Mechatronics is becoming more and more important in the application of Mechanical Engineering. Mechatronics is developing a specific potential due to the interdisciplinary interaction with general mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and informatics.
The realization of highly efficient mechatronic systems
requires the integration of skills from the single disciplines, and especially the integration of system components and system parts into a complete system.
Hence, system integration, as well as so-called system thinking, is in the focus of mechatronic specialists, and accordingly systems engineers. The goal of IMS is to provide application orientated contributions to research and teaching on these subjects.