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Presenter Instructions

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Location

École Polytechnique de Montréal
Pavillons Lassonde
2500 Chemin de Polytechnique
Montréal, Québec, Canada

The workshop will take place in room M-2004 of Pavillons Lassonde building at École Polytechnique de Montréal located in the earth of Montréal metropole city. Traveling information and driving directions are available here.

Oral Presentations

Papers listed in sessions 1 to 6 and 8 will be presented orally. Presenters will be allocated 15 minutes for presentation followed by 5 minutes for questions and discussion.

The room will be equipped with a projector and a computer configured with usual softwares running on a MSWindows platform [PowerPoint and Acrobat Reader (PDF files)].

Presenters will be invited to upload their slides on the conference room computer before the beginning of the sessions, in order to prevent time shifts in the schedule.

Posters

Papers listed in session 7 will be presented as posters and will be included in the conference Proceedings exactly as all other papers. These papers have the same publication value as all other papers.

Each poster this year will also have a spotlight presentation to introduce the topic of the poster to the audience immediately before the formal poster session. Each presenter will be given 3 minutes (max) to present his/her "elevator pitch" to all participants and attract their interest toward the poster. Note that the intention of the spotlights is to draw people's attention to the posters and are *not* meant to be mini-talks.

Every presenter should prepare a maximum of three PowerPoint slides to support the spotlight presentation, including a title page, a description of the context/problem addressed in the research, and a highlight of the main contributions.

Poster boards will be provided. Posters must not exceed 42 inches high by 60 inches wide. They will be attached to the board with pins (provided) on Sunday, 18 September 2011 by 12:30PM at the latest.

Travel/Venue

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Conference Location

ROSE 2011 will take place at École Polytechnique de Montréal in Pavillons Lassonde building, which is located in the city of Montréal. To access Pavillons Lassonde, please visit the website campus map.

Transportation

Montréal downtown area is located only 30 minutes from Montréal-Trudeau International Airport which serves the world's biggest airlines and receives direct flights from some 120 regular and seasonal destinations in Canada, the United States and abroad. An array of information and services is available upon arrival, including several options for making your way to the heart of the city. The airport website provides information on parking, car rental, limousine service, shuttle, trains, express buses to downtown and much more.

The best way to get to downtown Montréal is either by taxi or express bus line 747. A trip by taxi to downtown will cost you a flat rate of $40. A trip by express city bus line 747 to downtown will cost you $3. For more detailed information about transportation from Airport to town in Montréal, you can also visit Montreal seen.

The public transportations in Montreal are metro and bus. You can visit École Polytechnique de Montréal either by car, bus, or metro. The nearest Metro station to École Polytechnique de Montréal is station Université-de-Montréal. Visit the website of Société de transport de Montréal for information about public transportation. To access École Polytechnique by car, please visit the website HOW TO VISIT US.

Hotels

Downtown Montréal counts on a very large number of hotels a various categories that can be easily and fastly accessed by metro (orange or green lines). Even though ROSE 2011 organizing committee does not recommend any specific hotel, a non-exhaustive list of possible accomodations located in downtown Montréal or within walking distance of the conference location is provided here for participants convenience. Please inquire directly with the hotels for information and reservation:

  1. Hôtel Terrasse Royale (5225 Ch. Côte-des-Neiges)
  2. Hôtel St-Denis (1254 St-Denis)
  3. Hilton Montréal Bonaventure (900 de la Gauchetière West)
  4. Le Méridien Versailles (1808 Sherbrooke Street West)
  5. Le Centre Sheraton Montréal Hotel (1201 Boul. René-Lévesque West)
  6. Best Western Ville-Marie Hôtel et Suites (3407 Peel Street)
  7. Hotel Hilton Garden Inn (380 Sherbrooke Street West)
  8. Holiday Inn Express Hôtel & Suites Montréal Centre-Ville (155 Boul. René-Lévesque Est)

EPM - ROSE 2011 Conference Location
École Polytechnique de Montréal
2900 Boul. Édouard-Montpetit

HOTEL MAP


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Climate in Montréal

With predominantly wet, warm summers and cold, snowy winters, the climate of Montréal is varied and seasonal. In September, Montréal's legendary summer humidity generally tapers off by Labor Day, although the region is known to enjoy its fair share of mild, sunny Indian summers. The average September temperature is 15.7ºC / 60ºF. To be on the safe side, think layers. Also, it's a good idea to pack summer clothes as well as fall threads. For more details about Montreal September weather, you can also visit website montreal.about.com.

Restaurants close to École Polytechnique de Montréal

Chemin Côte-des-Neiges is located only 15 minutes walking distance from École Polytechnique de Montréal and offers a variety of restaurants, groceries, and a fruit market. Downtown Montréal, easily reached by metro, is also well known for its numerous excellent restaurants of all origins. Here is a list of some of the restaurants within walking distance of the conference location:

  1. Nickels Grill and Bar restaurant, 5252 Chemin Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal
  2. Café Van Houtte, coffee shop and french brunch, 5170 Chemin Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal
  3. Subway, sandwiches, 5809 Chemin Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal
  4. Mccarold Irish pub, 5400 Chemin Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal
  5. Pacini, Italian restaurent, 5520 Chemin de la Côte-Des-Neiges, Montréal
  6. Talay Thai Restaurant, Thai food, 5697 Chemin Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal
  7. Rôtisserie St-Hubert, grill and bar restaurent, 5235 Chemin Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal
  8. Pizzafiore Lacombe, Italian Pizza, 3518 Ave Lacombe, Montréal
  9. Resto-Bar La Maisonnée, 5385 Ave Gatineau, Montréal
  10. Akiko Sushi place, 5701 Chemin Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal
  11. Fiesta Restaurant, mexican/spanish food, 5179 Chemin Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal
  12. Arouch, sandwiches, 5216 Chemin Côte-Des-Neiges, Montréal
  13. Restaurant Le Camélia, vietnamese, 5024 Chemin Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal

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 or Distributed 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
* robot systems autonomy and energy management
* robotic sensors and systems for environmental monitoring
* intelligent sensing
* machine vision and image processing
* 3D sensing and modeling
* sensor fusion
* new sensor technologies
* distributed sensor networks
* energy harvesting

Special Issue

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Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement:

Authors of a paper published in the Proceedings of the 2011 edition of the IEEE International Symposium on Robotic and Sensors Environments (ROSE 2011) for which at least one author will have fully registered and presented the paper (oral or poster) at the symposium will automatically have the opportunity to submit a significantly extended version of their paper (both in terms of research results and methodology) to be considered for publication in a special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement.


All submitted extended papers will undergo the formal peer-review process of the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. Up to 10 accepted papers will be published in the special issue, while supplementary ones will be published in an upcoming regular issue of the Transactions.
Important Dates:
The submission period will run strictly from October 17, 2011 to October 31, 2011:

Submission site opens: October 17, 2011
Submission site closes: October 31, 2011

An early round of revisions is expected to be completed by January 2012, with final decisions being made by March 2012.

October 31, 2011 is a hard deadline. Only manuscripts submitted through Allentrack will be accepted. Please do not email manuscripts to the guest editors, as these cannnot be accepted given the requirements of the peer-review process.


Manuscript Preparation Guidelines:

  1. Authors are strongly encouraged to follow the preparation and formatting instructions that can be found here.
  2. At the time of submission, the authors must provide detailed information (in a separate file to be uploaded as part of the submission process) regarding how the paper is a technically and significantly extended version of the proceedings paper.
  3. The ROSE 2011 proceedings papers MUST be clearly referred to in the text and listed as one of the references in the special-issue paper.
  4. A PDF copy of the proceedings paper must be submitted at the time of special-issue submission, using the Allentrack web-based manuscript submission system.
  5. It is the responsibility of the author(s) to obtain permission to reuse and re-print materials from the proceedings paper and this permission must be obtained ahead of time from its publisher. An acknowledgement and permission statement required by the proceedings paper publisher must be properly incorporated in the Special Issue paper. The author(s) is(are) solely responsible for this and any other copyright permission-related requirements and issues. If the proceedings paper was copyrighted by the IEEE, this permission in not required.
  6. When uploading your manuscript click on “Special Issue Manuscript” in the “Manuscript Upload Instructions” page of the Allentrack System. Then, in page #1 of “Submit Manuscript” you must choose your specific Special Issue. Subsequently, in the same page and in the “Files to Upload” section you MUST upload two files; one containing a detailed explanation of how the paper is TECHNICALLY AND SIGNIFICANTLY extended beyond the scope of the proceedings paper and another which is a PDF copy of the Conference/Symposium Proceedings paper. To this end, you must put the number “2” in the small box in front of “Extension Beyond Proceedings & Copy of Proceedings (if any was published)” so that the system allows you to upload these two files. Consequently, these two files will be available to the reviewers. Failure to submit a detailed explanation of the TECHNICAL AND SIGNIFICANT extension and a PDF copy of the Proceedings paper will result in the immediate return of the manuscript to the author(s) as an unacceptable submission.

For further information:

Mrs. Cam Ingelin
Editorial Assistant
E-mail: c.ingelin@ieee.org

Registration

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Registration is now available!

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

  Till 15 August 2011
Advance Registration
After 15 August 2011
Late and On-Site Registration
IEEE Member 380 480
Non-Member 430 530
Student, IEEE Life-Member 230 280


To qualify for member rates, the membership number must be provided in the registration form. No exception.

To qualify for student rates, a copy of the student identification card or an equivalent declaration signed by the institution must be provided with the registration form. No exception.

Member and non-member conference registration fees include entrance to all sessions, one copy of the CD-ROM proceedings, coffee breaks, lunches, and banquet dinner.

Student and IEEE Life Member registration includes one copy of the CD-ROM proceedings, entrance to all sessions and coffee breaks.

The following additional items can be also purchased and must be paid in US dollars:

  Through 15 August 2011
Additional CD-ROM Conference Proceedings - Member (each copy) 50
Additional CD-ROM Conference Proceedings - Non-Member (each copy) 60
Additional Lunch Ticket (each) 30
Additional Banquet Ticket (each) 50

COVERING THE EXPENSES FOR PAPER PUBLICATION

Do not jeopardize the publication of your work in the Proceedings! An accepted paper will be published in the proceedings only if a full-fee registration payment for one of the authors is received and correctly processed by 15 August 2011 - no exceptions.

Only member or non-member fees are allowed to cover the publication of an accepted paper. 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., 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.

REFUND POLICY

Conference registration will not be refunded (in full or partially) if it is required to cover the publication expenses of an accepted paper - no exception, even in the case of denied VISA.

Lunch and banquet tickets that are included in the registration fees will not be refunded if not used.

REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION

Upon successful registration, a confirmation email will be sent to the registrant. If there is a problem with your registration, you will be contacted directly by the ROSE Conference Administrator. For further information concerning your registration, please, contact only the ROSE Conference Administrator. We would like to remind you that the other organizers have absolutely no information about your registration: therefore, we warmly recommend that you do not waste your time in contacting them.

Chris Dyer
ROSE 2011 Conference Administrator
email: cdyer@conferencecatalysts.com

Organizers

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General Chairs
Henrik Christensen, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Guillaume-Alexandre Bilodeau, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada

Technical Program Chairs
Christopher Pal, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
Pierre Payeur, University of Ottawa, Canada

Local Arrangements Chairs
Samira Ebrahim Kahou, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
Atousa Torabi, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada

Steering Committee
Mel Siegel, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Emil M. Petriu, University of Ottawa, Canada
Peter Wide, Orebro University, Sweden
Pierre Payeur, University of Ottawa, Canada

Conference Management
Chris Dyer, Conference Catalysts, LLC, USA

Technical Program Committee
Rami Abielmona, Larus Technologies Corp., Canada
Ridha Ben Mrad, University of Toronto, Canada
Pinhas Ben-Tzvi, The George Washington University, USA
Guillaume-Alexandre Bilodeau, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada
Gary Bone, MCMaster University, Canada
Markus Brandner, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Genci Capi, University of Toyama, Japan
Jongeun Cha, University of Ottawa, Canada
Alberto Chavez-Aragon, University of Ottawa, Canada
Henrik Christensen, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Ana-Maria Cretu, University of Ottawa, Canada
Vladimir Cretu, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Phillip Curtis, University of Ottawa, Canada
Parisa Darvish Zadeh Varcheie, Computer Research Institute of Montreal, Canada
Alex Doboli, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA
Christophe Doignon, University of Strasbourg, France
John Dolan, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Falko Dressler, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Abdulmotaleb El-Saddik, University of Ottawa, Canada
Anton Fuchs, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Langis Gagnon, Computer Research Institute of Montreal, Canada
Frans C.A. Groen, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Thomas Hurtut, Université de Paris Descartes, France
Fouad Khalil, University of Ottawa, Canada
Jochen Lang, University of Ottawa, Canada
David MacKinnon, National Research Council, Canada
Elena Messina, National Institute of Standards & Technology, USA
Mihai Micea, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Subhas Mukhopadhyay, Massey University, New Zealand
Martin Otis, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada
Christopher Pal, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada
Pierre Payeur, University of Ottawa, Canada
Emil Petriu, University of Ottawa, Canada
Jesus Urena, University of Alcala, Spain
Andrew Vardy, Memorial University, Canada

Events

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In order to encourage cross participation, ROSE 2011 will take place just before and in close proximity to the following events:

VECIMS 2011
IEEE International conference on Virtual Environments, Human-Computer Interfaces and Measurement Systems
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
September 19-21, 2011

CIMSA 2011
IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Measurement Systems and Applications
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
September 19-21, 2011

Montreal and Ottawa are well connected by train, buses and highways and the travel time is only 2 hours.

Call for Papers

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Download the Call for Paper (PDF)

The 9th edition of the IEEE International Symposium on RObotic and Sensors Environments will take place at École Polytechnique de Montréal, in Montréal, Québec, Canada, on 17-18 September 2011.

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.

Montreal is a multicultural and bilingual metropole and a major commercial, industrial and cultural hub, well known for its superb cuisine, vibrant nighlife, and festivals. Montréal is easily reached by land, water and air, with international Trudeau airport handling some 200 flights daily. Visitors will find this compact island-city great for walking, and can easily and safely explore its vibrant neighbourhoods on foot.

Papers are solicited on all aspects of Sensing Systems and Technologies for Robotics and Industrial Automation, Human-Robot Cooperation, Multimodal or Distributed 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
* robot systems autonomy and energy management
* robotic sensors and systems for environmental monitoring
* intelligent sensing
* machine vision and image processing
* 3D sensing and modeling
* sensor fusion
* new sensor technologies
* distributed sensor networks
* energy harvesting

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 2011 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 also be admissible 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.

Important Dates:

* June 1st, 2011: Paper submission deadline
* July 15, 2011: Notification of acceptance/rejection
* August 15, 2011: Submission of final camera-ready paper and registration
* October 31, 2011: Extended version for IEEE TIM Special Issue

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 15 August 2011. 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).

Welcome to ROSE 2011

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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 or distributed sensing, and perception technologies. These include, but are not limited to: sensor controlled systems, collaborative manufacturing, inspection and quality control, human and robot interaction, tele-operation, robot manipulation, mobile robotics, rescue robots, swarm robotics, and also on robot sensors and vision, environment monitoring, intelligent sensing, machine vision and image processing, 3D sensing and modeling, sensor fusion, new sensor technologies, and distributed sensor networks.

The 2011 edition of the IEEE International Symposium on RObotic and Sensors Environments is sponsored by the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society.

ROSE 2011 will take place at École Polytechnique de Montréal in Montréal, Québec, Canada, on 17-18 September 2011. Montreal is a multicultural and bilingual metropole and a major commercial, industrial and cultural hub, well known for its superb cuisine, vibrant nighlife, and festivals. Montréal is easily reached by land, water and air. Visitors will find this city very friendly, and can easily and safely explore its vibrant neighbourhoods on foot.

Important Dates:

* June 15, 2011: Paper submission deadline
* July 15, 2011: Notification of acceptance/rejection
* August 15, 2011: Submission of final camera-ready manuscript and registration
* October 31, 2011: Extended version for IEEE TIM Special Issue