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CASE 2010
Toronto, Canada
August 21-24, 2010
Organizing Committee
Program Committee
Plenary Speakers
Technical Program
Tutorials & Workshops
Special Sessions
Poster Session
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Call for Paper
Paper Submission
Travel & Tourism
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Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Agilent Technologies
Hamilton Robotics
Silver Sponsor
Momentum Press

Sponsoring Society
IEEE Robotics & Automation Society
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Technical Co-Sponsors
• Automation Technologies Council
Robotics Industries Assoc Automated Imaging Assoc Motion Control Assoc
IEEE Control Systems Society
Upstate New York Laboratory Robotics Interest Group (LRIG)
Upstate Bew York LRIG
Award Sponsors
QualTech Systems
Society for Laboratory Automation & Screening (SLAS)
Other Partners
Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conf (ASMC)

CASE 2010 has successfully concluded on August 24, 2010. The Organizing Committee and Steering Committee would like to thank all the participants, student helpers, and hotel staff for help making this event a success. For a link to the conference pictures, please send request to

See you all in Trieste for CASE 2011 (presentation, call-for-paper)!

Download plenary talk slides by CASE plenary speaker, Dr. Andy Pope, Director, Screening & Compund Profiling, GlaxoSmithKline, entitled: "Automation for Pharmaceutical Lead Discovery."

Congratulations to all the CASE Award finalists and winners!

Spansion Best Paper Award Winner and Finalists

Felipe Augusto Souza, Vinicius Peccin, Eduardo Camponogara, Distributed Model Predictive Control Applied to Urban Traffic Networks: Implementation, Experimentation, and Analysis

Ananth Krishnamurthy, Deng Ge, Integrating Advance Demand Information in Supply Chain Contracts
Alberto Vergnano, Carl Thorstensson, Bengt Lennartson, Petter Falkman, Marcello Pellicciari, Chengyin Yuan, Stephan
Biller, Francesco Leali, Embedding Detailed Robot Energy Optimization into High-Level Scheduling
Rajamani Doraiswami, Lahouari Cheded, Haris M. Khalid, Model Order Selection Criterion with Application to Physical Systems
Nicola Costantino, Mariagrazia Dotoli, Marco Falagario, Maria Pia Fanti, Agostino Marcello Mangini, Fabio Sciancalepore, Walter Ukovich, A Model for the Strategic Design of Distribution Networks

QSI Best Application Paper Award Winner and Finalists

♦ Sergej Fatikow, Volkmar Eichhorn, Daniel Jasper, Michael Weigel-Jech, Florian Niewiera, Florian Krohs, Automated Nanorobotic Handling of Bio and Nano-Materials

• Biao Sun, Peter Luh, Qing-Shan Jia, Ziyan Jiang, Fulin Wang, Chen Song, An Integrated Control of Shading Blinds, Natural Ventilation and HVAC Systems for Energy Saving and Human Comfort
• Bo Chang, Mirva Jääskeläinen, Quan Zhou, Hybrid Micro Assembly of Microchips on Segmented Patterns
• Lakshmi Krishnan, Todd Snelson, Daniel Walczyk, Raymond Puffer, Durability Studies of PBI-Based Membrane Electrode Assemblies for High Temperature PEMFCs
• Nanhu Chen, Benjamin Potsaid, John Wen, Scott Barry, Alex Cable, Modeling and Control of a Fast Steering Mirror in Imaging Applications

Thorlabs Best Student Paper Award Winner and Finalists

♦ Ahmed Nazeem, Spiridon Reveliotis, A Practical Approach to the Design of Maximally Permissive Liveness-Enforcing Supervisors for Complex Resource Allocation Systems

• Ali Ghanbari, Volker Nock, Richard Blaikie, XiaoQi Chen, Geoff Chase, Wenhui Wang, Automated Vision-Based Force Measurement of Moving C. elegans
• Andrea Schirru, Simone Pampuri, Giuseppe de Nicolao, Particle Filtering of Hidden Gamma Processes for Robust Predictive Maintenance in Semiconductor Manufacturing
• Yuji Ito, Youngwoo Kim, Chikara Nagai, Goro Obinata, Shape Sensing by Vision-Based Tactile Sensor for Dexterous Handling of Robot Hands
• Lindsay V. Allen, Dawn Tilbury, Event-Based Fault Detection of Manufacturing Cell: Data Inconsistencies between Academic Assumptions and Industry Practice
• Jungkap Park, Kazuhiro Saitou, Gus Rosania, Image-Based Automated Chemical Database Annotation with Ensemble of Machine-Vision Classifiers

SLAS Young Scientist Award Winner and Finalists

♦ Songyu Hu, Dong Sun, Gang Feng, Dynamics Analysis and Closed-Loop Control of Biological Cells in Transportation Using Robotic Manipulation System with Optical Tweezers

• Shefali Kumar, Mohit Kumar, Regina Stoll, Kerstin Thurow, A Mathematical Programming for Predicting Molecular Formulas in Accurate Mass Spectrometry
• Y.Y. Huang, K.H. Low, Comprehensive Planning of Robotic Therapy and Assessment of Task-Oriented Functions Via Improved QFD Applicable to Hand Rehabilitation
• Muhammad Waseem Ashraf, Shahzadi Tayyaba, Nitin Afzulpurkar, Nisar Asim, Erik Bohez, Adisorn Tuantranont, Structural and Microfluidic Analysis of MEMS Based Out-Of-Plane Hollow Silicon Microneedle Array for Drug Delivery
• Clement Leung, Zhe Lu, Navid Esfandiari, Robert Casper, Yu Sun, Detection and Tracking of Low Contrast Human Sperm Tail

CASAE Best Poster Award Winner and Finalists

Hrishi L. Shah, Madusudanan Sathia Narayanan, Venkat Krovi, CAD-Enhanced Workspace Optimization for Parallel Manipulators: A Case Study

• Ali Ghanbari, Volker Nock, XiaoQi Chen, Wenhui Wang, Automated Vision-Based Force Measurement of Moving C. elegans
• Ganesh Prakash Gujarathi, Yongsheng Ma, Generative CAD and CAE Integration Using Common Data Model
• Haruhisa Kawasaki, Shinya Koide, Tetsuya Mouri, Takahiro Endo, Finger Pad Force Display for Hand Haptic Interface
• Valentin Borsu, Arjun Yogeswaran, Pierre Payeur, Automated Surface Deformations Detection and Marking on Automotive Body Panels
• Lakshmi Krishnan, Todd Snelson, Daniel Walczyk, Ray Puffer, Durability Studies of PBI-Based Membrane Electrode Assemblies for High Temperature PEMFCs

Congratulations to the Momentum Press Book Raffle Winners:

Anand, Dhananjay
Cheng, Fan-Tien
Kiehne, Thomas
Ou, Qing
Zerhouni, Noureddine
Zhang, Liang
ALR Rekabi, Majed Saud
Biswas, Shantanu
Potsaid, Benjamin
Hassanzadeh, Iraj

Don't forget all the conference receptions:

8/21: Welcome Reception 6-8pm Character Lounge
8/22: Poster Session and Reception 6-9pm Ballroom A/B
8/23: Conference Banquet 7-9pm Ballroom A/B

Morning pastry and coffee/tea 8:30-10:30 (in Ballroom C/D)
After cookie and coffee/tea 3:15-4:30 (in Ballroom C/D)

Visit the exhibit hall in Ballroom C/D!

Reserve your CASE hotel room today!

The CASE has negotiated a special rate of CAN$169/ngith with the CASE Conference Hotel, Marriott Eaton Centre Hotel. The reservation deadline for this special rate is July 30. Please click here to make your reservation today! The CASE reservation code is cascasa (should be filled in already when you click on the link).

If you encounter any problem (e.g., room at this special rate is no longer available), please contact us right away.

Room Sharing Request: please send us an email and you will be directed to a list with room sharing requests.

CASE Advanced Program is now on-line!

** Advanced Registration Deadline **

Register by July 16 to take advantage of the special rate! CASE also has an outstanding set of tutorials and workshops at very low rate, please register today!

Advanced Registration (7/16/10)
Full Registration
IEEE Member
Non-IEEE member
IEEE Student Member
Non-IEEE Students
IEEE Life Member

Workshop/Tutorial Registration

Advanced Registration (7/16/10)
Full Registration
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Non-IEEE member
IEEE Student Member
Non-IEEE Students
IEEE Life Member

- Rapid Realization of Diagnostics and Prognostics (AM: 8:30-12)

- Automation at the Microscale and Beyond (Full Day: 8:30-4:30)
- Advancing Mechatronics Research and Innovation  and efficient high-fidelity modeling of physical systems(Full Day: 8:30-4:30)
* Efficient high-fidelity modeling of physical systems
(MapleSoft) (AM: 8:30-12)
* Advancing Mechatronics Research and Innovation (Quanser) (PM: 1-4:30)

- Industrial Robotics and Automation (PM: 1-4:30)

** Call for students reporters! **
Student Reporters program
We are calling for entertaining, yet professionally relevant reports on the different sessions of CASE. You can register yourself to a session via the SAC website ( The best reports will be awarded, and published in the Robotics and Automation Magazine's upcoming issue. Share your impressions of the conference with your fellow researchers!

Banquet Meal Selection: If you have registered but have not selected the banquet meal (beef, fish, or vegetarian), pleasego to the doodle site to select your meal.

Poster submission: There is still time to submit your poster! Please got to the poster page to download the template. You'll be able to discuss your poster during the poster session in the evening of August 22 and be eligible to win the Best Poster Award!

The 6th annual IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (IEEE CASE), sponsored by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), will be held on August 21-24, 2010 in Marriott Eaton Centre Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  CASE is the flagship automation conference of the IEEE RAS. It constitutes the primary forum for cross-industry, multidisciplinary research in automation.  The goal of the conference is to provide a broad coverage and dissemination of foundational research in automation among researchers, academics, and industry practitioners.

The theme of the conference is on the partnership for automation.  With the rapid advances of processing, communication, and sensing technologies, the science and engineering of automation is finding expanding ranges of applications.  This conference will aim to emphasize the partnership, connection, and synergy between industrial applications (e.g., semiconductor manufacturing, life science automation, aerospace automation, renewable energy, biomedical systems, and micro and nano systems) and algorithmic and analytic foundation (planning, scheduling, manipulation, sensing and localization, and application domains).  Strong industrial participation is sought to highlight the diversity and commonalities of industrial automation needs and solutions.  Special sessions will be organized in both thematic algorithmic and application areas.

Nomination THORLABS BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARD: All primary, first-listed authors of a regular contributed paper who were students at the time of submission are eligible for the Thorlabs Best Student Paper Award. To be considered for the award, the paper must be nominated by the student’s advisor using the nomination form (1-page maximum, converted to pdf). The nomination must be submitted through PaperPlaza (From the PaperPlaza main page, click on "Submit a contribution to 2010 CASE" and then "Thorlabs Best Student Paper Nomination.") The deadline for nominations is April 20, 2010

Important Dates
Dec 1, 2009 CASE paperplaza submission site opens
Feb 20 , 2010 Special session proposal submission due
Feb 26, 2010 Special session acceptance notification
March 1 , 2010 Tutorial/Workshop proposal submission due
March 8 , 2010 Paper submission deadline
March 15, 2010 Tutorial and Workshop acceptance notification
April 20, 2010 Nomination for Thorlabs Best Student Award due
May 15, 2010 Paper decision notification has been sent out on May 14. If you haven't received the notification email, please check paperplaza for your paper status.
May 30, 2010 Conf registration opens
June 15, 2010 Final paper/poster/video submission deadline
July 16, 2010 Poster presentation acceptance notification
July 16, 2010 Advanced registration deadline
August 21, 2010 Tutorials & Workshops
August 22-24, 2010 Main conference events

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Manufacturing Automation
Green automation
Information based manufacturing
Industrial robotics  & material handling
Distributed manufacturing
Information Automation
Data analytics
Logistics and supply chain
Web, Data and Text Mining
Intelligent Search
Precision Automation
Optomechatronics systems
Micro and nano-assembly
Thermal management
Design Automation
system modeling and simulation
multidisciplinary design optimization
model reduction for complex systems
optimal sensor/actuator placement
Life Science Automation
High throughput screening & drug discovery
Automated cell culturing
Automation in forensic science
Biomedical Automation
Hospital and medical robotics
Automated diagnosis &  treatment
Robotic surgery
Modeling, analysis, & management in health care
 Algorithm and Theory
Discrete-event and hybrid systems
Planning, coordination and scheduling
Machine learning
Multi-agent systems and distributed control
Image processing and machine vision
Distributed sensor/actuator network
Robust manipulation and assembly
Services science and engineering
Fault analysis, detection, mitigation
Semiconductor manufacturing
Aerospace manufacturing
Composite manufacturing
Fuel cell, battery, photovoltaic manufacturing
Military and security
Service robotics
Financial engineering
Construction automation
Agricultural automation

The technical program of IEEE CASE will consist of plenary talks, paper presentations, special sessions, and workshops/tutorials on cutting edge and industry oriented topics, workshops and tutorials.  Best Conference Paper, Best Application Paper, Best Student Paper, and Best Poster Paper awards will be selected by the CASE 2010 Awards Committee, based on the reviews received and the presentation in a special award finalist session.  Submitted papers will be reviewed and organized by tracks:
1.Foundations of Automation
2.Automation in Manufacturing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management Systems
3.Automation in Meso, Micro and Nano-Scale
4.Sensors and Sensor Networks
5.Automation in Life Sciences and Health Care
6.Automation and Knowledge Sciences
7.Automation in Green Technologies

Author(s) should submit full papers electronically in double column PDF format.  All papers will be peer-reviewed, and the selected ones will be published in the CD-ROM Proceedings to be indexed by Elsevier databases Engineering Index (EI) and Compendex. Six pages are allowed per paper.

CASE is the companion conference of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. High quality CASE papers will be recommended for publication in the journal.