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CCC Sponsoring Challenges and Visions Track at Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) 2013 Conference

April 15th, 2013 / in CCC, research horizons / by Kenneth Hines

Screen Shot 2013-04-15 at 11.28.00 AMThe CCC is sponsoring another in its series of “Challenges and Visions” tracks as a Robotics Challenges and Vision workshop at the 9th Robotics: Science and Systems conference June 24 – 28, 2013, Technische Universität Berlin.

The Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) conference has been a venue for presentation of breakthrough results in robotics since its inception in 2005. RSS is the most selective annual venue for timely publication of revolutionary theories and techniques in robotics, achieved through development of novel algorithms and systems. Proceedings of RSS are citable and published both by the MIT press and online. The RSS community comprises most of the top leaders in the field, from both academia and industry. RSS solicits research contributions from all areas of robotics, including but not limited to:

  • Kinematics, Dynamics, and Control
  • Planning and Algorithms
  • Manipulation
  • Human-Robot Interaction and Human Centered Systems
  • Field Robotics
  • Distributed Systems
  • Medical Robotics
  • Biological Robotics
  • Mechanisms
  • Robot Perception
  • Mobile Systems and Mobility
  • Estimation and Learning for Robotic Systems

As a special CCC Challenges and Visions track, the main purpose of the Robotics Challenges and Vision workshop is promoting dialogue and brainstorming in the robotics community to identify new research directions and underdeveloped areas. The solicited papers are expected to present challenges in the field and potential future directions. To archive these discussions, the accepted papers will be published, and a summary of the discussed topics will be disseminated either in the form of a review article or a website. The CCC will sponsor three Best Paper Awards for the workshop, which will be selected out of the accepted papers based on evaluations by the program committee and potentially votes from the audience.

For more information, please visit the workshop website.

We encourage you to apply for a Challenges and Visions track at your conference!  Requests need only include a brief description of the conference and a proposed list of program committee members for the track.

For more information — including guidelines for conference program committees, recommendations for selecting winners, and logistics for issuing CCC-sponsored travel awards to the winners, as well as a sample call for papers for a Challenges and Visions track — visit


CCC Sponsoring Challenges and Visions Track at Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) 2013 Conference