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RTRAMS 2017 : Special Session on Rugged Terrain Robotics - Applications, Methods and Systems


When Feb 24, 2017 - Feb 26, 2017
Where Porto Portugal
Submission Deadline Dec 9, 2016
Notification Due Dec 23, 2016
Final Version Due Jan 2, 2017
Categories    rugged-terrain   robotics

Call For Papers

Call for Papers for the Special Session on
Rugged-Terrain Robotics - Applications, Methods and Systems (RTRAMS 2017)
held at ICAART 2017, 24- 26 February, 2017 - Porto, Portugal


This special session solicits contributions on applications, methods and
systems for robots that are built for and that operate in rugged terrain.
The scope of this special session includes research work on solutions for
basic problems of field robots such as terrain classification, object
detection and tracking or navigation as well as localisation in the wild.
Papers on applications of rugged-terrain robots and systems are also
welcomed. Application areas of interest range from urban search and
rescue over agricultural to mining robots.

- Urban Search and Rescue Robots
- Mining Robots
- Surveillance Robots
- Agricultural Robots
- Human-robot Interaction and Interfaces
- Terrain Classification and Characterisation
- Sensing and Sensor Fusion
- Slam in Complex And/or Extreme Environments
- Navigation and Path Planning
- Environmental Observation
- Multi-robot Coordination, Ground-air Robot Coordination
- High-level Decision Making and Planning
- Robot Reliability and Dependability
- Object Detection and Tracking
- Architectures for Rugged-terrain Robots


Paper Submission: December 9, 2016
Authors Notification: December 23, 2016
Camera Ready and Registration: January 2, 2017


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics
listed above. Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and
Latex formats) are available at
Please also check the Guidelines at
It is recommended that Regular Papers are submitted for review with
around 8 to 10 pages, with the appropriate font size and page format,
including references, tables, graphs, images and appendices.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission
system at:


Eric Demeester (University of Leuven)
Christian Dornhege (University of Freiburg)
Alexander Ferrein (FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences, co-chair)
Bernhard Jung (Freiberg University of Mining and Technology)
Andreas Nuechter (Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg)
Johannes Pellenz (University of Applied Sciences Bingen)
Stefan Schiffer (RWTH Aachen University, co-chair)
Gerald Steinbauer (Technical University of Graz
Riaan Stopforth (University of KwaZulu-Natal)


This special session is part of the 9th International Conference on Agents
and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2017), which is sponsored by INSTICC
and held in cooperation EUSFLAT, IFSA, EurAI, AIXIA, AEPIA, APRP, AAAI,
Iberamia, APPIA and ACM SIGAI. INSTICC is Member of FIPA, WfMC and
OMG. Technically Co-sponsored by IEEE CIS. Logistics Partner SCITEVENTS.

ICAART will be held in Porto, Portugal next year, on February 24 - 26, 2017.


Submitted papers will be subject to a double-blind review process. All accepted
papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book,
under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support. The proceedings will be submitted
for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI),
INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS
Digital Library ( SCITEPRESS is a
member of CrossRef (

Please check further details at the Special Session website available at:


ICAART Special Sessions - RTRAMS 2017

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