International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems

Jing-Zhou

Professor Jing Zhou at the University of Agder plans to organize and co-chair an Invited Session for the 2017 International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems (ICAMechS 2017) held from December 6 – 9, 2017 in Xiamen, Fujian, China. The deadline of the paper submission is September 01, 2017. The website of the conference: http://icamechs2017.hqu.edu.cn/index.htm. If you would like to contribute, contact Prof. Zhou before 20 August.

ICAMechS-2017

Workshop on Digital Fluid Power

DFP

The 9th international workshop on Digital Fluid Power, DPF17 will take place in Aalborg, Denmark, September 7-8, 2017. In the previous years it has taken place in either Tampere, Finland or in Linz, Austria. Digital fluid power has been a highly prioritised research topic at Aalborg University for the last ten years. AAU is therefore honoured to host this event and pleased to invite you to participate in bringing both academia and industry partners together; joining the latest research knowledge, stimulating discussions and exchange of experiences on digital fluid power.

Invitation and Call for Papers.

NFA Autonomy Conference 2017

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SFI Offshore Mechatronics WP3 (Geir Hovland/UiA and David Anisi/ABB/UiA) as well as Arnt Aske from GCENode are co-organizers of the NFA Autonomy Conference to be held at Scandic Hotel, Bystranda, Kristiansand on March 15-16. For more information, see: www.nfaplassen.no

Other members of the organizing committee are Statoil, SINTEF, IRIS and Glencore.

The detailed conference program is available here: Autonomikonferansen-2017-3.pdf. The conference language will be mixed (Norwegian and English). The conference is almost fully booked out (max 90 seats). If you would like to attend, you need to sign up fast.

November: Busiest SFI Month So Far

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November 2016 will be the busiest month in the SFI Offshore Mechatronics project so far:

November 11, WP3 Reference Group Meeting (Campus Grimstad)

November 15: Guest Lecture at UiA (Campus Grimstad) / Webinar by Klüber Lubrication

November 17, WP7 Workshop (Campus Kristiansand)

November 17, Steering Board Meeting + General Assembly (Campus Kristiansand)

November 17, WP2, WP4 and WP6 Reference Group Meetings (Campus Kristiansand)

November 23, WP1 Joint Workshop UiA & AAU (Campus Grimstad)

November 30, WP5 Reference Group Meeting (Location to be decided)

November 30, OG21-Forum (Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotell, Oslo)

A separate website where the SFI partners can sign up for these events will be made available soon.

Steering Board, General Assembly and WP2, WP4, WP6 and WP7 Workshops

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Below is the agenda for Thursday, November 17:

Meeting Room A7-001, Campus Kristiansand:
09:00 – 10:45 SFI Offshore Mechatronics Steering Board Meeting
11:00 – 12:45 Workshop WP7
13:00 – 15:00 SFI Offshore Mechatronics General Assembly

Meeting Room A7-002, Campus Kristiansand:
13:00 – 16:00 Reference Group Meetings WP2 and WP4
13:00 – 13:10 WP2.1 Computer vision and 3D sensors for topside automation of offshore drilling
13:10 – 13:20 WP2.2 High-Performance Control for Motion Compensation
13:20 – 13:30 WP2.3 Nonlinear friction compensation in motion compensation systems with significant elasticity
13:30 – 13:40 WP2.4 Vision Systems for Offshore Crane Control in Ship-to Ship Operations
13:40 – 13:50 WP2.5 Real-Time Multiple DOF Motion Compensation using an Industrial Robot, Sensor Fusion and Conformal Geometric Algebra
13:50 – 14:00 WP2.6 Control Design for Damping of Oscillations in Hanging Loads
14:00 – 14:30 Break
14:30 – 15:00 Discussion about WP2 topics and focus
15:00 – 15:10 WP4.1 Integrated simulation of multi-physical systems in offshore operations
15:10 – 15:20 WP4.2 Component-based simulation systems for drilling automation and crane systems
15:20 – 15:30 WP4.3 Protocols and standard for integration of simulation models and co-simulation
15:30 – 15:40 WP4.4 Multi-domain modeling and simulation
15:40 – 16:00 Discussion about WP4 topics and focus

Campus Kristiansand, Room to be announced:
13:00 – 14:30 WP6 Reference Group Meeting

WP7 Technology Vision Workshop, June 21

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The program (PDF) is available here: https://sfi.mechatronics.no/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/WP7-Workshop-Agenda-June-2016.pdf.

The registration link is here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mechatronic-forsight-technology-drives-the-future-tickets-24987210419

Location: UiA, Campus Grimstad
Program:
08:00 – 10:00 SESSION 1 FOR SFI MEMBERS, WP7
08:00 – 08:15 Anne Grete Ellingsen, CEO GCE NODE. OPENING REMARKS
08:15 – 09:30 Øystein T. Berg, Partner, InFuture FINDINGS FROM SFI STRATEGIC STUDY
10:00 – 15:00 OPEN SESSION
10:00 – 10:30 Audun Finnestad, Director PwC MEGA TRENDS AND RADICAL OPPORTUNITIES
10:30 – 11:15 Bjørn Rudshaug, Strategic Project Manager Automatic Drilling Control, Statoil. THE OPPORTUNITIES OF BIG DATA TRANSFORMATION
11:15 – 12:00 Hege Kverneland, Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, NOV. IMPACT OF ACCELERATED DIGIZATIONS
12:00 13:00 LUNCH
13:00 – 14:00 Øyvind Boye, CEO NYMO. Kim A. Jørgensen, Analyst Lundin. Tor Arne Hauge, CEO OTECHOS. SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATION IN THE NEW ECOSYSTEM
14:00 – 14:15 Arnt Aske, Industry Consultant, GCE NODE WHEN THE NATURE OF INNOVATION IS CHANGING. HOW TO INNOVATE FASTER AND AT SCALE
14:15 – 14:30 Øyvind Mydland, CEO StepChange. TRENDS IN THE OIL & GAS INDUSTRY THAT CANNOT BE AVOIDED
14:30 – 15:00 Marit Dolmen & Arnt Aske OPEN DISCUSSION
15:30 – 16:30 SESSION 2 FOR SFI MEMBERS, WP7. DISCUSSIONS WP7 FINDINGS. Øystein T. Berg, Partner, InFuture
VISIT THE LAB Geir Hovland, Centre Director, SFI Offshore
16:30 – 20:00 DRILLING RIG VISIT AND SOCIAL GATHERING & BBQ

WP7 Technology Vision Workshop, June 21

WP7

The program (PDF) is available here: https://sfi.mechatronics.no/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/WP7-Workshop-Agenda-June-2016.pdf.

The registration link is here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mechatronic-forsight-technology-drives-the-future-tickets-24987210419

Location: UiA, Campus Grimstad
Program:
08:00 – 10:00 SESSION 1 FOR SFI MEMBERS, WP7
08:00 – 08:15 Anne Grete Ellingsen, CEO GCE NODE. OPENING REMARKS
08:15 – 09:30 Øystein T. Berg, Partner, InFuture FINDINGS FROM SFI STRATEGIC STUDY
10:00 – 15:00 OPEN SESSION
10:00 – 10:30 Audun Finnestad, Director PwC MEGA TRENDS AND RADICAL OPPORTUNITIES
10:30 – 11:15 Bjørn Rudshaug, Strategic Project Manager Automatic Drilling Control, Statoil. THE OPPORTUNITIES OF BIG DATA TRANSFORMATION
11:15 – 12:00 Hege Kverneland, Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, NOV. IMPACT OF ACCELERATED DIGIZATIONS
12:00 13:00 LUNCH
13:00 – 14:00 Øyvind Boye, CEO NYMO. Kim A. Jørgensen, Analyst Lundin. Tor Arne Hauge, CEO OTECHOS. SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATION IN THE NEW ECOSYSTEM
14:00 – 14:15 Arnt Aske, Industry Consultant, GCE NODE WHEN THE NATURE OF INNOVATION IS CHANGING. HOW TO INNOVATE FASTER AND AT SCALE
14:15 – 14:30 Øyvind Mydland, CEO StepChange. TRENDS IN THE OIL & GAS INDUSTRY THAT CANNOT BE AVOIDED
14:30 – 15:00 Marit Dolmen & Arnt Aske OPEN DISCUSSION
15:30 – 16:30 SESSION 2 FOR SFI MEMBERS, WP7. DISCUSSIONS WP7 FINDINGS. Øystein T. Berg, Partner, InFuture
VISIT THE LAB Geir Hovland, Centre Director, SFI Offshore
16:30 – 20:00 DRILLING RIG VISIT AND SOCIAL GATHERING & BBQ

IECON 2016: Special Session on Offshore Mechatronics

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Associate Professor Michael Ruderman at the University of Agder will serve as Vice-chair of IEEE IES Technical Committee on Motion Control for 2016-2017. A Special Session (SS) on Offshore Mechatronics for the next IEEE IECON to be held in Florence will be proposed for IECON 2016. The deadline for the papers submission is March 15, 2016.

Call For Papers:
We are very pleased to announce a Special Session on Controlled Systems in Offshore Mechatronics which will be proposed at the 42st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON2016). The purpose of the Special Session is to bring together prominent researchers in the fields related to Offshore Mechatronics and to provide a forum for exchanging and following up the ideas, achieved results, and recent trends in the domain. The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

– Hydraulic and electromechanical actuators in Offshore Mechatronics;
– Motion compensation, heave compensation, and related technology;
– Robotic, autonomy, and handling systems in Offshore Mechatronics;
– Controlled valves, winches, and components for Offshore Mechatronics;
– Well control and controlled drilling technologies.

In view of your field of expertise and activities, we would like to invite you to participate in this Special Session by submitting the contributed paper(s). Please consider also to spread this information among your PhD students and potentially interested colleagues. We much appreciate in advance you give us a non-binding reply on your interest/intention to participate.

The deadline for IECON2016 regular paper submission is March 15, 2016. For more details on IECON2016 and author’s relevant information please follow up http://www.iecon2016.org

We are looking forward and hope meeting you at IECON2016 in Florence!

Kind regards,

Organizers of Special Session “Controlled Systems in Offshore Mechatronics”
Torben Ole Andersen (WP1) and Michael Ruderman (WP3)