[robotics-worldwide] International Conference on Robot Communication and Coordination RoboComm 09

Sonia Martinez soniamd at ucsd.edu
Tue Nov 4 09:16:05 PST 2008

Dear colleague,

We invite you to submit a paper or a proposal for a half-day or full-day 
tutorial and workshop to the Second International Conference on Robot 
Communication and Coordination RoboComm 2009, to be held in Odense 
Denmark on 31 March--2 April 2009.


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.

Thematic Areas

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-operatated 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 betweeen communications and autonomy
  * Localization and tracking using robotic communications
  * Industrial applications of networked robotics
  * Real-time software for mobile robots or modular robots
  * Wired networking for robots
  * Advanced communication systems for single tele-operated robots

ROBOCOMM will encompass the above mentioned aspects and will encourage 
the largest possible involvement of industrial partners who are involved 
in networked robotics and controls. This will provide a dialog between 
the academic and the industrial communities that will promote the growth 
of networked robotics.

Submission Instructions:

Please visit www.robocomm.org for instructions of how to submit your 

Best regards,
Sonia Martinez
Publicity Chair of RoboComm 09

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