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  • CLAWAR2005 CALL FOR PAPERS. . . DEADLINE EXTENDED

    We are pleased to inform you that due to popular demand the deadline for
    submission of extended abstracts and invited sessions to CLAWAR 2005 has been
    extended to 15 April 2005.

    CALL FOR PAPERS
    CLAWAR-2005: Eighth International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and
    the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines
    and
    Introductory Workshop on Mobile Robotics
    London (UK), 12 - 15 September 2005

    The CLAWAR 2005 will be organised by the Department of Automatic Control and
    Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield (UK) in London (UK) during 12 - 15
    September 2005. The conference will include

    One day Introductory Workshop on Mobile Robotics on 12 September 2005
    Climbing Robot Competition on 12 September 2005
    Three-days conference during 13 - 15 September 2005, which will include
    plenary and regular oral and poster presentations.
    Robotics (industrial and academic research) exhibition during the conference.

    Social programme comprising, welcome reception, conference banquet and tour, is
    also organised.

    Further details on above and other features of the conference can be found at
    the conference web-site: http://www.clawar.net/clawar2005

    SCOPE:
    The scope of the conference will include but not limited to:
    Research: Autonomous and tele-operated CLAWAR, Biological systems and
    solutions,
    Modelling, Simulation and design of CLAWAR, Control of CLAWAR, Co-operative
    CLAWAR machines, Design modularity and system architecture, Edutainment, HMIs
    for CLAWAR, Innovative actuators and power supplies, Learning robot, Locomotion
    algorithms, Micro-machines, Navigation, Reconfigurable robots, Sensors and
    sensor fusion, Telepresence, Virtual reality.
    Applications: Assistive technology, Biomedical, Construction, Education,
    Emergency rescue operations, Entertainment, Helping the elderly and disabled,
    Indoor & outdoor operations, Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, NDT, Performing
    robots, Personal robotics, Petrochemical, Pipes and duct inspection,
    Rehabilitation, Security and surveillance, Service robotics, Underwater &
    space.

    CONTRIBUTIONS:
    Contributions will fall into regular papers and specials session papers. The
    length of initial paper submission in each case as an extended abstract will be
    limited to three A4 pages and of the final papers will be limited to a maximum
    of eight A4 pages.
    Regular papers:
    Prospective authors of regular papers should submit their contributions
    electronically via the conference web site.
    Special session papers:
    Proposals for invited sessions including abstracts of 6-7 papers with full
    contact details of the corresponding authors should be submitted by the
    proposer via the conference web page. Invited papers can also be submitted
    through the normal route of technical paper submission, with an indication that
    the paper is for an invited session. Several special sessions have already been
    proposed for consideration, and details can be found in the conference web-site
    under special sessions.
    Prospective exhibitors, participants of climbing robot competition and
    colleagues wishing to participate in the introductory mobile robotics workshop
    should follow relevant instructions on the conference web-site.

    CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
    Conference proceedings will be published by Springer in hard-bound print. The
    proceedings will also be made available to delegates electronically on a CD.
    Publication of accepted papers in the conference proceedings will be subject to
    payment of registration fee and presentation at the conference. Consult the
    conference web-pages for details of registration fees and methods of payment.

    KEY DATES
    15 April 2005: Extended deadline for submission of extended abstracts and
    invited sessions
    31 May 2005: Notification of acceptance
    05 June 2005: Early registration
    30 June 2005: Submission of final camera-ready papers,
    Registration for exhibition, competition, and workshop

    SPONSORS
    If your organisation would like to sponsor the conference in any way, please
    contact the conference secretariat, and we will be pleased to receive your help
    and support in any way possible.

    CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT
    CLAWAR 2005
    Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering,
    The University of Sheffield, Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 3JD,
    United Kingdom
    Email: clawar2005@sheffield.ac.uk

    CONFERENCE WEB-SITE
    http://www.clawar.net/clawar2005

    M. Osman Tokhi, General Chair
    Giovanni Muscato, Chair, International Technical Advisory/Organising Committee
    Gurvinder S. Virk, Chair, International Programme Committee
    Tariq P. Sattar, Chair, National Organising Committee
    M. Hasan Shaheed, Chair, Introductory Mobile Robotics Workshop
    Domenico Longo, Chair, Climbing Robot Competition
    Bill Warren, Chair, Exhibition
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