The Second Swedish Workshop on Autonomous Robotics
Call for Papers

Aims and Objectives

At the beginning of the new century robotics is undergoing a radical transformation in scope and dimension. From having had a predominant industrial focus, robotics is expanding to face the challenges of unstructured environments. Emerging robotic systems that interact, serve, entertain and explore together with humans will have a significant impact on society. In industry, these advances will affect a wide range of areas in manufacturing, space underwater and air services, health-care, disaster prevention, waste management, product design and remote intervention, just to mention a few.

The First Swedish Workshop on Autonomous Robotics was held in Örebro on October 24-25, 2000. This was meant as a first get-together to allow the creation of a community of Swedish researchers and engineers interested in the problems of autonomous robotics. This workshop was met with great enthusiasm by the participants. This second workshop in the series will focus on the presentation of ongoing work and new ideas from Swedish academic and industrial groups for the design, synthesis and analysis of autonomous robots. First time submissions from PhD students are especially encouraged, including work which is at a preliminary stage, so that students have a unique opportunity to discuss ideas and obtain feedback from other researchers in the field.

Format

The workshop will have one single plenary track, and it will include presentations of student research papers, reports of selected Swedish projects, and invited talks from leading international scientists.

Submission instructions

Submissions are welcome in the form of full length papers (max 8 pages) or extended abstracts (2 pages). Accepted papers will be presented orally, and accepted abstract will be presented in a poster session. The first author of a full length paper must be a full time student. Papers should be typed in single column, single spaced, 10 points font, with about 2 cm margin on all sides.

Submissions must be sent by e-mail to alessandro.saffiotti@aass.oru.se as either a PDF or PS file. Other, non-standard formats (e.g.,, Word) cannot be accepted. In the body of the e-mail message, please specify the following:

Paper title Name, affiliation, and email of all authors Name, email, and postal address of corresponding author Phone and fax of corresponding author Keywords (max 5) Abstract (maximum 200 words)

Important Dates


  May 24, 2002 Submissions due
  August 19, 2002 Notification of acceptance
  September 16, 2002 Camera ready papers due
  September 16, 2002 Registration due
-> October 10-11, 2002 Workshop days

Organizers

Henrik H. Christensen   CAS, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
Tom Duckett   AASS, Örebro University, Örebro
Alessandro Saffiotti   AASS, Örebro University, Örebro

 

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