[robotics-worldwide] Call for Submission : ICRA 2013 Workshop on Vehicle Autonomy in Urban Transportation Systems

Tirthankar Bandyopadhyay tirtha.bandy at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 03:24:40 PST 2013

Call for Papers + Posters for the
ICRA 2013 Workshop on Vehicle Autonomy in Urban Transportation Systems
Full Day, 10th May, Karlsruhe, Germany

website: http://web.mit.edu/tirtha/Public/icra13

Goal of the Workshop:

Challenges to urban transportation has been addressed by both Robotics
community as a part of autonomous vehicles research and Intelligent
transportation systems community in the urban mobility research. In an
urban scenario there is a strong dependency between the two domains.
Transportation infrastructure in an urban environment could be used by
autonomous vehicles in navigation and perception,  while system wide
decisions like vehicle routing, mobility-on-demand systems could
potentially be improved by utilization of autonomous vehicles. A
deeper understanding of the role of vehicle autonomy in the context of
future urban transportation systems has been sorely missing both in
theoretical foundations and in practical applications. The workshop
tries to bring forward research initiatives to address such questions
at a fundamental level.

Intended Audience :

Participation to this workshop will be from researchers from Robotics
and Intelligent Transportation systems as well as from industry
leaders. This workshop hopes to bring out novel research problems to
inspire students and new researchers in participating and contributing
in the future. Robotics researchers not directly working in the field
of autonomous vehicles would be able to understand the transportation
domain better and participate in the research in this domain in the

We invite submissions in the form of short papers (4-6 pages) for oral
presentation as well as extended abstracts ( upto 2 pages) for
interactive presentations. Details of the submission process are given
in the webpage : http://web.mit.edu/tirtha/Public/icra13

We encourage the submission of papers showcasing exciting results and
innovative approaches, even if they are preliminary or work in
progress. Papers outlining open research problems both theoretical as
well as in practice in either domain of ITS and Robotics are
especially desired.

Important Dates:

* Initial Submission : 10th March 2013
* Outcome            : 25th March 2013
* Final Submission   : 27th March 2013
* Workshop date      : 10th May 2013 (Full Day)


* Tirthankar Bandyopadhyay (SMART)
* Emilio Frazzoli (MIT)
* Daniela Rus (MIT)

Invited Speakers:

* Dr. Christian Laugier (Robotics) Research Director
at INRIA (1st class), INRIA Grenoble Rhone-Alpes.

* Dr. Dariu M. Gavrila
(Industry) Senior Research
Scientist, Daimler R&D Ulm, Germany.

* Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Stiller
Director, Institute of Measurement and Control Technology
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT),

* Dr. Marco Pavone (ITS) Assistant Professor, Stanford

* Dr. Stephen Smith (ITS) Assistant Professor, Univer-
sity of Waterloo

* Dr. Mac Schwager (Robotics) Assistant Professor,
Boston University

* Dr. Jesse Levinson (Robotics) Research Scientist,
Stanford AI Lab


Dr. Tirthankar Bandyopadhyay

Research Scientist
Autonomous Mobility Group
Future Urban Moblity
Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology

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