[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] WS on Marine Sensors and Manipulators, Gran Canaries Feb 11-13: Deadline Extension

Maarja Kruusmaa Maarja.Kruusmaa at ttu.ee
Mon Nov 10 23:10:37 PST 2014

Dear colleagues

The deadline of submissions to the Workshop on Marine Sensors and Manipulators has been extended until November 20th.

The aim of this event is to bring together sensor developers and researchers (including robotic arms and manipulators) in the Marine field. Due to the development of Marine Robots, special attention will be paid to sensors as part of the payload of ASVs, AUVs, Gliders, ROVs, Drifters and Buoys, and other type of platforms.
Some of the topics include: Acoustics, Optics, Vision, Tactile, Exoskeletons, Materials, Manipulators, etc. with applications to PH, CO2, Hydrocarbons, Neutrinos, IMR, among others.
The workshop will provide a forum for developers and researchers from industry and academia to engage in fruitful discussions on the present and future of marine sensors and manipulators, specially focused on marketable ideas, innovative products and prototypes, and needs for the upcoming years with the growth of the blue economy. Space for networking and social activities will be posed for consortium work looking into the H2020.
 The Workshop will focus on a number of selected areas: design, development, and application of marine sensors and manipulators for robotic systems (e.g., autonomous surface vehicles (ASVs), autonomous underwater vehicle (AUVs), remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), Gliders and manned submersibles) to:

  1.  Marine Sciences (Biology, Geology, Oceanography, Archaeology, etc.)
  2.  O&G
  3.  Cables (telecommunications and power)
  4.  Ocean resources exploration and exploitation
  5.  Security
The workshop will provide also hands-on experiences and demos to make it more attractive to the industry and to the general public and students from the university. The idea is have the scientific world more connected to the general public and SMEs in order to get more people involved in the field.
Extended abstracts should be sent by November 20 to  eurocast at iuctc.ulpgc.es<mailto:eurocast at iuctc.ulpgc.es> following the Springer LNCS formatting instructions.  For more information please refer tohttp://eurocast2015.fulp.ulpgc.es/workshops-and-chair-persons
Finally selected full papers will be published in LNCS.

In addition, together with the Session for Modelling and Control of Robots we are organising a special issue in Mechanical Sciences http://www.mechanical-sciences.net<http://www.mechanical-sciences.net/>. From selected and peer-reviewed full papers. Mechanical Science is an IFToMM and ISI indexed open access journal with high quality standards (last year’s yet unpublished IF=3.1).
Looking forward to meet you in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria!

All the best,
Dario Sosa
Eduardo Silva
Oussama Khatib
Maarja Kruusmaa

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