The 19th Robotics Symposia will be held at Arima-Onsen in Japan.  All papers presented at The 19th Robotics Symposia will be recommended for consideration of publication in this special issue.

The aim of the symposia is to spark vibrant high level discussions with the researchers in various fields related to robotics. Therefore, all papers submitted to the 19th robotics symposia undergo a peer-review process though it is a domestic conference. A manuscript will be reviewed by at least two reviewers, who will give detailed comments. Further, this symposia will be composed of several tracks, and all oral presentations will be given adequate time for discussion.

It is necessary to substantially improve all submitted papers based on the comments and the questions received during the discussion session in the symposia. It is also necessary to meet the publication requirements of the SICE Journal of Control, Measurement, and System Integration. All aspects of System integration, Robotics and Mechatronics are welcome, including – but not limited to – the following topics:
Mechatronic Systems; Robotic and Automation Systems; Human Interfaces; Virtual Reality Systems; Entertainment Systems; Medical and Welfare Systems; Safety, Environment and Eco-Systems; Agricultural and Bio-Systems; Rescue Systems; Simulation of Large Systems; Network System Integration.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline June 15, 2014
Paper acceptance notification September 15, 2014
Journal Publication May, 2015

Guest Editors:
Taro Nakamura
 (Chuo University, Japan,
Masayoshi Wada
(Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan,
Online Submission:
Here, in the case of submitting to Japanese version, the paper must be submitted to Transactions of the SICE (Japanese Version).