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• Final Paper Submission

• Final Video Submission

 

IMPORTANT DATES
 
Notification of
paper and video acceptance
June 4, 2006  
  Submission of
final papers and videos
July 10, 2006  
 
Registration deadline for authors of accepted papers and videos
July 15, 2006  
 

To evaluate the conference software systems employed for the conferences sponsored by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society,  we request your help by filling out  a web-based questionnaire regarding the software used by IROS 2006. Please take a few minutes to complete the IROS 2006 Conference Software Questionnaire. Thank you for your assistance.
 

Final Paper Submission
 


Authors must submit their accepted papers in Portable Document Format (PDF), electronically through the conference website http://www.iros2006.org. In order to include your paper in the IROS 2006 Proceedings, it is essential that you follow the final paper submission instructions below closely! Papers failing to meet the final format requirements may be rejected.

>> Final Paper Submission Instructions:

  1. Modify your submitted paper based on its review comments (you can find paper reviews in your IROS 2006 notification email).

  2. IMPORTANT: Do not use special characters such as ", or ' or two-byte characters in the title, abstract, and author information.

  1. Generate the IEEE Xplore-compliant PDF File of Your Paper to meet the format requirements. Since the papers will be archived in the IEEE Xplore® system, your paper must comply with the IEEE rules.

  2. The most important issue that every author shall pay attention to is to make sure

    All fonts used in your papers are EMBEDDED and SUBSETTED.
    Paper size is set to the "US Letter" size (8.5" by 11") with proper margins.
    The PDF file size of the paper should not exceed 2 MBytes.

  1. Check Your PDF File Using IEEE PDF eXpress. You should also submit the PDF eXpress compliance email (received by the IEEE PDF eXpress server) that verifies that your paper is compliant as a *.txt file. A sample compliance email is: Sample PDF Compliance File (TXT). A paper which does not comply will not be published in the Proceedings.

  1. Submit an one-page digest in Microsoft PowerPoint format (PPT). No other formats are accepted. The paper digest must be prepared and submitted as per the IROS 2006 Digest Template (PPT).

  1. The IEEE Copyright Form (PDF, Word) must be submitted as a PDF file. Please sign it, scan it as a PDF file, and submit it along with your paper

  2. The most important issue that every author shall pay attention to is to make sure

    Do not forget to sign the form.
    Do not forget to fill the Paper Number field  on the top right of the form.

  1. Extra page charge. A total of six (6) camera-ready pages, including figures, are allowed for each paper. A maximum of two (2) additional pages is permitted at an extra charge (US$200 per page). In case that you have more than six pages, please fill out the Extra Page Charge Payment  Form (PDF, Word) and mail or fax it to IROS 2006 (address on the form). Lengthy papers that do not clear payment will not be included.
     

  2. If a paper is accepted, at least one of the authors is required to register for the conference by July 15, 2006. Otherwise, the paper will not be included in the conference proceedings.

 

Papers must be submitted via Web upload. Please follow the link "Click Here to Submit Your Final Paper, PDF Compliance File, Digest, and Copyright Form" below to enter the Web upload system. There you will find detailed instructions on the submission procedure. In order to avoid the last minute crunch, it is highly recommended to submit as early as you can. No other means of paper submission is available. Please do not send paper submissions by email.

» Click Here to Submit Your Final Paper, PDF Compliance File, Digest, and Copyright Form.

 

 

Final Video Submission
 


Authors must submit their accepted videos electronically through the conference website. In order to include your videos in the IROS 2006 DVD Proceedings, it is essential that you follow the final video submission instructions below closely! Videos failing to meet the format requirements may be rejected. Under these requirements, you are encouraged to create high quality videos suitable for DVD production. Please note that the video file size limit has been increased to 40 Megabytes to allow you to improve video quality.

>> Final Video Submission Instructions:

  1. Video Format: Final videos must be submitted in WMV (Windows Media) or MOV (QuickTime) file formats only. IROS 2006 will not accept video clips requiring a specific computing platform or additional software (codec) to play. Please follow the guidelines below to create videos suitable for IROS 2006 DVD.

  2. Guidelines:
    If you are Microsoft Windows XP users, we highly recommend .wmv file format for your final video submissions. You can easily create .wmv video files using Windows Movie Maker, which is a video editing software included with Windows XP. Here is a step-by-step guideline to create WMV files.

    If you are Apple Mac OS X users, we highly recommend .mov file format for your final video submissions. You can easily create .mov video files using iMovie, which is a video editing software included with Mac OS X. Here is a step-by-step guideline to create MOV files.
     

  3. Display Size: Final videos must be created to display at 720×480 (in pixels).
     

  4. Frame Rate: 30 frames per second.
     

  5. Video Length: Final videos must be at 1.5 ~ 3 minutes in length.
     

  6. File Size: The maximum size for each video file is 40 Megabytes.
     

  7. Narration and Audio: Narration with your video is required, without which the video will be rejected. Please note that audio quality is as important as image quality to the overall impact of your video. It is generally better to add voice-over in a closed and quiet room. This helps eliminate excess noise. Please also make sure that the narration is synchronized with the action on the screen.

    NOTE: If you add any background music, please make sure that it is either in the public domain or that you have rights to use the music.
     

  8. Title: A descriptive title slide for the video is required, which should only contain  the title of your video, author names and affiliations. Please DO NOT insert audio over your title slide.
     

  9. Content and Independence: Your video should be understandable by itself. You should not assume that the viewer has read your printed abstract. Therefore, it is important to add a voice-over that explains what the viewer is seeing  to help the video stand on its own.
     

  10. Abstract: An abstract of 125 words or less should be provided with each video briefly describing the motivation for, approach towards, and results of the research and highlighting key aspects of the video. It should be submitted in ASCII text and it will accompany the video on the final DVD. You will be requested to  provide the abstract in the final video submission page.
     

  11. Copyright: The IEEE Copyright Form (PDF, Word) must be submitted as a PDF file. Please sign it, scan it as a PDF file, and send it in an email to . Please note the subject line of your email must read "Copyright of Video ID: ###" (Replace ### with your video ID number).

    The most important issue that every author shall pay attention to is to make sure
    Do not forget to sign the form.
    Do not forget to fill the Video Number field on the top right of the form.
     

  12. If a video is accepted, at least one of the authors is required to register for the conference by July 15, 2006. Otherwise, the video will not be included in the conference proceedings.
     

Videos must be submitted via Web upload. Before uploading, please perform thoroughly testing of your video to ensure that your video file will play on a variety of computers. If you are ready, please follow the link "Click Here to Submit Your Final Video" below to enter the Web upload system. There you will find detailed instructions on the submission procedure. Please make sure you do not have two-byte characters in your file name and file path for uploading. Two-byte characters cause problems in uploading. In order to avoid the last minute crunch, it is highly recommended to submit as early as you can.

» Click Here to Submit Your Final Video.