[robotics-worldwide] Call for Papers - 5th International Conference on Computational Intelligence; Robotics and Autonomous Systems (CIRAS 2008) - June 19 - 21 2008 - Linz / Austria

Norman Weiss (CIRAS 2008) norman.weiss at ciras2008.org
Wed Feb 27 13:44:13 PST 2008

Dear colleague,

we would like to invite to the 5th International Conference on 
Computational Intelligence, Robotics and Autonomous Systems (CIRAS 
2008). The first CIRAS was held in 2001 in Singapore and, since that 
time, it has become a respected platform in its focus area. Whereas the 
previous conferences have had a strong focus on the Asian region, CIRAS 
is now for the first time being held in Europe. It will take place from 
June 19 to June 21, 2008 in Linz, Austria.

CIRAS will focus on research directions that are broadly covered by the 
fields Computational Intelligence (CI), Robotics and Autonomous Systems.
It is intended to provide a common platform for knowledge dissemination 
among researchers working in these and related areas.

Selected papers from humanoid robotics sessions will be published in the 
June 2009 issue of the Int. Journal of Humanoid Robotics.

For more information, we have included a short summary of the call for 
papers below. Alternatively, see http://www.ciras2008.org .
The call for papers in PDF format can be found at 

Please also consider to distribute this invitation to other colleagues 
at your discretion. If - for any reason - you should have received 
multiple copies of this announcement, we wish to apologize for any 

With best regards
The CIRAS2008 organizers

----Summary of call for papers----

CIRAS 2008 - 5th International Conference on Computational Intelligence, 
Robotics and Autonomous Systems June 19 - 21, 2008, Linz, Austria

Organized by
Institute of Handling Devices and Robotics - Vienna University of 
Technology, Austria
Faculty of Computer Science - Technical University of Dortmund, Germany

Supporting Institutions
City of Linz
Swiss Informatics Society
Austrian Computer Society
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society - Singapore Chapter
Federation of International Robot-Soccer Association (FIRA)
National University of Singapore

Concurrent Events
The FIRA EuroCup 2008 in robot soccer will be held in conjunction with 
CIRAS 2008. The robot soccer games and the conference provide a good 
opportunity for scientists and engineers to interact with one another in 
a relaxing but stimulating environment.
The FIFA EuroCup 2008 in human soccer will take place June, 7-29, 2008 
in Austria and Switzerland. Closest Matches are in Vienna.

CIRAS2008 Topics include but are not limited to
Intelligent Control
Real Time Control
DNA Computing
Life Sciences
Fuzzy Systems
Neuro-Fuzzy Systems
Neural Networks (NN)
Autonomous Systems
Multi-Agent Systems (MAS)
System Design Automation
Humanoid Robots
Sensor Fusion
Sensor Networks
Cooperative Robotics
Evolutionary Robotics
Robot Soccer Systems
Evolvable Hardware
Distributed Systems
Embedded Systems
Non-Linear Systems
Educational Technology
Rough Sets
Data Mining
Power Systems
Genetic Algorithms (GA)
Evolutionary Computation (EC)
Hybrid CI Algorithms
Distributed Evolutionary Algorithms
Real Time Evolutionary Computation
Evolutionary Logistics
Evolutionary Systems
Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithms

Paper Submission
Authors are invited to submit original works in the form of full papers 
(up to 6 A4 pages). All papers are peer-reviewed. Please see website for 
more details.

Special Sessions
CIRAS 2008 solicits special session proposals. Special sessions are 
intended to initiate in-depth discussions in areas relevant to the 
conference theme. The session organizers will coordinate the associated 
review process. The conference proceedings will include all papers from 
the special sessions.

Important Dates
Full Paper Submission Deadline:    April 21, 2008
Notification of Acceptance:    May 5, 2008
Camera-ready Manuscript Due:    May 19, 2008

CIRAS 2008 will be held in Linz, Austria. Linz is in the middle between 
Vienna and Salzburg and just a short train ride away from both cities.

Honorary chair
Prahlad Vadakkepat, SG
Jong-Hwan Kim, KR

General chair
Peter Kopacek, AT
Norbert Jesse, DE

Program chairs
Norman Weiss, AT
Man-Wook Han, AT

Program committee
John Atkinson, CH
Jacky Baltes, CA
Yvan Baudoin, BE
Tan Kay Chen, SG
Gernot Fink, DE
Rüdiger Dillmann, DE
Jon Garibaldi, UK
Sigrid Hafner, DE
Lars Hildebrand, DE
Jun Jo, AU
Abder Koukam, FR
Krzysztof R. Kozlowski , PL
Dikai Liu, AU
Frederic Maire, AU
Drago Matko, SI
Kazuyuki Murase, JP
Ivan Petrovic, HR
Mannes Poel, NL
Ulrich Rückert, DE
Günter Rudolph , DE
Albert L. Schoute, NL
Lakmal Seneviratne, UK
Olivier Simonin, FR
Joaquin Sitte, AU
Frantisek Solc, CZ
Tan Woei Wan, SG
Ulf Witkowski, DE
Liu Xin, CN

CIRAS 2008 Conference Office
Norman Weiss
Phone: +49 231 5702474
Fax: +49 721 151247640
contact at ciras2008.org

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