[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] IAS Conference in 2014: Call for Papers

Emanuele Menegatti emg at dei.unipd.it
Thu Nov 21 14:46:31 PST 2013

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The 13th International Conference
on Intelligent Autonomous Systems - 2014 
(!! please check the new web site !!)
July 15-19, 2014, Padova and Venice, Italy 
Located at Università degli Studi di Padova, in Padova, and Telecom Future Centre in Venice
Recent results confirm that robots, machines and systems are rapidly achieving intelligence and autonomy, mastering increasing capabilities in mobility and manipulation, sensing and perception, reasoning and decision making. The Series of International Conferences on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS) founded in 1986 is one of the major events summarizing this trend. The aim of the 13th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems is to further witness the development of these technologies and to foster their adoptions in the industrial sector. The 13th IAS invites researchers, engineers and experts to submit high quality papers to disseminate, to share and to fruitfully discuss their last achievements and results. IAS will provide forum and workshops where participants could exchange their ideas and experiences in the research and industrial fields through high quality peer reviewed papers.
 After the successful IAS-12 Conference held in Korea with more than 300 participants, the 13th IAS will be held in Italy in July 2014. 

2. Locations
 The main sessions of the 13th IAS Conference and Workshops will be held in the historical city of Padova,  from July 15 to July 18, 2014, in one of the oldest universities in the world. 
The venue will be the Historical Main Hall of the University and the Padua Conference Center. Participants will enjoy a rich and exciting social program (e.g.  the IAS Banquet will be held at the nice ancient "Villa dei Vescovi", in the Hills around Padua). From the evening of July 18 till the evening of July 19 a Post-Conference Workshop celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Foundation of IAS-Society will be held in Venice city, at Telecom Italia Future Center, close to Rialto Bridge, during the Annual Venetian "Feast of the Redeemer". In the evening of Saturday July 19, we will embark all Participants of the Workshop in a boat, cruising the Laguna in front of San Marco Square, to dine and watch the fantastic Fire-works show.
The organizing committee invites you to submit high quality papers, propose a workshop, organize a tutorial, participate in the conference and enjoy the rich cultural environment, the exciting social events and the beautiful locations of Padova and Venice. 
3. Important Dates:

- Final submission deadline: February 1, 2014 
- Acceptance notification: April 1, 2014

** Conference Proceedings will be published in Springer Series "Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing" indexed by ISI Proceedings, EI-Compendex, DBLP, SCOPUS, Google Scholar and Springerlink
Workshops & Tutorials:

- Final Submission Deadline: January 10, 2014
- Acceptance Notification: March 1, 2014

13th IAS - 2014 Conference in Padova:  July 16-17-18, 2014 
13th IAS - 2014 Workshops in Padova: July 15 & 18, 2014
13th IAS - 2014 Post-Workshop in Venice: 19 July 2014

4. Conference Scope and Topics:
Submissions of original scientific works are solicited in all areas of autonomous systems research. IAS-13 extends its scope to cover special sessions which highlight some major fields of interest. The tracks and special themes will be composed of, but not limited to:
 •  Underwater/Aerial Robots
•  Agriculture Robots
•  Space Robotics
•  Biomimetic robotics
•  Intelligent Transport Systems
•  Networked robots
•  Mobiligence
•  Rescue Robots
•  SWARM Intelligent Robots
•  Domestic Personal Robots
•  Visual Servoing/Robot vision
•  Medical/rehabilitation robotics
•  Perception/Learning
•  Mechanism and Robot Design
•  Human-Robot Interface
•  Distributed Robot Coordination
•  Multi-Agent Systems
•  Micro-robot
•  Humanoids
•  Service/Life Support Robots
•  Intelligent Security & Surveillance Systems
•  IAS for Manufacturing
•  Professional Service Robots
•  Haptics/Teleoperation
•  Motion Planning
•  Navigation/Localization
•  Robot Simulations

5. Organizing Committee
Honorary Co-Chairs:
·       Ruediger Dillmann (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
Frans Groen (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Steering Committee:
·       Hajime Asama (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Henrik Christensen (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Maria Gini (University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, USA)
Sukhan Lee (Sungkyunkwan University, Korea)
Enrico Pagello (University of Padova, Italy)
Rolf Pfeifer (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
General Chair: 
            Emanuele Menegatti (University of Padova, Italy)

Asia Regional PC Chair: 
            Hiroaki Yamaguchi (Aiyama Gakuin Univeristy, Japan)

Americas Regional PC Chair: 
            Nathan Michael (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

Europe/Africa Regional PC Chair: 
            Karsten Berns (Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany)

Workshop Co-Chairs: 
·       Jangmyung Lee (Pusan National University, Korea)
Philippe Martinet (Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France)
Marcus Strand (FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik, Germany)
Tutorial Co-Chairs: 
·       Micheal Beetz (Bremem University, Germany)
Rosario Sorbello (University of Palermo, Italy)
Industrial Co-Chairs:
·       Christian Eitzinger (Profactor GmbH, Austria)
Reinhard Lafrenz (Technische Universität München, Germany)
Educational Chair: 
·       Andrea Bonarini (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

Award Co-Chairs: 
·       Marcelo Ang (National University of Singapore, Singapore) 
Weidong Chen (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
Angel P. Del Pobil (University Jaume1, Spain) 
Publicity Chair: 
·       Alberto Pretto (Università di Roma ''La Sapienza'', Italy)

Exhibition Chair: 
·       Stefano Tonello (IT+Robotics Srl, Italy)

National Program Committee Chair: 
·       Luca Iocchi (Università di Roma ''La Sapienza'', Italy)

Local Chair:
·       Stefano Ghidoni (University of Padova, Italy)

IAS-13 Secretariat:
IT+Robotics srl 
Meeting Management 
Strada Prima 11, 35129 Padova (PD), Italy
Tel.  : +39 049 80 75 216
Fax.  : +39 049 21 08 819
Email : ias-13 at it-robotics.it 
Web   : http://www.it-robotics.it

6. Invited Speakers
We are pleased to have a first list of prestigious invited speakers that already accepted to give a plenary talk. So far, they are:

- Gary Bradski, Industrial Perception, OpenCV, USA
- Eugenio Guglielmelli, "Campus Bio-Medico" University, Rome, Italy
- Koh Hosoda, Osaka University, Japan
- Jan Peters, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany
- Cyrill Stachniss, University of Freiburg, Germany

other prestigious Invited Speakers are expected to join soon.

7. Printable Call for paper to be distributed
You can find a printable PDF file of the IAS-13 CFP, here. 
Please, pass the word to make IAS-13 a success!
Print it and hang it on the bulletin boards of your lab & institution, send it to your colleagues, suggest your students to submit to IAS-13.

You can also become friend of IAS-13 on FB: https://www.facebook.com/ias13padua
or follow IAS-13 on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ias13padua

Prof. Emanuele Menegatti, Ph.D.
General Chair of "13th IAS Conference" in July 2014

Intelligent Autonomous Systems Laboratory (IAS-Lab)
Department of Information Engineering
The University of Padua
via g. gradenigo 6/A
I-35131 Padova - ITALY

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