Special sessions are very small and specialized events to be held during the
conference as a set of oral and poster presentations that are highly specialized in some particular theme or consisting of the works of some
particular international project.
The goal of special sessions (minimum 4 papers; maximum 9) is to provide a focused discussion on innovative topics.
Each prospective organizer is invited to submit a proposal explaining the targeted topic's novelty/importance and listing the contributing authors and their contributions.
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SPECIAL SESSIONS LIST
IVC&ITS 2013, Special Session on Intelligent Vehicle Controls & Intelligent Transportation Systems
Chair(s): Oleg Gusikhin
MSIE 2013, Special Session on Manufacturing Simulation and Industrial Engineering (Cancelled)
ABM 2013, Special Session on Agent-based Models and Simulation (Cancelled)
DePCom 2013, Special Session on Developments and Progress of Robotic Competitions (Cancelled)
Special Session on Intelligent Vehicle Controls & Intelligent Transportation Systems -
May 27, 2013 (expired)
June 10, 2013 (expired)
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June 17, 2013
The subject of Intelligent Vehicle Controls & Intelligent Transportation Systems covers a broad interdisciplinary area of the research and development toward next generation mobility solutions. The topics of interest range from computational intelligence methods in vehicle safety applications and autonomous vehicles technologies to new business models based on advancements of transportation information support infrastructure.
The goal of the special session is to bring together representatives from academia, industry and government agencies to exchange ideas on state of the art intelligent vehicle controls and intelligent transportation systems.
Special Session on Manufacturing Simulation and Industrial Engineering -
* CANCELLED *
Industrial engineering is a branch of engineering dealing with the optimization of complex processes or systems, well related to business-oriented disciplines such as Operations Management. Industrial engineers use computer simulation (especially discrete event simulation), along with extensive mathematical tools and modeling and computational methods for system analysis, evaluation, and optimization. Industrial simulation can help to identify inefficiencies and examine how these may be addressed. With the integration of artificial intelligence, agents and other modeling techniques, simulation has become an effective and appropriate decision support tool in industry. The MSIE special session focuses on simulation applications for the factory of the future (e.g. transformable factories, networked factories, learning factories, digital factories) in application areas such as Automotive Industries, Aerospace, CAD/CAM/CAE, Defense Electronics, Simulation in Industrial Design, Industrial and Process Simulation, Supply Chain, Power Plants, etc.
The MSIE special session invites quality papers describing original work including research ideas, case-studies and new findings on methodological and technological aspects related to Manufacturing Simulation and Industrial Engineering, in particular papers describing methods, techniques, recent advances, applications and tools.
Special Session on Agent-based Models and Simulation -
* CANCELLED *
Agent Based Modeling and Simulation (ABM) is a computationally demanding technique having its origins in discrete event simulation, genetic algorithms and cellular automata. It is a powerful technique for simulating dynamic complex systems and observing “emergent” behavior. Common uses of ABMs include applications in social simulation and optimization problems, such as crowd behavior, urban simulation, traffic flow and supply chains.
Recently there is increasing interest in Social Networks and Agent Based Simulation. This approach has been successfully applied to the study of organizational behavior, formation of strategic alliances between firms, diffusion of information, and virtual enterprises. Simulation enables tackling the complexity of social relationships and all the patterns of activity that emerge from agents interaction.
Special Session on Developments and Progress of Robotic Competitions -
* CANCELLED *
It is always a challenging task to compare approaches and methods in the field of (outdoor) robotics. In most cases results are reported only for a specific robotic system, problems are often solved in a specially defined environment, making the results difficult to evaluate. As one possible solution, robotic competitions have become a common method of assessing the performance of robotic techniques. They provide a context in which participants can evaluate their techniques under equivalent conditions. In particular, outdoor robotic contests with realistic scenarios add important elements to the evaluation of robotic systems, compared to artificially designed indoor competitions or standard laboratory tests. However, performance evaluation schemes must be carefully developed to avoid purely domain-specific tests. Thereby, the scheme still has to deliver an unbiased, consistent and objective assessment of a team’s performance. In addition, it is important to maximize the understanding and outcomes not only for researchers and technologists, but also for potential users. This session is aimed, especially, at professionally organized outdoor ground robot contests and should present lessons learned from large events like the DARPA Grand Challenges, the Australian MAGIC or the European ELROB trials. Relevant topics may include substantial technical and scientific outcomes of such competitions, benchmarking and evaluation issues, educational aspects, and future developments and improvements.