Browse to https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/RSS2017/.
We only accept submissions in PDF. Submissions may be up to 8 pages in length, including figures but possibly excluding references. Additional pages can be used for references. However, the 9th page, and any subsequent pages, can contain ONLY references. This will be strictly enforced. Submissions can use a font no smaller than 10 point. Submissions violating these guidelines will not be considered. A paper template is available in LaTeX and Word. Please read the detailed instructions.
Authors may submit supplementary material such as a video or an expanded version of a proof. However, note that reviewers are not required to view this material and include it in their assessment of the paper. Lastly, if authors feel they must link to additional supplementary material, they are cautioned to ensure that their identities are not revealed. Please note that the link to upload supplementary material becomes active only after the paper submission is complete.
Reviewing for RSS 2017 will be double blind, so authors should not be listed on the title page and reasonable anonymity should be maintained in the paper. Authors are asked to take particular care when referencing their own work - careless use of self citations can easily violate the requirements for double blind reviewing and this will result in papers being rejected. Please read the detailed instructions.
Submissions that are identical (or substantially similar) to versions that have been previously published, or accepted for publication, or that have been submitted in parallel to other conferences are not appropriate for RSS and violate our dual submission policy. Exceptions include technical reports and arXiv. Please read the detailed instructions.
RSS is utterly intolerant of plagiarism. Submitted papers are expected to contain original work executed by the authors with adequate, proper and scholarly citations to the work of others. It is the job of the authors to clearly identify both their own contribution(s) and also published results / techniques on which they depend or build. RSS reviewers are charged to ensure these standards are met. In cases of alleged plagiarism, the program chair will be guided by Section 8.2.4 Allegations of Misconduct as laid out by the IEEE in this document.
Please read the review form to understand our emphasis this year. Authors, Program Committee members, and Area Chairs will all be anonymous. Each paper will receive 3 reviews. This year, we will have no rebuttals nor conditional acceptances.
The conference proceedings for Robotics: Science and Systems 2017 will be published online with open access, and in a book. A revised version of your paper is due to be uploaded to CMT by AOE 30 May 2017. Please note that there will be no additional opportunity to revise your paper. In preparing for the proceedings, please follow the author guidelines posted above under “Paper Format.” In particular, if more than 8 pages are used for a paper, the 9th page and any subsequent pages can contain ONLY references. There is no provision for supplementary materials in the proceedings, so please provide links to any additional content. Your proceedings submission should, of course, include your names, affiliations, and acknowledgements as we are past the double-blind review phase. In terms of content, please incorporate your reviewer and meta-reviewer comments. You are welcome to modify the content as much as you wish if it helps tell a better story.
Author Agreement Form: One author must complete, sign, and upload the author agreement form to CMT.
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