RAS E-News August 2010

Volume 7, Number 8


1. CEB Call for Volunteers

As you may know, the RAS Conference Editorial Board (CEB) is in charge of providing quality reviews for papers submitted to ICRA and acceptance/rejection suggestions to the ICRA Program Committee.

The work of CEB is crucial to the scientific quality and progress of our discipline, and RAS needs the help of its best members to provide the scope and depth of expertise needed to do a good job. A CEB Volunteer Welcome Webpage has been set up to assist members who want to volunteer as Reviewers and/or as Associate Editors in the RAS Conference Editorial Board, managing the review process for ICRA'11. For details, see http://www.ieee-ras.org/ceb

The CEB Volunteer Welcome Webpage allows one to enter information on the background and expertise, that will enable Editors to find good matches with the CEB needs. Typical background for a CEB Reviewer is to have a Ph.D. in Robotics or a close field, and to be an active member of the community with a strong expertise in some of its subfields. Associate Editors are normally professionals, either in Academia or in the Industry, with several years of experience in the research community after their Ph.D.

We hope to find numerous volunteers interested in getting involved with RAS CEB!


2. IEEE Elections

Voting has begun! You may vote via paper ballot or you may review the candidates and cast your vote online at http://www.ieee.org/about/corporate/election/candidates.html


3. RAS AdCom Elections

Look for an email announcing that the electronic ballot boxes are open. Voting is scheduled to begin on August 30. Graduate student and higher grade members are eligible to vote.



See http://meetings.ieee-ras.org for a complete schedule. Meetings will take place Oct. 18, 22, 23 and 24 (AdCom) before and after the technical sessions of IROS 2010.



IEEE Transactions on Automation Science & Engineering
Special issue on Multi-Agent Systems for Ubiquitous Enterprises
Guest editors: Prof. Jerry (Ying Hsi) Fuh, Dr. Weiming Shen, George Q. Huang, Y. F. Zhang,
Paper submission deadline: 31 October 2010>

IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine
Special issue on Formal Methods for Robotics and Automation
Guest editor: Hadas Kress-Gazit
Paper submission deadline: 01 January 2011

Special issue on Towards a WWW for Robots
Guest editors: Toshio Fukuda, Michael Beetz, Rene van de Molengraft,
Paper submission deadline: 01 November 2010

Special issue on Roboethics
Guest editors: Gianmarco Veruggio, Mike Van der Loos, Jorge Solis
Paper submission deadline: 01 September 2010


6. POSITION AVAILABLE: Lecturere in Mechatronics at Northwestern University

Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science is looking for a dynamic educator and practitioner in electromechanical design to further develop Northwestern's broad offerings in mechatronics.

The ideal applicant will have an MS or PhD in electrical, mechanical, or computer engineering, or a related field; experience in, and enthusiasm for, working with undergraduates on design projects; and several years of experience in electromechanical design. For details, see http://www.mech.northwestern.edu/hiring



For a list of all conferences sponsored, cosponsored or technically cosponsored by IEEE-RAS, see http://www.ieee-ras.org/calendar

  • MEMS 2011: IEEE Int'l Conf. on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, Cancun Mexico. 23-28 January 2011. DEADLINE: 14 Sept 2010 http://www.ieee-mems2011.org/
  • HRI 2011: 6th ACM/IEEE Int'l Conf. on Human-Robot Interaction. 6-9 March 2011. Lausanne Switzerland. Deadline 22 September 2010. http://hri2011.net
  • ICRA 2011:IEEE Int'l Conf. on Robotics and Automation. Shanghai, China. 9-14 May 2011. Deadline 15 September 2010. http://www.ieee-icra.org

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