[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP: ROSCon 2015

Tully Foote tfoote at osrfoundation.org
Fri May 15 18:21:41 PDT 2015

ROSCon 2015
Website: http://roscon.ros.org

October 3rd-4th, 2015  Hamburg, Germany
Immediately following IROS

Important Dates

Call for Proposals -- May 15th, 2015
Proposal submission deadline -- July 7th, 2015
Proposal acceptance notification -- July 14th, 2014



ROSCon 2015 is a chance for ROS developers of all levels, beginner to
expert, to spend an extraordinary two days learning from and networking
with the ROS community. Get tips and tricks from experts and meet and share
ideas with fellow developers from around the globe.

ROSCon is a developers conference, in the model of PyCon and BoostCon.
Following the success of theinaugural ROSCon in St. Paul, Minnesota, the
second version in Stuttgart, Germany, last years event in Chicago,
Illinois, this year's ROSCon will be held in Hamburg, Germany. Similar to
previous years, the two-day program will comprise technical talks and
tutorials that will introduce you to new tools and libraries, as well as
teach you more about the ones you already know. The bulk of the program
will be 30-40 minute presentations (some may be longer or shorter). To
submit a proposal please read the Call for Proposals.

If you don't want to make a formal presentation, you should still bring
your new project or idea to ROSCon! There will be sessions of Lightning
Talks, which are 5-minute mini-talks that are scheduled just-in-time at the
conference. There will also be open space for Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF)
meetings, impromptu hacking sessions, and informal presentations.

If you are looking for information on past ROSCons see their separate
websites including past programs, slides and videos of the presentations
are available from their archival sites:

 - http://roscon.ros.org/2012
 - http://roscon.ros.org/2013
 - http://roscon.ros.org/2014

Submission Guidelines

Presentations and tutorials on all topics related to ROS are invited.
Examples include introducing attendees to a ROS package or library,
exploring how to use tools, manipulating sensor data, and applications for

Proposals will be reviewed by a program committee that will evaluate fit,
impact, and balance.

We cannot offer sessions that are not proposed! If there is a topic on
which you would like to present, please propose it. If you have an idea for
an important topic that you do not want to present yourself, please post it
to ros-users at lists.ros.org.

Topic areas


All ROS-related work is invited. Topics of interest include:

    Best practices
    Useful packages and stacks
    Robot-specific development
    ROS Enhancement Proposals (REPs)
    Safety and security
    ROS in embedded systems
    Product development & commercialization
    Research and education
    Enterprise deployment
    Community organization and direction
    Testing, quality, and documentation
    Robotics competitions and collaborations

Proposal submission


A session proposal should include:

    Recommended duration: Short (~20 minutes) or Long (~45 minutes)
    Summary, 100 word max (to be used in advertising the session)
    Description (for review purposes): outline, goals (what will the
audience learn?), pointers to packages to be discussed (500 Words Maximum)

To submit a proposal please visit: http://roscon.ros.org/review

Further Info


The event website is http://roscon.ros.org  You can contact the organizing
committee at roscon-2015-oc at osrfoundation.org

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