[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] NRF-IAS Workshop, Venice, Italy, DEADLINE EXTENDED: FRIDAY MAY 16

Emanuele Menegatti emg at dei.unipd.it
Tue May 13 05:04:48 PDT 2014

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Workhop on New Research Frontiers
for Intelligent Autonomous Systems

Venice (Italy), July 18-19, 2014



NRF-IAS workshop celebrates the 20-years anniversary of the International Society for Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-Society), established in July 1994. The workshop will run as a Post-Conference meeting in the Venice City, from July 18 evening, immediately following the 13th IAS  Conference held in Padua in the previous days, to give the opportunity to discuss the future of the intelligent autonomous systems research field.

Starting on the evening of July 18, with an automatic piano concert, at Benedetto Marcello Conservatory inside Palazzo Pisani, NRF-IAS Workshop will take place on July 19 at the Telecom Future Center, in the core of Venice, close to Rialto, and will include a full day of Invited Talks, contributed interactive presentations, and contributed posters, and will end with a social dinner on a private boat in the San Mark basin to watch from the lagoon the public fireworks for the Feast of the Redeemer. This Feast is the most important historical Venetian feast which dates back to 1577, to give thanks for the end of a terrible plague, which is celebrated with an exceptional display of fireworks that people watch from thousands of boats.

Contributions are solicited in the form of Position Papers that should present exciting and visionary ideas to galvanize the research community and spur novel research directions. A position paper must present an arguable opinion about an issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience of the validity of the opinion expressed, without the need to present complete research work and/or validated results. It is important to support the argument with evidence to ensure the validity of the claims. The position paper may be a short report and discussion of novel ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research (bibliographic, experimental, theoretical, or other) focused on one of the topics of IAS-13 Conference. The position papers will be presented as lightning talks of 3-5 minutes.

Additional contributions are solicited in the form of short Surveys on a specific aspect of intelligent autonomous systems. Of special interests are surveys that summarize the major contributions to a key topic in intelligent autonomous systems, outlining the main ideas, major results obtained, milestone papers, and open issues. Surveys that outline connections with other areas of research are also welcome. A survey paper should focus on a single topic, which can be broad (e.g., Ambient Intelligence), or narrow (e.g., multi-robot SLAM using only range and bearings).  The surveys will be presented as Posters.

Position papers and surveys will be electronically published in the Workshop Proceedings (with an ISBN number).  After the Venice meeting, a Special Issue of a peer-reviewed international journal, celebrating the 20th anniversary of IAS-Society, will be published. Authors of the best presentations and posters, and the invited speakers, will be solicited to submit an extended version of their contribution. All the submissions will be peer reviewed.

Submission Deadline: Monday, May 5, 2014
Acceptance notification: Saturday, May 24, 2014
Camera ready copy: Saturday, June 21, 2014

Workshop Dates: Friday, July 18 evening, and Saturday, July 19, all day
Please, submit positions papers of  6-10  pages and  survey papers of 10-12 pages using the same Springer LNCS format as for the main IAS-13 Conference.

Papers must be submitted at NRF-IAS-2014 through the EasyChair portal, and prepared according the guidelines given in the submission web page:

All accepted papers and posters will be included in the Workshop Proceedings with an ISBN number, distributed on-site through CD-ROM or USB Key.
Workshop co-chairs:
  Tamio Arai, Shibaura Inst. of Technology, Tokyo, Japan,
       arai-t at shibaura-it.ac.jp
  Maria Gini, University of Minnesota, USA,
      gini at cs.umn.edu
  Enrico Pagello, University of Padua, Italy,
      epv at dei.unipd.it

Hajime Asama, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Ruediger Dilmann, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Frans Groen, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Oussama Khatib, Stanford University, USA

Sukhan Lee, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

Lynne Parker, The University of Tennessee, USA
please, look at the web page:

Workshop LOCATION in Venice
Friday, July 18 Evening: Benedetto Marcello Conservatory, Palazzo Pisani Campo Santo Stefano, Sestiere di San Marco-2810, 30124 Venezia

Saturday, July 19, all day: Telecom Future Center, San Salvador Convent, Campo San Salvador, Sestriere di San Marco-4826, 30124 Venice

History of Past IAS Conferences

The series of the Intelligent Autonomous Systems conferences started in 1986 in Amsterdam, with the IAS-1 conference organized by Prof. L. O. Hertzberger of the University of Amsterdam, and Prof. T. Kanade of Carnegie Mellon University. At the IAS-2 conference a questionnaire was distributed to the attendees to get an indication on whether there was sufficient interest to start an IAS Society. It was proposed that this society should have as primary aim the organization of the IAS conference every other year. The Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS) Society was founded on July 14th 1994.

IAS-1, Amsterdam, The Netherland , December 8-11, 1986
IAS-2, Amsterdam, The Netherland , December 11-14, 1989
IAS-3, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, February 15-18, 1993
IAS-4, Karlsruhe, Germany, March 27-30, 1995
IAS-5, Sapporo, Japan, June 1-5, 1998
IAS-6, Venice, Italy, July 25-27, 2000
IAS-7, Los Angeles, California, USA, March 25-27, 2002
IAS-8, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 10-13, 2004
IAS-9, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan, March 7-9, 2006
IAS-10, Baden-Baden, Germany, July 23-25, 2008
IAS-11, Ottawa, Canada, August 30 - September 1, 2010
IAS-12, Jeju, Korea, 26-29 June 26-29, 2012

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

Conference Scope and Topics:

The tracks and special themes will be composed of, but not limited to:
•  Multi-Agent Systems
•  Artificial Intelligence
• Underwater/Aerial Robots
•  Agriculture Robots
•  Space Robotics
•  Biomimetic robotics
•  Intelligent Transport Systems
•  Networked robots
•  Mobiligence & Ambient Intelligence
•  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
•  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

IAS-13 main Conference Invited Speakers:

- 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
- José del R. Millán, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

IAS-13 Conference Organization

General Chair:
• Emanuele Menegatti (University of Padua, Italy)

Regional PC Co-Chairs:
• Nathan Michael (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
• Hiroaki Yamaguchi (Aiyama Gakuin University, Japan)
• Karsten Berns (Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany)

IAS-13 Workshops Co-Chairs:
• Jangmyung Lee (Pusan National University, Korea)
• Philippe Martinet (Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France)
• Marcus Strand (FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik, Germany)

Tutorials Co-Chairs:
• Michael Beetz (Bremem University, Germany)
• Rosario Sorbello (University of Palermo, Italy)

Industrial Co-Chairs:
• Christian Eitzinger (Profactor GmbH, Austria)
• Reinhard Lafrenz (Technische Universität München, Munich)

Educational Co-Chairs:
• Andrea Bonarini (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
• Michele Moro (Università di Padova, 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)

National Program Committee Chair:
• Luca Iocchi (Università di Roma ‘’La Sapienza’’, 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
Web: www.it-robotics.it

General Chair of "13th IAS Conference" in July 2014
Stay tuned on: http://www.ias-13.org
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Prof. Emanuele Menegatti, Ph.D.

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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