january 2016

Cari colleghi,
vi inoltro la newsletter della I-RAS.
Ricordo a chi volesse pubblicizzare eventi e informazioni di interesse per il chapter di inviarmi il materiale
x. Cena I-RAS (Lucia Pallottino)
x. ISME Meeting and Workshop (Giovanni Indiveri)
x. European Master on Advanced Robotics Plus (Fulvio Mastrogiovanni)
x. IEEE RAS Summer School on Multi-Robot Systems (MRSSS 2016) (Lorenzo Sabattini)
x. Call for papers for MESAS16 workshop (Lucia Pallottino)
x. Post-doctoral position in cooperative navigation and control of teams of autonomous underwater vehicles (Filippo Arrichiello)
x. Cena I-RAS
come da tradizione ogni anno viene organizzata una cena a cui tutti i membri I-RAS sono invitati.
In occasione della cena viene fatto un breve resoconto delle attività svolte ed è una buona occasione per raccogliere opinioni e proposte dai membri. Negli anni passati la cena è stata organizzata in occasione della riunione nazionale del gruppo di automatica. Il prossimo anno la riunione sara' a Roma, dal 5 al 7 settembre. Fatemi sapere se ci sono proposte alternative.
x. ISME Meeting and Workshop
The 2015 edition of the annual ISME meeting will take place on January 11, 12 and 13, 2016 in Lecce, Italy.
A scientific workshop will be held on January 11. The Meeting will be hosted at the Università del Salento.
Program and speakers at http://persone.dii.unile.it/indiveri/ISME-2015/Home.html
x. European Master on Advanced Robotics Plus
Dear All,
the European Master on Advanced Robotics Plus (EMARO+) is an integrated MSc program carried out by four European institutions:
- Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France, coordinator),
- Warsaw University of Technology (Poland),
- University of Genoa (Italy),
- Jaume I University (Castellon, Spain).
EMARO+ involves also seven associated partners:
- Keio University (Tokyo, Japan),
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China),
- IRT Jules Verne (France),
- Airbus Group Innovations (France),
- BA Systemes (France),
- Robotnik (Spain),
- SIIT (Italy).
EMARO+ awards a double MSc degree. Students spend the first year with one partner institution (attending lectures and helping in research activities) and the second year with another partner institution (attending lectures in the first semester and carrying out a thesis work in the second semester).
More information about EMARO+ can be found here:
In 2014, EMARO+ has been successfully selected for funding as part of the ERASMUS+ framework, the flagship European educational platform, and builds upon EMARO, a previously funded Erasmus Mundus project.
ERASMUS+ is a cooperation and mobility program in the field of higher education promoting the European Union as a centre of excellence for learning around the World. It aims at enhancing quality in European higher education and to promoting inter-cultural understanding through co-operation with third-countries.
More information about ERASMUS+ can be found here:
EMARO+ is now offering a number of scholarships for the next two intakes (2016-2018, 2017-2019).
The deadline to apply to the program is January 23, 2016.
Application information can be found on the EMARO+ website.
Further questions should be directed by email to: emaro-adm@irccyn.ec-nantes.fr
Cheers, Fulvio
x. IEEE RAS Summer School on Multi-Robot Systems (MRSSS 2016)
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IEEE RAS Summer School on Multi-Robot Systems (MRSSS 2016)
6-10 June 2016 Singapore http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~lowkh/mrsss.html
General enquiries: mrsss2016@googlegroups.com
The IEEE RAS Summer School on Multi-Robot Systems (MRSSS 2016) is a new summer school to be held at National University of Singapore over five days in tropical Singapore, from 6-10 June 2016. MRSSS 2016 is jointly organized by the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) from the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR) of Singapore, the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), and the IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Multi-Robot Systems, and supported and funded by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS).
Multi-robot systems research is an area of increasing interest within IEEE RAS and has the potential to bring about profound economic and social benefits. The Summer School aims to promote multi-robot systems research that will enable the students, academic researchers, and industrial practitioners to realize its growing need in our society to improve our quality of life and the exciting possibilities surrounding its use in real-world application domains, as well as raise their awareness to the challenges and issues faced by the multi-robot systems community in putting theory into practice and scaling up single-robot algorithms to that for multiple robots.
The main technical objective of the School is to cover the motivation driving research in multi-robot systems, existing projects and results, and open research problems in key areas of multi-robot systems. Underlying research topics include (1) sensing/perception and estimation, (2) task allocation and role assignment, (3) control, (4) planning and decision making, and (5) real-world applications. Please check the website for updates on the detailed technical program.
Application details can be found on the MRSSS 2016 website (http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~lowkh/mrsss.html).
Applications will be processed as received. Spaces are limited so please send your application as soon as possible.
Applications are due by 1 April 2016. General enquiries can be addressed to mrsss2016@googlegroups.com
Dr. Bryan Kian Hsiang Low (National University of Singapore)
Dr. Somchaya Liemhetcharat (Uber Advanced Technologies Center)
Dr. Roland Bouffanais (Singapore University of Technology and Design)
Prof. David Hsu (National University of Singapore)
Prof. Marcelo H. Ang, Jr. (National University of Singapore)
Dr. Robert Fitch (Australian Centre for Field Robotics)
Dr. Lorenzo Sabattini (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)
Dr. Antonio Franchi (LAAS-CNRS)
Dr. Nora Ayanian (University of Southern California)
-- Lorenzo Sabattini
DISMI - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Via G. Amendola 2, Pad. Tamburini
- 42122 Reggio Emilia - Italy
tel. (+39) 0522 52 3528-2666
fax. (+39) 0522 522609
e-mail: lorenzo.sabattini@unimore.it
web: http://www.arscontrol.unimore.it/lsabattini
IEEE RAS TC on Multi-Robot Systems:
x. Call for papers for MESAS16 workshop
I would like to invite you to participate the Modelling and Simulation for Autonomous systems (MESAS16) workshop to be held in Rome next 15-16 June (http://www.mesas.mscoe.org).
NATO Modelling & Simulation Centre of Excellence requests all interested researchers and technicians of academic, industrial or military research centers to send an abstract to be evaluated by members of MESAS'16 Technical Program Committee.
Authors of approved abstracts will be asked to prepare a full paper following the Springer template, then to present the paper during the MESAS'16 Workshop.
Presentations will be ran in plenary and parallel sessions. Full papers selected by the Scientific Committee will be Included in the post conference proceedings indexed in the ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Indes – Science (CPCI-S) and EI Engineering Index (Compendex and Inspec databases)
December 2015 - Call for Papers
15th April 2016 - Abstracts Submission Closure
29th April 2016 - Notification of acceptance
27th May 2016 - Full paper submission
15th-16th June 2015 - MESAS’16 Workshop in Rome, Italy (ERGIFE HOTEL)
- Cooperative systems
- Interfaces for command and control system, human, knowledge management system and AS integration
- Human and AS teaming application
- M&S Experimental environments & frameworks for AS development, verification, validation and accreditation
- Cooperative and reliability algorithms for AS
- Ethical, legal, security and safety aspects of Human and AS cooperation
- Training for AS deployment
- Concept of AS operation & countermeasures
Authors are requested to send abstracts only via the MESAS EASYCHAIR SYSTEM. Opened in December 2015.
A submitted abstract shouldn’t have less than 200 and more than 500 words.
x. Post-doctoral position in cooperative navigation and control of teams of autonomous underwater vehicles
The Robotics Research group (webuser.unicas.it/lai/robotica) of the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering of the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (Cassino, Italy) is seeking applicants for 1 post-doc position in the field of
"Cooperative navigation and control of teams of autonomous underwater vehicles"
The research activity will be performed in the framework of the H2020 European research project WiMUST.
The project is aimed at developing advanced cooperative and networked control/navigation systems to enable a large number of marine robots (both on the surface and submerged) to interact by sharing information as a coordinated team. The WiMUST system may be envisioned as an adaptive variable geometry acoustic array with the aim of expanding and improving the functionalities of current cooperative marine robotic systems for geophysical and geotechnical surveying.
Further details on the project can be found at: http://www.wimust.eu/
The Robotics Research group of Cassino is involved in the WiMUST project as a member of the Interuniversity Center of Integrated Systems for the Marine Environment, ISME (http://www.isme.unige.it/).
The responsible of the activities of the group of Cassino in the WiMUST project is Prof. Gianluca Antonelli (http://www.eng.docente.unicas.it/gianluca_antonelli)
Profile of the ideal candidate Technical skills/background:
- PhD Degree in the fields related to Robotics, Automatic control, Computer science;
- Research experience in the field of robotics and control engineering; preferably in the underwater robotics, localization and coordinated control of multi-robot systems;
- programming skills: C/C ++ and Matlab environment. Personal skill:
- Capability to work both in team and in autonomy;
- Working with deadlines;
- Writing technical papers and reports;
- Availability to travel;
- Good knowledge of English language

The interested reader can refer to the call:
or directly to the files:
For further information please contact
Filippo Arrichiello: f.arrichiello@unicas.it
The application deadline is January 18, 2016

Kind regards,
Filippo Arrichiello --
Filippo Arrichiello PhD, Associate Professor in
Control Engineering Department of Electrical and Information Engineering
Universita` degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale, Italy
Via G. Di Biasio 43 03043 Cassino (FR), Italy
Tel. +3907762993391
email: f.arrichiello@unicas.it
URL: http://webuser.unicas.it/arrichiello