[robotics-worldwide] Extended Call for Paper: SIMPAR 2012

i.noda at aist.go.jp i.noda at aist.go.jp
Tue May 8 10:35:03 PDT 2012

		       ***** Extended CFP *****

                            Call for Paper

                     The Third International Conference on
     Simulation, Modeling, and Programming for Autonomous Robots

                          November 5-8, 2012
                            AIST, Tsukuba, Japan


Novel robotics applications driven by research, industry and society
call for the development of systems of ever increasing complexity:
systems with sliding autonomy; humanoid robots; distributed robots;
mobile sensor networks, and so on. But unfortunately, steady
improvements in robot hardware have not been matched by corresponding
advancements in robot software. Besides fundamental open problems
still waiting for sound answers, the development of new robotics
applications still suffers from the lack of widely used tools,
libraries, and algorithms ready to be incorporated into new
projects. Simulation environments are playing a main role in reducing
development time and cost of large scale systems. But their use is
still regarded by many with skepticism. Seamless migration of code
from general purpose simulators to real world systems is still a rare
circumstance, due to the complexity of robot, world, sensors, and
actuators modeling.

These challenges drive the quest for next generation of methodologies
and tools for robot development. The objective of the International
Conference on Simulation, Modeling, and Programming for Autonomous
Robots (SIMPAR) is to offer a unique forum for these topics and to
bring together researchers from academia and industry to identify and
solve the key issues necessary to ease the development of increasingly
complex robot software, and to boost a smooth shifting of results from
simulated to real applications.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    * Robot simulation and mathematical modeling of robots
    * Reliability, scalability and validation of robot simulation
    * Simulated sensors and actuators
    * Offline simulation of robot design
    * Online simulation with realtime constraints
    * Simulation with software/hardware in the loop
    * Modeling framework for robots and environments
    * Robotic service by ubiquitous sensor network
    * Interaction between sensor networks and robots
    * Communication infrastructures in distributed robotics and sensors
    * Human robot interaction and collaboration
    * Multirobot systems
    * Software platform and middleware for robotics
    * Testing and validation of robot software
    * Standardization for robotic services

[[Invited Speakers]]

    * Professor Yoshiyuki Sankai, Ph.D,
      Department of System & Information Engineering, 
      Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan.
    * Dr. Jean-Paul Laumond,
      Laboratoire d'Analyse et d'Architecture des Systemes
      CNRS, France.

    * Professor Michael Beetz,
      Department of Computer Science,
      Technische Universitaet Muenhen, Germany

[[Important Dates]]

        May 31, 2012    : *** New deadline for submission of papers ***
        July 15, 2012   : Notification
        August 15, 2012 : Submission of final camera-ready-papers
        November 5-8, 2012: Conference and Workshops


  * General Chair:
	Itsuki Noda (AIST, Japan)

  * Steering Committees:
	Tamio Arai (University of Tokyo, Japan)
	Herman Bruyninckx (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
	Xiaoping Chen (University of Science and Technology of China)
	Maria Gini (University of Minnesota, USA)
	Enrico Pagello, Founding Chair (University of Padua, Italy)
	Lynne Parker (University of Tennessee, USA)
	Oskar von Stryk (University of Darmstadt, Germany)

  * Program co-Chairs:
	Noriaki Ando (AIST, Japan)
    	Davide Brugali (University of Bergamo, Italy) 
	James Kuffner (CMU, USA)



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