[robotics-worldwide] RO-MAN 2010 Call for Demo, Early Registration and Preliminary Program

Emanuele Ruffaldi e.ruffaldi at sssup.it
Thu Jul 15 14:36:47 PDT 2010

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2010 IEEE International Symposium on Robots and Human Interactive 

                IEEE RO-MAN

                12th-15th September, 2010
                Viareggio, Italy

The 19th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive 
will be held in Viareggio, Italy at "Principe di Piemonte" Congress Center.
The theme of the conference is

               Thinking and acting together:
cognitive and cooperative interaction between human and robots

                IMPORTANT DATES
Final submission deadline: 16th July, 2010
Submission of demo proposals: 1st August, 2010
Notification of demo acceptance: 8th August, 2010
Early Registration: 31th July, 2010

We have the pleasure to announce that the RO-MAN 2010 Registration is 
now open. You are
welcome to register yourself taking advantage of the early registration 
and IEEE Membership.

The preliminary program is organized around three days of main 
Conference 13th-15th
September preceded by a first day dedicated to workshops.

The Scientific Committee has selected about 115 papers spanning 
different domains of Human-Robot
communication, from basic algorithms to high level social interaction 
issues. Three
of them  will be awarded with the IEEE RO-MAN 2010 Award, the Cognitive 
Systems Award and
the Kazuo Tanie Award.

Nine special sessions address selected topics in Human-Robot 
Communication, among the others
Cognition for Interactive Robots, Brain Engineering and Science, 
Human-Agent Interaction,
  Re-thinking interaction with robots, Internal Models and Prediction in 
Humanoid Robots and
  Multimodal Interfaces for Capturing and Transfer of Skills. In many 
cases these special sessions
  are connected to results from European research projects.

We have three keynote speakers: Erhan Oztop (ATR, Japan), Danica Kragic 
(KTH, Sweden)
and Massimo Bergamasco (SSSA, Italy) that will present their vision of 
the research field
during the morning of the three main days.

On 12th September we have three Workshops and a Tutorial:

- Interactive Service Robots in Specific Applications and Environments - 
Design, Systems, Studies, and Evaluation,
organized by Elin Anna Topp (Lund Univeristy) and Helge Huttenrauch 
(Stockholm University)
- Haptic Joint Actions by Humans and Robots organized by Dr. 
Abderrahmane Kheddar (AIST-CNRS JRL, Japan),
Dr. Etienne Burdet (Imperial College London, UK)
- 5th XVR Workshop organized by Franco Tecchia (Scuola Superiore S.Anna, 
Marcello Carrozzino (Scuola Superiore S.Anna, Italy)
- Tutorial by Aldebaran Robotics entitled "Abilities of Nao in 
Human-Robot interaction".

With the aim of allowing Symposium attendees to try out the latest and 
greatest of your Robot-Human interaction research, the Ro-Man 2010 
Symposium strongly encourages demonstrations of novel Human-Robot 
interaction devices, software or experiments. Authors of accepted papers 
are particularly welcome to apply for demonstration space to support 
their presentation. Demonstrations must be free of commercial content. 
Demonstrations will be assigned to a specific Demo session within the 
conference program and will be on display throughout the full Symposium 
duration. To create an engaging atmosphere, Demo presenters are 
encouraged to run their demonstrations also during coffee-breaks.

Details about this call are available on the website.

The RO-MAN 2010 Conference is sponsored by
  IEEE System Man and Cybernetics
  IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
  IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
  Robotic Society of Japan
  Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

The conference has the technical sponsporship of
  Korean Robotics Society
  Società Italiana Docenti e Ricercatori in Automatica
  Italian Chapter of the IEEE Robotic and Automation Society (I-RAS)
  Movimento Italiano Modellazione e Simulazione (MIMOS)
  EU SKILLS Consortium

Information about the submission of demos, and arrangement
information are available at conference's website http://www.ro-man2010.org


Emanuele Ruffaldi
Program Chair

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