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TMECH/AIM Focused Section Submission

Submissions are called for the Fifth Edition of Focused Section (FS) on TMECH/AIM Emerging Topics. This Focused Section is intended to expedite publication of novel and significant research result, technology, and/or conceptual breakthrough of emerging topics within the scopes of TMECH ( It also provides the rapid access to the state-of-the-art of TMECH publications within the mechatronics community through conference presentation.

The submitted paper must not exceed 8 TMECH published manuscript pages, excluding photos and bios of authors, and will be subject to a peer review process in the standard of TMECH. All final accepted papers from submissions to the Focused Section will be published in August Issue of TMECH in 2024 and will be presented in the 2024 IEEE/ASME International Conference on AIM (AIM 2024). The rejected papers from submissions will be transferred to the Program Committee of AIM 2024 for further consideration as contributed conference papers.

The review process for submissions to this Focused Section will be conducted in up to two rounds with one Major/Minor Revision allowed as managed by TMECH/AIM Editorial Board, and the final decision falls into one of the following two categories:

  1. Accept for publication in TMECH/AIM Focused Section. In this case, the paper will be accepted by AIM 2024 concurrently for presentation only with an abstract of the paper to be included in the preprinted proceeding of AIM 2024. The final publication in August Issue of TMECH, however, will be subject to the completion of presentation in AIM 2024 with paid full registration fee. 

  2. Reject for publication in Focused Section (after the first or second round). In this case, the paper, as well as all review comments, will be forwarded to the Program Committee of AIM 2024 for further consideration. A final Accept/Reject decision will then be made by the Committee as a contributed conference paper for AIM 2024. The accepted papers must be presented by the authors at the conference, will be published in the conference proceedings and will be submitted for inclusion in IEEEXplore, subject to conference page limit or overpage charges (if applicable), formatting, and copyright requirements.

Manuscript Preparation

Papers must contain original contributions and be prepared in accordance with TMECH standards. Instructions for authors are available online on the TMECH website.

Manuscript Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted to TMECH in ScholarOne at: selecting the track ‘TMECH/AIM Emerging Topics’. The cover letter should include the following statement: This paper is submitted to the Fifth Edition of Focused Section on TMECH/AIM Emerging Topics. The abstract of the paper should be uploaded concurrently to AIM 2024 at:, noted with the given TMECH manuscript number in the designated area.


Submission/Review/Decision Timeline:

Opening of Submission Website (in both TMECH and AIM):        November 1, 2023

TMECH/AIM Focused Section Submissions in TMECH and AIM:    January 20, 2024
TMECH/AIM First Decision in TMECH:                                                 March 1, 2024
TMECH/AIM Revisions Due in TMECH:                                                March 25, 2024
Notification of TMECH/AIM Paper Status in TMECH and AIM:         May 1, 2024
Final Paper Submission in TMECH and AIM:                                    May 10, 2024


For any questions related to submission in AIM, please contact

Yan Wan, Program co-Chair,


For any questions related to submission in TMECH, please contact

Qingze Zou, Senior Editor of TMECH,

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