[robotics-worldwide] Humanoids2009: Call for Papers

Kazuhito Yokoi Kazuhito.Yokoi at aist.go.jp
Thu Jun 18 17:25:40 PDT 2009

Dear potential contributors of Humanoids2009,

Humanoids2009 will have the FIRM deadline of paper submission, as 
stated in the web, Wednesday June 24th 23:59:59. PST (US Pacific Time).

All authors should submit a (draft) paper before the deadline, 
we are closing the submission of new papers and registration of 
new authors.

However the submitted papers are still allowed to be updated until
Friday July 3rd 23:59:59 PST (US Pacific Time).

- Paper Submission (draft paper): June 24th 23:59:59 PST (US
  Pacific Time) FIRM
- Paper Modifications are allowed until July 3rd 23:59:59 PST.


      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 Ecole de Medecine and end with 
a special day at the prestigious historical College 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 
College 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, College de France, Paris
  . Olivier Faugeras, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris
  . Francesco Lacquaniti, Universita 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 Ecole de Medecine
  . December 10th, 2009 - Keynote lectures --- College 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:

Organizing committee

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

Keynote Lecture Chair
   Alain Berthoz - College 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 !

Kazuhito Yokoi, Program Chair 

Kazuhito YOKOI, Ph.D
Leader, Humanoid Research Group
Deputy Director
Intelligent Systems Research Institute,
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Central 2, 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba, 305-8568 Japan
Phone: +81-29-8617283  Fax: +81-29-8615444
URL: http://www.aist.go.jp/

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