[robotics-worldwide] CFP LAB-RS'09

Terry Huntsberger terry.huntsberger at jpl.nasa.gov
Sat Jan 10 11:29:05 PST 2009

First call for papers
                 2nd ECSIS Symposium on Learning
           and Adaptive  Behavior in Robotic Systems
                                  LAB-RS 2009
                       Iasi, Romania   July 22-24, 2009.
The Proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press.  
Symposium is being held in conjunction with:
--ARTIPED (July 25-27, 2009), The Exploratory Workshop on Assistive
and Recuperative Technologies for Injured, ill, Pregnant, Elderly and
people with Disabilities, and
--ISRIS  (July 22-27, 2009), The International School on Robotics
and Intelligent  Systems with the theme: Assistive robots and systems
for healthcare and rehabilitation.

A short description of LAB-RS 2009:

Aim and scope: Learning and adaptive behaviors are key to robotics  
operation in real world environments. While there have been important
developments at the theoretical level and in simulations or laboratory
environments, the transfer of these methods onto real-world platforms  
been limited. This symposium aims to provide a forum for advancement of
learning and adaptation in robotics systems to high capability levels  
to those of biological systems. It seeks reports on new concepts,  
demonstrations, and fielded robotic systems that exhibit learning and  
behaviors. The focus of the 2009 Symposium is learning and adaptation in
robots working within environments in close proximity to other robots  
and humans.

LAB-RS  2009 will take place in Iasi, Romania. The capital of the  
principality of Moldavia, Iasi is a city immersed in history and  
culture, yet trendy
and vibrant due to the tens of thousands of university students that  
live in
Romania’s oldest and second largest university city.  The social program
will include a tour to the famous painted monasteries of Northern  
and Iasi sightseeing.

LAB-RS 2008 took place in Edinburgh, Scotland and included keynotes,
presentations, demonstrations and a video competition. The proceedings
were published by IEEE.  The awards (each accompanied by a $1000 cash  
  included the Homayoun Seraji Award,for best paper, won by R. Felix  
and Jochen J. Steil, from Bielefeld University, Germany, for the  
paper "Recurrent
neural autoassociative learning of forward and inverse kinematics for  
generation of the redundant PA-10 robot,"  and Best Video Award, to  
T. Noda,
S. Ikemoto, D. Quevedo, T. Shimizu, H. Sumioka, H. Ishihara, Y.  
Y. Yoshikawa, T. Minato, Hiroshi Ishiguro and Minoru Asada from JST  
Project, Osaka University, Japan for the video titled "CB2: Child  
Robot with
Biomimetic Body"

LAB-RS 2009 Topics:


     * Robot learning
     * Dynamics of learning
     * Learning in real environments
     * Adaptive behaviours
     * Bio-inspired algorithms and technologies
     * Neural networks
     * Evolutionary algorithms
     * Adaptive information processing
     * Cooperative and collaborative robotics
     * Collaborative learning
     * Soft computing techniques
     * Dynamic and reinforcement learning
     * Legged locomotion
     * Flying robots
     * Hybrid and adaptive architectures
     * Adaptive multi-robot behaviors
     * Adaptive information processing
     * Socially adaptive robots
     * Sensory-control for learning/adaptive robots
Application areas

     * Autonomous ground vehicles
     * Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
     * Unmanned Underwater Vehicles
     * Industrial Robots
     * Construction Robots
     * Humanoids and Actroids
     * Human-centric systems
     * Security robots
     * Training systems (modelling, simulation, virtual environments)
     * Cooperative and collaborative robotics
     * Entertainment robots
     * Educational robots
     * Agricultural robots
     * Medical robots, therapy and surgical applications
     * Space robotics

We invite 6-page original submissions, to be uploaded on the website
(not yet active). Papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society
and will be available on IEEE Xplore within 3 Months after the
LAB-RS 2009 Symposium.

Important Dates:
Proposals for special sessions:   February 20, 2009
Deadline for papers: 	           March 9, 2009
Author notification: 	                   April 6, 2009
Camera ready: 	                   April 27, 2009
Author/Early registration: 	   May 30, 2009

Symposium Chair
Terry Huntsberger, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA

Symposium Co-Chairs
Eddie Tunstel, Applied Physics Laboratory, John Hopkins University, USA
Tughrul Arslan, University of Edinburgh, UK

Program Chair
Adrian Stoica, NASA JPL and U Edinburgh
Video Competition Track Chair
Didier Keymeulen, NASA/JPL, USA

Local Organizing Committee
Ioan Doroftei, TUI, Romania
Mircea Slanina, ECSIS, Romania
Ionut Olaru, CNRS -LIRMM, France and ECSIS
Ahmed El-Rayis, University of Edinburgh, UK

The website for the last year's LAB-RS 2008 Symposium
is at:


Please pass this call on to any of your colleagues who may be interested
in proposing a special session, submitting a paper, or attending LAB- 
and I hope that you can submit a paper as well.

Opinions are mine and may not reflect
policy of NASA, Caltech or JPL
Terry Huntsberger
MS 198-219
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
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