[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] EXTENDED DEADLINE - CFP Technical Track on Robotics and AI @ AFRICON 2017 (Sep 18 - 20, Cape Town, RSA)

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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] EXTENDED DEADLINE - CFP Technical Track on Robotics and AI @ AFRICON 2017 (Sep 18 - 20, Cape Town, RSA)

Alexander Ferrein
Final Call for Papers for the IEEE AFRICON 2017 Technical Track on
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

General Information

IEEE AFRICON is the premier biennial event of the IEEE in Africa. This
flagship conference provides a platform for academics and industry
professionals to share ideas and present their latest research.
Co-sponsored by the IEEE Region 8 and the IEEE South Africa Section,
AFRICON 2017 will be hosted in the beautiful Cape Town from 18 – 20
September 2017. We are happy to advertise the Technical Track on
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.  With this special track, we
intend to bring together the African Robotics and AI community and
discuss the various aspects of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in
the African context.
Both cutting-edge fields may become drivers for Africa industry and have
a great potential for education and the development of human resources.
With this special session, besides sharing actual research results, we
are interested in building a vibrant and sustainable research community
by connecting people who are active in both fields.
Further, the focus of this special session is on Robotics and AI in
education. We are interested in robotics and AI initiatives in Africa
and want to invite interested researcher from Africa and all over the
world to contribute to this aspect.

In particular, we intend to address the following, but not limited to:
* Current research results from African researchers in the fields.
* Robotics and AI in education that could make an impact for Africa.
* Robotics competitions relevant in the African context (e.g. RoboCup
Junior or IEEE Robocomp).
* The role of open source in development of Robotics and AI in Africa.
* The role of Robotics and AI for the economic development in the
context of 21st century production and manufacturing in Africa
(automation, mining industries, etc.)
* Successful robotics and AI co-operation projects between African
institutions and institutions in the rest of the world

A Developing Countries Robotics Forum is being pursued as a workshop
that will be held at the conference.

Important Dates

* Paper submission: 17 April, 2017


* Notification of Acceptance: 30 June 2017
* Camera-ready copy due: 15 July 2017
* Technical Session: 18 - 20 September 2017

Submission Details

Prospective authors are invited to electronically submit full papers of
their work in English (6 pages, ~4500 words, in pdf format), following
the instructions available on the web site. Accepted papers will be
published in an IEEE proceedings volume that will be indexed by EI and
IEEE Xplore, and will be available at the time of the conference. For
further information visit main conference website at:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__africon2017.org&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=V6DjS0ITK1clz2A06rVOF0e0rjq0FaFCSPZXfk0BZw0&s=mR8s8hZDdl0WvBRImunWPw58aUAkaD2fgxqLgfi8EXU&e= .

Track Chairs

* Alexander Ferrein, FH Aachen, Germany
* Theo van Niekerk, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
* Riaan Stopforth, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Developing Countries Robotics Forum

* Ayorkor Korsah, Ashesi University Foundation

Prof. Dr. Alexander Ferrein
Mobile Autonomous Systems & Cognitive Robotics Institute
Robotics and Foundations of Computer Science

FH Aachen - University of Applied Sciences
Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Eupener Strasse 70 | 52066 Aachen | Germany
T: +49 241 6009 51904   | F: +49 241 6009 52190
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