[robotics-worldwide] IAS-10 Conference deadline approaching and info IAS-Society

Christian Plagemann cplagemann at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 00:47:25 PST 2008

Dear Colleague,

the deadline for submitting papers to the Tenth Int. Conference on 
Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-10) is approaching soon this 
Wednesday February 27 (already extended)

IAS-10 will run on  23 - 25 July 2008 at the Kongresshaus, in Baden 
Baden (Germany).  You can dowload full information about the Conference 
from its web page:


On behalf of Dr. Enrico Pagello, President of the IAS Society, the host 
association of the IAS Conferences series (one of the oldest Robotics 
Conference series), I would like to bring to your attention the 
opportunity to contribute to IAS-10, the tenth adniversay, 22 years 
later the first IAS held in Amsterdam in 1986.

During the IAS-9 Conference, held in Japan, we decided that since next 
IAS-10 Conference, all participants to IAS Conferences will become 
automatically members of the IAS-Society for a  two years period, upon 
having signed an application.

Thus, if you will participate to IAS-10, You will become a IAS-Society 
member, since August 2008 till July 2010. In exchange, You will be 
allowed to get a two years subscription to RAS  from January 2009 till 
December 2010, at a discounted price.

I have copied for your convenience at the end of this mail information 
about both IAS-10 Conference, and IAS Society. More info can be 
downloaded from our web page

Looking forward to meeting You in Baden-Baden!

Best Regards
  Enrico Pagello, President of the IAS Society
  Ruediger Dillmann, IAS 10 General Chair
  Wolfram Burgard, IAS 10 Program Chair
  Christian Plagemann, Conference Management and Local Arrangements


*The 10th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems
     23 - 25 July 2008
Kongresshaus, Baden Baden, Germany
State-of-the-art autonomous systems are not limited anymore to 
structured and fully defined environments. Current research covers 
aerial, under water, and automotive robotics as well as systems that are 
deployed to human-centered environments.

The 10th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems will 
bring together leading researchers interested in all aspects of autonomy 
and adaptivity of artificial systems.

In the spirit of the previous stimulating meetings, the goal of this 
conference is to lay out new scientific ideas and design principles for 
artificial systems able to act in real-world environments and thus 
improve the quality of live in the human society.

The conference will be located in the beautiful southern-German City of 


    * Submissions are now open. Please prepare and upload your 
submissions according to the information in the Author Area .
      Submissions are accepted until 15th February 2008.

    * Selected IAS-10 papers will be invited for a special issue of the 
Robotics and Autonomous Systems Journal published by Elsevier.

    * IAS-10 will be co-located with the IARP Workshop on Environmental 
Maintenance & Protection and with the Symposium on Recent Advances in 
Neuro-Robotics .

 All submissions and proposals
  February 15, 2008
 Notification of acceptance
    April 1, 2008
 Final manuscript submission
       May 1, 2008

Conference Committees

General Chair
Rüdiger Dillmann , Univ. Karlsruhe (TH), Germany

General Program Chair
Wolfram Burgard , Albert-Ludwigs-Univ. Freiburg, Germany

Area Program Co-Chairs
Paul Levi  (Program Co-Chair Europe)
Nicholas Roy  (Program Co-Chair America)
Hajime Asama  (Program Co-Chair Asia)

Steering Committee
Tamio Arai  (Asia)
Maria Gini  (America)
Anthony Stentz  (America)
Nancy Amato  (America)
Frans Groen  (Europe)
Enrico Pagello  (Europe)


*Foundation of the IAS Society

The Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS) Society was founded on July 
14th 1994. At the IAS-2 conference in Amsterdam a questionnaire was 
distributed to get an indication on whether there is sufficient interest 
to found an IAS Society. It was proposed that this Society should have 
as primary aim the organization of the IAS conference every other year. 
Alternatively, a workshop on a specific topic could be organized in 
those years when no conference is being held. It was also suggested that 
Society members would receive a newsletter informing them on the 
activities of the Society. During the IAS-3 conference in Pittsburgh 
(1993) the ideas were further discussed and it was decided to establish 
the IAS Society. In the last thirteen years the ideas have been further 
developed. It has been decided that the Society membership fee includes 
a subscription to the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Journal. This 
journal is from now onwards also publish a news page from the Society.

The IAS Society has a Governing Board consisting of:

    * E. Pagello, President (The University of Padua, Italy)
    * R. Dillman, Vice-President (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
    * T. Arai, Secretary (University of Tokyo, Japan)
    * F.C.A. Groen, Treasurer (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
    * Maria Gini, (University of Minneapolis, USA)
    * Hyungsuk Cho, (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 

Society membership can be applied for by filling in the membership form. 
As a member of the Society you will not only be informed on the 
activities of the Society, but you will also have the possibility to 
influence the composition of its Governing Board, and consequently the 
content and place of the next IAS conference. In addition, members will 
automatically receive a subscription to the Robotics and Autonomous 
Systems Journal.

The next Conference is IAS-10 to be held in Baden baden, Germany, 23 - 
25 July 2008

Members of the Honorary board of the Society are:

    * L.O. Hertzberger, (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
    * T. Kanade, (Carnegie-Mellon University, USA)
    * H. Inoue, (University of Tokyo, Japan)

E-mail: info at ias-society.org
Web: www.ias-society.org

RAS Journal and IAS Society

Sign up to Membership of the IAS Society to enjoy a personal 
subscription to the host Journal Robotics and Autonomous Systems.

As of 1995, the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Journal is affiliated to 
the Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS) Society (founded by the 
organizers of the IAS Conferences).

As a member of the IAS Society you can benefit form the following:

    * subscription to the journal Robotics and Autonomous Systems at a 
special discounted rate
    * information through the IAS Society news page in the journal 
Robotics and Autonomous Systems.
    * be involved in the composition of the IAS Society Governing Board.
    * be involved in the organization of the next IAS Conferences.

Robotics and Autonomous Systems


    * Prof. T. Arai, University of Tokyo, Department of Precision 
Engineering, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo,133-8656, Japan
    * Prof. R. Dillmann, University of Karlsuhe, Institut fur 
Prozessrechentechnik, Automation und Robotik, Kaiserstr. 12, D-76128 
Karlsruhe, Germany
    * Prof. R. Grupen, University of Massachusetts, Computer Science 
Department, 140 Governors Drive Amherst, MA 01003-9264, USA

Aims and Scope

Robotics and Autonomous Systems will carry

    * articles describing fundamental developments in the field of 
robotics, with special emphasis on autonomous systems. An important goal 
of this journal is to extend the state of the art in both symbolic and 
sensory based robot control and learning in the context of autonomous 
    * articles on the theoretical, computational and experimental 
aspects of autonomous systems, or modules of such systems. Application 
environments of interest include industrial, outdoor and outer space 
where advanced robotic techniques are required for autonomous systems to 
accomplish goals without human intervention; this includes robotics for 
hazardous and hostile environments.
    * brief reports on international meetings in the field, as well as 
an occasional multi-author debate on current topics of interest.

The Robotics and Autonomous Systems Journal covers the following topics:

    * symbol mediated robot behavior control;
    * sensory mediated robot behavior control;
    * active sensory processing and control;
    * industrial applications of autonomous systems;
    * sensor modeling and data interpretation; e.g., models and software 
for sensor data integration, 3D scene analysis, environment description 
and modeling, pattern recognition;
    * robust techniques in AI and sensing; e.g., uncertainty modeling, 
graceful degradation of systems;
    * robot programming; e.g., on-line and off-line programming, 
discrete event dynamical systems, fuzzy logic;
    * CAD-based robotics; e.g., CAD-based vision, reverse engineering.
    * robot simulation and visualization tools;
    * tele-autonomous systems;
    * micro electro-mechanical robots;
    * robot control architectures;
    * robot planning, adaptation and learning;
    * autonomous systems.

Abstracted/Indexed In
Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Compuscience, Computer Abstracts, EIC 
Intelligence, Engineering Index/Compendex, INSPEC Information Services.
Subscription Conditions

The reduced yearly member subscription rate for the Robotics and 
Autonomous Systems Journal is available in accordance with the following 

    * That they are exclusively for personal use by individual members 
of the Intelligent Autonomous Systems Society (IAS).
    * That they are accepted only on a year basis (January to December).
    * That they only apply to the Volumes published in the current 
subscription period and do not apply to Back Volumes.


Christian Plagemann

Institute of Computer Science
Autonomous Intelligent Systems
Georges-Koehler-Allee 079
D-79110 Freiburg, Germany

Phone:  +49 (0) 761 203-8020
Mobile: +49 (0) 177 748-6658
Fax  :  +49 (0) 761 203-8007


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