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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

Final Paper Appearance


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 FULL IEEE Member or Non-Member registration fee by September 15, 2010. Student fees do not ensure publication of a paper - no exceptions. 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 Rachel Edmunds, ROSE 2010 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: rose10xx

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:

   1. upload the source file (containing your paper) for conversion
   2. receive by e-mail the IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF of your paper. Once you’ve received your PDF file, upload it to EDAS

4. Send the electronic version of the final manuscript, complete the presenter's biography form, and submit the copyright form through EDAS by September 15, 2010.

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

   2. Upload you paper.
       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.

   3. Fill in and sign the IEEE Copyright Transfer form.
      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 2010 Administrator by fax: +1 (785) 537 3437.
NO PAPER WILL BE PUBLISHED WITHOUT THE SUBMITTED COPYRIGHT FORM.

   4. Prepare the presenter's biography form.
       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 IEEE ROSE 2010 Conference Administrator:

Rachel Edmunds
Conference Catalysts, LLC
1-785-783-5520

Venue and Travel

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Conference Location

ROSE 2010 will be hosted by Arizona State University, Tempe Campus, in proximity to Phoenix, Arizona, on October 15-16, 2010.
The workshop will take place in the Brickyard complex (Room 210 on the 2nd floor), which is home to the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and is located in downtown Tempe, Arizona. This room can be accessed by elevator, escalator or stairs, and it is just east of the elevator on the 2nd floor. Please see below for address, map and driving directions.

Arizona State University, Tempe Campus
Brickyard Complex
699 S Mill Ave
Tempe, AZ, 85281

Reaching Tempe and Driving directions

Sky Harbor International Airport to Brickyard building (699 S. Mill Avenue, Tempe, Arizona)
1.    Take Sky Harbor Blvd. east.
2.    Merge onto AZ-153 S toward I-10/AZ-143.
3.    Turn LEFT onto E UNIVERSITY DR.
4.    Turn LEFT onto S MILL AVE.
5.    Turn right onto 7 th street (the Brickyard building is on the NE corner of Mill Avenue and 7 th St .) -- If you've taken a taxi, it can drop you off here. If you've taken your own car, see step 6.
6.    Turn left at the stop sign for Myrtle and proceed to underground parking. Take elevator up to Plaza.

Sky Harbor International Airport to Four Points by Sheraton (1333 South Rural Rd., Tempe, Arizona)
 
1.    Head east toward E Sky Harbor Blvd
2.    Take the 1st right onto E Sky Harbor Blvd
3.    Take the ramp to AZ-202 E
4.    Merge onto E Sky Harbor Blvd
5.    Merge onto AZ-202 Loop E via the ramp to Tempe/Mesa
6.    Take exit 7 toward Rural Rd
7.    Turn right at N Scottsdale Rd
8.    Continue onto S Rural Rd
9.    Destination will be on you left just past Apache Blvd.

Four Points by Sheraton (1333 South Rural Rd., Tempe, Arizona) to Brickyard building (699 S. Mill Avenue, Tempe, Arizona)
1.    Head north on S Rural Rd
2.    Turn left at E University Dr
3.    Turn right at S Mill Ave
4.    Turn right onto 7 th street (the Brickyard building is on the NE corner of Mill Avenue and 7 th St .) -- If you've taken a taxi, it can drop you off here. If you've taken your own car, see step 5.
5.    Turn left at the stop sign for Myrtle and proceed to underground pay parking. Take elevator up to Plaza.

Visiting Arizona

The Arizona Guide is a rich source of information about the region and provides detailed information about travel requirements, accomodation, transportation, maps, and places to visit while in the Phoenix area.

Transportation

Four Points Sheraton offers free shuttle service to and from the airport, as well as to any location around the university (as long as it is for official business with ASU, which fits our needs fine given that we are doing a conference). When traveling to the airport from the hotel, the shuttle runs every hour, and attendees need to contact the front desk well in advance. When traveling from the airport to the hotel, attendees need to call the airport when they land so they can be scheduled to be picked up.

Climate in Phoenix area

For Phoenix and the surrounding area, temperatures begin to cool down in October. Conference attendees will enjoy cool, comfortable weather with an average high of 88 degrees Fahrenheit. A light jacket is recommended for late night walks and outdoor social outings.

The city of Tempe also provides a free shuttle service to locations around ASU. Please see attached brochure for more information.

Hotels

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Recommended Hotel

A special room rate of $100/night will be provided at the Four Points by Sheraton Tempe. Reserve your room online.

About the Four Points by Sheraton Tempe

Welcome to the new Four Points by Sheraton Tempe, the ideal base for exploring everything the area has to offer. We're adjacent to the Arizona State University campus and just 10 minutes away from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. We're also minutes from Mill Avenue Shopping District, Tempe Marketplace and Tempe Diablo Stadium - spring training home of the Angels. We are also a short drive to Tempe Town Lake, Phoenix Zoo and ASU's Gammage Auditorium. Since our hotel is in close proximity to major freeways and the new Metro Light Rail transportation system, Scottsdale, The Phoenix Convention Center, U.S. Airways Arena and Chase Field - home to the Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix Suns, are within easy reach. If golf is what you're looking for, ASU Karsten Golf Course, Rolling Hills and many premier Scottsdale golf courses are minutes away.

Enjoy your stay in one of our new 190 guest rooms and suites. Each room is 100% smoke-free and designed with your comfort in mind. Rooms feature the Four Points by Sheraton Four Comfort Bed, a spacious work area, ergonomic desk chairs, and 32" flat panel LCD screen TVs. Plus, we've included all the free stuff that you really care about, including High Speed Internet Access, free airport shuttle, daily newspaper, and bottled water.

Satisfy your comfort food cravings at our new restaurant, lobby lounge, grab ‘n go bakery/deli, or simply dial room service. Or, sample one of the many beers offered with our Best Brews(SM),  featuring local craft beer brewed in Arizona. Plus, you can savor a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast every morning, with signature hot items available for purchase. What's not to love?

We look forward to welcoming you to the Four Points by Sheraton Tempe.

Conference History

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ROSE 2010
October 15-16, 2010 | Phoenix, Arizona

ROSE 2009
November 6-9, 2009 | Lecco, Italy

ROSE 2008
October 17-18, 2008 | Ottawa, Canada

ROSE 2007
October 12-13, 2007 | Ottawa, Canada

Registration

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Online registration now available!

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

 

Till September, 15 2010 
Advance Registration

After September, 15 2010
Late and On-Site Registration

IEEE Member

$350

$450

Non-Member

$400

$500

Student, IEEE Life-Member

$200

$250

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 September, 15 2010
Additional CD-ROM Conference Proceedings - Member (each copy) 30
Additional CD-ROM Conference Proceedings - Non-Member (each copy) 40
Additional Lunch Ticket (each) 35
Additional Banquet Ticket (each) 70

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 the full-fee registration payment for one of the authors is received and correctly processed by September, 15 2010 - 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. Additional lunch and banquet tickets will not be refunded after 15 August 2010.

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.

Rachel Edmunds
ROSE 2010 Conference Administrator

Paper 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 system operation
* collaborative manufacturing
* inspection and quality control
* human and robot interaction
* robot teach-in
* tele-operation
* robot manipulation
* mobile robots
* rescue robots
* swarm robotics
* robot sensors and vision
* environment monitoring
* intelligent sensing
* machine vision and image processing
* 3D sensing and modeling
* signal processing and sensor fusion
* new sensor technologies
* distributed sensor networks

Organizers

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General Chairs
Sethuraman Panchanathan, Arizona State University, USA
Mel Siegel, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Technical Program Chairs
Pierre Payeur, University of Ottawa, Canada
Peter Wide, Orebro University, Sweden

Local Arrangements Chair
Troy L. McDaniel, Arizona State University, USA
Sreekar Krishna, Arizona State University,USA

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
Markus Brandner, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Genci Capi, University of Toyama, Japan
Ana-Maria Cretu, University of Ottawa, Canada
Vladimir Cretu, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Phillip Curtis, University of Ottawa, Canada
Alex Doboli, Suny Stony Brook University, USA
Christophe Doignon, Louis Pasteur University, France
John Dolan, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Abdulmotaleb El-Saddik, University of Ottawa, Canada
Anton Fuchs, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Langis Gagnon, Computer Research Institute of Montreal, Canada
Fouad Khalil, University of Ottawa, Canada
Jochen Lang, University of Ottawa, Canada
Peter Liu, Carleton University, 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
Emil Petriu, University of Ottawa, Canada
Radu-Emil Precup, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Jesus Urena, University of Alcala, Spain

Welcome

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Important: Regarding travel for those coming from out of the country to Arizona, conference attendees must carry on them--at all times--passport and visa documents. If only a passport is required for your travel to Arizona, then you only need to carry your passport with youat all times. However, if you are required to have both a passport and visa, then you must carry both with you at all times. These requirements are necessary given new laws in Arizona that were recently passed.


The focus of the ROSE conference series is on sensing and perception modalities, 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 operation, 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, signal processing and sensor fusion, new sensor technologies, and distributed sensor networks.

The 2010 edition of the IEEE International Workshop on RObotic and Sensors Environments is sponsored by the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society.

ROSE 2010 will take place at the Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona,USA, on 15-16 October 2010. Phoenix is the capital and largest city of the state of Arizona. The metropolitan area of Phoenix is known as the Valley of the Sun and is among the warmest major cities in the United States. The region is surrounded by scenic mountains, lakes and desert areas where exciting outdoor activities can be practiced.

Registration

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Online Registration is now open! The registration fees are as follows and must be paid in US dollars.