[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP: 2017 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (RSS)

Ross A Knepper rak at cs.cornell.edu
Mon Oct 17 21:47:35 PDT 2016


Call for Papers*

The 2017 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference will bring together 
researchers working on algorithmic and mathematical foundations of 
robotics, robotics applications, and analysis of robotic systems. We 
seek your best work in all areas of robotics and solicit papers that 
cover both the “Science” and the “Systems” of robotics.


The conference will be single-track, and the final program will be the 
result of a thorough review process to give attendees an opportunity to 
see the best research in all areas of robotics. Submissions will be 
evaluated in terms of their technical quality, novelty, significance, 
potential impact, and clarity.


The program will include invited talks as well as oral and poster 
presentations of refereed papers. The three-day main session will be 
followed by two days of workshops and tutorials. Workshop-only 
registration will also be available. Every effort is being made to keep 
conference expenses affordable, particularly for student attendees.


This year, we are especially excited to showcase the following two 
themes via special sessions at the conference:

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    Kinematics, Dynamics, and Control:Dexterous Manipulation,
    Locomotion, Nonlinear Control, Visual Servoing

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    Mechanisms:Design, Humanoids, Hands, Legged Robots, Flying Robots,
    Underwater Robots, Novel Actuators, Reconfigurable Robots,
    MEMS/NEMS, Micro/Nanobots


Important Dates

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    Full Paper Submission: Monday January 30, 2017, Anywhere on Earth

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    Paper Notification: April 30, 2017

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    Conference Dates: July 12-16, 2017 (Main Conference: July 12-14,
    Workshops: July 15-16)

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    Submissions will either be accepted or rejected. This year, RSS will
    not have a rebuttal phase, nor conditional acceptances.


Themes

RSS is actively seeking papers in areas that have not been traditionally 
represented at the conference and will stay true to its name covering 
both the “Science” and the “Systems” of robotics. Papers containing 
original and unpublished work are solicited in all areas of robotics, 
including (but not limited to) the following themes:

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    Kinematics, Dynamics, and Control:Dexterous Manipulation,
    Locomotion, Nonlinear Control, Visual Servoing

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    Mechanisms:Design, Humanoids, Hands, Legged Systems, Snakes, Novel
    Actuators, Reconfigurable Robots, MEMS/NEMS, Micro/Nanobots, Novel
    Sensors, Haptics, Tactile Interfaces

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    Planning and Algorithms:Motion Planning, Task Planning,
    Coordination, Complexity and Completeness, Computational Geometry,
    Simulation, Planning under uncertainty

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    Manipulation:Contact Modeling, Grasp Synthesis, Assembly, Force
    Control, Manipulation Planning

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    Human-Robot Interaction and Human Centered Systems:Brain-Machine
    Interfaces, Telerobotics, Human Augmentation, Assistive Robots,
    Social Robots, Safe Interaction, Robots and Art, Grounded language
    acquisition, Natural language generation, Human-robot dialogue

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    Field Robotics:Underwater Robotics, Aerial/Space Robotics,
    Agricultural and Mining Robotics

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    Formal methods:Safety, Verification, Validation,
    Correct-by-construction Systems, Controller Synthesis, Certification

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    Distributed Systems:Multi-Robot Systems, Networked Robots, Robot Soccer

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    Medical Robotics:Robot-Assisted Procedures, Smart Surgical Tools,
    Rehabilitation Robotics, Interventional Therapy, Image-Guided
    Procedures, Surgical Simulation, Soft-Tissue Modeling, Telesurgery

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    Biological Robotics:Biomimetic Robotics, Robotic Investigation of
    Biological Science and Systems, Neurobotics, Prosthetics, Robotics
    and Molecular Biology

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    Robot Perception:Vision, Tactile and Force Perception, Range
    Sensing, Inertial and propreoceptive sensing, Sensor Fusion,
    Calibration & Identification

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    Mobile Systems and Mobility:Mapping, Localization, Navigation, SLAM,
    Collision Avoidance, Exploration

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    Estimation and Learning for Robotic Systems:Reinforcement Learning,
    Bayesian Techniques, Deep Learning, Graphical Models, Imitation
    Learning, Programming by Demonstration, Diagnostics


Author Information

The RSS submission site will be made available in December 2016. We will 
notify this mailing list as soon as that happens.

Submissions may be up to 8 pages in length, excluding references. 
Reviewing for RSS 2016 is double-blind, so authors should not be listed 
on the title page, and reasonable anonymity should be maintained in the 
paper.


Submissions that are identical (or substantially similar) to versions 
that have been previously published, or accepted for publication, or 
that have been submitted in parallel to other conferences are not 
appropriate for RSS and violate our dual submission policy. One major 
exception to this rule are technical reports (e.g. in arXiv).


Submissions will be evaluated in terms of their technical quality, 
novelty, significance, potential impact, and clarity. All papers 
accepted for presentation at the main conference will be published in 
online proceedings and available free of cost.


Special Journal Issues

About halfof the selected papers will be invited for submission to a 
special issue of International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR) and a 
special issue of Autonomous Robots (AuRo). For example, out of the 57 
accepted papers in RSS 2014, 15 appeared in the IJRR Special Issue, and 
13 in the AuRo Special Issue.


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