At that time of year, Toowoomba will be enjoying early summer,
with much less humidity than Brisbane.
it will make an enjoyable getaway for freezing Europeans!
For those who will be revising their papers for the book:
A comprehensive template with macros and instructions can be downloaded here,
or something much simpler here.
The topics of the conference are defined in its title, Mechatronics
and Machine Vision in Practice -
and the emphasis is on practical applications. A fuller description is given at the foot of this page.
Special encouragement is given to applications of robotics and machine vision in agriculture.
A selection of the best papers will be published
in book form by Springer-Verlag
The international panel of referees selected the abstracts they wished
to review from a list of titles.
They were sent links to HTML abstracts that had been edited to make them anonymous.
They were asked to make a judgment, scoring on:
Successful authors were invited to submit full papers, which were reviewed again.
- Accept (1 is best, 5=reject)
- Originality or Novelty
- Interest for delegates
- Evidence of practical application
- Relevance to M2VIP
- Confidence of their opinion
Many papers from earlier conferences have been selected for inclusion in hard-back books,
published by Research Studies Press .
The material of the 2000, 2002 and 2003 versions can be seen by clicking on one of these images.
All presented papers will be written on a CD-ROM, given to delegates
as the conference proceedings.
In keeping with earlier conferences in the series, there will be a full programme of activities.
Scope of the conference
'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.
That does not mean that mechatronics has lost its 'art'.
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 twelve predecessors, M2VIP 2006 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.
|The Basic Registration
Fee is AU$500, which includes the banquet and all social
Full time students (with proof of full-time study) AU$300.
Partners not attending the conference AU$100, to cover
the banquet and social functions.
A late registration fee of an additional AU$100 will apply
to all registrations after 20th November 2006.
A separate author must register before 20th November for each paper that is to be included in the conference proceedings.
A registration form can be found by clicking here.
There will also be forms for accommodation reservation.
Payment must be made by means of a direct bank transfer - it is an easy process that can be performed from anywhere in the world.