[robotics-worldwide] SIMPAR2010: Program & Call for Participation

Oskar von Stryk stryk at sim.tu-darmstadt.de
Thu Oct 7 13:43:54 PDT 2010


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                     Call for Participation

               2nd International Conference on
             SIMULATION, MODELING and PROGRAMMING
              for AUTONOMOUS ROBOTS (SIMPAR 2010)

           Darmstadt (Germany), November 15-18, 2010

                    http://www.simpar.org
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The objective of the International Conference on Simulation,
Modeling, and Programming for Autonomous Robots (SIMPAR) is
to offer a unique forum for the next generation of methodologies
and tools for robot development and to bring together researchers
from academia and industry to identify and solve the key issues
necessary to ease the development of increasingly complex robot software,
and to boost a smooth shifting of results from simulated to real
applications.

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The program of SIMPAR 2010 has now been finalized
          http://simpar.org/index.php/program/schedule.html

It consists of 4 invited talks, and 45 contributed papers
of which 28 will be presented as talks and 17 as posters
in the main single-track conference.
In addition 7 workshops and 2 tutorials will be held.
The proceedings book will appear soon in the Springer LNAI series.
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INVITED SPEAKERS

B. Gerkey (Willow Garage, USA):
 	Building Blocks for Mobile Manipulation
P. Fritzson (Linkoping University, Sweden):
 	The Modelica Object-Oriented Equation-Based Language
T. Kanda (ATR Intelligent Robotics & Communications Labs, Japan):
 	Natural Human-Robot Interaction
O. Khatib (Stanford University, USA):
 	Robots and the Human
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WORKSHOPS

- Biomechanical Simulation of Humans and Bio-Inspired Humanoids
- Brain-Computer Interface
- Domestic Service Robots in the Real World
- International Workshop on Dynamic Languages for Robotic and Sensor
   Systems
- Simulation Technologies in the Robot Development Process
- Standards and Common Platform
- Teaching Robotics, Teaching with Robotics

TUTORIALS

- An Introduction to the OpenSim API
- Model-Driven Software Development in Robotics
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REGISTRATION

Online registration is available at
    http://simpar.org/index.php/travel-to-darmstadt/registration.html
Advanced registration ends October 18.
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TRAVEL

Darmstadt can conveniently be reached by Frankfurt International
Airport from international destinations, see
    http://simpar.org/index.php/travel-to-darmstadt/transportation.html
for further information.

ACCOMMODATION

A number of hotel rooms have been allocated at special rates
for SIMPAR participants,
    http://simpar.org/index.php/hotels.html
These hotel contingents have deadlines which are approaching soon.
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COMMITTEES

         General Chair
O. von Stryk (TU Darmstadt, Germany)

         International Program Co-Chairs
N. Ando (AIST, Japan)
S. Balakirsky (NIST, USA)
M. Reggiani (University of Padua, Italy)

        International Steering Committee
M. Gini (University of Minnesota, USA)
L. Parker (University of Tennessee, USA)
T. Arai (University of Tokyo, Japan)
X.P. Chen (University of Science and Technology of China)
H. Bruyninckx (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
E. Pagello (University of Padua, Italy)

         Award Chair
Itsuki Noda (AIST, Japan)
         Local Chair
T. Hemker (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
         Tutorial Chair
D. Brugali (University of Bergamo, Italy)
         Workshop Chair
E. Menegatti (University of Padua, Italy)
         Exhibition Chair
M. Friedmann (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
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