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June 20-21, 2018 - Munich

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Robotics in the era of Digitalization! After two years the 50th International Symposium on Robotics, ISR 2018, will again be held in Munich, Germany, from June 20–21, 2018. This international conference is jointly organized by the Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) and the Information Technology Society (ITG) within VDE. In 2018, ISR celebrates its 50th anniversary. The 1st ISR in 1970 was the first global robot conference ever and it continues to be the world's leading robot conference!

Numerous submissions have been submitted. We are excited to present you an interesting conference program.

Chair of ISR 2018 on behalf of International Federation of Robotics (IFR)

Chair-Verl

Prof. Alexander Verl
University of Stuttgart, Germany

Registration

For early bird registration before May 20th, 2018 following fees do apply. After this date the prices increases by 100,00 €:

  • VDE/VDMA-Member *: 700,00 €
  • Non Member: 770,00 €
  • Student*: 150,00 €
  • Author (one author per paper): 370,00 €

* The reduced fees are only valid with the indication of the member card number (for VDE/VDMA Members) or upload of the member card copy (for other organisations) and for student the upload of the student card copy during the online registration form. In case of missing certification the non member fees will apply.

Services
The registration fees include the participation to the oral sessions, the poster session, the visit of the exhibition, the catering during the conference days, the gala dinner banquet as well as the proceedings.

Cancellation
In case of cancellation, provided that VDE-Conference Services has received written notice about it 30 days before the conference, the registration fee will be full refunded less a handling fee of € 50.00. In case of cancellation after this date, no refund will be made. Proceedings (Link, USB) will then be sent to the registrant after the conference.

Visa Letter Enquiry
All participants who need a Visa Confirmation Letter are requested to send an email providing the information below to
vde-conferences@vde.com with subject ISR 2018 - Confirmation letter for VISA application. Please note that visa application letter will be sent only after completed registration.

Full Name
Company
Date of Birth
Passport No.
Date of Expiry
Date of Issue
Place of Issue

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50th Birthday logo ISR_

50th Anniversary of ISR

The ISR celebrates its 50th conference!

50th Birthday logo ISR_

The ISR celebrates its 50th conference!

The 1st ISR in 1970 was the first global robot conference ever. In 2018 it celebrates its 50th edition and continues to be the world's leading robot conference!

Best Paper Award

Best Paper Award

The best contributions of ISR 2018 will be awarded certificates and prizes. Nominated are all oral accepted papers.

Best Paper Award

The best contributions of ISR 2018 will be awarded certificates and prizes. Nominated are all oral accepted papers.

The best 10 full papers will undergo an additional evaluation based on quality, degree of innovation and presentation of the scientific-technical work. The nominees are assessed by the jurors during the running sessions of the ISR 2018 conference and the winners determined.

Service Robotics

The Place to be for Robotics - automatica, June 19–22, 2018

ISR 2018 is organized in conjunction with automatica, the leading exhibition for smart automation and robotics.

Service Robotics

ISR 2018 is organized in conjunction with automatica, the leading exhibition for smart automation and robotics.

automatica is the leading marketplace for automated production. It features the world‘s largest range of robotics, assembly solutions, machine vision systems and components. It gives companies from all branches of industry access to innovations, knowledge and trends with a great deal of business relevance. As the digital shift continues, automatica ensures market transparency and provides orientation with a clear objective: Being able to manufacture higher-quality products with greater efficiency. Professional service robotics will again be presented with its own exhibition sector. Here, manufacturers of service robots, service robotics components and turnkey products as well as renowned research organizations will present marketable products and innovative developments. Again, the simultaneous organization of the events will provide a number of benefits to the participants: The conference offers the latest results in the fields of research and development in robotics as well as in new applications.The trade show automatica will present the latest products, systems and components for assembly and handling, machine vision, industrial robotics and service robotics.

Symposium Topics

Contributions related, but not limited, to the following topics of interest are welcome:

Contributions related, but not limited, to the following topics of interest are welcome:

1. Modeling, Planning and Control
(Mechanisms and kinematics, Calibration and identification, Branch marketing/ experimental practices, Theoretical foundations)
2. Components & Technologies
(Vision / tactile / auditory sensors, Visual serving and tracking, Actuators and controllers, Robot end-effectors / robot infrastructure)
3. Robotics in Production / Industrial Robots
(Assembly, handling, painting, machining, processing, logistics etc., Robot programming and languages, Intelligent manufacturing systems, New applications, Robots in the digital factory)
4. Robotics in Service / Mobile Robotics
(Home & office robotics, Service robotics for professional services, Rescue / surveillance / security / defence robotics, Assistance / rehabilitation / medical robotics, Educational and entertainment robotics, Exploration / space / aerial /
underwater robotics)
5. Robotics in New Markets & Applications
(Food / pharmaceutical / biology robotics, Micro / nano robotics, Cognitive robotics / learning and adaptive systems / network and ubiquitous robotics, Biologically inspired robotics: humanoids / biomimetics / legged robots)
6. Human-robot-collaboration / Future of work
(Standards / safety / profitability / ergonomics / socio-economics / industrial engineering, Industrial papers related to applications and case studies are welcome, Safe human-robot-collaboration / cooperating robots)

Poster Session

The poster session is an important part of the conference a great place to have intensive discussions on selected papers.

The poster session is an important part of the conference a great place to have intensive discussions on selected papers.

It allows the interchange on new results and personal discussions.

A very intense discussion can take place in front of the poster boards thanks to personal dialogues. Additionally a paper on the poster will be published same way as for the oral presentations.

Venue

Messe München, Entrance East, Munich Germany

Messe München, Entrance East, Munich Germany

Adress:
Messe München, Entrance East, Munich Germany
Messegelände
81829 Munich

Please find in enclosed link "Getting There" the information how to get to the venue by train, by car, by plane...

Accommodation

During the automatica fair hotel availabilities are limited and prices are quit high. Please make sure to book your accommodation as early as you can.

During the automatica fair hotel availabilities are limited and prices are quit high. Please make sure to book your accommodation as early as you can.

The provided link helps you to find the right accommodation for you. A reserved room contingent does not exist.

Proceedings

All accepted papers will be published as proceedings from VDE publishing house, including upload in IEEE Xplore and Scopus.

All accepted papers will be published as proceedings from VDE publishing house, including upload in IEEE Xplore and Scopus.

Programm Committee

Chair
■ Alexander Verl, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Co-Chair
■ Joe Gemma, IFR, USA
■ Jeff Burnstein, RIA, USA
■ Hiroshi Fujiwara, JARA, Japan
■ Walter Zulauf, EUnited Robotics, Belgium

Technical Program Committee
■ Jon Agirre Ibarbia, Tecnalia, Spain
■ Tamim Asfour, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
■ Arturo Baroncelli, Comau, Italy
■ Karsten Berns, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
■ Rainer Bischoff, KUKA Roboter, Germany
■ Manfred Dresselhaus, KUKA Industries, Germany
■ Olav Egeland, NTNU, Norway
■ Norbert Elkmann, Fraunhofer IFF, Germany
■ Jörg Franke, University Erlangen, Germany
■ Horst-Michael Groß, Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany
■ Martin Hägele, Fraunhofer IPA, Germany
■ Bernd Kuhlenkötter, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
■ Christophe Leroux, CEA LIST DIASI, France
■ Ren C. Luo, National Taiwan University, Tawain
■ Björn Matthias, ABB Forschungszentrum, Germany
■ Alexander Meißner, Dürr Systems, Germany
■ Mircea Nitulescu, Robotics Society of Romania, Romania
■ Jongoh Park, Chonnam National University, Korea
■ Paul Ploeger, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Science, Germany
■ Andreas Pott, Fraunhofer IPA, Germany
■ Erwin Prassler, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Science, Germany
■ Annika Raatz, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
■ Jürgen Roßmann, RWTH Aachen, Germany
■ Dominique Schär, Güdel, Switzerland
■ Thorsten Schüppstuhl, Technical University Hamburg-Harburg, Germany
■ Ulrike Thomas, Technical University Chemnitz, Germany
■ Bernardo Wagner, University Hannover, Germany
■ Georg von Wichert, Siemens AG, Germany

Finance Chair
■ Volker Schanz, VDE, Germany

Organizing Committee
■ Mihai Dragan, University of Stuttgart, Germany
■ Christian Groß, VDE Conference Services, Germany
■ Martin Hägele, Fraunhofer IPA, Germany
■ Jasmin Kayadelen, VDE Conference Services, Germany
■ Stefan Sagert, VDMA Robotics + Automation, Germany
■ Patrick Schwarzkopf, VDMA Robotics + Automation, Germany
■ Armin Wittmann, Messe München, Germany

VDMA und VDE Logo - Organizers

Organizers

Since 2012 VDE and VDMA is organizing the ISR in Munich. You can find information about the past events here on the webpage.

VDMA und VDE Logo - Organizers

Since 2012 VDE and VDMA is organizing the ISR in Munich. You can find information about the past events here on the webpage.

The Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau – VDMA) has its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and represents around 3,200 members, making it the largest industry association in Europe. The Association represents the interests of the predominantly medium-sized companies in the mechanical engineering industry towards policymakers and society, as well as towards business, the scientific community, public authorities and the media.

With 40,000 members (including 1,300 companies) the VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies is one of the largest technical and scientific associations in Europe. VDE embraces science, standardization work and product testing and certification under one roof. VDE is involved in technical knowledge transfers, research and promoting young talents in the key technologies of electrical engineering, electronics and information technology and their applications. Other key VDE activities include ensuring safety in electrical engineering, developing recognized technical regulations as national and international standards as well as testing and certifying electrical and electronic devices and systems. VDE works in the fields of information technology, energy, medical engineering, microelectronics, micro and nanotechnology and automation.

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