10th France - Japan Congress,  8th Europe - Asia Congress on
November 27-30, 2014
Tokyo Metropolitan University, Minami-Osawa Campus, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
Sponsored by Technical Committee for Industrial Application on Image Processing
of The Japan Society for Precision Engineering (IAIP, JSPE), and
The Precise Measurement Technology Promotion Foundation (PMTP-F)
Technical Co-sponsored by
International Organization for Research and Education on Mechatronics (IOREM),
IEEE The Industrial Electronics Society (IES),
The Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ),
The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ),
The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE), and
Academy of Human Informatics (AHI)
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Plenary Session

Prof. Antoine B. RAUZY
Directeur de la Chaire Blériot-Fabre
Centrale Supélec

"Model-Based Safety Assessment of Complex Systems"

Model-Based System Engineering focuses currently a lot of research efforts, both in academia and in industry. This applies to Safety and Reliability Engineering too where traditional modeling methodology are reaching their limits. In this talk, we present on-going works on high level modeling languages dedicated to probabilistic safety assessment of complex systems such as AltaRica. We discuss the rational for the design of these languages and report lessons learned from fifteen years of academic and industrial experience.

We propose also several theses that aim at facilitating the seamless integration of the different engineering disciplines contributing to the design of a complex system, with a special focus on the integration of system architecture and reliability engineering.

Prof. Hiroyuki FUJITA
Institute of Industrial Science
University of Tokyo

"Twenty-year History and Current Status of LIMMS: CNRS-UTokyo Joint Laboratory"

LIMMS, Laboratory for Micro Mechatronic Systems, is a joint laboratory between French CNRS (INSIS, Institute for Engineering and Systems Sciences) and The University of Tokyo (IIS, Institute of Industrial Science) with special support from JSPS (Japan Society for Promotion of Science). After 10 years from its creation in 1995, LIMMS became an official UMI (international research unit) of CNRS in 2004. CNRS researchers and French Post-Doctoral Fellows supported by JSPS come to LIMMS and perform research with their Japanese counterparts in 16 hosting laboratories. Their total number exceeds 130 and the average length of their stay is around two years.

LIMMS combines the expertise of French and Japanese scientists in order to explore new scientific domains related to micro and nano technologies. When a researcher is recruited by LIMMS, he/she is requested to consult with the potential host laboratory in LIMMS and to determine the detailed research plan that is important and familiar to both the host lab and the researcher. This procedure assures the project can be started quickly after the arrival and conducted with good help from host lab members. The scientific activities of LIMMS are operated on three research axes:
  1. Development of new nano technologies
  2. Micro and nano technologies applied to bio science and engineering
  3. Advanced integration of MEMS and NEMS (nano electro mechanical systems)
Actually, the collaboration was extended from French-Japanese to EU-Japanese in 2011 when we succeeded to obtain an EU-FP7 project (December 2011 – November 2015). In the newly created EUJO-LIMMS laboratory, the first European Union’s international laboratory in Japan, we welcome researchers from EPFL in Switzerland, IMTEK with University of Freiburg in Germany, VTT in Finland, and MESA+ with University of Twente in the Netherlands to perform collaboration work.

Finally, some of research highlights on MEMS and bio-MEMS are introduced. Nano scientific research using a MEMS-in-TEM setup covers the tensile and shear testing and the heat transfer measurement of nano junctions in transmission electron microscope (TEM) for in situ atomic level observation of the junctions. MEMS for bio technology includes MEMS tweezers for electro-chemo-mechanical characterization of DNA molecules under chemical or radiational influence, and the bio molecular motors reconstructed in MEMS for detecting the interaction between the tau protein, which is a promising bio-marker for Alzheimer’s disease, and microtubules.