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IEEE/RSJ International Conference on
Intelligent Robots and Systems

October 7-12, 2012
Vilamoura, Algarve [Portugal]

Celebrating 25 Years of IROS


NEW: PHOTOS:
- IROS2012 Photo Album: click here.
- Group photo: download web version, or print version (normal print size 20x30cm):

NEW: The conference proceedings are available on the IEEE Xplore: click here.

NEW: The video of the IROS 2012 Opening Session is available here.

NEW: The IROS 2012 Summary and Closing Address slides are available here.

NEW: The results of the IROS 2012 Conference Evaluation Survey are available here.

NEW: The EU Funding Opportunities Workshop homepage and materials are available here.

NEW: The results of the Robots, Society and Industry Survey are available here.

NEW: The IROS 2012 Awards Results are available here.

NEW: Winner of the IROS 2012 RoboCup@Work Competition: "LUHbots" from Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany.

NEW: IROS 2012 CONFERENCE EVALUATION SURVEY
The IROS 2012 Organizing Committee kindly requests conference attendees to answer the following survey.

NEW: JOIN THE IROS2012 SURVEY AND WIN A BOTTLE OF PORT WINE!
20 names of participants to the IROS2012 Survey on Robots, Industry and Society will be randomly selected to receive a bottle of port wine. Winners will receive a confirmation e-mail by Thursday morning and can get this little reward for their time devoted to the Survey during the Farewell Lunch on Thursday.
Join the Survey now!

NEW: IROS 2012 Industrial Forum program: click here.

NEW: The final agenda of the "EU Funding Opportunities Workshop" is available: click here.

NEW! Updated schedule. For organizational reasons some presentations have been moved to a different time slot within the same session: click here.


NEW: JOIN THE IROS 2012 SURVEY!

The IROS2012 survey on “Robots, Society and Industry” has been launched.

To which great societal challenges may robotics contribute? Which R&D efforts are most needed? Which are the most important research avenues to focus on? What will be the main impact on industry competitiveness?

Take part in this survey, state your opinion and vision by filling a simple 1-page form. It will take no more than 5 minutes of your time, but you will help the community delineating and communicating the future directions of robotics R&D.

Download the form here and return it in a ballot-box at the conference site.


NEW: F & B OUTLETS
The Hotel Tivoli Marina Vilamoura F & B Outlets will offer during the event a selection of services at lunch time where a variety of world flavors may be experienced. Pricing information will be available near each of the F & B Outlets.

NEW: IROS 2012 Tivoli Hotels Group Shuttle service
IROS 2012 Tivoli Hotels Group Shuttle service between Hotel Tivoli Marina Vilamoura and Hotel Tivoli Victoria Vilamoura timetable: click here. This service is non-exclusive for IROS 2012 Vilamoura Tivoli Hotels clients.

NEW: Faro Airport Shuttle and Tours informations.

NEW: IROS 2012 Program on-line: here. IROS2012 Technical program 4-pages pdf

NEW: Special Invited Workshop: EU Funding Opportunities Workshop
Thursday, October 11, 2012, afternoon 14h00-18h30.
*(attendance is free for all registered for the main conference)



NEW: CALL FOR BEST PAPER STUDENT AWARD NOMINATIONS

The IEEE/RSJ IROS 2012 Call for the Best Student Paper Award Nominations is now open via Papercept.
Deadline: August 1, 2012



IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL DEADLINES REFER TO PACIFIC STANDARD TIME (PST, GMT -8)

- Paper submission and W/T proposals due: March 12, 2012; (CLOSED)
- Organized session proposal due: March 3, 2012; (CLOSED)
- Video session contribution deadline: April 20, 2012;
- Video Jubilee contribution deadline: May 15, 2012;

- Notification of acceptance for W/T: April 20, 2012;
- Notification of acceptance for videos: July 2, 2012;
- Notification of acceptance for papers: July 2, 2012;
- Final paper submission deadline: July 21, 2012;
- Final video submission (if required): July 21, 2012.


Paper Submission
The paper submission is through Paperplaza; Optional Multimedia materials (e.g. videos, enhanced pictures, audio files, experimental dataset - all limited to three minutes duration) can be added to supplement contributed papers. For details see Paper Submission Instructions page.

Video Session Contribution
Videos of 1.5 to 3 minutes illustrating new and exciting results are sought for this IROS 2012 edition. Contributed videos will be peer-reviewed and accepted videos will be presented in video sessions/track within the main conference program. Also, the IROS2012 Best Video Prize (500 Euro and award certificate) will be awarded during the Conference. Video submission is through Paperplaza. For details see Video Submission Instructions page.

Call for IROS Jubilee Video
This IROS edition celebrates the Silver Jubilee with a series of special events.
Videos of 1.5 to 5 minutes illustrating the history and/or milestones in intelligent robotics and/or intelligent systems in the last 25 years are sought for this IROS 2012 Jubilee edition. A dedicated Award will be assigned to recognize the most outstanding IROS Jubilee Video. The winner will be awarded US$ 1,750 prize, one free IROS 2012 registration and a certificate. Co-winners will share the Award prize. Jubilee video submission is through Paperplaza. For details see Jubilee Video page.

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