The goal of RAM 2008 is to bring together experts from the field of robotics, automation and mechatronics to discuss on the state-of-the-art and to present new research findings and perspectives of future developments with respect to the conference themes. The RAM 2008 is held in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Cybernetics and Intelligent Systems (CIS 2008). The conference welcomes paper submissions from academics, researchers, engineers, and students worldwide in but not limited to the following areas:
Robotics and Automation in Unstructured Environment, Personal and Service Robotics, Underwater Robotics, Medical Robots and Systems, Robotics and Automation Applications, Sensor Design, Integration, and Fusion, Computer and Robot Vision, Human-Robot Interfaces, Haptics, Teleoperation, Telerobotics, and Network Robotics, Micro/Nano, Distributed, Cellular, and Multi Robots, Biologically-Inspired Robots and Systems, Sensor Based Robotics, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Modeling, Planning and Control, Kinematics, Mechanics, and Mechanism Design, Legged Robots, Wheeled Mobile Robots, Dynamics, Motion Control, Force/Impedance Control, Architecture and Programming, Methodologies for Robotics and Automation, Discrete Event Dynamic Systems, Petri Nets, Virtual Reality, Manufacturing System Architecture, Design, and Performance Evaluation, Computer Aided Production Planning, Scheduling, and Control, Total Quality Management, Maintenance, and Diagnostics, etc.
Upon acceptance, the authors have to register and present their papers at the conference. Only papers that are both registered and presented will be published in the conference proceedings which will then be indexed in the IEEE Library, ISI Proceedings and EI Compendex database.
Selection of the best conference paper will be made at the Conference based on both the technical content and presentation. The winner will be chosen by the Award Committee in consultation with the International Advisory Committee.
In additional to accepting regular papers, the conference will feature invited sessions on specialized topics of interests. The invited sessions are intended to usher in, in-depth discussions in special areas relevant to the conference theme. The session organizers will coordinate the associated review process. The conference proceedings will include all papers from the invited sessions.
To organize an invited session, please do the following steps:
- Identify a special topic (in the field of your expertise) that is within the topics of interest for RAM 2008, and give a title to your intended invited session. Then, send the information to the Invited Sessions Chair (RAM), Prof. Marcelo Ang with your name, title and affiliation as soon as possible.
- Upon approval, you may begin to write to researchers who you think are able to submit good papers consistent with your special area of the invited sessions.
- Submit a summary of the Invited Sessions to the Invited Sessions Chair (RAM), Prof. Marcelo Ang by January 1, 2008. The summary should include the following: Title of the invited session, titles of papers, names, titles and affiliations of the authors/co-authors for each paper.
An invited session should ideally have about 5 to 6 papers. Even if you could only get less than this, proceed on as we could help to find a couple more to fit into your invited session. The invited session organizers may be requested to organize the paper review process.