[robotics-worldwide] CLAWAR 2012 Call for Papers and Special Session Proposals

Noah Cowan ncowan at jhu.edu
Tue Jan 10 05:52:48 PST 2012


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15th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots
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Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, USA, 
23–-26 July 2012
http://www.niu.edu/clawar2012


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Key dates:
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* Proposals for Special Sessions: 16 January 2012
* Submission of Extended Abstracts/draft papers: 06 February 2012
* Notification of Paper Acceptance: 12 March 2012
* Submission of Final (accepted) Papers: 09 April 2012
* Early Bird Registration: 01 May 2012
* Author Registration: 01 May 2012
* Preliminary Program: 01 June 2012
* Conference: 23 – 25 July 2011
* Laboratory Visit: 26 July 2012

See CLAWAR 2012 Website for submission instructions: http://www.niu.edu/clawar2012

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Confirmed Plenary Speakers:
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* Robert Full, University of California, Berkeley, USA
* Jessy Grizzle, University of Michigan, USA
* Daniel Koditschek, University of Pennsylvania, USA
* Dirk Lefeber, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
* Marc Raibert, Boston Dynamics, USA


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Special sessions -- One Page Due 16 January 2012
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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 deadline -- 16 January 2012. The proposal should be no more than one A4 page in length and is to include title, aims/objectives, brief outline/scope, name and affiliation of the organiser.

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Submission of Papers / Extended Abstracts -- Due 06 February 2012
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The technical programme of the conference will feature Regular Papers and Special Session Papers. Please submit extended abstracts of your papers or draft papers in PDF format directly using the URL (https://www.softconf.com/c/CLAWAR2012/submit.html) or the link in paper submission page of the conference web-site by the indicated deadline for consideration for inclusion in the relevant category. Extended abstracts are limited to four (4) pages on A4 paper in single-line space format and should include problem formulation, motivation to the work, methodology, sample results and discussion and references, within the scope of the conference as detailed in the conference website. Final accepted papers will be limited to 8 pages in length in the prescribed style format given in the paper submission page of the conference web-site.

All papers will be peer reviewed, and all accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
A selection of presented papers will also be recommended for possible publication in a major international robotics journal.

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Exhibition:
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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.

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Sponsorship:
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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.

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Conference web-site: http://www.niu.edu/clawar2012
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Secretariat:
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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
Roger Eastman, Local Organizing Committee Chair



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