[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] IROS19 workshop on Informed Scientific Sampling in Large-scale Outdoor Environments

Sandeep Manjanna msandeep at cim.mcgill.ca
Tue Jul 30 07:49:13 PDT 2019


 

We are pleased to announce our IROS 2019 workshop (Abstract is due
on the 15th of Aug 2019) : 
"INFORMED SCIENTIFIC SAMPLING IN LARGE-SCALE
OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENTS"

One of the major applications of mobile robotics
is exploring and mapping an unknown environmental field. Persistent
spatio-temporal maps of environmental phenomena have a critical role in
understanding the interplay between the changing global conditions and
human activities that might be causing these changes. Building such
persistent maps of environmental fields for a given region over a period
of time requires continuous sensing. This problem has been tackled
previously by deploying a network of static sensor nodes uniformly
across the region of interest or by conducting a uniform survey of the
region. In general, however, environmental fields of interest are
non-uniform over a given region and dynamic over a time period.
Persistent mapping of such fields requires the mobile robots which
selectively sense and are aimed at reducing cost and increasing
flexibility when compared to static sensors. 

In this workshop, we aim
at understanding the progress in the field of robotic sampling for
monitoring large-scale outdoor environments, such as forests, large
water bodies, agricultural fields, and complex urban settings. The
workshop will focus on learning about the challenges faced by
researchers in mapping and understanding these difficult environments.
This workshop is aimed at providing a complete overview of the research
related to field robotics in aerial, forest, urban, and marine
applications. We plan to discuss a series of research issues that
include measurement collection and evaluation, communication between
multiple data-sampling robots, data fusion, sensor motion, pollution
monitoring, and wildlife tracking. Regardless of the applications, all
these tasks aim at information acquisition. 
 The workshop will take
place on FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8TH, AT IROS 2019, MACAU. We invite extended
abstract contributions (see below).

 Website:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__scientific-2Dsampling-2Drobots.gaithub.io_iros-2D2019-2Dworkshop_&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=4PaDpYu99QVMQ10wfdf6RZAtmhUS7WObIFd0xQ0cJ9Q&s=BZrfLDC-VY95lNVUXTI9qZ9TVn7kImU4GGx2EP3bsIU&e=  [1]


*TOPICS OF INTEREST*
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 	* Active sampling
 	*
Informed path planning
 	* Sensor networks
 	* Robots in challenging
environments
 	* Marine robotic sampling
 	* Field robotic applications:
Aerial, Urban, Forest, Marine
 	* Multi-robot coordination
 	*
Trade-offs between exploration and exploitation
 	* Search and rescue

	* Environment monitoring
 	* Environment sensing

 *ORGANIZERS*

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Sandeep Manjanna [2], McGill University
 Gregory Dudek [3],
McGill University and Samsung AI Center
 Oscar Pizarro [4], The
University of Sydney 
 Johanna Hansen [5], McGill University
 Victor
Zykov [6], Cornell University

 *CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS*

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Authors can submit extended abstracts in the
IROS format (2-4 pages plus references). We encourage the submission of
early ideas, late-breaking results, or open research questions that are
likely to generate interesting discussions. Submissions will be reviewed
by experts in the field. 
Submission link: Here [7] 
*IMPORTANT DATES*

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Submission deadline: AUG 15, 2019 (Anywhere on Earth)

Notification: Aug 30, 2019
 Camera ready: Sep 7, 2019
 Workshop: Nov 8,
2019

 On behalf of the organizers,
 Kind regards, 
Sandeep Manjanna,

Mobile Robotics Lab, 
McGill University, Montreal, Canada.


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