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[PVS] CFP - RoboSense 2012 - Only 2 weeks to submission deadline

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The International Workshop on Cooperative Robots and Sensor Networks
(RoboSense 2012)

Springer Special Edition

Best selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of
their papers to the special edition of Springer Book “Cooperative Robots
and Sensor Networks” under the book series “Studies in Computational


Wireless connected robots and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have enabled
great potentials and a large space for ubiquitous and pervasive
applications. Robotics and WSNs have mostly been considered as separate
research fields and little work has investigated the marriage between
these two technologies. However, these two technologies share several
features, enable common cyber-physical applications and provide
complementary support to each other.

The objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers from
academia, and industry working in to both robotics and sensor networks
areas to present and discuss recent advances and innovative ideas
pertaining to these fields. Papers dealing with the coupling between
robots and sensor networks are particularly sought. The workshop also
looks for contributions about cyber-physical applications based on
robotics and sensor networks, such as intelligent transportation systems,
healthcare monitoring, industrial automation, etc.

The workshop will provide a relaxed forum to present and discuss new
ideas, new research directions and to review current trends in these
areas. The workshop will be based on short presentations that should
encourage discussions among the attendees. Statements which are
innovative, controversial or that present new approaches are specially

Workshop Chairs

Anis Koubaa, Al-Imam Mohamed bin Saud University (Saudi Arabia)/CISTER
Research Unit, Portugal.
Abdelmajid Khelil, TU Darmstadt, Germany

Important Dates

Paper Submission: February 20, 2012
Notification of Acceptance: April 20, 2012 Authors Registration Due: May
10, 2012
Final Manuscript Due: May 10, 2012

Call for Papers

The workshop is seeking original research and position papers dealing with
hot topics in mobile robots and sensor networks. Innovative and/or
controversial ideas are specially sought. Papers presenting integration
between sensor networks and robotics fields will be particularly
appreciated. The workshop welcomes papers in three main tracks:

    Wireless Sensor Networks Track
        Communication and Network Protocols (MAC and Network Layers issues)
        Wireless Technologies (IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee, 6LoWPAN,
RPL, WiMax, UWB)
        Localization and Tracking
        Link Quality Estimation
        Fundamental Theoretical Limits and Algorithms
        Performance Evaluation, Simulation and Modelling Tools
        Measurement and Experimental Tools
        Security and Privacy
        Programming Models and Languages
        Operating Systems
        Service-Oriented Architecture
        Hardware Design and Implementation
    Mobile Robots Track
        Path Planning
        Multi-Robot Task Allocation
        Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM)
        Coordination and Cooperation
        Autonomous Navigation
        Robot Localization
        Swarm Intelligence
        Multi-robot systems
        Unmanned vehicle systems
        Learning for control
        Bio-inspired robotic
        Probabilistic Exploration and Coverage
        Object Detection & Collision Avoidance
        Motion estimation
    Cyber-Physical Applications
        Intelligent Transportation Systems
        Vehicular Networks
        Health-Care Monitoring
        Smart Home
        Industrial Automation
        Case Studies

TPC Members (in progress)

    Adel Alimi, National School of Engineering of Sfax, Tunisia
    Luis Almeida, University of Aveiro, Portugal
    Mário Alves, CISTER Research Unit, Portugal
    Raul Aquino, University of Colima, Mexico
    Adel Ben Mnaouer, Dar Al-Uloom University, Saudi Arabia
    Xianghui Cao, Zhejiang University, China
    Michel Devy, LAAS/CNRS Group, France
    José Ramiro Martínez de Dios, University of Seville, Spain
    Fakir Dawood, Yanbu University College, Saudi Arabia
    Bernardine Dias, Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar
    Rüdiger Dillmann, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
    Mohamed Elarbi, Al-Imam University, Saudi Arabia
    Joerg Haehner, University of Hannover, Germany
    Tian Huang, University of Warwick, UK
    Geoffrey A. Hollinger, University of Southern California, USA
    Jiong Jin, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Omar Lengerke, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
    Xu Li, University of Waterloo, Canada, Canada
    Rongxing Lu, University of Waterloo, Canada
    Daniel Mosse, University of Pittsburgh, USA
    Gian Pietro Picco, University of Trento, Italy
    Carlos Sagues, University of Zaragoza, Spain
    Silvia Santini, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Ye-Qiong Song, IINPL / INRIA Lorraine, France
    Yuuichi Teranishi, University of Osaka, Japan
    Takashi Tsubouchi, University of Tsukuba, Japan
    Naoki Wakamiya, University of Osaka, Japan
    Andreas Willig, Canterbury University, New Zealand
    Habib Youssef, University of Sousse, Tunisia
    Andrea Zanella, University of Padova, Italy
    Fumin Zhang, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
    Marco Zuniga, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Dr. Abdelmajid Khelil    khelil(at)informatik.tu-darmstadt.de
TU Darmstadt - CS Department                      DEEDS Group
Hochschulstr. 10 S2:02 E219            D-64289 Darmstadt, GER
Tel. +49-6151-16-3414                   Fax. +49-6151-16-4310