The 7th International Conference on
Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-7)

March 25-27, 2002
Marina del Rey, California, USA

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General Chair
Maria Gini
  Univ. of Minnesota, USA
Program Co-Chairs
Wei-Min Shen
  ISI/Univ. of So. Calif., USA
Carme Torras
  CSIC-UPC, Barcelona, Spain
Hideo Yuasa
  Univ. of Tokyo, Japan
Steering Committee Chair
Franz Groen
  Univ. of Amsterdam,
  The Netherlands
Steering Committee
Enrico Pagello
  Univ. of Padua, Italy
Ruediger Dillmann
  Univ. of Karlsruhe, Germany
Tamio Arai
  Univ. of Tokyo, Japan
Anthony Stentz
  Carnegie Mellon Univ., USA
Important Dates
Submission: extended to Oct 15, 2001
Acceptance: Nov 30, 2001
Camera-ready copy:
Dec 21, 2001
Marina del Rey
The goal of the 7th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-7) is to exchange and stimulate research ideas that make future robots and systems more intelligent and autonomous. This conference emphasizes that intelligence should and could be best illustrated by systems that can directly sense and act in their own environment without demanding detailed supervisions from humans. As more and more robots are entering our daily life, researchers in IAS are facing increasingly many challenges in how to construct, control, and interact with such systems. IAS-7 will build upon past successes and provide an exciting environment for researchers to present and discuss their novel theoretical results, implementations, and applications.

IAS-7 will be held in the beautiful city of Marina del Rey in California USA. Marina del Rey, overlooking the world's largest man-made yacht harbor, is one of the most desirable areas in the Los Angeles basin. The full diversity of the area's cultural and recreational activities are within easy reach. Average temperatures in March are between 10° and 20°.

We warmly welcome all representatives from industry, government, and academia to join us in Marina del Rey in March 2002!

Topics include but are not limited to:
Autonomous robots Biologically inspired systems
Robot vision Sensing and data fusion
Multi-agent systems Planning and control architectures
Distributed decision making Learning and adaptive systems
Cooperative multi-robots Robot societies
Human and robot skills Human-machine cooperation
Humanoids Service robotics
Healthcare and medical robots Robots in space and underwater

Paper Submission

Submit papers of not over 8 pages by October 15, 2001 electronically (follow instructions at or in four copies to your Regional Program Co-Chair:

Americas Europe/Africa Asia/Oceania
Wei-Min Shen
4676 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Carme Torras
Llorens i Artigues 4-6
tel: +34-93-401.57.90
Hideo Yuasa
Precision Eng., Univ. of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo 113-8656
tel: +81-3-5841-6447

Upon acceptance, authors will be requested to prepare a camera-ready copy. At least one full registration fee must accompany each final paper.

Sponsored by the Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS) Society

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