[robotics-worldwide] Call for Abstracts : session on Haptics and Tactile Application in Actuator 2012, Bremen, Germany 18-20 June, 2012

Emmanuel Vander Poorten Emmanuel.VanderPoorten at mech.kuleuven.be
Tue Oct 4 07:08:29 PDT 2011

Session on Haptics and Tactile Applications in Actuator 2012 International Conference and Exhibition on New Actuators and Drive Systems Bremen, Germany, 18-20 June, 2012

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to submit an abstract to ACTUATOR 2012, the 13th Int. Conf. on New Actuators and the 7th Int. Exhibition on Smart Actuators and Drive Systems http://www.actuator.de<http://www.actuator.de/> The conference will take place from 18-20 June, in the Bremen Congress Center, Bremen, Germany

ACTUATOR is a major biennial event bringing together leading experts, suppliers and users in the field of new actuators and low-power electromagnetic drives from all over the world.

For the first time, ACTUATOR will dedicate this year a special session on "Haptics and Tactile Applications".


Prospective authors should submit an abstract on Haptics or Tactile Applications, or any of the topics listed below, of 400 to 600 words in English language, clearly describing the suggested content. They must quote the caption, the name(s) of author(s) and institution(s). The name of the author appointed for presentation should be underlined and the preferred kind of presentation (oral or poster) should be specified on the abstract.
Additionally, we would like to publish a short abstract (10 lines/500 characters) of each contribution on our event homepage. Both abstracts need to be received by the organiser by uploading the files to the event homepage www.actuator.de<http://www.actuator.de/> not later than 30 November 2011. All abstracts will be forwarded for review to the members of the committee, who will then decide on the acceptance as well as on final assignment to topics and sessions.

Authors appointed for presentation will be informed by 31 January 2012 as to whether their paper has been accepted for oral presentation or poster session. They will receive detailed instructions on suitable data formats and the layout of text and pictures for the final version of their manuscript.
The final manuscripts have to be uploaded to the event homepage by 30 March 2012.

Exhibitors and other parties interested in contributing to the Exhibition Forum are asked to send a short English abstract of about 200 words by 15 January 2012 marked with the keyword "Exhibition Forum". These contributions should be related to the exhibition topics and will not be Published in the conference proceedings.

* 30 November 2011      Deadline for abstracts
* 31 January 2012       Information of authors about evaluation results
* 5 March 2012          Mailing of Programme Brochure
* 30 March 2012         Deadline for manuscript files
* 15 April 2012         Deadline for registration for exhibition

The conference will be held in the Bremen Congress Center http://www.messe-bremen.de/eng/welcome.html
just a three minutes' walk away from the main station.

* For registration until 31 March 2012    EUR 675 + 19% VAT
* For registration from 1 April 2012      EUR 775 + 19% VAT
* One-day ticket                          EUR 387.50 + 19% VAT
* Reduced fee for students, one author    EUR 387.50 + 19% VAT
  of a paper or poster or one representative
  of an exhibition stand
* Reduced fee for members of the          EUR 675 + 19% VAT
  endorser's group (registration to be
  accompagnied by proof of membership)
* Printed version of the Conference       EUR 40 + 7% VAT
  IF ordered by 30 April 2012
  Together with a conference

Conference fee includes conference proceedings on CD-ROM and entry to the exhibition, lunches, refreshments, technical visits and welcome reception are included if having registered for the respective day.

Interested parties are kindly asked to fill in the Preregistration form http://www.actuator.de/templ_act_en_12.php
to order the Programme Brochure. Online-Registration will be open from early February 2012.

Technological Topics
* Actuators based on ER / MR fluids
* Low-power electromagnetic actuators
* Magnetostrictive/magnetic shape memory actuators
* Micro actuators
* Piezoelectric actuators
* Polymer actuators
* Shape memory actuators
* Emerging actuation principles

Application-oriented Topics
* Active vibration / active noise control
* Actuator control
* Adaptronics
* Aerospace applications
* Automation / micro robotics / robotics
* Automotive applications
* Haptic / tactile applications
* Medical / biomedical applications
* Micro fluidics
* Micro / nano manipulation
* Micro / nano positioning
* Piezomotors
* Pneumatics


All details are available on the conference website http://www.actuator.de<http://www.actuator.de/>

For general information, please contact the Organization Committee,
for questions related to the Haptics and Tactile Applications contact me
(email below) or Mr. Piet Lammertse at plammertse at moog.com<mailto:plammertse at moog.com>.

With the best regards,
Emmanuel Vander Poorten

Emmanuel Benjamin Vander Poorten,
Postdoctoral Researcher,
Haptic Interfacing & Teleoperation,
Dept. of mechanical engineering, division PMA, K.U. Leuven
Celestijnenlaan 300B, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium
Emmanuel.VanderPoorten at mech.kuleuven.be<mailto:Emmanuel.VanderPoorten at mech.kuleuven.be>
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