[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP: 1st Workshop on Internet of People, Assistive Robots and Things (IoPARTS) along with MobiSys 2018

Karthik Dantu kdantu at buffalo.edu
Tue Mar 27 08:33:36 PDT 2018


IoPARTS 2018 : Call for Papers

The 1st International Workshop on Internet of People, Assistive Robots and

held in conjunction with ACM Mobisys 2018



Dear Colleagues,

We invite original submissions for IoPARTS 2018: the 1st ACM International
Workshop on Internet of People, Assistive Robots and Things, held in
conjunction with ACM Mobisys 2018 (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.sigmobile.org_mobisys_2018&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=mMQRPc4-fOn14Ti4w_RMnK_P6vG3BTlcMMSGOk7U8pk&s=M3EOrOYr0VbRwQExFsKGM_-TCLgSQKNDzbFpgtyDKbs&e=)
in Munich, Germany. Our sincere apologies if you receive multiple copies of
the call.

IoPARTS 2018 invites researchers, engineers,  and subject matter experts
from academia and industry to present their latest innovations, which
address coworking challenges between humans and robots within the context
of IoT. It stems from the observation that rapid advances in sensing,
sensor algorithms, miniaturized computing, and improved actuation are
expeditiously bringing robots into our daily lives. The near future holds
the promise of driverless cars, package delivering drones, precision
agriculture, co-working robots, and others. A major paradigm change with
these applications is the degree of autonomy of the robot, and the close
proximity of their operation in urban environments. This is dramatically
different from prior deployments of automation in factories with very
structured environments constructed for their operation. This change brings
several challenges arising from close proximity of operation with humans,
modality of interaction, general awareness, and others. This workshop is
interested in bringing out the computer systems challenges that this future
paradigm presents. Such systems challenges include spatial awareness of the
robot, ability to react in a timely manner, faster and better modes of
interaction, and systems/protocols for seamless interaction in diverse

Topics of interest include, but not limited to :


   Real-time software design for mixed-criticality systems

   Smart space design for human-robot systems

   System architectures and protocols for interacting with unmanned
   autonomous vehicles

   Localization, navigation, and dynamic path planning

   Novel sensing and interface technologies for human-robot interaction

   Algorithms  for human-robot coordination

   Joint inference and learning based on data generated by human wearables,
   fixed sensors and robots

   Human-in-the-loop algorithms for robot sensing/actuation

   Verification of hybrid human-robot systems

   Improved communication/visualization between robot and humans

   Energy management among robots and mobile/fixed sensors

   Issues on heterogeneous sensor modalities and capabilities among humans
   and robots

   Security/Privacy challenges of human-robot systems

   Ethical/social challenges of human-robot systems

   Results from prototypes, test-beds, and demonstrations

   Novel applications of human-robot systems

Two types of submissions are solicited:


   Full papers: Maximum length of 6 pages, including title, author list,
   abstract, all figures, tables, and references. At least one author of each
   accepted paper must register for the workshop and present the paper.

   Vision abstracts: Extended abstract that offers a future vision for a
   research direction in this space, of maximum length of 2 pages. The
   abstract should include title, author list, narrative (the vision
   statement), and references. At least one author of each accepted abstract
   must register for the workshop and participate in a future visions session.
   The session will include short talks by author of accepted abstracts,
   followed by discussion.

Submission Guidelines:


   IoPARTS invites submission of original work not previously published, or
   under review at another conference or journal.

   Submissions (including title, author list, abstract, all figures,
   tables, and references) must be no greater than 6 pages in length for Full
   papers and must be no greater than 2 pages in length for Vision abstracts


   Papers must be in PDF format, and should be submitted through the
   submission website: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ioparts18.hotcrp.com_&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=mMQRPc4-fOn14Ti4w_RMnK_P6vG3BTlcMMSGOk7U8pk&s=k_zxSWxxZLnA_8msk6ryk3DNDxzZqJBjUS84Npz2h0o&e=.

   Reviews will be single-blind: authors name and affiliation should be
   included in the submission.

   All submissions must follow the formatting guidelines as given on
   https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.sigmobile.org_mobisys_2018_submission_&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=mMQRPc4-fOn14Ti4w_RMnK_P6vG3BTlcMMSGOk7U8pk&s=7XEKJZ92ACwkz__O2yH0cWWRPiDydtyZLKhFwEZYAR8&e=; and those that do
   not meet the size and formatting requirements will not be reviewed.


   Accepted papers will be published by ACM.

Important Deadline :


   Submission Due: 31 March 2018, 11:59 PM AOE *Extended*

   Notification of Acceptance: 20 April 2018

   Camera Ready Due: 04 May 2018

Please do not hesitate to reach out to prasant.misra at tcs.com or
niki.trigono at cs.ox.ac.u <niki.trigono at cs.ox.ac.ul>k with any questions
regarding the workshop.


Prasant Misra, Niki Trigoni, Sen Wang,  Karthik Dantu and Hongkai Wen
(Organising Co-Chairs)

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