Sensor Review

ISSN: 0260-2288

Publication date: 28 March 2008


(2008), "Diary", Sensor Review, Vol. 28 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/sr.2008.08728bac.001



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Article Type: Diary From: Sensor Review, Volume 28, Issue 2.

Key: C=Conference, E=Exhibition, S=Seminar, W=Workshop


Hannover Messe

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.Keyword: Industrial technologyContact: Deutsche Messe. Tel.:+49 511 890; Fax: +49 511 893 2626;E-mail: emanuel.marra@messe.de; web site: www.hannovermesse.de

IA Robotics

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.Keywords: Cognitive science, RoboticsContact: Tel.:+32 253 320 20;Fax: +32 253 884 86;E-mail: ablondeel@esf.org;web site: www.esf.org/conferences/08231

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: secretariat@icinco.org;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 andAutomation (C)

19-23 MayCalifornia, USARobotics, Manufacturing, Simulation, Micro-machines, Automation, CAD, CAM, CAE, Sensors.Keywords: Robotics, AutomationContact: USC. E-mail: sschaal@usc.edu; web sites: www.icra2008.org/; www.ieee-ras.org/calendar/calendartec.php

International Robots & Vision Show and Conference (C)

9-11 JuneIllinois, USAContact: web sites: www.robots-vision-show.info; www.roboticsonline.com/public/calendar/details.cfm?id=99

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: info@automatica-munich.com; 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: dcalkins@robotics-society.org; 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.Keywords: Robotics for automation, Factory simulation, Digital design, Digital manufacturing and PLMContact: NJIT. E-mail: ranky@njit.edu; web site: www.pmrc.gatech.edu/ISFA/

ICIA 2008IEEE InternationalConference on Information Acquisition (C)

25-27 JuneZhangJiaJie, ChinaBio-Nano/Micro Sensors and Bio-Inspired Algorithms for Iintelligent 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, and intelligent robotiesContact: KAIST.E-mail: icia2007@neuron.kaist.ac.kr; web sites: http://cnsl.kaist.ac.kr/ICIA2007/; www.ieee-ras.org/calendar/calendartec.php

RSS 2008Robotics: Science andSystems

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: rss08@mavt.ethz.ch; web site: www.roboticsconference.org/

CITSA 20085th International Conferenceon Cybernetics andInformation 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: imeti2008@mail.infocybereng.org; web sites: www.infocybereng.org/imeti2008/; www.ifr.org/events/calendar.asp

M-ELROB 20083rd European Land-RobotTrial (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: elrob2008@bundeswehr.org; 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: contact@romansy2008.org; web sites: www.romansy2008.org/; www.ifr.org/events/calendar.asp

ARCS-08The International Conferenceon Automation, Robotics and Control Systems

7-10 JulyFlorida, USAKeywords: 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: contact@promoteresearch.org; 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: sec@ro-man2008.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: ishihara@eng.kagawa-u.ac.jp; web site: www.icma2008.org/

MFI 2008IEEE International Conference on Mulitisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems (C)

20-22 AugustSeoul, South KoreaContact: Korea University.E-mail: info@mfi2008.org; web sites: www.mfi2008.org/; www.ieee-ras.org/calendar/calendartec.php

SICE 2008SICE (Society for Instrumentation and Control Engineering) 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

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)

22-26 SeptemberNice, FranceContact: LAAS CNRS.E-mail: Raja.Chatila@laas.fr;web site: www.ieee-ras.org/calendar/calendartec.php

Automation 2008

25-28 SeptemberMumbai, IndiaAutomation 2008, India's No. 1 Automation Exhibition showcases new innovations & solutions for vast industry segment comprising of Refining, Petrochemicals, chemicals, Polyester, Power, Life Sciences, Food & Pharmaceutical, Oil & 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/

China Robot Expo Robotics & Automatic Manufacturing Equipments Exhibition (E)

1 OctoberBeijing, ChinaContact: CEIEAC. Tel.:+86 108 838 2251; Fax: +86 108 838 2248;E-mail: eaciecco@mx.cei.gov.cn;web site: www.ceieac.net

Robotworld 2008

15-19 OctoberSeoul, South Korea

BioRob 2008International Conferenceon 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: abstractsubmit@ieeerobot-tepra.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/ROBIO 2008-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: secretariat@icarcv.org; web site: www.icarcv.org/2008/