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III Workshop on MSc Dissertation and PhD Thesis in Robotics

III Best MSc Dissertation and PhD Thesis Contest in Robotics







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:

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:

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.



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 for more information about the event.


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:

Important dates:

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

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.




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

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.


- 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



• 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

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).




 Schedule 9th October (Sunday) 10th October (Monday) 11th October (Tuesday) 12th October
08:00h 08:30h KDMile Opening Ceremony
(Poster Session)
Plenary Talk – Roberto Santana
KDMile KDMile
Coffee break
KDMile Plenary Talk – João Gama Industrial Panel Plenary Talk – Eduardo Hruschka
KDMile KDMile
CEIA and CEIC meeting
19:00h… Dinner


More information:

Promotion – Sociedade Brasileira de Computação
Support – Centro de Informática (CIN-UFPE)
Contact –


SBR/LARS 2016 – Robotics Symposium

About LARS/SBR 2016

SBR’2016 – 4th Brazilian Symposium on Robotics and LARS’2016 – 13rd Latin American Robotics Symposium.

The LARS/SBR Robotics Symposium is part of the ROBOTICA 2016, and aims at promoting a comprehensive scientific meeting in the area of Intelligent Robotics, bringing together researchers, undergraduate and graduate students of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering and related areas.

The event will be held through technical sessions of oral presentation of full papers and technical lectures of recognized importance in the area. We are looking forward to seeing you in LARS/SBR 2016.

The LARS and SBR are the major scientific/academic meetings of the entire event that will have others relevant events on robotics. The event will also comprise CTDR/WTDR – Workshop on MSc Dissertation and PhD Thesis in Robotics, the WRE – Workshop of Robotics in Education, LARC – 15th. Latin American Robotics Competition; CBR – 14th Competição Brasileira de Robótica; OBR – 10th. Olimpíada Brasileira de Robótica; MNR – 6th. Mostra Nacional de Robótica.



October 8-12, 2016 – Recife, PE

Early Entry:
from July 1 to August 26

Regular entries:
August 27 to September 30


July 18 – Aug 26
Aug 27 – Sep 30
Full registration – IEEE or 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 – IEE or 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
Extra paper fee R$ 250,00


Registration for SBR/LARS 2016 and Workshops (WRE/WTDR) can be performed direct in ECOS system by the button below:


Credit Card and “Nota de Empenho” payments are available.

All registration categories include access to all the events in Robotica 2016, welcome reception and conference dinner.

Conference dinner accompanying adhesion can be purchased on the conference site.

For each accepted paper in LARS/SBR 2016 at least one author should register at full registration by August 26th, 2016
Without registering, your paper will not appear in the proceedings.

Each full registration will be considered for up to two (2) papers in LARS/SBR 2016. If the author has more than 2 paper to be published, any additional paper will require an extra fee of R$ 250,00. For example, a registration of an author for 4 papers in LARS/SBR 2016 would be 1 (one) full registration + 2 (two) extra papers fees.

For WRE, WTDR and CTDR co-allocated events, at least one author must be registered in the event (Full or student registration). There is no limit of papers.

The deadline for the registration refund request is at most two weeks prior to the event and the amount to be reimbursed will be 80%.



Each accepted paper will have 10 minutes for oral presentation + 5 minutes of questions (total of 15 minutes per paper)





October 9, 2016
October 10, 2016

October 11, 2016

8:30 – 9:00 Registration and
welcome coffee
9:00 – 9:15

Session 3

Vision System for Robots 1

Invited Lecture
David Dias
9:15 – 9:30
9:30 – 9:45 Opening Cerimony
9:45 – 10:00
10:00 – 10:15
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee break Coffee break
10:45 – 12:00  

Session 1

Robot’s Architect


Session 4

Robot’s Applications



Session 7

Vision System for Robots 2


12:00 – 14:15 Lunch Lunch Lunch
14:15 – 16:00  

Invited Lecture
Arthur de Crook 
Robo Valley


Session 5



Session 8

Industrial Robots


16:00 – 16:15 Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break
16:15 – 18:00  

Session 2

Reasoning and Control



Session 6

Navigation of Mobile Robots



Session 9

Modeling and Simulations


18:00 – 20:00 Meeting of the CER- SBC
20:00 – 24:00 Social dinner





  • Paper registration/submission site open: February 1, 2016
  • Paper Submission DEADLINE : May 16, 2016 May 27, 2016 ** EXTENDED **
  • Notification of Acceptance: June 24, 2016 July 3, 2016 ** EXTENDED **
  • Camera Ready Submission: July 18, 2016 July 25,2016  August 5,2016 ** EXTENDED **
  • Early registration: July 20 – August 20 26, 2016 ** EXTENDED **
  • Regular Registration: August 21 27 – September 30, 2016

Papers must be written in English and must not exceed 6 pages in standard IEEE format including title, abstract, all tables, figures, and references. Papers should present substantial new results in theoretical, empirical and applied research related to the topics of the conference.

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PROCEEDINGS: The proceedings will be published by IEEE, being available through the IEEE Xplore site.

FINAL VERSION FOR ACCEPTED PAPERS: The final version must be submitted in PDF file following the IEEE Formatting Instructions. Please, check the IEEE information here.

The submission of the Final Version must be made until August 5th, 2016.

JINT SPECIAL ISSUES:  The best articles from IEEE LARS/SBR 2016 will be selected based on the review scores given by at least three referees. Their authors will be invited to submit extended versions (by at least 30%) to the special issue through the Editorial Manager System at Following JINT policy, the articles will go to the reviewing process of JINT, done by another three experts.


1. Vision in robotics and automation;

2. Symbol mediated robot behavior control;

3. Sensory mediated robot behavior control;

4. Active sensory processing and control;

5. Industrial applications of autonomous systems;

6. Sensor modeling and data interpretation e.g. models and software for sensor data integration, 3D scene analysis, environment description and modeling, pattern recognition;

7. Robust techniques in AI and sensing e.g. uncertainty modeling, graceful degradation of systems;

8. Robot programming e.g. on-line and off-line programming, discrete event dynamical systems, fuzzy logic;

9. Multi-Robot and Multi-Agents, Cooperation and Collaboration;

10. CAD-based robotics e.g. CAD-based vision, reverse engineering;

11. Robot simulation and visualization tools;

12. Tele-operated and autonomous systems;

13. Micro electromechanical robots;

14. Robot modeling;

15. Robot control architectures;

16. Sensor-Motor control of Robots;

17. Robot planning, reasoning, communication, adaptation and learning;

18. Mechanical design;

19. Robotic Manipulators;

20. Robot soccer;

21. Evolutionary robotics;

22. Bio-Inspired robotics;

23. Robots for robotic surgery and rehabilitation;

24. Micro/nano robotics, new Devices and materials for robots;

25. Human Robot Interaction and Interfaces;

26. Education issues in Robotics;

27. Computing architectures;

28. Sensor Networks, architectures of embedded Hardware and software;

29. Self-Localization, Mapping and Navigation;

30. Multi-robot systems;

31. Aerial vehicles;

32. Autonomous vehicles;

33. Mobile robot platforms;

34. Service robots and entertainment robots;

35. Underwater robots;

36. Humanoids.