Call for Workshops

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: January 10, 2014
Acceptance Notification: February 24, 2014
RSS 2014 Workshops: July 12-13, 2014


The Organizing Committee for the 2014 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (RSS 2014) requests proposals for full and half-day workshops, tutorials, competitions, and demonstrations to be held on July 12-13, 2014 at the University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. This year these events will take place during a weekend before the main conference. RSS brings together researchers working on algorithmic or mathematical foundations of robotics, robotics applications, and the analysis of robotic systems. The workshops have consistently provided high-quality, topically-focused forums for researchers at the forefront of robotics.


Prospective organizers should email their proposals by January 10, 2014 to:

A template for the proposal is available here. The proposal submission should describe the type of the event and provide a title, list of organizers, a tentative URL, an abstract, a tentative list of presenters, the intended structure of the event, plan for soliciting participation, intended audience and expected equipment requirements. We expect proposals to be approximately 2-3 pages in length.

Proposals from relevant communities that have not traditionally participated at RSS are highly welcome as well as innovative ideas on structuring the events in a way that will promote discussion among the participants. Priority will be given to proposals that effectively address these issues.

Organizers are encouraged to communicate early on with the RSS workshop co-chairs (email: regarding the topic of their intended workshop so that significant overlaps between events can be minimized.

All decisions will be made and the proposers will be notified by February 24, 2014.

We are looking forward to seeing you at Berkeley!

Previous Workshops and Tutorials

Examples of previous workshops and tutorials with websites and on-line schedules can be found through the following links:

RSS 2013 Workshops
RSS 2012 Workshops
RSS 2011 Workshops
RSS 2010 Workshops
RSS 2009 Workshops
RSS 2008 Workshops
RSS 2007 Workshops
RSS 2005 Workshops

RSS 2014 Workshop co-chairs: Kostas Bekris and Sertac Karaman