[robotics-worldwide] RSS Call for Workshops and Tutorial Proposals

Devin Balkcom devin at cs.dartmouth.edu
Fri Dec 5 08:34:44 PST 2008

Call for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals
Robotics: Science and Systems
Sunday, June 28 - Wednesday, July 1, 2009
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Important Dates:

December 15, 2008                submission deadline for the proposed  
January 31, 2009                 submission deadline for the full  
March 15, 2009                   acceptance decisions made
June 28 and June 29, 2009        workshops and tutorials take place


The Organizing Committee for the 2009 Robotics: Science and Systems  
Conference (RSS 2009) requests proposals for full and half-day  
workshops and tutorials to be held on Sunday, June 28, 2009 and  
Monday morning June 29, 2009 at the University of Washington,  
Seattle, WA, USA. This day and a half of workshops and tutorials will  
precede the main conference, which takes place from the afternoon of  
Monday June 29, 2009 to Wednesday July 1, 2009. RSS brings together  
researchers working on algorithmic or mathematical foundations of  
robotics, robotic applications, and the analysis of robotic systems.  
The workshops and tutorials have consistently provided high-quality,  
topically-focused forums for researchers at the forefront of robotics.


We request that workshop and tutorial organizers initially email a  
brief, single-paragraph description of the proposed topic and a list  
of organizers by December 15, 2008 to rss09workshops at cs.rice.edu. A  
template for the final proposal will be mailed to all interested  

The simple template will inform the organizers of the expected  
constraints of full-day and half-day workshops and tutorials  
(including starting and ending times, coffee-breaks, capacity of  
available rooms) and will request information for the full proposal  
to be considered. As it will be indicated in the template, the full  
proposal submission should include a title, an abstract appropriate  
for promotion of the event on the RSS website, a description of the  
proposed content, a tentative schedule, a plan for soliciting  
participation, and expected requirements for space and equipment,  
among others. We expect full proposals to be approximately 3 pages in  

Full proposals for review will be due by January 31, 2009.  Full  
proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage early  
submissions.  All decisions will be made by March 15, 2009. We  
recommend that workshops and tutorials be designed to promote  
discussion among the participants. Priority will be given to  
proposals that effectively address this issue.

Previous Workshops and Tutorials:

Examples of previous workshops and tutorials with websites and on- 
line schedules can be found through the following links:



Submissions          rss09workshops at cs.rice.edu
Inquiries            rss09workshops at cs.rice.edu
Workshop Chair       Lydia E. Kavraki, Rice University  
(kavraki at rice.edu)

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