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Human and Robots are being interacted and integrated increasingly in various domains. We cooperate in factories, interact in public territories and personal households. This collaborations and interactions rise to new technological challenges on safety issues for both human and robots inevitably. Especially for human beings the safety issue is not only physical but also psychological. The IEEE ISR2018 brings together an international community of experts to discuss new research results, and perspectives of future developments relevant to modeling, design, sensing, comprehension, control of intelligent robotics, and robot safety issues on psychology and physics, and related areas.

Website: ISR 2018

Venue

2018 Shenyang, China

 

RAS Guidelines for Workshop and Tutorial Organizers

by the RAS Workshop Oversight Committee

1. Goal

The goal of workshops at RAS sponsored conferences is to explore a specific research question or set of research questions, with an agenda that might be too broad or with talks that might be too speculative for a conference session.

2. Organization

The organizers should include senior RAS members that are able to bring their experience, their knowledge of the society, and their knowledge of the field to bear on the organization and operation of the workshop.

3. Speakers

The invited speakers and contributed presentations should reflect the state of the art.

4. Format

There should be ample discussion time to discuss the status quo. This discussion time may take the form of a panel or an extended q/a after each talk or session.

5. Dissemination

  • Workshop proposals should contain a plan for dissemination of the outcome of the workshop even if it is only a short report by organizers publicized on a website(a) Workshop proposals should contain a plan for dissemination of the outcome of the workshop even if it is only a short report by organizers publicized on a website
  • Workshop organizers are allowed to solicit papers. However, these papers cannot take the form of conference paper submissions (see 1). While they may be reviewed by the organizers prior to acceptance, they cannot be confused with regular, peer-reviewed, papers. RAS workshop papers cannot be published as peer reviewed papers.

6. Linking to a RAS Technical Committee

Workshop organizers should take under advisement the association with one of the RAS Technical Committees through solicitation of a letter of support.  To obtain such a letter, the organizers should provide to the TC Chairs:

  • list of organizers(a) list of organizers
  • explanation of goals of workshop wrt/ state of the art
  • outline of general program with description of measures to evoke discussion and interaction
  • list of invited speakers and rationale for inviting them
  • criteria for selecting from the submissions based on fit to the workshop topic
  • dissemination method of results(g) plan for soliciting participation

7. Awards

No best paper awards should be given at a workshop. On the other hand, best poster or best presentation awards are allowed. Any award should clearly specify the full title of the workshop and make it clear that it is not an RAS conference award.

8. Layout of Papers

Workshop papers made available to the public must clearly indicate the workshop that they were part of.  It is highly recommended to use the LaTeX style files provided via this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BwUuOTzRaam6S2UtbFN4cjRFdVE

9. Sponsorship

Please note that financial transactions related to the Workshop or Tutorial (e.g. financial sponsorship, funding for invited speakers, travel grants, etc.) must be run through the conference accounts.

10. Intellectual Property

Please note that the intellectual property of the content submitted to or presented at the workshops remains with the authors.  The use of this material by the workshop organizers requires the consent of the authors.  If you have arranged for some material to be published through IEEExplore, please have the authors sign an IEEE copyright form.

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Workshop and Tutorial Submission

Proposal Templates for IEEE RAS Workshops and Tutorials at ICRA and CASE

IEEE RAS Guidelines

Before preparing a proposal for a workshop or tutorial, please familiarize yourself with the IEEE RAS Guidelines  for organizing workshops and tutorials. The review process verifies the compliance with these guidelines.  

The templates below are for general information. Please always follow the instructions in the specific call for proposals issued for each ICRA and CASE, as the specific requirements might deviate slightly from the templates below.

 

Workshops

 

  1. Title ―
  2. Type ― specify [full day | half day] workshop
  3. Organizers ―
    Please list all organizers, with the contact person first. For each person, please provide: name, email, affiliation, URL, and career state [PhD student | post-doc | professor | industry | …]. To comply to the guidelines, at least on senior RAS members should be included.
  4. URL ―
    Please provide a URL to the proposal’s web site.  The site should indicate that the workshop is proposed to [fill in conference name].  You can use this site to provide additional information to reviewers, but reviewers are not required to review this information.
  5. Scientific Goals ― [max. 200 words]
    Please describe the goals you pursue by organizing this workshop. Include a description of the urgency or need that you are addressing with the workshopl.
    Please consider that the format of a workshops is well-suited, for example, for
    1. juxtaposing different scientific perspectives in an attempt to clarify a scientific question,
    2. bringing different sub-communities together,
    3. exposing a wider audience to a novel development in the field,
    4. bringing together existing and new members of an IEEE RAS technical committee.
    The following objectives are considered less suitable for a workshop:
    1. creating a small conference,
    2. holding a project meeting that is only of interest to project members.
  6. Proposed Event ― [max. 500 words]
    Please indicate how your event will be structured (e.g. invited speakers, solicited contributions, talks, posters, poster session, discussion session, panel discussion,  break-out sessions, demos, competitions …).  Please provide details, such as the affiliation of invited speakers and their status (e.g. tentative, confirmed …).  For each component of your program, if appropriate, please explain how it will contribute to achieving the scientific goals of the workshop.
  7. Related Events ― 
    Please provide the title, venue, date, and URL for workshops that have been organized by the proposers over the last five years.  Please list separately the same information for workshops that have been organized by other on similar topics over the last five years.
  8. Soliciting Participation ― [max. 100 words]
    Please describe how you will solicit participation in your workshop.
  9. Dissemination / Archiving ― [max. 100 words]
    Please describe how the results of the workshop will be recorded, archived, and disseminated.
  10. Support of IEEE RAS Technical Committee ― 
    Please indicate the Technical Committee that supports your workshop and attach to the proposal a letter of support (email from one of the TC chairs is sufficient).
  11. Equipment ― 
    Please indicate the estimated equipment need (e.g. number of posters, power requirements, wired internet ...).  A projector and screen will be provided by default and do not have to be listed.

I understand that no best paper awards are to be given at workshops, that all financial transactions related to the workshop must be routed through the conference accounts, and that solicited contributions (papers or abstracts) must use the provided IEEE RAS template.

Tutorials

 

  1. Title ―
  2. Type ― specify [full day | half day] tutorial
  3. Organizers ―
    Please list all organizers, with the contact person first. For each person, please provide: name, email, affiliation, URL, and career state [PhD student | post-doc | professor | industry | …]. To comply to the guidelines, at least on senior RAS members should be included.
  4. URL ―
    Please provide a URL to the proposal’s web site.  The site should indicate that the tutorial is proposed to [fill in conference name].  You can use this site to provide additional information to reviewers, but reviewers are not required to review this information.
  5. Tutorial Content― [max. 300 words]
    Please describe the content of the tutorial and the expected learning outcome for the participants.
  6. Motivation ― [max. 200 words]
    Please explain why the topic of the tutorial is timely and how the community benefits from learning about it.
  7. Proposed Event ― [max. 500 words]
    Please indicate how the tutorial will be structured (e.g. different sections, speakers, practical exercises, break-out sessions, verification of learning success, …).  Please provide details, such as the affiliation of speakers and their status (e.g. tentative, confirmed …).  For each component of your program, if appropriate, please explain how it will contribute to achieving the scientific goals of the workshop.
  8. Related Events ― 
    Please provide the title, venue, date, and URL for tutorials that have been organized by the proposers over the last five years.  Please list separately the same information for tutorials that have been organized by other on similar topics over the last five years.
  9. Soliciting Participation ― [max. 100 words]
    Please describe how you will solicit participation in your workshop.
  10. Dissemination / Archiving ― [max. 100 words]
    Please describe how the results of the workshop will be recorded, archived, and disseminated.
  11. Support of IEEE RAS Technical Committee ― 
    Please indicate the Technical Committee that supports your tutorial and attach to the proposal a letter of support (email from one of the TC chairs is sufficient).
  12. Equipment ― 
    Please indicate the estimated equipment need (e.g. number of posters, power requirements, wired internet ...).  A projector and screen will be provided by default and do not have to be listed.

 

Takamatsu Japan

The 2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA 2017) will take place in Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan from August 6 to August 9, 2017. Takamatsu is a small city located at Sikoku which is the smallest island in 4 main islands of Japan. Shikoku contains a lot of temples including Zentsu-ji, where one of the most famous Buddhists, Kukai, was born. As the host city of ICMA 2017, Takamatsu not only provides the attendees with a great venue for this event, but also an unparalled experience in the Japanese history through several historical architectures. You are cordially invited to join us at IEEE ICMA 2017 in Takamatsu. The objective of ICMA 2017 is to provide a forum for researchers, educators, engineers, and government officials involved in the general areas of mechatronics, robotics, automation and sensors to disseminate their latest research results and exchange views on the future research directions of these fields.

The topics of interest include, but not limited to the following: - Intelligent mechatronics, robotics, biomimetics, automation, control systems, - Opto-electronic elements and Materials, laser technology and laser processing - Elements, structures, mechanisms, and applications of micro and nano systems - Teleoperation, telerobotics, haptics, and teleoperated semi-autonomous systems -Sensor design, multi-sensor data fusion algorithms and wireless sensor networks - Biomedical and rehabilitation engineering, prosthetics and artificial organs - Control system modeling and simulation techniques and methodologies - AI, intelligent control, neuro-control, fuzzy control and their applications - Industrial automation, process control, manufacturing process and automation

Website: http://2017.ieee-icma.org/Home/Home.aspx

Venues 

2017 Takamatsu Japan
2016 Harbin China 

IEEE International Conference on Advances in Robotics

 

AIR 2017

 

The 2017 3rd International Conference in Advances in Robotics (AIR) will be held at IIT Delhi, New Delhi, India on 28 June 2017- 2 July 2017. AIR 2017 is a series of biennial conference organized by the Robotics Society of India. The conference aims to create a forum to present and exchange new ideas by researchers and developers from India and abroad working in the fields of robotics and its applications. The conference would have plenary talks, oral and poster presentations, and special industry oriented sessions.

 

Website: http://www.advancesinrobotics.com/2017/

 

MESAS 2017

MESAS' 17 is a three-day conference organized by the NATO Modelling and Simulation Centre of Excellence that will be held in Rome, Italy on 24-26 October 2017. The event will gather fully recognized experts from different domains: Military, Academia and Industry.

Themes

  • Future Challenges and Opportunities of Advances M&S Technology
  • Autonomous Systems and Swarming – Research, Development and (future) Application
  • Modelling and Simulation of Intelligent Systems – AI, Research, Development and Application
  • Autonomous Systems in Context of Future Warfare and Security – Concepts, Applications, Standards and Legislation

Website: http://www.mesas.mscoe.org/

Venues

  • 2017 Rome, Italy
  • 2016 Rome, Italy
  • 2015 Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2014 Rome, Italy

 


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