Call for International Session Proposal for RSJ2013

***Call for International Session Proposal ***
--The 31st Annual Conference of the Robotics Society of Japan--

The annual conference of the robotics society of Japan offers an international session that
gives English speakers an opportunity for their research presentations and discussions about
The official language of the international session is English and all participants of the
international sessions including presenters, chairpersons, and audiences are required to
use English.
Any fee is not charged for all participants including presenters in the international session.
Submitted paper will be included in a conference DVD and digest.
Note that the conference DVD and digest are not distributed to the non-paid participants.
Registration fee is charged for the conference DVD, the digest, and participation to every
session except these international sessions.

International session organizers are invited to submit two materials as follows,
(1) Summary (100 words or more) describing the topic and purpose of the session, and
(2) List of potential speakers and (tentative) paper titles (no less than four) in the session.

It is suggested that this organized session is invited-basis to make a session coherent and
high quality.
Titles of the accepted organized sessions are announced on the conference web site and
anyone can submit a paper to one of those sessions.
But it is left to the organizer's judgment whether or not such submitted papers are included
in their session.

The international session proposals should be sent no later than May 31, 2013 to
Yusuke Maeda ( and
Yasuhisa Hasegawa(

All proposals submitted will be subjected to a review process.

Organized Session Proposal Submission Deadline: May 24, 2013
Notification Due: May 31, 2013
Conference Paper Submission Due: July 5, 2013
Conference: September 4-6, 2013

The following sessions were organized in the past (visit

IS1: Robotics Research in the World
Organizer: Akihiro MATSUMOTO (Tokyo University),
Yasuhisa HASEGAWA (University of Tsukuba)

IS2: Research by Foreign Researchers in Japan
Organizer: Akihiro MATSUMOTO (Tokyo University),
Yasuhisa HASEGAWA (University of Tsukuba)

IS3: Women in Robotics
Organizer: Gentiane VENTURE (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT))

IS4: Humanoid
Organizer: Eiichi YOSHIDA (CNRS-AIST JRL, UMI3218/CRT)

IS5: Assistive Robotics
Organizer: Tomohiro SHIBATA (Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST))

Best regards,

Yasuhisa Hasegawa, Chair of International Committee, RSJ
Yusuke Maeda, Vice Chair of International Committee, RSJ

-- Yasuhisa Hasegawa, Dr.(Eng.) Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems University of Tsukuba E-mail: <>