[robotics-worldwide] Call for Papers: 27th European conference on modeling and simulation (ECMS 2013) - robotic applications track

Sigal Berman sigalbe at bgu.ac.il
Tue Dec 25 06:44:52 PST 2012

* Apologies for potential cross-posting *

A new track on Modeling and Simulation in Robotic Applications has been
added to the ECMS 2013 conference. 

Dates: May 27 - May 30
Venue: Aalesund University College (AAUC), Norway
Website: http://ecms2013.hials.no

We welcome paper submissions on all aspects of modeling and simulation,
including theoretical and applied research.
Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. In
addition, a small selection of high quality papers across all conference
tracks may be published in well-known international journals. All submitted
papers will be evaluated for the Best Conference Paper Award, and Best
Student Paper Award.

Important dates: 

  Full paper submission: February, 15, 2013
  Acceptance notification: march 12, 2013
  Submission of camera-ready paper and registration and payment: April 9,

For details on deadlines, submissions, and fees, visit

The European Conference on Modeling and Simulation (ECMS) is the
international conference dedicated to help define the state of the art in
the field. For several years, ECMS has proven to be an outstanding forum for
researchers and practitioners from different fields involved in creating,
defining and building innovative simulation systems, simulation and modeling
tools and techniques, and novel applications for modeling and simulation.

The Modeling and Simulation in Robotic Applications track is intended to
offer a forum for people interested in modeling and simulation of working
environments and/or robotic systems. In robotics applications, modeling and
simulation are helpful in the several aspects. Modeling of working
environments helps the designer understanding the possible functionalities
of the robotics system. Some more complex models, including robots and
environments together, are powerful tools for researching and developing
robot kinematics, control algorithms, and more. A successful modeling and
simulation system can even evaluate the validity and performances of a
robotic system in the design period. Besides usage in the R&D procedure,
modeling and simulation are also necessary in some real applications, such
as tele-operation tasks. When people are prohibited from accessing the
working areas of robots, e.g., due to hazard circumstances or limited
spaces, modeling and simulation can build up virtual reality copies of the
environments for enhancing operation quality. Subjects of this track include
but are not limited to:
• Modeling of the working environments for robotic applications
• Modeling for evaluating robot performance
• Haptic technologies
• Immersion technologies based on vision or motion simulation
• Virtual reality applications for tele-operation tasks
• Related applications

The local organizers and ECMS are very happy to announce an exciting
programme that includes guided tours of the world's most advanced offshore
simulator and world-renowned invited keynote speakers, thanks to financial
support from local companies such as Rolls-Royce Marine, Offshore Simulator
Centre, and Farstad shipping.

Please visit http://www.visitalesund-geiranger.com for travel information
about Ålesund and the nearby UNESCO world heritage site Geirangerfjord.

The town of Ålesund is beautifully situated on several islands on the coast
of Sunnmøre, and is the gateway to some of the world's most famous fjords
and natural attractions. The town has a strong and vibrant history, dating
back to the Viking era, even though it was not granted municipal status
until 1848. After being devastated in an enormous fire on January 23rd 1904,
Ålesund was rebuilt in the Art Nouveau style that characterizes the town
today with its many turrets, ornaments and colourful facades. The town
mountain Aksla has got a spectacular panoramic view of the Sunnmøre Alps,
the town centre, the ocean and the islands in the archipelago. Today Ålesund
is a modern and rapidly growing town, and with its 45.000 inhabitants it is
the natural commercial and industrial capital of the Sunnmøre region. The
town has got a strong tradition in the maritime industry, and is considered
the fisheries capital of Norway.

Aalesund University College (AAUC) is a university college with five
faculties and more than 200 staff. We offer a wide range of study programmes
in engineering, marine operations, biotechnology, business, and health.

More information can be found on the ECMS office website

We look forward to welcoming you in Aalesund!

Track chairs: 
Wei Wang           Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics ,
Sigal Berman      Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Conference chairs:
Conference Chair: Webjørn Rekdalsbakken, Aalesund University College, Norway
Conference Co-Chair and Program Chair: Robin T. Bye, Aalesund University
College, Norway
Program Co-Chair: Houxiang Zhang, , Aalesund University College, Norway

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