[robotics-worldwide] 2011 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics

Edward Tunstel tunstel at ieee.org
Mon Feb 28 13:28:57 PST 2011

Dear Colleagues,

Several robotics and related technology special sessions and workshops
are open for paper submissions to the subject conference to be held in
Anchorage, Alaska, USA, October 9-12, 2011 with the theme of
"Cyber-Physical Systems and Society,"  The following highlights apply.

For details about IEEE SMC 2011, please refer to http://www.smc2011.org/.

Submission deadline: *** APRIL 1, 2011 ***

Special Sessions on Robotics
Original papers are solicited reporting the latest research on
robotics. The sessions will be anchored by contributions from members
of the IEEE SMC Society Technical Committee on Robotics and
Intelligent Sensing, which welcomes new members to get involved with
the technical committee through their participation. Papers in the
following example topic areas are especially encouraged: Haptics,
Fault Tolerant Manipulation, Visual Servoing, 3D Ranging, Robot
Vision, Mobile Robotics, Walking Robots, Cyber-Physical Robot Systems.

Special Session on Medical and Health Care Robots
This special session highlights end-to-end applications, systems, and
technologies, even if available only in prototype form, and strongly
encourages submissions describing conceptual, algorithmic,
methodological, and application systems contributions. Specific topics
of interest include: Medical robots and systems, Surgery robots,
Surgery support systems, Health care robots and systems, Health
support robots, Health support systems, Rehabilitation robots,
Power-assist robots, Tele-diagnosis systems, Nursing robots and
systems, Artificial limbs, Brain machine interfaces.

Special Session on Shared Control
Original papers are solicited on intelligent systems that continuously
share control authority with a human controller, so that they
determine the input to the controlled system together. Both
input-mixing and haptic shared control are of interest with example
topics including: Haptics and Teleoperation; Adjustable Autonomy;
Assistive Technology; Brain-Machine Interface Systems; Human Centered
Design; Human-Machine System Design; Intelligent Vehicle Systems.

3rd Annual Workshop on Brain-Machine Interfaces
Co-sponsored jointly in 2011 by the IEEE SMC Society, IEEE CAS
Society, and IEEE EMB Society, this workshop calls for full-paper
contributions covering theoretical developments and practical or
industrial applications, especially papers related to the BMI Workshop
Theme: "Problems and Solutions in Building Real-World BMI Systems."
Participating authors need not be experts in BMI itself, but experts
in systems engineering, human-machine systems, emerging cybernetics,
and/or circuits and systems areas that can be, or are needed to be,
applied to practical BMI system implementations.

Regular Session Papers on Robotics
The IEEE SMC 2011 Call for Papers (available at
http://www.smc2011.org/) includes topics on Robotic & Autonomous
Systems, Human-Robot Interaction, and Social Robotics.  General
submissions in these areas are welcome.

Conference Theme and Plenary Speakers
Prominent speakers presented by IEEE SMC 2011 include the following:

- Prof. Thomas C. Henderson, University of Utah / NSF
 "Innate Theories in Cognitive Agents: The Symmetry Engine"

- Prof. Jose del R. Millan, EPFL
 "Brain-Robot Interaction"

- Dr. Robert Ambrose, NASA JSC
 "Humans & Humanoids"

We look forward to receiving submissions of your work ready for
release in the coming month to further enhance the technical program.


 Eddie Tunstel, Ph.D.
 General Chair, IEEE SMC 2011

 Saeid Nahavandi, Ph.D.
 General Co-Chair, IEEE SMC 2011

 Adrian Stoica, Ph.D.
 Program Chair, IEEE SMC 2011

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