[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP for the workshop Enabling factors for the boost of marine robots in real world applications, that will take place at the Third IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing (IEEE IRC 2019) in Naples, Italy, February 25-27 2019

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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP for the workshop Enabling factors for the boost of marine robots in real world applications, that will take place at the Third IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing (IEEE IRC 2019) in Naples, Italy, February 25-27 2019

Ferri, Gabriele CMRE
Call For Paper for the workshop  Enabling factors for the boost of marine robots in real world applications, that will take place at the Third IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing (IEEE IRC 2019) in Naples, Italy, February 25-27 2019

Dear Colleagues,

it is our pleasure to invite you to submit your research papers to the Workshop "https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__sites.google.com_site_marineroboticsirc2019_home&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=07o4Urc29TKIsg5U2-vbVzTrFEOOGn5--A3ygYbupeU&s=wrGRSBmweSJeD9P-N50nKFErTpEGYimN2B43TQSGX5c&e=”, that will take place at the Third IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__irc.asia.edu.tw_2019_&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=07o4Urc29TKIsg5U2-vbVzTrFEOOGn5--A3ygYbupeU&s=DGWtIw49flqPOtwx4ntV59SzDuFvYsYW4iA8-Q05xaE&e= in Naples, Italy, February 25-27 2019.

Motivation

The boundaries between Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics are continuing to be softened, and an interdisciplinary approach is the way to address the complex challenges presented by the marine scenario. New computing approaches and sensor processing techniques such as machine learning are becoming more and more popular to analyze large datasets of sonar and underwater cameras. GPU computing has opened new possibilities for real-time sensing and processing of high data density sensors like Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS). Improved sensing, together with a higher degree of autonomy, is increasing the range of possible real world operations.
The workshop will explore these interconnections between the different fields with the aim to give an answer to the questions arisen by the Maritime Domain. We believe this will stimulate a large interest among the IRC 2019 attendees, both among robotics researchers and among scientists more interested in computing, sensing and AI topics.

Call for participation
The use of marine robots offers the promise to revolutionize the way oceans are explored and monitored. Robots of new generation have the potential to provide the required persistency in the monitoring missions, at a fraction of the cost of traditional ship-based operations. Advances both in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, in Marine Robotics and in underwater
sensing allow today the creation of more efficient, more autonomous and longer-endurance marine robots.

However, the ocean remains a challenging scenario from robot’s perspective. Limitations in underwater communications, the impossibility to use combustion engines (limited endurance) and
difficulties in oceanic engineering still hamper the explosion in the use of robots in real-world applications. These challenges must therefore be addressed in order to facilitate their operations
also by non-experts.

In this workshop, we will focus on the enabling factors for the use of marine robots in real-world applications.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Autonomy
- Networking
- Underwater communications
- Standards for interoperability
- Machine learning approaches
- Innovative propulsion systems
- Novel design concepts
- Efficient computing

Submission Instructions
Expression of Interest

Prospective authors should send a 1 page abstract to the chairs in advance (by November 13) with their proposed topic to evaluate if it fits within the scope of the workshop. Quick feedback will be provided in order to submit the full paper on time (by December 5).

Technical Paper Preparation Instructions
Regular Papers should be no longer than eight (8) pages. Instructions on the preparation can be found on the workshop https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__sites.google.com_site_marineroboticsirc2019_Submission&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=07o4Urc29TKIsg5U2-vbVzTrFEOOGn5--A3ygYbupeU&s=54uyDDQOjRjdRb8I7XLOSf9ftvle16dZe8JOQe5mGN8&e=.
Papers submitted to the workshop for peer review should consist of new unpublished work and papers accepted will be published in the workshops  section of the conference proceedings and archived in IEEE Explore.

Important dates:

Expression of Interest: November 13, 2018.
Submission Deadline: December 5, 2018.

Notification of Acceptance: December 14, 2018.

Camera Ready and Registration Deadline January 14, 2019.


Organization

Prof. Gianluca Antonelli, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio                           
Dr. Fausto Ferreira, Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE)  
Dr. Gabriele Ferri, Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE)    


Technical Program Committee

Prof. Marc Carreras, University of Girona
Prof. Francesco Maurelli, Jacobs University, Bremen
Prof. Nikola Miskovic, University of Zagreb


Sincerely,
Gabriele Ferri

Gabriele Ferri, PhD in Robotics
Research Scientist
Tel: +390187527454
E-mail: mailto:[hidden email]%20
                     

NATO Science and Technology Organization
Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation
Viale San Bartolomeo 400
19126 La Spezia
Italy





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