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RA 2010 : The 15th IASTED International Conference on Robotics and Applications


When Nov 1, 2010 - Nov 3, 2010
Where Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Abstract Registration Due Sep 20, 2010
Submission Deadline Aug 18, 2010
Notification Due Sep 3, 2010
Final Version Due Sep 15, 2010
Categories    robotics and applications   telerobotics   telematics   applications

Call For Papers

The 15th IASTED International Conference on
Robotics and Applications
~RA 2010~
November 1 – 3, 2010
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA


The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)

* Technical Committee on Robotics


The 15th IASTED International Conference on Robotics and Applications (RA 2010) will be an international forum for researchers and practitioners interested in the advances in robotics 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 2010, 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:

RA 2010 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:

* Antennas, Radar and Wave Propagation (ARP 2010)
* Nanotechnology and Applications (NANA 2010)
* Biotechnology (BioTech 2010)


Staying at the luxurious Le Méridien Cambridge places you in an excellent position to enjoy Cambridge and Boston, two of the most culturally rich and historic cities in the United States. All of Cambridge embodies the diversity and vitality that come from being home to Harvard and MIT, two of the world's most respected academic institutions. No surprise then that in Cambridge you will find the highest per capita number of bookstores in the world. What you might not expect is the vibrant mix of cultures evident in the wealth of adventurous dining, art, and music choices. On the streets or in lounges you are likely to hear melodious Andean pipes, scintillating jazz, and the panoramic tones of the steel drum. Cross the Charles River into Boston and within minutes you can be checking out Van Gogh originals at the Museum of Fine Arts, aquatic wonders at the New England Aquarium, or Feneuil Hall, a 250-year old marketplace where every day is a festival of delights! Check out these sites for more information about Cambridge and surrounding areas:

* Le Méridien Cambridge
* Cambridge Office for Tourism


The topics of interest to be covered by RA 2010 include, but are not limited to:

* Artificial Intelligence

* Biomimetic Robotics

* Computer Vision

* Control

* Manipulators

* Micro-Robotics

* Modelling, Identification, and Control

* Motion Planning and Scheduling

* Multimedia Robotics

* Path Planning

* Programming

* Robot Design and Architecture

* Robot Sensing and Data Fusion

* Robot Simulation


* E-Commerce

* Facility Management

* Security Aspects

* Telemaintenance, Tele-Services, Tele-Medicine

* Telematics in Education (E-learning)

* Telerobotics

* Traffic Telematics

* Vehicle Telematics


* Aerospace

* Agricultural Applications

* Automotives

* Biomechanics

* Bioscience Applications

* Design Automation

* Education

* Flight Simulators

* Health Care and Rehabilitation

* Industrial Automation

* Manufacturing

* Medical Robotics

* Personal Robots

* Satellite Navigation

* Surgical Applications

* Transportation

* Unmanned and Underwater Vehicles


* M. Ahmadi – Carleton University, Canada
* F. Arrichiello – Università degli Studi di Cassino, Italy
* A. K. Azad – Northern Illinois University, USA
* J. Billingsley – University of Southern Queensland, Australia
* O. Castillo – Tijuana Institute of Technology, Mexico
* J. Dias – University of Coimbra Polo II, Portugal
* R. Dillmann – Universität Karlsruhe, Germany
* A. Doulamis – Technical University of Crete Chania, Greece
* A. Elnagar – University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
* N. Etani – Kobe Institute of Computing, Japan
* T. Fukuda – Nagoya University, Japan
* 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
* M. K. Hor – National Chengchi University, Taiwan
* D. Isobe – University of Tsukuba, Japan
* L. Jiang – Immersion Corporation, USA
* T. H. Lee – National University of Singapore, Singapore
* R. V. Mayorga – University of Regina, Canada
* P. Mitrouchev – Joseph Fourier University, France
* M. Nahon – McGill University, Canada
* G. L. Nicolas – Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
* R. Nkambou – University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada
* I. Paromtchik – INRIA, France
* P. Payeur – University of Ottawa, Canada
* G. R. Pennock – Purdue University, USA
* R. G. Roberts – Florida State University, USA
* A. Roy – University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
* P. Rybski – Carnegie Mellon University, USA
* C. Sagüés – University of Zaragoza, Spain
* K. Schilling – Julius-Maximilians-University, Germany
* M. P. Schoen – Idaho State University, USA
* B. Singh – Lakehead University, Canada
* T. M. Sobh – University of Bridgeport, USA
* A. H. Stienen – Northwerstern University, 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
* M. Vainio – Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
* K. Watanabe – Saga University, Japan
* J. S. Yang – University of Minnesota, USA
* Z. Zhang – University of Exeter, United Kingdom


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, 2010. Receipt of paper submission will be confirmed by email.

Initial Paper Requirements
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.

Initial paper submissions should be full papers. Papers of up to 8 pages in length are included in the conference registration fee. An extra charge will apply for every additional page for papers longer than 8 pages. Authors are responsible for having their papers checked for style and grammar before submitting to IASTED. Papers may be rejected if the language is not satisfactory.

When submitting a paper, 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, above.

Formatting instructions for initial papers are available at

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.

Acceptance and Registration
Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by August 15, 2010. Final manuscripts are due by September 1, 2010. Registration and final payment are due by September 3, 2010. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.

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.

Final Paper Requirements
Email your final manuscripts 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.


Proposals for three-hour tutorials must be submitted online by July 1, 2010. Submit tutorial proposals via the following web site address:

Proposal Format

A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate:

* The topic.
* Background knowledge expected of the participants.
* Objectives.
* Time allocations for the major course topics.
* The qualifications of the instructor(s).


Special session proposals must be emailed to by July 1, 2010. 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, 2010, 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

Expanded and enhanced versions of papers published in the conference proceedings can also be considered for inclusion in one of the IASTED journals. Information on the submission of papers to journals is available at:

Whole proceedings as well as single papers can now be purchased online. Please visit ACTA Press:

The proceedings will be sent for indexing in the following:

* Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
* Conference Proceedings Citation Index
* EI Compendex
* FIZ Karlsruhe

Submissions Due July 15, 2010
Notification of Acceptance August 15, 2010
Final Manuscripts Due September 10, 2010
Registration Deadline September 10, 2010

For more information, or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:

IASTED Secretariat – RA 2010
B6, Suite 101, Dieppe Avenue SW
Calgary, AB, Canada T3E 7J9
Tel: +1 403-288-1195
Fax: +1 403-247-6851
Web site:

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