[ros-users] Call for Proposals: ROSCon 2013

Tully Foote tfoote at willowgarage.com
Fri Dec 7 00:52:29 UTC 2012

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick reminder the ROSCon Proposal deadline is approaching on Monday
the 9th.  Remember to submit your proposals.  For the full Call for
Proposals see: http://roscon.ros.org/2013/?page_id=18


*Proposal submission deadline: 9th of December 2012*

Presentations and tutorials on all topics related to ROS are invited.
 Examples include introducing attendees to a ROS package or library,
exploring how to use tools, manipulating sensor data, and applications for

Proposals will be reviewed by an ad-hoc committee that will evaluate fit,
impact, and balance.

We cannot offer sessions that are not proposed!  If there is a topic on
which you would like to present, please propose it.  If you have an idea
for an important topic that you do not want to present yourself, please
post it to ros-users at code.ros.org.
 Topic areas

All ROS-related work is invited. Topics of interest include:

   - Best practices
   - Useful packages and stacks
   - Robot-specific development
   - ROS Enhancement Proposals (REPs)
   - Safety and security
   - ROS in embedded systems
   - Product development & commercialization
   - Research and education
   - Enterprise deployment
   - Community organization and direction
   - Testing, quality, and documentation
   - Robotics competitions and collaborations

*Proposal submission*

A session proposal should include:

   - Title
   - Recommended duration (usually 30-40 minutes)
   - Summary, 100 word max (to be used in advertising the session)
   - Category tags
   - Description (for review purposes): outline, goals (what will the
   audience learn?), pointers to packages to be discussed

Send proposals to submit at roscon.ros.org.

On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 11:58 AM, Tully Foote <tfoote at willowgarage.com>wrote:

> Call for Proposals: ROSCon 2013
> Stuttgart, Germany
> 11-12 May 2013
> (immediately following ICRA)
> Details: http://roscon.ros.org/
> Proposals: submit at roscon.ros.org
> Questions: info at roscon.ros.org
> ROSCon 2013 is a chance for ROS developers of all levels, beginner to expert, to spend an extraordinary weekend learning from and networking with the ROS community.  Get tips and tricks from experts, network, and share ideas with fellow developers from around the globe.
> ROSCon is a developers’ conference, in the model of PyCon and BoostCon. Following the success of the inaugural ROSCon in St. Paul, Minnesota  http://roscon.ros.org/2012) this year’s ROSCon will be held in Stuttgart, Germany. Similar to last year, the two-day program will com prise technical talks and tutorials that will introduce you to new tools and libraries, as well as teach you more about the ones you already know. The bulk of the program will be 30-40 minute pre sen tations (some may be longer or shorter).
> ** Want to present at ROSCon?  Submit a proposal!  For details on proposing, go to http://roscon.ros.org/ **
> If you don’t want to make a formal presentation, you should still bring your new project or idea to ROSCon!
> There will be several sessions of Lightning Talks, which are 5-minute mini-talks that are scheduled just-in-time at the conference. There will also be open space for Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) meetings, impromptu hacking sessions, and informal presentations.
> On behalf of the ROSCon 2013 Organizing Committee:
>     Alexander Bubeck, Fraunhofer IPA
>     Tully Foote, Willow Garage
>     Ryan Gariepy, Clearpath Robotics
>     Brian Gerkey, Open Source Robotics Foundation
>     Florian Weisshardt, Fraunhofer IPA
>     Matthew Williamson, Rethink Robotics

Tully Foote
tfoote at willowgarage.com
(650) 475-2827
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