The Joint Symposium was initially created by Prof. C.C. Kao at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan and Prof. S. Kohlhase at University of Rostock in Germany. In 2002, the symposium was developed to a trilateral symposium by attendance of scientists from China. The objective of the joint symposium is to offer a platform to the scientists and the engineers to share their ideas and experiences and is aiming at the contribution of more international research collaborations.