[robocup-athome] [@Home2017-OS Award] Call for submissions

Mauricio Matamoros mmatamorosmc at gmail.com
Wed Jun 28 18:25:16 UTC 2017

*Call for submissions*
RoboCup @Home Open-Source Award 2017

With the aim to foster the research in the field of service and assistive
robotics, as well as the cooperation among teams not only within @Home, but
also RoboCup-wide, this year RoboCup at Home will award the best contribution
to the community by means of open source software solutions.

Deadline (Extended)

The deadline for short paper submission is next Friday 14th of July, 2017.

Qualified candidates must belong to an accepted participant team in the
2017 RoboCup @Home international competition.

Interested candidates must send their application by email to the Technical
Committee (tc at robocupathome.org) at least one month before the competition.
Please fill in the following information:

Team Name:
Software Responsible (person in charge):
Software License (GNU, BSD, Apache, etc):
Link to the Software website:
Software Description Paper (SDP) attached to the email.

*Remark: *The Software website is where the open source contribution is
documented and can be downloaded. It must also contain links to the
repository, the Software Description Paper, as well as examples, tutorials,
and dependencies.

The e-mail subject should be: [@Home2017-OS Award] (YourTeamName)

***** Deadline: Friday, July 14, 2017 23:59 GMT *****

*Software Description Paper*
The SDP is a 4-pages long technical report, detailing scientific and
technical information of the presented software and its underlying
algorithms and principles, including a brief explanation of the approach,
comparison with State-of-the-Art techniques, statement of the used metrics
and software design patterns, and the name of the teams and other
collaborators that are also using the software being described.

The SDP must follow the same format used for the team RoboCup @Home Team
Description Paper (Springer LNAI format
<http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0> up to 4
pages including references and without altering margins and spacing).

*Candidate Software *

The software must be easy to read, properly documented, follow standard
design patterns, be actively maintained, and meet IEEE software engineering
metrics of scalability, portability, maintainability, fault tolerance, and

In addition, the open sourced software must be made available as a
framework-independent standalone library so it can be reused with any
software architecture.

*Evaluation Criteria*

The Technical Committee (TC) members from the RoboCup at Home league nominate
a set of candidates for the award. The Executive Committee (EC) elects the
winner. A EC/TC member whose team is among the nominees is not allowed to

With kind regards, and looking forward to see your team in Nagoya,
The 2017 RoboCup at Home Organizing and Technical Committees

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