[robotics-worldwide] IEEE RAS Summer School Program: Call for Proposals

Andreas Birk a.birk at jacobs-university.de
Sat Mar 16 07:10:20 PDT 2013

Call for Proposals
IEEE RAS Summer School Program

Proposals for 2014
Deadline: 01. April 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 

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 2014
     - Deadline: 01. April 2013
     - Decision: ICRAÂ’13
     - full sponsorship ($40,000) for Area 1 (Americas)

* Proposals for 2015
     - Deadline: 01. April 2014
     - Decision: ICRAÂ’14
     - full sponsorship ($40,000) for Area 2 (Europe, Africa, Middle East)

* Proposals for 2016
     - Deadline: 01. April 2015
     - Decision: ICRAÂ’15
     - full sponsorship ($40,000) for Area 3 (Asia, Australia, Pacific Rim)

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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