[robotics-worldwide] FAIM 2013 Workshop on Robotics in Smart Manufacturing

Pedro Neto pedro.neto at dem.uc.pt
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FAIM 2013 - Workshop on Robotics in Smart Manufacturing

26-28 June 2013, Porto, Portugal





Robots are increasingly being used in advanced/smart manufacturing environments as a key element for the manufacturing process itself, and, with applications in diverse traditional and non-traditional areas. In this workshop, we will particularly focus on new and emerging areas of application of robots in the manufacturing world (micro- and nano-manufacturing, manufacturing of composite materials and solar cells, laser-based manufacturing, etc.), new methods to interact with robots and how we can make them more autonomous in their tasks. Recent innovations in human-robot interfaces and robot autonomy have led to the emergence of more and more robots operating in advanced manufacturing systems. These smart manufacturing systems are not created by decree or with the purpose of recreating science fiction. On the contrary, they emerged due to market demands for cheaper, diversified and better quality products. 

The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to review, discuss and present the recent developments, and to identify possible directions for further developments in the field. Both papers containing fundamental research and application-oriented studies are welcome.



== Topics == 


Possible topics, within the workshop scope, include but are not limited to:

·                     New robot applications in manufacturing (micro- and nano-manufacturing, manufacturing of composite materials and solar cells, laser-based manufacturing, etc.)

·                     Human-robot interfaces

·                     Robot autonomy

·                     Pattern recognition

·                     CAD-based robotics

·                     Modeling of dynamic environments

·                     Sensor fusion

·                     Handling

·                     Grasping

·                     Machining

·                     Assembly and precision assembly

·                     Collaborative robots

·                     Physical human-robot interaction

·                     Robot safety

·                     Survey papers



== Important Dates == 


Abstract submission (optional): 15th November 2012

Paper submission: 5th January 2013 

Acceptance notification: 1st March 2013 

Final paper submission: 17th March 2013 

Workshop date: 27th June 2013 



== Submission Procedure ==


Manuscripts are limited to 10 pages (in Springer format). Contributions will be reviewed by at least two referees.



== Scientific Committee == 


A. G. Conceição, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil

A. Valera, Technical University of Valencia, Spain

A. Vergnano, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

B. Zhang, US Corporate Research Center ABB INC, USA

C. Cardeira, Technical University of Lisbon, IST, Portugal

G. Bolmsjö, University West, Sweden

F. Ribeiro, University of Minho, Portugal

G. Caurin, University of São Paulo, Brazil

J. Norberto Pires, University of Coimbra, Portugal

L. Honório, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil

M. Becker, University of São Paulo, Brazil

M.R. Shoaei, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

N. Lau, University of Aveiro, Portugal

P. Fonseca, University of Aveiro, Portugal

S. Horbach, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany

S. Motavalli, California State University, USA



A. Paulo Moreira, University of Porto, amoreira at fe.up.pt

Pedro Neto, University of Coimbra, pedro.neto at dem.uc.pt



== Proceedings == 

The workshop proceedings will be published by Springer.


Extended versions of selected best papers under the specific theme Robotics in Smart Manufacturing will be published in a special issue of The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. The papers accepted for presentation in the workshop will appear in a proceedings book, Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) - Springer. 

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