[ecoop-info] LASER summer school 2017: Software for Robotics, Elba Island, September 9-17

Bertrand Meyer Bertrand.Meyer at inf.ethz.ch
Tue Mar 7 11:03:35 CET 2017

The LASER summer school, now in its 13th edition, is devoted to a new theme:
Software for Robotics. The school takes place from 9 to 17 September, 2017,
in the exceptional setting of  Elba Island, Italy. The school site is at

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 2016
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
(school director), on Concurrent Object-Oriented Robotics Software.
	• Issa Nesnas, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, on Experiences from
robotic software development for research and planetary flight robots.

The school takes place at the magnificent Hotel del Golfo 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

-- Bertrand Meyer

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