[robotics-worldwide] [Meetings] Final Call for Abstracts (EXTENDED 5/19 DEADLINE): RSS 2014 Workshop on Distributed Control and Estimation for Robotic Vehicle Networks

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Call for abstracts: RSS 2014 Workshop on Distributed Control and Estimation
for Robotic Vehicle Networks 
July 12, 2014, Berekely, CA 
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/rss2014dceworkshop/home

************ IMPORTANT DATES ************ 

-May 19, 2014: NEW ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE (extended from 5/15)
(see submission instructions below) 

-June 1, 2014: decision notification 

-June 15, 2014: final materials due (instructions will be e-mailed and
posted after acceptance) 

-July 12, 2014: workshop at 2014 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference,
UC Berkeley, California, USA 

Final workshop schedule will be posted to:
https://sites.google.com/site/rss2014dceworkshop/workshop-schedule

************ CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS AND PROPOSED TOPICS ************ 

-Jonathan How, MIT: "Multi-agent Mission Planning in Contested Communication
Environments" 

-Gaurav Sukhatme, University of Southern California: "Exploring the Ocean
with Robots: Is Communication the Challenge?" 

-Solmaz Kia, University of California San Diego: "Decentralized Recursive
Cooperative Localization for Groups of Mobile Robots " 

-Stergios Roumeliotis, University of Minnesota: "Distributed 3D Localization
and Mapping Using Mobile Devices" 

-Jay Farrell, University of California Riverside: "Distributed Camera
Control for Opportunistic Visual Sensing" 

-Silvia Ferrari, Duke University: "Distributed Optimal Control for Target
Tracking" 

-Mark Campbell, Cornell University: “Distributed Bayesian Estimation over
Communication Networks” 


************ EXPERT Q&A PANEL ************ 

The workshop expert discussion session will also feature the following
government and industry panelists: 

-Vijay Kumar, University of Pennsylvania, assistant director of robotics and
cyber physical systems at the White House Office of Science and Technology
Policy 

-Derek Kingston, Air Force Research Laboratory, Aerospace Systems
Directorate 

-Alberto Speranzon, United Technologies Research Center 


************ SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS ************ 
We invite all interested participants to submit extended 2-4 page abstracts
describing new/ongoing work. Submissions should be in .pdf format using the
RSS paper template (see website for LaTeX and Word templates). 
  
*The best submissions will be selected for poster presentation during the
workshop following a single-blind review process (so please include all
author names and affiliations). Final instructions for poster presentations
and spotlight talks will be posted on the workshop website after decision
notifications have been made. 

*Successful submissions will also be invited to submit their work to a
future special issue of IEEE Control Systems Magazine (to be arranged by the
workshop organizers). 

Please e-mail .pdf file of 2-4 page extended poster abstracts to
rssdceworkshop2014 at gmail.com with subject line “RSS DCE Workshop
Submission”. 

-LaTeX template: http://roboticsconference.org/paper-template-latex.tar.gz

-Word template: http://roboticsconference.org/paper-template-word.zip

For any questions or clarifications, please contact the organizing
committee. 


******* REPRESENTATIVE TOPICS OF INTEREST INCLUDE (but not limited to):
******* 

*optimal/robust multi-robot planning, task assignment, navigation, guidance,
and/or control 

*control and estimation under ad hoc, constrained, or unknown communication
topologies 

*emerging approaches for unified control and estimation (information
theoretic methods, learning-based, etc.) 

*distributed optimization for networked robotic vehicle control and
estimation 

*characterization of performance gaps and trade-offs between centralized and
distributed algorithms 

*analysis and algorithms for understanding and coping with uncertainties in
networked robotic vehicle systems 

*novel distributed control and estimation strategies and applications for
networks of aerial, space, ground, or aquatic robots 

*distributed control, estimation and learning for long-term/life-long
autonomy in robotic vehicle networks 


************ ORGANIZING COMMITTEE************ 

-Nisar Ahmed, Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of
Colorado Boulder (nisar.ahmed at colorado.edu) 

-Sonia Martinez, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,
University of California San Diego (soniamd at ucsd.edu) 

-Jorge Cortes, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,
University of California San Diego (cortes at ucsd.edu) 



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