IEEE RO-MAN 2021 (virtual)  -  call for papers Workshops and Tutorials

=== Important dates (Workshops and Tutorials) ===
Proposal Submission Deadline:  March 28, 2021
Notification of Acceptance:  May 11, 2021
Final Submission: June 20, 2021

Active Website Link for Workshop/Tutorial Due: June 1, 2021
Conference dates: August 8 - 12, 2021 (workshops tentatively Aug 8, Aug 12)

Workshops should focus on key areas of active research and provide a
forum for participants to exchange new ideas and discuss recent
results. We encourage proposals for topics that have substantial
community interest, with a creative and innovative workshop program
that will attract a broad audience. Workshops and tutorials focusing
on academia-industry partnership and technology transfer of robotics
research are welcome. The primary criteria for selection are
anticipated level of interest, impact, novelty or creativity, and
opportunities for interaction among participants.

Tutorials should target established and emerging research topics,
provide up-to-date descriptions of the state of the art, and be
organized by individuals who are recognized leaders in their
respective fields.

Workshop and tutorial proposals should include the following information:
- Title
- Format (indicate full or half day, workshop or tutorial)
- Main Organizer (one person only, complete address, phone, and email)
- Co-Organizers (complete address and email)
- Statement of Objectives
- Intended Audience and Expected Number of Attendees
- List of Speakers and Format (schedule, topics)
- Statement of Inclusion and Diversity (see below)

Template files can be downloaded from the workshop website:

The proposal must be submitted through the Papercept Conference Site:

If you have any questions about the workshops and tutorials proposal
submission, please contact the Workshop Co-Chairs, Alexander Aroyo
([log in to unmask]) and Jonathan Kelly
([log in to unmask]).

Upon approval, workshop and tutorial organizers will be asked to
produce and maintain a dedicated webpage, which will be used to
disseminate updated information about the workshop/tutorial and for

=== Inclusion @ RO-MAN 2021 ===
In addition to general inclusion and diversity considerations for your
workshop, consider the following needs of attendees of a virtual

Attendees may be in different time zones, have caregiving/other
responsibilities, have less reliable access to internet, or lack quiet
private space to participate during the scheduled timing of the event.

You may consider offering:
- asynchronous access to materials,
- asynchronous forms of interaction, discussions or Q&A (e.g., text-based),
- recordings of the event for participants to access the material later,
- an alternative to using a camera/microphone during breakout sessions
if participants are unable to use it during the event,
- session timing details provided well in advance for planning purposes, and
- inclusive time zone schedule display.

Workshop Chairs
Jonathan Kelly, University of Toronto, Canada
Alexander Aroyo, University of Waterloo, Canada

General Chairs
Stephen L. Smith, University of Waterloo, Canada
Machiel Van der Loos, University of British Columbia, Canada

General Co-Chair
Kerstin Dautenhahn, University of Waterloo, Canada

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