[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CfP: RSS 2015 Workshop - Reviewing the review process: An open review experiment for the robotics community *DEADLINE EXTENDED*

Gian Diego Tipaldi tipaldi at informatik.uni-freiburg.de
Sun May 10 23:56:19 PDT 2015

Call for papers: RSS 2015 Workshop:
Reviewing the review process: An open review experiment for the robotics 
July 17, 2015, Rome
Website: http://openreview.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/


Submission deadline:  May 20 *NEW*
Commenting closes:  June 5
Decision of papers:  June 12
Workshop:  July 17

The reviewing process for robotics conferences has remained quite 
constant over the past decades, while the community has grown many 
folds. It is widely recognized that the current reviewing system is far 
from perfect and has some serious deficiency: It is slow, taking up to 
six months from submission to publication. Anonymous reviewers might be 
biased. Reviewers get little credit for their good work and can write 
bad reviews with almost no consequences. Traditional peer review is also 
a static process, where changes in the paper can only be done at 
pre-scheduled intervals.

With this workshop, we want to increase awareness for an open reviewing 
process. We believe that open review will not only help the authors and 
reviewers but also significantly improve the quality of publications. 
The goal of the workshop is two-fold. On one side, it is a discussion 
forum on the current reviewing model and the benefits of a more open 
system. On the other side, it will serve as an open review experiment, 
where we select contributed papers from all areas in robotics to be 
presented based on an open review model.

We encourage submission of papers from all aspects of robotics research 
that the authors believe have great potentials, even if they present a 
proof of concept. Additionally, we encourage submission of papers that 
the authors believe may have a significant impact but received 
unsatisfactory reviews from previous submissions. The papers will be 
reviewed publicly by the community using the open-review paradigm.

Further details are available on 

Selected papers will be considered for a special issue on community 
reviewed papers in Autonomous Robots. More details on the special issue 
will be given later.

Please visit the webpage http://openreview.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/ 
or contact the organizers

Gian Diego Tipaldi, Pratik Agarwal, Wolfram Burgard
University of Freiburg, Germany

Dr. Gian Diego Tipaldi
Post-doctoral Research Assistant

Department of Computer Science
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Georges-Köhler-Allee 79, D-79110 Freiburg, Germany
Email : tipaldi at cs.uni-freiburg.de
Phone : +49 (0) 761 203 8014

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