Call for Workshops

Important Dates

December 15, 2010 submission deadline for the proposed topic
February 1, 2011 submission deadline for the full proposal
March 15, 2011 notification
June 27 and 28, 2011 workshops and tutorials take place


The Organizing Committee for the 2011 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (RSS 2011) requests proposals for full and half-day workshops and tutorials to be held on June 27 and June 28, 2011 at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, CA, USA. One and a half day of workshops and tutorials will precede the main conference, which takes place from the afternoon of June 28 through July 1, 2011. RSS brings together researchers working on algorithmic or mathematical foundations of robotics, robotics applications, and the analysis of robotic systems. The workshops have consistently provided high-quality, topically-focused forums for researchers at the forefront of robotics.


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 which has to be submitted by February 1, 2011 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 2-3 pages in length.

Full proposals for review will be due February 1, 2011. Full proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage early submissions. All decisions will be made by March 15, 2011. 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:

Submissions and inquiries:
Workshop Chair: Cyrill Stachniss, University of Freiburg, Germany