[robotics-worldwide] FINAL REMINDER: Special Session on Developments and Progress of Robotic Competitions - CfP

Frank E. Schneider frank.schneider at fkie.fraunhofer.de
Tue Apr 30 06:06:45 PDT 2013


DEADLINE: 15.May 2013

Dear roboticists,

this is the final reminder for the Special Session on "Developments and 
Progress of Robotic Competitions", included in the ICINCO conference, held 
29-31 July 2013 in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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Outdoor robotic contests with realistic scenarios are the SOTA tool for 
benchmarking robotic systems. Compared to artificially designed indoor 
competitions or laboratory tests these trials provide the possibility to 
compare complete systems in user defined settings.

The session is aimed, especially, at professionally organized outdoor 
ground robot contests and should present lessons learned from large events 
like the DARPA Grand Challenges, the Australian MAGIC or the European ELROB 
trials.

Topics of Interest
  - Scientific outcomes gained from robot competitions
  - Benchmarking and evaluation issues
  - Educational aspects of robot competitions
  - Important future developments for outdoor robot contests

Important Dates
  - Paper Submission: May 15, 2013
  - Authors Notification: June 3, 2013
  - Camera Ready and Registration: June 13, 2013

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings book
- under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM - and submitted for indexation
by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC,
DBLP and Elsevier Index. For further submission guidelines visit
http://www.icinco.org/GuidelinesTemplates.aspx.


For general information please contact one of the Special Session
Chairs: frank.schneider at fkie.fraunhofer.de or
dennis.wildermuth at fkie.fraunhofer.de

Looking forward to meeting you in Iceland this summer!

Best regards,
Frank E. Schneider
DePCom Chair



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