[ros-users] Call for Proposals: ROSCon 2014

Tully Foote tfoote at osrfoundation.org
Mon Jun 23 18:15:33 UTC 2014

ROSCon 2014

September 12-13th, 2014  Chicago, IL, USA
Between ITMS and IROS

Important Dates

Call for Proposals -- June 23rd, 2014
Proposal submission deadline -- July 18th, 2014
Proposal acceptance notification -- July 22nd, 2014


ROSCon 2014 is a chance for ROS developers of all levels, beginner to
expert, to spend an extraordinary two days learning from and networking
with the ROS community. Get tips and tricks from experts and meet 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) and last year’s event in Stuttgart, Germany (
http://roscon.ros.org/2013)  this year’s ROSCon will be held in Chicago,
Illinois. Similar to last year, the two-day program will comprise 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 presentations (some may be longer or shorter).
To submit a proposal please visit the Call for Proposals page (

If you don’t want to make a formal presentation, you should still bring
your new project or idea to ROSCon! There will be 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.

Submission Guidelines

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

Proposal Submission

A session proposal should include:

Recommended duration (Short or Long)
Summary, 100 word max (to be used in advertising the session)
Description (for review purposes): outline, goals (what will the audience
learn?), pointers to packages to be discussed (500 Words Maximum)
To submit a proposal please visit: http://roscon.ros.org/review2014/

Further Info

The event website is http://roscon.ros.org  You can contact the organizing
committee at roscon-2014-oc at osrfoundation.org
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