[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Workshop on Women in Robotics @ RSS2014

Joelle Pineau jpineau at cs.mcgill.ca
Sun Apr 13 18:18:04 PDT 2014

Call for Poster Presentations

The Workshop on Women in Robotics will be held, in conjunction with the
2014 Robotics: Science and Systems conference, on July 12 2014 in
Berkeley, California USA.


The workshop will feature an exciting list of invited speakers, a poster
session for early career researchers, and panel.  The event is intended
for the general RSS audience - all are welcome to attend!

The workshop’s goals are to raise visibility of women in robotics,
strengthen the community, provide an opportunity for networking, and
foster mentorship of junior researchers.  Travel awards will be available
for some junior female researchers to attend the workshop and RSS

We encourage female students, post-docs, and researchers in all areas of
robotics to submit an extended abstract describing either new or published
work.  Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to present their
research in a poster session at the workshop.

Important dates:
- Extended abstract submission:  May 9 2014
- Notification of acceptance:  May 23 2014
- Workshop date: July 12 2014, Berkeley, California, USA.

Submission instructions:
Send your extended abstract (2 pages or less) to
rss14.womeninrobotics at gmail.com. Any format will be accepted.
Include a cover page with the following information:  author name,
affiliation, email, full address, 3-5 keywords, applicant’s current level
of study/career, whether this is the applicant’s first conference, whether
the applicant is the author of a paper in the RSS 2014 regular conference
If the participant would like to receive travel support, one reference
letter (e.g. by academic advisor) should be sent to the same email,
including the participant’s name in the subject line. The reference letter
should outline the impact of attending this event on the participant’s
research activities and career.
Note that we cannot guarantee that travel support will be available for
everyone; preference will be given to students attending their first

- Maren Bennewitz (University of Freiburg)
- Joelle Pineau (McGill University)
- Leila Takayama (Google)
- Andrea Thomaz (Georgia Institute of Technology)

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