[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] reminder ---- ACTUATOR 2018 ---- Haptics/TactileDesigns/Theory/Control/Applications --- Abstracts due 30 Nov --- Actuatorconference 2018, Bremen, 25-27 June 2018.

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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] reminder ---- ACTUATOR 2018 ---- Haptics/TactileDesigns/Theory/Control/Applications --- Abstracts due 30 Nov --- Actuatorconference 2018, Bremen, 25-27 June 2018.

Emmanuel Vander Poorten-2
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gentle reminder: Haptics / Tactile session in Actuator Conference
Abstracts due 30 Nov --- Actuator conference 2018, Bremen, 25-27 June 2018.  
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Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to submit an abstract to ACTUATOR 2018, the 16th Int. Conf. on New Actuators and the 10th International Exhibition on Smart Actuators and Drive Systems.
Please find more info below and on https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.actuator.de&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=4iS5myuwplc81pXMo43SvZe3HGwTURDsbiZ4p3Coo5w&s=-wiARmA8pER8dnXsROPOBw5_w3sOyjVzd-KOBinDwGU&e= The conference will take place from 25-27 June, in the Bremen Congress Center, Bremen, Germany

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The manuscripts will be included in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library from this year onwards ! The digital version of the conference proceedings will be published by VDE Verlag GmbH (VDE Publishing House).

ACTUATOR is a major biennial event bringing together leading experts, suppliers and users in the field of new actuators and low-power electromagnetic drives from all over the world.

For the fourth time, ACTUATOR will dedicate a special session on "Haptics and Tactile Applications".

CONTRIBUTIONS
Prospective authors should submit an abstract on Haptics or Tactile Applications, or any of the topics listed below, of 400 to 600 words in English, clearly describing the suggested content. They must quote the caption, the name(s) of author(s) and institution(s). The name of the author appointed for presentation should be underlined and the preferred kind of presentation (oral or poster) should be specified on the abstract. Additionally, we would like to publish a short abstract (10 lines/500 characters) of each contribution on the event homepage. Both abstracts need to be received by the organiser by uploading the files to https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__actuator.de_openconf2018_openconf.php&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=4iS5myuwplc81pXMo43SvZe3HGwTURDsbiZ4p3Coo5w&s=Ln4yQTSvVDmtVkTJAVbYntVQx0AB376JDk1vhws-yvQ&e= not later than 30 November 2017. All abstracts will be forwarded for review to the members of the committee, who will then decide on the acceptance as well as on final assignment to topics and sessions.

Authors appointed for presentation will be informed by 31 January 2018 as to whether their paper has been accepted for oral presentation or poster session. They will receive detailed instructions on suitable data formats and the layout of text and pictures for the final version of their manuscript. The final manuscripts have to be uploaded to the event homepage by 31 March 2018.

Exhibitors and other parties interested in contributing to the Exhibition Forum are asked to send a short English abstract of about 200 words by 31 March 2018 marked with the keyword "Exhibition Forum". These contributions should be related to the exhibition topics and will not be Published in the conference proceedings. Non-exhibitors will be charged a separate fee of EUR 150 (plus VAT).

IMPORTANT DATES
. 30 November 2017        Deadline for abstracts
. 31 January 2018             Information of authors about evaluation results
. 31 March 2018               Deadline for manuscript files
. 31 March 2018               Deadline for contributions to Exhibition Forum

CONFERENCE VENUE
The conference will be held in the Bremen Congress Center https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.messe-2Dbremen.de_eng_welcome.html&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=4iS5myuwplc81pXMo43SvZe3HGwTURDsbiZ4p3Coo5w&s=0qLUKkn8U0FOWFRMEAucpEzlYqlxephKfXkP11MeRK8&e=
just a three minutes' walk away from the main station.

PREREGISTRATION
Interested parties are kindly asked to fill in the Preregistration form https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.actuator.de_contact&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=4iS5myuwplc81pXMo43SvZe3HGwTURDsbiZ4p3Coo5w&s=Gwl4B_DjQwINHDQPun21g25Vl7eSWDGMg9KydEFkA3o&e= to order the Programme Brochure. Online-Registration will be open from early February 2018.

CONFERENCE FOCUS

Technological Topics
. Actuators based on ER / MR fluids . Low-power electromagnetic actuators . Magnetostrictive/magnetic shape memory actuators . Micro actuators . Piezoelectric actuators . Polymer actuators . Shape memory actuators . Emerging actuation principles

Application-oriented Topics
Active vibration / active noise control . Actuator control . Adaptronics . Aerospace applications . Automation / micro robotics / robotics . Automotive applications . Haptic / tactile applications . Medical / biomedical applications . Micro fluidics . Micro / nano manipulation . Micro / nano positioning . Piezomotors . Pneumatics


CONTACT

All details are available on the conference website https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.actuator.de&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=4iS5myuwplc81pXMo43SvZe3HGwTURDsbiZ4p3Coo5w&s=-wiARmA8pER8dnXsROPOBw5_w3sOyjVzd-KOBinDwGU&e=
For general information, please contact the Organization Committee, for questions related to the Haptics and Tactile Applications contact
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Assist. Prof. E.B. Vander Poorten, Surgical Robotics, Haptic Interfacing, Teleoperation & Training
Dept. of mechanical engineering, division PMA, Celestijnenlaan 300B, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium
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tel: +32/(0)16.32.25.28  




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