solicits proposals for workshops and tutorials to be held one
day before and after the main parallel technical sessions of the
conference, on October 9th and 13th, 2006. An IROS workshop
should focus on an area of active research to provide an
informal forum for participants to exchange their developing
research results and ideas. A tutorial should target an
established field of research and provide descriptions on its
state of the art, by individuals who are recognized researchers
of the field. All workshop/tutorial proposals will be reviewed
by the IROS 2006 Workshop/Tutorial Chairs, and the accepted
proposals will become part of the IROS 2006 technical program.
The proposal for an IROS 2006
tutorial or workshop in PDF must be received via e-mail by the
IROS 2006 Workshop/Tutorial Chair, Prof. Hong Zhang, at
before the due date of March 1, 2006. Each proposal must have no
more than two pages in length and must contain the following
1. Title of the workshop/tutorial.
2. Tutorial organizer(s) and organizer contact information
(affiliation, e-mail, phone number, fax number, webpage,
3. Abstract of no more than 500 words, to describe the scope of
the workshop/tutorial, goals to be accomplished, technical
issues to focus on, etc., with specific references to the areas
of interest to the IROS community.
4. Length of the workshop/tutorial (half-day or full-day).
5. List of organizing/program committee members, for a workshop
6. List of speakers, their affiliations, and webpages (if any),
for a tutorial proposal.
Workshop/tutorial organizers are responsible for:
* Producing a "Call for Papers" (for a workshop) and a webpage
(for both workshops and tutorials), no later than May 15, 2006.
* Providing a brief description of the workshop for the
* Selecting submitted papers in the case of a workshop.
* Scheduling workshop activities in collaboration with the local
organizers, the program chair, and the workshops/tutorials
* Providing notes/papers (either hard copy or electronic copy),
to be duplicated for the workshops and tutorials (up to a
maximum of 200 pages).
by September 15, 2006. (IROS 2006 will not be able to assist in
duplication if we fail to receive the master copy by the
IROS 2006 will be responsible for providing the following:
* Publicity for the workshops/tutorials.
* Registration for the workshops/tutorials.
* Logistics support and meeting facilities.
* Duplication of notes/papers as described above and
distributing them to the participants.
* Audio/visual equipment within the meeting facilities.
Each submitted proposal will be reviewed by the IROS
tutorials/workshops chairs and possibly by independent external
reviewers. Acceptance of a proposal will be based on the quality
of the proposal, the qualification of the organizers, taking
into account the perceived interest of the community and the
availability of the conference venue. The result will be
communicated to the organizers no later than April 15, 2006.
* IROS 2006 reserves the right to cancel a workshop/tutorial due
to low enrollment rate and/or unforeseen circumstances.
* An individual cannot register for a workshop/tutorial without
registering for the conference.
* IROS 2006 will reimburse the organizers for the expenses
incurred in duplicating the workshop tutorial notes if the
organizers choose or have to do it themselves. IROS 2006 will
not be responsible for any other workshop/tutorial related
expenses (such as travel, accommodation, honorarium, etc.).
* The organizers and IROS 2006 will share the net surplus, if
any, that results from organizing a workshop/tutorial, in a way
similar to past IROS practices. For details, please consult the