[robotics-worldwide] 5th Robotics and Mechatronics Conference of South Africa Call for Papers

Jeremy Green jgreen at csir.co.za
Wed Aug 22 19:19:24 PDT 2012

Call for Papers 
5th Robotics and Mechatronics Conference of South Africa  
26 and 27 November 2012 
CSIR International Conference Centre, Gauteng, South Africa 
The Robotics and Mechatronics Symposium provides a platform to showcase
and gauge the current state  of  advanced  robotics  and  mechatronics 
research  in  South  Africa.  Research  facilities  in southern Africa
and beyond are invited to present and share their work. The symposium is
open to all  industries,  research  institutions  and  hobbyists.  The 
symposium  brings  together  researchers, academicians, application
engineers, users and policy makers of CAD/CAM, robotics and factory
Topics include but are not limited to: 
Agile Manufacturing  
Design (CAD)  
Manufacturing (CAM)  
Engineering (CAE) 
Engineering Education (CAEE) 
Process Planning (CAPP) 
Production Management (CAPM) 
Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) 
Cellular Manufacturing 
Concurrent Engineering (CE) 
Design for Manufacture and Assembly 
Distributed Control Systems  
Education and Training  
Flexible Manufacturing Systems  
FMS Artificial Intelligence 
Information Technology-Based Manufacturing 
Knowledge-Based Systems 
Lean Manufacturing Logistics 
Machine Vision 
Mining robotics 
Mobile robotics 
Modeling and Simulation Scheduling 
Neural Networks in Manufacturing 
Operations Management  
Rapid Prototyping 
Robots and Automation 
SCADA Systems 
Sensor development 
Sensors and Applications  
Socio-Economic Issues 
Technology Management 
Total Quality Management 
The Conference is accredited by IEEE South Africa in conjunction with
the Robotics and Automation Society. Successful papers will not only be
included  in  the  Conference  Proceedings,  circulated  electronically 
to  all delegates, but will also be available through IEEE channels,
including IEEE Xplore®. 
Paper Submission and Presentation  
The official language of the Conference is English. Participants are
requested to submit their papers in English in a PDF. Use the standard
IEEE format, A4, 2 columns limited to 6 pages. Templates are at
The  closing  date  for  receipt  of  full  papers  for  review  is  31
 August  2012.  Early  submissions  are encouraged, to allow for early
evaluation and potentially for preferential acceptance, extensions are
available upon request. Reviews will be  sent  to  the  author  by  30
September  2012.  The  closing  date  for  receipt  of  final  papers 
for inclusion in the symposium Proceedings is 20 October 2012. Only
papers by fully-registered and 
paid-for delegates will be included in the Proceedings. 
Important Dates: 
Submit papers for review: ...................... 31 August 2012
extensions upon request
Print-ready papers: ............................... 20 October 2012 
Registration opens: ............................. 1 September 2012 
Registration closes: ............................ 1 November 2012  
Registration & Fees 
Registration for the conference can be done online at
The  registration  fee  is  payable  before  1  November  2012  and 
includes  full  participation,  lunches, refreshments during breaks,
afternoon demonstrations and networking cocktails. Accommodation  is 
for  the  delegates’  own  account.  A  list  of  accommodation  is 
available  at 
www.robmech.co.za, and booking through the CSIR ICC will secure special
rates. Contact Amanda Steven-Jennings at +27 12 841 3809 or
AStevenJennings at csir.co.za for details and prices. 
Delegate Registration  R 2 000,00
Student Registration – must present a poster on Monday afternoon  R 1
Exhibitions – fee per stand includes registration for one delegate  R 5
Payment reference: Rob + Surname or Rob + paying institution. Send
payment advice to Chumisa Gungqisa (CGungqisa at csir.co.za). 
The CSIR International Conference Centre (CICC) is a top-class
conference facility. Take Gautrain bus H2 from Hatfield station and
alight at the CSIR stop. www.CSIRICC.co.za
The Organisers
The  Advanced  Robotics  and  Mechatronics  Research  Network,  (ARMRN)
 allows  the  sharing  of expensive infrastructure, while contributing
to human capital development through studentships at the CSIR. ARMRN is
made up of representatives from the CSIR, the University of KwaZulu
the  Central  University  of  Technology  in  the  Free  State,  the 
Nelson  Mandela  Metropolitan University in the Eastern Cape, the
University of Stellenbosch in the Western Cape, the Tshwane University
of Technology in Gauteng and others. 
Contact Details: 
For any queries about the conference or arrangements, please contact 
Conference Chair: Jeremy Green +27 11 083 7314 jgreen at csir.co.za
Conference Secretary: Kelly-Anne Matthews +27 41 508 3270
kmatthew at csir.co.za
Jeremy Green
Centre for Mining Innovation
Novel Mining Methods
Robotic Mining Systems
jgreen at csir.co.za
011 358 0084 (SA w)
082 927 6418 (SA cell SMS only)
011 083 1914 (skypecall)
1 713 998 6655 (US cell)
jeremy.james.green (skype)

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