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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] (SECOND KEYNOTE SPEAKER CONFIRMED) IEEE ICARSC 2018 Portugal - submission deadline until February 12, 2018

18th IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and
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              IEEE ICARSC 2018

  18th IEEE International Conference on

Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions



                       April 25-27, 2018

         Town Hall, Torres Vedras, Portugal

Sponsored by:

- IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

- IEEE Technically Co-sponsored

- IEEE Portugal Section

- Portuguese Robotics Society

= Keynote speaker: Anibal Ollero =

Institution: University of Seville (Seville, Spain)

Subject: Aerial Robotic Manipulation and its Application to Inspection and Maintenance

= Keynote speaker: Jorge Dias =

Institution: Khalifa University (Abu Dhabi, UAE)

Subject: (to be announced)

An event integrated in the 18th international Portugal Robotics Open


== Important! ==

Submission deadline: February 12, 2018.

The 18th IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems

And Competitions (ICARSC 2018) gathers participants from academia and

industry working in the field of autonomous robotics and related areas.

It is organized within the 18th international Portugal Robotics Open,

a RoboCup-sponsored local event.

The conference will be held on April 25-27, 2018,

at the Town Hall of Torres Vedras, Portugal, just a walking distance

from EXPOTORRES, where the Robotics Open will take place.

Conference content will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore

as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

Selected extended papers will be published in a special issue of a prestigious

 journal, indexed by Thomson ISI Web of Knowledge (Requested, pending approval).

There will be a special track for papers describing work related with

fire prevention and combat, particularly using autonomous and

semi-autonomous systems.

== Venue ==

Torres Vedras is located about 50 kilometers from Lisbon, being

the territory of Torres Vedras populated by man since ancient times.

Here passed communities of collector hunters, farmers, blacksmiths

and later Greeks and Romans, as Rufus, one of many immortalized

names spelled in stone.

The village and the county grew, becoming a tourist destination,

especially from the early twentieth century. Since then, many elect

Torres Vedras as a destination, either in search of the spa or the

beach of Santa Cruz, renewing encounters permanently.

The same village amounted to town in 1979, witnessing a massive

urban growth.

In the municipality of Torres Vedras the agriculture (vineyards and

horticulture), the food processing and metallurgical industry and

the retail trade play a key role.

A promotional video of Torres Vedras could be viewed

through the following link:


Torres Vedras can be easily reached by bus or car from the International

Airport of Lisbon.

From Lisbon by bus: You should take a bus that leave you close to

the place where the event takes place. Further information can be

found through the following link: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.rede-2Dexpressos.pt_default.aspx&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=nPWVHDWdk7q8b53CM4fBgDkuMEOHMZwJwivt2rNLzSo&s=L_HboWucLpKnUhc-0aTBGPw6wT7C9aTPV49Ig8VeV8M&e=.

From Lisbon by car: You should take the motorway A8 in the direction

towards Leiria getting out at exit 7 - Torres Vedras South.

== Important Dates ==

     Submission deadline:              Feb. 12, 2018

     Notification of acceptance:    Mar. 5, 2018

     Camera-ready papers:            Mar. 15, 2018

     Early registration deadline:   Mar. 15, 2018

     Conference:                           Apr. 25-27, 2018

All deadlines are on 23:59 GMT.

== Topics ==

The conference is an open forum to most robotics topics, as listed

below, although contributions addressing novel benchmarking methods,

able to properly compare and evaluate the performance of different

solutions to a given robotics problem, and works dealing with robotics

competitions and challenges are particularly welcome.

       Agricultural Robotics;

       Applications of Autonomous Intelligent Robots;

       Artificial Intelligence;

       Autonomous Robotic Systems;

       Computer Vision and Image Processing;

       Control Architectures and Programming;

       Cooperative Perception;

       Cooperative Planning and Task Allocation;

       Dexterous Manipulation and Grasping;

       Educational Robotics;

       Entertainment Robots.

       Evolutionary Robotics;

       Field Robotics;

       Humanoid Robotics;

       Human-Robot Interaction;

       Localization, Mapping, and Navigation;

       Locomotion and Actuation Systems;

       Multi-Robot Coordination;

       Multi-Robot Systems;

       Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking;

       Planning, Reasoning and Modeling;

       Recognition and Tracking;

       Robot-based Fire Combat and Prevention;

       Robot Learning;

       Robotic Competitions;

       Robotic Simulation;

       Sensors and Sensor Integration;

       Swarm Robotics;

       Underwater Robotics.

== Submission Guidelines ==

The working language is English, only. Authors are invited to submit

original research contributions electronically, in PDF format, via



Six pages in the standard IEEE format are allowed for each paper,

including figures, with up to two extra pages with an extra payment

per extra page.

Papers must be written in English following the standard IEEE guidelines:

( https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ieee.org_conferences-5Fevents_conferences_publishing_templates.html&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=nPWVHDWdk7q8b53CM4fBgDkuMEOHMZwJwivt2rNLzSo&s=tjVeRtO-jeKP4VlBEGadWUtDYC0iAfhHOgerB33bxgw&e=)

Reviewing for ICARSC 2018 will be *double blind* so authors must

remove their names from the submitted papers, and should take

reasonable care not to indirectly disclose their identity. Three

program committee members will be assigned to review each paper.

Acceptance will be based on the paper's significance, technical quality,

clarity, relevance and originality.

All accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings

and, being the conference an IEEE sponsored event for a long time,

the proceedings have been indexed in IEEExplore and in Scopus.

Selected extended papers will be published in a special issue of a prestigious

journal, indexed by Thomson ISI Web of Knowledge (Requested, pending approval).

Accepted papers will be scheduled for presentation, which requires

that at least one of the authors should register at the Conference

and present the paper. Failure to meet this requirement will imply

removing the paper from the proceedings.

We welcome you at ICARSC 2018 to share your latest research results.

See you in Torres Vedras!

Hugo Costelha, IPLeiria, Portugal

João Calado, IPLisboa, Portugal

Paulo Oliveira, IST, Portugal

(General Chairs of the IEEE Int. Conf. on Autonomous Robot Systems and


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