[ros-users] [Discourse.ros.org] [General] ROSCon 2018: Call for Proposals

Tully Foote ros.discourse at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 00:19:37 UTC 2018

Were excited to announce that we are now accepting presentation proposals for [ROSCon 2018](http://roscon.ros.org/2018)!

* Proposal submission deadline: July 2nd, 2018
* [Submission site](http://roscon.ros.org/review)
* [Call for proposals](http://roscon.ros.org/2018/#call-for-proposals)


Presentations 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 robots.

Women, members of minority groups, and members of other under-represented groups are encouraged to submit presentation proposals to ROSCon.

Proposals will be reviewed by a program committee that will evaluate fit, impact, and balance.

We cannot offer presentations 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 for discussion at [ROS Discourse](https://discourse.ros.org/c/general).

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

- Best practices
- New packages
- Robot-specific development
- Robot simulation
- Safety and security
- Embedded systems
- Product development & commercialization
- Research and education
- Enterprise deployment
- Community organization and direction
- Testing, quality, and documentation
- Robotics competitions and collaborations
- Related open source projects

To get an idea of the content and tone of ROSCon, check out the slides and videos from [previous years](https://roscon.ros.org/2018/#past-events).

### Proposal format
A session proposal must include:

- Title
- Presenter (name and affiliation)
- Recommended duration: Short (~10 minutes), Medium (~20 minutes) or Long (~30 minutes)
- Summary [maximum 100 words]: to be used in advertising the presentation
- Description [maximum 1000 words]: outline, goals (what will the audience learn?), pointers to packages to be discussed

Please be sure to include in your proposal enough information for the program committee to evaluate the importance and impact of your presentation. We strongly encourage you to provide links to publicly available resources, including code repositories and demonstration videos. Demonstrated community interest is helpful in evaluating proposals. A proposal that promises to make an open source release in the future is difficult for the program committee to evaluate and less likely to be accepted.

Submit your proposal at the [submissions site](http://roscon.ros.org/review) by July 2nd, 2018.

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