to recent deteriorated economics. The embedded system industries in Kyushu have to improve their software development efficiency and expand their business for survival, thus even cooperation in the region with competitors becomes a possible alternative in some aspects. We will introduce the activities and disclose future direction of regional cooperation of embedded system industries in Kyushu with the following topics.