[robotics-worldwide] CfP Workshops and Tutorials for ICAR 2009

Gerhard Kraetzschmar gerhard.kraetzschmar at fh-bonn-rhein-sieg.de
Fri Dec 5 15:03:48 PST 2008


Dear robotics-worldwide list members,

the International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR 2009)
will be held in Munich next year in June. The conference organizers
work hard to put together a very high quality technical program.
I have the pleasure to solicit proposals for workshops and tutorials,
to be held immediately prior to the conference technical program.
All details are specified in the call below. Please do not hesitate
to contact me, if you have questions or want to discuss ideas.

Best regards,
Gerhard Kraetzschmar
ICAR 2009 Workshop and Tutorials Chair
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CALL FOR WORKSHOPS AND TUTORIALS

14th International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR 2009)
Munich, Germany, June 22nd to June 26th, 2009

Theme: Able Robots

http://www.icar2009.org/

Workshop and tutorial proposal submission deadline: Feb 15, 2009
Workshop and tutorial program: Jun 22 to Jun 23, 2009

Sponsored by the German Robotics Society (DGR)
Technically Co-sponsored by IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS)

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CONFERENCE THEME
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The theme of ICAR 2009 will be "able robots", where "able" is the
lexical intersection of "cap-able", "depend-able", "measur-able",
"afford-able".
These adjectives stand as synonyms for four rather fundamental and
important features of robots which are supposed to deliver useful and
economically competitive services in everyday environments under
everyday conditions. Robots need to be "cap-able" of performing
functions, which are considered to be of real use to a customer. These
functions and capabilities have to be shown in a "depend-able" manner
24 hours per day, 7 days per week and 52 weeks per year. Service
robots, which have become products, have become "measur-able" because
their price performance ratio determines their competitiveness.
Measurability of functions, components, system designs is needed to
develop competitive service robot products. Finally, attention must be
paid not only to the development of high technology but also to
"afford-able" technology, which leads to a competitive price
performance ratio of the eventual service robotics products.

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SUBMISSION OF WORKSHOP AND TUTORIAL PROPOSALS
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ICAR 2009 is inviting workshop and tutorial proposals for the
Workshop and Tutorial Program. We solicit proposals -- particularly,
but not exclusively -- addressing or complementing the core scientific
and technological issues of the technical conference program:
* cap-able *
motion planning and navigation, reactive and sensor-based planning,
visual navigation, mapping and localization, robot control, kinematics
and dynamics, behavior-based systems, robot architectures, distributed
robot systems, sensing and perception, scene understanding, situation
awareness, force and tactile sensing, haptics, sensor fusion, visual
servoing, tracking, manipulation, mobile manipulation, grasping,
reasoning, learning, interaction, service robotics, domestic robotics,
home automation, field and service robotics
* afford-able *
low-cost localization, low-cost sensing and 3D perception, low-cost
wide-area navigation, low-cost collision detection and obstacle
avoidance, low-cost manipulation and grasping, low-cost actuation,
low-cost coverage, low-cost robot design
* measur-able *
performance measures and procedures, benchmarks, experimental
robotics, standards
* depend-able *
robust autonomy, error recovery, remote diagnosis and monitoring,
self-modeling, self-monitoring, self-repair

Tutorial durations can be half-day or full-day.
Workshop durations can be anything from half-day to two days.

Proposals for tutorials should include
- the title of the tutorial
- a brief description of the tutorial content
- a brief description of the target audience
- the names, affiliations, and brief CVs of all speakers
- a tentative schedule for the tutorial
- a description of the material that will be supplied to participants
- a listing of any equipment needed

Proposals for workshops should include
- the title of the workshop
- a description of the workshop topics, motivations, and objectives
- a brief description of the target audience
- a list of workshop organizers and (if applicable) committee members
   (all confirmed, with name, affiliation, country for everyone)
- a list of confirmed (invited) speakers and confirmed participants
   (with name, affiliations, country for everyone)
- a tentative schedule indicating also the format of the workshop,
   e.g. sessions of invited or contributed talks, panels, workgroups,  
etc.

All proposals should be submitted as PDF documents by email to the
workshop and tutorial chair no later than Feb 15, 2009:
   Gerhard Kraetzschmar,
   Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences
   E-Mail: gerhard.kraetzschmar at fh-brs.de

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WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS AND TUTORIAL MATERIAL
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Tutorial and workshop material will be distributed on CDROM or USB stick
to registered tutorial and workshop participants.

All material must be supplied by the workshop/tutorial organizers to  
the Tutorials and Workshop Chair by the dates listed below. It is  
recommended
that workshops use the same formats, instructions and means for  
preparing
tutorial and workshop material as required by the main conference.

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IMPORTANT DATES, WORKSHOP AND TUTORIAL PROGRAM
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Workshops:
Proposal submission due date:           Feb 15, 2009
Notification of acceptance:             Mar 01, 2009
Final participants list due date:	May 01, 2009
Camera-ready workshop paper submission: May 01, 2009
Workshop program:                       Jun 22-23, 2009

Tutorials;
Proposal submission due date:              Feb 15, 2009
Notification of acceptance:                Mar 01, 2009
Camera-ready tutorial material submission: May 15, 2009
Tutorial program:                          Jun 22-23, 2009

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FURTHER INFORMATION
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Inquiries may be sent by e-mail message to the
workshop and tutorial chair:
Gerhard Kraetzschmar,
Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences
E-Mail: gerhard.kraetzschmar at fh-brs.de

Detailed information on the conference is available at the
Conference web page: http://www.icar2009.org/

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COMMITTEES
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* Honorary Chairs
Rolf Dieter Schraft, Fraunhofer IPA
Gerd Hirzinger, DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics

* General Chair
Erwin Prassler, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences

* Program Chair
Paolo Fiorini, Univ. of Verona

* Workshop and Tutorial Chair
Gerhard Kraetzschmar, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences

* Financial Chair
Rainer Bischoff, KUKA Roboter GmbH

* Publication Chair
Martin Hägele, Fraunhofer IPA

* Publicity Chair
Monica Reggiani, Univ. of Padua

* Industrial Liaison Chair
Gisbert Lawitzky, Siemens AG

* International Steering Committee
J. Angeles (Canada)
A.K. Bejczy (USA)
Alicia Casals (Spain)
Paulo Dario, University of Pisa (Italy)
B. Espiau (France)
George Giralt (France)
J.O. Gray (UK)
Gerd Hirzinger, German Aerospace Center (Gemany)
Oussama Khatib, Stanford University (USA)
Giulio Sandini, University of Genoa (Italy)
Rolf Dieter Schraft (Gemany)
Jon Trevelyan, Durham University (UK)
Y. Umetani (Japan)

* Local Organizer
Corinna Noltenius, GPS Gesellschaft für Produktionssysteme GmbH

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VENUE
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All sessions and activities of the ICAR 2009 will be held at the
Munich Marriott Hotel, Berliner Strasse 93, Munich, Germany


Best regards,
Gerhard Kraetzschmar
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