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Venue and Travel

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Conference Location

ROSE 2012 will take place at the Otto-von-Guericke University, which is located in the city of Magdeburg, Germany. The conference room will be in Building 02 (Room 205), whose entrance is located on the backside. Please consult the maps at the end this page and the campus map for details.

Travel by airplane

Magdeburg is located in the middle of Germany and can be reached from 3 international airports:

Airport Duration of the transfer to Magdeburg Main Station (Hauptbahnhof)
Leipzig-Halle -by train without changeover 1:02h from 8am until 8pm, outside of this time window duration varies from 1:21h to 2:16h
-by car using the highway 1:15h
Berlin-Schonefeld -journey by train varies from 1:52h (1x changeover) up to 2:33h (2x changeover)
-by car using the highway 1:36h
Hannover -by train from 1:49h (1x changeover) up to 2:01h (2x changeover)
-driving by car 1:30h

We recommend travelling via Leipzig Airport (that offers frequent connections to all European intercontinental airports). The railway terminal is quite close to the airport (5 min) and the service in the train is offered in English.

Travel by train

Travel information and tickets are offered on the website of the railway company. Additionally, you can buy tickets from the ticket machine in each station.

The campus of Magdeburg University is only 15 minutes walk away from the main train station. Alternatively you can use Tram 1 (Direction Lerchenwuhne) or Tram 8 (Direction Neustädter See). A map, that illustrates the location of the tram station is available on this page. Tickets are available from ticket machines in the tram. Leave the tram at station "Universität".

Hotels

Magdeburg provides a number of hotels in various categories that can be accessed by walking or by Tram. The ROSE 2012 organizing committee reserved a number of rooms in each of the following hotels. Please emphasize your participation at the ROSE2012 when reserving.

Hotel Ratswage
Ratswaageplatz 1-4 39104 Magdeburg
www.ratswaage.de
Sleep & Go
Rogätzer Str. 5a, 39106 Magdeburg
   
www.hotel-sleep-and-go.de/our-rooms/
Hotel Maritim
Otto-von-Guericke-Strasse 87, 39104 Magdeburg
www.maritim.de/de/hotels/deutschland/hotel-mardeburg

Climate in Magdeburg

The climate of Magdeburg varies between very warm summers and cold winters with some snow. For November we expect an average temperature of 7°C / 44°F. So, better plan for cool and rainy weather.

Map of Magdeburg

Attendees can view an annotated map of Magdeburg here

University Campus Map


Topics

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Papers are solicited on all aspects of Sensing Systems and Technologies for Robotics and Industrial Automation, Human-Robot Cooperation, Multimodal Sensing, and Perception Technologies.

These include, but are not limited to:

* sensor controlled systems
* collaborative manufacturing
* inspection and quality control
* human and robot interaction
* cognitive robotics
* tele-operation
* robot manipulation
* mobile robots
* rescue robots
* swarm robotics
* robot sensors and vision
* intelligent sensing
* machine vision and image processing
* 3D sensing and modeling
* sensor fusion
* new sensor technologies
* distributed sensing for security

Call For Papers

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Download the Call for Papers (PDF)

The 10th edition of the IEEE International Symposium on RObotic and Sensors Environments will take place at the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg, Germany, on 16-18 November 2012.

The focus of the ROSE conference series is on sensing systems and technologies for robotics and industrial automation, as well as their impact on autonomous robotics and intelligent systems development and applications.

Magdeburg is the capital city of the federal state Saxony-Anhalt in Germany. It is strategically located along the Elbe River and has witnessed more than 1200 years of a very rich history, with Emperor Otto I who lived in Magdeburg for most of his reign. The city is the site of two universities as well as a strong industrial hub. Magdeburg is easily accessible by car or train, and well connected to three major airports in Germany (Leipzig, Berlin, and Hannover). The Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg is one of the youngest universities in Germany and counts about 13 000 students in nine faculties.

Papers are solicited on all aspects of Sensing Systems and Technologies for Robotics and Industrial Automation, Human-Robot Cooperation, Multimodal Sensing, and Perception Technologies. These include but are not limited to:

* sensor controlled systems
* collaborative manufacturing
* inspection and quality control
* human and robot interaction
* cognitive robotics
* tele-operation
* robot manipulation
* mobile robots
* rescue robots
* swarm robotics
* robot sensors and vision
* intelligent sensing
* machine vision and image processing
* 3D sensing and modeling
* sensor fusion
* new sensor technologies
* distributed sensing for security

Paper Submission: Submit your full-length paper (6 pages maximum) electronically as a PDF-format file using the web submission form.

All published papers will appear in ROSE 2012 Proceedings and will be included in IEEE Xplore and indexed in EI Compendex.

Authors of accepted papers who will have registered and presented their paper at the symposium will be eligible to submit a significantly extended version of their manuscript to be considered for publication in a Special Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. The papers must be technically extended beyond the scope of the symposium and must be inside the scope of the Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement.

Important Dates:

* July 15, 2012: Paper submission deadline
* August 31, 2012: Notification of acceptance/rejection
* September 28, 2012: Submission of final camera-ready paper
* September 28, 2012: Registration

Manuscript submission implies willingness for at least one author to register for the symposium, pay the registration fee and attend the symposium to present the paper. Papers will be included in the proceedings only if at least one author has registered and paid the full registration fee by 28 September 2012. If an author covers more than one paper with her/his registration, to guarantee inclusion in the proceedings, she/he must have paid a US$50 surcharge for the additional paper (no exceptions).

Organizers

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Organizers

General Chair
Sebastian Zug, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany

Technical Program Chair
Pierre Payeur, University of Ottawa, Canada
Pinhas Ben-Tzvi, The George Washington University, USA

Local Arrangements Chairs
Tino Brade, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany
Jürgen Lehmann, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany

Steering Committee
Emil Petriu, University of Ottawa, Canada
Mel Siegel, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Pierre Payeur, University of Ottawa, Canada
Peter Wide, Örebro University, Sweden

Conference Management
Conference Catalysts, LLC, USA

Technical Program Committee
Rami Abielmona, Larus Technologies Corp., Canada
Ridha Ben Mrad, University of Toronto, Canada
Guillaume-Alexandre Bilodeau, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada
Markus Brandner, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Genci Capi, University of Toyama, Japan
Ana-Maria Cretu, University of Ottawa, Canada
Vladimir Cretu, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Phillip Curtis, University of Ottawa, Canada
Alex Doboli, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA
Christophe Doignon, Universite de Strasbourg, France
John Dolan, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Anton Fuchs, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Langis Gagnon, Computer Research Institute of Montreal, Canada
Philippe Giguere, Universite Laval, Canada
Wail Gueaieb, University of Ottawa, Canada
Jorg Kaiser, Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany
Jochen Lang, University of Ottawa, Canada
Zhou Ma, George Washington University, USA
David MacKinnon, National Research Council, Canada
Marius Marcu, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Elena Messina, National Institute of Standards & Technology, USA
Mihai Micea, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Paul Moubarak, George Washington University, USA
Subhas Mukhopadhyay, Massey University, New Zealand
Martin Otis, Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi, Canada
Emil Petriu, University of Ottawa, Canada
William Rone, George Washington University, USA
Josef Suchy, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
Atousa Torabi, Universite de Montreal, Canada
Jesus Urena, University of Alcala, Spain
Sebastian van Delden, University of South Carolina Upstate, USA
Arjun Yogeswaran, University of Ottawa, Canada
Djemel Ziou, Universite de Sherbrooke, Canada

Conference History

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ROSE 2011
September 17-18, 2011 | Montreal, Canada

ROSE 2010
October 15-16, 2010 | Phoenix, Arizona

ROSE 2009
November 6-9, 2009 | Lecco, Italy

ROSE 2008
October 17-18, 2008 | Ottawa, Canada

ROSE 2007
October 12-13, 2007 | Ottawa, Canada

Author Instructions

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Final Instructions

The Conference Proceedings will be included in the IEEE Interactive Electronic Library (IEL) as part of IEEE Xplore. All authors who have been accepted must register for the conference and attend the conference to present their paper. Authors who do not attend the conference to present their papers, or arrange for a co-author or knowledgeable colleague to present their paper in the absence of the primary author, will not have their paper published in the IEEE IEL and IEEE Xplore, per latest IEEE policy. MMVE papers will appear as part of the HAVE Proceedings in the IEEE Xplore digital library.

1. Prepare the final version of the manuscript using the paper templates linked below.

Style Manual

Paper Templates

REMEMBER: the final version of a paper in the format given above CANNOT EXCEED 6 PAGES. NO EXCEPTION IS ALLOWED

2. Register online.

You MUST register before uploading your final paper. Papers will be included in the proceedings only if at least one author has registered and paid the FULL IEEE Member or Non-Member registration fee by OCTOBER 5, 2012. Student fees do not ensure publication of a paper - no exceptions. One full registration covers only one (1) paper. To guarantee inclusion in the proceedings of more than one (1) paper, the author must pay a USD $50 surcharge for each paper in excess. If you need to register by bank transfer, please contact Jordan Benton, ROSE 2012 Administrator.

NO PAPER WILL BE PUBLISHED WITHOUT THE AUTHOR'S COMPLETED REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT.

3. An electronic version of the final manuscript must be generated for the conference proceedings.

From the final manuscript formatted as instructed above, authors must generate the electronic version in PDF format. Regardless of its initial format, the file containing the final version of the paper must be transformed in the PDF format using the IEEE PDF express web tool. PDF files generated by means of other tools are not acceptable.

To generate the IEEE Xplore compatible PDF file of your paper, follow these steps:

Create your IEEE PDF eXpress account by going to: http://www.pdf-express.org and using Conference ID: rose12x

The first time you access the system, please follow the link to New user. Please note that, in order to access the service, you need to allow the use of cookies from the PDF eXpress web site. Once you have registered as a new user:

   1. upload the source file (containing your paper) for conversion
   2. receive by e-mail the IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF of your paper. Once you’ve received your PDF file, upload it to EDAS

4. Send the electronic version of the final manuscript, complete the presenter's biography form, and submit the copyright form through EDAS by October 5, 2012.

4.1. Once you receive your Xplore compatible PDF, log in at http://edas.info

4.2. Upload you paper.
Click the My Papers tab. Click the upload icon (third column from the right) and a dialog box will open that will enable you to select and upload your paper via the web or via FTP.

4.3. Fill in and sign the IEEE Copyright Transfer form.
The IEEE is enforcing strict copyright rules. For your convenience, the copyright form is made available electronically through EDAS. To access the copyright form, click on the 'My Papers' tab and then click on the copyright icon under the copyright column (second column from the right). Authors who are not authorized to sign a copyright transfer form, should download the paper version of a copyright transfer form, fill it in, and ask an authorized person to sign it.Then, send the completed form to the ROSE 2012 Administrator by fax: +1 (352) 872 5545.
NO PAPER WILL BE PUBLISHED WITHOUT THE SUBMITTED COPYRIGHT FORM.

4.4. Prepare the presenter's biography form.
Please declare who will be presenting the paper at the conference on EDAS. To do this, click the 'My Papers' tab, click on your paper title, and then click the Change/Add icon in the Presenter row. Indicate who will present the paper and click Choose presenter. Presenters must fill out a short bio (50 word max) on EDAS by going to the ‘My Profile’ tab and filling in the information in the ‘Brief bio’ field. Information in this form will be used by the session chairperson to introduce the presenter.

IMPORTANT COPYRIGHT NOTICE FOR WEB AND INTERNET POSTING

If authors like to post their papers electronically on any web site, any ftp site, or any other electronic dissemination technique, they must include the IEEE Copyright notice on the initial screen displaying the IEEE-copyrighted material.

Problems in preparing and submitting your final manuscript? Further Information?

Contact the ROSE 2012 Administrator:
Jordan Benton
Conference Catalysts, LLC

Registration

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Register online here!

If you need to register by bank transfer, please contact Jordan Benton, ROSE 2012 Administrator.

The registration fees are as follows and must be paid in US dollars.


                      Until 5 October 2012    After 5 October 2012
                             Advance Registration           Late and On-Site Registration
IEEE Member                    $380                             $480
Non-Member                     $430                              $530
Student, IEEE                    $230                              $280
Life-Member

 
COVERING THE EXPENSES FOR PAPER PUBLICATION

Please, read carefully the following information concerning the registration procedure that is presented in the Author Instructions, especially if you are the prospective presenter of an accepted paper or if you need to guarantee inclusion of your accepted paper in the proceedings. An accepted paper will be published in the proceedings only if the full-fee registration payment for one of the authors is received and correctly processed by 5 October 2012 - no exceptions.

Only member or non-member fees are allowed to cover the publication of an accepted paper. To qualify for member rates, the membership number must be provided in the registration form. Student registration fees cannot be used to guarantee the publication of an accepted paper. If the author registering to cover the paper publication is a student, he has to pay the appropriate member or non-member fee. Members to whom the society bylaws grant special discounts (e.g., Students, Life members of the IEEE) cannot use the discounted rates to cover the publication of an accepted paper, they have to pay the member fee.

One author registration will cover the publication expenses of only ONE accepted paper. For each additional accepted paper associated to the same registration, a 50 US$ printing contribution will be charged. In the case no registration has been received and correctly processed to cover the paper publication, the conference organizers will contact the authors before the paper is removed from the proceedings.

REGISTRATION PROBLEMS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

For further information concerning your registration, please, contact only the ROSE 2012 Administrator:

Jordan Benton

Conference Catalysts, LLC

ROSE 2012 Home

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The focus of the ROSE conference series is on sensing systems and technologies for robotics and industrial automation, as well as their impact on autonomous robotics and intelligent systems development and applications.

Papers are solicited on all aspects of sensing systems and technologies for robotics and industrial automation, human-robot cooperation, multimodal sensing, and perception technologies. These include, but are not limited to: sensor controlled systems, collaborative manufacturing, inspection and quality control, human and robot interaction, cognitive robotics, tele-operation, robot manipulation, mobile robotics, rescue robots, swarm robotics, and also on robot sensors and vision, intelligent sensing, machine vision and image processing, 3D sensing and modeling, sensor fusion, new sensor technologies, and distributed sensing for automated security systems.

ROSE 2012 will take place at the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg, Germany, on 16-18 November 2012. Magdeburg is the capital city of the federal state Saxony-Anhalt in Germany. It is strategically located along the Elbe River and has witnessed more than 1200 years of a very rich history, with Emperor Otto I who lived in Magdeburg for most of his reign. The city is the site of two universities as well as a strong industrial hub. Magdeburg is easily accessible by car or train, and well connected to three major airports in Germany (Leipzig, Berlin, and Hannover). The Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg is one of the youngest universities in Germany and counts about 13 000 students in nine faculties.

The 2012 edition of the IEEE International Symposium on RObotic and Sensors Environments is sponsored by the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society. It is organized in collaboration with TC-15 Virtual Systems Measurements, TC-22 Intelligent Measurement Systems, TC-27 Human-Computer Interface and Interaction, TC-28 Instrumentation for Robotics and Automation, and TC-30 Security and Contraband Detection.

Important Dates:

* July 22, 2012: Paper submission deadline
* August 31, 2012: Notification of acceptance/rejection
* September 28, 2012: Submission of final camera-ready manuscript
* September 28, 2012: Registration