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For 2013

Paper Awards

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Congratulations to the 2013 Paper Award Winners!

 

Best Paper Award: 

"Real Time Human Motion Imitation of Anthropomorphic Dual Arm Robot Based on Cartesian Impedance Control"

 

Best Student Paper Award:

"6-DOF Pose Estimation of a Portable Navigation Aid for the Visually Impaired"

Travel and Lodging

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Getting to Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. is served by three international airports. The closest and most convenient airport to the conference is the Washington National Internation Airport (airport code DCA). This airport is located across the Potomac River separating D.C. from Virginia and is serviced by the Metro rail system.

A larger aiport with more international connections is the Dulles International Airport (aiport code IAD). This airport is located about 26 miles (42 km) from Washington, D.C. It does not have a direct Metro access, however, a frequent bus shuttle connects it to the West Falls Church Metro station. There are also various private shuttle operators offering transport. Finally, you can also fly into Baltimore (airport code BWI). This airport is located 33 miles away.

Getting to the Conference Center
The best way to get around D.C. is by using the Metro, D.C.'s subway system. The conference is located near the Foggy Bottom / GWU station on the blue and orange line. You will find more information about the system on the Metro website, including a trip planner and a system map. The cost for each trip is based on the distance traveled and also on the time of the day, with the rate being higher during the morning and afternoon "rush". You pay for the trip with either a paper ticket or a plastic SmartTrip card. The paper ticket is fed into a reader and must be retrieved before the entry gate opens. Make sure to keep it since you will need it to exit the system. The plastic card is used by touching it to a sensor on the gate. The metro is transitioning away from the paper tickets and offers discounted fares for travelers using the SmartTrip card. These cards can be purchased for $5.00 in a variety of places, including most grocery and drug stores.

Below you will find directions for getting to the conference center from the three airports.

From DCA: This airport is located on the blue and yellow Metro rail stop.
•    Option 1: Take the blue line to Largo Town Center for five stops to Rosslyn. Next take the Orange line towards New Carrolton for one stop. Get off at Foggy Bottom / GWU. Note that the Orange line tends to get very busy with commuters during the morning and afternoon "rush".
•    Option 2: Take the yellow line to Fort Totten for four stops to L'Enfant Plaza. Then take the Orange line towards Vienna or the Blue line towards Franconia Springfield (these two lines share the same track in D.C.) for 6 stops. Get off at Foggy Bottom / GWU

From IAD: Take the Washington Flyer Bus to West Falls Church metrostation. Take the Orange Line for 7 stops to Foggy Bottom / GWU.

From BWI: You can reach the conference venue by either taking a bus or a commuter train.
•    Option 1: Take the express B30 bus from the airport to the Greenbelt Metro station. There take either the Green or the Yellow line to L'Enfant Plaza. Next take the Orange line towards Vienna or the Blue line towards Franconia Springfield (these two lines share the same track in D.C.) for 6 stops. Get off at Foggy Bottom / GWU
•    Option 2: Take the commuter MARC train to the Union Station. Next take the red line to Shady Grove for 3 stops to Metro Center. Transfer to Blue or Orange line in the direction of Franconia-Springfield/Vienna for 3 stops. Get off at Foggy Bottom / GWU
Once you arrive at Foggy Bottom, the university will be located to the right of you. Please refer to the map below for walking directions to the Conference center.

 

Lodging Options
Washington, D.C. offers many lodging options in the vicinity of the conference venue. The hotels below are located within a 15 minute walking distance from the university. The price range is $200-230 per nigh.

The George Washington University Inn
824 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20037
1-800-426-4455, 1-202-337-6620 

Hampton Inn Washington, D.C.
1729 H Street N.W., District of Columbia 20006 USA
1-202-296-1006   

Embassy Suites Hotel
1250 22nd St., NW Washington, D.C. 20037

One Washington Circle Hotel
One Washington Circle, NW Washington, D.C. 20037
1-800-424-9671 , 1-202-872-1680    
 
Best Western Georgetown Hotel & Suites
1121 New Hampshire Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20037
1-800-762-3777, 1-202-457-0565      

Club Quarters
839 17th St., NW Washington, D.C. 20006
1-212-575-0006 (GW Password: Colonials)

Doubletree Guest Suites
801 New Hampshire Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20037
1-202-785-2000    
 
The Fairmont
2401 M St., NW Washington, D.C. 20037
1-866-540-4505 , 1-202-429-2400  
    
Hotel Lombardy
2019 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20006
1-800-4245486, 1-202-828-2600    
 
Hotel Palomar
2121 P St., NW Washington, D.C. 20037
1-877-866-3070 , 1-202-448-1800      

The Latham Hotel
3000 M St., NW Washington, D.C. 20007
1-202-726-5000  
    
The Melrose Hotel
2430 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20037
1-202-955-6400      

Park Hyatt
1201 24th St., NW Washington, D.C. 20037
1-202-789-1234      

Ritz-Carlton
Washington DC 1150 22nd St., NW Washington, D.C. 20037    1-202-835-0500  
    
River Inn
924 25th St., NW Washington, D.C. 20037
1-202-337-7600    
 
Washington Marriott
1221 22nd St., NW Washington, D.C. 20037
1-800-393-3053, 1-202-872-1500      

Washington Suites Georgetown
2500 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20037
1-877-736-2500, 1-202-333-8060  
    
Westin Grand Washington
2350 M St., NW Washington, D.C. 20037
1-202-429-0100
      
Renaissance M Hotel
1143 New Hampshire Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20037           1-888-803-1298, 1-202-775-0800    
 
An alternative to staying in Washington, D.C. is finding lodging in the surrounding suburbs. Areas in Virginia, such as Crystal City, Pentagon City, Arlington, and Alexandria offer good options as these areas are served by the Metro system. You may use booking websites such as Hotels.com, Expedia.com, or Orbitz.com to find hotels.

 

 

ROSE 2013 Venue

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Marvin / Cafritz Conference Center
800 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052
rooms # 208 and 310.

The George Washington University (GWU) is located in the heart of the nation’s capital, where the worlds of science and technology, media and policy, and the arts converge. GWU was created in 1821 through an Act of Congress, fulfilling George Washington’s vision of an institution in the nation’s capital dedicated to educating and preparing future leaders. It is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, and its students and faculty have unparalleled opportunities to study and work alongside leaders and practitioners in every discipline and to take part in the interchanges that shape our community and the world.  The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has recently celebrated its 125th anniversary. The city offers visitors world-class fun and iconic sightseeing—from awe-inspiring monuments and memorials like the Washington Monument and the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial to family-friendly, interactive experiences at the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum, the International Spy Museum, and many other museums. GWU is easily accessible by car or train, and well connected to major airports in the Metropolitan Washington area, including Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).

Weather:
Washington DC is cooling down in the fall with highs in the low 70's and lows in the 50's. It is suggested that visitors bring light jackets.

Things to do
The Washington, D.C. area offers visitors a large variety of activities. A short walk from the university campus is the National Mall, which is home to many world-renowned (and free!) museums and art galleries. The Mall is also home of the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument. Please note that the monument remains closed to visitors at present due to undergoing repairs. For additional travel information, please refer to the Wikitravel guide.

 

 

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 intelligent robotic systems

Organizers

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General Chair
Pinhas Ben-Tzvi, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

Technical Program Chairs
Philippe Giguère, Université Laval, Canada
Pierre Payeur, University of Ottawa, Canada

Local Arrangements Chairs
Anil Kumar, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
Wael Saab, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

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

Registration

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***Click here to register online.***

If you need to register by bank transfer, please contact Kimberly Milne, ROSE 2013 Administrator.


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


                             Until 30 August 2013       After 30 August 2013
                             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 31 August 2013 - 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 2013 Administrator:

Kimberly Milne
kmilne@conferencecatalysts.com
Conference Catalysts, LLC

Call for Papers

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Download the Call for Papers (PDF)

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.

Washington is the nation's capital, where the worlds of science and technology, media and policy, and the arts converge. The city offers visitors world-class iconic sightseeing from awe-inspiring monuments and memorials, and interactive experiences at numerous museums. Washington is easily accessible by car or train, and well connected to major airports. The George Washington University was founded in 1821 and is the largest university in the District of Columbia with over 20 000 students exploring a rich range of disciplines.

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 intelligent robotic systems

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 2013 Proceedings and will be included in IEEE Xplore and indexed in EI Compendex.

Important Dates:

* June 14, 2013: Paper submission deadline
* July 24, 2013: Notification of acceptance/rejection
* August 30, 2013: Submission of final camera-ready paper
* August 30, 2013: Registration

Manuscript submission implies the commitment 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 30 August 2013. 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 each (and up to two) additional paper (no exceptions).

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.

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

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.

Online Registration is now open -  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 registration fee by August 30, 2013. 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 Kimberly Milne, ROSE 2013 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: rose13x

·         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:

o   Upload the source file (containing your paper) for conversion.

o   Receive by e-mail the IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF of your paper. Once you’ve received your PDF file, upload it to EDAS.

o   Send the electronic version of the final manuscript, complete the presenter's biography form, and submit the copyright form through EDAS by August 30, 2013.

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

·         Upload your paper.

o   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.

·         Fill in and sign the IEEE Copyright Transfer form.

o   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 2013 Administrator by fax: +1 (352) 872 5545.

o   NO PAPER WILL BE PUBLISHED WITHOUT THE SUBMITTED COPYRIGHT FORM.

·         Prepare the presenter's biography form.

o   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 2013 Administrator:
Kimberly Milne
kmilne@conferencecatalysts.com
Conference Catalysts, LLC