[robotics-worldwide] Robotics Track - ACM SAC 08

José Neira jneira at unizar.es
Mon Aug 6 07:43:20 PDT 2007

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ACM SAC 2008 - Robotics: Hardware, Software and Embedded Systems track

For the past twenty-two years, the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
has been a primary gathering forum for applied computer scientists,
computer engineers, software engineers, and application developers from
around the world. This year, the ACM SAC will have a specific track on
robotics. It aims to be a forum for researchers to share experiences,
expose issues, and discuss about this exciting research field.

Robotics is a multidisciplinary area of study that presents an enormous
commercial and research potential. While industrial robotics covers the
study, design, and use of robot systems for manufacturing, mobile
robotics concerns about developing systems that are capable of making
decisions and acting autonomously in real and unpredictable environments
to accomplish determined tasks. In the last ten years, technological
advances made possible the development of very efficient sensors and
electronic devices at affordable prices. This fact has great impact on
robotics research, allowing the development of efficient and relatively
cheap sensors and computing devices. It also allows robots to accomplish
more complex tasks, posing new challenges to scientists and engineers.

This track focuses on all aspects of robotics, including related areas
and applications. Particular attention will be given to mobile robotics
applications and systems (e.g. localization, navigation, mapping,
vision-based systems, autonomous systems, etc.). Embedded systems for
robotics is also another topic of interest of this track, including
reconfigurable systems and hardware/software co-design.

Topics of interest:
Rehabilitation Robotics
Humanoid Robotics
Underwater Robots
Search and Rescue Robots
Entertainment Robots
Multi-robot Coordination
Active Perception and Vision
Coverage and Deployment
Autonomous systems
Localization and Mapping
Evolutionary Robotics
Control Architectures and Programming
Bio-Inspired Robots
Aerial Robotics
Contact Modeling and Touching
Educational Robotics
Smart Actuators
Hardware/Software co-design for robotics
Embedded Systems architectures
Reconfigurable robotic platforms
Vision-based Systems
Multi-robot systems

Track Chairs:
Denis F. Wolf & Eduardo Marques
Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, Univ. of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Program Committee:
Juergen Becker - Karlsruhe University, Germany
Koen Bertels - Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Eduardo Boemo - Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Christos Bouganis - Imperial College, UK
Mario F. M. Campos - Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
João M. P. Cardoso - Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Raja Chatila - Laboratoire d'Architecture et d'Analyse des Systèmes, France
Rene Cumplido - Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica Óptica y Electrónica,
Torbjorn Dahl - University of Wales, UK
Marcio M. Fernandes - Metodista University of Piracicaba, Brazil
Masahiro Fujita - University of Tokyo, Japan
Sabine Glesner - Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Boyoon Jung - Navcom, USA
Marcelo Kallmann - U.C Merced, USA
Luis Mejias - Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Jose Neira - University of Zaragoza, Spain
Eiji Okamoto - University of Tsukuba, Japan
Jung Okamoto Jr - University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Mohammad Rahimi - University of California - Los Angeles, USA
Rui P. Rocha - University of Coimbra, Portugal
Cyrill Stachniss - University of Freiburg, Germany
Gaurav S. Sukhatme - University of Southern California, USA
Richard Vaughan - Simon Fraser University, Canada
Chieh-Chih Wang - National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Bum-Jae You - Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea

Important dates:
Sept. 8, 2007: Paper submissions
Oct. 16, 2007: Author notification
Oct. 30, 2007: Camera-Ready Copy

Original papers addressing the listed topics of interest will be
considered. Each submitted paper will be fully refereed and undergo a
blind review process by at least three referees. Accepted papers in all
categories will be published in the ACM SAC 2008 proceedings.

The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must not appear in the body of the
paper, and self-reference should be in the third person. This is to
facilitate blind review.

Track website:

denis at icmc.usp.br
emarques at icmc.usp.br

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