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Engineering Faculty Organize Four Summer Conferences in Greece

March 2, 2009

Faculty members in the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington have helped to organize four conferences/symposia to be conducted in Greece this summer. Subjects presented and examined at the events include wireless communications, assistive technology for the elderly or infirm, automation and nanotechnology.

Professor Fillia Makedon, chair of the Computer Science and Engineering Department, developed the 2nd International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA), June 9-13 on Corfu. Participants will examine problems and solutions for the in-home care of the elderly as well as for the care of people with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other disabilities or traumas. As people grow older, they will increasingly rely on technology to be able to live independently in their homes.

Dr. Makedon is also participating in the planning of the International Symposium on a World of Wireless Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WOWMoM), June 15-18 on Kos. This event is being conducted in association with the IEEE Computer Society and the IEEE Committee on Computer Communications. Participants will address research challenges and advances towards a world of wireless, mobile and multimedia pervasive communications, where users will be able to retrieve, publish, and manage information and communicate with other users or devices.

Electrical Engineering Professor Frank L. Lewis, senior research fellow at the Automation & Robotics Research Institute, is the co-chairman of the 17th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED ‘09), June 24-26 in Thessaloniki. Participants will discuss current trends of combining control/systems theory with software/communication technologies.

Professor Stathis Meletis, chair of the Materials Science and Engineering Department, organized and is a co-chair of the 2nd International Conference from Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials to Nanodevices and Nanosystems, to be held June 28-July 3 on Rhodes. The conference will provide a stimulating environment for interaction and foster collaboration among international participants to address global problems in energy, the environment and human health. The conference is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Electrochemical Society, the Materials Society and UT Arlington’s Automation & Robotics Research Institute.