REV 2012 is the ninth in a series of annual events concerning the area of remote engineering and virtual instrumentation. The REV conferences are the annual conferences of the International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE) (www.online-engineering.org). REV2012 will be held at the University of Deusto, in Bilbao, Spain. The general objective of this conference is to demonstrate and discuss fundamentals, applications and experiences in the field of remote engineering and virtual instrumentation. With the globalization of education the interest in and need of teleworking, remote services and collaborative working environments now increases rapidly. Another objective of the symposium is to discuss guidelines for education in university level courses for these topics. REV 2012 offers an exciting technical program as well as academic networking opportunities during the social events.
Scope of the conference
Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation are very future trends in engineering and science. Due to:
the growing complexity of engineering tasks,
more and more specialized and expensive equipmentas well as software tools and simulators,
the necessary use of expensive equipment and software tools/simulators in short time projects,
the application of high tech equipment also in SME's,
the need of high qualified staff to control recent equipment,
the demands of globalization and division of labour,
it is increasingly necessary to allow and organize a shared use of equipment, but also specialized software as for example simulators. Organizers especially encourage people from industry to present their experience and applications of remote engineering and virtual instruments.
The general objective of this conference is to discuss fundamentals, applications and experiences
in the field of remote engineering and virtual instrumentation.
The use of virtual and remote laboratories is one of the future directionsfor advanced teleworking, remote service and e-working environments.
Another objective of the symposium is to discuss guidelines for educationin university level courses for this topic.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to)
Virtual and remote laboratories
Remote process visualization and virtual instrumentation
Remote control and measurement technologies
Networking and grid technologies
Mixed-reality environments for education and training
Education and operation interfaces, usability, reusability, accessibility
Demands in education and training, e-learning, blended learning, m-learning, and ODL
Open educational resources (OER)
Teleservice and telediagnosis
Telerobotics and teleprescence
Support of collaborative work in virtual engineering environments
Telecommunities and their social impacts
Present and future trends, including social and educational aspects
Human computer interfaces, usability, reusability, accessibility
Innovative organizational and educational concepts for remote engineering
Standards and standardization proposals
Military wireless applications
Applications and experiences.
Types of sessions
Full Paper sessions
(online demonstrations or lectures from a remote location are also welcome)
Other opportunities to participate
Thematic workshops / tutorials / technical sessions, as well as interactive demonstrations and exhibitions, may also be proposed. Prospective organisers of other REV2012 events are encouraged to contact the Conference Chair.
The proceedings will be published on CD by the International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE), and they will be indexed by IEEE Xplore.