Selected Papers from HNICEM 2007
Elmer P. Dadios
Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Management,
De La Salle University, Philippines
The Third International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment, and Management (HNICEM) was held in Century Park Hotel, Manila, Philippines from March 15 to 18, 2007. The theme on this conference was Technology Creativity and Innovations for Economic Development. As has been done from the previous HNICEM conferences, cutting edge papers presented from this conference are reviewed and selected for JACIII special issue publication. In this special issue, 10 articles are selected that will provide valuable references for researchers and practitioners. The first article presents an integrated algorithm that provides a mobile robot the ability to plan an optimal path and does online collision avoidance in a totally unknown environment. The second article presents a fuzzy controller technique in navigation with obstacle avoidance for a general purpose mobile robot in a given global environment with image processing technique using Open Source Computer Vision. The third article presents a model-based controller for helicopter using the sliding mode approach. The controller assumes that only measured outputs are available and it uses sliding mode observer to estimate the state of the system. The fourth article presents a real-time fuzzy logic based parallel parking system in an FPGA platform. The fifth article presents performance analysis of container unloading operations using simplified analytical model (SAM). The sixth article presents a neuro-fuzzy approach with additional moving average window data filter and fuzzy clustering algorithm use to forecast electrical load. The seventh article presents a new design and implementation of a multi-output fuzzy controller for real time control which utilizes lesser memory and executes faster than an existing type of multiple single-output fuzzy logic controllers. The eight article presents a new method based on multi-objective evolutionary algorithms to evolve low complexity neural controllers that allows an agent to perform two different tasks simultaneously. The ninth and tenth articles present genetic networks programming for stock market trading rules and for traffic systems applications, respectively. We extend our warmest thanks and deepest gratitude to the distinguished authors and reviewers who have contributed to this special issue for their outstanding contributions and cooperation. We are also grateful to Prof. Toshio Fukuda and Prof. Kaoru Hirota, chief editors of JACIII, for their continued support to all the HINICEM International Conferences. Come March 12 to 15, 2009, the 4th HNICEM International Conference will be held in Manila, Philippines. We thank the IEEE Philippines for its continuing sponsorship. Also to JACIII journal, as outstanding papers presented in this conference will be selected for publication in a special issue. We invite you to submit your research papers and to participate in HNICEM 2009. For further information, please visit “http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/conferences/hnicem/”.