[robotics-worldwide] CFP IEEE ARSO2009 in Tokyo, Japan

Takanori Shibata shibata-takanori at aist.go.jp
Mon Apr 27 00:14:06 PDT 2009

Call for Papers
The 2009 IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts
ARSO2009 will be held on November 23-25, 2009 at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo,
Japan. The workshop series started in Nagoya in year 2005, and traveled
through Beijing (2006), Hsinchu (2007), and Taipei (2008), and will bring
the spirits to Tokyo. The 5th workshop is overlapping with The 2009
International Robot Exhibition scheduled from November 25 to November 28,
2009 at the same place.
ARSO2009 aims at discussing advanced robotics R&D and its implications to
economic and social systems. Participants will be world class robotic
researchers, investors, economists, and representatives of industry and
government. The workshop consists of single session with discussions on
cutting edge technologies, business opportunities and the social impact to
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 
- Service Robot
- Security Robot
- Surgical Robot 
- Entertainment and Amusement Robot 
- Education Robot 
- Assistive and Rehabilitation Robot
- Foresight and Prospect 
- New Business Models 
- New Initiatives and Strategies for New Industries 
- Socio-economic Impacts 
- Culture Creation 
- Education and Skill Transfer 
- Traceability and Safety
Important Deadlines:
June 1, 2009  Proposals for Organized Sessions:
July 1, 2009  Submission of full-length papers 
              Notification of Organized sessions Acceptance
Sep. 1, 2009  Notification of Paper Acceptance
Oct. 1, 2009  Submission of final camera-ready papers
Contributed Papers: All papers must be submitted electronically in PDF
format by July 1, 2009. The maximum number of pages is limited to six,
including figures. Detailed instructions for paper submissions and format
can be found on the conference web site.
Organized Sessions: Organized Sessions are welcome. Five or six papers
should be submitted for an organized session. Prospective organizers should
submit a brief statement of purpose for the sessions and the titles of the
papers electronically in PDF format by June 1, 2009. Detailed instructions
of submissions can be found on the conference web site.
Organizing Committee
Honorary Chair: 
Fumio Harashima, Japan
Founding Chair: 
Toshio Fukuda, Japan 
General Co-Chairs: 
Shigeki Sugano, Waseda Univ., Japan 
Kazuhito Yokoi, AIST, Japan 
Program Chair: 
Hajime Asama, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan
Program Co-Chairs: 
Ren C. Luo, National Taiwan Univ., Taiwan 
Rudiger Dillmann, Univ. of Karlsruhe, Germany
Publications Chair: 
Tetsuo Kotoku, AIST, Japan
Publicity Chairs: 
Takanori Shibata, AIST, Japan 
Ju-Jang Lee, KAIST, Korea 
Cecilia Laschi, SSSA, Italy 
Kevin Lynch, Northwestern Univ., USA 
E-media Chair: 
Kenji Suzuki, Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan
Finance Chair: 
Hiromi Mochiyama, Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan
Local Arrangements Co-Chairs: 
Hiroyasu Miwa, AIST, Japan 
Seiichi Miyakoshi, AIST, Japan
Conference Secretariat: 
Hiroyasu Iwata, Waseda Univ., Japan 
Kanako Mirura, AIST, Japan 
Email: info at arso2009.org
International Advisory Committee
International Advisory Committee Chair: 
Tzyh-Jong Tarn, USA
International Advisory Committee Members: 
Kazuhiro Kosuge (Japan) 
Satoshi Tadokoro (Japan)
Shinsuke Sakakibara (Japan)
Hideki Hashimoto (Japan)
Katsu Ikeuchi (Japan) 
Tatsuo Arai (Japan)
Makoto Kaneko (Japan)
Sang-Rok Oh (South Korea)
Hong Qiao (China)
Li-Chen Fu (Taiwan)
Max Meng (Hong Kong)
Christian Laugier (France)
Raja Chatila (France)
Bruno Siciliano (Italy)
Paolo Fiorini (Italy)
Alicia Casals (Spain)
Aude Billard (Switzerland)
Gregory Dudek (Canada)
Peter Allen (USA)
Rajiv Dubey (USA)
Ken Goldberg (USA)
Cynthia Breazeal (USA) 
Ronald Arkin (USA)
Shu Ishiguro (Japan)
Ren C. Luo (Taiwan)
Takanori Shibata, Ph.D.


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