Message from Editors-in-Chief
Vice-President, Professor Dr., Faculty of Engineering, Chubu University
1200 Matsumoto-cho, Kasugai, Aichi 487-8501, Japan
Our journal, the International Journal of Automation Technology, will soon be celebrating its 10th anniversary. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the editorial committee members and, on behalf of the editorial committee, to the researchers for their kind cooperation in submitting their papers.
As I wrote in the preface to the first publication, the Journal focuses on advanced automation technologies, ranging from fundamental technologies to a variety of industrial applications, to meet various industrial and non-industrial needs. The Journal covers all manner of automation technologies in the areas of design, manufacturing, assembly, inspection, transportation, logistics, machine tools, robotic systems, control systems and instruments, etc. There are other journals that focus on automation specific to scientific and fundamental research, but there is no other journal that aims to publish engineering research findings and practical developments. Thus, the Journal provides a large number of practical examples of advanced automation technologies of interest to its readers. In addition, the Journal distinguishes itself by calling for papers under the specific themes, helping its readers to understand the current state of the art in each field.
I look forward to the further development of the International Journal of Automation Technology under the new Editor-in-Chief in the next decade.
November 6, 2016