Call for Papers - Robotics and Applications
The 14th IASTED International Conference on Robotics and Applications
~RA 2009~
November 4 – 6, 2009 Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)
* Technical Committee on Robotics
Prof. H. Harry Asada – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
The IASTED International Conference on Robotics and Applications (RA 2009) will be an international forum for researchers and practitioners interested in the advances in robotics, telematics and the broad range of its applications. Specific emphasis will also be placed on telerobotics, which receives increasing attention due to the tremendous progress in telecommunication and data processing technologies. Applications of telematics are widely diversified and interact strongly with telerobotics. Telematics methods offer, in addition, interesting cross fertilization potential with the accompanying conference on telehealth technologies. In the frame of RA 2009, different aspects of robotics will be addressed – including the point of view of developers and researchers from university and industry as well as the aspect of business applications. It is an opportunity to present and observe the latest research results and ideas in the areas of:
* Robotics Technologies * Robotics Applications * Telerobotics and Telematics
All papers submitted to this conference will be double-blind peer reviewed by at least two members of the International Program Committee and related technical committees. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality, significance, technical soundness, presentation, and references. The conference chair makes the final decision on the acceptance or rejection of the paper.
RA 2009 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:
* Telehealth and Assistive Technology (TAT 2009) * Intelligent Systems and Control (ISC 2009) * Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems (PDCS 2009) * Software Engineering and Applications (SEA 2009)
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The topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Robotics
* Robot Design and Architecture * Programming * Artificial Intelligence * Modelling, Identification, and Control * Motion Planning and Scheduling * Path Planning * Control * Manipulators * Computer Vision * Robot Sensing and Data Fusion * Micro-Robotics * Multimedia Robotics * Robot Simulation * Biomimetic Robotics
Telerobotics & Telematics
* Telerobotics * Telemaintenance, Tele-Services, Tele-Medicine * Traffic Telematics * Facility Management * E-Commerce * Telematics in Education (E-learning) * Security Aspects * Vehicle Telematics
* Aerospace * Agricultural Applications * Automotives * Biomechanics * Bioscience Applications * Design Automation * Education * Flight Simulators * Health Care and Rehabilitation * Industrial Automation * Transportation * Manufacturing * Medical Robotics * Surgical Applications * Satellite Navigation * Unmanned and Underwater Vehicles * Personal Robots
* H. Araϊjo – University of Coimbra Polo II, Portugal * F. Arrichiello – Universitΰ degli Studi di Cassino, Italy * F. Basile – DIIIE - Universit di Salerno, Italy, Italy * V. Becerra – University of Reading, United Kingdom * P. Bidaud – Laboratoire de Robotique de Paris - LRP, France * J. Billingsley – University of Southern Queensland, Australia * S. Bogdan – University of Zagreb, Croatia * T. Brδunl – University of Western Australia, Australia * A. Doulamis – Technical University of Crete Chania, Greece * A. Elnagar – University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates * G. Frans C.A. – University of Amsterdam, Netherlands * L. A. Gerhardt – Rensselaer Polytechnic Insitute, USA * A. A. Goldenberg – University of Toronto, Canada * J. L. Gonzalez Sanchez – Dpto. De Ingenieria de Sistemas y Automatica, Spain * P. Gorce – University of Toulon, France * F. Groen – University of Amsterdam, Netherlands * A. Halme – Helsinki University of Technology, Finland * M. K. Hor – National Chengchi University, Taiwan * M. A. Hsieh – Drexel University, USA * D. Isobe – University of Tsukuba, Japan * A. Khajepour – University of Waterloo, Canada * R. Kornbluh – SRI International, USA * T. H. Lee – National University of Singapore, Singapore * R. V. Mayorga – University of Regina, Canada * S. Meek – University of Utah, USA * A. Meghdari – Sharif University of Technology, Iran * D. B. Megherbi – University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA * P. Mitrouchev – Joseph Fourier University, France * E. Papadopoulos – National Technical University of Athens, Greece * I. Paromtchik – INRIA, Japan * P. Payeur – University of Ottawa, Canada * G. R. Pennock – Purdue University, USA * D. Popescu – University of Craiova, Romania * L. Preucil – Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic * A. Preumont – Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium * A. Ramirez-Serrano – University of Calgary, Canada * R. G. Roberts – Florida State University, USA * I. J. Rudas – Budapest Tech Polytechnical Institution, Hungary * P. E. Rybski – Carnegie Mellon University, USA * B. S. Ryuh – Chonbuk National University, Korea * R. Safaric – University of Maribor, Slovenia * C. Sagόιs – University of Zaragoza, Spain * K. Schilling – Julius-Maximilians-University, Germany * B. Singh – Lakehead University, Canada * S. Sirouspour – McMaster University, Canada * J. J. Slotine – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA * T. M. Sobh – University of Bridgeport, USA * C. Y. Su – Concordia University, Canada * Q. Sun – University of Calgary, Canada * T. Takahashi – Fukushima University, Japan * M. O. Tokhi – University of Sheffield, United Kingdom * M. Trabia – University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA * D. P. Tsakiris – Foundation for Research & Technology-Hellas, Greece * M. Vukobratovic – University of Belgrade, Serbia * G. Wang – Sun Yat-Sen University, PR China * K. Watanabe – Saga University, Japan * S. Wilkinson – University of South Florida, USA * M. Wilson – University of Wales, United Kingdom * P. Y. Woo – Northern Illinois University, USA * J. S. Yang – University of Minnesota, USA * Z. Zhang – University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Initial Papers Submit your paper via our website at:
All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by July 1, 2009. Receipt of paper submission will be confirmed by email.
Complete the online initial paper submission form designating an author who will attend the conference and provide four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. At least one of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope. Initial paper submissions should be full papers with approximately eight pages. Formatting instructions are available at:
All papers submitted to this conference will be double blind reviewed by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.
All papers submitted to IASTED conferences must be previously unpublished and may not be considered for publication elsewhere at any time during IASTED's review period. Authors are limited to a maximum of three paper submissions. Authors are responsible for having their papers checked for style and grammar prior to submission to IASTED. Papers may be rejected if the language is not satisfactory.
Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by August 1, 2009. Final manuscripts are due by September 28, 2009. Registration and final payment are due by September 28, 2009. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.
Final Papers Send your final manuscripts via email to: The subject line for the final manuscript submission must include your six- digit paper number. The formatting instructions can be found at: and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is eight single-spaced pages in 10 point Times New Roman font. Only one paper of up to eight pages is included in the regular registration fee. There will be an added charge for extra pages and additional papers.
Proposals for three-hour tutorials should be submitted online by July 1, 2009. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website address:
A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate the topic, background knowledge expected of the participants, objectives, time allocations for the major course topics, and the qualifications of the instructor (s).
Persons wishing to organize a special session should email a proposal to by July 1, 2009. Proposals should include a session title, a list of the topics covered, and the qualifications and brief biography of the session organizer(s). Papers submitted to the special session must be received by July 1, 2009, unless otherwise stipulated by the Special Session Organizer. A minimum of five papers must be registered and fully paid in order for this session to be included in the conference program. More information on special sessions is available at: JOURNALS
Expanded and enhanced versions of papers published in the conference proceedings will be considered for inclusion in the journal, "International Journal of Robotics and Automation". Information on the submission of papers to the journals is available at:
Conference proceedings as well as single papers can be purchased online from INDEXING
The proceedings will be sent for indexing in the following:
* Cambridge Scientific Abstracts * Conference Proceedings Citation Index * EI Compendex * FIZ Karlsruhe * INSPEC
IMPORTANT DEADLINES Submissions Due    July 1, 2009 Notification of Acceptance    August 1, 2009 Final Manuscripts Due    September 28, 2009 Registration Deadline    September 28, 2009
For more information, or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:
IASTED Secretariat – RA 2009 B6, Suite 101, Dieppe Avenue SW Calgary, AB, Canada T3E 7J9 Tel: 403-288-1195 Fax: 403-247-6851 Email: Web site:
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