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ICMCE 2014: October 26-28, 2014


ICMCE 2014 was held in Renaissance Asheville Hotel in Asheville, North Carolina, USA during October 26-28, 2014. Over 35 participants had attended this conference. ICMCE 2014 is organized by American Society for Research, and it also gets the technical supports from Western Carolina University, USA

The conference starts at 9:00am. Firstly, on behalf of organizing committee, conference chair Prof. Guanghsu A. Chang from Western Carolina University, USA expressed a warm welcome to all the audience, and then he invited the dean of the Kimmel School, Western Carolina University, Dr. Jeffrey Ray to deliver excellent opening remarks.


 
First keynote speech is made by Prof. Ian D. Walker from Clemson University, USA. His topic is Invertebrate Robots: The Next Generation. Prof. Walker is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Senior Member of the AIAA. He has served as Vice President for Financial Activities for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, and as Chair of the AIAA Technical Committee on Space Automation and Robotics. He has also served on the Editorial Boards of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics, the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, the International Journal of Robotics and Automation, the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, and the International Journal of Environmentally Conscious Design and Manufacturing. His research has been funded by DARPA, the National Science Foundation, NASA, NASA/EPSCoR, NSF/EPSCoR, the Office of Naval Research, the U.S. Department of Energy, South Carolina Commission of Higher Education, Sandia National Laboratories, and Westinghouse Hanford Company.
Audience shows lots of interests towards his speech and several questions had been asked for his specific explanation.
 



The second invited speaker is Dr. William Singhose from The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. His speech is Using Mechatronics to Improve Human Operation of Complex Dynamic Systems. Dr. Singhose has developed a worldwide network of research collaborations in the area of system dynamics and command shaping control. His research has resulted in 4 issued patents, 3 pending patents, and over 300 technical papers. Dr. Singhose has held visiting appointments at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, the Polytechnic University of Madrid, and MIT.
His speech is so attractive and the audience put up with some questions and Dr. William Singhose explain patiently.


 
After the keynote speech, session one starts after 10 min’s coffee break. Prof. Mohamed Ghazy Shehata from Effat University, Saudi Arabia was invited to be the session chair. Each presentation paper was delivered following its order. Thank everyone’s support and the contribution of Prof. Mohamed Ghazy Shehata from his great job.
 
In the afternoon, two sessions had been held in room Salon A and Salon C, Prof. Arash Rahmatian from University of Houston Downtown, USA and Prof. Gautam Ray from Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, USA were the session chairs. Each session went smoothly by session chair's guidance and each author gave a great presentation and sufficiently  expresses their ideas in Mechanics and Control Engineering. After each  presentation, participants actively ask questions and also put forward some constructive suggestion.




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