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Informed Scientific Sampling in Large-scale Outdoor Environments

In this workshop, we aim to discuss recent progress in the field of robotic sampling for monitoring large-scale outdoor environments such as forests, bodies of water, agricultural fields, and complex urban settings. This workshop is aimed at providing an overview of the research related to field robotics. We plan to discuss a series of research issues that span theoretical, design, and applied topics such as: measurement acquisition and evaluation, building robust field robots, multi-robot teams, environmental monitoring. Regardless of the topic, all of these tasks aim at efficient and robust information acquisition with autonomous or semi-autonomous technology.

Topics of interest for this workshop:

Informed Sampling

Field Robotics

Sensing Applications

Important Dates

Submission deadline: Oct 7, 2019 (Anywhere on Earth)
Notification: Oct 15 2019
Camera ready: Oct 25, 2019
Workshop: Nov 8, 2019

Submission Instructions

Authors may submit extended abstracts or full papers in the IROS format (2-6 pages plus references). We encourage the submission of early ideas, late-breaking results, or open research questions that are likely to generate interesting discussions. Submissions of recent or soon-to-be published papers (including IROS 2019) are encouraged. Submissions will be reviewed by experts in the field. Accepted papers will be made available through the workshop website and will be invited to present their work at the workshop on Nov 8.

Submission link: Here

Invited Speakers

João Sousa, Porto University
Ágata Alveirinho Dias, Institute of Science and Environment of the University of Saint Joseph (ISE-USJ)
Roland Siegwart, ETH Zurich
Gregory Dudek, McGill University
Stefan Williams, The University of Sydney
Lantao Liu, Indiana University - Bloomington
Mandar Chitre, Tropical Marine Science Institute and the National University of Singapore
Robert Fitch, University of Technology, Sydney



Time Description
8:55 Introduction and Opening Remarks
9:00 Invited Speaker
9:45 Selected Papers
10:15 Coffee Break and Poster Session
11:30 Invited Speaker
12:15 Lunch
1:30 Invited Speaker
2:00 Selected Papers
2:45 Invited Speaker
3:30 Coffee Break and Poster Session
4:30 Panel Discussion

Organizing Committee

Sandeep Manjanna, McGill University
Gregory Dudek, McGill University and Samsung AI Center
Oscar Pizarro, The University of Sydney
Johanna Hansen, McGill University
Victor Zykov, Cornell University

Program Committee

Alberto Quattrini Li, Dartmouth College
David Meger, McGill University
Felipe Gonzalez, Queensland University of Technology
Ioannis Rekleitis, University of South Carolina
Johanna Hansen, McGill University
Juan Camilo Gamboa Higuera, McGill University
Mandar Chitre, National University of Singapore
Ryan N. Smith, Fort Lewis College
Sandeep Manjanna, McGill University
Travis Manderson, McGill University

Contact Us

Send inquiries to scientific.sampling.robots[at]gmail[dot]com