[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP for special issue in Intelligent Service Robotics in conjunction with IROS 2018 Workshop

hyungpil hyungpil at me.skku.ac.kr
Thu Jul 26 04:27:26 PDT 2018

We invite you to submit your contributions to the IROS 2018 workshop
"Experimental Robotic Grasping and Manipulation - Benchmarks,
Datasets, andCompetitions", to be held on Friday October 5, 2018, in Madrid,
Spain and its companion journal special issue in Intelligent Service
Robotics by Springer

The poster and demo session at this workshop will give the opportunity to
researchers to discuss and show their latest results and ongoing research
activities with the community. During flash talk and demo presentations,
presenters will have the opportunity to introduce their work or show their
submitted videos to all workshop attendees.
To participate, please submit by August 15, 2018, an extended abstract of
1-3 pages (in PDF format, IEEE regular paper format) or a 1-2 min video via
email to: yusun at mail.usf.edu
All contributions will undergo a review by the organizers, and the authors
will be notified of acceptance by August 22, 2018.

Important Days

Workshop date: October 5, 2018
Demo video submission deadline: August 15, 2018
Abstract submission deadline: August 15, 2018
Acceptance notification: August 22, 2018
Special Issue Paper Submission: October 30, 2018
(see below for submission details)

The Journal INTELLIGENT SERVICE ROBOTICS calls for contributions to the
special issue on Experimental Robotic Grasping and Manipulation.

The special issue will focus on promoting comparable researches in robotic
grasping and manipulation. Recently, there is a worldwide trend on designing
benchmarks for performance evaluation, establishing community consensus for
tasks and rules in competitions, collecting and organizing grasping and
manipulation datasets for learning, evaluations, and comparisons. In the
last several years, a number of groups in the robotics society have produced
high-quality grasping evaluation objects (such as YCB object set),
benchmarking metrics (such as the NIST grasping and manipulation performance
metrics and benchmarks), daily-living manipulation evaluation tasks (such as
the IROS RGMC tasks), manufacturing evaluation tasks (such as the IROS RGMC
tasks and WRC tasks), and grasping and manipulation datasets (such as the
MIT pushing dataset, IIT robotic hand dataset, USF manipulation dataset,
Upenn tactile dataset and Harvard tactile dataset). These are great assets
and very valuable for the progression of research in robotic grasping and
manipulation. The objectives of the special issue are to bring together
research work from different domains for their common interests in
experimental robotic grasping and manipulation, to consolidate their
efforts, achievements, and resources, to address the state-of-art research,
and to produce fair, easily-implementable, and widely-acceptable benchmarks
and evaluation tasks. Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to: 
•	Gripper/end effector assessment
•	Performance metrics and benchmarks
•	Manipulation datasets
•	Benchmark-oriented design and development
•	Learning manipulation from datasets
•	Benchmarking mobile manipulations
•	Grasp planning based on manipulation datasets
•	Force/tactile sensing datasets for manipulation
•	Non-prehensile manipulation datasets and models
•	Experience-based motion planning for manipulation
•	Pick-and-place in logistics competition
•	Daily-living manipulation competition
•	Manufacturing manipulation competition

A schedule for the special issue:
•	October 30, 2018: Paper submission deadline. 
•	December 15, 2018: Completion of the first round paper review. 
•	January 15, 2019: Completion of the second round paper review. 
•	February 15, 2019: Final manuscripts due. 
•	April 1, 2019: Tentative publication date.

Guest Editors
Hyungpil Moon, SungKyunKwan University, South Korea, hyungpil at me.skku.ac.kr
Yu Sun, University of South Florida, USA, yusun at mail.usf.edu
Joe Falco, NIST, USA, falco at nist.gov
Berk Calli, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA, berk.calli at yale.edu

Paper Submission
All papers are to be submitted through the journal, Intelligent Service
Robotics submission site at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.editorialmanager.com_jist&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=RlCI0DdsOpvaSb2M2aRZDAF9viKTqaupzxfg5CTEvYE&s=wUsTnikqgGU8y8hP-v3cngCQ8Ak5dmLqRf9iTKE4sz4&e=. Please
select as ‘S.I. : Experimental Robotic Grasping and Manipulation’ in the
article type menu of your submission. All manuscripts must be prepared
according to the JISR publication guidelines. Please address all inquiries
via e-mail to hyungpil at me.skku.ac.kr.

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