The IASTED International Conference on Robotics, Telematics and Applications ~RTA 2009~ (RTA 2009)

Venue: Bejing

Location: Bejing, China

Event Date/Time: Oct 12, 2009 End Date/Time: Oct 14, 2009
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The IASTED International Conference on
Robotics, Telematics and Applications
~RTA 2009~
October 12 – 14, 2009
Beijing, China


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

* Technical Committee on Robotics
* Technical Committee on Telecommunications


This conference will be an international forum for researchers and practitioners interested in the advances in robotics, telematics 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 RTA 2009, 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:

* Robotics Technologies
* Robotics Applications
* Telerobotics and Telematics

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.

RTA 2009 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:

* Power and Energy Systems (AsiaPES 2009)
* Modelling, Simulation and Identification (MSI 2009)
* Communication Systems, Networks and Applications (CSNA 2009)
* Advancements in Management Science and Risk Assessment (AMSRA 2009)


Beijing, capital of the People's Republic of China, a modern metropolis with the charm of the ancient East, is the nation's political and cultural centre. The metropolis is home to more than 13 million permanent and visiting residents. The city offers visitors a moderate, continental climate. The city itself is both ancient and modern. Beijing has existed as a city for more than 3,000 years. Home to six UNESCO recognised world heritage sites, visitors may take in the historic beauty of attractions such as The Forbidden City, The Great Wall of China, and the Peking Man site at Zhoukoudian. Looking to the future, Beijing recently hosted the hugely successful twenty ninth Summer Olympics in August of 2008. Not to miss destinations and features include the Beijing Opera, the city's numerous cloisonné factories, and the famous Hutongs, which means "small lanes." Shopping in Beijing offers the visitor a real adventure. The city boasts a number of shopping districts including the Panjiayuan Curio & Antique Market and Liulichang Street. Shoppers are encouraged to bargain for what they want. Some even claim that haggling is the best part of a shopping trip. Boasting a wealthy and lengthy heritage unmatched in the world, Beijing nonetheless continues to modernise and is set to become one of the leading capitals of the twenty first century.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Telerobotics & Telematics

* Telerobotics
* Telemaintenance, Tele-Services, Tele-Medicine
* Traffic Telematics
* Facility Management
* E-Commerce
* Telematics in Education (E-learning)
* Security Aspects
* Vehicle Telematics

Control Technology

* Remote Control
* Distributed Control
* Delayed Control
* Predictive Control
* Automation Systems
* Traffic Control Systems
* Sensor Networks
* Smart Homes

Information Processing

* Distributed Information Systems
* Embedded Systems
* Internet Techniques
* Virtual Reality
* Security Aspects

Communication Technology

* General Packet Radio Services (GPRS)
* Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
* Global Positioning System (GPS)
* Satellite Navigation Systems
* Bandwidth Limitations
* Quality of Service
* Tele-Medicine
* Tele-Education


* Robot Design and Architecture
* Programming
* Artificial Intelligence
* Modelling, Identification, and Control
* Motion Planning and Scheduling
* Path Planning
* Control
* Manipulators
* Computer Vision
* Robot Sensing and Data Fusion
* Micro-Robotics
* Multimedia Robotics
* Robot Simulation
* Biomimetic Robotics


* Aerospace
* Agricultural Applications
* Automotives
* Biomechanics
* Bioscience Applications
* Design Automation
* Education
* Flight Simulators
* Health Care and Rehabilitation
* Industrial Automation
* Transportation
* Manufacturing
* Medical Robotics
* Surgical Applications
* Satellite Navigation
* Unmanned and Underwater Vehicles
* Personal Robots

To be announced.

If you are interested in joining the International Program Committee (IPC) for this conference, please submit your name, address, phone, fax, email, areas of specialty, a list of your most recent publications, a brief CV, and the name of this conference by email to

Initial Papers
Submit your paper via our website at:

All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by May 22, 2009. 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 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. Initial paper submissions should be full papers with approximately six pages. Formatting instructions are available at:

All papers submitted to this conference will be double blind reviewed by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.

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. 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 June 22, 2009. Final manuscripts are due by August 7, 2009. Registration and final payment are due by August 28, 2009. 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: 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 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.

Proposals for three-hour tutorials should be submitted online by May 22, 2009. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website address:

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).

Persons wishing to organize a special session should email a proposal to by May 22, 2009. 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 May 22, 2009, 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:
Submissions Due May 22, 2009
Notification of Acceptance June 22, 2009
Final Manuscripts Due August 7, 2009
Registration Deadline August 28, 2009

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

IASTED Secretariat – RTA 2009
B6, Suite 101, Dieppe Avenue SW
Calgary, AB, Canada T3E 7J9
Tel: 403-288-1195
Fax: 403-247-6851
Web site: