[robotics-worldwide] [ROBIO 2008 CFP] 2008 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Biomimetics

Zhidong Wang zhidwang at ieee.org
Mon Jun 16 07:46:26 PDT 2008

Dear Colleague

We would greatly appreciate that you distribute this Call for Paper
and contribute papers to the conference.

                 Call for Papers

2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics 
                   (ROBIO 2008)
              December 14-17, 2008
               Bangkok, Thailand


The IEEE ROBIO 2008 conference will take place from December 14 to 17, 2008 at the Imperial Queen's Park Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. The theme of Robio 2008 is "Information Technology Enabled Robotics and Biomimetics", reflecting the ever growing interests in research, development and applications in the dynamic and exciting areas of robotics and biomimetics. Bangkok is an exciting and fast growing city with business, entertainment and shopping areas. ROBIO 2008 promises to be a great event for researchers and scholars in robotics and biomimetics areas, with attractive technical and social programs. The ROBIO 2008 conference invites high quality original research and development papers in all areas related to robotics, biomimetics and related topics. The TOPICS covered by the conference are but not limited to:

  # Robotics                    # Biomimetics
  # Mechatronics                # Control
  # Vision                      # Automation
  # Signal Processing           # Power Electronics
  # Sensing and Measurement     # Computational Intelligence
  # Emerging Technologies

Important Dates:

July 21, 2008:    Submission of original PDF full papers & video clips
July 21, 2008:    Submission of proposals for tutorials & workshops
October 1, 2008:  Notification of paper, video clip and T/W acceptance
October 20, 2008: Submission of final IEEE PDF papers & video clips

Contributed Papers:
Original papers are solicited in all related areas of robotics and biomimetics. Full papers must be submitted in PDF format prepared strictly following the IEEE PDF Requirements for Creating PDF Documents for the IEEE XploreR. For detailed format information, please visit the conference web page.

All accepted papers will be indexed by EI and included in IEEE XploreR.

Oral and Poster Presentation:
There are two categories of paper presentations: oral and poster. The desired category can be selected at submission but there is no difference in the review process and the inclusion in IEEE XploreR and EI. Posters will be presented during a specially designated session at the Conference. If a paper is selected to be presented in a poster session, an electronic file of the poster has to be submitted along with the final version of the manuscript. The Conference will provide printing services for all posters.

Best Paper Competition:
All submitted papers will be included in the evaluation for the Best Conference Paper and Best Student Paper Competitions. In addition, the Best Poster will also be awarded.

Tutorials & Workshops:
Proposals for tutorials and workshops addressing new topics in robotics and biomimetics are invited for submission to the T/W Chairs.

      IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
      Michigan State University
      Asian Institute of Technology

Technical Co-Sponsors:
      Thai Robotics Society
      The Robotics Society of Japan
      The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers
      The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
      The Robio Foundation
      National Electronics and Computer Technology Center


Honorary Conference Chairs:
      Said Irandoust    Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
      Pansak Siriruchatapong    NECTEC, Thailand

Advisory Committee Chair:
      Tzyh-Jong Tarn    Washington University, USA

Advisory Committee Co-Chairs:
      Paolo Dario    Scuola Superiore, Sant'Anna, Italy
      Toshio Fukuda    Nagoya University, Japan
      Shigeo Hirose    Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
      Chih-Ming Ho    University of California, Los Angeles, USA

General Chair:
      Ning Xi    Michigan State University, USA

General Co-Chairs:
      William R. Hamel    University of Tennessee, USA
      Worsak Kanoknukulchai    Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
      Kazuhiro Kosuge    Tohoku University, Japan
      Ren Luo    National Taiwan University, Taiwan
      Bruno Siciliano    Universita di Napoli Federico II, Italy

Program Chair:
      Toshio Fukuda    Nagoya University, Japan

Program Co-Chairs:
      Hajime Asama    University of Tokyo, Japan
      Prabhas Chongstitvatana    Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
      Djitt Laowattana    King Mongkut's Univ. of Tech. Thonburi, Thailand
      Yangmin Li    University of Macau, China
      Jackrit Suthakorn    Mahidol University, Thailand
      Yuechao Wang    CAS Shenyang Institute of Automation, China
      Jian-Wei Zhang    University of Hamburg, Germany

Organizing Committee Chairs:
      Manukid Parnichkun    Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
      Zhidong Wang    Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan

Special Foucs Area Chairs:
      Yasuhisa Hirata    Tohoku University, Japan
      Huosheng Hu    University of Essex, UK
      Suthee Phoojaruenchanachai    NECTEC, Thailand
      Dong Sun    City University of Hong Kong, China
      Kazuhito Yokoi    AIST, Japan

Invited Session Chairs:
      Yantao Shen    University of Nevada, USA
      Shuxiang Guo    Kagawa University, Japan
      Jason J. Gu    Dalhousie University, Canada
      Jitkasame Ngarmnil    Mahanakorn University of Technology, Thailand

Tutorial & Workshop Chairs:
      Imad H. Elhajj    American University of Beirut, Lebanon
      Mongkol Mongkolwongrojn    King Mongkut's Inst. of Tech. Ladkrabang
      Dongbing Gu    University of Essex, UK
      Zhiwei Luo    Kobe University, Japan

Industrial Sessions Chairs:
      Hiroki Murakami    IHI, Japan
      Sutat Patomnuphong    NECTEC, Thailand
      George Zhang    ABB, USA

Videos Chair:
      Hidenori Ishihara    Kagawa University, Japan
      Qiang Huang    Beijing Institute of Technology, China
      Sukon Puntunan    Royal Thai Air Force Academy, Thailand

Poster Session Chair:
      Nyesunthi Apiwattanalunggarn    Kasetsart University, Thailand
      Xiaobo Tan    Michigan State University, USA
      Yong Yu    Kagoshima University, Japan

Publicity Chairs:
      Li-Chen Fu    National Taiwan University, Taiwan
      Antoine Ferreira    University of Orleans, France
      Kin-Huat Low    Nanyang Tech University, Singapore
      Thaweedej Sirithanapipat    Kasetsart University, Thailand
      Satoshi Tadokoro    Tohoku University, Japan
      Uche Wejinya    University of Arkansas, USA

Awards Committee Chairs:
      Max Meng    Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
      Kontorn Chamniprasart    Suranaree Univ. of Tech., Thailand
      Makoto Kaneko    Osaka University, Japan
      Shigeki Sugano    Waseda University, Japan

Exhibitions Chair:
      Montri Karnchanadecha    Pince of Songkhla University, Thailand
      Takanori Shibata    AIST, Japan
      Jizhong Xiao    City University of New York, USA

Publications Chairs:
      Waree Kongprawechnon    Sirindhorn International Inst. of Tech., Thailand
      Aiguo Ming    University of Electro-Communications, Japan

Technical Tour Chair:
      Nitin Afzulpurkar    Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Finance Adviser
      Xiaoping Yun    Post Naval Graduate School, USA

Finance Chair:
      Weihua Shen    Oklahoma State University, USA

Local Arrangement Chairs:
      Siripun Thongchai    King Mongkut's Inst. of Tech. North Bangkok, Thailand

Registration Chairs:
      Guangyong Li    University of Pittsburgh, USA
      Peerayot Sanposh    Kasetsart University, Thailand

E-media Chairs:
      Jindong Tan    Michigan Technological University, USA"
      Theerayuth Chatchanayuenyong    Mahasarakam University, Thailand

Zhidong WANG,  Ph.D, Professor
Dept. of Advanced Robotics
Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan
Tel/Fax: +81-47-478-0142

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