Call For Workshop Proposals

The ROBIO 2018 organizing committee solicits proposals for full-day and half-day workshops to be held in conjunction with the main conference. The purpose of a workshop is to provide an opportunity for participants from academia, industry, government and other related parties to present and discuss novel ideas on current and emerging topics relevant to knowledge discovery and data mining. Workshops are scheduled for December 12, 2018.

 

Description

Each workshop should be organized under a well-defined theme focusing on emerging research areas, challenging problems, and industrial/governmental applications. The goal of the workshops is to provide an informal forum to discuss important research questions and practical challenges in robotics, biomimetics and related areas. Novel ideas, controversial issues, open problems and comparisons of competing approaches are strongly encouraged as workshop topics. In particular, we would like to encourage organizers to avoid a mini-conference format by (i) encouraging the submission of position papers and extended abstracts, (ii) allowing plenty of time for discussions and debates, and (iii) organizing workshop panels.

Organizers have free control on the format, style, and the building blocks of the workshop. Possible contents of a workshop include but are not limited to invited talks, regular papers/posters, panels, and other pragmatic alternatives. In case workshop proposers need extra time to prepare their workshop, early decisions may be considered if justified.

 

Topics of Interest

Possible workshop topics include all areas of robotics and biomimetics, and rapid development in artificial intelligence, but are not limited to these.

 

Duties

Organizers of accepted workshops are expected to announce the workshop and disseminate calls for papers, make and maintain the workshop website, gather submissions, conduct the reviewing process and decide upon the final workshop program. They are also required to prepare an informal set of workshop proceedings to be distributed with the registration materials at the main conference, with a proceedings format template provided by ROBIO 2018. Workshop organizers may choose to form organizing or program committees aiming to accomplish these tasks successfully.

Note: Workshop papers will not be archived in the Proceedings. However, workshop organizers may set up any archived publication mechanism that best suits their workshop.

 

Proposals

Please follow the Proposal Template and send the completed proposal to ROBIO2018@163.com by October 15, 2018.

Download Proposal Template

 

Workshop Co-chairs

  • Wei-Hsin Liao, Chinese U of Hong Kong, China
  • Danwei Wang, Nanyang Tech U, Singapore
  • Jonathan Kelly, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Zhuming Bi, Indiana U – Purdue U, USA

For any questions, please contact ROBIO2018@163.com.