Monday, April 13, 2015

Post Conference Report, INASE Conferences, Barcelona, Spain, April 7-9, 2015

The INASE Multiconference has just finished with great success in Barcelona, Spain, 

More than 350 papers were submitted and from them the organizers selected the best 150 papers. Approximately 170 scholars attended the event.


INASE Conferences have always  distinguished Organizing Committees, Steering and Program Committee with extensive academic qualifications, ensuring that the conference maintains high scientific standards and has a broad international coverage.  All the papers are subject to peer, thorough, strict review by committees' members or 2 or 3 additional reviewers. The names of the Organizing Committee, Steering and Program Committee members and the names of the reviewers appear always in the Proceedings (Hard-Copy Books + CD)   All the Proceedings are available in

The Proceedings (available in Books and CD-ROMs) of the Conference with all the accepted and registered papers of the conferences will be sent for indexing to: ISI (Thomson Reuters), ELSEVIER, SCOPUS, Zentralblatt MATH, British Library, EBSCO, SWETS, EMBASE, CAS - American Chemical Society, EI Compendex, Engineering Village, DoPP, GEOBASE, Biobase, TIB|UB - German National Library of Science and Technology, American Mathematical Society (AMS), Inspec - The IET, Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory, Scholar Google. As in all the Previous Conferences, extended Versions of all the accepted Papers will appear in well-known and reputable international scientific journals (Indexed in SCOPUS, EI Compendex, AMS, ACS, CiteSeerX, Zentralblatt, British Library, EBSCO, SWETS, EMBASE, CAS, Scholar Google etc) and in SPRINGER VERLAG Books 

The ISI/SCI Journals (with Impact Factor from Thomson Reuters) that publish the accepted papers from INASE Conferences are now 44.  Several ISI/SCI Journals sent us proposals for collaboration in November and December of 2014, so the number of ISI/SCI Journals that publish the accepted papers of INASE conferences are now 44. Each journal will host approximately 30 papers from INASE Conferences in Barcelona.

INASE Invited Plenary Speakers 
in Barcelona, April 7-8, 2015

Plenary Speech I: "Cloud Robotics" (April 7, 2015)

by Prof. Imre J. Rudas (Rector, IEEE Fellow)

Óbuda University, Budapest, Hungary

Abstract: Cloud Robotics is an emerging field within robotics, currently covering various application domains and robot network paradigms. Cloud Robotics was born from the merger of cloud technologies and robotics. Cloud technology-based computing—or simply Cloud  Computing—is one of the most dynamically growing areas of Info-Communication Technologies (ICT). The presentation summarizes the basics of cloud computing, namely the main idea, the definition, the cloud model composed of essential characteristics, service models and deployment models. The next part provides a structured, systematic overview of the numerous definitions, concepts and technologies linked to Cloud Robotics and cloud technologies in a broader sense. It also presents a roadmap for the near future, describing development trends and emerging application areas. Cloud Robotics may have a significant role in the future as an explicitly human-centered technology, capable of addressing the dire needs of our society. Finally some cloud robotics projects are discussed.The last part of the presentation summarizes the results and ideas of a new generation internet and Cloud Technology based Virtual Collaboration Arena (VirCA) developed in Hungary and some of its application possibilities in Cloud Robotics. VirCA provides a platform where users can build, share and manipulate 3D content, and collaboratively interact with real-time processes in a 3D context, while the participating hardware and software devices can be spatially and/or logically distributed and connected together via IP network. The 3D content and processes in VirCA can be synchronized with the real world, which allows the combination of reality and virtual world in the collaboration arena.

Biography: Imre J. Rudas graduated from Bánki Donát Polytechnic, Budapest in 1971, received the Master Degree in Mathematics from the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, the Ph.D. in Robotics from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1987, while the Doctor of Science degree from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2004. He received his first Doctor Honoris Causa degree from the Technical University of Košice, Slovakia and the second one from “Polytechnica” University of Timisoara, Romania. He is active as a full university professor He served as the President of Budapest Tech from 2003 till 2010. He was elected in 2010 as the President of Óbuda University, the successor of Budapest Tech till April 2014. Now he is the Head of the Steering Committee of the University Research and Innovation Center. He is a Fellow of IEEE, Senior AdCom member of Industrial Electronics Society (IES), he served IES as a Vice-President in 2000-2001, he is Board of Governors member of IEE System, Man and Cybernetics Society. He is the Junior Past Chair of IEEE Hungary Section.
He served IFSA (International Fuzzy System Association) as Vice-President and Treasure for a period of 7 years; he had been the President of Hungarian Fuzzy Association for ten years. He serves as an associate editor of some scientific journals, including IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, member of editorial board of Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence, member of various national and international scientific committees. He is the founder of the IES Sponsored IEEE International Conference Series on Intelligent Engineering Systems (INES), IEEE International Conference on Computational Cybernetics (ICCC), IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Informatics (CINTI, since 2000), IEEE International Symposium on Machine Intelligence and Informatics (SAMI, since 2003), IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Systems and Informatics (SISY, since 2003), IEEE International Symposium on Applied Computational Intelligence and Informatics (SACI, since 2004), IEEE International Symposium on Logistics and Industrial Informatics (LINDI, since 2007). He has served as General Chair and Program Chair of numerous scientific international conferences. His present areas of research activities are Computational Cybernetics, Robotics with special emphasis on Robot Control, Soft Computing, Fuzzy Control and Fuzzy Sets. He has published six books, more than 690 papers in international scientific journal, 
conference proceedings and book chapters, he has more than 1000 independent citations.

Plenary Speech II: "Analytical review of the existing dynamic technical theories of thin-walled beams of open profile" (April 8, 2015)
by Prof. Marina Shitikova

Research Center on Dynamics of Solids and Structures
Voronezh State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering

The analytical review of the existing dynamic technical theories of thin-walled beams of open profile is carried out, from which it follows that all papers in the field can be divided into three groups. The papers, wherein the governing set of equations is both hyperbolic and correct from the viewpoint of the physically admissible magnitudes of the velocities of the transient waves resulting from these equations, fall into the first category. The second category involves the articles presenting hyperbolic but incorrect equations from the above mentioned viewpoint, i.e. resulting in incorrect magnitudes of the transient wave velocities. The papers providing the governing system of equations which are not hyperbolic fall into the third group. The simple but effective procedure for checking for the category, within which this or that paper falls in, has been proposed and illustrated by several examples. It has been shown that only the theories of the first group could be used for solving the problems dealing with transient wave propagation, while the theories belonging to the second and third group could be adopted for static problems only. However, in the theories of the first group, only the velocity of the longitudinal-flexural-warping wave has been found correctly, and it is equal to 

where E is the Young modulus and ρ is the density, while these theories produce three shear waves, the velocities of which depend on the geometry of the beam. But the correct theory should provide a researcher with only one shear-torsional wave propagating with the velocity
 where μ is the shear modulus. Such a theory has been recently proposed by the authors, and it would be discussed in the last part of the presentation. This theory is based on three-dimentional equations of the theory of elasticity, theory of discontinuities and ray expansions.

Biography: Marina V. Shitikova is a Soros Professor of the Department of Structural Mechanics and a leading Researcher of the Research Center of Dynamics of Solids and Structures at Voronezh State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering in Russia. She received her MEng in Civil Engineering in 1982, a PhD degree in Structural Mechanics in 1987 from Voronezh Civil Engineering Institute, a DSc degree in Solid Mechanics in 1995 from the Institute for Problems in Mechanics, Russian Academy of Sciences and a Professorship in 1995 from Voronezh State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering. Since 1994, she has been an Associate Member of the Acoustical Society of America, since 1995 she has been a Member of the EUROMECH, GAMM, the ASME International, and Russian Association “Women in Science and Education”. She has published more than 200 papers dealing with structural mechanics, vibrations, wave dynamics, and acoustics. Her biography has been included in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Science and Technology, 2000 Outstanding Scientists of the 20th Century. She received a Commemorative Medal "1997 Woman of the Year" from the American Biographical Institute. In 1998 she was awarded the Russian President Fellowship for Outstanding Young Doctors of Sciences. Since 2009 she is the Head of the Department of International Education and Cooperation at Voronezh State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering. She was a Fulbright Fellow at Rice University, Houston, Texas in 2007-2008 and a Visiting Professor in different universities.

Plenary Speech III: "Extended Unbiased FIR Filtering for Indoor Robot Self-Localization"(April 9, 2015)

by Prof. Yuriy S. Shmaliy (IEEE Fellow)

Department of Electronics Engineering
DICIS, Universidad de Guanajuato,
Salamanca, 36885, Mexico

Abstract: Mobil robot self-localization in diverse environments is a key problem for many industrial applications. We consider a novel estimation technique called extended unbiased finite impulse response (EFIR) filtering which has several advantages against the traditional extended Kalman filter (EKF): better robustness against uncertainties, lower sensitivity to noise, and smaller round-off errors. A fast iterative EFIR localization algorithm utilizing recursions is discussed as a rival to the EKF. Unlike the EKF, the EFIR filter completely ignores the noise statistics. Instead, it requires an optimal horizon of Nopt points in order for the localization performance to be acceptably suboptimal. It is shown that Nopt can be specialized via measurements with much smaller efforts and cost than for the noise statistics required by the EKF. Overall, EFIR filtering is more successful in accuracy than the EKF under the uncertain conditions. Extensive investigations of the approach are conducted in applications to indoor mobile robot self-localization via triangulation and in radio frequency identification (RFID) tag grid environments. Better performance of the EFIR filter is demonstrated when the noise statistics are not known exactly. As a special inference, it is shows that the EKF diverges not only due to large nonlinearities and large noise as was previously known from the Kalman filter theory, but also due to errors in the imprecisely defined noise statistics. In contrast, the EFIR filter does not demonstrate divergence in this case.

Dr. Yuriy S. Shmaliy has been a full professor in Electrical Engineering of the Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico, since 1999. He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in 1974, 1976 and 1982, respectively, from the Kharkiv Aviation Institute, Ukraine. In 1992 he received the Dr.Sc. (technical) degree from the Soviet Union Government. In March 1985, he joined the Kharkiv Military University. He serves as full professor beginning in 1986 and has a Certificate of Professor from the Ukrainian Government in 1993. In 1993, he founded and, by 2001, had been a director of the Scientific Center “Sichron” (Kharkiv, Ukraine) working in the field of precise time and frequency. His books Continuous-Time Signals (2006) and Continuous-Time Systems (2007) were published by Springer, New York. His book GPS-based Optimal FIR Filtering of Clock Models (2009) was published by Nova Science Publ., New York. He also edited a book Probability: Interpretation, Theory and Applications (Nova Science Publ., New York, 2012) and contributed to several books with invited chapters. Dr. Shmaliy has authored more than 300 Journal and Conference papers and 80 patents. He is IEEE Fellow; was rewarded a title, Honorary Radio Engineer of the USSR, in 1991; and was listed in Outstanding People of the 20th Century, Cambridge, England in 1999. He currently serves on the Editorial Boards of several International Journals and is a member of the Program Committees of various Int. Symposia. His current interests include statistical signal processing, optimal estimation, and stochastic system theory.

All the papers were subject to peer, thorough, strict review. 
Organizing Committee will send each paper to 3 independent reviewers, experts in the area of the paper.
So, each paper will be evaluated by three independent experts according to the following Criteria
1) Relevance to the Conference Call
2) Scientific - Technical Originality, Potential Impact and Interest for the audience
3) Scientific/Technical Content And Advances Beyond The State-Of-The-Art
4) Quality of the Presentation, Clarity of the Content
5) Comments For The Authors
The reviewers are going to indicate their familiarity with the paper's
subject, evaluate the paper along the aforementioned criteria. Finally, the Organizing Committee will decide what papers will be accepted. Our Score System will classify the papers as follows
Excellent Papers: Papers of outstanding quality - top 15% of the accepted papers
Very good Papers: Papers of very good quality - in the top 25% of accepted papers
Good papers: Papers of average quality - in the top 50% of accepted papers
Fair Papers: Papers of fair quality and below acceptable threshold
(implies: Rejection) 
Poor Papers: Poor quality papers (implies: Rejection)

Social Part: 
a) 5 Coffee-Breaks - light lunches with Sweets, Sandwiches, Cakes, Cookies, Juices, Coffee, Tea
b) Excursions in Barcelona (Optional)
c) Banquet. See now Videos from Banquet

Video and Photos from the Banquet

Photos from our2 Excursions