[robotics-worldwide] Humanoids 2006: Call for Contributions

Aude Billard aude.billard at epfl.ch
Sun Apr 30 12:32:40 PDT 2006


HUMANOIDS 2006  --- Humanoid Companions

2006 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots
December 4-6, 2006, University of Genova, Genova, Italy.


The 2006 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots will be held
on December 4 to 6, 2006 in Genova, Italy. The conference series started in
Boston in the year 2000, traveled through Tokyo (2001), Karlsruhe/Munich
(2003), Santa Monica (2004), and Tsukuba (2005) and will dock in Genoa in

The conference theme, Humanoid Companions, addresses specifically aspects of
human-humanoid mutual understanding and co-development.

To facilitate the exchange of ideas in the diverse fields of humanoid
technologies the structure will remain single-track with ample space
allocated (both at the conference and in the proceedings) for poster
presentations. The first day of the conference will be devoted to tutorials
and workshops.

Papers as well as suggestions for tutorials and workshops from academic and
industrial communities and government agencies are solicited in all areas of
humanoid robots. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
*  Design and control of full-body humanoids
* Anthropomorphism in robotics (theories, materials, structure, behaviors)
* Interaction between life-science and robotics
* Human - humanoid interaction, collaboration and cohabitation
* Advanced components for humanoids  (materials, actuators, portable energy
storage, etc)
* New materials for safe interaction and physical growth
* Tools, components and platforms for collaborative research
* Perceptual and motor learning
* Humanoid platforms for robot applications (civil, industrial, clinical)
* Cognition, learning and development in humanoid systems
* Software and hardware architectures for humanoid implementation

Important Dates
* June 1st, 2006 - Proposals for Tutorials/Workshops
* June 15th , 2006 - Submission of full-length papers
* Sept. 1st , 2006 - Notification of Paper Acceptance
* October 15th, 2006 - Submission of final camera-ready papers
* November 1st 2006 - Deadline for advance registration

Paper Submission
Submitted papers MUST BE in Portable Document Format (PDF). NO OTHER FORMATS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Papers must be written in English. Six (6) camera-ready pages, including figures and references, are allowed for each paper. Up to two (2) additional pages are allowed for a charge of 80 euros for each additional page. Papers over 8 pages will NOT be reviewed/accepted. 

Detailed instructions for paper submissions and format can be found at:

Tutorial & Workshop Proposals:
Proposals for half-day tutorials and workshops must be submitted to the
Tutorials/Workshops Co-Chairs by June 15th, 2005. Proposals must include
(1) Title
(2) Organizers with contact information
(3) Objectives and Topics
(4) Intended Audience
(5) List of Speakers

There will be an exhibition site at the conference and promoters are
encouraged to display state-of-the art products and services in all areas of
robotics and automation. Reservations for space and further information may
be obtained from the Exhibits Chair and on the conference web site.

Video Submissions
Video submissions should present documentary-like report on a piece of valuable work, relevant to the humanoids community as a whole.
Video submissions should be in .avi or mpeg-4 format and should not exceed 5Mb. 

Please contact the General Co-Chairs and the Program Co-Chairs at
humanoids06 at listes.epfl.ch


General Co-Chairs:
Giulio Sandini, (U. Genoa, Italy)
Aude Billard, (EPFL, Switzerland)

Program Co-Chairs:
Jun-Ho Oh (KAIST, Korea)
Giorgio Metta (University of Genoa, Italy)
Stefan Schaal (University of Southern California)
Atsuo Takanishi (Waseda University)

Tutorials/Workshops Co-Chairs:
Rudiger Dillman (University of Karlsruhe)
Alois Knoll (TUM, Germany)

Exhibition Co-Chairs: 
Cecilia Laschi (Scuola Superiore S. Anna - Pisa, Italy)
Matteo Brunnettini (U. Genoa, Italy)

Honorary Chairs:
George Bekey ((U. Genoa, Italy)USC, USA)
Hirochika Inoue (JSPS, Japan)
Friedrich Pfeiffer, (TU Munich, Germany)

Local Arrangements Co-Chairs:
Giorgio Cannata, (U. Genoa, Italy)
Rezia Molfino, (U. Genoa and SIRI, Italy)

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