This volume includes a selection of papers presented at the International Workshop on Simulation and Modeling related to Computational Science and Robotics Technology (SiMCRT2011) was organized by Kobe University during November 1–3, 2011 at the Takikawa Memorial Hall, Kobe University Japan. This workshop was also co-sponsored by AFOSR/AOARD under Grant No. FA23861111041. Historically, this workshop was the third international meeting for providing a forum for discussing recent developments in the growing field of engineering science and mathematical sciences. The first workshop took place in 1997 in Osaka Institute of Technology, Osaka, Japan. That was one of the satellite meetings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control that was held in Kobe Japan. The second meeting was held in Kobe University in 2007 as the International Symposium on Mathematical Modeling and Computational Methods in Science and Engineering (MMCOM2007). At the course of continuing efforts on the international collaborations, those meetings have been extended to the academic research fields. In that respect, the objectives of this workshop are to i) bring together a diverse group of researchers in these areas in order to share and compare the different approaches to simulation and modeling for broad range of applications in computational science and robotics technology, ii) provide an evaluation of the state of the art in related computational methods and iii) present specific applications where there is a need to develop new computational methods in order to address important design and control problems. The workshop was also aimed at establishing collaborative links between engineering researchers of information and robotics technology (IRT) and applied mathematicians working in modeling and computational methods for design and control. In addition to the formal presentations, time will be allotted for researchers to discuss and evaluate possible applications of new design strategies.
F. Kojima, F. Kobayashi, H. Nakamoto