Seminar on agricultural and biosystem engineering opens


TAICHUNG, Taiwan — Experts and academics from Taiwan, Japan and South Korea met yesterday at National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) in the central city of Taichung to exchange views on new approaches to integrating the machinery and mechatronics used in agricultural and biosystem engineering.

The 2008 International Symposium on Machinery and Mechatronics of Agricultural and Biosystem Engineering, organized by NCHU and the Taipei-based Chinese Institute of Agricultural Machinery, opened that day and will run through May 29.

During the three-day workshop, participants will also discuss issues concerning biomass energy, renewable energy, bioengineering, biomechanics food processing, information and electrical engineering, dynamics and machinery, precision agriculture, sensor technology, structure and environment control technology, system engineering and waste disposal.

In conjunction with the seminar, an exhibition highlighting Taiwan’s latest agricultural machinery technology is being held, attracting representatives of foreign countries stationed in Taiwan, such as those from Indonesia, Italy, Jordan and Malaysia, who were seeking a better understanding of Taiwan’s agricultural technology development.

In addition to presenting various theses during the workshop, the participants will also visit several local agricultural and economic establishments, according to the organizers.