International Conference on Education in Mechatronics

The conference is organized in the frame of the Leonardo da Vinci Project EDUMEC, which is focused on education in Mechatronics and solved by the consortium of the seven partners from different countries. The development of learning material and remote laboratory for basic mechatronic tasks at the Marmara University, the project holder, are the main goals of the project. The conference is organized to offer the opportunity to promote the experience earned by the project solving and to exchange experience by the education in Mechatronics at different universities. The papers promoting study programmes in Mechatronics, new teaching and learning methods, experimental equipment and examples of good practice will be appreciated.

The main topics of the conference are as follows:

  • Mechatronic study programs
  • Vocational Education in Mechatronics
  • Teaching and Learning Methods
  • E-learning support in Mechatronics
  • Implementation of the European Qualification Framework and National Qualification Framework in Mechatronics
  • Remote Laboratory
  • Mechatronics systems – Actuators, Controllers, Embedded Control Systems, Transducers
  • Modelling and Simulation of Mechatronic Systems
  • Control of Mechatronic Systems
  • Application of Mechatronic systems in the industry
  • Examples of good practice of Education in Mechatronics

Call for papers


Authors are invited to submit abstracts (email: of max. 200 words clearly stating the objectives, results and conclusion of the work to be discussed in the presentation. Each abstract should include author(s) affiliation, address, e-mail address, telephone + fax number and if available website address.


Use EDUMEC2013 template for your full paper (DOC word format). The length of the paper is 4 to 8 pages.

Publication of papers

Abstract and papers should be written in English language. Full papers will be published in the proceeding before the conference. The participation of at least one author of the paper is required for the publication in the proceedings.


11. 8. 2013 - Registration of participants and abstract submission (extended!)
1. 9. 2013 - Full paper submission
24. 9. 2013 - Conference EduMec 2013

Accepted papers

  • ROJKO, Andreja & STJEPANOVIČ, Tanja Kocjan: E-learning solution for lifelong education in electro-mechanical industry
  • KOCJAN STJEPANOVIČ, Tanja & FLAC, Sašo: E-learning for project management: approach for students with expressed technical skills
  • USTUN, Ozgur, YILMAZ, Murat, ALI ZADA, Parviz, TUNCAY, Nejat & MAMEDOV Havar: Modeling, Simulation and Study by Oil Industry Computer Assisted Laboratory Mechatronic Systems
  • FENERCIOGLU, Ahmet: Project Based Graduate Education in Mechatronics Engineering: A Good Practice in Turkey
  • ABO-SERIE, Essam & TUNABOYLU, Serdar: Enhancing Learning Experience for Mechatronics Engineering Students
  • HARDALAC, Firat & KUTBAY Ugurhan: Application of Wireless Motion Tracking
  • AK, Ayca, ORAL, Bekir, ALTIKARDES Z. Aysun & TOPUZ, Vedat: Technological Infrastructure of E-Learning Education for Mechatronics Remote Laboratory
  • ALTIKARDES, Z. Aysun, AK, Ayca, ORAL, Bekir & TOPUZ, Vedat: Conceptual Development of E-Learning Education for Mechatronics Remote Laboratory
  • BONNIN, Patrick & BLAZEVIC, Pierre: 10 Years Of Mechatronic Training At ISTY
  • BONNIN, Patrick & BLAZEVIC, Pierre: Another Pedagogy for Teaching Computer Vision to Mechatronic Students
  • VÍTEČKOVÁ, Miluše & VÍTEČEK, Antonín: Two-Degree-of-Freedom Controllers
  • VÍTEČKOVÁ, Miluše & VÍTEČEK, Antonín: Two-Degree-of-Freedom Controllers – Special Cases


Monday 23th September 2013

17.30 - 18.00Registration NA178, VŠB-TU Ostrava, Building Aula
18.00 - 19.00Welcome party, NA178, VŠB-TU Ostrava, Building Aula

Tuesday 24th September 2013

8.30 – 9.00Registration, NA2, VŠB-TU Ostrava, Building Aula
9.00 – 9.15Opening
9.15 – 10.35Session 1: Education in Mechatronics
11.00 – 12.40Session 2: Education in Mechatronics
12.40 – 13.30Lunch
13.30 – 14.50Session 3: Control and Simulation of Mechatronic Systems
14.50 – 15.00Closing
15.30 – 16.00Transport for dinner
16.00 – 18.00Excursion in Landek Park
18.00 – 21.00Dinner in Landek Park
21.00 – 21.30Transport to the hotels


The EduMec 2013 will be held at Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic.


The conference will be in progress in the congress hall (Aula NA2) on VSB-TUO campus in Ostrava, ul. 17. listopadu 15, Ostrava - Poruba (area map) - building NA. There is tram stop "Hlavní třída" close to congress hall - tram no. 8, 7, 17 (direction Vřesinská).
GPS - 49°49'50.43"N, 18°9'46.835"E.

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Ostrava is the metropolis of the Moravian-Silesian region. It is the second largest city in the Czech Republic and has the third largest population. It has got a very advantageous strategic position - it is located about 10 kilometres south of the Polish border and 50 kilometres west of the Slovak border. The distance from Ostrava to Praha is 360 km, to Brno 170 km, to the Polish City of Katowice 90 km, and to Vienna 310 km. A typical industrial face of Ostrava region has been changing for last 15 years, but areas of coal mining, metallurgical and chemical industry can be found here. Today, Ostrava plays a strong economical, cultural, administrative and educational role and its surroundings are attractive for foreign investors.

Travel information - How to get to Ostrava

Traveling by plane

The best connection from abroad is available via Prague International Airport. There are several flights from Vienna and Prague to Ostrava Leos Janacek International Airport daily. Vienna International Airport is also widely used by trevellers going in the Czech Republic. International airports in Krakow and Katowice (both in neighbouring Poland) are also good choice for travelling to Ostrava (namely due to the amount of low-cost airlines flying to/from these two airports), however the train connection from Krakow and Katowice is considerably worse then from Prague and Vienna. Check your favourite flight operator for more information about flights to Czech Republic.

Traveling by train

From Prague – there are direct high-speed trains (SC Pendolino) connecting Prague (Main Station/Hlavni nadrazi) with Ostrava (Svinov Station and Main Station/Hlavni nadrazi) 6 times a day, the travel takes about 3 hours (ticket cost 600 CZK/approx. 22 EUR). Airport Express bus service operates between Prague Airport and Prague Main Station. Direct EuroCity and InterCity trains between Prague and Ostrava operate in approx. two-hour period; the travel takes about 4 hours (ticket cost 430 CZK/approx. 15 EUR).

From Vienna – EuroCity trains connect Wien Südbahnhof with Ostrava, the travel takes about 3 hours (ticket cost 830 CZK/approx. 29 EUR); please note that you may have to change trains in Breclav or Brno.

From Katowice – there are 3 EuroCity trains connecting Katowice with Ostrava, the travel takes about 2 hours (ticket cost 320 CZK/approx. 11 EUR).

From Krakow – if you are lucky, you can take the only direct EuroCity train connecting Krakow with Ostrava (travel takes about 3 hours, ticket cost 440 CZK/approx. 16 EUR), otherwise you have to change trains in Katowice.

For traveling from different destinations and for more information check National timetable information system web pages.

There are three big railway stations in Ostrava – Svinov Station, Vitkovice Station and Main Station/Hlavni nadrazi – please note that Main Station is located close to the city centre, Ostrava – Svinov Station is located close to university, where the conference takes place.

How to get to the campus

You can watch video (6:16 min.) for international students which are coming to Technical university in Ostrava.