[robotics-worldwide] Extended Deadline: IEEE RAS Summer School Proposals for 2013 from the Americas

Andreas Birk a.birk at jacobs-university.de
Tue Oct 16 23:50:00 PDT 2012

Call for Proposals
IEEE RAS Summer School Program

Proposals for 2013 from Americas only!!!
Extended Deadline: 30. November 2012

This Call for Proposals is specifically targeted at Summer Schools 
taking place in 2013 in the Americas. Proposals for years other than 
2013 or for regions other than the Americas have to be submitted 
according to the regular deadlines listed later on this email.

The deadline for proposals for 2013 from the Americas for support from 
the IEEE RAS Summer School program is extended to November 30, 2012. 
Events that are interested in receiving up to $20,000 for e.g. 
participant support are encouraged to apply.

There is no extension of the deadlines for Asia and Europe for 2013 – 
proposals for 2013 for Asia and Europe cannot be submitted anymore. The 
deadline for all three regions, i.e., Americas, Asia, and Europe, is 
April 1st from 2013 on. So, the deadline for proposals for 2014 is still 
April 1st, 2013.

The IEEE RAS Summer School program is jointly run by the Member 
Activities Board (MAB) and the Technical Activities Board (TAB) of the 
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS). The program is intended to 
sponsor or co-sponsor up to three summer schools per year around the 
world. One of the three summer schools will be fully sponsored by RAS to 
a level of $40,000, and it will rotate annually through RAS' three 
geographical regions in a round robin fashion. The other two summer 
schools will be cosponsored with interested organizations in the other 
two geographical regions up to a level of $20,000 each.

The review of summer school proposals is based on assessments from two 
different viewpoints, the first one with respect to the general 
structure, including organizational matters and budget, and the second 
one with respect to the technical content:

1) The Education Committee will check the general organizational 
structure of the summer school, including budget aspects and guide 
through the general application process.

2) Suited Technical Committees (TCs) of the RAS have to endorse the 
proposal. Current TCs are listed at <http://tab.ieee-ras.org/>.

More detailed information can be found in the Education Column of the 
March 2012 issue of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine (RAM) [1]; 
the column is open access and can be downloaded from 

The deadlines for the submission of proposals for the coming years are 
as follows:

* Proposals for 2013 from Americas only!!!
   - Deadline: 30. November 2012
   - Decision: December 2012

* Proposals for 2014
   - Deadline: 01. April 2013
   - Decision: ICRA’13

* Proposals for 2015
   - Deadline: 01. April 2014
   - Decision: ICRA’14

The official submission of a proposal must be via email to: RAS at ieee.org

[1] A. Birk, S. Stramigioli, S. Tadokoro
Propose an RAS Summer School
IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, 19(1), pp.104-107, 2012

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