[robotics-worldwide] ROBOCOMM 2009 - Call for Participation

Kasper Stoy kaspers at mmmi.sdu.dk
Tue Feb 10 07:28:06 PST 2009

OBOCOMM 2009 - Call for Participation

31 March -- 2 April 2009, Odense, Denmark

Early registration: 1 March 2009
Late registration: 22 March 2009
Information and on-line registration: http://www.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 sens- ing 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.

Topics of Interest:
ROBOCOMM is a leading-edge conference where prominent researchers with 
backgrounds can ex- change ideas for a common framework that will enable 
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 IEEE through their digital library 

Two tutorials entitled “Building Ubiquitous Robot Systems: A hands-on 
tutorial” and
“Introduction to Spatial Com- puting” will be held on Tuesday 31 April.

Conference Facilities:
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.

Kasper Stoy
General Co-Chair, ROBOCOMM 2009

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