International Conference on Intelligent Automation and Robotics (ICIAR'12)

  San Francisco, USA, 24-26 October, 2012  
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The International Conference on Intelligent Automation and Robotics 2012 will take place in San Francisco, USA, 24-26 October, 2012.
The conference ICIAR'12 is held under the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science WCECS 2012. The WCECS 2012 is organized by the International Association of Engineers (IAENG), a non-profit international association for the engineers and the computer scientists. The congress has the focus on the frontier topics in the theoretical and applied engineering and computer science subjects. The last IAENG conference has attracted more than five hundred participants from over 30 countries. All submitted papers will be under peer review and accepted papers will be published in the conference proceeding (ISBN: 978-988-19251-6-9). The abstracts will be indexed and available at major academic databases. The accepted papers will also be considered for publication in the special issues of the journal Engineering Letters, in IAENG journals and in edited books by publishers like Springer.

Important Dates:
Draft Paper Submission Deadline (extended): 23 July, 2012
Camera-Ready Papers Due & Registration Deadline (extended): 16 August, 2012 new
ICIAR 2012: 24-26 October, 2012

The topics of the ICIAR'12 include, but not limited to, the following:

Intelligent Automation
Intelligent Control Systems
Decision support systems
Distributed control systems
Expert systems for industry
Intelligent fault detection and identification
Knowledge-based systems applications
Machine learning in control applications
Hybrid learning systems
Mechatronic systems
Neural networks based control systems
Optimization algorithms
Software agents for intelligent control systems
Soft computing
Fuzzy control
Genetic algorithms
Intelligent control agents
Evolutionary computation
Biologically inspired control systems
Autonomous agents
Petri nets (system design/verification with nets, protocols and networks)
Industrial networks and automation
Real-time systems control
Environmental monitoring and control
Process control
Flexible manufacturing systems
Web-based control
Computer and microprocessor-based control
Actuators and sensors
Instrumentation networks and software
Motor control and power systems
Hydraulic and pneumatic systems

Robot design, development and control
Human-robots interfaces
Haptic devices
Robotic teams
Mobile robot localization, navigation and mapping
Space, underwater and inspection robots
Intelligent transportation technologies
Vehicle control applications
Telerobotics and telematics
Virtual reality
Mechatronic systems
Vision, recognition and reconstruction
Robot design, development and control
Human-robots interfaces
Network robotics
Mobile robots and autonomous systems
Human augmentation and shared control
Space and underwater robots
Intelligent transportation technologies and systems
Vehicle control applications
Telerobotics and Teleoperation
Industrial networks and automation
Intelligent warehouses
Modeling, simulation and architectures
Vision, recognition and reconstruction
Image processing
Control and supervision systems
Web-based control
Reasoning about action for intelligent robots
Natural language dialogue with robots

The WCECS Program Committee

As the WCECS 2012 is organized by the International Association of Engineers and the Engineering Letters, some of the editorial board members of the Engineering Letters and the IAENG journals and the committee members of IAENG Societies are taking part in the WCECS International Program Committee.

WCECS Congress Co-chairs

Prof. Craig Douglas ( WCECS Keynote Speaker & Co-chair)
Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, University of Wyoming
Visiting Professor, Computer Science Department, Yale University, USA




Prof. Warren S. Grundfest, Fellow, AIMBE, SPIE (WCECS co-chair)
Co-Chair, Biomedical Engineering IDP
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Professor of Surgery
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering & Applied Science
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Former Chair, SPIE Health Care Engineering & Technology Policy
Former Vice Chair, Health Care Engineering Policy Committee, IEEE




Prof. Jon Burgstone (ICIMT honorary co-chair)
Faculty Chair
Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology
College of Engineering
University of California, Berkeley, USA
Board Member of the Rock Center for Entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School, Harvard University




Prof. Burghard B. Rieger (ICMLDA honorary co-chair)
Professor of Computational Linguistics
Former Dean (1999-2001) of Faculty of Languages and Literature
Former Head of Department of Linguistic Computing, University of Trier, Germany
President (1989-93) of the German Society for Linguistic Computing (GLDV)
Vice-President (1990-94) of the International Society for Terminoly and Knowledge Engineering (GTW)




Prof. Lei Xu (ICSCA honorary co-chair)
IEEE Fellow and IAPR Fellow,
Member of European Academy of Sciences,
Chair Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong





ICIAR Conference Committee:

Dr. William B. Agassounon (PhD Caltech)
Principle Engineer, Autonomy and Networking group part of the Advanced Solutions Center,
Textron Defense Systems, Advanced Solutions Center, USA

Dr. Syed Sahal Nazli Alhady
Lecturer, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Prof. Jian S Dai (FIMechE; co-chair)
Chair Professor of Mechanisms and Robotics, Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Division of Engineering, King's College London, UK

Prof. Richard J. Duro (co-chair)
Professor and Head of the Integrated Group for Engineering, Research, University of Corunna, Spain

Prof. Ming Li
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, California State University, Fresno, USA

Dr. Raj Madhavan
Research scientist, Computational Sciences and Engineering Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory;
Guest researcher, Intelligent Systems Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA ;
Founding Chair of the IEEE Washington Section Robotics & Automation Society Chapter

Prof. Takafumi Matsumaru
Professor, Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems, Waseda University, Japan

Prof. Rezia Molfino
Professor, PMARlab, Department of Mechanics and Machines Design, University of Genova, Italy;
President of Italian Robotics Association

Dr. Tariq Shehab
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, California State University, Long Beach, USA

Dr. Cagatay Soyer (co-chair)
Principal Scientist, NATO C3 Agency, The Hague, Command and Control Systems Division, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Resource Center, Netherlands

Dr. Chinpei Tang
Researcher, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Prof. Jing Wang
Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering, School of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics, Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, USA

Prof. Miguel Ángel Sotelo Vázquez
Professor, Department of Automation, University of Alcalá, Spain

Prof. Li Zhao
Professor, Radio Department, School of Information Science and Engineering, Southeast University, China

Dr. Matteo Zoppi
Senior Researcher, PMARlab, Department of Mechanics and Machines Design, University of Genova, Genoa, Italy