[robotics-worldwide] Final Reminder: IEEE BioRob 2012 (Deadline Extended: Jan 31)

Kenji Suzuki kenji at ieee.org
Mon Jan 23 06:56:44 PST 2012

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IEEE BioRob 2012 
The fourth IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on 
Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics
June 24-28, 2012  Roma, Italy
* Final Reminder: One week until the extended deadline January 31

The fourth IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical 
Robotics and Biomechatronics - BioRob 2012 - is a joint effort of the 
two IEEE Societies of Robotics and Automation - RAS - and Engineering 
in Medicine and Biology - EMBS.

BioRob covers both theoretical and experimental challenges posed 
by the application of robotics and mechatronics in medicine and biology. 
The primary focus of Biorobotics is to analyze biological systems from 
a "biomechatronic" point of view, trying to understand the scientific and
engineering principles underlying their extraordinary performance. 
This profound understanding of how biological systems work, behave 
and interact can be used for two main objectives: to guide the design and 
fabrication of novel, high performance bio-inspired machines and systems, 
for many different applications; and to develop novel nano, micro-, macro- 
devices that can act upon, substitute parts of, and assist human beings 
in prevention, diagnosis, surgery, prosthetics, rehabilitation and personal

The technical program of IEEE BioRob2012 will consist of invited talks, 
special sessions, posters, and paper presentations. Papers can cover areas 
of Biorobotics and Biomechatronics including:
- Technology for assisted surgery and diagnosis
- Rehabilitation and assistive robotics
- Micro/nano technologies in medicine and biology
- Prosthetic devices
- Wearable assistive and augmenting devices
- Biological systems modeling
- Biologically-inspired systems
- Biomechatronic and human-centred design
- Human-machine interaction
- Locomotion and manipulation in robots and biological systems
- Neuro-robotics
- Technology Assessment, Ethical and Social
- Implications of Biorobotics and Biomechatronics

Symposium on Surgical Robotics (June 24, 2012 - June 25, 2012): As part
of the BioRob 2012 program, there will also be a two-day single track
Symposium on Surgical Robotics with a dinner banquet on June 24th, 2012.
The Symposium will comprise of invited speakers, regular paper presentations
and poster session(s), and will be held at the same venue as BioRob 2012.

The venue for the conference is downtown Rome, one of the most beautiful 
cities in the world where art meets with history and progress. Rome is easily 
accessible from all over the world by two International airports (Leonardo 
da Vinci – Fiumicino and Ciampino), high-speed railway and highway.
RioRob2012 will be part of the Bioengineering Week (June 20-29, 2012): 
an exciting week totally dedicated to bioengineering research, featuring 
a unique concentration of several scientific, cultural and educational events 
- mostly taking place in Rome. 

Important Dates:
January 31, 2012 (Extended)
	Submission of full papers
	Special sessions and workshop proposals
March 31, 2012
	Paper acceptance notification
April 30, 2012
	Final paper submission

General Chair
Eugenio Guglielmelli, UCBM, Italy
Program Co-Chairs
Nicolas Garcia Aracil, UMH, Spain
Hermano Igo Krebs, MIT, USA

IEEE BioRob 2012 Publicity Co-Chair
Dr Kenji Suzuki       kenji at ieee.org
University of Tsukuba, Japan

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