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WTDR / CTDR

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III Workshop on MSc Dissertation and PhD Thesis in Robotics

III Best MSc Dissertation and PhD Thesis Contest in Robotics

PROGRAM OF THE EVENT

 

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Call for Papers

III WTDR / III CTDROctober 09, 2016

Important Dates
Paper Registration/Submission Open May 09, 2016
Paper Submission DEADLINE June 26, July 03 July 24, 2016 <Extended>
Notification of Acceptance July 29 August 24 September 9, 2016 <Extended>
Camera Ready Submisson DEADLINE September 02 September 19, 2016 <Extended>
Final program September 21, 2016
III WTDR / III CTDR October 09, 2016

 

About WTDR

WTDR-2016 is part of ROBOTICA 2016, which will be held in Rio Mar Shopping at Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, on October 09-12, 2016.

WTDR provides an opportunity for PhD and MSc students in Brazil to present their ongoing and/or recently concluded research with a panel of established researchers in Robotics.

The workshop aims to:

  • Provide a setting for mutual feedback on participants’ current research and guidance on future research directions;
  • Develop a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research;
  • Contribute to the conference goals through interaction of graduate students with other researchers as well as participation in conference events;
  • Increase the visibility of ongoing work for the academic and industrial community.

 

About CTDR

CTDR-2016 will take place in parallel to WTDR-2016. The main goals of CTDR are to divulge and award the best academic work in Robotics concluded in Brazilian Universities from October, 2014 to October, 2016. CTDR expects papers with concluded work, with evaluation and results. Selected works will be presented and judged during ROBOTICA 2016. Notice that in the submission phase, the main object of judgment is the paper; while during the conference, the main object of judgment is the full thesis or dissertation (to be submitted if the paper is accepted).

 

Topics of Interest

WTDR/CTDR welcome research work in Robotics topics. They include but are not limited to:

  • Vision in robotics and automation;
  • Symbol mediated robot behavior control;
  • Sensory mediated robot behavior control;
  • Active sensory processing and control;
  • Industrial applications of autonomous systems;
  • Sensor modeling and data interpretation (e.g. Models and software for sensor data integration, 3D scene analysis, environment description and modeling, pattern recognition);
  • Robust techniques in AI and sensing (e.g. Uncertainty modeling, graceful degradation of systems);
  • Robot programming;
  • Multi-robot and multi-agents, cooperation and collaboration;
  • CAD-based robotics (e.g. CAD-based vision, reverse engineering);
  • Robot simulation and visualization tools;
  • Tele-autonomous systems;
  • Micro-electromechanical robots;
  • Robot control architectures;
  • Robot planning, communication, adaptation and learning;
  • Mechanical design;
  • Robot soccer;
  • Evolutionary robotics;
  • Robots for robotic surgery and rehabilitation;
  • Micro/nano robotics, new devices and materials for robots;
  • Recognition and synthesis of voice and natural language generation;
  • Education issues in robotics;
  • Computing architectures;
  • Sensor networks, architectures of embedded hardware and software;
  • Self-localization, mapping and navigation;
  • Aerial vehicles;
  • Mobile robot platforms;
  • Underwater robots.

 

Paper Submission and Review

Papers can be written in English or in Portuguese and must not exceed 10 pages (WTDR) and 12 pages (CTDR), including title, abstract, all tables, figures, and references. Over length submissions will be rejected without review. Authors should use the style file of Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes. More detailed information can be found at: http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0

We expect submission of papers to WTDR with research purposes and appropriate motivation, literature review, and methods. Results (preliminary, at least) are desirable, but not necessary. Submission to CTDR expects papers with concluded work, with evaluation and results.

Papers should include the following information in the first page after the abstract: student level (MSc or PhD) and expected date of conclusion or the date of conclusion (CTDR). Authors must also indicate in the first page if the submission should be considered in CTDR. In addition, include the name of the advisor (and co-advisors) as co-authors.

Submissions violating the formatting guidelines will be excluded from the reviewing process. Only papers in pdf format will be accepted.

Papers must be submitted using the JEMS system: https://submissoes.sbc.org.br/

Papers may be accepted for oral or poster presentation. All WTDR/CTDR accepted papers will be published in CD-ROM proceedings.

At least one author of each accepted paper must be registered and attend the conference to present the work. We recommend that the students present their works, as the events may be a valuable experience for them.

 

WTDR/CTDR Chairs

Fernando Santos Osório (Universidade de São Paulo – USP / São Carlos)

Roseli Aparecida Francelin Romero (Universidade de São Paulo – USP / São Carlos)

Tatiana de Figueiredo Pereira Alves Taveira Pazelli (Universidade Federal de São Carlos – UFSCar)

 

Please refer to www.robotica.org.br for more information about the event.

wre-2016

The 7th Workshop of Robotics in Education (WRE 2016)

Robotics motivates and inspires people of all ages and education levels. Thus, many researchers have already shown that students get more interested and excited to learn several topics when robotics is involved in the learning process. As a result, the use of robotics on education has been gaining great interest over the last years. WRE is a forum to discuss technical, educational and other aspects of the usage of robotics in education.

The 7th Workshop of Robotics in Education (WRE 2016) will be held in October 2016 jointly with several Robotics Conferences in Recife-PE

Conference topics of interest are (but not limited to):

  • Robotics at school
  • Robotics teachers formation
  • Robotics competitions
  • Educational robotics platforms
  • Robotics used for informal teaching (extra class)
  • Study cases
  • Methodologies and materials for teaching
  • Web based robotics
  • Educational robotics simulation
  • Robotics in education curricula
  • Low cost educational robots designs
  • Social robotics
  • Robot-student interaction

Paper submission:
Original articles with a minimum of 4 pages and maximum of 6 pages, including references and all figures are welcome. Papers should be written in Portuguese or English (preferably). Submission should be done via the JEMS submission system using the following link: https://submissoes.sbc.org.br/

Important dates:

  • Manuscript submission deadline: July, 20, 2016
  • Review results: August, 30, 2016
  • Final version upload: September, 5, 2016
  • Event: October 2016 (Recife-PE)

Proceedings
Authors registered for LARS 2016 will be automatically registered for WRE 2016.
- All accepted articles will be published on-line on WRE website on the Digital Library of the Brazilian Society for Computing. A proceedings ebook with ISBN will also be published with all accepted articles.

 

PROGRAM OF THE EVENT

 

Schedule October 10, 2016 Monday October 11, 2016 Tuesday
8:30 – 9:00
9:00 – 9:15
Seção 1
Sala 3 (70 Lugares)
Sessão 3
Sala 3 (70 Lugares)
9:15 – 9:30
9:30 – 9:45
9:45 – 10:00
10:00 – 10:30
10:30 – 10:45
Cerimônia de Abertura e Palestrante Convidada
Profa. Dra. Esther L. Colombini – UNICAMP
Coffee break
10:45 – 12:00 Sessão 4
Sala 3 (70 Lugares)
12:00 – 14:15 Lunch Lunch
14:15 – 16:00 Sessão 2
Sala 3 (70 Lugares)
Sessão 5
Sala 3 (70 Lugares)
16:00 – 16:15 Coffee break Coffee break
16:15 – 18:00
WorkShop Robô Livre
18:00 – 20:00
20:00 – 24:00 Social dinner
bracis

Brazilian Conference on Intelligent System – BRACIS 2016

bracisBRACIS is one of the most important events in Brazil for researchers in the field of Artificial and Computational intelligence. The domain of the conference includes traditional and original topics of both areas and it aims to promote theories and novel applications dealing with the use and analysis of AI/CI techniques in various related fields.

BRACIS also aims for the promotion of international level research by exchanging scientific ideas among researchers, practitioners, scientists and engineers. The yearly event series started in 2012 from the combination
of the Brazilian Symposium on Artificial Intelligence – SBIA (21 editions) and the Brazilian Symposium on Neural Networks – SBRN (12 editions).

In this year, it will be held in conjunction with the XIII ENIAC – Encontro Nacional de Inteligência Artificial e Computacional, 3rd KDMile – Symposium on Knowledge Discovery, Mining and Learning and X CTDIAC – Concurso de Teses e Dissertações em Inteligência Artificial e Computacional.

The Program Committee of the 5th Brazilian Conference on Intelligent System (BRACIS) invites submissions of original research papers for the conference, to be held in Recife, Pernambuco, from October 9th to 12th, 2016.

IMPORTANT DATES:

- Paper submission: 15th May, 2016

- Notifications to authors: 30th June, 2016

- Camera-ready copy due: 20th July, 2016

 

Early Entry:
from August 1 to August 20

Regular entries:
August 21 to September 30

 

Early Regular Late
Full registration – SBC member R$ 500.00 R$ 660.00 R$ 780.00
Full registration – Non SBC member R$ 660.00 R$ 780.00 R$ 900.00
Student registration – SBC member R$ 250.00 R$ 350.00 R$ 450.00
Student registration – non SBC member R$ 300.00 R$ 400.00 R$ 500.00

 

TOPICS OF INTEREST:

• Foundations of AI
• Logic based Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
• Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (including Commonsense Reasoning, Model-Based Reasoning, Probabilistic Reasoning, Approximate Reasoning)
• Knowledge Representation and Reasoning in Ontologies and the Semantic Web
• Constraints and Search
• Evolutionary Computation
• Fuzzy Systems
• Planning and Scheduling
• Machine Learning and Data Mining
• AI applied to Natural Language Processing
• AI in Computer Vision
• Pattern Recognition and Cluster Analysis
• Agent-based and multi-agent systems
• Distributed AI
• Neural Networks
• Game Playing and Intelligent Interactive Entertainment
• Information retrieval, integration, and extraction
• Intelligent Robotics
• Cognitive modeling and human interaction
• Swarm Intelligence
• Molecular and quantum computing
• Hybrid Systems
• Bioinformatics and bioengineering
• Combinatorial and numerical optimization
• Forecasting
• Multidisciplinary AI and CI
• AI and CI in Education
• Other AI and CI related topics
NEUROCOMPUTING SPECIAL ISSUE

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their work to be appreciated
for publication in a special issue of Neurocomputing journal +ISSN: 0925-2312 (Impact Factor 2.083).

 

PROGRAM OF THE EVENT

 

 Schedule 9th October (Sunday) 10th October (Monday) 11th October (Tuesday) 12th October
(Wednesday)
08:00h 08:30h KDMile Opening Ceremony
08:30h
10:00h
BRACIS BRACIS
(Poster Session)
Plenary Talk – Roberto Santana
CTDIAC ENIAC ENIAC
KDMile KDMile
Coffee break
10:30h
12:30h
KDMile BRACIS Best Papers BRACIS BRACIS
CTDIAC ENIAC ENIAC
KDMile
Lunch
14:00h
15:30h
KDMile Plenary Talk – João Gama Industrial Panel Plenary Talk – Eduardo Hruschka
CTDIAC
16:00h
18:00h
KDMile BRACIS BRACIS BRACIS
CTDIAC ENIAC ENIAC ENIAC
KDMile KDMile
18:00h
19:00h
CEIA and CEIC meeting
19:00h… Dinner

 

More information: http://www.cin.ufpe.br/~bracis2016/

Promotion – Sociedade Brasileira de Computação
Support – Centro de Informática (CIN-UFPE)
Contact – bracis2016@cin.ufpe.br