Organized Session

Proposals for Organized Session in ICIUS 2018

Title of the session Bio-inspired flight
Synopsis (~ 100 words)

Recently, more researchers are involved in research on basic study on flapping flight of nature’s flyers and building flapping-wing micro air vehicles (MAVs). The session entitled “Bio-inspired flight” aims to share and discuss most recent progress on theoretical and experimental research on revealing secrets of nature’s flyers and reproducing features of them in a form of flapping-wing MAV.

Session organizer
Name Hoon Cheol Park
Position Professor
Affiliation Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea
Contact information (E1)


Biography (~ 100 words)

Professor Hoon Cheol Park received his BS (1985) and MS(1987) degrees from Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea and Ph.D.(1994) degree from the University of Maryland at College Park, MD, USA. He joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Konkuk University in Seoul, Korea in 1995, and he is currently professor in the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies and Department of Advanced Technology Fusion. His professional experience includes research engineering at Kia Motors (1986-1988) and senior researcher at Korea Aerospace Research Institute (1994-1995). His specialty is the finite element analysis, and his recent research mainly focuses on biomimetics and bio-inspired flight.

Information on tentative contributors and papers
Influence of relative position between center of gravity and wing position on dynamic stability of a hovering insect-mimicking flapping-wing MAV

LTK Au, Konkuk University, South Korea,

Design of attitude control mechanism for an insect-like flying robot

Hoang Vu Phan, Konkuk University, South Korea,

Soap-film flow visualization of a flapping wing

LJ Yang, Tamkang University, Taiwan,

Parametric study on the effect of flapping wing vein configuration using the nonlinear beam/shell assemblage

SJ Shin, Seoul National University, South Korea,

Attitude estimation of an insect-like flying robot with flapping vibrations

Steven Aurecianus, Konkuk University, South Korea,

Sliding mode control for Beetle-Mimicking Flapping Wings

Rini Akmeilawati, National Islamic Univeristy Malaysia,

Flight Control of a Flapping-Wing Robotic Aircraft

Wei He, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China,


Title of the session Smart Vehicle System
Synopsis (~ 100 words)

The recent phenomenon of pursuing smart systems is a paradigm shift in society as a whole. It is anticipated that both aerospace and automotive industries will change based on this new system of concepts. “Smart vehicle system” refers to a system that improve user convenience and safety by giving intelligence such as recognition, autonomy, and control to automobiles and unmanned aerial vehicles or services using them. The session aims to share and discuss most recent progress on research and education on “Smart Vehicle System”

Session organizer
Name Sangho Kim
Position Professor
Affiliation Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea
Contact information
Biography (~ 100 words)

Sangho KIM received the B.S. degree in Astronautics and Space science from Kyunghee University in 1992, and received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Astronautics and Aeronautics from Stanford University in 1996 and 2001 respectively, and became a post-doctoral researcher there. He returned to Korea, worked for Agency for Defense Development and then became a professor in Aeronautical engineering at Konkuk University. He has been serving as a department chair at the Department of Smart Vehicle Engineering since 2017. His main research interests are computational fluid dynamics, aerodynamic shape optimization, and multi-disciplinary optimization.