[robotics-worldwide] CfP Summer School Cooperation of Robots and Sensor Networks

Oskar von Stryk stryk at sim.tu-darmstadt.de
Fri May 18 02:06:58 PDT 2012

[Our apologies if you receive multiple copies of this announcement.]
Summer School on Cooperation of Robots and Sensor Networks

                       July 22-27, 2012
                   Castle Ebernburg, Germany



Heterogeneous networks of sensors and unmanned vehicles open avenues for a 
class of novel applications. Tasks ranging from environmental monitoring to 
user support within emergency-response scenarios require fundamental and 
multidisciplinary research, typically spanning Computer Science, Electrical 
Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering topics in robotics, control, 
communication, and middleware.

While the first two summer schools of this series concentrated on research 
problems within these different domains, this year the focus is on the 
combination of the involved areas in the context of real-world scenarios.
This is tackled by an array of devices ranging from inexpensive, tiny, low 
power sensor nodes, through unmanned autonomous vehicles to resource rich and 
powerful command stations. Such a heterogeneity in communication mechanisms, 
processing capabilities, and inherent mobility of the different devices 
constitutes a so-called Mixed-Mode Environment.

This international summer school surveys research areas in the domain of 
Mixed-Mode Environments and targets to identify novel opportunities and 
research directions. The lectures will be held by renowned speakers from 
academia and industry.

The summer school will also provide an excellent opportunity to get in contact 
with known researchers working in this field, to meet distinguished scholars, 
and to establish contacts that may lead to research collaborations in the 

As a special novelty, this year's program will include a "Mixed-Mode-Challenge" 
across the school attendees. During the week, all participants will have the 
opportunity to work together in small groups and develop solutions for an 
interdisciplinary task involving mobile robots and stationary sensors nodes. 
First, the groups will validate their approaches in simulation and finally 
transfer them to real hardware. The group with the best performing approach 
will be awarded a special prize.

The intended audience are young researchers and PhD students from universities 
and industrial laboratories around the world. As the number of attendees is 
limited, prospective participants should apply online providing a brief 
description of their research. The application deadline is May 27.
The summer school registration fee is 450 Euro.
All rooms are shared between two people.

The summer school will take place in the historical Castle Ebernburg

The registration fee includes accommodation at
Castle Ebernburg, all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee breaks),
several social events and all study materials.

The summer school is organized by the Research Training Group Cooperative, 
Adaptive and Responsive Monitoring in Mixed Mode Environments, funded by the 
German Research Foundation, DFG.

Important Dates:
Application deadline: May 27, 2012
Summer school: July 22-27, 2012


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