[robotics-worldwide] Call for Papers IEEE ICRA 2012

Maria Gini gini at cs.umn.edu
Mon Aug 15 18:57:29 PDT 2011

                      Call for Papers 
   IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
   RiverCentre, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA, May 14-18, 2012

ICRA, the robotics community's premiere annual academic 
conference, will be held in Saint Paul, MN, May 14-18, 2012.
The ICRA theme is "Robots and Automation: Innovation for 
Tomorrow's Needs."  Robotics and automation are at the
crossroads of new developments in algorithms, hardware, and
software that pave new routes in technological innovation.

Contributed Papers
Prospective authors should submit PDF versions of their paper.
Six pages in standard ICRA format are allowed for each paper, 
including figures. A maximum of 2 additional pages is permitted.
Detailed instructions for submission are available on the 
conference website http://www.icra2012.org.

Invited Sessions
Invited sessions on new topics or innovative applications will 
be considered.  These sessions, subject to the regular review 
process, will consist of four to six papers. Prospective organizers 
should include a brief statement of purpose for the sessions as 
well as the abstracts of the papers to be included.  All the 
invited session papers should be submitted like the regular 
contributed papers.

1.5 to 3 minute videos illustrating new and exciting results 
will be showcased in a special video session. Submission 
instructions are detailed on the conference website.

Tutorials and Workshops
Proposals for half- or full-day workshops will be reviewed 
according to instructions on the conference website. The Tutorials 
Chair will actively recruit tutorial organizers to create 
theme-based archival material.  Tutorials are only by invitation. 
It is expected that the Technical Committees will play a more 
active role in the workshops. Prospective organizers should work 
with the appropriate Technical Committee to propose relevant topics.

Both physical and virtual exhibit sites will be featured at the 
venue.  Information for virtual exhibitors will be available on 
the web site.

Important Dates
September 16, 2011: Submission deadline
January 6, 2012: Acceptance notification
February 10, 2012: Final contribution deadline
URL: http://www.icra2012.org

General Conference Chair
Nikos Papanikolopoulos

General Conference Co-Chairs
Henrik Christensen, Rudiger Dillman, Shigeki Sugano

Program Chair
Paul Oh

Program Co-Chairs
Kostas Kyriakopoulos, Stergios Roumeliotis, Satoshi Tadokoro

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