3rd International Workshop on Robotics Software Engineering (RoSE’21)

  • Co-located with ICSE 2021
  • Virtual
  • June 2, 2021

Theme & Goals

Increasingly, challenging domains employ robotic applications. Yet, Robotics still is one of the most challenging domains for software engineering. Deploying robotics applications requires integrating solutions from experts of various domains, including navigation, path planning, manipulation, localization, human-robot interaction, etc. Integration of modules contributed by respective domain experts is one of the key challenges in engineering software-centric systems, yet only one of the cross-cutting software concerns crucial to robotics. As robots often operate in dynamic, partially observable environments additional challenges include adaptability, robustness, safety, and security.

The goal of RoSE 2021 is to bring together researchers from participating domains with practitioners to identify new frontiers in robotics software engineering, discuss challenges raised by real-world applications, and transfer latest insights from research to industry. RoSE 2021 will solicit contributions from both academic and industrial participants, thus fostering active synergy between the two communities.

Topics of Interest

RoSE 2021 seeks contributions addressing, but not limited to, the following topics related to robotics software engineering:

  • Analysis of challenges in robotic software engineering
  • Architectures that lead to reusable robotic software
  • Challenges for defining and integrating domain-specific languages for the design of robotic systems
  • Continuous integration and deployment in robotics
  • Identification and analysis of design principles promoting quality of service (e.g., performance, energy efficiency)
  • Engineering the collaboration of multiple (heterogeneous) robots
  • Machine learning for safety-critical robotic systems
  • Metrics to measure non-functional properties (e.g., robustness, availability, etc.) and their application in robotic software
  • Best practices in engineering robotic software
  • Variability, modularity, and reusability in robotic software
  • Validation and verification of robotic software
  • Processes and tools supporting the engineering and development of robotic systems
  • State-of-the-art research projects, innovative ideas, and field-based studies in robotic software engineering
  • Lessons learned in the engineering and deployment of large-scale, real-world integrated robot

Keynote

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Workshop Program

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Submission Guidelines

Prospective participants are invited to submit

  • research papers presenting novel contributions on advancing software engineering in robotics (max. 8 pages);
  • challenge showcase papers describing robotics challenges considered insufficiently addressed from an industry perspective (max. 6 pages);
  • lessons learned papers describing lessons learned in the collaboration between the two communities of software engineering and robotics (max. 6 pages);
  • vision papers on the future of software engineering in robotics (max. 4 pages);
  • tool and project papers on software engineering in robotics (max. 4 pages).

Workshop papers must follow the ICSE 2021 Format and Submission Guideline, but will use a single blind submission process. All submitted papers will be reviewed on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity by the program committee. All workshop papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format through the EasyChair workshop website. Accepted papers will become part of the workshop proceedings.

Important Dates

  • Workshop paper submissions due: January 12, 2021 We are providing a grace period of 10 days for the authors who submit a draft of their papers by the deadline. So, the authors who submit their paper draft by the 19th of January (AoE) will have until the 29th of January (AoE) to polish and improve their paper. The submission of the paper draft by the 19th of January (AoE) is strictly required.
  • Notification to authors: February 22, 2021 (AoE time)
  • Camera-ready copies due: March 12, 2021 (AoE time)

Organizing Committee

Program Committee

  • Alwin Hoffmann, University of Augsburg, Germany
  • Andrzej Wasowski, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Arne Nordmann, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
  • Bradley Schmerl, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Carlos Hernandez Corbato, TU Delft, The Netherlands
  • Charles Lesire-Cabaniols, French Aerospace lab (ONERA), France
  • Daniel Sykes, Ocado Technology, UK
  • Darko Bozhinoski, TU Delft, The Netherlands
  • David Garlan, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Davide Brugali, Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy
  • Davide Di Ruscio, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, Italy
  • Ettore Merlo, Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal, Canada
  • Floris Erich, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
  • Francesco Ferro, Pal Robotics, Spain
  • Holger Giese, Hasso Plattner Institute at the University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Jan Broenink, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Javier Camara, University of York, UK
  • Jesús Martínez, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
  • John-Paul Ore, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
  • Juergen Dingel, Queen’s University, Canada
  • Lorenzo Natale, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Italy
  • Michel Albonico, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Federal University of Technology - Parana (UTFPR), Brazil
  • Neil Ernst, University of Victoria, Canada
  • Patrizio Pelliccione, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Ricardo Sanz, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Rogardt Heldal, HLV, Norway
  • Sebastian Wrede, CoR-Lab, Bielefeld University, Germany
  • Simos Gerasimou, York University, UK
  • Ulrik Schultz, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Call for Papers