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ICARSC 2015 : 15th IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions


When Apr 8, 2015 - Apr 10, 2015
Where Portugal
Submission Deadline Jan 15, 2015
Notification Due Feb 22, 2015
Final Version Due Mar 15, 2015
Categories    robotics

Call For Papers



15th IEEE(*) International Conference on
Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions

April 8-10, 2015
University of Tras-os-Montes e Alto-Douro (UTAD)
Vila Real, Portugal

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

An event integrated in

Robotica 2015
the 15th Portuguese Robotics Open

== Important! ==

Submission deadline: January 18, 2015.
Particular interest, this year, on Agricultural Robotics.
Special section in a specialized journal being negotiated.

== General Information ==

The IEEE(*) International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and
Competitions gathers participants from academia and industry working
in the field of autonomous robotics and related areas. It is organized
within the 15th Portuguese Robotics Open, a RoboCup-sponsored local event.
The conference will be held at the University of Tras-os-Montes e
Alto-Douro (UTAD) in Vila Real, Portugal, on April 8-10, 2015.

UTAD is a young university that spawn from the previous Vila Real
Polytechnic Institute in 1986. Vila Real is at the heart of the
Port Wine producing region in the north of Portugal, approximately
100km inland from Porto. It is also the town of the Mateus palace
that became immortalized in the labels of the Mateus Rose wine bottles.
It is very well served by several highways being easily reachable
from Porto by bus.

The conference started as the meeting point of the Portuguese community
working on Mobile Robotics Competitions and soon grew to an open
international event to share related research work.

ICARSC has long been an IEEE co-sponsored event and its proceedings
have recently been indexed in IEEExplore and in Scopus. Moreover,
similarly to previous editions, a special section in a specialized
journal will be set up to accommodate the publication of extended
versions of selected papers.

This year the conference will particularly seek cutting-edge research
works on Agricultural Robotics.

(*) IEEE co-sponsorship pending.

== Important Dates ==

Submission deadline: Jan. 18, 2015
Notification of acceptance: Feb. 22, 2015
Camera-ready papers: Mar. 08, 2015
Early registration deadline: Mar. 01, 2015
Conference: Apr. 08-10, 2015

All deadlines are on 23:59 GMT.

== Topics ==

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;
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

The working language is English, only. Authors are invited to submit
original research contributions electronically, in PDF format,
via EasyChair:


Submitted papers should be up to six pages in total, in the IEEE
conference format, following the standard IEEE guidelines.


Reviewing for ICARSC 2015 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.

Accepted papers will be scheduled for presentation, which requires that at
least one of the authors must register at the Conference and present the
paper. Failure to meet this requirement will imply removing the paper from
the online version of the proceedings.

We welcome you at ICARSC 2015 to share your latest research results.

See you in Vila Real !

Luis Almeida, University of Porto, Portugal
Lino Marques, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Raul Santos, University of Tras-os-Montes e Alto-Douro, Vila Real, Portugal
António Valente, University of Tras-os-Montes e Alto-Douro, Vila Real, Portugal

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

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