[robotics-worldwide] Call for Workshop Proposals for RSS 2007 in Atlanta

Cyrill Stachniss stachnis at informatik.uni-freiburg.de
Tue Nov 28 00:56:53 PST 2006


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Important Dates
  * Workshop proposal deadline:  Jan 31th, 2007
  * Workshop proposal notification:  Mar 15, 2007
  * Conference:  Jun 27th - 30th, 2007

Submit workshop proposals until January 31, 2007 to

   rss07workshops at informatik.uni-freiburg.de

              Workshop Chair:

       Udo Frese, University of Bremen

The third "Robotics: Science and Systems" will be held at the Georgia
Institute of Technology in Atlanta (GA, USA). The conference will span
all areas of robotics bringing together researchers working on
algorithmic or mathematical foundations of robotics, robotic
applications, and analysis of robotic systems. The main conference
will be followed by one day of workshops on Saturday, June 30,
2007. This year's motto will be "realistic visions" or in other words
bridging the gap between technical sessions and plenary
discussions. Thus besides traditional workshop proposals the
organizers encourage to discuss goals for robotics that are inventive,
challenging, but still achievable. Workshop organizers have several
responsibilities, including:

* advertising their workshops, inviting the workshop participants, and
   ensuring a sufficient number of participants
* coordinating the workshop content, which includes arranging short
   informal presentations by some of the participants, arranging for
   expert commentators to sit on the discussion panels, and formulating
   sets of discussion topics
* arranging the workshop schedule
* moderating the discussions
* writing brief workshop summaries and coordinating the electronic
   dissemination of submitted material.

We suggest that workshop organizers allocate at least 40 percent of
the workshop schedule to question/answer sessions, poster sessions,
informal and panel discussions, demonstrations, and breaks, because
workshops otherwise degrade into mini-conferences. For the same
reason, we strongly recommend that each full-day workshop include no
more than ten talks. We are requesting that workshop organizers
allocate at least 30-45 minutes at the end of each workshop to a
discussion, and to prepare a one page summary of this discussion for
possible publication with the RSS proceedings. A sample workshop
schedule is available at the RSS web-page.  The organizers of each
accepted workshop can name up to two people for half-day workshops and
four people for full-day workshops who will receive discounted
registrations for the workshop program. There is no travel funding
available for workshop speakers. Workshop organizers should submit
their workshop proposal by January 31, 2007 to
rss07workshops at informatik.uni-freiburg.de. Proposals should include
workshop title, a one-page description of the proposed content, and a
tentative list of speakers. Workshop organizers will be notified of
the decision on their proposals by March 15, 2007.

Best Regards,
Cyrill Stachniss
Your RSS 2007 Publicity Chair

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