The 12th IASTED International Conference on ROBOTICS AND APPLICATIONS 2006 (RA 2006)

Venue: Honolulu

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Event Date/Time: Aug 14, 2006 End Date/Time: Aug 16, 2006
Registration Date: Jun 15, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Apr 01, 2006
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Description

The 12th IASTED International Conference on
ROBOTICS AND APPLICATIONS
~ RA 2006 ~

August 14-16, 2006
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

SPONSORS
The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) Technical Committee on Robotics

PURPOSE
This conference will act as an international forum for researchers and practitioners interested in the advances in robotics and their applications. It is an opportunity to present and observe the latest research, results, and ideas in these areas. RA 2006 will aim to strengthen relationships between companies, research laboratories and universities. All papers submitted to this conference will be peer evaluated by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.

RA 2006 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:

* Intelligent Systems and Control (ISC 2006)
* Signal and Image Processing (SIP 2006)
* Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications (IMSA 2006)

LOCATION
On the small island of O’ahu you will find Honolulu, Waikiki, and 75% of Hawaii’s population. It is possible to fall so in love with this island paradise that you will never want to leave. The charm and culture of the locals is enchanting, reflecting Hawaii’s unique history and geography, isolated in the Pacific, flanked at a distance by Eastern and Western cultures. The local cuisine, nightlife, and shopping are all superb, but are there to complement the real magic, which is the waters, sand, and glorious sun of the island itself. The weather stays between 17°C and 30°C (63°F and 85°F) year round. Bask in the sun at Waikiki Beach or Ala Moana, or take the hike to the must-see Diamond Head where you climb a volcanic crater to achieve breathtaking ocean views. Go into the water for swimming, world famous surfing, kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving, or a swim with the turtles at Mokule’ia Beach. Charter a deep-sea fishing boat or go whale watching, and you can even enjoy the coral reefs and thousands of unique sea creatures while on a submarine tour. The vibrant colours of the hibiscus will live forever in your memory. In Hawaii you will experience Aloha, “the breath of life.”


SCOPE
The topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:

Robotics
Robot Design and Architecture
Programming
Artificial Intelligence
Modelling, Identification and Control
Motion Planning and Scheduling
Manipulators
Computer Vision
Robot Sensing and Data Fusion
Telerobotics
Micro-robotics
Multimedia Robotics
Robot Simulation
Space Robotics
Personal Robots


Applications
Aerospace
Agricultural Applications
Automotives
Biomechanics
Bioscience Applications
Construction Robotics
Design Automation
Education
Entertainment and Games
Flight Simulators
Health Care and Rehabilitation
Industrial Automation
Transportation
Manufacturing
Medical Robotics
Surgical Applications
Satellite Navigation
Unmanned and Underwater Vehicles
Others

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Initial Papers
Submit your paper via our website at:
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2006/hawaii/submit-537.htm All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Postscript (.ps), or MS Word (.doc) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by April 1, 2006. 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 providing four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. One of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope. Initial paper submissions should be approximately six pages. Formatting instructions are available at: http://www.iasted.org/formatting-initial.htm.

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 May 15, 2006. Final manuscripts are due by June 1, 2006. Registration and final payment are due by June 15, 2006. 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: finalpapers@iasted.org. The subject line for the final manuscript submission must include your six-digit paper number. The formatting instructions can be found at: http://www.iasted.org/formatting-final.htm and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is six single-spaced pages in 10 point Times New Roman font. Only one paper of up to six pages is included in the regular registration fee. There will be an added charge for extra pages and additional papers.

TUTORIALS
Proposals for three-hour tutorials should be submitted online by April 1, 2006. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website address:
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2006/hawaii/tutorialsubmit-537.htm. 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).


SPECIAL SESSIONS
Persons wishing to organize a special session should submit a proposal via email to: calgary@iasted.org. 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 April 1, 2006, 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:
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2006/hawaii/sessionsubmit-537.htm.

JOURNALS
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 http://www.actapress.com/SubmissionInfo.aspx.

Whole proceedings as well as single papers can now be purchased online. Please visit ACTA Press: http://www.actapress.com.


IMPORTANT DEADLINES
Submissions due April 1, 2006
Notification of acceptance May 15, 2006
Camera-ready manuscripts due June 1, 2006
Registration Deadline June 15, 2006

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