[robotics-worldwide] 2nd CFP: CLAWAR 2009

H. Levent AKIN akin at boun.edu.tr
Tue Feb 17 05:47:15 PST 2009

Apologies for multiple postings.

12th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the 
Support Technologies for Mobile Machines
09 – 11 September, 2009, Istanbul, Turkey


Call for Papers
Robotics is an exciting field in engineering and natural sciences. 
Robotics has already made important widespread contributions and impact 
in industrial robots for tasks such as assembly, welding, painting, and 
material handling. In parallel, we have also witnessed the emergence of 
special service robots which perform valuable jobs, in new environments 
such as search and rescue, surveillance, exploration and security 
missions as well as provide assistance to a variety of users. The 
emergence of mobile machines, such as the climbing and walking robots, 
for these missions in un-structured environments, has significantly 
broadened challenges that must be considered by robotics research.

The purpose of the 12th International Conference on Climbing and Walking 
Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines
(CLAWAR'2009) is to provide a venue where researchers, scientists, 
engineers and practitioners throughout the world can come together to
present and discuss the latest achievements, future challenges and 
exciting applications for mobile service machines in general, and 
climbing and walking robots in particular. In order to benefit all 
participants, and also to maximize the interaction, the technical 
program of this conference is intentionally tailored to having 
relatively few parallel tracks. Each track will accommodate 
peer-reviewed articles, comprising regular and special sessions, dealing 
with theoretical, experimental and application works. Moreover, the 
conference will include several keynote lectures and poster sessions.

Topics of Interest (non-exhaustive list):

• Autonomous robots
• Tele-operated robots
• Biologically-inspired systems and solutions
• Innovative design of CLAWAR
• Modelling and simulation of CLAWAR
• Planning and control
• Co-operative robot systems
• Intelligence and learning for CLAWAR
• Innovative actuators and power supplies
• Innovative sensors and sensor networks
• Positioning & localization
• Perception and sensor fusion
• Guidance and navigation
• Manipulation and gripping
• Legged locomotion
• Wheeled locomotion
• Hybrid locomotion
• Micro and nano robots
• Tele-presence and virtual reality
• Service robot standards and standardization
• SME robotics

• Planetary exploration
• Security
• Emergence rescue operations
• Surveillance
• Reconnaissance
• Education
• Biomedical robots
• Rehabilitation and function restoration
• Petrochemical applications
• Inspection
• Construction
• Entertainment
• Helping the elderly and the disabled
• Manufacturing
• Performing and creative arts robots
• Personal robots
• Robots for domestic environments
• Service robots
• Space robots
• Assistive robots
• Sport and exercise robots

Important Dates:
March 1, 2009 Submission of Extended Abstracts
April 15, 2009 Notification of Acceptance
May 15, 2009 Submission of Final (accepted) Papers
June 1, 2009 Early Bird Registration
June 1, 2009 Author Registration
July 1, 2009 Preliminary Program
September 9-11, 2009 Conference

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