[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CLAWAR 2017 - 20th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots

Manuel Silva MSS at isep.ipp.pt
Wed Dec 14 11:42:23 PST 2016


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CLAWAR 2017
20th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots
and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines,

Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
11-13 September 2017
(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__clawar.org_clawar2017_&d=DgIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=_iGsC7OgxDvKJfsOsNmMJdjke5N2vtLlZQXkv4BCGYA&s=HsE-3gzK6d_LvqMWsQQNbFtm94o1DAnBOCPlwOCJyVY&e= )



Dear colleague,

We are pleased to inform you that CLAWAR 2017 will be held within the
premises of Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal,
during 11-13 September 2017.

The conference will feature technical and social programs. The technical
program will comprise plenary, regular, and special/invited sessions.
All articles submitted for inclusion in the conference will be peer
reviewed before acceptance. It is envisaged that all accepted papers
will appear in the conference proceedings, to be published by World
Scientific Publishing Company and indexed in SCOPUS, as well as on
CD/flash drive, subject to registration of at least one author for
presenting the work. A selection of presented papers will also be
recommended for possible publication in reputable ISI-indexed scientific
journals. CLAWAR 2017 will also feature Robot Competition and Industrial
Robot Exhibition.


== Scope ==

Original contributions in the general area of mobile robotics, covering
climbing, walking, flying robots with assistance and service provided
to humans and machines are welcome. The conference will cover analysis
(modelling and simulation) techniques, design approaches and developed
robotic systems. Support technologies for realisation of such systems,
associated economic, ethical and social considerations are integral part
of the conference theme.


== Key dates ==
21 Dec 2016: Proposals for workshops/ special sessions
01 Feb 2017: Submission of full draft papers
15 Mar 2017: Notification of paper acceptance
12 Apr 2017: Submission of final (accepted) papers
03 May 2017: Early bird registration (reduced fee)
05 Jul 2017: Preliminary program
11-13 Sep 2017: Conference

We would like to invite you to submit your contributions according to the
key dates given above.


== Submission of Papers ==

The technical program of the conference will feature Regular Papers, Special
Session Papers, and Poster presentations. Authors are invited to submit their
full draft papers in PDF format using the URL
(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.softconf.com_g_clawar2017&d=DgIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=_iGsC7OgxDvKJfsOsNmMJdjke5N2vtLlZQXkv4BCGYA&s=_pjmeAb_wkhdD9X76QJozqSkF2FP-QH1W0_JmpwwCVY&e= ) or from the paper submission page of
the conference web-site by the indicated deadline for consideration for
nclusion in the relevant category (special/regular paper). Please note that
you should first register to create an account on the system, if not done so
yet, before submitting your contribution.

All papers will be peer reviewed before acceptance, and all accepted papers
(subject to registration) will be published in the conference proceedings.
Final accepted papers will be limited to 8 pages in length in the prescribed
 style and format given in the paper submission web page.

A selection of presented papers will also be recommended for possible
publication in reputable international journals.


== Workshop and Special Session Proposals==

Proposals should be submitted to the Conference Secretariat and a copy sent
to Professor Gurvinder S. Virk (gsvirk at clawar.org). Each proposal should be
limited to one A4 page in length and must include title, aims/objectives,
brief outline/scope, name and affiliation of the organizer(s).


== Exhibition ==

Organisations and research groups can promote their robots and robotics
research work by exhibiting these at the conference. Those wishing to
participate in the exhibition programme of the conference are invited to
seek relevant information via the conference web-site.


== Robot competition ==

The conference will feature a "Climbing Robot Competition". Research groups
 wishing to take part in the competition are invited to seek relevant
information via the conference web-site.


== Sponsorship ==

Organisations wishing to sponsor the conference in any way and gain the
corresponding benefits, by promoting themselves and their products to the
robotics community through conference publications, conference web-site and
conference publicity, are invited to view relevant information on the
conference web-site and further to contact the conference secretariat to
discuss the terms of sponsorship and necessary arrangements.


Conference web-site: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.clawar.org_clawar2017&d=DgIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=_iGsC7OgxDvKJfsOsNmMJdjke5N2vtLlZQXkv4BCGYA&s=_-j48qp__PQ8QM-rdowDQYtm0DqJog8O40kLiFV5ODc&e= 


Secretariat:
CLAWAR 2017 Secretariat
Email: clawar2017 at clawar.org

Kind regards

Manuel F. Silva and Gurvinder S. Virk, Conference Co-Chairs
M. Osman Tokhi, International Scientific Committee Chair
Benedita Malheiro, Local Organising Chair




Manuel Silva
Professor Adjunto
Departamento de Engenharia Electrotécnica

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