The 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2016) will be held in Daejeon, Korea on 9-14 October 2016. The venue for IROS 2016 is the Daejeon Convention Center (DCC).
Daejeon is the leading city of science and technology in Korea, adjacent to the Daedeok Innopolis, a large research complex where 20,000 engineering graduates are working for over 250 research institutes, universities, and technology companies. It also has many cultural attractions, such as the Daejeon Culture and Arts Center, the Municipal Museum of Arts, and Baekjae Cultural Zone. Various attractions and activities, such as making Korean pottery, ginseng cultivation, and temple stay programs are accessible from Daejeon.
This year's conference is special under many regards. Here are a few highlights and links.
1) Tentative Program: http://www.iros2016.org/overview.html
2) Plenary Talks / Lifetime Talks / Keynote Talks / Special Forums: http://www.iros2016.org/plenaries_and_keynotes.html
3) Workshops and Tutorials: http://www.iros2016.org/workshops_and_turorials.html
33 workshops and tutorials will cover a diverse range of topics offering a unique opportunity to disseminate in-depth information on specific topics in intelligent robotics.
4) Forums: Five forums will be held through the conference.
Futurist Forum: http://www.iros2016.org/futurist_forum.html
Industry Forum: http://www.iros2016.org/industry_forum.html
Entrepreneur Forum & Startup Competition: http://www.iros2016.org/entrepreneurship_forum.html
Government Forum: http://www.iros2016.org/government_forum.html
Autonomous Technologies and their Societal Impact Forum: http://www.iros2016.org/autonomous_technologies_forum.html
5) Competitions: http://www.iros2016.org/competition.html
Three competitions will be held in parallel to the technical program.
The IROS 2016 Autonomous Drone Racing in Mos Espa Daejeon Arena
4th Humanoid Robot Application Challenge
Robotic Grasping and Manipulation Competition
6) Social Events
Apart from the technical programs, participants are also cordially invited to attend various social events, such as the Welcome Reception, Banquet, Farewell Party and Award Luncheon etc. In addition, participants are also encouraged to explore the beautiful city of Daejeon which has an endless supply of attractions and things to see and do.
For more information see: http://www.iros2016.org
Dragon Boat Race: Participants, who apply for the race, will be provided of boats for a practice before the technical program. Final Competition will be held as an opening ceremony of banquet.
Longest Drive Competition in Golfzon: Free trials for participants will be available during the conference dates in Golfzon, which is one of sponsors and next to the DCC.
Explore Daejeon: Free draft beer will be provided at three Western and Korean pubs in downtown on Tuesday evening, Oct. 11, 2016.