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Article Type: Diary From: Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Volume 35, Issue 3.
Key: C = Conference, E = Exhibition, S = Seminar, W = Workshop
AM Expo 2008
19-20 MarchNorth Carolina, USAAdvanced Manufacturing Expo (AM Expo 2008) is Canada's most comprehensive source for advanced manufacturing solutions, innovations and education. Assembly Canada is Canada's only trade show dedicated exclusively to the function of assembling discrete parts into finished products. This is Canada's only forum for industry professionals to assess and compare the latest products and services for electronics manufacturing.
Keywords: Robotics, ManufacturingContact: Tel.: +1 416 491 7565, Fax: +1 416 491 5088
China International Machine Vision Exhibition (E)
20-22 MarchShanghai, ChinaContact: web site: machinevisiononline.org/public/calendar
EUROS 2008-2EUROS 2008 The 2nd European Robotics Symposium (C)
26-27 MarchPrague, Czech RepublicThe European Robotics Research Network (EURON) is proud to present the second European Robotics Symposium 2008 (EUROS). This event continues to provide a single-track and high quality scientific forum and presents leading edge research on robotic across the latest topics in fundamental research and applications. EUROS 2008 will bring participants into the symbolic and attractive environment of Prague, Czech Republic, the birthplace of the word “robot”. EUROS 2008 2 in 1 concept represents both the top-quality scientific event as well as promotes extended features for young researchers and PhD students. The young scientists will be offered to come in touch with European leading research labs co-workers and their results, to participate in a Best PhD and Junior Researcher Paper Award.
EUROS 2008European Robotics Symposium (C)
26-28 MarchPrague, Czech RepublicEUROS was started in 2006 as a response to demands for a high quality scientific event to present the best research on robotics across applications and topics. The EURON annual meeting serves to bring the European Robotics community together, but it has primarily been a networking event to discuss community issues rather than a scientific event.
Keywords: Advanced roboticsContact: Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan. Tel.: +46 879 067 27,E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, web sites: www.action-m.com/euros2008/index.php; www.science.uva.nl/research/ias/events/euron_calendar/list.html
26-28 MarchOntario, CanadaContact: web site: www.internationalcentre.com
CogSys2008International Conference on Cognitive Systems
2-4 AprilKarlsruhe, GermanyCogSys 2008 will be held in Karlsruhe as the first international conference on cognitive systems. The conference will bring together researchers from different fields to identify current research trends, to present and to review recent work and to speculate about the future of cognitive systems.
Robo Business and Conference Expo
8-10 AprilPennsylvania, USAContact: Robotic Trends.Tel.: +1 800 305 0634,web site: www.robodevelopment.com
21-25 AprilHannover, GermanyHANNOVER MESSE remains the world's leading showcase for industrial technology. Better, faster, more effective: to survive and prosper in the face of global competition companies need to constantly maintain and improve their performance potential. Leading-edge technology plays a pivotal role in corporate competitiveness. HANNOVER MESSE is the ideal place to obtain the latest industrial know-how. Established sixty years ago, HANNOVER MESSE today ranks as the leading international showplace for industrial technologies, materials and product ideas. Over the years the focus has shifted from stand-alone components to end-to-end solutions. Technical innovation is one key element in the success of HANNOVER MESSE. Another is its sharp focus on the creative application of existing knowledge. Only at Hannover can the visitor experience complete value chains and swap information with experts from a complete spectrum of industrial sectors.
1 MayBangkok, ThailandContact: web site: www.bitec.net
Experimental Cognitive Robotics/ESF-JSPS Frontier Science Conference Series for Young Researchers
9-15 MayKanagawa, JapanThe ESF-JSPS Frontier Science Conference Series for Young Researchers will illuminate the crossroads of science and technology by inviting young researchers who are actively working in the fields of cognitive science and robotics, as well as those who are interested in learning these subjects. The lecturers are eminent researchers leading the fields in Europe and Japan. The week-long series of lectures, discussions, and communication aim not only at providing young researchers with the state-of-the-art knowledge, but also at injecting them the fuel of intellectual curiosity to go beyond the crossroads.
ICINCO 20085th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics
11-15 MayMadeira, PortugalThe purpose of this conference, is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the application of informatics to Control, Automation and Robotics.
Keywords: Intelligent control systems, Optimization, Robotics, Automation, Signal processing, Systems modeling and controlContact: ICINCO. Tel.: +35 126 552 0185, Fax: +35 126 552 0186,E-mail: email@example.com, web sites: www.icinco.org; www.ifr.org/events/calendar.asp
12-14 MayMontreal, QuebecContact: web site: www.placebonaventure.com
ICRA2008IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (C)
19-23 MayCalifornia, USARobotics, Manufacturing, Simulation, Micro-machines, Automation, CAD, CAM, CAE, Sensors.
ICCE 2008ICCE Integration and Commercialization of Micro and Nanosystems International Conference and Exhibition
3-5 JuneHong Kong, ChinaThe conference focuses on the state-of- the-art research and development in Micro- and nano-scale phenomena, devices, systems, manufacturing, as well as the commercialization of Micro- and nano-technologies. The conference will consist of plenary talks, invited talks, contributed oral and poster presentations, and exhibitions and will provide opportunities for communication and collaboration between industry and academia.
ATX East 2008
3-5 JuneNew York, USAStay ahead of your competition find the automated solutions you need for lean manufacturing, cost reduction, enhanced productivity, and six-sigma process control at ATX. With recent trends toward off-shore outsourcing, it's more important than ever for North American manufacturers to automate in order to remain competitive in today's global marketplace.
International Robots and Vision Show and Conference (C)
9-11 JuneIllinois, USAContact: web sites: www.robots-vision-show.info; www.roboticsonline.com/public/calendar/details.cfm?id¼99
Automatica 20083rd International Trade Fair for Automation Assembly, Robotics and Vision
10-13 JuneMunich, GermanyAUTOMATICA presents an international product range covering assembly and handling technology, robotics, machine vision and associated technologies. This makes AUTOMATICA the very first international event that brings together all branches of the robotics and automation industry under the same roof in a single event. It is being staged in Munich, the central hub of the biggest European market for robotics and automation products.
Keywords: Assembly and handling technology, Robotics, Machine vision, Positioning systems, Drive technology, Sensor technologyContact: Messe München GmbH. Tel.: +49 899 491 1538,Fax: +49 899 491 1539,E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, web site: www.automatica-muenchen.de
IERA'08IFR/IEEE Industry Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation
12 JuneMuenchen, Germany
RoboGames 20085th Annual International RoboGames
12-15 JuneSan Francisco, USARoboGames is the world's largest open robot competition (even the Guinness Book of World Records Says So!) We invite the best minds from around the world to compete in over 70 different events. Combat robots, walking humanoids, soccer bots, sumo bots, and even androids that do kung fu. Some robots are autonomous, some are remote controlled but they're all cool!Contact: E-mail: email@example.com, web site: http://robogames.net/index.php
ISFA 20082008 International Symposium on Flexible Automation (C)
23-26 JuneGeorgia, USAA sustainable advanced product/process and automation system design, in particular related manufacturing, assembly, service, and maintenance support system design solution is a truly high-tech approach based on a new digital design and digital manufacturing architecture and paradigm.
ICIA 2008IEEE International Conference on Information Acquisition (C)
25-27 JuneZhangJiaJie, ChinaBio-Nano/Micro Sensors and Bio- Inspired Algorithms for Intelligent Information Acquisition. The IEEE ICIA 2007 Conference promises to be a great experience for researchers in bio- nano sensors, MEMS, artificial neural networks, machine learning technology, and intelligent roboties.
Keywords: Bio-nano sensors, MEMS, Artificial neural networks, Machine learning technology, Intelligent robotiesContact: KAIST.E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, web sites: http://cnsl.kaist.ac.kr/ICIA2007; www.ieee-ras.org/calendar/calendartec.php
RSS 2008Robotics: Science and Systems
25-28 JuneZurich, SwitzerlandThe 2008 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference will bring together researchers working on algorithmic or mathematical foundations of robotics, robotics applications, and analysis of robotic systems. High quality, original papers are solicited in all areas of robotics. The final program will be the result of a highly selective review process designed to include the best work of its kind in every category. The conference will be single track to allow attendees an opportunity to experience the best research in all areas of robotics. The program will include invited talks as well as oral and poster presentations of refereed papers.
Keywords: Mechanisms, Manipulation, Human-robot interaction and human centered systems, Distributed systems, Mobile systems and mobility, Applications, Medical robotics, Robot perceptionContact: University of Massachusetts Amherst. E-mail: email@example.com, web site: www.roboticsconference.org
CITSA 20085th International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications
29 June-2 JulyFlorida, USAThe 5th International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications is an international Multi-Conference being organized with the purpose of providing researchers, practitioners, developers, consultants, and end-users of computerized, communications and/ or control systems and technologies, as well as their industrial and social applications in the private and the public sectors, an opportunity to join in a common place sharing experience and knowledge.
Keywords: Cybernetics, Information technologies, Systems and applicationsContact: International Institute of Informatics and Systemics.Tel.: +58 212 272 9094,Fax: +1 407 656 3516,E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, web sites: www.infocybereng.org/imeti2008; www.ifr.org/events/calendar.asp
M-ELROB 20083rd European Land-Robot Trial (C)
30 June-3 JulyHammelburg, GermanyThe ELROB 2008 focuses on the question, if robot systems can support the users effectively in the near future. The purpose of the trial is to identify robotic systems, which have the capabilities to master daily defence and security tasks. The aim of the organizers is to gain insights for future projects, research and development activities.
Keywords: Robotics, Harsh environments, Rescue, Military, Autonomous or semi autonomous navigation, Machine intelligenceContact: Tel.: +49 221 937 139 11, Fax: +49 221 937 123 50,E-mail: email@example.com, web site: www.m-elrob.eu
AIM 2008IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (C)
2-5 JulyXi'an, ChinaContact: web site: www.ieee-ras.org/calendar/calendartec.php
ROMANSY' 08The 17th CISM-IFToMM Symposium on Robot Design, Dynamics, and Control
5-9 JulyTokyo, JapanThe First CISM-IFToMM Symposium on Theory and Practice of Robots and Manipulators was held on September 5-8, 1973, in Udine, Italy, not long after IFToMM had been founded in 1969. The first ROMANSY, or Ro.Man.Sy., as the Symposium used to be referred to, marks the beginning of a long-lasting partnership between two international institutions, CISM, the Centre International des Sciences Mécaniques and IFToMM, the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science.
Keywords: Robot design, Service, Education, Medical, Welfare and rescue robots, Humanoid robots, Bio-robotics, Multi-robot systems, Embodied multi- agent systems, Sensor systems for robots, Space robotsContact: Waseda University.E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, web sites: www.romansy2008.org; www.ifr.org/events/calendar.asp
ARCS-08The International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Control Systems
7-10 JulyFlorida, USA
Keywords: Robotics, Tele-robotics, Adaptive control, CAD/CAM/CIM, Fuzzy systems, Intelligent automation, MEMS/NEMS, Micro robots and micro-manipulation, Nano-scale automation and assembly, Sensors, actuators and transducersContact: Florida A&M University. E-mail: email@example.com, web sites: www.promoteresearch.org/2008/arcs; www.ifr.org/events/calendar.asp
RO-MAN 2008IEEE International Symposium on Robot an Human Interactive Communication
1-3 AugustMuenchen, GermanyRO-MAN addresses fundamental issues in coexistence of robots and humans from psychological and philosophical aspects over interaction and communication mechanisms to technological systems and architectures. Manifold real-world application areas such as rescue, assistance, care, education, or entertainment require cognitive and social skills in order to provide safe, intuitive, and efficient interaction and goal-directed proactive behavior.
Keywords: Multi-modal communication, Human-robot interactions, Collaborative robotics in manufacturing environments, Robot assistants for housekeeping and care, Situation recognition, Socially interactive robots, Entertainment and education robotsContact: Technische Universität München. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, web site: www.lsr.ei.tum.de/ro-man2008
ICMA 2008IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation
5-8 AugustTakamatsu, JapanThe objective of ICMA 2008 is to provide a forum for researchers, educators, engineers, and government officials involved in the general areas of mechatronics, robotics, automation and sensors to disseminate their latest research results and exchange views on the future research directions of these fields.
Keywords: Intelligent mechatronics, Robotics, Biomimetics, Automation, and control systems, Teleoperation, Telerobotics, Haptics, and teleoperated semi-autonomous systems, Sensor design, multi-sensor data fusion algorithms and wireless sensor networksAI, Intelligent control, Neuro- control, Fuzzy control, Industrial automation, Process control, Manufacturing processContact: E-mail: email@example.com, web site: www.icma2008.org
MFI 2008IEEE International Conference on Multi-sensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems (C)
SICE 2008Society for Instrumentation and Control Engineering (SICE) Annual Conference
20-22 AugustChofu, JapanThe conference in UEC will provide a forum for researchers, professionals and manufacturers to exchange up-to-date technical knowledge and experience.
Keywords: Sensors and transducers, Opto-electronic measurement, Intelligent control, Computer aided design, Systems theory and engineering, Robotics and mechatronics systems, Industrial applications, Fuzzy systems, Neural networksContact: SICE. Web site: www.sice.or.jp/sice2008
IEEE-CASE 20084th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (C)
23-26 AugustWashington, DC, USAThis conference provides a forum for researchers, academicians, and industry practitioners to discuss, provide broad coverage, and disseminate foundational research on automation.Contact: web site: www.ieee-ras.org/calendar/calendartec.php
COMS 2008Commercialization of Micro and Nano Systems Conference COMS
31 August-4 SeptemberPuerto Vallarta, MexicoCommercialization of Micro and Nano Systems Conference (COMS) is the world's most important meeting place for all those bringing emerging small technologies from concept to the marketplace. It addresses issues on an international front, gathering input from MNT leaders representing regions all over the globe. COMS is connecting the international Micro-nano marketplace!
Robot Development Conference and Exposition 2008
1 SeptemberSanta Clara, USAThe international Technical Design and Development Event for the Personal, Service and Mobile Robotics Industry.
ICAL 2008IEEE International Conference on Automation and Logistics
1-3 SeptemberQingdao, ChinaThe purpose of this conference is to promote activities in areas of Automation and Logistics, by providing a forum for researchers to exchange ideas, present technical achievements, and discuss future challenges. The scope of the conference includes technical sessions, tutorials and panels, as well as exhibition and working group meetings.Contact: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, web site: http://myweb.dal.ca/jgu/ical08
RAAD'08RAAD'08 The Workshop on Robotics (W)
15-17 SeptemberAncona, ItalyThe 17th International Workshop on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region RAAD08 will be held in the Campus of the Università Politecnica delle Marche. The Workshop is meant to bring together researchers of the robotics community from countries of the Alpe- Adria-Danube region, in a collegial and stimulating environment. Coherently with its tradition, RAAD08 will cover all the major areas of robotics research and applications.
IEEE-CYBERIEEE International Conference on Cyber Technology in Automation, Control, and Intelligent Systems
16-17 SeptemberShengyang, China
IROS 2008IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (C)
25-28 SeptemberMumbai, IndiaAutomation 2008, India's No. 1 Automation Exhibition showcases new innovations and solutions for vast industry segment comprising of Refining, Petrochemicals, chemicals, Polyester, Power, Life Sciences, Food and Pharmaceutical, Oil and Gas businesses, Steel and Mining and other process industries, Terminal automation, Tank farm automation, Retail Outlet Automation.
Keywords: Automation, Manufacturing, IndustryContact: IED Communications Ltd Tel.: +91 222 207 9567,Fax: +91 222 207 4516,web site: www.automation2008.com
WAC2008ISOMA World Automation 2008
28 September-2 OctoberTexas, USAWAC is an international non-profit technical meeting dedicated to the dissemination of latest information among all nations of the world. It has always prided itself on helping scientists and professionals from economically disadvantaged nations to the meeting to help pave the road between the North and the South. Some of the proceeds of WAC meetings go to the World Students Scholarship Fund, Inc. a non-profit New Mexico Corporation. This corporation has already raised close to $40K for needy students.Contact: TSI Enterprises Inc.Tel.: +1 210 479-1022,Fax: +1 210 479-1048,E-mail: email@example.com,web site: www.wacong.org
China Robot Expo Robotics and Automatic Manufacturing Equipments Exhibition (E)
15-19 OctoberSeoul, South Korea
BioRob 2008International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (C)
19-22 OctoberArizona, USAContact: web site: www.ieee-ras.org/calendar/calendartec.php
TePRA 2008IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications
10-12 NovemberMassachusetts, USATePRA is a new conference aimed at catalyzing the development of enabling technologies and encouraging their adoption by robot designers. TePRA is positioned mid-way between an academic conference and a trade show. More so than academic conferences, TePRA emphasizes practical applications and industrial participation. More so than trade shows, TePRA has a serious review process, and is targeted at future applications.Contact: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, web site: www.ieeerobot-tepra.org
DARS20089th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotics Systems
17-19 NovemberTsukuba, Japan
SI International 2008IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration
4 DecemberNagoya, Japan2008 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SI International 2008) will be held as the first symposium on system integration. This symposium will provide science and technology for integrating systems concerning artifacts, human and society in order to solve global problems of complex systems.
Keywords: Mechatronics systems, Robotics, Automation systems, Virtual reality systems, Entertainment systems, Micro-nano systems, Welfare systems, Environment/ecological systems, Bio systems, Rescue systems, Security systems, Enterprise resource planning systems, Supply chain management systems, Intelligent transportation systems, Logistics systems, Large-scale system simulation, Software systems, Networking systems, Decision making systemsContact: web site: www.rm.is.tohoku.ac.jp/SIInt08
ROBIO'08IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics
14-17 DecemberBankok, ThailandThe theme of Robio 2008 is “Information Technology Enabled Robotics and Biomimetics” reflecting the ever growing interests in research, development and applications in the dynamic and exciting areas of robotics and biomimetics. Bangkok is an exciting and fast growing city will business, entertainment and shopping areas. ROBIO 2008 promises to be a great event for researchers and scholars in robotics and biomimetics areas, with attractive technical and social programs. The ROBIO 2008 conference invites high quality original research and development papers in all areas related to robotics, biomimetics and related topics.Contact: IEEE. Web site: www.ee.cuhk.edu.hk/qhmeng/robio/ROBIO2008- CFP.pdf
ICARCV 0810th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision
17-20 DecemberHanoi, Viet NamICARCV focuses on both theory and applications mainly covering the topics of control, automation, robotics and vision. In addition to the technical sessions, there will be invited sessions, tutorials and keynote addresses.
Keywords: Adaptive control, Robust control, Intelligent systems, Sensor network systems, Neural networks, Fuzzy systems, Precision motion control, Man-machine interactions, Process automation, Intelligent automation, Factory modeling and simulation, Network-based systems, Nano-scale automation and assembly, Robot control, Mobile robotics, Mobile sensor networks, Micro robots and micro-manipulation, Search, rescue and field robotics, Robot sensing and data fusion, Localization, navigation and mapping, Dexterous manipulation, Medical robots and bio-robotics, Human centered systems, Space and underwater robots, Tele-robotics, Image/video analysis, Feature extraction, grouping and segmentation, Pattern recognition, Learning in vision, Human-computer interaction, Tracking and surveillance, Biometrics, Biomedical Image analysis, Activity/ behaviour recognitionContact: Nanyang Technological University of Singapore and Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology. E-mail: email@example.com, web site: www.icarcv.org/2008