ROMA 2014


15th-16th December 2014, Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Welcome to 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Robotics and Manufacturing Automation (ROMA2014). IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Malaysia Chapter, Malaysia organizes the event ROMA2014. This event is intended to provide technical forum and discussion related to Robotics and Manufacturing Automation. The symposium is aimed to bring together researchers, academicians, scientists, students, engineers and practitioners to participate and present their latest findings, ideas, developments and applications related to the various aspects of Robotics and Manufacturing Automation. ROMA2014 will feature interactive Technical Sessions, Special Sessions, Invited Sessions, Competition and Exhibition. The Invited Session includes keynote addresses by eminent scientists as well as presentation by delegates from industries. Papers inROMA2014 proceedings will be archived in IEEE Xplore. Extended version of selected best papers will be considered for publication in selected journals (journals list will be announced soon).
Name Post E-mail
Hanafiah Yussof, UiTM, Malaysia.
General Chair
Irraivan Elamvazuthi UTP, Malaysia.
Irraivan Elamvazuthi UTP, Malaysia.
Finance Chair
Veera Ragavan, Monash University, Malaysia.
Yogeswaran, UTAR, Malaysia.
Alpha Agape, Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia.
Darwin Gouwanda, Monash University, Malaysia.
Program & Publication Chairs
M.K.A Ahamed Khan, UNISEL, Malaysia.
Tan Chee Pin, Monash University Malaysia.
Rini Akmeliawati, IIUM, Malaysia.
Amudha Kadhirvelu
Asan Gani Abdul Muthalif
Technical Chairs
Raisuddin Khan, IIUM, Malaysia.
Ahmad Khan, UniSel, Malaysia.
Ng Oon Eee, UTAR, Malaysia.
Promotion & Exhibition Chairs
Hanafiah Yussof, UiTM, Malaysia Malaysia.
Ishkandar Baharin, UniKL, Malaysia.
S.Veeraragavan, Monash University Malaysia.
S. Madhaven, Monash University Malaysia.
Local Organizing Chair
Abdul Rahman Omar, UiTM, Malaysia.
Ahmed Jaffar, UiTM, Malaysia.
Serge N. Demidenko, RMIT, Vietnam.
Muhammad Azmi Ayub, UiTM, Malaysia.
Bijan Shirinzadeh, Monash University, Australia.
C.Muthamizhchelvan, SRM University, India.
G. Sen Gupta, Massey University, New Zealand.
M.Gopal, SRM University, India.
Emilia I. Barakova, Technical Univ. of Eindhoven, Netherland.
Irini Giannopulu, UPMC, France.
Ryad Chellali, IIT Genova, Italy.
A.Rajadurai, Anna University, India.
Chao Chen, Monash University, Australia.
Shamsudin H.M.Amin, UTM, Malaysia.
JongSuk Choi, KIST, South Korea.
Aidel Ali Al-Jumaily, Tech. UNiv. of Sydney, Australia.
A.Jothilingan, MIT, Anna University, India.
Jeong-Su Lee, Korea National Rehabilitation Research Institute, South Korea.
Won-Kyung Song, Korea National Rehabilitation Research Institute, South Korea.
Masahiro Ohka, Nagoya Univ. Japan.
Genci Capi , Univ. of Toyama, Japan.
Yong-Tae Do, Daegu Univ. South Korea.
V.Ganapathy, SRM University, India.
Soumitro Banerjee, IISER,Kolkata, India.
Tamas Haidegger, France.
Edson Prestes, UFRGS, Brazil.
Paulo .J.S. Gonçalves, Portugal.
Technical Advisory Committee
Scope and Topics
Robotics : Evolutionary Robotics, Humanoid Robotics, Entertainment Robotics, Rehabilitation Robotics, Medical Robotics, Search & Rescue Robotics, Biological Inspired Robotics, Micro/Nano Robotics, Underwater Robotics, Service Robotics, Industrial Robotics, Mobile Robotics, Space Robotics, Control and Intelligent Systems, Education Robotics
Manufacturing : Flexible Manufacturing Systems, CIM and Micro-Machining, Industrial Networking and Automation, Modeling, Simulation and Architectures, MEMS/NEMS, System & Information Processing, Ergonomics Systems and Analysis
Automation : Haptic Interaction, Haptic Device, Tele-operation, Robot Grasping & Manipulation, Exoskeleton/Wearable Robotics, Robot Energy Management, UAV & Mobile Platform, Navigation and Perception, Mechatronics system design
Sensors : Sensors and Sensors Fusion, Sensor Data Processing, Distributed Computing in Sensor System, Imaging, Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition and Applications, Vision, recognition and reconstruction, Smart Sensor System in Robotics, Brain Machine Interface, Actuators, Artificial Intelligent, Virtual Reality, Mechatronics Systems, Automation Systems, Optical Sensors, Human-Robot Interaction, Intelligent Systems & Algorithm, Machine Learning, Advanced Computation
Biomechanics : Assistive Robotics & Instrumentations, Mechatronics in Prosthetics, Artificial Human Exoskeletons, Sensing system for Medical & Rehabilitation, Neural-Machine Interface & Control and Bio mechatronics
Energy : Energy and Environments such as Energy Management and control system, Energy distribution, storage and recovery, Alternative and green energy, Waste Management, water networking and Technology, sensors Technologies, intelligence micro-grids
Paper submission
Potential authors are invited to submit their original, unpublished works to ROMA2014. Please avoid submission of papers that are already published or under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Quick link to online paper submission : EDAS (Log-in to your EDAS account or create new one). If you have problems uploading your papers, please contact us at or call +603-55436455.
General Guidelines
All papers must conform to standard IEEE format and must be submitted as Ms. Word file or PDF file format between 4 to 6 pages including text, figures, tables and references. Please note that the standard total page number for each paper is between 4 to 6 pages. Additional page charge is USD20/RM65 per page maximum 4 additional pages. The author name, affiliation and Email contact address should be clearly specified in the full paper.
Preparation of Full Paper
All Final Camera-Ready papers must comply with IEEE standard paper format. The IEEE paper template is available below :
MS Word – template
Latex – template
If you still not be able to access the file, please inform us at The official language is English (Please make sure proof-reading of English language is conducted and if nacessary submit to native English checker before submitting to us. Paper may rejected due to language problem).
Paper Submission
All paper submission must through EDAS system : EDAS
If you want to submit to Regular Session, please select track indicating Regular Session according to your paper’s topic.
If you want to submit to Special Session, please select track indication Special Session according to the session topic.
Final Camera-Ready Paper Submission – Regular and Special Sessions
Upon acceptance of your full paper, please prepare your final camera-ready paper using the paper templete (same as above) with complete modification according to the reviewers comments. Submit your final camera-ready paper both PDF and MsWord formats at: EDAS not later than the deadline.
Camera-Ready Paper that exceeded 6 pages will require to pay extra pages fee during submission of your PDF file. Payment is only by online credit card through EDAS.
Copyright Transfer
All Copyright Transfer process will be handle by IEEE Xplore. Correspondence author of all accepted papers will receive email notification to fill up online Copyright Transfer Form.
Important Dates
Description Date
Call for Papers August 18, 2014
Submission of Full Paper October 25, 2014
Paper Acceptance October 30, 2014
Camera-ready submission November 15, 2014
Early-bird payment dateline November 15, 2014
Registration and payment dateline November 30, 2014
Conference December 15-16, 2014
Category Early-Bird Reg. until Nov. 15, 2014 Registration after Nov. 15 2014 On-site Registration
IEEE Member USD550 (RM1800) USD650 (RM2125) USD750 (RM2450)
IEEE Student Member USD300 (RM980) USD400 (RM1300) USD600 (RM1960)
Regular Non IEEE Member USD650 (RM2125) USD750 (RM2450) USD850 (RM2780)
Student Non IEEE Member USD350 (RM1145) USD450 (RM1470) USD550 (RM1800)
Observer USD150 (RM500) USD200 (RM650) USD250 (RM800)
Additional Paper (One author can register up to 2 papers for single registration) USD150 / RM500 per additional paper
Additional Page (Standard maximum 6 pages) USD20 / RM65 per page (maximum 4 additional pages)
Additional Cont. Dinner Ticket USD50 / RM160 per person
  • At least 1 author must register and complete the payment before 30th November 2014 in order for the paper to be included in the conference proceedings. Unpaid paper after this date will be automatically rejected. If you have problems in payment or delay payment, please contact the conference Chair at
  • Each registration for IEEE Member and Regular Non IEEE Member will cover up to maximum 2 papers. Students IEEE and Non-IEEE covers only 1 paper. All registrations are inclusive of access to all technical sessions, program book and proceedings, publication in IEEE Xplore, lunches, conference dinner and refreshments.
  • Registration under “Observer” category is only for non-authors. If you are one of paper authors or co-authors, registration must be made under normal registration. Conference dinner is not included in this registration category.
  • Publication of selected papers for its extended version to journal is not covered under conference registration fee. The journal registration fee will be notified to the selected authors during journal publication process after the conference.
For participants paying using Wired Transfer, Cash or Bank Transfer modes, please bank-in your payment to below account. After payment completed, please send copy of your payment receipt to, indicate your name, registration category, paper number and title.
Bukit Bintang is a playground for party-goers come sundown. Hotel Istana is surrounded by hip nightspots and gastro-pubs lined along Bintang Walk, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Tengkat Tong Shin, Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan P. Ramlee. Party till the early dawn hours to the beat of live bands, strollers, jazz bands and international deejays. Read more …
Participants are to make their own bookings at Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur or at any other hotels nearby.
Payment Details
Payment of registration fee can be made by Credit Card via EDAS, or Wired Transfer/Cash to following account:
Bank Name : Maybank
Account Name : IEEE-RAS-Malaysia Chapter
Address : Maybank Bandar Sunway Branch, No. 30 & 32 Jalan PJS 11/28a, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. Tel: +603-5637 0872
Account No : 5123-1640-6815
Swift Code : MBBEMYKL
Local bank charges are at buyer’s account
Travelling Information
Participants of ROMA2014 are strongly encourage to check out the website of the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to determine their visa requirements. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
Those in need of an official invitation letter for Malaysian visa application, please fill in this form and send request
Invitation letter is only issued to registered participants of ROMA2014. However, the conference has the right to deny the issue of invitation letter.
Every person entering Malaysia must posses a valid national Passport or internationally recognized Travel Document valid for travel to Malaysia.
Any person not in possession of a Passport or Travel Document that is recognized by the Malaysia Government must obtain a Document in lieu of Passport.
Application for the Document in lieu of Passport can be made at any Malaysian Representative Office abroad. Holders of Travel Documents like a Certificate of Identity, Laisser Passer, Titre de Voyage or a Country’s Certificate of Permanent Residence must ensure that their return to the country that issued the document or the country of residence is guaranteed. The documents shall be valid for more than six (6) months from the date of entry into Malaysia.
Visa Requirement
Foreign nationals who require a Visa to enter Malaysia must apply and obtain a Visa an advance at the Malaysian Representative Office before entering the country. A visa is an endorsement in a passport or other recognized travel document of foreigner indicating that the holder has applied for permission to enter Malaysia and that permission has been granted. Visa that has been granted is not absolute guarantee that the holder will be allowed to enter Malaysia. The final decision lies with the Immigration Officer at the entry point.
Visa On Arrival Service
The Visa On Arrival (VOA) service is now available at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). The service which was introduced nationwide on September 1, 2006 was in line with Malaysia’s effort to encourage more tourists particularly from China and India. The service was also introduced to cater for the anticipated tourist influx during Visit Malaysia Year 2007.
Apart from Kuching International Airport, the VOA service is also available at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Penang International Airport, Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Senai International Airport and Tanjung Kupang in Johore.
Application for VOA can be made at the Immigration Check Point at the Arrival Hall in KLIA. At the moment there is no special counter set up to process the VOA application. However, plan is in the pipeline to set up a special counter to handle VOA service.
The processing fee for VOA at KLIA is RM100 per person and ant the moment payment is in cash only. No payment in foreign currency and credit card will be accepted. The VOA application is for a single entry visa and will only be issued for social visit only. Those intending to apply for multiple entry visas should do so with their respective consulate.
The visa will only valid for 30 days and applicants must posses a confirmed return ticket as well as a valid passport. Applicant intending to apply for the VOA should not be listed on Malaysia’s Suspect List.
VOA service is only eligible for tourist coming from Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Hong Kong, India, Myanmar (ordinary passport), Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Taiwan.
VOA is not available to tourists from the following countries unless they posses work permit issued in Singapore. The countries are Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Cote D’Iviore, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda and Western Sahara.
The service is strictly not available for tourists coming from Israel, Republic of Serbia, Republic of Montenegro and Colombia.
Return Travel Ticket and Sufficient Funds
A visitor is also required to present proof of his/her financially ability to finance his/her stay in Malaysia together with a confirmed return ticket to another destination.
Non Prohibited Person
Any person classified under Section 8 of Immigration Act 1959/63 will not be allowed to enter Malaysia even though he/she is in possession of a valid Passport or Travel Document, Visa, travel ticket and sufficient funds.
Arrival/Departure Card (IMM.26)
A visitor is required to complete the Arrival/Departure Card (IMM.26) upon arrival at the gazette entry points. This card is obtainable at any entry point, Malaysian Representative Office abroad or travel agencies.
A visitor must present his/her Passport together with the duly completed arrival/departure card to the Immigration Officer on duty and he/she must ensure that the Passport or travel document is endorsed with the appropriate pass before leaving the immigration counter.
To view the address of the Embassy of Malaysia in your country, go to this site.
Dr. Hanafiah Yussof
General Chair

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