Background and Purpose of the International Sessions
The 33rd annual conference of the Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ) will be held at Tokyo Denki University. The conference including more than seven hundred academic or technical presentations from various areas of robotics has many participants from industries, research institutions, and universities. This RSJ annual conference accepts English presentation as well as Japanese presentation. Majority of the conference participants are Japanese and presentations and discussions are mostly in Japanese. For researchers whose native language is not Japanese to attend the conference and present their work, the RSJ will organize two international sessions in this annual conference. The official language of the international sessions is English and all participants of these international sessions including presenters, chairpersons, and audiences are required to use English. Conference registration fee is charged to the participants in the international sessions this year (the amount depends on your status, such as RSJ member, non-member, or student). In contrast to other regular/organized sessions, RSJ membership is not required for presenters in the international sessions. Moreover, short papers of a minimum of one page are welcome. Other than the relaxed requirements for the membership and the paper length, the international sessions will be treated in the same way as other regular/organized sessions, namely, papers will be included in the conference DVD and the conference digest.
Call for Papers
International Sessions, the 33rd Annual Conference of the Robotics
Society of Japan
Date: September 3rd - 5th, 2015
Venue: Tokyo Denki University, Tokyo
Deadline for paper submission: June 26th, 2015
Authors are requested to follow the normal submission procedure and upload their papers electronically in PDF format through the conference website. The detailed procedure for submitting a paper is shown below. If you are not a member of RSJ, please use temporary RSJ ID 70707 for paper submission. The fee for one paper submission is included in the conference registration fee. For more submissions, extra submission fee (JPY5000/paper) is required.
Session: Robot Design and Control (tentative)
E-mailShinichi Hirai (Ritsumeikan Univ.)
with ＠ in the above E-mail address.)
This session focuses on robot design and control with their related research in general. This session convers robot design, robot hardware development, robot sensors, robot actuators, robot control, robot systems, and robotic automation. We welcome researchers in oversea institutes, foreign researchers in Japan, and anyone who wants to present and discuss his/her activities in English. The international sessions accept speakers without RSJ membership.
Session: Robot Vision and Software (tentative)
E-mailShinichi Hirai (Ritsumeikan Univ.)
with ＠ in the above E-mail address.)
This session focuses on robot vision and software with their related research in general. This session covers vision sensors, depth sensors, computer vision, sensor signal processing, software architecture, robot networks, probabilistic algorithms, SLAM, and path/motion planning. We welcome researchers in oversea institutes, foreign researchers in Japan, and anyone who wants to present and discuss his/her activities in English. The international sessions accept speakers without RSJ membership.
Deadline for paper submission
June 26th, 2015
1. Writing manuscripts
Manuscripts for the International Sessions must be in English, and
up to 4 pages of A4 size.
Please download and use the following Latex or Microsoft Word
For formatting your page, set the top and side margins to 20mm and
the bottom margin to 27mm. This gives a space of 250mm * 170mm for
Use two columns in all pages except for the title and the author
Please use 10pt font for the main text. Followings are the
guidelines for the structure of a paper written in English.
Title: 12pt, Roman, boldface type
Author names and affiliations: 12pt, Roman (put an asterisk * on the presenter)
Main text: 10pt
In the main text, each reference citation should be enclosed in brackets, and all references should be listed together at the end of the manuscript.
Their formats are based on those of the Journal of the Robotics
Society of Japan.
[number] author names: “paper title”, title of the journal, volume, issue, pp.xxx-xxx, year.
[number] author names: title of the book, publisher,
2. Creating a PDF file
The submitted PDF file will be included “as is” in the conference DVD-ROM. In order to minimize the efforts to revise and reformat by the conference organizer, please double-check printing qualities, security settings, and formats of your manuscripts before submission. Contact us if you have any inquiry before submitting your paper.
When creating a PDF file, the following guidelines must be followed:
The file size should be less than 3M Byte.
Don't over-degrade the printing quality when reducing the file size.
Since submitted files will be edited later by the conference organizer to include some information, such as header and footer, don't activate any security options of your PDF file.
2.1 Quality and security settings of the PDF file
If you use Adobe PDFMaker or Distiller to create a PDF file, follow
the following instructions. Even though you use other tools, please
apply the following settings to create a PDF file properly.
[Case I. Creating a PDF file using PDFMaker from MS Word]
Select [Preferences] in the “Create Adobe PDF” section from [Acrobat] of MS Word's top menu.
In the “Settings” tab, select either “Standard” or “High Quality Print” option in the “Conversion Settings” pull-down box.
In the “Security” tab, deselect all options for password and permissions.
[Case II. Creating a PDF file using Distiller]
Select either “Standard” or “High Quality Print” option in the “Default Settings” pull-down box.
Deselect all options for password and permissions in the [Settings]-[Security] menu.
2.2 How to check the created PDF file
Before submitting your paper, the authors are encouraged to check the
created PDF file using Adobe Reader (or Acrobat Reader) in the following
Select [Select Tool] in the [Tools]-[Select & Zoom] menu.
Select some parts of text and check whether the selected part can be copied as text. If it is not possible, the file might be converted with the option of “to images”. Change the option to “to PDF” and try again.
Select [Properties] from [File] menu.
Check whether the “Security Method” in the [Document Properties]-[Security] tab is set to “No Security”.
Print the file and check whether the quality of the document is
good enough for publication. And confirm that the top and side
margins are 20mm and the bottom margin is 27mm,
[Notes for special characters]
Please do not use Roman numerals and/or any special characters.
Please spell-out any Greek characters.
3. Creating conference digest materials
Besides conference DVD containing papers in PDF format, we will make
conference digest booklet. An example of the digest is
The following materials should be prepared:
Abstract of your paper within 440 characters (about 70 words).
An explanatory figure/image of your abstract. (The file size should
be less than 500K Byte. An example of the figure is
Please follow the following guidelines:
The abstract will be printed at the left side of the explanatory figure as shown in the sample.
It is strongly recommended to write your abstract as plain text. Copying and pasting letters directly from word processing softwares may cause errors at the online submission process.
Maintain the aspect ratio of the image to be 4:3 (horizontal:vertical). If letters are included in the figure, the font size should be greater than 10pt.
GIF and JPEG formats will be accepted. Save the image with grey-scale option (the conference digest will be printed in B/W).
Since three abstracts are supposed to be printed in each page of the conference digest, keep in mind that the size of the image might be small (about 67mm*50mm) and the printed quality might be limited (300 dpi).
The size of the image might be adjusted according to the size of