[robotics-worldwide] Call for Papers: 2008 IEEE ICRA

Gaurav Sukhatme gaurav at pollux.usc.edu
Thu May 31 10:35:29 PDT 2007


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			CALL FOR PAPERS

2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
			May 19-23, 2008
			Pasadena, California, USA

			http://www.icra2008.org

The 2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA
2008) will be held in Pasadena, California, USA during May 19-23, 2008.
The theme of the conference is Human-Centered Robotics, the movement
toward robotics technology that aids in the course of human everyday life.

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			IMPORTANT DATES

	Submission of all contributions: September 14, 2007
	Notification of acceptance: January 7, 2008
	All final contributions due: February 4, 2008
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PAPERS:

Prospective authors should submit their papers electronically in PDF
format. Six pages in the standard ICRA format are allowed for each paper,
including figures. A maximum of two additional pages is permitted at extra
charge. Each paper can be accompanied by a short (1-2 minute) video. Each
accepted paper may also be accompanied by a hardcopy poster for display
and presentation at the conference venue. Detailed instructions for paper
submission and presentation via the PaperPlaza system are available on the
conference website (www.icra2008.org).

INVITED SESSIONS:

Invited sessions on new topics or innovative applications will be
considered, consisting of four to six related papers submitted through the
regular review process. Prospective organizers should include a brief
statement of purpose for the sessions as well as the abstracts of the
papers to be included.

VIDEOS:

Videos of 1.5 to 3 minutes illustrating new and exciting results are
sought for special video sessions. Videos should be submitted according to
the instructions on the conference website.

WORKSHOPS AND TUTORIALS:

Proposals for half-day or full-day tutorials and workshops should be
submitted according to the instructions on the conference website. Each
proposal should include: statement of objectives, intended audience, list
of speakers, and list of topics.

EXHIBITS:

There will be an exhibition site at the conference. Information for
prospective exhibitors is available on the conference website.

CHALLENGE:

ICRA 2008 will feature a robot challenge. This new event is designed to
encourage participation by teams working in diverse areas of robotics.
Information for prospective participants is available on the conference
website.

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Gaurav S. Sukhatme and Stefan Schaal
ICRA 2008 Program Chairs
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