WTDR 2021 is part of ROBOTICA 2021, which will be held virtually on October 14-15, 2021. WTDR provides an opportunity for PhD and MSc students in Brazil to present their ongoing and/or recently concluded research with a panel of established researchers in Robotics.The workshop aims to:
Provide a setting for mutual feedback on participants’ current research and guidance on future research directions;
Develop a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research;
Contribute to the conference goals through interaction of graduate students with other researchers as well as participation in conference events;
Increase the visibility of ongoing work for the academic and industrial community.
CTDR 2021 will take place in parallel to WTDR 2021. The main goals of CTDR are to divulge and award the best academic work in Robotics concluded in Brazilian Universities from October, 2019 to September, 2021. CTDR expects papers with concluded work, with evaluation and results. Selected works will be presented (virtually) and judged during ROBOTICA 2021. Notice that in the submission phase, the main object of judgment is the paper; while during the conference, the main object of judgment is the full thesis or dissertation (that is submitted along with the paper).
Important Note: Papers submitted to CTDR and WTDR should differ from other publications of the author, this includes submissions to LARS 2021. Please make sure you paper is an original work to avoid auto-plagiarism issues.
Topics of Interest:
WTDR/CTDR welcome research work in Robotics topics. They include but are not limited to:
Vision in robotics and automation;
Symbol mediated robot behavior control;
Sensory mediated robot behavior control;
Active sensory processing and control;
Industrial applications of autonomous systems;
Sensor modeling and data interpretation (e.g. Models and software for sensor data integration, 3D scene analysis, environment description and modeling, pattern recognition);
Robust techniques in AI and sensing (e.g. Uncertainty modeling, graceful degradation of systems);
Multi-robot and multi-agents, cooperation and collaboration;
Robot planning, communication, adaptation and learning;
Robots for robotic surgery and rehabilitation;
Micro/nano robotics, new devices and materials for robots;
Recognition and synthesis of voice and natural language generation;
Education issues in robotics;
Sensor networks, architectures of embedded hardware and software;
Self-localization, mapping and navigation;
Mobile robot platforms;
WTDR/CTDR IMPORTANT DATES (Extended Deadline)
Manuscript registration/submission site open:
July 17th, 2021August 02nd, 2021
Notification of Acceptance
August 30th, 2021September 09th, 2021
Camera Ready Submission
September 13th, 2021September 13th, 2021
Paper Submission and Review:
Papers can be written in English or in Portuguese and must not exceed 10 pages (WTDR) and 12 pages (CTDR), including title, abstract, all tables, figures, and references. Authors should use the style file of SBC. More detailed information can be found at: SBC template.
We expect submission of papers to WTDR with research purposes and appropriate motivation, literature review, and methods. Results (preliminary, at least) are desirable, but not necessary. Submission to CTDR expects papers with concluded work, with evaluation and results.
Papers should include the following information in the first page after the abstract: student level (MSc or PhD) and expected date of conclusion or the date of conclusion (CTDR). In addition, include the name of the advisor (and co-advisors) as co-authors.
Submissions violating the formatting guidelines will be excluded from the reviewing process. Only papers in pdf format will be accepted.
The five best papers submitted to the CTDR on each category (M.Sc. and Phd) will be presented at the CTDR while the remaining will be presented together with the accepted WTDR papers. All WTDR and CTDR papers will be published in online proceedings, with DOI and ISBN, at SOL - SBC.
At least one author of each accepted paper must be registered and attend the virtual conference to present the work. We recommend that the students present their works, as the events may be a valuable experience for them.
Prof. Dr. Danilo H. Perico (Centro Universitário FEI, SP, Brazil)
Prof. Dr. Julio C. P. Melo (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, RN, Brazil)
WTDR TPC Members:
Prof. Dr. Cairo Nascimento Jr. (Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, SP, Brazil)
Prof. Dr. Danilo Lima (Universidade Federal de Lavras, MG, Brazil)
Prof. Dr. Eduardo Todt (Universidade Federal do Paraná, PR, Brazil)
Prof. Dr. Flavio Tonidandel (Centro Universitario da FEI, SP, Brazil)
Prof. Dr. José Reginaldo Hughes Carvalho (Universidade Federal do Amazonas, AM, Brazil)
Prof. Dr. Luiz Mirisola (Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronáutica, SP, Brazil)
Prof. Dr. Marcelo Franchin (Universidade Estadual Paulista, SP, Brazil)
Prof. Dr. Marcos Maximo (Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronáutica, SP, Brazil)
Prof. Dr. Reinaldo Bianchi (Centro Universitario da FEI, SP, Brazil)
Prof. Dr. Rodrigo Campos Bortoletto (Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de SP, SP, Brazil)
Prof. Dr. Walter Fetter Lages (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, RS, Brazil)