Monthly Archives: June 2018


Best Paper Award

The Best Paper Award was sponsored by Actuators and Robotics. The winner of the Best Paper Award was announced at the gala dinner. The award goes to the paper entitled “Rational Approximation of Distributed-Delay Control Laws Via Moment-Matching“, coauthored by Omer Malka and Zalman J. Palmor, from Technion-IIT.


Round table: Social Implications of Autonomy and Automation – changes

Due to the last minute changes in the round table participation, the Conference Committee wishes to acknowledge the panelists: Airlie Chapman, University of Melbourne, Sandra Hirche, Technical University Munich; Maryam Kamgarpour, Automatic Control Laboratory, ETH Zurich; Anthony Tzes, New York University – Abu Dhabi; and Panos Antsaklis, University of Notre Dame (Chair).


Industrial Challenges – Winners

Tuesday June 19 was the day of the final competition for the industrial challenges… and the winners are:
  • in the Aerial robotics control and perception challenge: team Crobots – Filip Zorić, Bojan Spahija, and Lovro Marković, from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb;
  • in the Automotive challenge: team YDrive: Miloš Stojanović and Marko Skakun, from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade;
  • in the Process automation challenge: team SapiEngineering – Tamás Kardos and Zsolt Hobaj, from the Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania.

Kudos to all the finalists of the competition and congratulations to the winners!


Registration desk hours

On Tuesday, June 19, the registration desk will be open from 7 to 8 p.m. (followed by the welcome reception).

During the conference, the registration desk hours will be as follows:

  • Wednesday June 20, 7:30 – 15:00,
  • Thursday June 21, 9:00 – 15:00,
  • Friday June 22, 9:00 – 12:00.

IEEE Young Professionals Meet Up

IEEE Young Professionals “Meet Up” is a social networking event, a place to form new contacts and explore collaboration opportunities among Young Professionals, suited to a casual bar ambience and open to all interested visitors. Young scientists and engineers at early stage of their careers are cordially invited to attend, as well as MED ’18 conference participants and local IEEE members.

This reception is organized by IEEE Young Professionals Croatia. Entrance is free. Mark your calendar and note the location and time of the event. See you there!


Round table: Social Implications of Autonomy and Automation

Technological innovation in autonomy and automation has the potential to create tremendous benefits, as well as challenges, for the society. As the MED ’18 Round table entitled “Social Implications of Autonomy and Automation“, the panelists will discuss these benefits and challenges and explore future implications on the society.

The panelists include: Sandra Hirche, Technical University Munich; Anthony Tzes, New York University – Abu Dhabi; Kimon Valavanis, University of Denver; and Panos Antsaklis, University of Notre Dame (Chair).

Meet the panelists and join us for an engaging discussion on Thursday June 21 at 16:00 – 17:30!

(The meeting room at the Hotel Kolovare will be announced in the final program.)


Round table: Control Systems and AI in the Quest for Autonomy

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming our world. The implications, evolution, and impacts of AI adoption in control systems will be explored at the MED ’18 Round table entitled “Control Systems and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Quest for Autonomy“.

The panelists include: Maryam Kamgarpour, Automatic Control Laboratory, ETH; Alexandre Maze, Softbank Robotics; Yasamin Mostofi, University of California – Santa Barbara; Kimon Valavanis, University of Denver; Zoran Vukić, University of Zagreb; and Panos Antsaklis, University of Notre Dame (Chair).

Meet the panelists and join us for an engaging discussion on Wednesday June 20 at 16:00 – 17:30!

(The meeting room at the Hotel Kolovare will be announced in the final program.)