[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Cfp for IROS 2018 (Madrid, 1-5 October) Special Session on Reproducible Robotics and Benchmarking DL March 9

Fabio Bonsignorio fabio.bonsignorio at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 07:27:48 PST 2018

apologies for multiple postings

Dear Colleagues,
You are kindly invited to submit papers related to the topics of
Reproducible Robotics and Benchmarking to this Special Session.
The deadline for special session papers is __March 9th__
You will need to use the session id code.
If you believe you have results that may fit
__Please send me an abstract/title for consideration__
The papers will have to follow the standard IROS paper format and will
undergo the standard conference review proces.
We look forward your submissions
All the best

*Research Reproducibility and Benchmarking of Intelligent Robots*

*Objectives (max. 2000 characters) *

In Robotics research the replicability  and reproducibility of results and
their objective evaluation and comparison is very difficult to put into
practice.  Controlling for environmental conditions is hard, defining
comparable metrics and identifying goal similarity across various domains
is poorly understood, and techniques for performance comparison are in an
early stage.  Even determining the information required to enable
replication of results has been the subject of extensive discussion. Even
worse, there is still no solid theoretical foundation for experimental
replicability of experiments in robotics. This situation impairs both
research progress and technology transfer. However, significant progress
has been made in these respects in recent years. IEEE R&A Mag is now
accepting reproducible papers, the so called R-papers, see here:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ieee-2Dras.org_publications_ram_information-2Dfor-2Dauthors&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=BLHS6tn1DOXZMnv0swghQ9CQL-xqAelO4XHvf2jm3lo&s=ajEMZ-8IAZo6JcLJ9ikgJfXAceKJvCF_thG4-_FUGng&e= . This
Special Session will provide a curated  and peer-reviewed state of the art.

*Corresponding Keywords*
Reproducibility of Robotics Research, Performance Evaluation, Benchmarking


Fabio P. Bonsignorio

IEEE Senior Member

Associate Editor IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine

IROS 2018 Chair for Enterpreneurship

Visiting Professor
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy
The BioRobotics Institute
viale Rinaldo Piaggio 34, 56025 Pontedera (Pisa)

Heron Robots s.r.l.
Via Malta, 3/7
I-16121 Genova

Research Board of Directors Member
euRobotics aisbl

Founding Past Director
euRobotics aisbl

Banco de Santander-Universidad Carlos III de Madrid  Chair of Excellence in

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