International Conference on Education in Mechatronics
24. 9. 2013, Ostrava, VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava
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
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
Authors are invited to submit abstracts (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.