[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP ICRA 2019 Workshop on Approaching Residency of Marine Robots for Deep-Sea Research (Final Call)

Zhuoyuan Song zsong at hawaii.edu
Tue Mar 26 12:17:19 PDT 2019


CALL FOR PAPER (Final Call)

Workshop Title: Approaching Residency of Marine Robots for Deep-Sea Research (ARMR-DSR)
Location: ICRA 2019, Montreal, Canada
Event Type: Workshop (half-day)
Submission Types: Extended abstracts (2 pages) or full-length paper (5~6 pages)
Workshop Website: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www2.hawaii.edu_-7Ezsong_rauv-2Dicra2019_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=zA4fGE37Re5rtZzjhKjdlDN0tvcwcjokvt7fGnTIP48&s=jywtyKS35n6s46c0sXqupUQTMI9I5zhHMiZyg7v4XW8&e= <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www2.hawaii.edu_-7Ezsong_rauv-2Dicra2019_&d=DwMFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Du-eWj7hyKpNRXsKcv0YHAz7onZeKqlVQFgf0TRcaT0&s=bWbz8rYcGFQAP-FmIUCLqpZGMhl7-sbfsTdraYo-BLA&e=>

Important Dates
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Submission Site Open: January 25, 2019
Early-bird Registration: February 28, 2019
Extended Submission Deadline (Final Call): April 5, 2019 (anywhere on Earth)
Author Notification: April 26, 2019
Workshop Date: AM 8:30-12:30, Thursday, May 23, 2019

Submission Details
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Subsea exploration and monitoring are of vital significance in many fields include early tsunami warning, oceanography, marine biology, coastal safety, natural resource exploitation, and environmental preservation. From measuring methane hydrate deposits to strategic defense installations, marine robotics is among the most promising technologies that accelerate the progress of these fields. An emerging frontier of marine robotics is the endeavor to achieve long-term residency of autonomous underwater vehicles. Supported by subsea infrastructures such as the ocean observatories, resident autonomous underwater vehicles (RAUVs) acquire power and cabled communication from deep-sea stations. RAUV will provide prolonged dynamic measurements of the subsea environment and be able to attend to emerging subsea events promptly. 

This workshop aims at raising the awareness of the significance of RAUV and providing a platform for discussing existing technological challenges in achieving long-term residency. Our focus lies on identifying critical demands for RAUVs and collecting novel ideas and concepts for major topics. We will discuss topics including efficient learning with deficient perception data and minimum supervision, robust robot control and system reliability in highly uncertain environments, and long-term autonomy. We hope to bring together researchers, practitioners, and scientists from related disciplines to envision the future of RAUVs and subsea exploration. 

We invite interested authors to submit extended abstracts (2 pages) and workshop papers (5-6 pages) of relevant works on deep-sea applications. Accepted abstracts and papers will be posted on the workshop website but will NOT be included in the official IEEE proceedings. All submissions will go through a single-blind review process refereed by guest reviewers. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to present their works during the poster session. Authors of accepted workshop papers will be invited to give an oral presentation with the option to also present during the poster session. Authors of a selected number of accepted submissions will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to a Special Issue of the IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering that covers the major topics of interest of the workshop. 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 
-    Underwater navigation and mapping 
-    Long-term autonomy and life-long learning
-    Control and estimation under uncertainties 
-    Underwater sensing and communication 
-    Underwater manipulation 
-    Deep-sea soft robotics
-    System design, modeling, and simulation 
-    Fault detection and recovery 

Best Paper Award:
This award recognizes the best paper presented at the ARMR-DSR workshop. All papers presented at this workshop are eligible. The organizing committee will chair and participate in the selection. Papers will be judged based on relevance, technical merit, and potential impact. This cash award is sponsored by SAAB. It will be announced and presented at the end of the workshop.

Submission Link:
All submissions should be in the form of a single PDF in ICRA format at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__easychair.org_conferences_-3Fconf-3Darmrdsr2019&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=zA4fGE37Re5rtZzjhKjdlDN0tvcwcjokvt7fGnTIP48&s=iTcSA9hRI4TVIep8c6bVst0k0hgbt3sJIvph_imtr9s&e= <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__easychair.org_conferences_-3Fconf-3Darmrdsr2019&d=DwMFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Du-eWj7hyKpNRXsKcv0YHAz7onZeKqlVQFgf0TRcaT0&s=YsXvglaxL-QfwbT6icxbIsaNAWgsM3Bt41dbSJaTn9c&e=>

Organizers:
Zhuoyuan Song (UH Manoa, primary contact: zsong at hawaii.edu <mailto:zsong at hawaii.edu>)
Aaron Marburg (UW-APL)
Michael Krieg (UF)
Kamran Mohseni (UF)
Brian Bingham (NPS)

On behalf of the organizing committee,
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Zhuoyuan Song, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Tel: (808) 956-0807
Fax: (808) 956-2373
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