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2nd CFP: Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems: TAROS-2009

www.taros.org.uk

2nd CFP: Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems: TAROS-2009 (DEADLINE: 15:05:2009)
 
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TAROS 2009 - Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems
 
Second call for papers
August 31st - September 2nd, 2009
University of Ulster, Derry 
www.taros.org.uk
 
TAROS-09 is a platform for robot researchers with a wide range of interests from the U.K., Europe and worldwide. TAROS welcomes paper submissions on a wide range of topics related to the principles and practice of robotics.
 
Submissions of papers are invited in any of the following or related areas:
  *   Advanced applications of autonomous robots (industrial and research)
  *   Advanced materials
  *   Advanced medical robotics, robots for surgery
  *   Analysis of robot-environment interaction
  *   Autonomous assembly robotics
  *   Biologically inspired robotics
  *   Cognitive robotics
  *   Collective robots
  *   Developmental robotics
  *   Hardware issues, devices and techniques, advanced sensor and actuator hardware
  *   Learning and adaptation
  *   Modelling and analysis of robot models
  *   Navigation, localization, map building and path planning
  *   Personal robotics and human-robot interface
  *   Robot autonomy
  *   Robot vision, sensing and perception
  *   Robot control architectures
  *   Robots in education, the arts and entertainment
  *   Space and planetary robotics
 
TAROS-09 welcomes submissions from senior researchers and research students alike, and will specifically provide opportunities for research students and young research scientists to present their work to the scientific community.
 
TAROS-09 will be held at the University of Ulster, Derry, August 31st - September 2nd, 2009. On campus accommodation will be available. Registration will include a guided tour of historic Derry City Wall and a civic reception by the Mayor in the Guildhall. An optional excursion to the Giants Causeway and Bushmills distillery will be available on Thursday, September 3rd.
 
TAROS-09 keynote speakers are: Nobel Laureate Prof. Dr. Bert Sakmann (Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Munich and University of Ulster) Mechanisms of decision making and sensory initiated behaviour in the cerebral cortex, Prof. Roger Hubbold (University of Manchester) Creating 3D Computer Models from Images, and Prof. Raymond Tallis (University of Manchester) Myth-Information. A Critique of the Computational Theory of Mind.
 
The deadline for the submission of papers is 15th May 2009. Refereed papers from the conference will be published in a proceedings volume, and be made available on the WWW. Submission instructions may be found on the conference website: www.taros.org.uk.