[robotics-worldwide] ROBOCOMM 2009: Call for Papers

Kasper Stoy kaspers at mmmi.sdu.dk
Wed May 21 08:35:24 PDT 2008


ROBOCOMM 2009: Call for Papers

Second International Conference on Robot Communication and Coordination
Marts 31 - April 2, 2009
Odense, Denmark
http://robocomm.org/

The Second International Conference on Robot Communication and 
Coordination targets the convergence of robotics and communications, 
acting as a common forum for the two communities. The event will promote 
cross-pollination of these two areas, adding to our understanding of the 
interaction between these two exciting computer science research areas.

Robotics is an interdisciplinary field, having benefited greatly from 
interactions with mechanics, control theory, and electronics. Lately, 
with the unprecedented growth of wireless communication technologies, 
the growing attention devoted to sensor networks and ad-hoc networks, 
and the emergence of commodity robotics platforms, networked robotics 
represents an exciting new research direction.

Networked robotics offers a framework for coordination of complex mobile 
systems, thus providing the natural common ground for convergence of 
information processing, communication theory and control theory. It 
poses significant challenges, requiring the integration of communication 
theory, software engineering, distributed sensing and control into a 
common framework. Furthermore, robots are unique in that their motion 
and tasking control systems are co-located with the communications 
mechanisms. This allows the co-exploitation of individual subsystems to 
provide completely new kinds of networked or distributed autonomy.

ROBOCOMM is a leading-edge conference where prominent researchers with 
different backgrounds can exchange ideas for a common framework that 
will enable new applications based on large scale networks of mobile or 
modular robots. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• Robotic interactions with sensors
• Communication protocols for tele-operated and tele-reflexive robots
• Intra-sensor communications within individual robots
• Communication protocols for flocks and swarms of networked robots
• Distributed coordination of modular robots or mobile robots
• Situated and embodied communication
• Biologically-inspired or biomimetic robot communication
• Exploiting the interactions between communications and autonomy
• Localization and tracking using robotic communications
• Industrial applications of networked robotics
• Real-time software for robot teams or modular robots
• Wired networking for robots
• Advanced communication systems for single tele-operated robots

The proceedings will be published by Springer as part of the new series 
Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics 
and Telecommunications Engineering (LNICST) and will be available 
through Springer’s digital library (SpringerLink).

The conference will take place in modern conference facilities located 
at the University of Southern Denmark. The university is on the 
outskirts of Odense, which is the 4th largest town in Denmark and the 
birthplace of the fairytale-writer H.C. Andersen.

Two workshops will be held on Monday 30 April. The precise topics are to 
be announced and will most likely focus on the theoretical foundation of 
the field.

############## Important Dates #################
Full paper due: 15 November 2008
Notification of acceptance: 15 January 2009
Final version due: 15 February 2009
Conference: 31 Marts - 2 April 2009
############## Organizers #####################

General Chairs:
Ramesh Govindan (Univ. Southern California)
Kasper Stoy (Univ. Southern Denmark)

General Vice Chairs:
Brian Gerkey (Willow Garage, California)
Kamin Whitehouse (University of Virginia)

Program Chairs:
Saikat Ray (Univ. of Bridgeport)
Luca Schenato (Univ. of Padova)
Bruno Sinopoli (CMU)

Publicity Chair:
Sonia Martinez (Univ. of California, San Diego)

Industry Chair:
Roberto Sannino (STMicroelectronics)

Steering Commitee Chair:
Imrich Chlamtac (CREATE-NET)

Steering Commitee Members:
P.R. Kumar (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana Campaign)
Francesco Dr Pellegrini (CREATE-NET)
Jason Redi (BBN)
Alcherio Martinoli (EPFL)
Magnus Egerstedt (GATECH)

Demo Chair and Vice Chair:
Francesco Mondada (EPFL)
David Brandt (Univ. Southern Denmark)

Local Chair:
Ulrik Pagh Schultz (Univ. Southern Denmark)

Conference Organizer and Financial Chair:
Karen Decker (ICST)



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