[robotics-worldwide] CFP - CLAWAR 2011 Conference

Christophe Grand christophe.grand at upmc.fr
Wed Feb 23 00:55:27 PST 2011

Apologies for any cross-posting

                         Second Call for contributions

CLAWAR 2011: 14th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots
and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machine

Paris, France, September 6-8, 2011

Publication schedule:

   Proposals for special sessions:  February 15, 2011
   Submission of extended abstract:    March 11, 2011
   Notification of acceptance:         April 15, 2011
   Submission of final papers:           May 13, 2011

The purpose of the 14th International Conference on Climbing and Walking
Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines (CLAWAR2011) is
to provide a venue where researchers, scientists, engineers and
practitioners throughout the world can come together to present and
discuss the latest achievements, future challenges and exciting
applications for mobile machines in general, and climbing and walking
robots in particular, with a special emphasis on field robotics

Field robotics aims to develop technologies that allow autonomous
systems to assist or replace humans performing tasks that are difficult,
repetitive, unpleasant, or take place in hazardous environments. These
robotic systems will bring sociological and economic benefits through
improved human safety, increased equipment utilization, reduced
maintenance costs and increased production.

Papers dealing with the fundamentals of mobile robotics in unstructured
and dynamic environments and with applications to construction,
forestry, agriculture, mining, sea surface, sub-marine, search and
rescue, military, and space (orbital and planetary) are encouraged. The
covered topics include sensing, sensors, mechanical design, computing
architectures, communication, planning, learning, control, multi-robot
cooperation. Particular attention will be given to articles dealing with
experimental robotics.

In order to benefit all participants the technical program of this
conference is intentionally tailored to have relatively few parallel
tracks. Each track will accommodate peer-reviewed articles, comprising
regular and special sessions. Moreover, the conference will include
several keynote lectures, poster and video sessions.

Prospective authors should submit an extended abstract (4 pages) of
their papers electronically in PDF format.  Final paper should have 8
pages in one column, including figures. A maximum of two additional
pages is permitted. Paper selection based Videos of 1.5 to 3 minutes
illustrating new and exciting results are sought for special video
sessions. You will find more details on the conference website.

===== Secretariat ======

Clawar 2011 Secretariat
4, place Jussieu
F-75005, Paris, France

Email :clawar2011 at isir.upmc.fr

===== Organization =====

Philippe Bidaud, General Chair
M. Osman Tokhi, Program Chair
Christophe Grand, Program Vice-Chair
Gurvinder S. Virk, International Advisory Committee Chair

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