[robotics-worldwide] CfP: euRathlon WORKSHOP ON FIELD ROBOTICS in conjunction with the euRathlon 2013 competition

Frank E. Schneider frank.schneider at fkie.fraunhofer.de
Fri May 10 06:48:19 PDT 2013

24-25 September 2013, Berchtesgaden, Germany
in conjunction with the euRathlon 2013 competition

This is a call for posters in the interactive session of the workshop. We 
are pleased to offer an opportunity not only to participate in the workshop 
as an attendee, but also to present a poster during the interactive session 
to discuss ideas with other workshop participants.

This workshop is focused on euRathlon scenarios and applications, and 
intended primarily for student and researcher competitors or teams planning 
to compete in euRathlon. Its aim is to build a shared understanding of the 
major challenges of real-world robotics and cross-fertilising ideas across 
research communities in land, underwater and flying robotics domains. The 
workshop will provide an opportunity for attendees to deepen their 
understanding of autonomous outdoor robotics, to share ideas and 
experience, and to prepare themselves for euRathlon competitions.

euRathlon is a new outdoor robotics competition that invites teams to test 
the intelligence and autonomy of their robots in realistic, demanding mock 
emergency-response scenarios inspired by the Fukushima accident. A 
competition for land-based vehicles in 2013 will be followed by one for 
underwater robots in 2014 with the final competition in 2015 where there 
will be possibility of terrestrial, marine and aerial robots to work 
collaboratively to survey the scene (land, air and water), collect 
environmental data and identify critical hazards.

The workshop is structured in two parts: first, expert content will be 
delivered by invited keynote speakers and end users, i.e. professionals 
working in respective scenario fields like fire fighting and rescuing 
operation. Second, the workshop participants will have the opportunity to 
present their own work in the interactive session of the workshop.

We invite submissions which focus on topics closely related to the 
competition: on topics of unmanned ground, air, sea vehicles and their 
combination on real systems (outdoor activity, no simulation!).  We are 
stressing real applications. We welcome submissions from non-competitors, 
if they are within the scope. We encourage especially young researchers to 
participate. There will be the possibility to earn study credits (doctoral 
or basic) from the workshop. For students we also provide the possibility 
of getting travel support.

Posters for the interactive session should be submitted via email in PDF 
format to Prof. Juha Röning (juha.roning at oulu.fi). For the review the 
material for the posters is asked to be provided in the from of short 
paper. Submissions should be no more than 4 ISO A4 pages long, including 
figures, tables and references. Please to use IEEE format.

Templates available in
Latex: http://ras.papercept.net/conferences/support/tex.php and in
Word: http://ras.papercept.net/conferences/support/word.php

To apply for a travel grant make a free format application giving reasons 
why support should be given to you. (Include your curriculum vitae and a 
description of ongoing research related to field robotics. Selection 
criteria include applicant’s motivation and capability for successfully 
entering the competitions in the future).

Program Committee:
1.	Juha Röning		(chair)
2.	Frank E. Schneider	(co-chair)
3.	Alan FT Winfield
4.	Yvan Petillot
5.	Antidio Viguria
6.	Pedro Lima

Technical Committee and local arrangements:
1.	Bernd Brueggemann
2.	Antti Tikanmäki
3.	Frank Woodcock

Paper and application for travel support: 10 June 2013
Notification of acceptance: 28 June 2013
Camera-ready posters: 15 August 2013

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