[robotics-worldwide] CFP: 2011 IEEE Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications

Taskin Padir tpadir at WPI.EDU
Mon Oct 4 06:34:28 PDT 2010


2011 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot
Applications (TePRA)

April 11-12, 2011
Greater Boston Area, Massachusetts, USA

www.ieeerobot-tepra.org

IMPORTANT DATES
October 20, 2010: Submission of abstracts (Extended)
November 1, 2010: Notification of acceptance
December 15, 2010: Submission of full papers
February 1, 2011: Notification of acceptance
February 15, 2011: Submission of final papers

CALL FOR PAPERS
The 3rd Annual IEEE International Conference on Technologies for 
Practical Robot Applications (TePRA) will be held in the Greater Boston 
Area, Massachusetts, USA from April 11-12, 2011. TePRA is aimed at
catalyzing the development of enabling technologies and encouraging 
their adoption by robot designers. With an emphasis on practical 
applications and industrial participation, TePRA provides researchers,
innovators, entrepreneurs and robotics professionals with a forum 
balanced between an academic conference and an exhibition, while 
presentations are selected through IEEE's rigorous peer-review
process. The conference theme this year will be new technologies in 
robotics and automation and their practical applications.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Mike Rufo,  Boston Engineering Corp., Advanced Systems Group Leader
Tom Ryden, North End Technologies, Founder and COO
Rob Maline, Joint Ground Robotics Enterprise Director

PANEL AND TECHNICAL SESSION SPONSORS:
Textron Systems, iRobot, ABB, The Mathworks, InterSense, Ultra 
Electronics Measurement Systems, Brooks Automation, Solidworks, Hasbro, 
Energid Technologies.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
While papers are solicited in all related areas of robotics and 
automation, the conference tracks include:

Robot Applications
  - Medical & Rehabilitation
  - Military & Security
  - Actuation & Manipulation
  - Consumer & Industrial

Robot Technologies
  - Computation
  - Power & Communications
  - Navigation
  - Sensing

Prospective authors from academia and industry are invited to submit 
their contributions. Detailed instructions for paper submissions can be 
found on the conference website. Exhibit and demonstration opportunities 
are available. Please see the conference website for further details. 
Sponsorship, exhibit and demonstration opportunities are available. 
Please see the conference website for further details.

Website: www.ieeerobot-tepra.org
Email: info at ieeerobot-tepra.org

Conference Chair
   Helen Greiner, Founder and CEO, CyPhy Works, Inc.
Technical Program Chairs
   Michael A. Gennert, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
   William R. Michalson, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Conference Secretary
   John Conrad, Textron Defense Systems
Publications Chair
   Karen Panetta, Tufts University
Publicity Chair
   Peter Meyer, Philips
Technical Program Coordinator
   Taskin Padir, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Demonstrations Chair
   Ryan Pettigrew, IEEE RAS Boston Chapter
Student Liaison Chair
   William Agassounon, Textron Defense Systems
Sponsorships Chair
   Michael Gennert, WPI
Local Arrangements Chair
   Bob Alongi, IEEE Boston Section

Technical Program Committee
William Agassounon, Textron Defense Systems
Julian Center, Autonomous Exploration, Inc.
Nikolaus Correll, University of Colorado at Boulder
James English, Energid Technologies
Sorin Faibish, EMC
Gregory Fischer, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Li Han, Clark University
Ted Kochanski, University of New Hampshire
John Masciola, Caliper Life Sciences
Peter Meyer, Philips
Taskin Padir, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Karen Panetta, Tufts University
Ryan Pettigrew, IEEE RAS Boston Chapter
Peter Wells, QinetiQ


-- 
  Taskin Padir, Ph.D.
  Assistant Professor
  Robotics Engineering
  Electrical and Computer Engineering
  Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  Ph. +(508)831-6427


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