[robotics-worldwide] CFP ICRA 2009 Workshop on "Software Development and Integration in Robotics"

Davide Brugali brugali at unibg.it
Wed Dec 31 03:20:30 PST 2008


              IV Edition of the Full Day Workshop on
 Software Development and Integration in Robotics (SDIR-IV)
                   http://robotics.unibg.it/tcsoft/sdir2009/

 to be held in conjunction with ICRA 2009, Kobe, Japan
                        Tuesday May 12, 2009

                  Call for Papers/Participation
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MOTIVATION AND OBJECTIVES

This new edition of the SDIR workshop will focus on software engineering 
principles that specifically promote robotic software and system 
flexibility. Flexibility is the ease with which a system or component 
can be modified for use in applications or environments other than those 
for which it was specifically designed. The term environment refers to 
the complete range of elements in an robot installation that interact 
with the software system and components, i.e. the computer and network 
platform, the operating system, the software libraries, the sensing and 
actuating devices.The objective of this workshop is to identify software 
requirements for robotic applications, to compare existing approaches, 
software environments and tools, and to discuss why current practice 
does not address the problem of designing reusable robot software in a 
satisfactory way.

TOPICS
The workshop focuses on a few mainstream topics closely related to 
robotic software development, such as:

    * Analysis of issues and challenges in robotic software development
    * Analysis of the evolution of robotic software requirements
    * Software architectures that lead to reusable robotic software design
    * Models of reusable robot software components and systems
    * Description of state-of-the art research projects, innovative
      ideas, field-based studies

Please refer to your robotic system implementation and possibly 
generalize your experience to the development of similar systems.

IMPORTANT DATES
Submission due : Febrary 2nd, 2009
Notifications : February 15, 2009
Final Copies due : March 1st, 2009
Workshop: May 12, 2009

SUBMISSIONS
Papers are limited to 6 pages. Please, use the ICRA2009 author kit to 
format the papers. Papers should be submitted in pdf by email to Davide 
Brugali (brugali at unibg.it). Authors acknowledge that no paper of 
substantially similar content has been or will be submitted to another 
conference or workshop during the review period. Papers will be reviewed 
for quality and relevance and the decision of acceptance will be mailed 
to the corresponding author.

PUBLICATION
Accepted papers will be included in the ICRA 2009 CD as Workshop notes, 
distributed at the workshop, and published on the workshop's web site. 
As for previous editions of this workshop, the possibility to start a 
new editorial project to publish the authors' contributions will be 
discussed during the workshop.

ORGANIZERS
Prof. Davide Brugali (point of contact), Università degli Studi di 
Bergamo, Italy, brugali at unibg.it, http://robotics.unibg.it

Prof. Dr. Christian Schlegel, HochSchule Ulm, Germany, 
schlegel at hs-ulm.de, http://www.hs-ulm.de/schlegel

Dr. Roberto Sannino, STMicroelectronics, Italy, roberto.sannino at st.com

-- 
Davide Brugali, PhD
Chair IEEE RAS - Technical Committee on
 "Software Engineering for Robotics and Automation"
 http://robotics.unibg.it/tcsoft/
Assistant Professor at University of Bergamo - DIIMM
 V.le Marconi, 5 - 24044 Dalmine, Italy
 Tel. ++39 035 2052354  Fax ++39 035 562779




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