[robotics-worldwide] Final reminder: AAAI Robotics Multimedia Fair

Dieter Fox fox at cs.washington.edu
Thu Jun 7 09:12:11 PDT 2012

Only three days left to submit to the AAAI robotics multimedia fair. Deadline is June 10.
This is a great opportunity to make connections with the AI community. Note that 
you get a registration discount if you go to the conference, but attendance is 
not necessary to participate in the event.

PDF of call: http:www.aaai.org/Conferences/AAAI/2012/aaai12roboticsfair.pdf

Junaed, Jim, Manuela, Dieter

AI and Robotics Multimedia Fair at AAAI-12

AAAI is pleased to present the inaugural AI and Robotics Multimedia Fair at
AAAI-12 in Toronto. The program will consist of contributions to be presented as
an illustration of the combination of AI and Robotics.  The goal is twofold: for
researchers and developers to showcase how they view the use or need of AI
techniques in robotics systems; and for AI researchers to understand how their
interests can reach out to robotics platforms.  We call for three types of
participation: (i) Robot Demonstrations; (ii) Videos; and (iii)
Posters. Submissions can be in any or all of the three types. All contributions
should be as much as possible stand-alone and self- explanatory, so that viewers
can understand the technical problem, the robotics approach, and the results.
Submissions should include links to further information, such as an underlying
research paper, or a project's website. Each contribution will be reviewed
and authors will be notified of the submission results, including possible
comments to improve the contribution.

The posters will be displayed throughout the conference. The videos and robot
demonstrations will be shown as widely as possible, and at least during the
evening poster session.  Contributors of accepted submissions are not required
to attend AAAI-12. However AAAI welcomes and encourages participation of the
presenters at the Fair and is pleased to offer a discounted registration fee
(see below).

Submission Guidelines for Robot Demonstrations:

Submit up to a 2-page description of the demonstration, including both the
technical content and the requirements for the demonstration, such as space,
table, access to power, and any other conditions. Simple demonstrations are
encouraged and submissions may not be able to be accepted due to the
impossibility of meeting the demonstration conditions.

Submission Guidelines for Videos:

- Videos should include an English narration and/or title and subtitles.

- Video size should not exceed 100 megabytes, and duration should be limited to
a maximum of 5 minutes.  Short videos are encouraged.

- Video format is mandatory to be MPEG-4. Only freely available players (e.g.,
QuickTime, RealPlayer, Microsoft Windows Media Player, MPlayer, VLC) should be
required for viewing the video. The authors must have copyright of the audio and
visual content.

- Video contributions that do not comply with these guidelines and/or contain
inappropriate material (e.g., commercial or unethical content) will not be

Submission Guidelines for Posters:

- Posters must be in PDF or PPT format, and no larger than 44(width) x34(height)
when printed. Posters with extensive and informative visuals are encouraged.

Submission Information:

Please send an http link to your submitted file to junaed at cs.ubc.ca. In case of
multiple files, please submit a pointer to a ZIP archive combining the files.

Important Dates:

- June 10, 2012 (11:59:59 PM PDT): Submission deadline
- June 23, 2012: Acceptance with suggestions for improvement, if needed
- June 30, 2012: Authors submit final revised version

Discounted Registration Fee for AI and Robotics Multimedia Fair Participants:

A discounted registration fee of $250 is offered to presenters of
accepted contributions to participate at AAAI-12.

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