[robotics-worldwide] 2° CFP : ICRA 2013 - 8th Workshop on Software Development and Integration in Robotics

Davide Brugali brugali at unibg.it
Fri Feb 22 01:45:07 PST 2013

8th Edition of the Full Day Workshop on
Software Development and Integration in Robotics (SDIR-VIII)


to be held in conjunction with ICRA 2013, Karlsruhe, Germany

	    Call for Contributions/Participation

Important Dates:

      * March 15th,2013: Submission deadline for Extended Abstracts

      * March 30th,2013: Notification of acceptance.

      * May 6th,2013: Workshop date


The specific theme of the eigth edition of the ICRA SDIR workshop is 
"Robot Software Architectures"

Designing the software architecture of a robot control system is the 
process of maximizing internal cohesion of components in such a way that 
their responsibilities are fulfilled effectively and minimizing coupling 
between components in order to enhance system modularity. Better 
modularity is a prerequisite for better reusability.
The race towards performance pushes robotic engineers to neglect 
software quality attributes of a robot control system, such as 
maintainability, interoperability, scalability, and reusability. 
Software that is nicely encapsulated often simply runs slower than 
software that breaks encapsulation.
Experience in software architecture design is about knowing when to 
break encapsulation to make the code run faster, and when not to do that.

This workshop focuses on several topics closely related to robot 
software architectures, which include:

     Analysis of issues and challenges in robotic software development

     Architectural models that lead to reusable robotic software design

     Application of metrics to measure nun-functional properties (e.g.,
robustness, availability, etc.)

     Identification and description of structural and behavioral 
patterns and design principles in robot software architectures

     Description of lessons learned in the development and deployment of
large-scale, real-world integrated robot software architectures

     Description and analysis of design principles promoting quality of 
service (e.g., performance) attributes

     Tools and approaches for automatic validation and verification of 
robot software architectures

     Description of state-of-the-art research projects, innovative 
ideas, and field-based studies


We invite you to submit an extended abstract of your contribution for 
both talks and posters. Extended abstracts may be around 1000 words and 
may include figures and references. Extended abstracts should be 
submitted in pdf format by email to Davide Brugali by March 15h, 2013. 
Contributions will be reviewed for quality and relevance to the 
workshop’s theme. Theoretical and applied papers, as well as papers that 
capture best practices and lessons learned from field studies are 
encouraged. Submission of preliminary results would also be considered.
Authors of accepted abstracts will present their work at the workshop 
and will be invited to submit the full paper to a special issue of the 
Journal of Software Engineering for Robotics (JOSER)
Submitting a contribution is not a prerequisite to participation in the
workshop and the discussion sessions.


Davide Brugali (point of contact), Università degli Studi di Bergamo, 
Italy,brugali at unibg.it

Nico Hochgeschwender, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University, Germany,
nico.hochgeschwender at h-brs.de

Roland Philippsen, Halmstad University, Sweden, roland.philippsen at gmx.net

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