[robotics-worldwide] IFAC Symposium on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles (IAV2007)

michel devy michel at laas.fr
Wed Sep 6 06:45:18 PDT 2006

Could you send this Call For Papers on the robotics-worldwide list (with 
the same subject, from the - line to the end)?

-- Michel Devy, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, FRANCE --

First Announcement and Call for Papers

IFAC Symposium on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles (IAV2007)
Toulouse, France, 3-5 September 2007

*** Background and Scope

This Symposium is the sixth of a series of IFAC-sponsored meetings in 
the field of Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles held on a triennial basis. 
The last two editions took place in Portugal (IAV2004) and Japan (IAV2001).
The 6th IFAC Symposium on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles (IAV2007) will 
provide an excellent opportunity for the presentation and discussion of 
research and development work in the general area of intelligent 
autonomous vehicles. Researchers working on indoor, land, air, and 
marine robotics will be brought together to discuss common theoretical 
and practical problems, describe scientific and commercial applications, 
and explore avenues for future research.

*** Research Topics

- Architectures for intelligent autonomous systems;
- Navigation of autonomous vehicles (indoor, land, space, marine):
    + modelling and control ;
    + guidance, trajectory tracking and path following ;
    + motion planning ;
    + recognition, localization, visual tracking, map building, SLAM;
- Sensors, smart sensors and sensor integration in robotics;
- Mechanical design of mobile robots:
    + redundant, flexible, modular, wheeled, legged robots,
    + humanoids;
- Multiple Vehicle Systems and Networks of Autonomous Vehicles:
    + cooperative navigation;
    + control of homogeneous and heterogeneous teams ;
    + cooperative control under communication bandwidth constraints ;
    + cooperative perception
    + architectures for teams of autonomous vehicles;
- Human and robot interaction;
- Applications of Autonomous Intelligent Vehicles:
    + Intelligent transportation systems;
    + Underwater robotics:  marine biology and geology, ocean 
exploration robots.
    + Aerial robotics : BLIMP, helicopters, UAVs, environmental 
monitoring, mapping and surveillance ;
    + Space : spacecraft vehicles, planetary surface exploration ;
    + Field robotics : search and rescue, agriculture, humanitarian 
demining ;
    + Indoor robotics : entertainment, service robots, domestic robots, 
rehabilitation and biomedical robotics.

*** Call for papers

Paper submissions will be handled electronically. Papers will be 
reviewed by the international program committee : best papers will be 
selected and published in a special issue of the Robotics and Autonomous 
Systems journal.

ONLINE SUBMISSION OF PAPERS will be open on the  symposium web  site
from October 15th 2006 to January 5th 2007.

The Program Committees also solicits proposals for invited sessions 
within the technical scope of the conference. The deadline for proposal 
of invited sessions is  December 1st.

*** International Program Committee (IPC)

General chair : Michel Devy, Toulouse, France
Co-chair :      Hajime Asama, University Tokyo, Japan
                 Serge Boverie, Siemens VDO, Toulouse, France
                 Miguel Salichs, University Madrid, Spain
Members :
   Jean-Marc Blosseville    Philippe Bonnifait    Alberto Broggi
   Samuel Bueno             Wolfram Burgard       Riccardo Cassinis
   Roland Chapuis           Jorge Dias            Rudiger Dillmann
   Gregory Dudek            Patrick Fabiani       Paolo Fiorini
   Gerard Gissinger         John Gray             Aarne Halme
   Samad Hayati             Tony Healey           Giovanni Indiveri
   Petros Ioannou           Ray Jarvis            Kostas Kryiakopoulos
   Rogelio Lozano           Daniele Nardi         Eduardo Nebot
   John Newman              Klas Nordberg         Anibal Ollero
   Michel Parent            Antonio Pascoal
   Isabel Ribeiro           Pere Ridao            Vincent Rigaud
   Patrick Rives            Jonathan Roberts      José Santos-Victor
   Jurek Sasiadek           Klaus Schilling       Carla Seatzu
   Roland Siegwart          Robert Sutton         Juan Tardos
   Giovanni Ulivi           Gurvinder Virk        Shin'ichi Yuta

*** Location

Toulouse is a city of 650 000 inhabitants located in the South of 
France, capital of the Midi-Pyrénées region. It is located on the banks 
of the Garonne, close to the Pyrénées and halfway between the Atlantic 
Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. It is well known for some remarkable 
monuments and some worldwide famous products and companies ( Concorde, 
Airbus, Spot, Aerospatiale, etc.) The warm glow of red bricks and tiles 
gives Toulouse its nickname, "La ville rose" (the rose red city).
Toulouse is a major city in Europe for Aerospace industry with several 
important companies (Airbus, Astrium, Alcatel Space, CNES...). High tech 
companies, involved in the design of electronic devices for automotive 
industry have also  important units in this city, especially   Siemens 
VDO Automotive S.A and FreeScale.
The symposium will take place downtown  in the Conference Center Pierre 
Baudis. A wide range of hotels will be available near the conference 
site in the historical center of Toulouse.

*** Important dates (provisional)
    Papers submission:           January 5, 2007
    Notification of acceptance:  March 31, 2006
    Final paper submission:      April 30, 2006

*** Contact
  Web site :  http://www.laas.fr/iav2007
  Mail :      iav2007 at laas.fr

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