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Notice

AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: The 5th IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics (RAM 2011)

http://www.cis-ram.org/

Call for Papers

The 5th IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics (RAM 2011)
September 17-19, 2011, Qingdao, China
http://www.cis-ram.org/

Important dates:
Invited session proposals due:        March 15, 2011
Paper submission deadline:           March 15, 2011
Notification of acceptance:            June 1, 2011

The 5th IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics (IEEE RAM 2011) will be held in Qingdao, China, during September 17-19, 2011, concurrently with the IEEE Conference on Cybernetics and Intelligent Systems (CIS 2011). Qingdao, famous for Qingdao beer, is a beautiful city surrounded by the sea on three sides. The red roofs, green trees, blue sea, and azure sky paint a bright and colorful picture of Qingdao; while the Eight Passes Villas, Zhan Bridge, Wusi Square, and Mt. Laoshan form a unique and historic image of Qingdao.

The goal of RAM 2011 is to bring together experts from the field of robotics, automation and mechatronics to discuss the state-of-the-art technology and to present new research findings and perspectives of future developments with respect to the conference themes.

The conference welcomes paper submissions from academics, researchers, engineers, and students worldwide in but not limited to the following areas:
Robotics and Automation in Unstructured Environment, Personal and Service Robotics, Underwater Robotics, Medical Robots and Systems, Social Robotics, Robotics and Automation Applications, Sensor Design, Integration, and Fusion, Computer and Robot Vision, Human-Robot Interfaces, Haptics, Tele-operation and Tele-robotics, Network Robotics, Micro/Nano, Distributed, Cellular, and Multi-robot Systems, Biologically-Inspired Robots and Systems, Sensor Based Robotics, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Modeling, Planning and Control, Kinematics, Mechanics, and Mechanism Design, Legged Robots, Wheeled Mobile Robots, Dynamics, Motion Control, Force/Impedance Control, Architecture and Programming, Methodologies for Robotics and Automation, Discrete Event Dynamic Systems, Petri Nets, Virtual Reality, Manufacturing System Architecture, Design, and Performance Evaluation, Computer Aided Production Planning, Scheduling and Control, Total Quality Management, Maintenance and Diagnostics,  etc.

The conference will feature plenary lectures given by world renowned scholars, regular sessions with broad coverage, and some special sessions focusing on popular topics.

Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length papers (6 pages normally and 8 pages maximum) by the submission deadline through the online submission system All papers accepted by and presented at CIS 2011 will be published by IEEE and be indexed by ISI Proceedings, and EI Compendex database.

RAM 2011 paper submission website is
http://www.cis-ram.org/2011/onl-pap.html

The conference will feature invited sessions on specialized topics of interests. The invited sessions are intended to usher in, in-depth discussions in special areas relevant to the conference theme. The session organizers will coordinate the associated review process. The conference proceedings will include all papers from the invited sessions. Potential organizers are invited to enlist six or more papers with cohesive topics to form invited sessions. Please contact one of the Invited Sessions Chairs for more details if you are interested to organize an invited session.

We look forward to seeing you in Qingdao, China!

General Chairs:
Shuzhi Sam Ge, NUS Singapore/UESTC China
Tiezhu Zhang, Qingdao Univ., China

Program Chairs:
Abdullah Al Mamun, NUS Singapore
Yuanqing Xia, Beijing Inst of Tech., China
Haisheng Yu, Qingdao Univ., China