[ecoop-info] Software for robotics LASER summer school: New speaker, and early registration deadline

Bertrand Meyer Bertrand.Meyer at inf.ethz.ch
Fri Apr 21 10:16:53 CEST 2017

(1) We are happy to announce a new lecturer: Professor Hiroshi Okuno from
Waseda and Kyoto universities, on Robot Audition Software.


(2) The early registration fees are applicable to registrations entered up
to April 30th. Fees will go up after that date.


The full announcement follows.


-- Bertrand Meyer



The 2017 LASER summer school (https://www.laser-foundation.org/) will be
devoted to Software for Robotics. It takes place from 9 to 17 September in
the exceptional setting of the Hotel del Golfo in Procchio, Elba Island,


Robotics is progressing at an amazing pace, bringing improvements to almost
areas of human activity. Today’s robotics systems rely ever more
fundamentally on complex software, raising difficult issues. The LASER 2017
summer school both covers the current state of robotics software technology
and open problems. The lecturers are top international experts with both
theoretical contributions and major practical achievements in developing
robotics systems.


The LASER school is intended for professionals from the industry (engineers
and managers) as well as university researchers, including PhD students.
Participants learn about the most important software technology advances
from the pioneers in the field. The school’s focus is applied, although
theory is welcome to establish solid foundations. The format of the school
favors extensive interaction between participants and speakers.


We have lined up an impressive roster of speakers from the leading edge of
both industry and academia:


• Rodolphe Gélin, Aldebaran Robotics

• Ashish Kapoor, Microsoft Research

• Davide Brugali, University of Bergamo, on Managing software variability in
robotic control systems • Nenad Medvidovic, University of Southern
California, on Software Architectures of Robotics Systems

• Bertrand Meyer, Politecnico di Milano & Innopolis University, on
Concurrent Object-Oriented Robotics Software

• Issa Nesnas, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, on Experiences from robotic
software development for research and planetary flight robots

• Hiroshi (“Gitchang”) Okuno, Waseda University & Kyoto University, on
Open-Sourced Robot Audition Software HARK: Capabilities and Applications


The school takes place at the magnificent Hotel del Golfo
(http://www.hoteldelgolfo.it/) in the Gulf of Procchio, Elba. Along with an
intensive scientific program, participants will have time to enjoy the
countless natural and cultural riches of this wonderful, history-laden jewel
of the Mediterranean.


For more information about the school, the speakers and registration see the
LASER site at https://www.laser-foundation.org/. 



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