[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Papers: Simulation in Robotics Special Session @ ROBOT2015

Nuno Lau nunolau at ua.pt
Mon Jun 15 06:38:01 PDT 2015

(Apologies for multiple copies due to cross-posting)

                       Call for Papers of
              Simulation in Robotics Special Session

                         To be held at
                 ROBOT'2015, November 19-21, 2015,
            Pavilhao do Conhecimento, Lisbon, Portugal

ROBOT'2015 - Second Iberian Robotics Conference - main goal is to show the
robotic research and development of new applications in the Iberian Peninsula.
Although focused on the works developed at Iberia the conference is open for
good quality submissions from any country in the world.
The conference is organized in several Special Sessions one of which
is Simulation in Robotics.
The event is co-located with RoCKIn Competition 2015

The conference proceedings will be published in a Springer book of the
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Series, indexed by
Thomson ISI Web of Knowledge and SCOPUS (English papers) and in an
electronic volume with ISBN (Spanish and Portuguese papers).
Extended versions of the conference best papers will also be published in
Special Issues from several top Journals.

## Important Dates

10 Jul-2015: Paper Submission Deadline
30 Jul-2015: Author Notification/Registration Open
15 Sep-2015: Camera Ready / Early Registration
19-21 Nov-2015: ROBOT'2015 Conference

## Objectives and Topics

While robotics is inherently a very practical research area, the use of
simulators in robotics research is very common, as they provide a cost and
time effective and safe methodology to develop the robot software.
The use of simulation also enables a level of introspection and control
over the evolution of time, that is seldom available when using real robots,
and allows an easy way to perform repetitive tests.

There are several quite realistic robotic simulators available for the use
in robotics research. However, the study on general methodologies to swap
from robotic simulation to its application in real robots is still a research
problem. This Special Session is focused on the use of Simulation in Robotics.
It aims at gathering researchers that use or develop robotic simulators to
present their novel research on these subjects.

The Special Session will be structured around the following topics:

- Robotic simulators in education and training
- Simulated robotic competitions
- Machine learning in robotics using simulators
- Robotic simulator technologies
- Simulated multi-agent robotic systems
- Development tools for Robotics
- Simulated humanoid robots
- Simulation of robotic sensors and actuators
- Modeling and simulation of complex robots

This topics' list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the
topics, and authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related
topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in the Special Session main

## Invited Speakers

ROBOT'2015 will feature three Plenary Talks:

- Manuela Veloso - Carnegie Mellon University, USA
- Bill Smart - Oregon State University, USA
- Jon Agirre Ibarbia - TECNALIA Research & Innovation, Spain

## Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit original research contributions in English,
Spanish or Portuguese. Authors should submit their papers electronically
in PDF format via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=robot2015

Papers must follow the Springer AISC template. Twelve pages in the Springer
AISC format are allowed for each paper, including all figures, tables and
references. Please check the Author Guidelines for the Preparation of
Contributions to Springer Computer Science Proceedings for more complete
information (http://www.springer.com/series/11156).

Authors must remove their names from the submitted papers, and should take
reasonable care not to indirectly disclose their identity. Three program
committee members will be assigned to review each paper. Acceptance will
be based on the paper's significance, technical quality, clarity, relevance
and originality.

Accepted papers will be scheduled for presentation, which requires that at
least one of the authors should register at the Conference and present the

## Special Session Chairs

Nuno Lau, University of Aveiro, Portugal - nunolau at ua.pt
Artur Pereira, University of Aveiro, Portugal - artur at ua.pt

## Institutions

ROBOT'2015 is Organized by: SPR - Sociedade Portuguesa de Robotica,
SEIDROB - Sociedad Espanola para la Investigacion y Desarrollo en Robotica and
GTROB - Grupo de Robotica de CEA. 

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