Control Architectures of Robots 2012   

7th National Conference on
“Control Architectures of Robots”

   May 10-11, 2012 - Nancy, FRANCE


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The CAR conference gathers researchers of the french robotics community interested in the transverse theme of embedded software for controlling autonomous robots.
This event is an opportunity to meet other scientists and get an overview of research currently conducted in french labs.

As mobile robotics and bio-inspired models seem to be moving toward an interesting convergence, CAR 2012 proposes a dedicated focus on distributed architectures and bio-inspired systems. Therefore, this year we are glad to welcome Prof. Dr. Herman Bruyninckx (Univ. Leuven, Belgium) and Dr. Dominique Martinez (INRIA Cortex, France) as invited speakers of CAR 2012.

Herman Bruyninckx is interested on how the robot control software of the future should be developped? And how will it cope with the exploding complexity in knowledge, distributed components, and variation in tasks?

Dominique Martinez is studying how sensory information is encoded and processed by biological neural networks. He will present some work on artificial olfaction for mobile robots (the PheroTaxis ANR project).

As for precedent editions, the CAR’s scientific committee expects papers and slides in english to favor the international visibility of presented work.
Submissions can be either full papers, or extended summaries (i.e. short papers).
As for a demonstration session, contact the scientific board giving details of the demonstration (live demo, video, etc) you want to perform during the conference. This will help to organize such a session.

This year, we organize a special issue of JOSER Journal (http://www.joser.org/). We will invite authors to revise and extend their papers for this call.

Topics of main interest covering distributed architecture and bio-inspired model themes :

  • Networked robots, sensors and actuators
  • Teleoperation and remote control for networked robots
  • Distributed control and communication in swarms
  • Coordination in heterogeneous flocks of robots
  • Hardware-in-the-loop simulation
  • Distributed control architectures technology (eg bio-inspired architecture, …)
  • Experience reports and lessons learned from multi-robot case studies

Other topics :

  • Task planning
  • Interaction between planners and other components of the architecture
  • Programming languages for robotics
  • Middleware for robotics
  • Scientific challenges and perspectives for robotic software

Submission Guideline

  • Even if CAR is a french conference, we prefer article written in english
  • No specific style is asked : latex article style is OK
  • No limit on article length, usually articles for CAR are between 6 and 17 pages long !

Schedule – Dates

  • Intent to submit a paper (title + keywords): 2th April 2012 (submit intent)
  • Paper submission (full paper or extended abstract):
    Extended Deadline 24th April 2012 (submit paper)
  • Paper Acceptation Notification : 27th April 2012
  • Camera Ready due : 4th May 2012
  • Conference: 10-11 May 2012

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