[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Papers for the Second IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing (IEEE IRC2018)

Luca Muratore luca.muratore at iit.it
Fri Oct 6 06:49:16 PDT 2017

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(Deadline Extended) IEEE IRC2018 CALL FOR PAPERS

Second IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing (IRC2018)

January 31 - February 2, 2018
Laguna Hills, California

Call for Papers

The boundaries between Computer Science and Robotics are continuing to be softened. On the one hand computers are continuing to be humanized and a large number of cyber-physical systems are being developed to act upon the physical world. On the other hand the robotic community is designing robots for the 21st century that are versatile computing machines with high social impact potential, able to enhance transportation safety, reduce agricultural pesticide use, and improve public safety and crime-fighting efficacy, among other things. The barriers that restrain their diffusion significantly correlate to the complexity of developing their software control systems, which must be reliable, maintainable, intelligent, and safe.

Robotic Computing (RC) addresses the synergetic interaction of computing technologies and robotic technologies. The synergy between Robotics and Computer Science is both realistic and strategic. Their mutual benefit is to make it possible to build and evolve new robotic systems, to reduce their development cost, and to enhance their quality.

The Second IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing (IRC 2018) is inviting high quality research papers addressing the synergies between Computer Science and Robotics in all applications:

Topics related to Computer Science
- Formal methods for analysis and design
- Software architectures
- Middleware infrastructures
- Model-driven engineering
- Component-based engineering
- Software product line engineering
- Data, ontology, and knowledge engineering
- Autonomic computing
- Natural language understanding
- Service oriented computing
- Cloud computing
- Semantic computing
- Multimedia computing
- Internet of Things
- Virtual reality
- Computer security
- Software development
- Software fault tools and analysis

Topics related to Robotics
- Hardware modeling and abstraction
- Resource awareness
- Sensor fusion, integration
- Place recognition, localization
- Object recognition, tracking
- Scene interpretation
- Robot cognition
- Manipulation, grasping
- Robot kinematics, dynamics
- Motion planning, control
- Navigation
- Task planning, monitoring
- Human-Robot Interaction
- Robot Simulation
- Multi-robot systems

The Conference is also inviting innovative contributions that discuss the future of the field including, but not limited to:
- What are the challenges to robotic computing?
- What are the main unresolved theoretical and/or methodological controversies?
- What are the stakeholders (e.g., industries, public bodies, educators) research and development problems?
- What can be learned from other disciplines and what can they learn from robotic computing?
- What is the real world experience of Robotic Computing over the past 10 years, and how might it continue to evolve as we look toward the next decade?


Authors are invited to submit an 8-page (regular), 4-page (short), or 6-page (industry) technical paper manuscript in double column IEEE format following the guidelines available on the IRC2018 web page. The conference proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press. Distinguished quality papers presented at the conference will be selected for the best paper/poster awards and for publication in internationally renowned journals.

Important Dates
Workshop Proposal Submission Deadline: September 25, 2017 (PDT)
*Paper Submission Deadline (Extended): October 22, 2017 (PDT) *
Paper Acceptance Notification: December 1, 2017 (PST)
Camera-Ready and Registration Deadline:	December 22, 2017 (PST)

Contact: ieee-irc at uci.edu


On behalf of the IEEE IRC 2018 organizing committee

Luca Muratore
Lead Software Engineer
Dept. of Advanced Robotics (ADVR)
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT-Genova)
PhD fellow
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
University of Manchester (UoM) - UK

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