[robotics-worldwide] CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS for the RSS 2011 Workshop on Marine Robotics

Ryan Smith ryan.smith at qut.edu.au
Wed Mar 30 18:40:12 PDT 2011


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS for the RSS 2011 Workshop on Marine Robotics:
Aquatic Robotics: Ocean Science and Marine Systems

The organisers invite you to submit an extended abstract to be considered for oral presentations during this full-day workshop. Submissions will be reviewed by the organising committee. An optional interactive poster session will be organized if there is a large number of submissions.
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When: Monday, June 27, 2011

Where: RSS 2011 USC, Los Angeles, CA USA.

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/rssmarinerobotworkshop/home

Submission deadline: May 13, 2011

Description of Workshop
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This full-day workshop at RSS 2011 will gather experts across the robotics and oceanography communities to present research conducted with aquatic robots to address practical problems in ocean science. The primary content of the workshop will be presentations by invited speakers (plenary-type and via abstract submission), and a concluding open panel discussion. Presenters will cover a broad range of topics linked to marine robotics, including but not limited to: AI, aquatic robotics (both underwater and surface systems), communications science and technology, networked and multi-robot systems in the aquatic domain, physical oceanography, biological oceanography, and marine microbiology. A panel discussion will conclude the workshop, and focus on developing a strategy to address an environmental challenge occurring in coastal waters near Los Angeles (within 20 miles of the conference venue). Prior to, and during the RSS conference, oceanographic research teams will deploy AUVs to monitor the ocean region off the coast of Los Angeles. USC (3) and UC Santa Barbara (1) have already verbally committed vehicles to this effort. During the conference a web-application (Decision Support System (DSS): http://cinaps.usc.edu:8180/usc-dss/org.mbari.dss.MBARI_DSS_v0/index.html ) will be in place for conference attendees to monitor the ongoing deployment, and see any adaptations based on the plans developed through the workshop.

On March 8, 2011, a massive fish kill occurred in King Harbor, Redondo Beach, CA (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/03/redondo-beach-authorities-report-large-fish-kill-at-king-harbor.html). The triggers causing this event are still only conjectures. To this end, the aim of this workshop is further motivated to utilise the knowledge of existing experts across a range of fields to collectively assist in the design and development of long-term, persistent monitoring solutions for accurate observation, monitoring, eventual prediction and mitigation of this type of event.

Confirmed speakers:
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* Kanna Rajan (MBARI)
* Filippo Arrichiello (University of Cassino)
* Gaurav Sukhatme (USC)

Submissions
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The organisers invite you to submit an extended abstract to be considered for oral presentations during the workshop. Submissions will be reviewed by the organising committee. An optional interactive poster session will be organized if there is a large number of submissions.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

* Applications of autonomous marine vehicles
* AI
* Aquatic communications science and technology
* Networked and multi-robot marine systems
* The study of physical oceanography , biological oceanography, and marine microbiology by use of robotic systems.

Abstracts should be in PDF format, and be a maximum of 2 pages in length.

Email submissions to: ryan (dot) smith <at> qut.edu.au with RSS-marine-robots in the subject line.

Important Dates
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* Submission deadline: May 13, 2011
* Notification of acceptance: May 25, 2011

Organizers
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* Ryan N. Smith (QUT)
* Noel DuToit (CalTech)
* Burton Jones (USC)
* Kanna Rajan (MABRI)

Many thanks, and we look forward to reading your abstracts.
Cheers,

Ryan, Noel, Burt and Kanna


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