[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Papers: The 1st Int. Workshop on Robotic Sensor Networks

Karthik Dantu kdantu at buffalo.edu
Thu Feb 6 08:38:45 PST 2014

Call for Papers: The 1st Int. Workshop on Robotic Sensor Networks
                    -  part of CPSWEEK -

                       14 April 2013
                      Berlin (Germany)

Recent developments in sensing and actuation technology, along with
the miniaturization of computing and communication, have led to the
development of commodity robot technology such as hobby drones and
robot toolkits. These platforms are bringing sensing and actuation at
places where traditional technology does not reach; for example, for
aerial pollution monitoring or for disaster management in remote

This novel class of cyber-physical systems (CPS) take many of the
design, implementation, and validation issues of traditional CPSs to
an extreme. Control, sensing, estimation, and algorithms for
localization, mapping, navigation, and exploration of individual
robots are needed to govern their movements. The timing aspects of
vehicle operation are key to provide run-time guarantees about
performance. The software design and implementation must lead to
provably correct execution. Noisy or inaccurate information sensed by
the robots must be properly handled to ensure an accurate
understanding of the environment.

Research efforts to address the issues above, while related, have
previously progressed independently with little cross-fertilization
across diverse disciplines such as robotics, real time systems, signal
processing, and software development. The goal of this workshop is to
create a platform where researchers from different communities can get
together to better understand the latest developments in these related
fields as well as to establish connections for future
interdisciplinary work. The workshop intends to provide a platform to
enable such cross fertilization, to ultimately speed up the
development of the field and to foster rich interdisciplinary work in
the future. Particularly, co-location with the Cyber-Physical Systems
week will be an asset in this regard. CPSWEEK is the premiere CPS
event that brings together five top conferences from complementary
areas such as Embedded Systems, Real-time Systems, Sensor Networks,
Hybrid Systems, and Networked Systems.

To build the needed interdisciplinary work ultimately necessary to the
development of the field, the workshop seeks technical contributions
describing original, previously unpublished results in all topics
related to the design of robotic sensor networks, including works
across two or more of the following topic areas:

* Low-power communication in robot networks
* Programming of robot swarms
* Sensing coverage using robotic swarms
* Task allocation
* Distributed sensing
* Coordination in robot swarms
* Verification and validation
* Distributed planning and navigation
* Novel applications
* Experience reports

Important dates:
Submission deadline: Feb 14, 2014.
Notifications : March 7, 2014.
Camera ready : March 15, 2014.
Workshop : Apr 14, 2014, at 2pm.

Workshop keynote:
Prof. Davide Scaramuzza from the University of Zurich, Robotics and
Perception Group, will give the opening keynote about "Vision-
Controlled Micro Aerial Vehicles: From Calm Navigation to Aggressive

Submission Guidelines:
We invite to submit short papers in PDF format, of at most 4 pages in
length including figures, tables, and references, in two-column
format, and using a minimum of 10-pt font. Suitable templates
are available at the workshop website.

Workshop Organizers:
Karthik Dantu, University at Buffalo, USA
Luca Mottola, Politecnico di Milano and SICS Swedish ICT
Pei Zhang, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Program Committee:
Filippo Arrichiello (UNICAS, Italy)
Peter Corke (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
Marco Dorigo (Universite Libre Bruxelles, Belgium)
Andrea Gasparri (Universita degli Studi "Roma Tre", Italy)
Ramiro Martinez (University of Seville, Spain)
Anthony Rowe (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Michael Rubenstein (Harvard, USA)
Brian Sadler (ARL, USA)

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