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CFP RoboSense 2012

The International Workshop on Cooperative Robots and Sensor Networks  (RoboSense 2012) will be collocated with the 3rd International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT 2012), 27-29 August, 2012, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

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 seeks contributions covering cyber-physical applications based on robotics and sensor networks, such as intelligent transportation systems, healthcare monitoring, industrial automation, etc.

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 Localisation and Mapping (SLAM)
Coordination and Cooperation
Autonomous Navigation
Robot Localisation
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 Track
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Vehicular Networks
Health-Care Monitoring
Smart Home
Industrial Automation
Case Studies

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

More info available here

Second International Conference on CPS

The IEEE/ACM Second International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS) will be held in conjunction with CPS Week, on April 11-14, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The conference is sponsored by the IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems (TCRTS) ACM Special Interest Group on Embedded Systems (SIGBED).

Cyber-physical systems are systems with a tight coupling of the cyber aspects of computing and communications with the physical aspects of dynamics and engineering that must abide by the laws of physics.  The objective of this conference is to be a primary forum for reporting state-of-the-art advances and innovations in theoretical principles, tools, applications, systems infrastructure, and testbeds for cyber-physical systems.

Contributions should emphasize the cross-cutting, system-wide themes. Sectors of applicability include, but not be limited to, transportation  (automotive, aerospace, marine, rail), SCADA systems (electricity generation including smart grids and the like, other utilities), smart physical infrastructure (smart bridges, buildings and highways), energy efficiency (energy-aware buildings), environmental monitoring, defense systems, intelligent medical devices, tele-operations and robotics.

Submissions must be a maximum of 10 pages, in 2-column format, and use font sizes of no less than 10 pt.  Instructions for submission can be found at the conference site.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
– Theoretical foundations of CPS
– Modeling, Analysis and Synthesis Techniques
– Architectures for Cyber-Physical Systems
– Building blocks for Cyber-Physical Systems
– Systems Abstractions, Services and OS Support
– Evaluation approaches and metrics
– Novel CPS applications
– Detailed Case Studies

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline:        November 7, 2010
Acceptance Decisions:       January 5, 2010
Final Manuscript:           January 28, 2011

PhD Student Position Available

The CISTER/IPP-HURRAY Research Unit has a PhD call open to work in the area of Sensor Networks, Cyber Physical Systems, Multicore Systems, Adaptive RT Systems, and RT Software.

The candidates should have a Bachelor, Licenciate, or MSc degree in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering or related fields. GRE and TOEFL are welcome. Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Candidates holding a Bachelor/Licenciate degree with a GPA (Grade Point Average) greater or equal to 75% are preferred.

The CISTER Research Unit focuses its activity in the analysis, design and implementation of real-time and embedded computing systems. The unit  was created in 1997, and has since grown to become one of the leading European research groups in the area of real-time and embedded computing systems. CISTER is not only an internationally recognized group but also a literally international group, with people hailing from all continents bar Antarctica.

Application Deadline: December 15, 2009
Starting Date: February 15, 2010

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