CFP: CIRA'97

Seul Jung (jung@ece.ucdavis.edu)
Mon, 5 Aug 1996 11:05:05 +0200


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CALL FOR PAPERS
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1997 IEEE International Symposium on
COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION
(CIRA'97)

Hyatt Regency
Monterey, California

July 10-11, 1997

In conjunction with:
The 8th International Conference on
Advanced Robotics, ICAR'97,
July 5 - 9, 1997.

Sponsored by:

The IEEE Robotics & Automation Society
The IEEE Neural Network Council

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The theme of CIRA'97 will be "Toward New Computational Principles for
Robotics and Automation".
Neural and fuzzy information processing, evolutionary computation,
artificial life, chaos, etc., referred often collectively as computational
intelligence, have by nature a strong connection to robotics and
automation. During the past decade, numerous applications of computational
intelligence to robotics and automation have appeared as partial or full
alternatives to conventional approaches. A potentially explosive growth of
applications is expected in the near future with many practical as well
theoretical contributions, as research and practice of computational
intelligence mature. Researchers are paying close attention to the
emergence of new computational principles as they are applied in particular
to robotics and automation. Indeed, the computational intelligence enables
real-time and robust connections between sensing and action through
learning. However, many research results as well as the growing level of
interest in computational intelligence by the robotics and automation
community have been scattered around various conferences and symposiums of
more general themes. CIRA'97 will provide an international forum which
draws together researchers and practitioners working on different aspects
of computational intelligence in robotics and automation to exchange their
ideas, concepts, and results. Participants will enjoy high quality,
focused, and in-depth discussions on the subject matters of their interest.

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GENERAL CHAIR
Antti Koivo Purdue University

PROGRAM CHAIR
Sukhan Lee JPL/Caltech and USC

CO-CHAIRS
Toshio Fukuda, Nagoya University (Asia/Oceania)
George Lee, Purdue University (America)
Carme Torras, Universitat Politechnica de Barcelona (Europe/Africa)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Publicity: Bijoy Ghosh, Washington University
Kimon Valavanis, Southwestern Louisiana University
Publications: Yangsheng Xu, Carnegie Mellon University
Local Arrangements: Xiaoping Yun, Naval Postgraduate School
Finance: Richard Klafter, Temple University
Panels/Tutorials/Workshops: William Gruver, Simon Fraser University
Exhibits: Fei-Yue Wang, University of Arizona
International Liaison: Angel P. del Pobil (Spain)
Takanori Shibata (Japan)
S. K. Cho (Hong Kong)
Hyung-Suk Cho (Korea)
STEERING COMMITTEE
Michael Arbib (USC), George Bekey (USC), Zengnam Bien (KAIST),
Paolo Dario (Univ. Pisa), Steve Hsia (UC-Davis),
Antti Koivo (Purdue Univ.), Paul Werbos (NSF)
Sukhan Lee (JPL/USC, Chair), T. J. Tarn (Univ. Washington)

SECRETARIES
Fumihito Arai (Japan)
Il-Hong Suh (Korea)
Andrew Fagg (Univ. of Massachusetts)
Seul Jung (UC-Davis)

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Papers are solicited for all aspect of theories, applications, and case
studies related to computational intelligence in robotics and automation.

Topics include but are not limited to:
* Robot control with neural networks, fuzzy systems, and neuro-fuzzy systems
* Neural net based hand-eye coordination
* Mobile robot navigation
* Sensor referenced planning and control
* Applications to man-machine systems and telerobotics.
* Skill acquisition, learning, and transfer
* Behavior based control
* Sensor planning and intelligent sensor placement
* Society of robots with artificial life
* Visual servoing
* Pattern recognition
* Recurrent nets and dynamics
* Neuro-fuzzy systems
* Automatic target recognition
* Reactive and interactive task planning
* Sensor integration and fusion with neural and fuzzy information processing
* Neural networks for legged locomotion
* Visual information processing
* Computational intelligence in assembly
* Scheduling and optimization with neural, fuzzy, and evolutionary
computation
* Biologically inspired robotics
* Active vision
* Robot-human communication and coordination
* Multiple cooperative robots
* Reinforcement learning over time
* Virtual and visualized reality
* Learning for planning and scheduling
* Mobile robot localization and planning
* Automatic programming by demonstration

DEADLINES:
Submission of papers: Feb. 14, 1997
Acceptance notification: April 1, 1997
Camera-ready copy due: April 21, 1997

PAPER SUBMISSION:
Submit four copies of completed paper in either single column or
double column format to addresses given below for peer review. Upon
acceptance, authors will be requested to prepare a photoready copy.

SEND PAPERS TO:
Dr. Sukhan Lee
Department of Computer Science, SAL 204
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0781
Email: shlee@pollux.usc.edu
Tel: (213) 740-7230
Fax: (213) 740-7285

For general information:
Prof. Antti Koivo
School of Electrical Engineering
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1285
Email: koivo@ecn.purdue.edu
Tel: (317) 494-3436
Fax: (317) 494-0880

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The Symposium site, Hyatt Regency Monterey, is situated amid lush
greenery, stately cypress, ancient pines and oaks and is on the edge of the
Del Monte Golf Course. It is one block from the Naval Postgraduate School,
and five minutes drive from downtown. Hyatt Regency Monterey offers
complete conference facilities on 30,000 square feet of functional space.
It also offers first class cuisine in various restaurant settings, and has
nearly six hundred excellent guest rooms with golf, garden, or pool views.

Monterey, California has served as a site for many meetings in the
past. It has a very attractive environment, supportive local industry and
academia.

Further information about Monterey Peninsula is also available on the
World Wide Web at http://www.montereynet.com/ and http://www.monterey.org/.

The City of Monterey is located in the heart of the spectacular and
majestically beautiful Monterey Peninsula. It is 120 miles south of San
Francisco. Monterey Airport, located five minutes drive from Hyatt Regency
Monterey (Symposium site), is served by major airlines including American
Airlines, Northwest, Delta/Skywest, United and USAir. Alternatively, San
Jose International Airport is a 90-minute drive, San Francisco
International Airport is a 2-hour drive, and Los Angeles International
Airport is a 5-hour drive from Hyatt Regency Monterey. A shuttle bus is
available from Monterey to San Jose and San Francisco International
Airports, with 12 trips scheduled daily.

"The greatest meeting of land and water in the world" is the
description by artist Francis McComas of the scenery of Monterey Peninsula.
The confluence of water, shoreline, rocky coves, sharply etched mountains,
and the unique flora of Monterey pines, cypress and redwood trees mark this
area of California's central coast as one of the most beautiful places on
earth. Monterey Peninsula is also a historical center of the Western
United States, a veritable open-air museum. It was the point where
Vizcaino landed in 1602 and claimed "the Californias" for Spain. It was
the capital of the Spanish and Mexican regimes, and the first capital of
the State of California. It was the site of the first official raising of
an American flag by Commodore Sloat at the Custom House in declaration of
manifest destiny over seven Western states.

Visitors can savor the wines of California's central coast wineries,
enjoy a variety of gourmet cuisine, visit world famous studios and
galleries at Carmel-by-the-Sea -- a historic haven for artists and writers,
see the internationally acclaimed Monterey Bay Aquarium, tour Fisherman's
Wharf and Steinbeck's famous Cannery Row, experience the spectacular
scenery of well-known 17 Mile Drive curving through the Del Monte Forest,
Pacific Coast, and Pebble Beach golf courses, and enjoy sailing, scuba
diving, or kayaking in the beautiful sun drenched Pacific.

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