Call for Workshop Proposals

Robotics: Science and Systems
MIT, Cambridge, MA
June 8-11, 2005

Deadline for Workshop Proposals has passed

Workshop Chairs:
Eric Klavins, University of Washington
Sven Koenig, University of Southern California

"Robotics: Science and Systems" in Cambridge (Massachussetts, USA) is a new conference that spans all areas of robotics. The conference will bring together researchers working on algorithmic or mathematical foundations of robotics, robotics applications, and analysis of robotic systems. The main conference will be followed by one day of workshops on June 11, 2005. The goal of the workshops is to provide an informal forum for researchers to discuss important research questions and challenges.

Workshop organizers have several responsibilities, including:

advertising their workshops, inviting the workshop participants, and ensuring a sufficient number of participants;

coordinating the workshop content, which includes arranging short informal presentations by some of the participants,arranging for expert commentators to sit on the discussion panels, and formulating sets of discussion topics;

arranging the workshop schedule;

moderating the discussions; and

writing brief workshop summaries and coordinating the electronic dissemination of submitted material.

We suggest that workshop organizers allocate at least 50 percent of the workshop schedule to question/answer sessions, discussions, panel and breaks because workshops otherwise degrade into mini-conferences. For the same reason, we strongly recommend that each full-day workshop include no more than 12 talks.

The organizers of each accepted workshop can name up to two people for half-day workshops and four people for full-day workshops who will receive discounted registrations for the workshop program. There is no travel funding available for workshop speakers.