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IMA Conference on Mathematics of Robotics

Date: 9 – 11 September 2015

Location: St Anne’s College, University of Oxford

Call for Papers

The IMA Conference on the Mathematics of Robotics aims to bring together researchers working on all areas of robotics which have a significant Mathematical content. The idea is to highlight the Mathematical depth and sophistication of techniques applicable to Robotics and to foster cooperation between researchers working in different areas of Robotics. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

Topology. Kinematics. Algebraic topology of configuration spaces of robot mechanisms. Topological aspects of path planning and sensor networks. Differential topology and singularity theory of robot mechanism and moduli spaces.
Algebraic Geometry. Varieties generated by linkages and constraints. Geometry of stiffness and inertia matrices. Rigid-body motions. Computational approaches to algebraic geometry.
Dynamical Systems and Control. Dynamics of robots and mechanisms. Simulation of multi-body systems, e.g. swarm robots. Geometric control of robots. Optimal control and other optimisation problems.
Combinatorial and Stochastic Methods. Rigidity of structures. Path planning algorithms. Modular robots.
Statistics. Stochastic control. Localisation. Navigation with uncertainty. Statistical learning theory.
Cognitive Robotics. Mathematical aspects of Artificial Intelligence, Developmental Robotics and other Neuroscience based approaches.

Invited Speakers:

Professor Roger Brockett, Harvard University
Professor Gregory Chirikjian, Johns Hopkins University
Dr Josef Schicho, University Linz

Instructions to authors:

Researchers are invited to submit original technical contributions in the form of full papers of at most 8 pages. All contributions will be peer reviewed and acceptance will be based on the results of the review process.

Papers should be submitted by 15 March 2015 to conferences@ima.org.uk.

Please refer to the paper guidelines, which can be downloaded from: http://ima.org.uk/_db/_downloads/Content.rar.

Conference Proceedings

A selection of papers from the conference will be published in a special edition Journal, to be confirmed. All other contributions will be made available at the conference and via the IMA conference webpage.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 15 March 2015
Notification of acceptance: 1 June 2015
Final version due: 1 August 2015
Conference Dates: 9 – 11 September 2015

Organising Committee

W. Holderbaum, University of Reading (Chair)
V. M. Becerra, University of Reading
J. Biggs, University of Strathclyde
S. Cameron, University of Oxford
W. S. Harwin, University of Reading
J. M. Selig, London South Bank University

Programme Committee

Ciprian S. Borcea (Rider University)
Professor Dong Eui Chang (University of Waterloo)
Peter Donelan (Victoria University of Wellington)
Michael Farber (Queen Mary, University of London)
Robert Ghrist (University of Pennsylvania)
Dawei Gu (University of Leicester)
Simon Guest (University of Cambridge)
Manfred Husty (University of Innsbruck)
Alberto Isidori (University of Rome La Sapienza)
Marin Kobilarov (John Hopkins University)
Professor Nick Koussoulas (University of Patras)
Taeyoung Lee (George Washington University)
J. Michael McCarthy (UC Irvine)
Claudiu Cristian Remsing (Rhodes University)
Hans-Peter Schröcker (University of Innsbruck)
Stephano Stramigiolli (Twente)
Ileana Streinu (UMass Amherst)
Krzysztof Tchon (Wroclaw University of Technology)
Jeremy Wyatt (University of Birmingham)

Further information

For technical queries please contact Dr. W. Holderbaum
(w.holderbaum@reading.ac.uk)

For general conference queries, or to register your interest, please contact Lizzi Lake, Conference Officer
E-mail: conferences@ima.org.uk              Tel: +44 (0) 1702 354 020
Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Catherine Richards House, 16 Nelson Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EF, UK.