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ICARSC 2014 : IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions


When May 14, 2014 - May 15, 2014
Where Espinho, Portugal
Submission Deadline Feb 24, 2014
Notification Due Mar 31, 2014
Final Version Due Apr 11, 2014
Categories    robotics   automation   intelligent systems

Call For Papers


Robotica 2014 -
ICARSC - IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems
and Competitions

May 14-15, 2014
Espinho, Portugal

Sponsored by:
- IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
- Portuguese Robotics Society

The IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and
Competitions is an international scientific meeting in the field of
autonomous robotics and related areas, which will take place in conjunction
with the 14th Portuguese Robotics Open, a RoboCup Local Event.
The conference will be held in Espinho, Portugal, on May 14-15, 2014.
Espinho is a very pleasant coastal village with a Mediterranean climate,
15km km south from Porto, Portugal. It has very good connections by airport,
railways and highways.

The conference has been growing continuously for the past decade and is
nowadays a truly international forum attracting quality research papers
from worldwide. Its technical program is the result of a thorough review
process. Due to its growing prestige and impact, the conference is now
an IEEE conference with proceedings indexed in IEEExplore and in Scopus.
The conference has confirmed a **Special Issue of selected extended papers
in the Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems** from Springer,
indexed by the Thomson ISI Web of Knowledge (IF=0.83).

== Important Dates ==

Submission of full-length papers: Feb. 24, 2014
Notification of acceptance: Mar. 31, 2014
Camera-ready papers: Apr. 11, 2014
Early registration deadline: Apr. 18, 2014
Conference: May. 14-15, 2014

All deadlines are 23:59 GMT.

== Topics ==

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;
Humanoid Robotics;
Human-Robot Interaction;
Localization, Mapping, and Navigation;
Locomotion and Actuation Systems;
Multi-Robot Coordination;
Multi-Robot Systems;
Planning, Reasoning and Modeling;
Recognition and Tracking;
Robot Learning;
Robotic Competitions;
Robotic Simulation;
Sensors and Sensor Integration;
Swarm Robotics;
Underwater Robotics.

== Submission Guidelines ==

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit original research contributions in English.
Authors should submit their papers electronically in PDF format via EasyChair:


Six pages in the standard IEEE format are allowed for each paper, including
figures. Papers must be written in English following the standard IEEE


Reviewing for Robotica 2014 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 which
will be indexed in IEEExplore and Scopus.
Selected, extended papers will be published in a Special Issue from the
Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems from Springer, indexed by
Thomson ISI Web of Knowledge (IF=0.83).

Accepted papers will be scheduled for presentation, which requires that at
least one of the authors should register at the Conference and present the

== Invited Speaker ==

The conference will have as invited speaker Prof. Dr. Marco Dorigo,
Université Libre de Bruxelles.
The subject of the keynote presentation is
"The Swarm-bots and Swarmanoid Experiments in Swarm Robotics".

Welcome and look forward to seeing you in Robotica 2014!

Kind Regards,

Nuno Lau, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
António Paulo Moreira, University of Porto, Portugal
Rodrigo Ventura, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Brígida Mónica Faria, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal

(Co-Chairs of the IEEE Int. Conf. on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions)

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