[robotics-worldwide] CFP ICRA 2011 Workshop on "Software Development and Integration in Robotics"
brugali at unibg.it
Wed Feb 9 02:16:53 PST 2011
VI Edition of the Full Day Workshop on
Software Development and Integration in Robotics (SDIR-IV)
to be held in conjunction with ICRA 2011, Shanghai, China,
Monday May 9, 2011
Call for Papers/Participation
The sixth edition of the ICRA SDIR workshop reflects an increased
awareness within the Robotics community for the importance of adopting
best practice software engineering techniques and approaches in the
development of robotics systems. In software-intensive domains like
robotics, systematic engineering requires the step from code-driven to
model-driven software development. Software models can represent
relevant properties of robotic resources, their usage constraints, and
their mutual dependencies and enable the development of tools that
support the system engineering process. Software models are
computational, that is they can be executed, simulate the system
evolution and even represent the system evolution at run-time. They also
allow to separate robotics knowledge from short-cycled implementation
technologies. Since recently, tools like Eclipse are matured enough to
be applied in and tailored to robotics. Design patterns, best practices,
sophisticated and optimized software structures and approved solutions
can be made available to experts in robotics within highly optimized
The workshop will be organized in three parts:
* In Part I, a tutorial on Model-Driven Engineering will be given by
an expert in software engineering. The tutorial will be an
opportunity for the participants to assess the best practice
technologies and approaches and to discuss strategic research
directions for their exploitation in robotics.
* In Part II, a set of talks will be given by authors of submitted
papers. All the submissions undergo a peer review process. Papers
passing the review process and not being selected for oral
presentation can be presented as posters. Submitting a
contribution is not a prerequisite to participate to the workshop
* In Part III, we stimulate dialogue with the participants on some
hot topics based on their similar or different opinions, exchange
ideas and help identify research opportunities.
The tangible results of the workshop will be a practical program of
research and public relations focused on the way that software
development techniques are actually practiced in Robotics and a roadmap
that indicates the strategic directions to pursue the synergy between
Robotics and Software Engineering.
We invite contributions to the following topics:
* Analysis of issues and challenges in robotic software development,
* Recurrent robotic software concepts, aspects, and requirements,
* Architectural models that lead to reusable robotic software design,
* Models of reusable building-blocks for robot software systems,
* Description of state-of-the-art research projects, innovative
ideas, field-based studies.
Contributions will be selected by the workshop organizers, based on
their quality and relevance to the workshop theme. Both, theoretical and
applied papers as well as examples of best practices are encouraged.
Submission of preliminary and informal work is also encouraged.
* March, 9th 2011: Submission Deadline
o All submissions should be in pdf format and prepared
following the ICRA 2011 final camera ready format with a
length of 2 to 8 pages. Paper contributions should be
submitted by email to _Davide Brugali_
<mailto:brugali at unibg.it>.
* March, 23th 2011:
o Notification of Acceptance.
* May, 9th 2011:
o Workshop date.
o A tentative schedule and agenda will be published on the
workshop web page.
Davide Brugali, PhD
Chair IEEE RAS TCSOFT, http://robotics.unibg.it/tcsoft/
Associate Editor IEEE RAM, http://www.ieee-ras.org/ram/editors/
Editor-in-Chief, JOSER, http://www.joser.org/
Associate Professor at University of Bergamo - DIIMM
V.le Marconi, 5 - 24044 Dalmine, Italy
Tel. ++39 035 2052-354 (008) Fax ++39 035 2052-310
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