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

Eurathlon eurathlon at fkie.fraunhofer.de
Tue May 21 04:12:44 PDT 2013

Dear roboticists,

we are organizing a Special Session on Developments and Progress of Robotic 
Competitions (DePCom), included in the ICINCO conference, held 29-31 July 
2013 in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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 

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 27, 2013 (extended)
Authors Notification: June 6, 2013 (extended)
Camera Ready and Registration: June 17, 2013 (extended)

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 

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

Looking forward to meeting you in Iceland this summer!
Best regards,
Frank E. Schneider
DePCom Chair

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