[robotics-worldwide] Humanoids 2006 - Preliminary Announcement and Call for Contributions

Giulio Sandini sandini at unige.it
Tue Jan 17 04:09:21 PST 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 2006. 

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
All papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format by June 1st, 2006. The maximum number of pages is limited to six, including figures. A maximum of 2 additional pages will be permitted at an extra page charge of € 80 per page. Detailed instructions for paper submissions and format can be found in the conference website. 


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 
Authors of accepted papers can submit a video-clip file (Mpeg) with their final camera-ready papers. Video submissions can be in any electronic format, but should not exceed 50Mb. 
Please contact the General Co-Chairs and the Program Co-Chairs at
humanoids06 at listes.epfl.ch 


Honorary Chairs:
George Bekey, Univ. of South California, USA
Hirochika Inoue, JSPS, Japan
Friedrich Pfeiffer, Tech. Univ. of Munich, Germany

General Co-Chairs:
Giulio Sandini, University of 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)

Local Arrangements Co-Chairs:
Giorgio Cannata, University of Genoa, Italy
Rezia Molfino, University of Genoa and SIRI, Italy

Exhibition Co-Chair (if an exhibition will be organized)
Cecilia Laschi (Scuola Superiore S. Anna – Pisa) 

Program Committee will be announced shortly.

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

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