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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] RSS 2018 - Call for Workshops - Final Reminder

Maurice Fallon-3
RSS 2018 Call for Workshops ** Final Reminder **

The Organizing Committee for the 2018 Robotics: Science and Systems
Conference (RSS 2018) requests proposals for full and half-day
workshops, tutorials and demonstrations to be held in CMU, Pittsburgh,

---- Important Dates ----
February 15, 2018:   Submission Deadline
March 15, 2018:   Acceptance Notification
July 29-30, 2018:   RSS 2018 Workshops

---- Description ---

The RSS workshops have consistently provided high-quality,
topically-focused forums for researchers at the forefront of robotics.
This year these events will take place on Friday and Saturday after the
main conference.

Workshops are intended to supplement the primary conference; as such we
seek workshops that will provide a complement to the large single-track

Specifically, we welcome and will give priority to:
1. Innovative ideas on structuring the events in a way that will promote
discussion and interaction among the participants.
2. Proposals with high-quality, diverse speakers, and which lay out
plans for encouraging speakers to focus their talks on the workshop
topic (as opposed to delivering generic talks).
3. Proposals from communities that have not traditionally participated
at RSS but are relevant to robotics science, robotics systems, and the
practice and philosophy of the discipline and our community more broadly.
4. Workshops that will encourage analysis and reflection on topics and
issues that formulate challenge problems and that promote discussion,
debates, and long-term visions for the discipline.

We also note that the two special themes for RSS 2018: (1) Field
Robotics, and (2) Mechanisms and Design, will also be promoted in the
selection of workshops, provided they fulfill the guidelines above.

In addition to traditional workshops, there will be a special “outlier”
track that pushes the boundaries of academic workshops by examining
ideas that are (i) important for the field, and (ii) poorly treated by
the formal peer-review process. Building on the successes of RSS 2017
(one workshop involved aspects of dance, another a custom card game),
the track will explore unconventional formats and topics that eschew
current orthodoxy.

--- Submissions ---
We expect proposals to be approximately 2–3 pages in length, and no more
than 5 pages.

Proposal Template:

Sample Review Form:

Submission site:

We are looking forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh!
RSS 2018 Workshop Co-chairs: Jeannette Bohg and Cynthia Matuszek

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