3rd International Symposium on Multibody Systems and Mechatronics

MUSME 2008

April  8 - 12 ,  2 0 0 8  -  San Juan  -  Argentine


first announcement and call for papers



International Symposium on Multibody Systems

and Mechatronics
MuSME 2008

April 8 - 12, 2008: San Juan, Argentine


The aim of the Symposium is to bring together researchers from a broad range of disciplines referring to

Multibody Systems and Mechatronics, in an intimate, collegial and stimulating environment.

Musme 2008 Symposium is one of the activities of the FeIbIM Commission for Mechatronics

and  IFToMM Technical Committee for Multibody Dynamics and Mechatronics.

The Symposium will be held at the School of Engineering of the University of  San Juan in San Juan, Argentine.


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Because of the inherently multidisciplinary nature of Multibody Systems and Mechatronics, the scope of the topics in the congress is necessarily broad, but within the science of motion. Papers include subjects on Multibody kinematics and dynamics and Mechatronics and are not limited to the following topics:

·  Analysis and synthesis of mechanisms

·  Dynamics of multibody systems

·  Design algorithms for mechatronic systems

·  Simulation procedures and results

·  Prototypes and their performance

·  Robots and micromachines

·  Experimental validations

·  Theory of mechatronic simulation

·  Mechatronic systems

·  Control of mechatronic systems

A limited number of papers by students will be accepted for presentation. The Scientific Committee will select thirty papers for presentation at the sessions, which will be published in the Proceedings.

Scientific Committee

Prof. Marco Ceccarelli (Chair) – Italy.
Prof. Mario Acevedo –Mexico.
Prof. Jorge A.C. Ambrósio - Portugal.
Prof. João Carlos M. Carvalho – Brazil.
Prof. Javier Cuadrado  - Spain.
Prof. Leo Joskowicz, - Israel.
Prof. Manfred Husty - Austria.
Prof. Marek R. Kujath - Canada.
Prof. Tatu Leinonen -Finland.
Prof. Vicente Mata - Spain.

Prof. Carlos Munares - Perú

Prof. Pietro Fanghella - Italy


at University of  San Juan

Francisco Alba Juez  (Chairman), Osvaldo Penisi, Manuel Sanchez, Horacio Aguilar, Carlos Guevara, Ramón Fidalgo, Esteban Rojos.

Secretariat e-mail: musme2008@unsj.edu.ar


Full papers should be sent in PDF format by e-mail before November 20th, 2007 to:

Osvaldo Penisi (Musme 2008 Congress), IMA,  School of Engineering,

University of San Juan

Av. Libertador General San Martín 1109 oeste
San Juan (5400) Argentina

 e-mail: musme2008@unsj.edu.ar

Please, indicate a session title in which the paper will be properly included. Notification of the acceptance will be mailed by January 15th, 2008. Final paper should be sent in PDF format by e-mail before March 13th, 2008.

Only papers with at least one author as registered participant will be included in the Proceedings.


The official language of the Symposium will be English.. Speakers of regular papers should present their contribution in 25 min. Further 5 min are available for discussion. Projectors for personal computers or CD or USB ports, are available for presentation.

Registered participants will receive one Proceedings copy at the registration desk.


The registration fee includes the complete program of the Symposium and Proceedings.

Participants: USA$ 350

accompanying persons:  USA$ 200

Students:      USA$ 20

Payment will only be accepted in cash at the registration desk in the Symposium.


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Guidelines for the manuscript format are available on the web page. CLICK HERE. The papers will be written with 10 point characters in one column on an A4 sheet. The length of papers will be limited to 16 pages.


San Juan is a modern town since it has been completely rebuilt after its destruction during the Earthquake of 1944. San Juan is located just at the foot of the Andes.

Grapes are industrialized and the main production are wines, raisins, champagnes, must. Olive production is becoming important. In April the weather is fine with mean temperatures of 20°C.


San Juan has hotels for all tastes. The average cost for a 3-star hotel is about U$S 30. Early reservation is recommended by contacting hotels directly or through the Musme 2008 Secretariat. A list of hotels will be sent to the authors and to registered persons.


San Juan can be reached easily  by airplane, bus and by car. By airplane, it is possible to travel from Buenos Aires to San Juan or from Santiago de Chile to Mendoza and from there to San Juan. There are hourly buses from Mendoza to San Juan and the trip takes approximately two hours. A pick up service by bus will be provided from and to Mendoza airport.


Organized by

IMA, Instituto de Mecánica Aplicada,Universidad de  San Juan


Under the auspices by

IFToMM,   Technical Committees for Multibody Dynamics and Mechatronics

FeIBIM, Commission for  Mechatronics



A number of papers will be selected from those contributed for publication in a special issue of an international journal.


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