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SICE Annual Conference 2013, September 14 - 17, 2013 at Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

Workshops September 14

The SICE Annual Conference offers workshops addressing current and future topics in measurement, control, systems science and system integration from experts from academia, research institutes, and industry.
Workshops are free of charge!

Workshop 1

 Title Advanced Test Rigs and Validation Platforms for Control Systems
 Organizer Taiki Hoshi (National Instruments) , Dr. Isao Takami (Nanzan University) and Dr. Tom Lee (University of Waterloo)
 Schedule 13:00-16:15
 Speakers   Dr. Isao Takami of Nanzan University, Professor, System Creation Engineering
Dr. Tom Lee of University of Waterloo, Adjunct Professor, Systems Design Engineering
Taiki Hoshi of National Instruments Academic Field Engineer., Visiting Lecturer at Osaka University
 Abstract   This workshop presents the significance of advanced test rigs (hardware) and validation platforms (software) to effectively validate control theory and contributing to a more real life system development. Using case studies from Japan and elsewhere, the presenters will introduce up to date controls theory validation techniques for a range of advanced control research applications. The importance of finding the real life problem to be solved and the educational importance will also ;be highlighted. Specific topics include robust control, adaptive control, aerospace applications, and biomedical robotics applications.
   -> Workshops Descriptions: Workshop 1

Workshop 2: JEMIMA Workshop

 Title Measurement and Control Technology sustaining the coming Safe and Secure gLow-Carbon + Smart Societyh
 Organizer Japan Electric Measuring Instruments Manufacturersf Association (JEMIMA)
 Schedule 16:40-18:30
 Speakers   Chairman of JEMIMA, etc.
  Abstract   gSustainable Growthh while gProtecting Global Environmentsh is an urgent and the most important subject in Measurement, Control and Automation Industry. The Japan Electric Measuring Instruments Manufacturersf Association (JEMIMA) is hardly challenging such dilemmas with innovative Measurement, Control and Automation IT Technologies. In this workshop, JEMIMA would introduce our challenges for realizing the future gHigh Level Low Carbon, Energy Efficient, Safe and Secure Smart Societyh
 Program 1. JEMIMA updates (16:40-17:00)
Junji Yoshihara (Executive Director of JEMIMA)

2. Energy Efficiency and Smart Grid ; International standardization activities in IEC and JEMIMA (17:00-17:30)
Toru Ishikuma (Chair of JEMIMA Energy and Low Carbon Committee)

3. Product safety and IEC/TC66 international standard activities by JEMIMA (17:30-18:00)
Hideo Hirano (Chair of JEMIMA Product Safety / EMC Committee)
Atsushi Nakayama (IEC/TC66 member delegated by JEMIMA Product Safety/EMC Committee)

4. Global Standards in Process Industry (18:00-18:30)
Shuzo Kaihori (Chairman of JEMIMA)

Workshops Descriptions: Workshop1

List of Presenters and short bios

  • Dr. Isao Takami of Nanzan University, Professor, System Creation Engineering
Dr. Takami is a Professor of System Creation Engineering at Nanzan University, Japan. He earned his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and Physics from Kyoto University. Dr. Takamifs specialization is controls engineering, system engineering and reliability engineering. Dr. Takami has published 46 academic articles in journals and international conference papers, received 3 awards of which 2 are from SICE and has conducted 30 presentations at conferences
  • Dr. Tom Lee of University of Waterloo, Adjunct Professor, Systems Design Engineering
Dr. Lee is an Adjunct Professor of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Automation and Control) from the University of Waterloo. He is also a Chief Education Officer at Quanser. Dr. Leefs specialization is in generalized system-level methodologies for physical system modeling and control. In the past, he has held senior positions with the mathematical software company Maplesoft, a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems, Japan. He also holds an adjunct appointment with Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Mexico.
  • Taiki Hoshi of National Instruments Academic Field Engineer., Visiting Lecturer at Osaka University
Taiki Hoshi is an Academic Field Engineer at National Instruments Japan. He has earned his Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Queensland. He is also a visiting lecturer at Osaka University starting the academic year of 2013.

Workshop Goals

To provide an overview of the latest techniques and the importance of applying various test rigs and validating platforms for effective validation and testing of control theory that relate to real life problems.

Workshop Content and Major Topics

  1. General Introduction (Dr. Lee/Taiki)
  2. Research Case Studies at Nanzan University (Dr. Takami)
    1. Robust Control on Tower Crane Development and implementation of robust control on a bench top tower crane system to stabilize the payload. The dynamic control algorithm accommodates the oscillation of the payload at different frequencies depending on cable length.
    2. Robust Control on Aerospace Devices Case study of the three-degree of freedom helicopter test rig.
    3. Adaptive Control on Aerospace Devices Design and implementation of an adaptive control on a two-degree of freedom helicopter test rig.
    4. Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) Design and implementation of a feedback control on a flexible arm. The feedback gains are determined by the particle swarm optimization.
  3. Global Case Studies (Dr. Lee)
    1. "Iron Bird". University of Toronto's Systems Control Group. Aircraft dynamics are modeled and simulated on a real-time rapid control prototyping software. This sets the position of a three-degree of freedom gyroscope platform. An IMU is mounted on the gyroscope system and estimates the position, which drives a visualization of a quad-rotor aircraft.
    2. Rehabilitation Robotics. University of Alberta's Telerobotic and Biorobotic Systems Group. Ageing populations are causing a growing demand for rehabilitation services following stroke, joint injury, and other health complications resulting in motor impairment. Rehabilitation robotics are a potential solution to enable patients' motor performance to improve further and faster than conventional physiotherapy.
    3. 2 DOF Gantry and Safety Harness. Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI). Falls account for the majority of fractures in the elderly and are the leading cause of death due to injury. Developing new stair-climbing aids based on how current stair and handrail design affects gait, posture, and incidence of falls can reduce the changes of falling.
  4. Applications in Education (Dr. Lee)
    1. Examples of immersive visualization techniques to connect control experiments to real world applications. The result is an HIL application that offers a stronger connection between the theoretical aspects and applications such as automotive vehicle dynamics and flight control.

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Conference Schedule

September 2013
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08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
23 24 25 26 27 28
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14 Workshops & Tutorials
15-17 Technical Session
16 Banquet
21-22 Citizen Forum & SICEWeek