The focus of the ROSE conference series is on sensing and perception modalities, as well as their impact on autonomous robotics and on 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 control systems operation, collaborative manufacturing, automated failure handling, inspection and quality control, human and robot safety, robot teach-in, tele-operation, robot manipulation, stationary and mobile robots, emergent applications such as rescue robots, swarm robotics and mems, and also on robot sensors and vision, active environment perception, intelligent sensing, machine vision and image processing, 3D sensing and modeling, signal processing and sensor fusion, new sensor technologies, and distributed sensor networks.

The 2008 edition of the IEEE International Workshop on RObotic and Sensors Environments is sponsored by the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society and the following technical committees:
  • TC-15 Virtual Systems in Measurements
  • TC-22 Intelligent Measurements Systems
  • TC-27 Human-Computer Interface and Interaction
  • TC-28 Instrumentation for Robotics and Automation
  • TC-30 Security and Contraband Detection
  • the Ottawa Chapter of the IEEE I&M Society

ROSE 2008 will take place at the University of Ottawa which is located in the heart of Canada's national capital city, just along the famous Rideau Canal, a UNESCO's world heritage site, and within walking distance of several sites of interest including the Parliament Hill, the National Art Gallery and the Byward market. The workshop held in mid-October will also coincide with Gatineau Park Fall Rhapsody, a celebration of canadian scenic colours of Fall.

Important Dates:
  • July 14, 2008 (extended deadline): Submission of extended abstracts (3-4 pages) or draft papers
  • August 29, 2008: Notification of acceptance/rejection
  • September 12, 2008: Submission of final camera-ready manuscript
  • September 12, 2008: Registration

ROSE 2008 will be collocated with HAVE 2008
7th IEEE International Workshop on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and their Applications