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Casa Loma Toronto Toronto Skyline Eaton Centre

CASE 2010
Toronto, Canada
August 21-24, 2010
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Program Committee
Plenary Speakers
Technical Program
Tutorials & Workshops
Special Sessions
Poster Session
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Paper Submission
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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)


The following awards will be presented in the conference. There will be a special award paper finalist session.
Spansion Best Conference Paper Award
QSI Best Application Paper Award
Thorlabs Best Student Paper Award
Best Poster Paper and  Presentation Award
Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening Young Scientist Award

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


• Spansion Best Conference Paper Award

The Spansion Best Conference Paper Award will be awarded each year to the paper in the conference that best exemplifies the research and advance in automation science and engineering.

Spansion, Inc. is the world largest NOR Flash memory provider with its headquarters in Silicon Valley. Spansion's focus on operational excellence and efficient manufacturing capabilities means it can deliver greater efficiency to customers. The patented MirrorBit® technology forms the foundation for enabling cost-effective and added-value Flash memory solutions optimized for both code execution and data storage.   Spansion has approximately 4,180 employees around the globe focused on enabling our customers to innovate more quickly, more efficiently and more broadly.

• QSI Best Application Paper Award
The QSI Best Application Paper Award will be awarded each year to the paper that best represents applied advances in engineering science toward high-impact applications.

QSI's Intelligent Software Solutions empower and enable OEMs and Service and Maintenance organizations to provide the highest quality of service economically by significantly reducing troubleshooting time and increasing the level of equipment availability.  QSI Equipment Health Management and QSI Integrated Diagnostics solutions are proven, mature and deployed worldwide. Some of QSI customers include NASA, Boeing (BA), FEI Company (FEIC), Honeywell (HON), Lockheed Martin (LMT), KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC), Orbotech Ltd. (ORBK), and United Technologies (UTX).  The company's quality management system is certified to ISO9001:2000 standards. Founded in 1993, QSI is a privately owned company, based in Wethersfield, CT with representatives in China and Israel. QSI has received awards from NASA and Aviation Week and Space Technology.

• Thorlabs Best Student Paper Award

The Thorlabs Best Student Paper Award will be awarded each year to the best conference paper with a student (at the time of the conference) as the lead author and principle contributor.

Thorlabs is a leading designer and manufacturer of photonics equipment for research, manufacturing, and biomedical applications. Founded in 1989, Thorlabs is headquartered in Newton, New Jersey with over 500 employees at manufacturing and sales offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Sweden, Japan, and China.

• Best Poster Paper and  Presentation Award

The Best Poster Paper and Presentation Award is a new award this year to encourage high quality poster presentation.

• Association for Laboratory Automation Young Scientist Award


The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (formerly Association for Laboratory Automation (ALA)) & IEEE RAS CASE sponsors the 2010 SLAS Young Scientist award for the best paper and presentation in laboratory automation by a junior faculty member or graduate student. In addition to the cash award, the winner will be invited to present the paper at SLAS annual conference and exhibition in January of the following year . The paper will be featured in SLAS peer-reviewed scientific journal: Journal of the Association for Laboratory Automation (JALA).