[robotics-worldwide] 2° CFP ICRA 2008 Workshop "Software Development and Integration in Robotics"
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Second Call for Papers
III Edition of the Full Day Workshop on
Software Development and Integration in Robotics (SDIR-III)
to be held in conjunction with ICRA 2008, Pasadena, CA
Tuesday May 20, 2008
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 20, 2008
MOTIVATION AND OBJECTIVES
This new edition of the SDIR workshop will focus on a peculiar aspect of
robot software development, that is design of real-time robot behaviour.
Usually, robot software design builds on high level abstractions such as
concurrent execution, instantaneous computation, zero delay, and perfect
communication between components and/or between components and the
external environment. Real-time behaviour is then achieved by
experimentation and measurement on specific platforms in order to adjust
design parameters. This is a typical scenario that limits the
reusability of valuable robotic software systems. Nevertheless, many
successful robotic applications are not based on hard real-time systems
and even do not explicitly address time constraints.
The objective of this workshop is to identify real-time 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
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
- Architectural models that lead to reusable robotic software design
- Middleware services and reusable components for real time robot
- Description of state-of-the art research projects, innovative ideas,
In particular, we solicit contributions that address one or more of the
- Identifying real-time requirements for robotic applications. Please
refer to your robotic system implementation to explain why you needed to
cope with timing requirements and possibly generalize your experience to
the development of similar systems.
- Comparing existing development approaches for real-time applications.
Please explain if and why real time requirements and development
approaches for robotic applications differ from requirements and
approaches for other real time application domains, such as automotive
or multimedia systems.
- Analyzing middleware support to real time applications. Please report
on your experience in building real time robotic systems on top of
existing real-time infrastructures and motivate the need of new
functionality, services, etc.
Submission due : January 20, 2008 (NEW)
Notifications : February 10, 2008
Final Copies due : February 28, 2008
Workshop: May 20, 2008
Papers are limited to 6 pages. Please, use the ICRA2008 author kit to
format the papers. Papers should be submitted in pdf by email to Davide
Brugali (brugali at unibg.it <mailto: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.
Accepted papers will be included in the ICRA 2008 CD as Workshop notes,
distributed at the workshop, and published on the workshop's web site.
At least one author of each accepted paper must register in ICRA-2008
and attend the workshop. 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.
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. Thomas Stumpfegger, KUKA Roboter GmbH, Germany,
ThomasStumpfegger at KUKA-Roboter.de, http://www.kuka.com
Dr. Stewart Tansley, Microsoft, Redmond, USA, stansley at microsoft.com,
Prof. Davide Brugali, PhD
Chair IEEE RAS - Technical Committee on
"Software Engineering for Robotics and Automation"
University of Bergamo - DIIMM
V.le Marconi, 5 - 24044 Dalmine, Italy
Tel. ++39 035 2052354 Fax ++39 035 562779
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