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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: ROBOCOMM 2007, extended deadline

http://www.robocomm.org

 C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

                            ROBOCOMM 2007

                  First International Conference
             on Robot Communication and Coordination
                           Athens, Greece

                    http://www.robocomm.org

  ***************************************************************
                        In-Cooperation with 
                          ACM SIGMOBILE 
                          IEEE RAS

          Paper submission (extended):  June 10, 2007, 12.00 p.m. CET
          Notification:                 July 14
          Camera-ready copy:            September 4
          Conference:                   October 15-17, 2007

                   ***** NOTE NEW DATES ******

Description  - ROBOCOMM  is  the First  International Conference  on
Robot Communication and Coordination. As the name suggests, it aims at
the  convergence of  two  fields, acting  as  a common  forum for  the
Robotics and Communications research communities. The expected outcome
of  the event  is  to  promote cross-pollination  of  these two  areas
leading to growth in the capabilities of both.

Robotics is an interdisciplinary field that includes the following key
competencies:    mechanics,    control    theory,   electronics    and
communications.  Initially  the first  three areas dominated  in their
roles.   However,  in the  last  two  decades  we have  witnessed  the
unprecedented  growth  of  wireless communication  technologies,  with
increasing  attention given  to sensor  networks and  ad-hoc networks,
enlarging  the  possible  configurations  of  a  network.   Meanwhile,
building more than just one or two robots at a time has become cheaper
and more  common, thus opening a  whole new range  of applications for
multi-robot  systems with  networking capabilities.   Network robotics
offers  a  framework  to  study coordination  mechanisms  for  complex
systems  through communication  channels, thus  providing  the natural
common ground for convergence of information processing, communication
theory  and  control  theory.   Networked robotics  poses  significant
challenges,  requiring   the  integration  of   communication  theory,
software engineering,  distributed sensing  and control into  a common
framework.  Furthermore,  robots are unique  in that their  motion and
tasking  control  systems   are  co-located  with  the  communications
mechanisms. This  allows the co-exploitation  of individual subsystems
to provide completely new  kinds of networked or distributed autonomy.
Hence,  ROBOCOMM will  be  a leading-edge  conference where  prominent
researchers with different backgrounds will gather and merge different
ideas into a common framework  that will enable new applications based
on large scale networks of mobile robots.

A partial list of conference themes  that will be part of the ROBOCOMM
technical  program is listed  below. We  encourage discussion  of both
wired  and  wireless  networking  aspects for  robots.   Although  the
intended  focus   is  on   networked  robotics,  papers   on  advanced
communications  for  single  robot  systems  (for  tele-operation  for
instance) will also be welcome.

- Robotic interactions with sensors 
- Communication protocols for tele-operated and tele-reflexive robots 
- Intra-sensor communications within individual robots 
- Communication protocols for flocks and swarms of networked robots 
- Biologically inspired or biomimetic robot communication 
- Exploiting the interactions between communications and autonomy 
- Localization and tracking using robotic communications 
- Distributed coordination of mobile robot teams 
- Industrial applications of networked robotics 
- Real-time software for mobile robots 

Submissions 
--- 
Authors are invited to submit their paper electronically in PDF format
by April 13, 2007.  The maximum  number of pages is limited to 8 pages
(10pt, double column, IEEE format).  The proceedings will be published
by ACM and will be available through ACM Digital Library. Selected 
papers will be published in the ACM Mobile Network (MONET) Journal.

Organizing Committee
---

Steering Committee:
  Imrich Chlamtac (CREATE-NET, Italy),
  Alcherio Martinoli (EPFL, Switzerland)
  Colette Maloney (European Commission: Cognitive Systems and Robotics)

General Co-Chairs: 
  Alan Winfield (UWE, England)
  Jason Redi (BBN, USA)

Vice Chairs:
  Luca Schenato (University of Padova, Italy)
  Francesco De Pellegrini (CREATE-NET, Italy)

Technical Program Co-Chairs:
  P. R. Kumar (University of Illinois,USA) 
  Magnus Egerstedt (GATECH, USA)
  Kostas J. Kyriakopoulos (NTU Athens, Greece)
  Minoru Asada (Osaka University, Japan)

Technical Program Committee:

    Belta, Calin (Boston University, USA)
    Cortes, Jorge (University of California at Santa Cruz, USA)
    Frazzoli, Emilio (MIT, USA)
    Gupta, Vijay (Caltech, USA)
    Ray, Saikat (Bridgeport University, USA)
    Hadjicostis, Christoforos (UIUC, USA)
    Howard, Ayanna (Georgia Tech, USA)
    Kitts, Chris (Santa Clara University, USA)
    Klavins, Eric (University of Washington, USA)
    Leonard, Naomi (Princeton, USA)
    Mao, Zhi-Hong (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
    Martinez, Sonia (University of California at San Diego, USA)
    Mesbahi, Mehran (University of Washington, USA)
    Morgansen, Kristi (University of Washington, USA)
    Muhammad, Abubakr (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
    Murphey, Todd  (University of Colorado at Boulder, USA)
    Neogi, Natasha (UIUC, USA)
    Olfati-Saber, Reza (Dartmouth, USA)
    Sinopoli, Bruno (University of California at Berkeley, USA)
    Tsiotras, Panagiotis (Georgia Tech, USA)
    Li, Ming (California State University, USA)
    Henrik, Karl Johansson (KTH. Sweden)
    Lygeros, John (ETH, Switzerland)
    Broxwal, Matthias (University of ??rebro, Sveden)
    Pagello, Enrico (University of Padua, Italy)
    Hristu-Varsakelis, Dimitris (University of Macedonia, Greece)
    Tasso, Joao  (Porto University, Portugal)
    Stachniss, Cyrill (Albert-Ludwigs-University, Germany)
    Vasca, Francesco (University of Sannio, Italy)
    Johansson, Rolf (Lund University, Sweden)
    Piccoli, Benedetto (Istituto "Mauro Picone", Italy)
    Tzes, Anthony (University of Patras, Greece)
    Robertsson, Anders (Lund University, Sweden)
    Mokhtari, Mounir (INT/GET, France)
    Vlassis, Nikos (TUC, Greece)
    Lima, Pedro U. (Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal)
    Asama, Hajime (University of Tokyo, Japan)
    Nishio, Nobuhiko (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)
    Matsuhira, Nobuto (Coucils for Science and Technology Policy, Japan)
    Yamada, Seiji (NII, Japan)
    Ohba, Kohtaro (AIST, Japan)
    Kosuge, Kazuhiro (Tohoku University, Japan)
    Okuno, Hiroshi-G. (Kyoyo University, Japan)
    Sato, Tomomasa (University of Tokyo, Japan)
    Nakadai, Kazuhiro (Honda RI, Japan)
    Kanda, Takayuki (ATR, Japan)
    Yoshida, Kazuya (Tohoku University, Japan)
    Hashimoto, Hideki (University of Tokyo, Japan)
    Tokuda, Hide (Keio University, Japan)
    Ishiguro, Hiroshi (Osaka Univesity, Japan)
    Yoshikawa, Yuichiro (JST ERATO Asada Project, Japan)
    Fujita, Masahiro (Sony, Japan)
    Fukuda, Toshio (Nagoya University, Japan)
    Kaneko, Makoto (Osaka Univesity, Japan)

    Takemura, Hiroshi (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
    Liu, Yunhui (Chinese University of HongKong, China)
    Changjiu, Zhou (Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore)

Local Arrangements Chair:
  Evangelos Papadopoulos (NTU Athens, Greece)

Publicity Co-Chairs:
  Y. Charlie Hu (Purdue University, USA)
  H. Jin Kim (Seoul National University, Korea)
  Francesco Mondada (EPFL, Switzerland)

Publication Chair:
  Klaus Schilling (University of Wurzburg, Germany)

Industrial Sponsorship Chair:
  Roberto Sannino (ST Microelectronics)

Panels Chair: 
  Vijay Kumar (UPenn, USA)

Financial Chair:
  Karen Decker (ICST, USA)

Conference Coordinator:
  Zsuzsa Lanyi-Kaszab  (ICST, Europe)