2003 International Symposium on Micromechatronics and Human Science

(From Micro & Nano Scale Systems to Robotics & Mechatronics Systems)
Oct. 19-22, 2003
Nagoya City Science Museum, Nagoya, Japan (Oct.19)
Nagoya Municipal Industrial Research Institute , Nagoya, Japan (Oct.20, 21, and 22 Morning)
Nagoya Institute of Technology , Nagoya, Japan (Oct.22, Afternoon)


Cosponsored by

City of Nagoya, Nagoya Urban Industries Promotion Corporation, The Chubu Industrial Advancement Center, Nagoya University, Chubu Science & Technology Center, Nagoya City Science Museum, Kagawa University, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, Steering Committee of MHS2003

in Cooperation with

Ministry of Education, Cluture, Sports, Science and Technology, Chubu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, Micromachine Center, Federation of Micromachine Technologies, Aichi Prefecture, Gifu Prefecture, Mie Prefecture, Shizuoka Prefecture, Nagano Prefecture, Nagoya Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Chubu Economic Federation, Nagoya Junior Chamber, 21st Century COE (Center of Excellence) program, Nagoya University (Micro- and Nano- Mechatronics for Information-Based Society)

Technically Cosponsored by

The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, The Robotics Society of Japan, The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers, Research Committee on Micromechatronics, Technical Committee on Micro-Mechanisms of Japan Society of Precision Engineering, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IEEE Nanotechnology Council

The 2003 International Symposium on Micromechatronics and Human Science will be held in City of Nagoya from Oct. 19 to Oct. 22, 2003. The major focus of this symposium will be placed on strategic initiatives for the promotion of micromechatronics and human science technologies, such that promoting new fields may lead rapidly to medical, industrial, and toother applications. Technological innovations as well as R&D topics will receive intensive discussion. Participants will be encouraged to submit technical papers to this symposium.
(The International Micro Robot Contest will be held on Oct. 19, 2003 at Nagoya City Science Museum. All challenges are welcome.


Important Dates

June 29, 2003: Submission of abstract of papers

One page of text of not more than 600 words, and one additional page of figures/ artwork/ photographs followed by the authors name and the complete address
Please send the abstract to the secretariat of MHS2003 by e-mail or by postal mail.

June 30, 2003: Notification of acceptance(Finished)

Aug. 10, 2003: Submission of camera-ready manuscript 

Explanation of how to prepare papers (WORD file)
Explanation of how to prepare papers (PDF file)

Symposium Information

Language: English

Conference Site: Nagoya Municipal Industrial Research Institute (Oct. 20, 21, and 22, 2003)
3-4-41, Rokuban, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya, 456-0058, Japan, Tel: +81-52-661-3161
[From Sakae, take subway Meijo Line (for Nagoyako), get off at "Rokubancho" Station]

Exhibition: Micromechatronics Display (Oct. 20 and 21 at Nagoya Municipal Industrial Research Institute)

Laboratory Tour: Nagoya Institute of Technology, Itoh Laboratory, Fujimoto & Sano Laboratory, and Research Center for Nano-Device and System; RENDES (Oct. 22 at Nagoya Institute of Technology)

Micro Robot Contest Site: Nagoya City Science Museum (Oct. 19, 2003)
2-17-1, Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, 460-0008, Japan, Tel: +81-52-201-4486
[Get off at "Fushimi" Station, Higashiyama Line & Tsurumai Line]

For information regarding the Symposium, please contact:
Secretariat, MHS2003
c/o Inter Group Corporation
Sakae East Building 4-2-7, Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya 460-0008, Japan
Tel: +81-52-263-6261 Fax: +81-52-263-6298

For information regarding International Micro Robot Maze Contest, please contact:
Hidenori Ishihara, Kagawa University
Tel: +81-87-864-2334 Fax: +81-87-864-2369 E-mail:

Yasuhisa Hasegawa, Gifu University
Tel: +81-58-293-2507 Fax: +81-58-293-2507 E-mail:

For information regarding Exhibition, please contact:
Nagoya Urban Industries Promotion Corporation
2271-130, Anagahora Shimo-Shidami, Moriyama-ku, Nagoya 463-0003, Japan
Tel: +81-52-736-5680 Fax: +81-52-736-5685 E-mail:

General Chair, MHS2003:
Prof. Toshio Fukuda, Nagoya University
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8603, Japan
Tel: +81-52-789-4478, Fax: +81-52-789-3115, E-mail:

Program Co-Chairs, MHS2003:
Prof. Susumu Sugiyama, Ritsumeikan University
(Nano Scale Devices & Systems)
1-1-1, Noji-higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-77, Japan
Tel: +81-775-61-2845, Fax: +81-775-61-2665, E-mail:

Prof. Kazuo Sato, Nagoya University
(Micromechatronics and MEMS)
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8603, Japan
Tel: +81-52-789-5223, Fax: +81-52-789-3909, E-mail:

Prof. Akihito Sano, Nagoya Institute of Technology
(Robotics & Mechatronics)
Gokiso-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya 466-8555, Japan
Tel: +81-52-735-5348, Fax: +81-52-735-5565, E-mail:

Associate Prof. Fumihito Arai, Nagoya University
(System Integration & Applications)
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8603, Japan
Tel: +81-52-789-3116, Fax: +81-52-789-3115, E-mail:

Homepage Address of MHS:

Homepage Address of International Micro Robot Maze Contest:

Website updated on October 22, 2003.
Managed by Fumihito Arai, Nagoya university

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