[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP: 4th Conference on Robotics, Cloud and IoT

Pieter Simoens pieter.simoens at ugent.be
Thu Sep 28 11:12:06 PDT 2017

**********************Call for Papers******************************

*This CFP targets both research articles as industry presentations.
Website updated with keynote speakers
Best papers will be invited for a special issue of Journal of Software 
Engineering for Robots (JOSER)*

The 4th edition of the International Conference on Cloud and Robotics 
will be held on November 22-23 2017 in Saint-Quentin, France. As 
Saint-Quentin is very close to Brussels, this event can be perfectly 
combined with the European Robotics Week in Brussels. The conference is 
co-located with the industry exposition Robonumerique 
(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.robonumerique.fr&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=sKESHO94HAoJXAQrH-lMWq_Q7swPtuhJA44nRu7EKAg&s=g0PKbJ-5gBaUmrZCSis1mNu_tQr6Q0WrzlGUoskNweU&e=). Please refer to the website 
(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__cloudrobotics.info&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=sKESHO94HAoJXAQrH-lMWq_Q7swPtuhJA44nRu7EKAg&s=hnD6jxPXBdDki6ZtiIz3qfMd61hYiBS9NmTsjrE_B3E&e=) to  find out about the keynote speakers.

The domain of cloud robotics aims to converge robots with computation, 
storage and communication resources provided by the cloud. The cloud may 
complement robotic resources in several ways, including crowd-sourcing 
knowledge databases, context information, computational offloading or 
data-intensive information processing for artificial intelligence. As 
the challenges in this domain are multi-disciplinary, the session aims 
at building a bridge between experts from academia and industry working 
in different fields, such as robotics, machine learning, artificial 
intelligence, software architecture, big data analytics, 
Internet-of-Things and distributed cloud systems.

The conference is organizing two special sessions: one on the 
integration of Internet-of-Things with robots (leading to the so-called 
Internet of Robotic Things), as well as one industry session.



Topics of interest include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  * Architectures and middleware solutions for cyber-physical systems,
    integrating the IoT, the cloud/edge with robots and other actuators
  * Distributed sensing, planning and actuation
  * Cloud-based control systems, possibly using deterministic wireless
    or wired networking
  * Domain Specific Languages for cloud robotics and cyber-physical systems
  * Software engineering practices for networked robots
  * Tele-robotic systems
  * Computational offloading and load balancing in robotics
  * Multi-robot coordination and orchestration
  * Self-adaptive cyber-physical and robotic systems
  * Cloud-supported collective knowledge and parameter sharing between
    actuation systems
  * Sensor fusion for improved control policies
  * Transfer learning between tasks or across robotic systems
  * Hands-on experiences and use cases in the fields of manufacturing,
    Industry 4.0, healthcare, active assisted living, logistics and
    transportation, security and surveillance, precision agriculture and



Three categories of submissions are sollicited:

  * full papers, presenting research results, limited to 6 pages in
    2-column conference paper format
  * application papers (short papers 2-4 pages), presenting lessons
    learnt during practical field trials and/or with commercial
    applications in the domain of cloud robotics and cyber-physical systems
  * presentations, expressing industry viewpoints and requirements that
    may help in shaping future research agenda. Prospective presenters
    should submit a short abstract describing the content of their


    Formatting and Submission Instructions

All papers must conform, at time of submission, to theIEEE Formatting 
the letter page format, and be submitted electronically through 
theEasychair Online Submission 
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__easychair.org_conferences_-3Fconf-3Diccr17&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=sKESHO94HAoJXAQrH-lMWq_Q7swPtuhJA44nRu7EKAg&s=C3NMCTY8RNSdj8bQq1ibVAFGVairN0akpP-N-4np6Yc&e=>Site by choosing 
academic or student topic. Best papers will be selected for a special 
issue of the Journal of Software Engineering for Robotics (JOSER).


    Important dates

Full paper submission deadline: October 23, 2017

Author notification: October 30, 2017

Camera ready: November 7, 2017

prof. dr. ir. Pieter Simoens
Ghent University - imec
iGent Tower - Department of Information Technology
Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 15, B-9052 Ghent, Belgium

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