[robotics-worldwide] 15th Int'l Conf on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR) 2012: Call for Papers

Noah Cowan ncowan at jhu.edu
Fri Oct 21 17:13:02 PDT 2011

Dear colleagues:

We are pleased to inform you that CLAWAR 2012 will be hosted by Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, USA during 23 – 26 July 2012.


The purpose of the 15th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines (CLAWAR2012) is to provide a venue where researchers, academics, 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.

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. Contributions deriving inspiration from nature are particularly encouraged.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:
Marc Raibert, Boston Dynamics
Daniel Koditschek, University of Pennsylvania
Robert Full, University of California, Berkeley
Jessy Grizzle, University of Michigan

Key dates:
Proposals for Special Sessions: 16 January 2012
Submission of Extended Abstracts: 06 February 2012
Notification of Paper Acceptance: 12 March 2012
Submission of Final (accepted) Papers: 09 April 2012
Conference: 23 – 25 July 2011
Laboratory Visits: 26 July 2012

Special sessions:
Please submit your proposals of special sessions to the conference secretariat (clawar2012 at niu.edu) with a copy to Prof Gurvinder Virk (Gurvinder.Virk at hig.se) by the indicated deadline. The proposal should be no more than an A4 page in length and is to include title, aims/objectives, brief outline/scope, name and affiliation of the organiser.

Submission of Papers:

All papers will be peer reviewed, and all accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. 

Organizations and research groups wishing to exhibit their robots and robotics research work at the conference are asked to contact the conference secretariat to discuss the necessary arrangements.

Organizations wishing to sponsor the conference in any way and gain the corresponding benefits by promoting themselves and their products to the robotics community through conference publications, conference web-site and conference publicity are encouraged to contact the conference secretariat to discuss the terms of sponsorship and necessary arrangements.

Conference web-site: http:www.niu.edu/clawar2012

CLAWAR 2012 Secretariat 
Email : clawar2012 at niu.edu
Tel: 815-753-0386
Fax: 815-753-3702

Kind regards,

Abul K. M. Azad, General Co-Chair
Noah J. Cowan, General Co-Chair
M. Osman Tokhi, Program Chair
Gurvinder S. Virk, International Advisory Committee Chair

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