11th International Conference on Mobile Robots and Competitions

 The 11th International Conference on Mobile Robots and Competitions is an international scientific meeting in the field of Mobile Robotics technically co-sponsored by the IEEE and sponsored by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), through its Portuguese Chapter. It will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, on April 6, 2011, in conjunction with the 11th Portuguese Robotics Open, a RoboCup Local Event. Its scope encompasses, but is not limited to, the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Education.



REACTS 2011 in Malaga, Spain
September 1-2, 2011 

 The Workshop on Recognition and Action for Scene Understanding (REACTS) is an international event which will be hold in Malaga, Spain, on September 2011. Scene Understanding has become a popular topic in Computer Science which involves joining efforts and sharing knowledge from different research areas such as Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Machine Intelligence, Software Engineering and Cognitive Sciences. This workshop is meant to bring together researchers which address the problem of Scene Understanding from the perspective of the different involved research communities.
REACTS2011 is a satellite event of the 14th International Conference of Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns (CAIP), which will be hold in Seville, Spain, on 29-31 August 2011( ). REACTS2011 is co-sponsored by the University of Malaga, EUCogII and CITIC.

 The topics of the conference include, but are not limited to:
- perceptual search and attention guidance in scenes,
- multimodal perception,
- spatio-temporal reasoning,
- active spatial exploration,
- object recognition from local features,
- structure for object recognition,
- 3D object recognition,
- object categorization,
- conceptualization and scene classification,
- grammars for objects and scenes,
- objects in context: scenes and objects,
- scene recognition without objects,
- visual localization,
- human behaviour understanding,
- mobile robot navigation: mapping and visual SLAM,
- surveillance,
- smart environments: computational perception of human activities, 
- wearable sensors for visually impaired people,
- events and activities detection and understanding in video data...

Invited speakers (incomplete yet)
Edwin Hancock (The University of York, UK)
Ales Leonardis (University of Ljubljana, SI)
Tamim Asfour (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, GE)
Ruben Martinez-Cantin (Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa, PT)
Conference Chairs
Francisco Escolano
University of Alicante, Spain
Jorge Dias
University of Coimbra, Portugal
Antonio Bandera
University of Malaga, Spain
The organization is managing to publish accepted papers in the Springer LNCS series. Authors of best papers will be encouraged to submit a revised version to a forthcoming special issue on Scenes Understanding and Behaviours Analysis of the PATTERN RECOGNITION LETTERS journal.
Important Dates
Paper submission: March 15, 2011
Author notification: April 30, 2011
Final manuscript due: May 16, 2011


Summer school at the Institut für Neuroinformatik

Neuronal dynamics approaches to cognitive robotics  

September 24 - October 1, 2010

Neuronal dynamics provides a powerful theoretical language with which embodied and situated cognitive systems can be designed and modeled. This summer school will provides a hands-on and down-to-earth introduction to neuronal dynamics ideas and will enable participants to become productive within this framework. 

Dead-line for application: 15th July.
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Workshop on Robotics for Environmental Monitoring

IROS2010 Workshop 


 The workshop will be held on the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2010) in Taipei, Taiwan, 22nd of October 2010.


13th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems

On the Way to Intelligent Sustainable Mobility 

13th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems 

 Madeira Island, Portugal, 19 – 22 September 2010


 The IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (ITSS) is sponsoring its 13th annual international conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). This conference is one of a few premier conferences focusing on research and applications of leading advances in communications, computer, control, and electronics technologies related to ITS. It is an international forum that brings together professionals from the fields of traffic engineering, information technology, automotive engineering, as well as many other ITS-related fields.


Seminar on Intelligent Vehicles and ITS

Date: 24 MAY 2010
Time: 11h00 - 11h45 am
Local: Anfiteatro do ISR (DEEC-UC)
Speaker: Professor Miguel Ángel Sotelo, University of Alcalá, Spain

 Speaker Homepage

TITLE: Intelligent Vehicles and ITS Development Activities at RobeSafe Research Group

 The Robotics and eSafety (RobeSafe) Research group actively co-operates with public and private partners from industrial sectors in the field of Sensors and Perception applied to Intelligent Transportation Systems and Robotics. Its expertise in these fields has greatly consolidated during the last years throughout the development of more than 30 technological projects. The RobeSafe group is also involved in research activities in the topics of Intelligent Control, Assistance for Disabled People, and Autonomous Vehicle Guidance. Some of these research activities are realised in co-operation with both national and international partners from Europe, Australia, Asia, and Latin- America.


Benchmarking Intelligent (Multi-)Robot Systems (BIMRS) workshop of the 19th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI'10)


Organizers: Xiao Ping Chen (Univ. of Science and Technology of China)
Adam Jacoff (NIST, USA)
Pedro U. Lima (Instituto Superior Tecnico,Lisboa, Portugal)
Daniele Nardi ("Sapienza" Univ. of Rome, Italy)

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