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Call for Papers

Paper submission is now closed

The conference theme is the new scientific findings and technological developments in robotics and automation leading to practical robots. While papers are solicited in all related areas of robotics and automation, the conference tracks include:

Robot Applications

Medical & Rehabilitation Military & Security Actuation & Manipulation Consumer & Industrial Field Reports

Robot Technologies

Robust Robotics Technologies Resource Aware Algorithms Power & Communications Sensing Software Development Tools The TePRA Conference Committee invites robotics researchers, developers, engineers, scientists and industry representatives to submit their contributions.

Instructions to submit:

Papers and demonstrations are solicited for 2015 TePRA in all related areas of robotics and automation. Conference content will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases. TePRA in particular solicites the following types of contributions with a focus on extending practical applications of robotics: Evaluation of algorithms under requirements of practical applications like robustness, resource consumption, safety etc. Experience reports on deploying theoretical results on real robots Comparison of different algorithms in specific scenarios Reports from application domain experts what major roadblocks you experienced in applying / using robotics technology New technologies to reduce the gap between research results and innovation for practical robot applications Comparison of different sensor technologies for specific tasks The above list is not exhaustive and TePRA specifically asks for evaluations, experience reports, best practices and algorithmic improvements that provide added value with respect to practical applicability also on top of existing research work. The following are examples of potentially interesting contributions falling into the scope of TePRA: Ways to get the performance of expensive sensors with much cheaper  hardware Ways to implement ordinarily computationally intensive algorithms on fixed-point  microcontrollers Reliable path planning / coverage / mobility algorithms that meet the “million homes” criteria Detection of execution flaws in robot task executions and responding to them (“not getting stuck”) Software development tools that support separation of roles (component supplier, system integrator), reuse and management of variability Using well-known algorithms with different sensor modalities, e.g. cheaper ones) and carving out the relationship between accuracy and performance Safe interaction with the environment, e.g. protecting the complete volume of a robot against bumping into obstacles Resource aware algorithms, e.g. converting navigation algorithms into anytime algorithms to deal with bounded resources or significantly reduce required computational resources with only slightly lower performance Quality-of-service explication for algorithms and software components


Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers for 2015 TePRA. Abstracts and full papers must be submitted electronically through the EasyChair system: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tepra2015 Use the link "I have no EasyChair account" to create an account. You will receive confirmation via email with instructions for logging in to this system. Authors should submit both an abstract and a full paper. Maximum paper length is 6 pages. Abstracts should clearly state: •The objective of the work •The results and their significance •How the paper fits the conference theme Full paper templates can be found on the IEEE web site at:  http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html

Important Dates

Submission of full-length papers extended to December 1, 2014

January 15, 2015 Notification of acceptance March 1, 2015 Final submission deadline May 11 – 12, 2015 7th Annual TePRA Conference  
Call for Papers Important Dates  Submission of full-length papers EXTENDED TO DEC. 1, 2014  January 15, 2015: Notification of acceptance  March 1, 2015: Final submission deadline  May 11 – 12, 2015: 7th Annual TePRA