[robotics-worldwide] CFP for Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) 2007

Cyrill Stachniss stachnis at informatik.uni-freiburg.de
Wed Nov 1 04:24:15 PST 2006


            C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S




Important Dates
Paper submissions:    Jan 15th, 2007,  23:59:59 PST (firm)
Rebuttal phase:       Mar 7th - 14th, 2007,  23:59:59 PST
Notification:         Apr 15th, 2007
Conference:           Jun 27th - 30th, 2007

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA


The 2007 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference will
bring together researchers working on algorithmic or
mathematical foundations of robotics, robotics applications,
and analysis of robotic systems. High quality, original
papers are solicited in all areas of robotics. The final
program will be the result of a highly selective review
process designed to include the best work of its kind in
every category. The conference will be single track to
allow attendees an opportunity to see the best research
in all areas of robotics. The program will include invited
talks as well as oral and poster presentations of refereed
papers. All papers presented at the conference will be
published in the conference proceedings by MIT Press, and
will also be made freely available for download on the
internet. The main conference will be followed by one day
of workshops. Proactive efforts are underway to keep
conference expenses affordable, particularly for student

Organizing Committee

General Chair:
Wolfram Burgard, University of Freiburg

Program Chair:
Oliver Brock, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Local Arrangement Chairs:
Frank Dellaert, Georgia Tech
Magnus Egerstedt, Georgia Tech

Publicity Chair:
Cyrill Stachniss, ETH Zurich

Publication Chair:
Cyrill Stachniss, ETH Zurich

Area Chairs:
Nancy Amato, Texas A&M University 	
Darius Burschka, TU Munich
Jaydev P. Desai, University of Maryland, College Park
Dieter Fox, University of Washington
Hiroshi Ishiguro, University of Osaka 	
Yokoi Kazuhito, AIST
Yoky Matsuoka, University of Washington
Brad Nelson, ETH Zurich
Paul Newman, University of Oxford 	
Allison Okamura, Johns Hopkins University
Nicholas Roy, MIT
Roland Siegwart, ETH Zurich
Jeff Trinkle, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 	
Jing Xiao, University of North Carolina Charlotte
Katsu Yamane, University of Tokyo


Papers containing original and unpublished work are solicited in all
areas of robotics, including (but not limited to) the following:

 * Mechanisms: Design, Humanoids, Hands, Legged Systems, Snakes, Novel
   Actuators, Reconfigurable Robots, MEMS/NEMS, Nanobots, Biomimetic

 * Manipulation: Kinematics, Dynamics, Control, Contact Modeling,
   Grasp Synthesis, Dexterous Manipulation, Assembly

 * Human Robot Interaction and Human Centered Systems: Interfaces,
   Haptics, Tactile, Telerobotic, Human Augmentation, Assistive
   Robots, Robotics and Art

 * Distributed Systems: Sensor Networks, Multi-Robot Systems,
   Networked Robots, Robot Soccer

 * Mobile Systems and Mobility: Mapping, Localization, Collision
   Avoidance, Exploration, Mobile Robot Control, High-Speed Navigation

 * Applications: Medical Robotics, Underwater Robotics, Aerial/Space

 * Robot Perception: Vision, Remote Sensing, Tactile Perception, Range

 * Planning and Algorithms: Motion Planning, Mission Planning,
   Coordination, Complexity and Completeness, Computational Geometry,
   Robotics and Molecular Biology, Simulation

 * Estimation and Learning for Robotic Systems: Reinforcement
   Learning, Bayesian Techniques, Graphical Models, Imitation
   Learning, Programming by Demonstration, Diagnostics

Review Criteria

Submissions will be refereed on the basis of technical quality,
novelty, significance, and clarity. Each submission will be thoroughly
reviewed by at least three program committee members. Reviews will be
double-blind. It is also planned to allow authors a limited
opportunity to respond to the reviews. Submissions, reviews, and the
replies of the authors will then be discussed at an in-person area
chair committee meeting. There will be an opportunity after the
meeting to revise accepted manuscripts.

Paper Format

Submissions may be up to eight pages in length, including figures and
references, using a font no smaller than 10 point. All text and
figures must fit within a 9 inch by 6.5 inch rectangle on a page
formatted in double-column format. Submissions violating these
guidelines will not be considered. A LaTeX template is available at
the conference Web site:


Authors should take care not to reveal their identity in their papers
since the reviewing is double-blind.

Policy on Multiple Submissions

RSS will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, is
under review for another conference or has already been published or
accepted for publication in a journal or another conference. Authors
are also expected not to submit their papers elsewhere during the RSS
2007 reviewing period. These restrictions apply only to journals and
conferences, not to workshops and similar specialized presentations
with a limited audience and without archival proceedings. Authors are
required to indicate any such potential conflict in a footnote on the
first page of the submission.

Best Regards,
Cyrill Stachniss
Your RSS 2007 Publicity Chair

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