Call for Posters at the 2019 RobotX Interactive Forum

Call for Posters at the 2019 RobotX Interactive Forum

Poster Submission and Abstract Deadline
November 3, 2019

A new element of RobotX is the creation of the RobotX Interactive Forum, intended to be a dynamic gathering with presentations from academia, senior officials, and industry leaders involved in the development and use of autonomous maritime systems. The second RobotX Interactive Forum will be held December 4-6, 2019 in Singapore.  The 2019 RobotX Interactive Forum posters and papers committee enthusiastically welcomes submissions on all topics related to maritime autonomous systems. 

Poster Topics

Specific areas of interest include, though are not limited to:

Collaborative Maritime Autonomy

  • Homogeneous Systems – best practices in utilization of fleets of similar or identical vehicles to accomplish a specified mission
  • Heterogeneous Systems – best practices in utilization of fleets containing dissimilar vehicles to accomplish a specified mission
  • Multi-Domain – best practices in utilization of fleets containing vehicles that span some combination of air, land, sub-surface, and/or sea surface operations to accomplish a specified operation
  • Ambiguous Missions – studies on homogeneous versus heterogeneous and single versus multi-domain fleets for adapting to rapidly changing environments and operational requirements

Modeling & Simulation of Autonomous Systems

  • Goals – modeling for different purposes such as design for manufacturability, canonical test case development, fundamental research, etc…
  • Digital Twin – what constitutes a digital twin for a maritime autonomous systems or subsystems, verification and validation of digital twins, and academic, government, or industry use cases of digital twin for maritime autonomous systems and subsystems
  • Virtual RobotX (VRX) – novel use cases of VRX for research, system development, algorithm testing and evaluation

Platform Design for Maritime Autonomy

  • Single Domain – design for operations with clearly stated requirements focused on a single domain (air, land, sea, sub-sea)
  • Multi-Domain – design for operations with multi-domain (air, land, sea, sub-sea) assets including systems engineering and interface (such as stowage, launch and recovery) requirements for autonomous platforms hosting autonomous vehicles.

Poster Guidelines

Key Information & Requirements

  • Poster size is A0 (33.1 inches tall x 46.8 inches wide).
  • Must use the provided template, available for download below.
  • The poster content must be in English.
  • The RobotX Interactive Forum (NEW!) logo and organizer’s (RoboNation and the National University of Singapore) logos should appear on all posters.
  • Must submit a PDF of your poster no later than 03 November 2019 to this form for evaluation. If you do not meet the deadline, your poster may not be considered for presentation at the 2019 RobotX Interactive Forum.

Format Guidelines

  • Your poster should cover the key points of your work. The ideal poster is designed to:
    • attract attention
    • provide a brief overview of your work
    • initiate discussion and questions
  • The title of your poster should appear at the top in large, easy to read letters.
  • The author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s) should be listed below the title. Include the institution logo in the top right corner.
  • The smallest text on your poster should be at least 10mm high, and the important points should be in a larger font.
  • Make your poster as self-explanatory as possible. This will save you time to use for discussions and questions.
    • Use color to highlight and make your poster more attractive. Use diagrams, figures, tables, pictures, etc., rather than only text wherever possible.

Poster Spotlight

Selected posters will be presented in ‘Poster Spotlight’ sessions during the 2019 RobotX Interactive Forum. Based on attendee feedback at the RobotX Interactive Forum, select posters will be invited to submit a full paper for consideration for a special edition IEEE OES journal highlighting work from RobotX, RoboBoat, and RoboSub.

Presenter Guidelines

  • The presenter should be able to understand and respond to audience questions in English.
  • Only listed authors may be presenters.
  • Presenters are reminded to dress professionally.
  • RobotX staff will print your poster and set it up for display at the RobotX Interactive Forum venue.

Poster results will be announced on November 16, 2019.

Contact Julianna Smith at with any questions.

Poster Submission

Submit your poster for evaluation by November 3, 2019.

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