ICAMechS 2017 conference presents the following awards to honor researchers with outstanding contributions within the scopes of the conference:

Best Conference Paper Award

Best Student Conference Paper Award

Nomination for the ICAMechs 2017 Awards

Authors can declare their intention for the best paper awards when they submit their papers. To be eligible for the Best Student Paper Award, the primary and first listed author must be a student at the time of original submission and the paper must have been accepted for presentation at the ICAMechS 2017. Members of the Award Committee and the Program Committee of ICAMechS 2017 can also nominate papers as candidates for the best paper awards. To avoid conflict of interest, papers authored/co-authored by the members of Awards Committee, General chair/co-chair and program chair/co-chair of ICAMechS 2017 are excluded from consideration for any best paper awards.

Selection of the Best Papers

Selection of the best papers is based on the papers’ technical innovation, originality and potential impact on the field, clarity of written paper and quality of the oral presentation. Each award will be given to at most one paper, and each paper will receive at most one of the above awards. The selection process will include four phases: (1) Preliminary selection to form a pool of candidate papers; (2) Finalist selection to obtain a short list of candidate papers for evaluation of their presentations; (3) Evaluation of oral presentations; and (4) Final evaluation directed by Awards Committee and Program Committee of ICAMechS 2017.

All the Best-Paper-Award Committee Members are the judges for selecting the winner of the Best Paper Award, and they will attend each presentation and evaluate each finalist’s performance according to the following Evaluation Criteria:

Originality                                   40%

Technical Strength                       40%

Presentation                                 20%

The winner of the Best Paper Award will receive a certificate.

Presentation of the Awards

All awards will be presented at the ICAMechS 2017 banquet.

Best Paper Award Finalists:

A class of redesigned adaptive robust controllers for nonlinear delayed systems

Yuchao Wang, Zhiliang Kang, Lijia Xu, Hansheng Wu

A simplified variable step-size gradient algorithm for IRR notch filtering: properties and application

Yegui Xiao, Yaping Ma, Boyan Huang

Topology optimization of shields on large AC motors in conceptual design phase

Qi Lu

Maneuvering vehicle tracking over the energy harvesting sensor networks

Yong Xu, Jun-Yi Li, Chang Liu

Robust consensus tracking control of second-order nonlinear systems without using velocity information

Zi-Jiang Yang

Best Student Paper Award Finalists

The application of convolution neural network in wheel hub classification

Siqi Liang, Hao Dang, Muyi Sun, Kai Han, Aini Dai, Xiaoguang Zhou

Real-time path planning and following for nonholonomic unmanned ground vehicles

Mohammad Ali Askari Hemmat, Zhixiang Liu, Youmin Zhang

Analysis and modeling the novel Hydro-penumatic damper

Dezhao Lin, Di Gong, Zhihong Lin

Trajectory planning of NAO robot arm based on target recognition

Rui Zhai, Shengjun Wen

Sliding mode control of chaos vibrations in 7-DOF nonlinear active vehicle suspension

Zhiyong Yang, Yu Zhou, Shan Liang