[CfP] [meetings] Two Week Deadline Extension "Towards Humanoid Robots OS" Workshop @ Humanoids 2016 (Cancun)

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[CfP] [meetings] Two Week Deadline Extension "Towards Humanoid Robots OS" Workshop @ Humanoids 2016 (Cancun)

Juan G Victores-2
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Dear Colleagues! Again, I hope this topic is of your best interest!

Call for participation (Two Extra Week Deadline Extension):

"Towards Humanoid Robots OS"



held in the framework of IEEE Humanoids conference (http://www.humanoids2016.org/)

We kindly invite you to submit your contributions to the Workshop on Towards Humanoid Robots OS to be held in Cancun, Mexico, on Nov. 15, 2016.
The event is attached to the IEEE-RAS HUMANOIDS conference which runs Nov. 15-17.

The goal of the workshop is to discuss the state of the art and the future of humanoid robot OS. Right when the "browser wars" for robot middleware had seemed to reach an end, blends of young and expert blood with novel and different approaches keep the flame burning. This is a maturing, but still novel area of R&D in robotics, which involves coping with new use cases that include: (i) on-board embedded computing in addition to workstation-class computational resources, (ii) real-time constraints intrinsic to work in humanoid robotics, (iii) multiple robot scenarios, swarms and also simultaneous user groups cohabiting on shared and bridged networks, (iv) maintaining quality of service in the presence of network connectivity issues, (v) efforts to adapt towards industrial standards and improved robustness towards production environments, (vi) increasing interest in robotic cyber-security a.k.a. cryptobotics, and (vii) general philosophy regarding interoperability, flexibility, and reuse of OS resources open new horizons. The proposed theme also involves to jointly deepen our understanding of requirements for a robotics middleware and ultimately humanoids OS, while advancing robotic systems capable of being seamlessly integrated from the works of experts in different fields all required for humanoid robotics.

The workshop will discuss best practices, including intra-process and inter-process design patterns, abstraction layers and reusable APIs, reconfigurable build systems, documentation and configuration files, robot 3D and kinematic model descriptions, and novel forms of managing single processing units as well as full clusters. Robotic middleware have proved to extend way beyond the classical issue of remote procedure calls, extending from compatibility layers across existing OS towards advanced graphical launch, monitoring and analysis tools useful for humanoid robotics as well as automated intelligent deployment of computational resources.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

- Robotic middlewares
- Real-time constraints
- Humanoid robot control
- Paradigms of connectivity
- Quality of service and cryptobotics
- Build systems and abstraction layers
- Documentation and configuration
- Intelligent automated deployment
- Cluster management

Invited speakers:

Invited speakers will introduce re-known OS/framework, ranging from overall-glimpses for the curious to tutorials for hands-on oriented attendees. The following is a list of confirmed Speakers.

- Francesco Ferro, CEO at PAL Robotics
- Fumio Kanehiro, Dr. at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
- Neil T. Dantam, Dr. at Rice University
- Tamim Asfour, Prof. Dr.-Ing. at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Open Call Submission information:

An call for participants is open, whom are invited to submit a contribution as an Extended Abstract of maximum 2 pages in length. A video contribution may be added to your submission. Selected contributions will be presented during the workshop as spotlight talks. Related Posters can be placed as additional support for interactions.

All submissions will be reviewed using a single-blind review process. Submissions must be sent in PDF, following the IEEE conference style (two-columns), emailed directly to jcgvicto_AT_ing_DOT_uc3m_DOT_es indicating [Humanoids 2016 Workshop] in the e-mail subject.

Important dates:

- October 14, 2016 - Submission deadline (Min 200 word Abstract)
- October 21, 2016 - Notification of acceptance
- October 28, 2016 - Camera-ready deadline (Max 2 page Extended Abstract)
- November 15, 2016 - Workshop


- Juan G Victores, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Spain
- Lorenzo Natale, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Italy
- Eiichi Yoshida, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan


Kindest regards!

- Juan
PhD RoboticsLab - Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Web Chair IEEE Conference Humanoids'2014, Madrid
ICT Chair IEEE/RSJ Conference IROS'2018, Madrid

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