[robotics-worldwide] Humanoids 2009: Call for Contributions

Asfour, Tamim asfour at ira.uka.de
Mon Apr 27 14:14:54 PDT 2009


      2009 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots

               Paris, France - December 7-10, 2009


The 9th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots will take place on December 7-10, 2009 in the historical and living "Quartier Latin" of Paris, France. The conference will start at the Paris 6 University, take a walk to the École de Médecine and end with a special day at the prestigious historical Collège de France.


Humanoid Robotics is an increasing research topic stimulated both by the perspective of highly challenging applications in servicing robotics and by renewing fundamental research topics in Robotics at large such as Mechatronics, Control, Decision  Making and Human-Robot Interaction. More than that Humanoid Robotics opens synergetic researches towards Life and Human Science. Such openness will constitute the special theme of Humanoids09. 


Papers as well as suggestions for tutorials and workshops from academic and industrial communities and government agencies are solicited in all areas of humanoid robots. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  . Design and control of humanoid robots
  . Humanoid robot platforms for applications
  . Software and hardware architecture, system integration
  . Whole-body motion planning and control
  . Stability and dynamics for humanoid robots
  . Perception, action and cognition for humanoid robots
  . Learning strategies for humanoid robots
  . Humanoid grasping and manipulation
  . Human motion imitation by humanoids
  . Human-humanoid interaction
  . Planning, localization and navigation
  . Human body and behavior modeling
  . Neuro-robotics and humanoids

Contributed papers will be presented either at the single track oral session or during the poster sessions. All contributed papers will appear without distinction in the proceedings of the conference.

Special day:

A special day will be organized in the prestigious historical Collège de France. It will be dedicated to a set of invited keynote lectures focusing on the openness of Humanoid Robotics research towards Life and Human Sciences.
Lecturers will include the following speakers:

  . Alain Berthoz, Collège de France, Paris
  . Olivier Faugeras, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
  . Francesco Lacquaniti, Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata"
  . Yoshi Nakamura, The University of Tokyo
  . Stephan Schaal, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Important Dates

  . June 1st, 2009 - Proposals for Tutorials/Workshops
  . June 24th, 2009 -  Submission of full-length papers 
  . September 1st, 2009 - Notification of Paper Acceptance
  . October 1st, 2009 -  Submission of final camera-ready papers
  . December 7th, 2009 - Workshop and tutorials at Paris 6 University
  . December 8-9th, 2009 - Conference at École de Médecine
  . December 10th, 2009 - Keynote lectures --- Collège de France

Paper Submission:

Submitted papers MUST BE in Portable Document Format (PDF). Papers must be written in English. Six (6) camera-ready pages, including figures and references, are allowed for each paper. Up to two (2) additional pages are allowed for a charge of 80 EUROS for each additional page. Papers over 8 pages will NOT be reviewed/accepted. 

Detailed instructions for paper submissions and format can be found at:

Program committee

General Conference Chair
   Jean-Paul Laumond - LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France

Keynote Lecture Chair
   Alain Berthoz - Collège de France, Paris, France

Program Chair 
   Kazuhito Yokoi - AIST, Tsukuba, Japan

Program co-Chairs
   Tamim Asfour - Karlsruhe University, Germany
   George Lee - Purdue University, USA

Workshop and Tutorial Chairs
   Fethi Ben Ouezdou --- LISV, Versailles, France
   Dennis Hong --- Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA

Award Chair
   Oussama Khatib --- Stanford University, USA

Local Chair
   Philippe Bidaud --- ISIR, Paris, France

Financial Chair
   Nicolas Mansard --- LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France

Webmaster and Publication Chair
   Anthony Mallet --- LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France

Conference Secretary
   Eiichi Yoshida --- AIST, Tsukuba, Japan


Looking forward to seeing you in Paris !

Tamim Asfour 
(On behalf of the program committee) 

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