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April 2006

May 2006

June 2006

July 2006

Call for Articles for Computer

Computer seeks articles for a special issue on advances in unmanned ground vehicles, to appear in December 2006. Guest editors are Guna Seetharaman from the US Air Force Institute of Technology, Arun Lakhotia from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and Erik Blasch from the US Air Force Research Laboratory Sensors Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

In 2003, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency challenged scientists, technologists, and innovators around the world to build fully autonomous unmanned ground vehicles that can conquer a 130-mile course through the rough on- and off-road terrain of the Mojave Desert. The field is developing so rapidly that although the best effort in 2004 traveled a mere 7.4 miles, five entries completed the entire course in 2005.

Building large, complex systems to stringent specifications under tight deadlines is a serious undertaking. The innovations and advances that followed the DARPA Grand Challenge can be compared to the strides made by extreme programming in software engineering. In both cases, teams with a wide range of academic, technical, and managerial expertise developed outstanding, innovative solutions to long-standing challenges.

Computer's special issue will be devoted to bringing together computer scientists, computer engineers, technology integrators, technology managers, and entrepreneurs to address fundamental issues in designing fully autonomous mobile robots and propose ways to apply them to improve the quality of human life.

Articles on all aspects of mobile robotics will be given due consideration. The issue will feature a historical review of the field as well as speculation on the future of mobile robotics. Computer encourages review articles on state-of-the-art analysis of experience in systems integration, technology development, and futuristic applications pertaining to autonomous mobile robots. Other topics of interest include recent developments in other computing disciplines that will have significant impact on how mobile robots will be deployed in urban settings.

The deadline for papers is 15 April 2006. Author guidelines and submission instructions are available at www.computer.org/portal/pages/computer/mc/author.html. Send inquiries to the guest editors at guna@ieee.org, arun@cacs.louisiana.edu, or Erik.Blasch@wpafb.af.mil.

Events in 2006

April

3 ....................WIRI 2006 3-7 ..................ICDE 2006 4-7 ..................RTAS 2006 6-7 .................WMCSA 2006 8 ........................STD3S 10-12 ................IPCC 2006 11-12 ...............SELSE 2006 13-14 ......................EDP 13-14 ................IWIA 2006 18-20 ................AINA 2006 18-21 ...............DDECS 2006 19-21 ............Cool Chips IX 19-21 ...............CSEET 2006 24-26 ................FCCM 2006 24-26 ...............ISORC 2006 24-28 ................SASW 2006 25-29 ...............IPDPS 2006 30 ...................IOST 2006 30 Apr.-4 May .........VTS 2006

May

8-11 .................ISEE 2006 9-12 ..................SPI 2006 10-12 .................MDM 2006 10-12 ................NATW 2006 16-19 ..............CCGrid 2006 17-20 ...............ISMVL 2006 20-28 ................ICSE 2006 21-25 .................ETS 2006 24-25 ................EBTW 2006 25-28 ................AQTR 2006

June

5-7 ................Policy 2006 5-7 ..................SUTC 2006 11-14 ................SWTW 2006 11-15 ................JCDL 2006 13-16 ................ICAC 2006 17-21 ................ISCA 2006 17-22 ................CVPR 2006 18-20 ...............DCOSS 2006 21-23 ...............IMSTW 2006 22-23 ................CBMS 2006 25-28 .................DSN 2006 26-29 ......CEC 2006 & EEE 2006 26-29 ................ICPS 2006 26-29 ................ISCC 2006 26-29 ..............WoWMoM 2006

Submission Instructions

The Call and Calendar section lists conferences, symposia, and workshops that the IEEE Computer Society sponsors or cooperates in presenting.

Visit www.computer.org/conferences for instructions on how to submit conference or call listings, as well as a more complete listing of upcoming computer-related conferences.

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