Call for Workshops

Important Dates

December 15, 2009 submission deadline for the proposed topic
February 1, 2010 submission deadline for the full proposal
March 15, 2010 acceptance decisions made
June 27 and 28, 2010 workshops and tutorials take place

Description

The Organizing Committee for the 2010 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (RSS 2010) requests proposals for full and half-day workshops and tutorials to be held on Sunday, June 27, and Monday morning June 28, 2010, at the Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain. This day and a half of workshops and tutorials will precede the main conference, which takes place from the afternoon of Monday June 28 through Wednesday June 30. RSS brings together researchers working on algorithmic or mathematical foundations of robotics, robotics applications, and the analysis of robotic systems. The workshops and tutorials have consistently provided high-quality, topically-focused forums for researchers at the forefront of robotics.

Submissions

Prospective workshop and tutorial organizers should email a brief, single-paragraph description of the proposed topic and a list of organizers by December 15, 2010. A template for the final proposal will then be sent to you.

This template will provide the expected constraints of full-day and half-day workshops and tutorials (including starting and ending times, coffee-breaks, capacity of available rooms) and will request information for the full proposal. As will be indicated in the template, the full proposal submission should include a title, an abstract appropriate for promotion of the event on the RSS website, a description of the proposed content, a tentative schedule and list of speakers, a plan for soliciting participation, a URL for the workshop or tutorial, and expected requirements for space and equipment, among others. We expect full proposals to be approximately 3 pages in length.

Full proposals for review will be due Feburary 1, 2010. Full proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage early submissions. All decisions will be made by March 15, 2010. We recommend that workshops and tutorials be designed to promote discussion among the participants. Priority will be given to proposals that effectively address this issue.

Previous Workshops and Tutorials

Examples of previous workshops and tutorials with websites and on-line schedules can be found through the following links:

http://robotics.washington.edu/rss2009/workshops.html
http://www.rss2008.ethz.ch/workshops.shtml
http://rss2007.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/workshoplist.shtml
http://robotics.cs.brown.edu/rss06/workshop_descriptions.shtml
http://robotics.cs.umass.edu/rss05/workshop_descriptions.html

Submissions and inquiries: contact Workshop Chair
Workshop Chair: Kevin Lynch, Northwestern University