ICIMN 2016

Mexico City | August 16-18, 2016

Organizing Committee


Conference Chair
Prof. Abel Herrera, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México

Technical Commitee
Prof. Munir Tasdemir, Marmara University, Turkey
Dr. Kusno Kamil, Universitas Muslim Indonesia, Indonesia
Prof. Shenggen Zheng, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Prof. Tomasz Tanski, Institute of Engineering Materials and Biomaterials, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Dr. Nikoloz Jalabadze, Institute of Physical Material Science and Technology (IPMST)
Dr. Arini Nuran, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
Dr. Risby Mohd Sohaimi, National Defence University Malaysia, Malaysia
Dr. Muralithran Govindan Kutty, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Dr. Hui-Jun Yi, Hyundai Rotem Company, South Korea
Dr. Gabriel Ascanio Gasca, National Autonomous University of Mexico, the United States of Mexico

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Edgar Sanchez-Sinencio

University Distinguished Professor,

TI J. Kilby Chair Professor and

Director of the Analog and Mixed Signal Center

Texas A&M University, USA

Edgar Sánchez-Sinencio (IEEE F’92, LF’10) was born in Mexico City, Mexico. He received the degree in communications and electronic engineering (Professional degree) from the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico, Mexico City, the M.S.E.E. degree from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, in 1966, 1970, and 1973, respectively.
He has graduated 58 M.Sc. and 46 Ph.D. students. He is a co-author of six books on different topics, such as RF circuits, low-voltage low-power analog circuits, class-d amplifiers, and neural networks. He is currently the TI J. Kilby Chair Professor, University Distinguished Professor and Director of the Analog and Mixed-Signal Center at Texas A&M University. His current interests are in the area of ultra-low power analog circuits, RF Circuits, Harvesting techniques, Power Management, and Medical Electronics Circuit Design.
He is a former Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II and a former IEEE CAS Vice President–Publications. In November 1995 he was awarded a Honoris Causa Doctorate by the National Institute for Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics, Mexico. This degree was the first honorary degree awarded for microelectronic circuit-design contributions. He is a co-recipient of the 1995 Guillemin-Cauer Award for his work on cellular networks. He received the Texas Senate Proclamation # 373 for Outstanding Accomplishments in 1996. He was also the co-recipient of the 1997 Darlington Award for his work on high-frequency filters. He received the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Golden Jubilee Medal in 1999. He is the recipient of the prestigious IEEE Circuits and Systems Society 2008 Charles A. Desoer Technical Achievement Award. He was the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society’s Representative to the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society during 2000–2002. He was a member of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Fellow Award Committee from 2002 to 2004. He is a former (2012-2013) Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Circuit and Systems Society and currently a member of the IEEE ISSCC Analog Committee member. He is the Guest Analog Editor of the Special Issue of the IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits December 2016. He has an h-index=41 according to the Scopus database.

Speech Title: Energy Harvesting Techniques and IoT Hardware point of view

Abstract: IoT interest is growing exponentially due to the host of applications and its growing market. There are many facets for IoT, in this presentation we focus on low power analog hardware and key applications. Energy harvesting power management for different energy harvesting sources will be discussed. Among them Photovoltaic, thermal generators, piezoelectric and RF harvesting. The design of power management for the different EH sources will discussed. Also some examples of applications in different fields will be presented.


Keynote Speaker II

Prof. Leonid Fridman, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México

Leonid M. Fridman received an M.S. degree in mathematics from Kuibyshev (Samara) State University, Samara, Russia, in 1976, a Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from the Institute of Control Science, Moscow, Russia, in 1988, and a Dr. Sc. degree in control science from Moscow State University of Mathematics and Electronics, Moscow, Russia, in 1998. From 1976 to 1999, he was with the Department of Mathematics, Samara State Architecture and Civil Engineering University. From 2000 to 2002, he was with the Department of Postgraduate Study and Investigations at the Chihuahua Institute of Technology, Chihuahua, Mexico. In 2002, he joined the Department of Control Engineering and Robotics, Division of Electrical Engineering of Engineering Faculty at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico.
His research interests are Variable Structure Systems. He is currently a Chair of TC on Variable Structure Systems and Sliding mode control of IEEE Control Systems Society, Associated Editor of the Journal of Franklin Institute, and Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems. He is an author and editor of eight books and fifteen special issues devoted to the sliding mode control. He is a winner of Scopus prize for the best cited Mexican Scientists in Mathematics and Engineering 2010. He was working as an invited professor in 20 universities and research laboratories of Argentina, Australia, Austria, France, China, Germany, Italy, Israel, and Spain.

Speech Title: Sliding Mode Controllers: stages of evolution

Abstract: The history and evolution of sliding control will be discussed. The main problems arising in the usage of the first order sliding modes will be explained. The second order sliding mode control algorithms and their specific features will be presented. The chattering reduction in the continuous second order super-twisting controllers will be illustrated. The precision of the arbitrary order sliding mode controllers will be shown. The continuous arbitrary order sliding mode controllers will be presented and discussed. Videos with the experimental illustration of the properties of the main sliding mode algorithms will be presented.


Keynote Speaker III

Prof. Abel Herrera Camacho, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México

Abel Herrera Camacho. Graduated in 1979 as a mecanical-electrical engineer, aquiring the Master in Electrical Engeneering in 1985 and his Ph.D. in 2001, all at the University of Mexico (UNAM), the Ph.D. with cooperation from the University of California-Davis. He carried out a post-doctoral internship at Carnegie Mellon University in 2001, as well as a research internship at the University of Southern California at 2009. Author of over 60 papers in speech codification, recognition and synthesis; and created various laboratory recognition and synthesis systems for Mexican Spanish Language, in particular, an electronic speech commands recognition system for doors, curtains, light bulbs and lamps, a software continuous speech recognition, a software speaker recognition system, and a software natural and emotional speech synthesis system. He is an speaker identification expert of legal trials. He has written two books, the last one is Linear Algebra, Theory and Exercises; was written at 1986, it had 9 printouts until 2010, since 2011 is free at internet for UNAM students. He has been computer engineering department head, signal processing department head, engineering graduate school deputy director, and in charge of the Processing Laboratory at Engineering School of UNAM. He has involved in several projects with the industry and UNAM worth about $50 million dollars.


Abstract: Speech synthesis is at a spectacular research moment. At the beginning of this century, the introduction of hidden markov models (hmm) rocked new research at speech synthesis. The old synthesis systems were adapted to work whit hmm’s, and were called hts systems.
At Mexico, the authors group has adapted the hmm technique to Mexican Spanish, the official language at this country. The last version of this system was done with a professional speaker and in anechoic chamber. We designed the text to include many allophones and be linguistic balanced.
The process from text to phonemes text was designed according to Spanish language rules. The Spanish orthography rules for all worldwide Spanish language countries; however, we included many regional rules for words or abbreviations. The Mexican Spanish phonetics have some regionals phonemes, also phonemes and words from ancient Mexican languages. The design of trees were done in a similar way to others languages, but including our special language characteristics. At this step, the hmm’s are applied widely.
The standard or regular test of speech synthesis are the MOS test; now we have introduced a new set of tests from language experts. The way at these both tests can be mixed to obtain a score are not yet designed. The MOS tests show a speech high quality of our hts system. When hts systems have been applied to English Language, many authors perceive a buss noise characteristic; however, at Spanish in our experiments the perceiving noise is not equivalent, it is a more complex phenomena, it is described.


Keynote Speaker IV

Education and Training

Electrical Engineering, National Polytechnic Institute 1977, Mexico.

Pollution and Environmental Control, MSc. 1979, University of Manchester, UK

Corrosion Science, PhD. 1984, University of Manchester, UK

Professional Experience

Carl Zeiss Mexico, Maintenance Engineer, 1977-1978.

Electrical Research Institute Mexico, Researcher, 1980-2002.

Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos, Centro de Investigaciones en Ingenieria y Ciencias Aplicadas, Professor Researcher, 2003-to date.


Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, 1977, lecturer.

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1980-1981, lecturer.

Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos, 2003 to date , lecturer.

Fields of Interest

Electrochemical Corrosion and Protection On-line Monitoring

Atmospheric Corrosion

Corrosion Protection Coatings and Inhibitors



Abstract: A new generation of anticorrosion coatings that respond to changes in the environment has sparked great interest because electrochemical corrosion is one of the most important causes of destruction of structures that involve the loss of metal, and prevention is paramount. This type of protection is intended to retard corrosion of the metal substrate and/or control it. Every corrosive protection action effort may be lost or become more costly if the mechanisms are effective but not efficient and/or applied in an area ill prepared or under non ideal conditions. Currently, smart coating applied in nanotechnology promise solutions to this problem and benefits new or existing structures. A smart system for corrosion protection consists in a coating reacting to unacceptable levels of corrosion by means of different developed mechanisms. The oldest types of self-repairing coatings are polymer based coatings. Others are based on the use of particles, as storage of inhibitors which can play the role of nanocontainers for corrosion inhibitors adsorbed inside. The coating releases the active ions, which act as a local trigger mechanism inhibiting or passivating the active metal surface, when it is required. The direct introduction of components of the protective coating inhibitor often leads to the deactivation of the corrosion inhibitor and polymer matrix degradation. The concept of this coating is as follows: the scale of the containers is of nanometer dimensions, so these are filled with a corrosion inhibitor. When these nano containers are for instance mechanically deformed or the metal surface is corroding, the inhibitor is released slowing down as a passive layer formed over the surface which interacts with the electrochemical reaction The most important aspect in the design of new active coatings is to make nano containers that have good compatibility with the matrix components that can encapsulate and maintain the active material and that possess a shell with permeability properties that can be controlled by external stimuli. Several approaches have been developed so far to fabricate micro- and nano containers. Fabrication of nano containers suitable for self-repairing anticorrosion coatings is to make nano container shells sensitive to the corrosion process, or another external trigger, in order to activate the release of the encapsulated inhibitor species. The mechanism of these shelled nano containers is the smart self-healing process. Nano containers should be able to regulate the storage/release of an inhibitor.

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