News(2020.5.20)new!!
Change of method for holding the 37th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction

The infectious disease caused by COVID-19, which started at the end of last year, quickly spread around the world, and many people are still suffering from its effects. We would like to express our heartfelt sympathy to all the people who are in a severe situation, including those who have lost loved ones and/or have been infected by the disease.

We have been making preparations to host the 37th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC2020) in Kitakyushu City, Japan from October 26 to 30 this year. More than 390 abstracts were submitted from 33 countries. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the authors and all others who cooperated with the preparations. However, there is still no clear end in sight to COVID-19. For this reason, we have decided to hold the symposium online as we cannot guarantee a safe environment for participation in the symposium at this stage. We had very much been looking forward to interacting with many participants from all over the world, but under the present circumstances, we consider it an unavoidable decision. Thank you, in advance, for your understanding.

The outline of the planned online symposium is as follows. In the near future, we will contact all of you who submitted your abstracts by the February deadline and ask whether or not you would like to participate in the online conference. Your response to it would be much appreciated.

May 20, 2020

Organizing Committee of the ISARC2020
Committee Chair Kazuyoshi Tateyama
College of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University
Annoucement of the online symposium ISARC2020 (English)
ISARC2020オンライン開催通知文(日本語)

News(2020.4.1)
Note: As you are well aware, the coronavirus (COVID-19) is unfortunately raging around the world, and it is not known if ISARC 2020 will be able to be held as scheduled. We would like to make a decision on whether or not to hold the symposium by the end of May, corresponding to the changing situation. We will inform all parties of our decision as soon as it has been made. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

News(2020.3.9)
We have received more than 370 abstract submissions for the ISARC2020.We have already closed the website for the abstract submission.You will receive the acceptance of your abstract by the end of March.We deeply appreciate for all your cooperation in submitting them within deadline.

Very important information Change of method for holding the 37th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction The infectious disease caused by COVID-19, which started at the end of last year, quickly spread around the world, and many people are still suffering from its effects. We would like to express our heartfelt sympathy to all the people who are in a severe situation, including those who have lost loved ones and/or have been infected by the disease.

We have been making preparations to host the 37th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC2020) in Kitakyushu City, Japan from October 26 to 30 this year. More than 390 abstracts were submitted from 33 countries.  We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the authors and all others who cooperated with the preparations. However, there is still no clear end in sight to COVID-19. For this reason, we have decided to hold the symposium online as we cannot guarantee a safe environment for participation in the symposium at this stage. We had very much been looking forward to interacting with many participants from all over the world, but under the present circumstances, we consider it an unavoidable decision.  Thank you, in advance, for your understanding.

The outline of the planned online symposium is as follows. In the near future, we will contact all of you who submitted your abstracts by the February deadline and ask whether or not you would like to participate in the online conference. Your response to it would be much appreciated.

May 20, 2020

Organizing Committee of the ISARC2020
Committee Chair Kazuyoshi Tateyama
College of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University


Outline of the Online Symposium 1) Period  October 26 (Mon) - October 30 (Fri), 2020

2) Treatment of papers
    In accordance with the scheme originally envisaged, we request the authors to submit their papers by June 15th. The submitted papers will be peer reviewed and included in the Proceedings. Participants will be notified of their ID and password, and will be able to download all the contents of the Proceedings by themselves.

3) Presentations and Sessions
    Due to the difficulty of facilitating and managing each session, we will not be able to offer the opportunity for individual oral presentations online. Sessions will be set up with technical papers for each theme, and questions and answers to each paper will be carried out in a web format.

4) Award
    The reviewers will be requested to score the papers in the peer-review process, and the paper with the highest score will be presented with the excellent paper award.

5) Events
    The opening and closing events, as well as the special and keynote speeches, will be broadcasted via video or You Tube, etc.

6) Field excursions
    We will request construction sites where construction work is being done with construction robots to provide some videos or related materials to introduce their sites. We will make them accessible to all the participants on our web site.

7) Registration fee
    The original registration fee has changed. The new registration fee will be set based on the costs of holding the online symposium, the membership fee to IAARC, and the number of participants. The final registration fee will be announced on the web site at a later date, but it will be about US$200 to $400.

8) Others
    Please note that the above information or methods may be subject to change due to issues encountered during the preparations.

9) Contact information
    If you have any questions about these matters, please contact us through the support banner on the web site (https://isarc2020.org/support.html).

October 26-30, 2020
KITAKYUSYU International Conference Center,
KOKURA, JAPAN

We are pleased to announce the 37th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (37th ISARC) to be held on October 26-30, 2020, at the Kitakyushu International Conference Center in Kitakyushu, Japan. Kitakyushu is a city located on the island of Kyushu in the western part of Japan, where the Japanese modern steel industry began in 1901. We are planning to organize not only research presentations, but also some key note lectures, technical visits and exhibitions related to construction robots. We look forward to seeing you all in Kitakyushu next year.

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