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Focus is on both applied and theoretical issues in robotics and automation. Robotics is here defined to include intelligent machines and systems; whereas automation includes the use of automated methods in various applications to improve performance and productivity. The society sponsors a number of conferences, including the annual International Conference on Robotics and Automation.
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Ethics Webinar to feature Raja Chatila, RAS Past President

Tue, 09/24/2019 - 18:51
Supporting IEEE’s Mission via Ethical Considerations of Technology

1 hour FREE webinar
Tuesday, 1 October 2019 - 12:00 pm edt

 

Advancing technology for the benefit of humanity is the IEEE tagline. In order for technology to benefit humanity, it is essential to address ethical concerns and societal implications. Join a panel of IEEE members as they discuss the various ways in which IEEE helps address the ethical and societal impacts of technology, why that's important, and how people (especially members) can get involved.

Panelists

Raja Chatila | Chair, IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems
Heather Love | Member at Large, IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology Board of Governors
Stephen Welby | IEEE Executive Director and COO
Mark A. Vasquez | IEEE TechEthics Program Manager (moderator)

2020 IERA Award- Call For Applications

Tue, 09/24/2019 - 15:01
IEEE/IFR Innovation & Entrepreneurship Award for Outstanding Achievements in Commercializing Innovative Robot and Automation Technology

 

in conjunction with: co-located with: sponsoring organizations: IEEE/IFR Joint Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation (IERA)

17 & 18 June 2020 and

 

17 June 2020
Munich Trade Fair Centre, Germany 16 to 19 June 2020
Munich Trade Fair Centre, Germany  DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 15 MARCH 2020

https://www.ieee-ras.org/awards-recognition/society-awards/

The purpose of this award is to highlight and honor the achievements of the inventors with value creating ideas and entrepreneurs who propel those ideas into world-class products. This is a key element to the continuing success of robotics and automation today. Active infusion of innovation and entrepreneurship into technological advancement is regarded critical at this juncture to strengthen a healthy balance between research and practice as well as a healthy growth of industrial and commercial sectors in robotics and automation. In a joint event the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and the International Federation of Robotics will therefore recognize and honor outstanding achievements of entrepreneurs in the commercialization of innovative robotic and automation technology.

These achievements will be recognized in a specially organized IEEE/IFR Joint Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation, which is being held in conjunction with the International Symposium on Robotics. The selected finalists will have the opportunity to present their story of the genesis of a successful innovative product in robotics and automation from its very inception to the final state of commercialization in a series of plenary lectures. The ultimate winner will be chosen by an evaluation board consisting of distinguished individuals from industry and academia. A prestigious plaque will be awarded to each finalist and a US$ 2,000 prize will be awarded to the winner.

Applications should describe the original work that has been translated into a commercial success. The application must include statements regarding:

  • description of the innovation/product/application 
  • novelty/uniqueness of the product
  • sustained competitive advantage
  • stages of the product genesis
  • market analysis, economic viability and pathway for commercialization
  • current and future impact on and relevance to industry

Applications should not exceed a maximum length of 5 pages. Product descriptions and public relation material will not be accepted as an application. References and links to online material are permitted.

 

Submission of Applications

Please send as PDF document (< 6 MB) no later than March 15, 2020 either to secretariat@ifr.org or to RAS@ieee.org.

 

Schedule

15 March 2020- Submission of applications

10 April 2020- Evaluation of applications and selection and notification of finalists

17 June 2020- Plenary lectures of the finalists and selection of the winner at the IEEE/IFR Joint Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation

17 June 2020- IERA Award Presentation at the ISR Gala Dinner

  For inquiries please contact: 

Dr. Robert O. Ambrose

Vice President for Industrial Activities of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

phone: +1 281 244 5561 e-mail: robert.o.ambrose@nasa.gov

WF-IoT 2020 Call For Papers

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 16:00

 

The 2020 IEEE 6th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2020 is the premier conference of the IEEE IoT Initiative This conference is attended by the most active participants from research community, government and public sector, small business, multinational corporations and industry. The technical papers, presentations and events at this conference are focused on contributions to nurture, cultivate, enhance and accelerate the adoption of IoT technologies and applications for the benefit of humanity. WF-IoT 2020 will include a multi-dimensional program of technical research papers, presentations, panels, workshops, tutorials and industry forum on the latest technology developments and innovations in many fields and disciplines that drive the utility and vitality of IoT solutions and applications. WF-IoT 2020 will be held at New Orleans, the Jazz music capital of the world.

The WF-IoT 2020 seeks submissions of technical papers and proposals that address, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • RFID, Sensors, and Actuators
  • Power and Energy for IoT
  • IoT Enabling Technologies
  • Computing Platforms for IoT
  • Data Acquisition, Storage and Management for IoT
  • IoT Applications and Services
  • Security and Privacy for IoT
  • IoT Social Impact
  • Design, Integration and Testing Methods
  • 5G and IoT Networks
  • IoT Data Analytics
  • Signal Processing for IoT
  • IoT Experimental Results and Deployment Scenarios
  • Machine Learning for IoT

Conference content will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

WF-IoT 2020 will include a rich, industrial-based program presenting the latest results and future strategies of IoT applications. Speakers will address the following Verticals: Smart Cities; Oil, Gas and Energy; Agriculture; Health Care; Environment; and Industrial IoT, and the following Topicals: AI and Machine Learning; Security and Cyber Security; Sensors and RFID; Computing Infrastructure; Data and Data Engineering; and Communication, Connectivity, and Networking. 

WF IoT 2020 will also feature the following:
              > Special Sessions on Emerging Technologies
              > Tutorials on Research and Industrial Hot Topics
              > PHD/MSC Forum
              > Demos and Exhibits
              > Student Paper Contest

View Submission Guidelines

The submission site: https://epapers.org/wf-iot2020

New Orleans is one of the world’s most fascinating cities – it’s home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music Come down and experience New Orleans, one of America’s most culturally and historically rich destinations. The official New Orleans tourism guide, NewOrleansOnline com, is full of information about things to do, where to eat and more.

The conference venue is the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, which is located on the banks of the Mississippi River It serves as the perfect central location for business and pleasure. It’s attached to the Outlet Collection at the Riverwalk and just a few blocks from the French Quarter.

Call for Papers deadline: 3 November 2019

CASE 2019 Best Paper Award recipients announced!

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 15:58

Congratulations to the following 2019 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE 2019) Award Recipients! Winners were announced and honored during the Awards Ceremony which took place on 24 August 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. Presentations made by CASE Award Chair Leyuan Shi and Steering Committee Chair Bengt Lennartson.

IEEE-CASE Best Conference Paper Award

The award is given annually to the author(s) of a paper presented at the IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE) that contributed to the notable advancement in automation research: abstractions, algorithms, theory, methodologies, and models that improve efficiency, productivity, quality, and reliability of machines and systems operating in structured environments over extended periods, or that improve the explicit structuring of environments where machines and systems operate.

“Selecting the Optimal System Design under Covariates”
Siyang Gao, Jianzhong Du, Chun-Hung Chen

 

 

IEEE-CASE Best Application Paper Award

Best application paper presented at the International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE)

“Tool-center-point control of a flexible link concrete pump with hydraulic limitations using quadratic programming”
Julian Wanner, Oliver Sawodny

 

 

IEEE CASE Best Student Paper Award 

This award recognizes the best paper authored primarily by a student and presented by the student at the IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE). The award is supported by his academic family to honor Professor Yu-Chi (Larry) Ho, a Past President of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Council, which later became the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.

“Real-time control for large scale additive manufacturing using thermal images”
Feifan Wang, Feng Ju, Kyle Rowe, Nils Hofmann

 

 

IEEE CASE Healthcare Automation Award - NEW THIS YEAR!

This award recognizes the best paper in Healthcare Automation presented at the IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE). The purpose is to promote research and development of automation techniques and application in healthcare, which is an area with promising opportunities in automation research and significant impact to economy and society.

"Evaluation of E-Consults in Healthcare Delivery"
Aditya Mahadev Prakash, Qiaochu He, Xiang Zhong

T-ASE Best Paper Award recipients announced!

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 15:39

Congratulations to the following Authors for their outstanding achievement as recipients of IEEE Transactions on Automation Science & Engineering Best Paper Awards!

The following awards were announced and presented at the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE 2019). 
22-26 August 2019, Vancouver, BC, Canada

IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering Best Paper Award

Congratulations to the following winners of the 2019 IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering Best Paper Award. This award honors the best paper printed in the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering in the previous year, and will be presented by Michael Wang - Editor in Chief.

“Chiller Plant Operation Optimization: Energy-efficient Primary-only and Primary-secondary Systems”
Danxu Zhang, Peter B. Luh, Junqiang Fan, Shalabh Gupta
vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 341-355, 2018

 

 

IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering Best New Application Paper Award

Congratulations to the following winners of the 2019 IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering Best New Application Paper Award. This award honors the best paper printed in the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering in the previous year, and was presented by Michael Wang - Editor in Chief.

“Correctness Guarantees for the Composition of Lane Keeping and Adaptive Cruise Control”
Xiangru Xu, Jessy W. Grizzle, Paulo Tabuada, Aaron D. Ames
vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 1216-1229, 2018

Member in the News: Nancy Amato, VP Member Activities featured in Nature

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 21:22

How to banish manels and manferences from scientific meetings.

A Nature analysis finds that several fields of science are moving away from male-dominated conferences and panels — but it’s easy to slip back into old habits. Nancy Amato, RAS Vice President for Member Activities, discusses how the Society is working to address diversity issues. Some progress has been made, but there is more work to be done.

To read full article see:  https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02658-6

 

Call for Papers: IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 17:51

IEEE 6th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2020)
5-9 April 2020 // New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
https://wfiot2020.iot.ieee.org/

The 2020 IEEE 6th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2020) is the premier conference of the IEEE IoT Initiative. Every year the conference is attended by hundreds of most active participants from research community, government and public sector, small business, multinational corporations and industry. The technical papers, presentations and events at this conference are focused on contributions to enhance and accelerate the adoption of IoT technologies and applications for the benefit of humanity. WF-IoT 2020 will include a multi-dimensional program of technical research papers, expert presentations, panels, workshops, tutorials and industry forum on the latest technology developments and innovations in many fields and disciplines that drive the utility and vitality of IoT solutions and applications.

WF-IoT 2020 seeks submissions of technical papers and proposals that address, but are not limited to, the following topics:
  • RFID, Sensors, and Actuators
  • Power and Energy for IoT
  • IoT Enabling Technologies
  • Computing Platforms for IoT
  • Data Acquisition, Storage and Management for IoT
  • IoT Applications and Services
  • Security and Privacy for IoT
  • IoT Social Impact
  • Design, Integration and Testing Methods
  • 5G and IoT Networks
  • IoT Data Analytics
  • Signal Processing for IoT
  • IoT Experimental Results and Deployment Scenarios
  • Machine Learning for IoT

Accepted papers that are presented at the conference will be included in the conference proceedings and will be published in IEEE Xplore®. All papers must be submitted through the conference web site.

The conference presentations will address the following Verticals: Smart Cities; Oil, Gas and Energy; Agriculture; Health Care; Environment; and Industrial IoT, and the following Topicals: AI and Machine Learning; Security and Cyber Security; Sensors and RFID; Computing Infrastructure; Data and Data Engineering; and Communication, Connectivity, and Networking. WF IoT 2020 will also feature the following:

  • Special Sessions on Emerging Technologies
  • Tutorials on Research and Industrial Hot Topics
  • PHD/MSC Forum
  • Demos and Exhibits
  • Student Paper Contest

Submit your paper or proposal today to be part of this premier IoT conference and to experience New Orleans, the Jazz music capital of the world, and one of the world’s most fascinating cities of rich culture, great food and music.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

Submission Guidelines: https://wfiot2020.iot.ieee.org/wfiot-2020/authors-proposers/
Submission Site: https://epapers.org/wf-iot2020
Submission Deadline: 3 November 2019

 

For further information, please see https://wfiot2020.iot.ieee.org/

 

T-ASE Call For Nominations

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 02:27

 

Call for Nominations: Editors and Associate Editors of IEEE Trans. on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE), Deadline 1 October 2019

The IEEE Trans. on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE, http://www.ieee-ras.org/publications/t-ase) is soliciting nominations for multiple Editors and Associate Editors, with a term beginning January 2020. Editors and Associate Editors play important roles in ensuring the quality of publications and in guiding the general development of the Transactions, in multiple capacities including implementing reviews of manuscripts according to IEEE guidelines, soliciting emerging topical articles for special issues, guiding the overall direction of the publication, and providing feedback from the readership. Active participations are expected in the annual IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (IEEE CASE) and in at least one of the two editorial board meetings held annually in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Robotics & Automation (ICRA) and IEEE CASE. Furthermore, it is mandatory to participate in T-ASE Editorial Board Workshop (to be held on 20 August 2020 at CASE 2020 in Hong Kong).

The term of an Editor or Associate Editor normally consists of a one-year probation period followed by four years (for Editor) or two years (for Associate Editor) of additional service if performance is satisfactory. Candidates should have a strong technical background in T-ASE related areas and excellent English language skills.  Previous publications in T-ASE and participations in IEEE CASE are strongly preferred.

Nominations should include a resume (not to exceed three pages), a complete list of journal publications, previous experience with publications as a reviewer or in editorial capacities, and areas of technical expertise. Please submit nominations in a single pdf file to Editorial Assistant Rebecca Hytowitz, (r.hytowitz@ieee.org) or T-ASE Editor-in-Chief Michael Wang (t.ase.eic.wang@gmail.com), by 1 October 2019.

The 2019 IEEE RAS AdCom Election has begun. Vote Now!

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 19:46

The Deadline to vote is 16 October 2019!

RAS members are voting to elect six new RAS Administrative Committee members to serve 3-year terms beginning 1 January 2020. All RAS members (Graduate Student Members and above) have received voting instructions, the biographies, and statements of the candidates by email. RAS membership must be active as of 15 August 2019 to be eligible to vote. Members who do not have valid emails registered with the IEEE or have opted not to receive e-mail from IEEE, have received their election materials by post.

Use https://eballot4.votenet.com/IEEE to access the ballot and cast your vote now. If you do not remember your password, you may retrieve it on the voter login page. Voting must be completed no later than 16 October 2019. Any returns received after this date will not be counted. The online voting site will close at 4:00 pm Eastern Time.

Candidate bios and position statements are here: https://www.ieee-ras.org/about-ras/governance/administrative-committee/election-candidates


If you have any questions about the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society voting process, please contact ieee-rasvote@ieee.org or +1 732-562-3904.

Student Activities at CASE 2019

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 13:16

RAS is pleased to arrange a Student Social Evening and a Student Scavenger Hunt for our Members attending the 15th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE) in Vancouver, Canada.

 

IEEE RAS CASE Student Evening

RAS Student Activities Committee (SAC) would like to invite all students attending CASE 2019 to a Student Social Gathering on the 

evening of Friday, 23 August 2019(starting at 20:00) at Sage Bistro. It will be a free and easy evening for students to connect with each other. Snacks provided and beverages available for purchase!

 

2019 CASE- RAS Student Photo Scavenger Hunt

 

Are you a student planning to attend CASE 2019 in Vancouver, Canada? Join the IEEE RAS Student Activities Committee for a fun scavenger hunt! Teams of 2-3 students will be emailed a super top secret list of objectives on the morning of 22 August. Throughout the conference, teams will then take pictures demonstrating achievement of each objective - ranging from shaking hands with RAS leadership, visiting local sights near the conference venue, to doing funny poses. Awards will be presented to teams which found the most items and teams with the most creative photos!

Who: Students attending CASE 2019 
What: A fun picture scavenger hunt 
When: 22 - 26 August 2019 
Where: CASE in Vancouver 
Why: Because everyone needs a little fun!   If you already know a few other students attending, you can form a Team and register as a group. If not, please register yourself, and we will team you up with other enthusiastic roboticists. 

 

Be sure to note that these activities are available for 2019 CASE Registrants. See you in Vancouver!

Call for Papers- IRC 2020

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 15:21

 

The boundaries between Computer Science and Robotics are continuing to be softened. On one hand computers are continuing to be humanized and a large number of cyber-physical systems are being developed to act upon the physical world. On the other hand the robotic community is looking into the robots of the 21st century that are versatile computing machines with high social impact potential, such as enhance transportation safety, reduce agricultural pesticide use, and improve public safety and crime-fighting efficacy, among other things. The barriers that restrain their diffusion significantly correlate to the complexity of developing their software control systems, which must be reliable, maintainable, intelligent, and safe.

Robotic Computing (RC) addresses the synergetic interaction of computing technologies and robotic technologies. The synergy between Robotics and Computer Science is both realistic and strategic. Their mutual benefit is to make it possible to build and evolve new robotic systems, to reduce their development cost, and to enhance their quality.

Topics related to Computer Science

  • Formal methods for analysis and design
  • Software architectures
  • Middleware infrastructures
  • Model-driven engineering
  • Component-based engineering
  • Software product line engineering
  • Data, ontology, and knowledge engineering
  • Autonomic computing
  • Natural language understanding
  • Service oriented computing
  • Cloud computing
  • Semantic computing
  • Multimedia computing
  • Internet of Things
  • Virtual reality
  • Computer security

Topics related to Robotics

  • RAMS abilities of robotic systems
  • Hardware modeling and abstraction
  • Resource awareness
  • Sensor fusion, integration
  • Place recognition, localization
  • Object recognition, tracking
  • Scene interpretation
  • Robot cognition
  • Manipulation, grasping
  • Robot kinematics, dynamics
  • Motion planning, control
  • Navigation
  • Task planning, monitoring
  • Human-robot Interaction
  • Robot simulation
  • Multi-robot systems

The Conference is also inviting innovative contributions that discuss the future of the field including, but not limited to:

  • What are the challenges to robotic computing?
  • What are the main unresolved theoretical and/or methodological controversies?
  • What are the stakeholders’ (e.g., industries, public bodies, educators) research and development problems?
  • What can be learned from other disciplines and what can they learn from robotic computing?
  • What is the real world experience of Robotic Computing over the past 10 years, and how might it continue to evolve as we look toward the next decade?

SUBMISSIONS

Authors are invited to submit an 8-page (full), 4-page (short), or 6-page (industry) technical paper manuscript in double-column IEEE format following the guidelines available on the IRC2020 web page. The conference proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press. Distinguished quality papers presented at the conference will be selected for the best paper/poster awards and for publication in internationally renowned journals.

IMPORTANT DATES

16 September 2019: Workshop proposal submission deadline

27 September 2019: Workshop proposal acceptance notification

18 October 2019: Paper submission deadline

2 December  2019: Workshop paper submission deadline

16 December 2019: Paper acceptance notification

24 January 2020: Camera ready and registration deadline

9- 11 March 2020: Conference

Financial co-Sponsorship by IEEE RAS

http://www.ieee-irc.org/