2009 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation was successfully held in the beautiful coastal Chinese city of Zhuhai, nicknamed City of a Hundred Islands, June 22 to 25, 2009, with post-conference workshops and activities in Macau, also known as “Vegas of the East”. ICIA is a young, vibrant and growing international conference – running annually since 2004 and gaining increasing international prominence. Its scope was broadened in 2008 to emphasize the importance of information to automation research. We were pleased to bring you the 2009 conference as a forum that facilitates timely and effective academic and scientiﬁc exchanges among researchers in a wide range of research ﬁelds in information science and automation engineering.
Best Paper Awards
Best Information Paper
Best Automation Paper
Best Student Paper
Best Conference Paper
Marcus Strand and Rudiger Dillmann (Germany), "Segmentation and Approximation of Objects in Pointclouds Using Superquadrics".
Peng Song, Xiaojun Wu and Michael Yu Wang (Hong Kong), "A Robust and Accurate Method for Visual Hull Computation".
Best Automation Award
Junrui Liang and Wei-Hsin Liao (Hong Kong), "An Improved Self-Powered Switching Interface for Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting".
Best Student Paper Award
Matthew Greytak and Franz Hover (USA), "Planning to Learn: Integrating Model Learning into a Trajectory Planner for Mobile Robots".
Best Paper Award
Chao Hu, Max Q.-H. Meng, Li Liu, Yinzi Pan, and Zhiyong Liu (China), "Image Representation and Compression for Capsule Endoscope Robot".