Welcome to the homepage of the 2012 ASME-ISPS / JSME-IIP Joint International Conference on Micromechatronics for Information and Precision Equipment (MIPE2012). MIPE2012 will be held at Santa Clara University, California, USA, from June 18 to June 20, 2012.
Jointly organized by the Information Storage and Processing Systems (ISPS) division of ASME and the Information, Intelligence and Precision Equipment Division (IIP) of JSME, the conference covers a wide spectrum of research topics in areas that include magnetic and optical storage systems, information processing systems, nano/micro-electrical-mechanical systems, recording material, sensor networks, biomedical equipment and so on. We are pleased to announce the introduction of two new technical sessions, Sensor Networks & Wearable Information Devices and Future Technologies & Advanced Topics for the upcoming conference.
The complete list of technical sessions covered by MIPE 2012 is
The complete list of technical sessions covered by MIPE 2012 is furnished below:
Head/Media Interface and Tribology
Flying head slider design, Mechanical structure and surface properties of magnetic media, Contact sliders, Lubricants, Surface interactions, Friction and wear characteristics, Heat assisted magnetic recording(HAMR), Discrete track media (DTM)/Bit patterned media (BPM), Perpendicular recording, Magnetic tape.
Head and medium positioning mechanism, Design of drive and mechanical components, Design of VCR, Discrete track media (DTM)/Bit patterned media (BPM), Perpendicular recording, Flexible disk drive, Actuator and suspensions, Spindle motor and acoustics, Shock and flow induced vibrations, Heat transfer/management.
Head and medium positioning servo control, Control of micro/nano mechanical elements.
Micro/nanomechanisms, Micro/nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS), Ultra-precise machine tools and elements, Machines and mechanisms for ULSI production, Dynamics and control of precision positioning mechanisms, Optical measurements and measuring instruments, STM and AFM, and their applications, CMMs and coordinate measurements, Microenergy systems, Application to electrical appliances, automobiles, security systems, space, bio, medical and environmental equipment, Optomechatronics elements, Optical interconnections, Optical modules, Optical switches, Manufacturing technology for optical transmission.
Medical device technologies, Remote healthcare, Operation support technology, Welfare equipment, Biomechanics, Genetic operations and equipment, Biometrics.
Sensor Networks & Wearable Information Devices (NEW!)
Biomedical systems, Aircrafts, Automobiles, Wearable sensing, Micro devices (sensors, actuators and others) for wearable applications, Micro energy generation and supply, Miniaturization technology for handheld operation.
Intelligent Machines & Brain Science Applications
Robotics, Automation, Intelligent control system and equipment, Intelligent sensors, Artificial intelligence, Intelligent human-interfaces, Brain-machine interface, Near-infra red sensing (NIRS) for brain, Electromyography (EMG) applications
Flexible Media Handling Machines and Printed Electronics
Tape storage, Printers, Copy machines, Scanners, Bill handling machines, Web handling, Flexible media, Office automation equipment, Printed electronics, Flexible electronics, Roll to roll process.
Imaging and Printing Technologies
Copy Machines, Printers, Scanners, Office automation equipment, Digital micro-fabrications, Electronic papers, Image processing.
Ultra-precise machine tools and elements, Machines and mechanisms for ULSI production, Precise measurements, Precision positioning, Application of micromechatronics to electronics, automobiles, bio/medical equipment, environmental equipment.
Micro/Nanosystem Science and Technology
Mechanical science and technology on the micro/nano scale, Micro/nano tribology, Contact mechanics for micro/nano mechatronics, Surface science and technology, Micro/nano metrology, Precise instrument and control, Modeling and analytical methods on the micro/nano scale, MEMS and NEMS, Mircomechanical elements for watches and cameras, 3-D micro/nano mechanisms, Science and technology of micro/nano bio-medical devices.
Simulation of Nanoscale Phenomena
Simulation methods on the micro/nano scale, Molecular simulations, Micro/nanoscopic analysis using numerical methods, Numerical or analytical methods for MEMS/NEMS on the micro/nano scale.
Optical storage system design, Optical head positioning mechanism and control, Optical media.
Future Technology/Symposium on Advanced Topics (NEW!)
Advanced Storage (HDD, ODD), Multi-value recording, Printed electronics, Flexible electronics, Other advanced topics
Robust design, Power efficiency, Usability, User interface, Simulation, Simulation lead design, CAD, CAE, Weight saving, Cost reduction.