Keynote speakers

Dec. 16 (Sun)13:00-13:50Prof. S.Y. Song
Dec. 17 (Mon)13:00-13:50Mr. Y. Akagi
Dec. 18 (Tue)10:00-10:50Prof. M.W. Spong
Dec. 18 (Tue)11:00-11:50Prof. A. Borisov
Dec. 18 (Tue)13:00-13:50Dr. G. von Wichert

Dec. 16 (Sun) 13:00-13:50:

Future expectations in GI endoscopy : competition with other novel surgical and diagnostic techniques

Speaker Prof. Si-Young Song
Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea

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Speaker Bio
Si Young Song received the Medical Degree from Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea in 1983, and the Master of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy in 1989 and 1993, respectively, from Graduate School, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.
Since 2005 he has been Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Department of Pharmacology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
He is Board of directors of Committee of High Technology Medical Cluster in the Office of Prime Minister, Board of Editors of J. of Gastrointestinal Cancer, World J. of Gastroenterology, World J. of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and World J. of Gastrointestinal Oncology, and President of Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Cancer.
His main research interests are in gastrointestinal cancer (pancreas, stomach, biliary, liver, etc), cancer stem cell, biomarker and drug development for cancer, personalized targeted cancer therapy, therapeutic Endoscopy for GI cancer, capsule endoscopy and GI cancer early detection, and medical devices with fusion technology.

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Dec. 17 (Mon) 13:00-13:50:

Challenge the Limits of Internal Combustion Enginee (Innovation in Diesel Engine Technologies)

Speaker Mr. Yuji Akagi
Mazda Motor Corporation, Japan

With global interest growing for the environment and fuel consumption, improvement in gasoline enginefs fuel consumption and hybrid vehicle price reduction are being pursued in the current motor vehicle industry. Under such circumstance, further improvement in fuel consumption is required of a diesel engine (DE), whose thermal efficiency is already high. In response to this tendency, Mazda developed a new-generation clean diesel engine (SKYACTIV-D) with outstanding fuel consumption and output characteristics, and introduced it to the market.
The idea of lowering a compression ratio as a means to gain high thermal efficiency while reducing soot by lean combustion and NOx by low-temperature has been pursued for some time. However, the idea could not be commercialized due to its essential problem with poor ignition performance under cold conditions. Through the development of SKYACTIV-D, Mazda solved the problem by employing new technologies for injection system, turbo-charging and valve train, and succeeded in adopting a low compression ratio (14.0).
Mazda also developed highly-responsive technology for idle stop and incorporated it into SKYACTIV-D. The feature of the technology is that the piston stop position in a cylinder can be accurately controlled at the time of idle stop and a rich mixture favorable for combustion can be produced at the time of engine restart.
With the two technologies above as pillars for getting new functions, Mazda was able to develop an innovative, highly-efficient and clean DE and introduce it to the market.

Speaker Bio
Yuji Akagi graduated from the Tokyo University's Engineering Department in 1980, where he majored in nuclear engineering, and was certified as Bachelor of Engineering. In the same year, he joined Mazda Motor Corporation and conducted advanced research on combustion of 21th-century internal combustion engines. From 1989, he was engaged in development related to direct injection (DI) of gasoline engines and contributed to the commercialization of DI engines in Mazda/Ford Joint Program as DI Manager. He also led the development of the new rotary engine (RE) from 2000 and succeeded in commercializing RX-8 equipped with a low-fuel consumption and high-power RE in 2003. In 2009, he assumed the position of General Manager of Powertrain Technology Development Department and took charge of the overall development of advanced engines. Since he was appointed as Deputy General Manager of Powertrain Development Division in 2012, he has been in charge of the overall technical development of Mazda's all advanced engines.

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Dec. 18 (Tue) 10:00-10:50:

Some Issues in the Control of Networked Robots

Speaker Prof. Mark W. Spong
University of Texas at Dallas, USA

In this talk we will discuss issues of control in networks of autonomous and semi-autonomous robots. Some theoretical issues will be discussed and some recent results presented. Control of networked robots typically involves graph theoretic methods combined with nonlinear control for applications such as formation control, rendezvous, or synchronization. In addition to these applications, we will discuss cooperative manipulation, which require not only motion control but also control of interaction forces. We will also present some new results on control that guarantees network connectivity and obstacle avoidance.

Speaker Bio
Mark W. Spong received the PhD in systems science and mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis in 1981. Since 2008 he has been Dean of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and holder of both the Lars Magnus Ericsson Chair and the Excellence in Education Chair in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas. Prior to joining UT Dallas, he held faculty positions at Lehigh University, Cornell University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Spong is Past President of the IEEE Control Systems Society, a Fellow of the IEEE and has served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Control System Technology. He was Vice President for Publication Activities and a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Control Systems Society.
His main research interests are in robotics, mechatronics, and nonlinear control theory. He has authored or coauthored nearly 300 technical articles in control and robotics, four books, and holds one patent. His recent awards include the 2011 Pioneer Award from the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, the 2007 IROS Fumio Harashima Award for Innovative Technologies, the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology Outstanding Paper Award, the Automatica Best Paper Award, the Senior Scientist Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Distinguished Member Award from the IEEE Control Systems Society, the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, and the John R. Ragazzini Award from the American Automatic Control Council. In addition, he has twice received the O. Hugo Schuck Award from the American Automatic Control Council for work on hybrid control and control of bipedal locomotion.

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Dec. 18 (Tue) 11:00-11:50:

The conservation laws and control theory in nonholonomic systems.

Speaker Prof. Alexey Borisov
Udmurt State University, Russia

This talk is devoted to research in the dynamics of nonholonomic systems and, in particular, the relation between the existence of various tensor invariants, the type of behavior of the system and possible dynamical effects. The talk is based on a series of papers devoted to the investigation of the dynamics of a body rolling on a surface and subjected to nonholonomic constraints. Curiously, the kinematics of the rolling of this type has been explored in detail in numerous papers (as a rule, in connection with control problems). On the other hand, research on the problems of the dynamics of such systems (both free and controllable) is still in an embryonic state. In addition, in the talk we will discuss the control of the motion of a dynamically asymmetric balanced ball on a plane by means of three gyrostats, subject to the constraint that the ball rolls without slipping at the point of contact. A complete algebraic controllability of this system is shown, control laws are pointed out which ensure the motion along a prescribed trajectory on a plane and determine the necessary orientation of the system; explicit control laws governing the simplest motions of the system under consideration are presented.

Speaker Bio
Alexey Borisov received a Doctoral degree in Physics and Mathematics in 2001 from Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.
Since 1998 he has been Director of the Scientific and Publishing Center "Regular and Chaotic Dynamics"; since 2002 Head of the Laboratory of Nonlinear Dynamics at A.A. Blagonravov Mechanical Engineering Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow and Head of the Department of the Mathematical Methods in Nonlinear Dynamics at the Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences; since 2010 Chief of Department of Laboratory of Nonlinear Analysis and the Design of New Types of Vehicles at the Udmurt State University, Izhevsk, Russia.
He is a Member of the Russian National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and the Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences; co-founder and associate editor of the international scientific journal "Regular and Chaotic Dynamics"; co-founder and editor-in-chief of "Nelineinaya Dinamika" (Russian Journal of Nonlinear Dynamics). In 2012 Alexey Borisov received the Sofia Kovalevskaya Award for a series of monographs devoted to the integrable systems of Hamiltonian mechanics.
His main research interests lie in rigid body dynamics, nonholonomic dynamical systems, integrable systems, stability of motion, dynamics of rotating fluids and vortex structures, robotics, control of motion.

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Dec. 18 (Tue) 13:00-13:50:

Robotics Inside: Integrated Industrial Systems based on Advanced Robotics Technologies

Speaker Dr. Georg von Wichert
Siemens Corporate Technology, Germany

In this talk we will discuss the role of robotic technologies in current and future automation systems. We will argue that especially the requirement of flexible, situated, and intelligent motion drives the adoption of advanced perception and information processing methods in real industrial systems and solutions. While undoubtedly the stakeholders in today's automation domain are rather conservative when it comes to the application of these methods, we will provide several real-life examples from industrial practice, where integrated autonomous perception, cognition and action generation are key for the success of the overall system.

Speaker Bio
Georg von Wichert received his Diploma (MSc) in Electrical and Control Engineering from Darmstadt University of Technology in 1992. From 1992 to 1998 he was a research and teaching assistant at the Institute of Control Engineering at Darmstadt University of Technology. From Darmstadt University of Technology he also received the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering in 1998. Since 1998 his is with Siemens Corporate Research and Technologies, where he currently holds the position of a program manager at the Intelligent Systems & Control Department. Georg von Wichert is a Rudolf Diesel Industry Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study at Technische Universität München, Germany.
His research is focused on applications of cognitive systems including knowledge based systems, computer and robot vision, pattern recognition, sensor fusion and robotics.