'Mechatronics' has become accepted for what it is, the blending of mechanics, electronics and computer control into an integrated design. It forms 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. Much value-added comes from the skilful use of sensors and embedded machine intelligence. Machine-vision has emerged from the laboratory among other sophisticated sensors to find real applications in areas which include inspection, fault detection, vehicle guidance and robot control. 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.

Following the success of its eighteenth predecessors, M2VIP 2012 will provide a dynamic 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.

Topics and Publication

The topics covered in the conference will include, but not be limited to, the following:


actuator and drive technology; aeronautical mechatronics; agricultural mechatronics; applied robotics including those manipulative, mobile, walking, flying, humanoid and bio-inspired; artificial and computational intelligence; medical robots and robotic rehabilitation systems; wearable assistive devices; surgical robots; intelligent aids for the elderly and disabled; intelligent control and automation; intelligent systems; machine vision; medical mechatronics; MEMS technology; sensors and sensor fusion; sensor networks; actuators and smart materials; underwater mechatronics; remote assistance and virtual-reality.

All the papers presented at the conference will be published in DVD proceedings that will be published in IEEE Xplore, indexed by EI. Moreover, a majority of the papers presented, subject to authors’ permission, will be published in International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications (IJISTA) and International Journal of Biomechatronics and Biomedical Robotics (IJBBR), Inderscience Publishers, UK, indexed in Computer and Information Systems, DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Google Scholar, Inspec and Pascal (and SCI in process).

Submission of Papers

Submit your full paper online at http://edas.info/N11891 that is open now till the deadline


Important Dates

Conference date: 28-30 November 2012

Full paper submission deadline: 15 August 2012 31 August 2012

Notification of acceptance: 15 September 2012 30 September 2012

Revised manuscript deadline: 15 October 2012

Journal publication (selected papers): Middle of 2013 (www.inderscience.com)


Conference Inquiry

Professor Tom Moir, Conference Co-Chair

School of Engineering, AUT University,  St Pauls Street, Auckland, New Zealand

Email: tom.moir@aut.ac.nz; Phone: +64 9 9219999 Ext 6052; Fax: +64 9 9219973

Call for Paper (pdf)


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(Best Paper Awards)


Final Programme


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Organised by:  The University of Auckland, AUT University, Massey University

Technical Sponsorship by: IEEE and IET





19th International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice
Auckland, New Zealand, 28-30 November 2012

www.m2vip.com; http://homepages.engineering.auckland.ac.nz/~pxu012/m2vip/


Conference Chairs

Peter Xu, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Tom Moir, Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand

International Steering Committee Chairs

John Billingsley, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Peter Brett, Brunel University, UK 

Technical Programme Committee Chairs

Olaf Diegel, Massey University, New Zealand

Shane Xie, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Organising Committee Chairs

Johan Potgieter, Massey University, New Zealand

Fakhrul Alam, Massey University, New Zealand

Technical Programme Committee Members

Mamoun Abdel-Hafez, American University of Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Waleed Abdulla, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Donald Bailey, Massey University, New Zealand
Mark Beckerleg, AUT University Auckland, New Zealand

Tomasz Bednarz, CSIRO, Australia

John Billingsley, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Peter Brett, Brunel University UK

Glen Bright, UKZN, South Africa

Dale Carnegie, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Jen-Yuan (James) Chang, National Tsing Hua University,Taiwan

Xiaoqi Chen, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Ming Cong, Dalian University of Technology, China
Clarence De Silva, University of British Columbia, Canada

Serge Demidenko, RMIT International University, Vietnam

Alexandar Djordevich, City University of Hong Kong, China

Yongtae Do, Daegu University, Korea

Mark Dunn, CSIRO, Brisbane, Australia

Alvis Fong, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Hamid Gholamhosseini, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand

Jianda Han, Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy Sciences, China

Rezaul Hasan, Massey University, New Zealand
Zeng-Guang Hou, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Loulin Huang, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Amir Hussain, University of Stirling, UK

Rolf Isermann, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany

Reza Katebi, University of Strathclyde, UK

Jeff Kilby, AUT University, New Zealand

Klaus-Dieter Kuhnert, University of Siegen, Germany

Wei Li, California State University, USA

Xiaoning Li, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China

Patrick Lim, IRL, New Zealand

Yingzi Lin, Northeastern University, USA

Bruce MacDonald, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Stephan Marshall, University of Strathcylde, UK
Saeid Nahavandi, Deakin University, Australia

Shane Pinder, University of Waterloo, Canada

Krishnamachar Prasad, AUT University, New Zealand

Tom QI, Auckland Institute of Smart Technology, New Zealand

Mohammad Rashid, Massey University, New Zealand

Napoleon, Reyes, Massey University, New Zealand

Gourab Sen Gupta, Massey University, New Zealand

Jinfei Shi, Nanjing Institute of Technology, China

Karl Stol, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Yujing Sun, Jilin University, China

Jinshan Tang, Michigan Technological University, USA
Liqiong Tang, Massey University, New Zealand

Nkgatho Tlale, CSIR, South Africa

Dadong Wang, CSIRO, Australia

Ruili Wang, Massey University, New Zealand

Xingsong Wang, Southeast University, China

Kevin Warwick, University of Reading, UK

Tangwen Yang, Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Yong Yuan, Southwest Jiaotong University, China 

Min Zuo, University of Alberta, Canada