2021 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (RSS 2021) requests proposals workshops and tutorials

Dear Colleagues:
The Organizing Committee for the 2021 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (RSS 2021) requests proposals for full and half-day workshops and tutorials to be held Online on July 12-16, 2021. Workshop proposals should be submitted by March 15 via EasyChair.
Please contact the workshop chairs for any clarifications.
The RSS workshops and tutorials provide high-quality, topically-focused forums for researchers at the forefront of robotics. This year these events will take place throughout the conference between July 12 and 16.
Workshops and tutorials are intended to supplement the primary conference; as such we seek workshops that will provide a complement to the research in the proceedings being presented in the primary single-track event and tutorials that could support researchers new to the field in quickly gaining the necessary skills and knowledge.
While not always a focus at RSS, this year we specifically seek submissions for tutorials. Our hope is that the online format of RSS will enable many to attend and learn from these tutorials. It is our intention to work with the organizers of tutorials to provide a long-term, online home for their materials and presentations for future use by other students and researchers.
Furthermore, we are looking for workshops and tutorials that promote discussion and interaction among the participants and do not serve primarily to promote the work of well-established researchers.
Specifically, we welcome and will give priority to:
? Fully elaborated proposals with confirmed, high-quality, diverse invited speakers as well as solicited posters or presentations. Specifically we encourage organizers to consider, among others, diversity of presenters in terms of:
o Seniority and academic rank (consider inviting senior PhD students and postdocs whose work you appreciate instead of just professors and senior researchers)
o Gender
o Race and ethnicity
o Geographic location
o Industry, government, and academia
? Innovative event structures that will encourage discussion and interaction among the participants. Previous examples include structured debates or groupings of senior and junior researchers for brainstorming of new topics for research.
? Proposals from communities that have not traditionally participated at RSS but are relevant to robotics science, robotics systems, the practice and philosophy of the discipline.
? Tutorials focusing on tools commonly used in work presented at RSS or showcasing new libraries which the community can leverage.
? Workshops that will encourage analysis and reflection on topics and issues that formulate challenge problems and that promote discussion, debates, and long-term vision.
We expect proposals to be approximately 2?3 pages in length, and no more than 5 pages. The proposal template can be found at this link.

Workshop proposals should be submitted via EasyChair

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: March 15th, 2021
Notification Deadline: April 5th, 2021
Online Conference: July 12th - 16th, 2021

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