[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] : REMINDER: STILL AVAILABLE PLACES - REDUCED FEES FOR STUDENT MEMBERS FROM DEVELOPING COUNTRIES - Summer School on Experimental Methodology, Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking in Robotics (PEBRAS))

Fabio Bonsignorio fabio.bonsignorio at gmail.com
Fri Aug 14 07:57:42 PDT 2015

Apologies for multiple postings

Dear all, just in case you missed the opportunity so far, this is gentle
reminder that we will keep the registration open on a First Come First
Served basis until we will have filled all the available places with
excellent suitable candidates. Students from developing countries
are eligible for a reduced 350 € fee. Don't miss the opportunity to learn
from the pioneers!

Hope to see you in Benicassim!
All the best

Fabio, Angel & co,

Call for Participation
IEEE RAS Summer School on
Experimental Methodology, Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking in

IEEE RAS PEBRAS 2015 Summer School


September 14-18, 2015
Intur Bonaire Hotel, Benicassim, Spain

Organized by
IEEE-RAS Technical Committee on
Performance Evaluation & Benchmarking of
Robotic and Automation Systems (TC PEBRAS)

Partial funding provided by the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society

***** Rationale

The IEEE-RAS Technical Committee PEBRAS organizes a Summer School as part
of the IEEE RAS
Technical Education Program. As the complexity of robotic and intelligent
systems grows, it is more and more necessary to adhere to sound
experimental approaches and benchmarking procedures. It is of fundamental
importance that the next generation learns good experimental, performance
evaluation and benchmarking methods as part of their technical education.

**** Objectives. Technical and scientific growth expected from participants

Participants will learn how to implement approaches with exhaustive
experimental methodology and apply appropriate benchmarking procedures to
compare the actual practical results with reference to standard accepted
procedures; how experimental results can be replicable and refutable on the
one hand, and quantitatively comparable according to community-endorsed
metrics, on the other hand. At the end, a student should be able to provide
an educated response to the following questions:
- How research should be performed and reported in order to allow result
- How should competitions be designed in order to maximize their
contribution to robotics research and the industrial exploitation of results
- To which extent and for measuring which functionalities and capabilities
are benchmarks useful and possible
- Which balance of result replication, benchmarking, challenges and
competitions would allow a more objective evaluation of results and
consequent objective assessment of the state of the art in the various
subfields of their domain of research

**** Program
The school will take place for a period of one week from Monday to Friday
(Sept 14-18, 2015).
The Program will consist of morning lectures and afternoon experimental
sessions. There will be panel discussions and complementary activities such
as informal discussions and poster presentations.

**** Venue
The school will take place in a cosy hotel at Benicassim on the
Mediterranean coast of Spain.

**** Confirmed lecturers

- Pedro Lima (Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal)
- Gurvinder Virk (Univ. of Gävle & KTH, Sweden)
- Daniele Nardi (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
- Matteo Matteucci (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
- Maria Gini (University of Minnesota, USA)
- Olivier Michel (Cyberbotics Ltd., Switzerland)
- Adriana Tapus (ENSTA-ParisTech, France)
- Vincent C. Müller (Amerikaniko Kollegio Anatolia, Greece)
- Holly Yanco (University of Massachusetts-Lowell, USA)
- John Hallam (University of Southern Denmark)
- Fabio Bonsignorio (The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna,

**** Registration
Attendance is limited to 50 students. Pre-registration is necessary by
providing a recommendation letter, research statement and vita summary.
Accepted applicants will be invited to register. --->>> Students from
developing countries are eligible for a reduced 350 € fee.<<<----

Registration fee, covering tuition, course material, accommodation and
meals, is 700 euros for IEEE members.

**** Organization

General Chairs
Angel P. del Pobil (IEEE-RAS TC PEBRAS, Universitat Jaume I, Spain)
Fabio Bonsignorio (IEEE-RAS TC PEBRAS, The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola
Superiore Sant'Anna and Heron Robots)

Program Chairs
John Hallam (University of Southern Denmark)
Enric Cervera (Universitat Jaume I, Spain)

Organization Chair
Ester Martinez-Martin (Universitat Jaume I, Spain)

Begona Andres (FUE, Spain)

**** For further information and pre-registration please visit the website:


**** Contact
Email: ieee.raspebras2015 at gmail.com
Begona Andres
Phone: +34 964 38 72 22
Fax: +34 964 38 70 10


Fabio P. Bonsignorio

IEEE Senior Member

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy
The BioRobotics Institute
viale Rinaldo Piaggio 34, 56025 Pontedera (Pisa)

Heron Robots s.r.l.
Via R.Ceccardi 1/18
I-16121 Genova

Research Board of Directors Member
euRobotics aisbl

Founding Past Director
euRobotics aisbl

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