[robotics-worldwide] CFP: Invited Session on Stochastic Models, Control and Algorithms in Robotics for 2012 DSCC

Dejan Milutinovic dejan at soe.ucsc.edu
Tue Feb 7 12:57:41 PST 2012

Call for Papers on: Stochastic Models, Control and Algorithms in Robotics
2012 ASME Dynamic Systems and Controls Conference
October 17-19, 2012 Ft. Lauderdale, FL

The presence of stochasticy in robotic systems is undesirable according 
to traditional control system theory.
However, this notion is contrary to the ubiquitous presence of 
stochastic processes and the key role they play
in regulation processes in biological systems. Therefore, not only 
should we try to better deal with stochasticity
in robotic systems, but also consider shifting the focus of control 
theory from stochasticity cancellation towards
control in which stochastic processes contribute to desirable behavior 
of the system. This Call for Papers solicits
papers in the area of applications of stochastic theory and algorithms 
to robotics, including (but not limited to):

- Models of stochastic uncertainties of robot design, sensors, actuators 
and operational environment
in applications to a single, multiple-robot, wearable and bioinspired 
robotics systems, as well as human-robot
interaction and intelligent vehicle systems;
- Control approaches that use the theory of stochastic processes, are 
based on stochastic models, or in which
the presence of stochasticity is instrumental in reaching satisfactory 
robotic system performance; and
- Algorithms that benefit from the presence of stochasticity in the 
robotics system, or use computational statistical
methods to solve stochastic and deterministic robotics-related problems, 
such as navigation, path planning, model
identification, spatio-temporal estimation and adaptive environmental 

Original papers on aforementioned topics of interest are encouraged for 
submission to the session.  The procedure
and deadlines for submission of the manuscript along with other 
conference information are provided below. Please
send the abstract of your paper via email to the invited session 
organizer (dejan at soe.ucsc.edu) and include your
e-mail contact. Note that after your submission the paper will go 
through a peer-review process lead by an associate
editor and not by the session organizers, as explained at: 
http://mne.psu.edu/dscc2012/invitedPapers.html. In your
submission email, please include the PaperPlaza PIN and contact 
information of each author of the paper and indicate
the corresponding author.


Submission of paper abstract via email to dejan at soe.ucsc.edu            
March 5, 2012
Notification to authors about the invited session status*         
              March 11, 2012
(Session code will be sent to authors for their on-line submission)
Submission of full paper by authors via DSC conference website          
March 16, 2012
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection by DSCD                    
                       May 15, 2012
Submission of Final manuscript                                          
                        June 15, 2012

*At this point the organizers will inform the authors based on their 
abstracts about the appropriateness of the papers
for the session and about the session organization status. Any paper 
that does not fit well with our session proposal
can be submitted as a contributed paper by the conference submission 

Session Organizers:
Dr.-Ing. Dejan Milutinovic', Assistant Professor
AMS Department, Baskin School of Engineering
University of California Santa Cruz
Email: dejan at soe.ucsc.edu

Jongeun Choi, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Michigan State University
Email: jchoi at egr.msu.edu

Dejan Milutinovic
Assistant Professor
Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Baskin School of Engineering
University of California at Santa Cruz

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