i-SAIRAS 2010

The 10th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence,
Robotics and Automation in Space

August 29 - September 1, 2010

Sapporo Convention Center, Sapporo, Japan

Welcome to i-SAIRAS 2010 in Sapporo

Message for All the Participants and Staffs!

The i-SAIRAS 2010 Organizing Committee would like to thank all the participants and staffs for making the i-SAIRAS 2010 a great success! We sincerely hope that you had a great time and experience in Sapporo.

The next i-SAIRAS is now under consideration and the candidate site is Italy in 2012. We look forward to seeing you again !

Note: We have found a few cases that a USB flash memory which is supposed to include proceedings does not have any data. We would like all the participants to make sure whether the USB flash memory has proceedings or not. If not, would you inform us, i-sairas"at"jaxa.jp (please change "at" into @)? We are sorry for the inconvenience.


2010/08/26   Update Final Program Page and Upload Final Program.
2010/08/19   Online Registration is Over (On-site Registarion is Available).
2010/08/02   Open Pages of Instructions for Oral and Poster Session.
2010/07/07   Open Program, Special Sessions and Social Events Pages.
2010/05/20   Upload LaTex Template and Style File.
2010/05/12   Update Registraion and Paper Submission Pages.
2010/05/12   Open Technical Tour Page.
2010/04/19   Update Registraion and Travel Information Pages.
2010/04/15   Notify Review Results.
2010/03/25   Extend Final Paper Submission Deadline till June 7, 2010.
2010/03/20   Extend Acceptance Notification Date to April 15, 2010.
2010/01/18   Extend Abstract Submission Deadline till January 31, 2010.
2009/11/01   Start Abstract Submission (Deadline: January 20, 2010).
2009/11/01   Ask for Special Sessions (Deadline: December 20, 2009).
2009/10/25   Post Call for Paper.
2009/08/25   Post First Announcement.
2009/05/22   Open a web site.

The International Symposium on Artificial Intelligent, Robotics and Automation in Space (i-SAIRAS 2010) is the 10th in this series of international symposia to be held in the year 2010 following the previous meetings held in Kobe (Japan 1990), Toulouse (France 1992), Pasadena (USA 1994), Tokyo (Japan 1997), Noordwijk (The Netherlands 1999), Montreal (Canada 2001), Nara (Japan 2003), Munich (Germany, 2005), and Los Angeles (USA, 2008). The meeting is devoted to the technology of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automation and Robotics (A&R) and its application in space. The symposium will take place in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan from August 30 to September 1, 2010. The main topics to be covered by the symposium are:

Artificial intelligence for space systems:

  • Spacecraft autonomy: Inboard software for mission planning and execution, resource management, fault protection, science data analysis, guidance, navigation and control, smart sensors, testing and validation, architectures;
  • Mission operations automation: Decision support tools (for mission planning and scheduling, anomaly detection and fault analysis), innovative operations concepts, data visualization, secure commanding and networking;
  • Design tools and optimization methods, electronic documentation;
  • Artificial intelligence methods (automated planning and scheduling, agents, model-based reasoning, machine learning and data mining).

Robotics and automation for space systems:

  • Application scenarios (e.g. space base assembly and servicing, external and internal payload tending,
  • satellite inspection and servicing, planetary and cometary exploration, ground processing), programmatic and utilization aspects;
  • Robotics technologies for A&R systems, support equipment, ground segments, mobility, manipulation, end effectors and tools, sensing and robot vision, control, robot-friendly payload design, walking and climbing robots, test and operations;
  • Technology for (non-robotic) space laboratory automation, payload control systems, data communications, imaging, user interfaces and telepresence/telescience.

Human-robotic systems and operations for exploration:

  • Human-robotic teaming concepts (task allocation, safety, transfer of control authority), crew autonomy vs. ground-based control vs. vehicle/system autonomy, human-computer interaction, state-based commanding, monitoring and control.