Initial abstracts will be judged especially for interest to the delegates.
The M2VIP conferences aim to be meeting places for the delegates to share projects with real applications,
not just a soapbox opportunity for those trying to notch up another publication.
The abstract review stage will save you devoting energy to submitting a manuscript if your topic does not meet this criterion.
Numbers will be limited to sixty or so, so that the conference can be single strand
with authors receiving feedback from a lively audience.
See the Call for Papers below.
The conference will start with a 'welcome buffet' in the
evening of July 6, 2015.
A 'banquet' on July 8 will be included in the registration.
After the conference, on July 10, a day tour will be arranged.
Calls for PapersThe first stage is to send a one-page plain-text abstract as the contents of an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org, with subject line "M2VIP 2014, Abstract Manila"
or "M2VIP 2015, Abstract Toowoomba".
It will be judged for relevance to the conference, novelty, evidence of application and especially for interest to the delegates.
The deadline for Manila abstracts will be at the end of February, to galvanise you into action!
Each abstract will be seen by three reviewers. For papers that they recommend, full manuscripts will then be invited with an April deadline. These will get a full review by the same reviewers and the papers will be accepted or rejected according to their recommendations - but by that stage those referees will have shown interest in your topic. You will receive a decision before the end of May, to give time to make travel arrangements in plenty of time. You might also be asked to make any reasonable revisions that they suggest, sending the final version before the middle of June.
For the Toowoomba conference the dates can be more relaxed, with abstracts due by May, manuscripts by August and a decision by September.
There is a very good chance that Springers will welcome a fourth volume of papers to publish – the third is to be published in March this year.
Scope of the conference series
'Mechatronics' has become accepted for what it is,
the blending of mechanics, electronics
and computer control into an integrated
design. Degree courses in mechatronics
are now widespread.
It continues to be the basis of an ever growing list of products and techniques of great technical and commercial value. Mechatronic design can result in products which are much simpler than their intricate and costly predecessors and can make commonplace the miracles of yesterday.
Machine-vision has emerged from the laboratory to find real applications in areas which include vehicle guidance, robot control and agriculture. Low-cost cameras have been developed for multimedia applications - but with their ease of interfacing they offer a whole new field of low-cost vision-based control.Like its predecessors, M2VIP 2014 (deferred) and 2015 will provide a forum for international experts and researchers to present and review advances in mechatronics and machine vision which have culminated in practical applications, or which promise practical implementation in the very near future.
Presentations are encouraged to include video material of experimental systems.