[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CfP 17th IEEE Int. Conf. on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (ICARSC 2017)

Lino Marques lino at isr.uc.pt
Wed Dec 14 17:14:57 PST 2016

(Apologies for multiple copies due to cross-posting)

          *** CALL FOR PAPERS ***

               ICARSC 2017

  17th IEEE International Conference on
  Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions


             April 26-28, 2017
          University of Coimbra
             Coimbra, Portugal

Sponsored by:
- IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
- Portuguese Robotics Society

An event integrated in

              Robotica 2017
     the 17th Portuguese Robotics Open


== Important! ==

Submission deadline: January 31, 2017.

The 17th IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and 
Competitions (ICARSC 2017) gathers participants from academia and 
industry working in the field of autonomous robotics and related areas. 
It is organized within the 17th Portuguese Robotics Open, a 
RoboCup-sponsored local event.
The conference will be held at the University of Coimbra in Coimbra, 
Portugal, on April 26-28, 2017.

The University of Coimbra (UC), founded in 1290, was the first 
Portuguese university, and one of the oldest in the world 
(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.uc.pt_en&d=DgICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=5ylgqp5PKraBZhJRy3gkzYtwLV4SVwNL5ivpUIpaKSk&s=2C6DTUimkMjE1y1PzfUnK-dhqUy3vuV3U8fHFMrs4VE&e= ). Nowadays, UC maintains a unique mix of tradition, 
contemporaneity and innovation that led to its recognition as a world 
heritage site by UNESCO since 2013.
Coimbra is located at the center of Portugal, about 200km north of 
Lisbon and 100km south of Oporto, the closest cities with international 
airports. Coimbra can be easily reached by train, coach or car from 
these airports.

The conference has been an IEEE co-sponsored event for a long time and 
its proceedings have been indexed in IEEExplore and in Scopus.
Moreover, similarly to previous editions, a special section in a 
specialized journal will be set up to accommodate the publication of 
extended versions of selected papers.

== Important Dates ==

     Submission deadline:           Jan. 31, 2017
     Notification of acceptance:    Mar. 15, 2017
     Camera-ready papers:           Mar. 31, 2017
     Early registration deadline:   Mar. 31, 2017
     Conference:                    Apr. 26-28, 2017

All deadlines are on 23:59 US Pacific Time.

== Topics ==
The conference is an open forum to most robotics topics, as listed 
below, although contributions addressing novel benchmarking methods, 
able to properly compare and evaluate the performance of different 
solutions to a given robotics problem, and works dealing with robotics 
competitions and challenges are particularly welcome.

     Agricultural Robotics;
     Applications of Autonomous Intelligent Robots;
     Artificial Intelligence;
     Autonomous Robotic Systems;
     Collaborative Robotics;
     Computer Vision and Image Processing;
     Control Architectures and Programming;
     Cooperative Perception;
     Cooperative Planning and Task Allocation;
     Dexterous Manipulation and Grasping;
     Educational Robotics;
     Entertainment Robots;
     Evolutionary Robotics;
     Field Robotics;
     Humanoid Robotics;
     Human-Robot Interaction;
     Localization, Mapping, and Navigation;
     Locomotion and Actuation Systems;
     Marine Robotics.
     Multi-Robot Coordination;
     Multi-Robot Systems;
     Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking;
     Planning, Reasoning and Modeling;
     Recognition and Tracking;
     Robot Learning;
     Robotic Competitions;
     Robotic Simulation;
     Sensors and Sensor Integration;
     Service Robotics;
     Swarm Robotics;

== Submission Guidelines ==

Submission Guidelines

The working language is English, only. Authors are invited to submit 
original research contributions electronically, in PDF format, via 

(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__easychair.org_conferences_-3Fconf-3Dicarsc2017&d=DgICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=5ylgqp5PKraBZhJRy3gkzYtwLV4SVwNL5ivpUIpaKSk&s=hwC3m3_QfSV1CGwSetY88k_JinlyPI8y7yEh1Ybaf-4&e= )

Submitted papers should be up to six pages in total, in the IEEE
conference format, following the standard IEEE guidelines.

(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ieee.org_conferences-5Fevents_conferences_publishing_templates.html&d=DgICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=5ylgqp5PKraBZhJRy3gkzYtwLV4SVwNL5ivpUIpaKSk&s=daM8B4KdJWFHmMoKydvWnnWMkmsafVYr5zbkcAErWRg&e= )

Reviewing for ICARSC 2017 will be *double blind* so authors must remove
their names from the submitted papers and should take reasonable care not
to indirectly disclose their identity.

Accepted papers will be scheduled for presentation, which requires that at
least one of the authors must register at the Conference and present the
paper. Failure to meet this requirement will imply removing the paper from
the online version of the proceedings.

We welcome you at ICARSC 2017 to share your latest research results.

See you in Coimbra!

Lino Marques, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Alexandre Bernardino, University of Lisbon, Portugal

(Co-Chairs of the IEEE Int. Conf. on Autonomous Robot Systems and 

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