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AISB event Bulletin Item

CF Participation: ROBOCOMM 2007 Robot Communication and Coordination

http://www.robocomm.org

C A L L   F O R   P A R T I C I P A T I O N

			    ROBOCOMM 2007

		    First International Conference
	     on Robot Communication and Coordination
                        Athens, Greece

		      http://www.robocomm.org

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

          Early registration:           September 15
          Conference:                   October 15-17, 2007


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.

Registration - Please visit 
	https://icst.org/registration/reg_robocomm_2007.php

Tentative program:

DAY 1: OCTOBER 15

Plenary 1: Raffaello D'Andrea, Cornell University

Session 1: MOBILITY FOR COMMUNICATIONS
C. Dixon. Maintaining Optimal Communication Chains in Robotic Sensor
Networks using Mobility Control
C.C. Ooi and C. Schindelhauer. Minimal Energy Path Planning for Wireless
Robots
C. Reinl and O. von Stryk. Cooperative Control of Multi-Vehicle Systems
Under Communication Constraints Using Mixed-Integer Linear Programming
A. Muhammad. Sensor Selection and Motion Planning in Robotic Sensor
Networks Under Communication Constraints
S. Poduri and G.S. Sukhatme. Achieving Connectivity through Coalescence in
Mobile Robot Networks

Session 2: LOCALIZATION AND TRACKING
S. Bergbreiter, A. Mehta, and K. Pister. PhotoBeacon: Design of an Optical
System for Localization and Communication in Multi-Robot Systems
B.I. Triplett, D.J. Klein, and K.A. Morgansen. Distributed Estimation for
Coordinated Target Tracking in a Cluttered Environment

 B. Sohn. Localization System for Mobile Robot Using Wireless
Communication with IR Landmark
M. Vendittelli , A. Franchi , L. Freda , G. Oriolo. A Decentralized
Strategy for Cooperative Robot Exploration

Session 3: DECENTRALIZED COORDINATION
D. Dimarogonas and K. Kyriakopoulos. Decentralized Swarm Aggregation with
Static Communication Links
R. Pissolato, B. Pimentel, and M. Campos. Dynamic Sensor Coverage with
Mobile Robots under Cooperative Communication
K. Bekris, K. Tsianos, and L. Kavraki. A Distributed Protocol for Safe
Real-Time Planning of Communicating Vehicles with Second-Order Dynamics
I.U.Mir. A Fully Decentralized Approach for Incremental Perception
J. Certo. A Generic Multi-Robot Coordination Strategic Layer

DAY 2: OCTOBER 16

Session 4: RECONFIGURABLE NETWORKS
H. Kurokawa. Self-Reconfigurable Modular Robot M-TRAN: Distributed Control
and Communication
R.F.M. Garcia, D.J. Christensen, K. Stoy, and A. Lyder. Hybrid Approach: A
Self-Reconfigurable Communication Network for Modular Robots
F. Zeiger. An Application Protocol to Integrate a Small Size Helicopter
into an IP based Ad-Hoc Network
K. Obraczka. Networking Under Episodic Connectivity for Autonomous
Multi-Robot Coordination

Session 5: CONTROL ARCHITECTURES
L. Mota and L. Reis. Setplays: Achieving Coordination by the appropriate
Use of arbitrary Pre-defined Flexible Plans and Inter-Robot Communication
B. Smith, M. Egerstedt, and A. Howard
Automatic Generation of Persistent Formations for Multi-Agent Networks
Under Range Constraints
U.P. Schultz. Distributed Control Diffusion: Towards a Flexible
Programming Paradigm for Modular Robots
O. Azouaoui. Behavioral Multi-Agent Based Control Architecture for
Autonomous Robotic Systems

Session 6: NETWORKED SENSING
H. Sakai, H. Kawanami, T. Cincarek, K. Shikano, H. Saruwatari, and A. Lee.
Voice Activity Detection Applied to Hands-Free Spoken Dialogue Robot based
on Decoding using Acoustic and Language Model
M. de Graaf. Ethernet-based communication framework for sensor integration
on industrial robots
E.W. Frew. Information-Theoretic Integration of Sensing and Communication
for Active Robot Networks
Oscar Alonso. An Optical Interface for Inter-Robot Communication in a
Swarm of Microrobots
G. Sankaranarayanan, B. Hannaford, and L. Potter. Measurement and
Emulation of Time Varying Packet Delay with Applications to Networked
Haptic Virtual Environments

DAY 3: OCTOBER 17

Plenary 2: Colette Maloney. European Commission: Cognitive Systems and Robotics

Session 7: DECENTRALIZED DECISION MAKING
E. Frazzoli, M. Pavone, V. Isler, and N. Bisnik. Decentralized Vehicle
Routing in a Stochastic and Dynamic Environment with Customer Impatience
C. Li. RationalSwarms for Distributed On-line Bayesian Search
F. Stulp, H. Utz, M. Isik, and G. Mayer. Implicit Coordination with Shared
Belief: A Heterogeneous Robot Soccer Team Case Study
D.J. Christensen. Neighbor Detection and Crosstalk Elimination in
Self-Reconfigurable Robots
X. Han, C.C. Shen, and L. Rossi. Autonomous Navigation of Wireless Robot
Swarms with Covert Leaders

Session 8: APPLICATIONS AND DEVICES
G. Sankaranarayanan, B. Hannaford, H. King, S.Y. Ko, M. Lum, J. Rosen, and
D. Friedman. Portable Surgery Master Station for Mobile Robotic Surgery
P. Hinterseer. THE WEBER QUANTIZER: PERCEPTUAL CODING FOR NETWORKED
TELEPRESENCE AND TELEACTION
M. Broxvall. A Middleware for Ecologies of Robotic Devices
G. Sankaranarayanan and B. Hannaford. Comparison of Performance of Virtual
Coupling Schemes for Haptic Collaboration using Real and Emulated Internet
Connections

Session 9: TOOLS AND SIMULATORS
T. Chiueh, R. Krishnan, and P. De. A Networked Robot System for Wireless
Network Emulation
P.W. Chen and S. Sastry. Latency and Connectivity Analysis Tools for
Wireless Mesh Networks
A. Tiderko and T. Bachran. A Service Oriented Framework for Wireless
Communication in Mobile Multi Robot Systems
G. ROUSSOS. Shared Memories: A Trail-based Coordination Server for Robot
Teams
S. Hara. A Common Coordinates/Heading Direction Generation Method for
Wireless-Networked Robots only with Ranging Capability

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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)