[orocosusers] [CfP] 1st CFP IEEE Humanoids 2016 WS: Towards Humanoid Robots OS

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Dear Colleagues, I hope this *topic* is of your best interest!

Call for participation:

"Towards Humanoid Robots OS"



held in the framework of IEEE Humanoids conference (

We kindly invite you to submit your contributions to the Workshop on
Towards Humanoid Robots OS to be held in Cancun, Mexico, on Nov. 15, 2016.
The event is attached to the IEEE-RAS HUMANOIDS conference which runs Nov.

The goal of the workshop is to discuss the state of the art and the future
of humanoid robot OS. Right when the "browser wars" for robot middleware
had seemed to reach an end, blends of young and expert blood with novel and
different approaches keep the flame burning. This is a maturing, but still
novel area of R&D in robotics, which involves coping with new use cases
that include: (i) on-board embedded computing in addition to
workstation-class computational resources, (ii) real-time constraints
intrinsic to work in humanoid robotics, (iii) multiple robot scenarios,
swarms and also simultaneous user groups cohabiting on shared and bridged
networks, (iv) maintaining quality of service in the presence of network
connectivity issues, (v) efforts to adapt towards industrial standards and
improved robustness towards production environments, (vi) increasing
interest in robotic cyber-security a.k.a. cryptobotics, and (vii) general
philosophy regarding interoperability, flexibility, and reuse of OS
resources open new horizons. The proposed theme also involves to jointly
deepen our understanding of requirements for a robotics middleware and
ultimately humanoids OS, while advancing robotic systems capable of being
seamlessly integrated from the works of experts in different fields all
required for humanoid robotics.

The workshop will discuss best practices, including intra-process and
inter-process design patterns, abstraction layers and reusable APIs,
reconfigurable build systems, documentation and configuration files, robot
3D and kinematic model descriptions, and novel forms of managing single
processing units as well as full clusters. Robotic middleware have proved
to extend way beyond the classical issue of remote procedure calls,
extending from compatibility layers across existing OS towards advanced
graphical launch, monitoring and analysis tools useful for humanoid
robotics as well as automated intelligent deployment of computational

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

- Robotic middlewares
- Real-time constraints
- Humanoid robot control
- Paradigms of connectivity
- Quality of service and cryptobotics
- Build systems and abstraction layers
- Documentation and configuration
- Intelligent automated deployment
- Cluster management

Invited speakers:

Invited speakers will introduce re-known OS/framework, ranging from
overall-glimpses for the curious to tutorials for hands-on oriented

Open Call Submission information:

An call for participants is open, whom are invited to submit a contribution
as an Extended Abstract of maximum 2 pages in length. A video contribution
may be added to your submission. Selected contributions will be presented
during the workshop as spotlight talks. Related Posters can be placed as
additional support for interactions.

All submissions will be reviewed using a single-blind review process.
Submissions must be sent in PDF, following the IEEE conference style
(two-columns), emailed directly to jcgvicto_AT_ing_DOT_uc3m_DOT_es
indicating [Humanoids 2016 Workshop] in the e-mail subject.

Important dates:

- September 30, 2016 - Submission of Extended Abstract deadline
- October 7, 2016 - Notification of acceptance
- October 14, 2016 - Camera-ready deadline
- November 15, 2016 - Workshop


- Juan G Victores, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Spain
- Lorenzo Natale, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Italy
- Eiichi Yoshida, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and
Technology (AIST), Japan


Kindest regards!

- Juan
PhD RoboticsLab - Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Web Chair IEEE Conference Humanoids'2014, Madrid
ICT Chair IEEE/RSJ Conference IROS'2018, Madrid