[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] 2017 NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS-2017)

Carlo Pinciroli carlo at pinciroli.net
Sun Nov 20 23:34:58 PST 2016

                            CALL FOR PAPERS
  2017 NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS-2017)
                            July 24-27, 2017
         California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA



Regular Papers:
  - Paper submission deadline: February 17, 2017
  - Author notification: April 19, 2017
  - Camera ready manuscript deadline: May 19, 2017

  - Proposals for tutorials: January 27, 2017
  - Notification: February 17, 2017

  - Proposals for workshops: February 24, 2017
  - Notification: March 10, 2017

Special Sessions:
  - Proposals for special sessions: January 27, 2017
  - Notification: February 3, 2017

The 2017 NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems
(AHS-2017) will be held July 24-27, 2017, at California Institute of
Technology in Pasadena, CA, USA.


We invite you to participate in the 11th edition of the NASA/ESA
Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems, to be held at California
Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California.
Adaptation occurs in all living systems and is a desired
characteristic of most artificial systems. Adaptation reflects the
capability of a system to maintain or improve its performance in the
context of internal or external changes, changes in the operational
environment, incidental or intentional interference, or trade-offs
between performance requirements and available resources.
The conference will bring together academic and industrial researchers
and government specialists to communicate the latest research results,
share experiences, and discuss new applications. We welcome original
contributions in the areas of hardware and software adaptation at
different levels, including, but not limited to:

1) Adaptation in hardware, for example as manifested in:
  • Reconfigurable circuits
  • Circuits and structures
  • Prosthetic hardware
  • Wearable devices

2) Algorithms for adaptation, in contexts such as:
  • Optimization, learning, and evolution
  • Coordination and cooperation
  • Fault tolerance and robustness

3) Design methodologies for adaptive systems, e.g., related to:
  • Computer-aided design
  • Performance, cost, power, and reliability strategies
  • Formal methods

4) Adaptation in robotics and unmanned systems, as reflected in:
  • Sensing and perception
  • Navigation and mapping
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Multi-robot teams
  • Cognitive architectures
  • Tensegrity and compliance
  • Soft robots

5) Applications in areas such as:
  • Space systems and missions
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Social systems, economics, and finance
  • Telecommunications
  • Biotechnology and pharma
  • Assisted living and healthcare

The above topics are only examples and we welcome original
contributions in the broader domains of consumer, industrial, medical,
defense, and security areas. Technology developed in these fields
could make an important impact to space applications; vice-versa,
space technologies can find new applications in these fields.

For further details, please visit the conference website at



  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), USA
  • European Space Agency (ESA), The Netherlands
  • California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California


  • Adrian Stoica - NASA JPL (General Chair)
  • David Merodio Codinachs – ESA (Co-chair)
  • Didier Keymeulen - NASA JPL (Co-chair)
  • Tughrul Arslan – University of Edinburgh (Technical/Program Chair)
  • Carlo Pinciroli - Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Technical Co-chair)
  • Soon-Jo Chung – California Institute of Technology (Local Co-chair)
  • Marco Quadrelli, NASA JPL and Mike Newell - Athens Consulting
(Local Co-Chairs)
  • Yumi Iwashita - NASA JPL (Finance Chair)
  • Giovanni Beltrame - Polytechnique Montréal (Sponsorship Chair)
  • Robért Glein and Florian Rittner - Fraunhofer IIS (Tutorials Chairs)
  • Adewale Adetomi - University of Edinburgh (Web Chair)
  • Godwin Enemali - University of Edinburgh (Social Media Chair)

Contact Email: ahs2017 at ahs-conf.org

Carlo Pinciroli, Ph.D.

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