[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP for TAROS 2016

Dana Damian d.damian at sheffield.ac.uk
Mon Dec 21 12:09:07 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 (8-12 pages ), short papers (4-6 pages), and
application/demonstration papers (4-6 pages), in Springer format. All
contributions will be refereed.  Full papers are invited from researchers
at any stage in their career but should present significant findings and
advances in robotics research; more preliminary work would be better suited
to short paper submission. Full papers may be accepted for either oral
presentation or poster presentation. Short papers will be accepted for
poster presentation only.  Each Demo submission will be expected to
demonstrate their system at TAROS 2016 and should consist of the following:

1. Paper: A short paper 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.

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

3. [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.

*Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline : 19th Feb 2016
Notification: 1st April 2016
Camera ready copy: 15th April 2016
Conference dates:  28th-30th June 2016

*Organising committee

Overall Conference Co-chairs: Tony Prescott and Jacques Penders
Academic Conference Programme Chairs: Dana Damian and Lyuba Alboul

*Detailed paper submission information will be announced shortly

Dana D. Damian, Ph.D.
Lecturer, University of Sheffield
Automatic Control and System Engineering Department
Centre of Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare
Amy Johnson Bld, Portobello Ln, Sheffield, S1 3JD, UK
E: d.damian at sheffield.ac.uk <dana.damian at sheffield.ac.uk> | P: +44 (0)114
URL: https://sites.google.com/site/danadamian

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