Sunday, April 15, 2012

Humanoids2012: Call for Contributions


Humanoids 2012 - "Humanoids and Humans: Towards A New Frontier"

The 2012 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots
Nov.29 - Dec.1, 2012 at Business Innovation Center Osaka, Osaka, Japan
http://www.humanoidrobots.org/humanoids2012/


Call For Contributions
--
More than a decade has passed since the first Humanoids conference,
and over that period, science and technology have advanced
significantly. It is time to revisit the original conception of
humanoids -- human-like robots -- and engage the next stage of
humanoid research.  What can we do with the current and emerging
research across broad areas of science and technology to explore the
next generation of humanoids and their new relationship to humans?
How can we drastically push forwards the closeness to humans in terms
of design, embodiment, capabilities, interface, interaction,
assistance, and social embedding?  How can we greatly extend the
contributions of humanoid robotics to real-world needs, human science
and engineering, medical study and practice, and the future of human
society?

The paper contributions, workshop proposals, and tutorial proposals
are expected to comprise, but are not limited to, the following topics:

* Novel materials, devices, mechanisms, energy systems for humanoids
* Principles and technologies for anthropomorphic/bionic design and
 control
* Whole-body dynamics, control, sensing, informatics
* Software and hardware architectures, system integration
* Teleoperation, tele-experience, tele-presence using humanoids
* Measuring, modeling and simulating humans
* Human and humanoid skills/cognition/interaction
* Humanoid locomotion, manipulation, perception, planning
* Humanoids for human science and engineering
* Adaptation, learning and cognitive development of humanoids
* Neuro-robotics and brain-robot interfaces for humanoids and humans
* Cyborgs, prostheses, assistive devices and sensor/motor suits
* Applications: home, field, space, social, industrial, medical,
 health/mental care, art/entertainment, education
* Social interaction and acceptability
* Grand challenges, competitions, outreach
* Superhuman humanoids / future humanoids: possibility, technology
 and meaning
* Humanoid ethics and philosophy

The contributed papers will be presented either at a single-track
oral-presentation session or at poster sessions.  Note that which
style the paper will be presented in depends on the preference of
modality and will be decided by the program committee.  All
contributions will appear as full-length papers in the conference
proceedings as well as IEEE Xplore.


Contributed Papers
--
All papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format via
PaperPlaza by June 22, 2012.  The number of pages including all
figures is limited to six, but two additional pages will be permitted
at an extra page charge of JPY 15,000 per page.  Detailed instructions
for paper submission can be found on the conference website.


Workshop and Tutorial Proposals
--
Proposals for half-day or full-day workshops and tutorials must be
submitted to the tutorial/workshop co-chairs via PaperPlaza as well
as regular papers by June 22, 2012. Proposals must include title,
organizers with contact information, scope and topics, and a list of
speakers.  Detailed instructions for submission can be found on the
conference website.


Important Dates
--
Jun 22, 2012 Proposal deadline for workshops/tutorials
Jun 22, 2012 Submission deadline for full-length papers
Aug 24, 2012 Notification of workshops/tutorials acceptance
Aug 24, 2012 Notification of paper acceptance
Sep 28, 2012 Submission of final camera-ready papers


Contact
--
humanoids2012@mi.ams.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp



Organizing committee
--
General chair                Minoru Asada, Osaka University
General co-chairs            Christopher Atkeson, CMU
                            Giulio Sandini, IIT
Program chair                Yasuo Kuniyoshi, University of Tokyo
Program co-chairs            Christian Ott, DLR
                            James Kuffner, CMU/Google
Tutorial/Workshop co-chairs  Atsushi Konno, Hokkaido University
                            Giorgio Metta, IIT
Publication chair            Hiroyasu Iwata, Waseda University
Awards chair                 Yoshihiko Nakamura, University of Tokyo
Financial chair              Yasuhisa Hasegawa, University of Tsukuba
Local arrangement co-chairs  Tomomichi Sugihara, Osaka University
                            Tetsuya Ogata, Kyoto University
                            Yasuyoshi Yokokoji, Kobe University
Exhibits chair               Koichi Osuka, Osaka University
Publicity chair              Tomomichi Sugihara, Osaka University
                            Yuto Nakanishi, University of Tokyo
Secretariat                  Tomomichi Sugihara, Osaka University
Advisory Committee           Shigeki Sugano, Waseda University
                            Kazuhito Yokoi, AIST
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