|International Program Committee|
10th Conference on Mobile Robots and Competitions
The 10th Conference on Mobile Robots and Competitions is an international scientific meeting in the field of Mobile Robotics co-sponsored by the IEEE, through its Portuguese Section, and sponsored by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), through its Portuguese Chapter. It will take place in Leiria, Portugal, on the 24th of March, 2010, in conjunction with the 10th Portuguese Robotics Open. Its scope encompasses, but is not limited to, the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Education.
- Artificial Intelligence
- Architectures for Mobile Robots
- Sensors and Sensor Integration
- Motion and Actuation Systems
- Multi-Robot Interaction
- Human-Robot Interaction
- Simulation and Visualization
- Robotic Competitions
- Planning, Reasoning and Modeling
- Cooperative Navigation and Control
- Cooperative Perception
- Computer Vision and Image-Processing
- Navigation and Control of Mobile Robots
- Recognition, Localization, Tracking, SLAM
- Application of Autonomous Intelligent Robots
- Computer and Robotic Entertainments
7th January, 2010 Submission is closed – Submission of full-length papers 22nd February 4st March, 2010 – Notification of Acceptance 1st 12th March, 2010 – Camera Ready Papers
24th March, 2010 – Robótica 2010 begins
All authors are kindly invited to submit electronically their contributions by January 7th, 2010. Each contribution consists of a full length paper and, optionally, an attached video. Submissions will be peer reviewed anonymously by the International Program Committee, and selected based on the quality and relevance to the topics of the conference. At least one author per accepted paper must attend the conference and present the paper.
All papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format through the submission website. Papers must be written in English and have at most six (6) pages, including references and figures. A maximum of two (2) pages are permitted at an extra charge of 50 EUR per page. The maximum allowed file size is 10Mb.
To guarantee that the reviewing process is anonymous do not include author names in the initial submission. Please select the appropriate topics applicable to your work when submitting your paper, in order to guarantee a correct reviewer assignment.
Videos clips must be prepared without using any special codecs (encoders/decoders) in order to provide maximum cross platform portability. We strongly recommend using one of the following formats (OGV, MPG/MPEG, AVI or WMV). Only freely available players (e.g. VLC, MPlayer, etc.) should be required to watch the video. The maximum video file size is 10Mb.
Papers accepted for oral presentation will have a 15 min slot for presentation plus a 5 min questions slot. Authors with papers accepted for oral presentation are also strongly encouraged to bring a printed poster in order to foster discussion of the research topics (see below for the poster guidelines).
Authors that had their papers accepted for poster presentation must bring a printed poster. The maximum, and recommended, poster size is A0 (portrait, 841 mm width x 1189 mm height).
There will be a time slot to foster discussion around the posters, where the authors are required to be available to present and answer questions about the work their presenting.
The conference program is available here (PDF).
The organizing committee is glad to announce that Professor Henrik Hautop Lund, head of the Center for Playware at the Technical University of Denmark, will be the invited keynote speaker with the talk "Playware - Creating Playful Interaction with Modular Technology".
Registration is no longer available.
|Start Date||End Date|| Normal
|Early Registration||14/Dec/2009||18/Jan/2010||100 €||100 €|
|Normal Registration||19/Jan/2010||15/Mar/2010||150 €||100 €|
|Agravated Registration||16/Mar/2010||22/Mar/2010||180 €||130 €|
|Same Day Registration||24/Mar/2010||250 €||200 €|
* Student members must submit a copy of their up to date student id card upon registration.
** Members of the Portuguese Robotics Society must have their fees up to date.
As as long as they are not presenting authors, participants registered on the Portuguese Robotics Open may attend the conference without registration. No coffee-breaks, proceedings or meals are included in this case.
The following awards were given:
Best Conference Paper
The Best Conference Paper Award was given to "Nessie IV Autonomous Underwater Vehicle wins the SAUC-E Competition", authored by Francesco Maurelli, Joel Cartwright, Nick Johnson and Yvan Petillot, from the Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom.
The best conference paper will be published in the robotica magazine, the main technical publication in Portugal in the field of Robotics and Automation.
Best Student Paper
The Best Student Paper Award was given to "An Extension to Rough Terrains of the MPC/CLF Mobile Vehicle Navigation Approach", authored by Adnan Tahirovic and Gianantonio Magnani, from the Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
The best student paper will be published in the IEEE Multidisciplinary Engineering Education Magazine (MEEM), the official publication of the IEEE Education Society Student Activities Committee. It will also be published in the robotica magazine, the main technical publication in Portugal in the field of Robotics and Automation.
Best Paper Presentation
The Best Paper Presentation Award was given to "Towards an open testbed for the cooperation of robots and wireless sensor networks", authored by Adrian Jiménez, José Ramiro MartÍnez-de Dios, José Manuel Sánchez-Matamoros and Aníbal Ollero, from the GRVC at University of Sevilla, Spain.
The paper will be published in the robotica magazine, the main technical publication in Portugal in the field of Robotics and Automation.
Publishing in the Robotica magazine
The three awarded papers, plus the following two papers, were selected for publishing in the robotica magazine, the main technical publication in Portugal in the field of Robotics and Automation.
- "Classification of FC Portugal Robotic Soccer Formations: A Comparative Study of Machine Learning Algorithms" by Brígida Mónica Faria (ESTSP/IPP), Gladys Castillo (DMAT/UA), Nuno Lau (DMAT/UA) and Luis Paulo Reis (FEUP/UP), Portugal.
- "Robotized Painting with Automatic Reconfiguration" by Marcos Ferreira (FEUP/UP), Paulo Malheiros (FEUP/UP), António Paulo Moreira (FEUP/UP) and Norberto Pires (DEM/UC), Portugal.
The conference will take place at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, in the Great Auditorium of the Superior School of Technology and Management. Leiria is a district capital of Portugal, located in the center of the country, 140 km North of Lisbon. For more information about Leiria, or reaching Leiria, read this flyer and check the provided map.
You can find accomodation information here.
Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão de Leiria, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria
Campus 2, Morro do Lena – Alto do Vieiro, Apartado 4163, 2411-901 Leiria, Portugal
Carlos Neves (IPL-PT) Chair
Hugo Costelha (IPL-PT) Vice Chair
Carlos Simplício (IPL-PT)
Luís Bento (IPL-PT)
Alessandro De Luca (URoma - IT)
Alicia Casals (UPC - ES)
Bruno Siciliano (UNINA - IT)
Hideki Hashimoto (UTokyo - JP)
Toshio Fukuda (UNagoya - JP)
Vijay Kumar (UPENN – USA)
International Program Committee
Alexandre Bernardino (IST - PT)
Alfredo Martins (ISEP - PT)
Aníbal Matos (FEUP - PT)
Aníbal Ollero (US - ES)
António Jesus Bandera Rubio (UM - ES)
António Paulo Moreira (FEUP - PT)
António Pascoal (IST - PT)
António Ruano (UALG - PT)
Bernardo Cunha (UAveiro - PT)
Carlos Cardeira (IST - PT)
Carlos Carreto (IPG - PT)
Danica Kragic (KTH -SE)
Dimos Dimarogonas (MIT - USA)
Eduardo Silva (ISEP - PT)
Estela Bicho (UMinho - PT)
Fernando Ribeiro (UMinho - PT)
Fernando Lobo Pereira (FEUP - PT)
Filipe Silva (UAveiro - PT)
François Chaumette (IRISA - FR)
Gerhard Kraezschmar (Fh-Bonn-Rhein-Sieg - D)
Gil Lopes (UMinho - PT)
Helder Araújo (UCoimbra - PT)
Huosheng Hu (U. Essex - UK)
João Caldas Pinto (IST - PT)
João Miguel Sousa (IST - PT)
João Sequeira (IST - PT)
Jorge Dias (UCoimbra - PT)
Jorge Ferreira (UAveiro - PT)
José Miguel Almeida (ISEP - PT)
José L. Lima (IPB - PT)
José Sá da Costa (IST - PT)
José Santos-Victor (IST - PT)
J. Felippe Souza (UBI - PT)
José L. Azevedo (UAveiro - PT)
José Tenreiro Machado (ISEP - PT)
Luigi Villani (UNINA - IT)
Luís Almeida (UAveiro - PT)
Luís Paulo Reis (FEUP - PT)
Luís Seabra Lopes (UAveiro - PT)
Maria Isabel Ribeiro (IST - PT)
Nicolás García-Aracil (UMH - ES)
Norberto Pires (UCoimbra - PT)
Paolo Dario (SSSUP - IT)
Paolo Fiorini (UNIVR - IT)
Paulo Costa (FEUP - PT)
Paulo Menezes (UC - PT)
Paulo Oliveira (IST - PT)
Paulo Goncalves (IPCB - PT)
Pedro Lima (IST - PT)
Philippe Martinet (LASMEA - FR)
Roland Siegwart (ETHZ - CH)
Rui Cortesão (UCoimbra - PT)
Toshio Fukuda (UNagoya - JP)
Urbano Nunes (UCoimbra - PT)
Vicente Matellán (ULeon - ES)
Vítor Santos (UAveiro - PT)