[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Papers: First IEEE-RAS International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft2018)

Fumiya Iida fi224 at cam.ac.uk
Mon Oct 16 13:36:22 PDT 2017

The First IEEE-RAS International Conference on Soft Robotics
April 24-28, 2018. Livorno Italy

### Description ###
Soft robotics is a recent exciting trend of robotics, taking the challenge of using soft materials and deformable structures for building robots, with high potential for impact in science and in applications. Given the young and fast growing area and the lively interdisciplinary community that grew around soft robotics, the RoboSoft international conference aims at presenting recent progresses in this field, for discussing new science, new technologies and new opportunities for applications.
More detailed information can be found at: 

### Important dates ###
Full paper submission: December 1, 2017
Notification of acceptance: February 1, 2018
Final submission: March 1, 2018
Deadline for early bird registration: March 1, 2018
Workshops/tutorials: proposals December 15, 2018
Notification of acceptance: January 15, 2018
Soft robot competition: submission of pre-selection material January 15, 2018 
Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2018
Conference: April 25-27, 2018
Tutorial/Workshop: April 24, 2018
Soft robotics competitions: April 28, 2018

### Submission instructions ###
Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality full 6-page papers representing original results in all areas of soft robotics. Submission page will soon be set up at the IEEE RAS PaperPlaza. RoboSoft 2018 provides authors with two options to present their paper: Podium Sessions (12-minute oral presentation + 3-minute Q&A), or Interactive Sessions (1-minute plenary teaser + Interactive presentation (poster/video/demo)).
Tutorial and workshop proposals are called for half-day and full-day. Tutorials and workshops will be held on April 24, before the conference technical program.
Proposals are also called for teams wishing to challenge themselves and their soft robots in locomotion and manipulation tasks, showing their resilience, their capability to pass through small apertures, their ability to move on uneven terrains and their capability of dexterous manipulation. The competitions will be held on April 28, after the conference technical program, and will be open to public.

### Organizing Committee ###
General Chair: Cecilia Laschi
Program Chair: Fumiya Iida
Treasurer: Kyujin Cho
Program Co-Chairs: Yiğit Mengüç, Mike Tolley, Ryuma Niiyama, Jamie Paik
Interdisciplinary Program Co-Chairs: Barbara Mazzolai, Barry Trimmer, Josh Bongard, Antonio De Simone, Rob Shepherd
Publication Chairs: Helmut Hauser, Thrish Nanayakkara
Publicity Chairs: Surya Nurzaman, Egidio Falotico
Workshops/Tutorials Chairs: Adam Stokes, Rebecca Kramer
Interactive sessions Chairs: Lucia Beccai, Mariangela Manti
Exhibition/Industry & Sponsorship Chair: Jonathan Rossiter
Competition Chairs: Jamie Paik, Marcello Calisti
Local Arrangements Chair: Matteo Cianchetti
Awards Chair: Koh Hosoda
Conference Secretariat: Federica Radici
Advisory board: Daniela Rus, Dario Floreano, Rob Wood, George Whitesides, Paolo Dario, George Jerominidis, Barry Trimmer, Chris Melhuish, Koichi Suzumori
Program Committee Members: Cecilia Laschi, Fumiya Iida, Matteo Cianchetti, Thrish Nanayakarra, Jonathan Rossiter, Dario Floreano, Jamie Paik, Adam Stokes, Kaspar Althoefer, Matthew Howard, Antonio Bicchi, Barbara Mazzolai, Maria Kruusmaa, Barry Trimmer, Josh Bongard, Perla Maiolino, Helmut Hauser, Mirko Kovac, Ryuma Niiyama, Taro Nakamura, Wen Li, Kyujin Cho, Surya Nurzaman, Pablo Valdivia, Lucia Beccai, Koh Hosoda, Akio Ishiguro, Takuya Umedachi, Van Ho, Yiğit Mengüç, Mike Tolley, Daniela Rus, Rob Wood, Carmel Majidi, Rebecca Kramer, Sangbae Kim, Barry Trimmer, Cagdas Onal, Liyu Wang, Andre Rosendo, Rob Shepherd, Federico Renda, Antonio De Simone, Yonglae Park

Fumiya Iida, Dr. sc. nat.

University Lecturer 
Bio-Inspired Robotics Lab
Department of Engineering
University of Cambridge
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