The 9th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems

(Mechatronics 2022)

The 16th International Conference on

Motion and Vibration Control (MoViC 2022)

(Jointly held at University of California, Los Angeles on September 7-9, 2022)

News!! Profs. Masayoshi Tomizuka (UC Berkeley), Keqiang Li (Tsinghua University, China), Kon-Well Wang (University of Michigan), John Ringwood (Maynooth University, Ireland), Rolf  Findeisen (TU Darmstadt, Germany) will deliver plenary/keynote talks in the joint conference. News!! DOE Water Power Technologies Office will have a special session in the joint conference.

The Water Power Technologies Office at the Department of Energy (DOE) is scoping a potential prize competition related to distributed energy conversion with the goal to advance grid-scale wave energy technology. This interdisciplinary prize competition seeks to engage experts that use mechatronic principles. The potential prize will have a focus on a collaborative approach to spur innovation. We look forward to discussing this potential funding with the mechatronic community.  First time applicants to Department of Energy funding are encouraged to apply. Learn more about this opportunity during the DOE panel during the joint session.



On Mar 30, 2022


May 30, 2022


June 12 – July 14, 2022


July 07, 2022

The joint conference received 170 submissions by March 30th. The full paper submission was closed. We welcome abstracts for presentations without full papers by April 15th.

General Chairs’ Welcome

   We are delighted to invite you to participate in the joint 9th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems (Mechatronics 2022) and the 16th International Conference on Motion and Vibration Control (MoViC 2022), to be held on the beautiful campus of the University of California, Los Angeles on September 6-9, 2022.   The joint conference will be the forum for the participants from academia, industry, and government labs to share their latest advances.   The scope includes fundamental theory, design methodology, technical innovation, and advances in industrial and emerging applications.   The conference is expected to disseminate contributions to the education and the technological advances in a broad range of applications. Topics of interest include but are not limited to modeling, identification, control, sensing, actuation, and synergetic interdisciplinary and inter-domain design and system realization methodologies and their application in nano/micro/macro manufacturing, automation, aero/space/ground/underwater powertrains and autonomous vehicles, vibration analysis and control, structure health monitoring, power and energy harvesting systems, medical robots, telecommunications, space exploration, meta materials and smart structures, cyber-physical systems, Internet-of-Things, mechatronics education, and etc.  

   The IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, coordinated by IFAC’s Technical Committee on Mechatronic Systems (TC 4.2), had taken place every three years.   The Symposium was inaugurated in Germany in 2000 and was held in USA in 2002 and 2010.  The International Conference on Motion and Vibration Control (MoViC) had taken place every other year.   The Conference was inaugurated in Japan in 1992 and was held in the USA in 2004 and 2012.  Both conferences have had a track record of holding joint conferences to foster synergy of the respective professional communities with both overlapping and distinct thrust areas and topics of interest.  For example, IFAC MS was held jointly with ASME DSCC in 2010 and MoViC was held jointly with ASME DSCC in 2012.

   The 2022 joint conference will have the same website, and share the same registration, conference venue, and conference program. The authors will choose which conference to submit their papers. The submitted papers will go through peer review processes handled by the International Program Committee, which is composed of experts from both communities. The papers in the joint conference of Mechatronics 2022 and  MoViC 2022 will be archived by IFAC Paper Online Series in partnership with Elsevier, indexed at Web of Science (SCI), INSPEC (Ei), and Scopus.

Joint Organizing Committee

Tsu-Chin Tsao


Lei Zuo

NOC Chair, Virginia Tech

Kimihiko Nakano

IPC Chair, Univ. of Tokyo

Oliver Sawodny

IPC Chair, Univ. of Stuttgart

Jiong Tang

IPC Chair, Univ. of Connecticut

NOC VC Ind.:  Jeannie Falcon (Southwest Research Institute)

IPC VC Ind.:  Krishna Kalyanam (NASA AMES)

Registration: Juan Ren (Iowa State Univ.)

Local Arrangement and Finance:  Robert M’Closkey (UCLA)

Workshops and Tutorials: Daniel Abramovitch (Agilent Technologies)

Website and Publicity: Justin Ruths (Univ. of Texas at Dallas)

Editor: Kyoung-Chul Kong, (KAIST)

Co-Editor: Cheng-Wei Chen, (National Taiwan Univ.)

Conference Registration


Registration Fees:

  • Early Registration: 
    • Full Registration: $700,  IFAC Affiliate: $690
    • Student: $325, ,  IFAC Affiliate: $315
  • Regular registration: $850, ,  IFAC Affiliate: $840
    • Student: $425, IFAC Affiliate: $415
  • Onsite Registration: $850, ,  IFAC Affiliate: $840
    • Student: $425, IFAC Affiliate: $415
  • One Day only: $425, IFAC Affiliate: $415 
    • Student: $212, IFAC Affiliate: $202

Upload for each full registration: maximum of three uploads, no more than two of which can be papers.

Extra page fees: 6 pages but no longer than 8 pages. $150  extra page charge for each page.

Tickets (Full Registration includes one Banquet ticket):

  • Dinner Banquet:  $110

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