Welcome Message from the IECON2015 General chairs
On behalf of the Organizing Committee of IECON2015, it is with great pleasure and honor we welcome all the participating delegates from 53 countries to take part in the 41th Industrial Electronics Conference IECON that is being held in Yokohama in the prefecture of Kanagawa, Japan, form November 9th to November 12th, 2015. Throughout the past 41 years, IECON has excelled in showcasing creativity, in providing an ideal environment for technical exchange and networking, and most importantly in emphasizing the applied nature of the industrial electronics/informatics over a wide range of industries. IECON2015 is also focusing on industrial and manufacturing theory and applications of electronics, controls, communications, instrumentation and computational intelligence.
Yokohama is the first harbor city introduced to the world as the entrance to Japan. Since the time its port was opened, Yokohama has been vigorously acquiring new cultures and information from foreign countries and introducing to Japan our country’s first-time-ever things from food to a wide range of cultures, which entitles Yokohama as the birthplace of Japan’s modern culture. In Minato Mirai 21, which is the conference area, is the popular tourist spots in Yokohama. Yokohama Landmark Tower has 296 meter sky scraper with a shopping complex. Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse is a complex building where you can enjoy shopping and dining of every kind.
IECON 2015 had 1250 papers submitted from 47 countries. After the review process, IECON2015 has 932 high quality accepted papers, which includes 14 Student Forum papers, 312 Special Session papers and 606 Technical Track Session papers. IECON2015 has three plenary sessions based on the highly reputed speakers. Moreover, IECON2015 has the timely and interesting Industry Forum based on eight industrial leaders having highly rich experience.
We would like to thank all authors and participants who have contributed to make this event a great success. Finally, we would like to specially thank to all of the volunteers who have worked very hard at all levels, those who participated in the review process, the special session organizers, the technical tracks chairs, the technical committees members, the industry forum organizers, the student forum organizers and the local and international organizing committees. Moreover, we would like to thank to all IES officers who helped us in promoting Yokohama as the host of IECON2015.
Prof. Kiyoshi Ohishi,
Nagaoka University of Technology
Prof. Hideki Hashimoto