[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] TAROS 2016 CALL FOR PAPERS

James Law j.law at sheffield.ac.uk
Mon Dec 21 07:52:06 PST 2015


17th Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (TAROS-16)
28th-30th June 2016
The University of Sheffield, U.K.



TAROS (Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems) is aimed at the presentation and
discussion of the latest results and methods in autonomous robotics
research and applications. TAROS offers a friendly environment for robotics
researchers and industry to take stock and plan future progress. TAROS 2016
will be held at the University of Sheffield and will include an academic
conference, industry exhibitions/talks, robot demonstrations and other
satellite events.

TAROS welcomes senior researchers and research students alike, and
specifically provides opportunities for research students and young
research scientists to present their work to the scientific community.

As in previous years the TAROS 2016 proceedings will be published in the
Springer LNAI (LNCS) series and all accepted papers will be included in the
printed proceedings.

TAROS is a platform for robotics researchers with a wide range of interests
from the UK, Europe and worldwide. TAROS welcomes paper submissions on a
wide range of topics related to the principles and practice of robotics.
Submissions of papers are invited in, but not limited to, the following
topics and related areas:

* Advanced applications of autonomous robots (industrial and research)

* Advanced materials and techniques

* Advanced medical robotics; Robots for surgery; Assistive robotics;
Intelligent prostheses

* Applications development, hardware issues, devices and techniques,
advanced sensors and actuators

* Autonomous assembly robotics; Modular reconfigurable robots; Evolutionary

* Autonomous vehicles

* Bio-mimetic and bio-inspired robotics; Bio-hybrid robotic systems

* Cognitive robotics; Developmental robotics

* Ethical and societal issues in robotics; Robots in education, the arts
and entertainment; Personal robotics

* Field robotics

* Flying robots (unmanned- and micro- air vehicles); Space and planetary

* Humanoid robotics

* Human-robot interaction and interfaces

* Legged robots

* Learning and adaptation

* Long-term interaction and operation

* Modelling and analysis of robot models

* Navigation, localization, map building and path planning; Analysis of
robot-environment interaction

* Robot autonomy including energy self-sufficiency; Robot control
architectures; Robot vision, sensing and perception

* Robot communication and language

* Safety, verification and validation for robotic applications

* Service robotics

* Swarm robotics; Collective robots


TAROS 2016 invites full papers, short papers, and application/demonstration
papers. All contributions will be refereed.

1. Full papers (8-12 pages in Springer format -
https://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0) are invited
from researchers at any stage in their career but should present
significant findings and advances in robotics research papers may be
accepted for either oral presentation or poster presentation.

2. Short papers (4-6 pages in Springer format) will be accepted for poster
presentation only, and may consist of more preliminary work.

3. Application / demonstration submissions will be expected to demonstrate
their system at TAROS 2016 and should consist of the following:

** A short paper (4-6 pages in Springer format) in which the authors
describe the system to be demonstrated. The paper should describe the
application domain, the problem scenario, the technology used, the
techniques involved, the original contribution and innovations of the
system, its live and interactive aspects, etc.

** A list of requirements/description of demo setting. This list should be
attached to the short paper, in a separate page.

** [Optional] Video or PPT or other media: the paper may contain a URL
linking to a demonstration video no more than 5 minutes in length (e.g.
YouTube) or a Powerpoint presentation showing and explaining the
demonstration. Other formats are also possible. The objective is to give a
precise idea, in 5 minutes, of the demo.

Invited Speakers to be announced shortly.

Paper Submission Deadline : 19th Feb 2016

Notification: 1st April

Camera ready copy: 15th April

Conference dates:  28th-30th June 2016


Overall Conference Co-chairs: Tony Prescott and Jacques Penders

Academic Conference Programme Chairs: Dana Damian and Lyuba Alboul

Contact email: l.caffrey at sheffield.ac.uk

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