Presentations on all topics related to ROS are invited. Examples include: introducing attendees to a ROS package or library, exploring how to use tools, manipulating sensor data, and applications for robots.
Women, members of minority groups, and members of other under-represented groups are encouraged to submit presentation proposals to ROSCon.
Proposals will be reviewed by a program committee that will evaluate fit, impact, and balance.
We cannot offer presentations that are not proposed! If there is a topic on which you would like to present, please propose it. If you have an idea for an important topic that you do not want to present yourself, please post it for discussion at [ROS Discourse](https://discourse.ros.org/c/general).
### Topic areas
All ROS-related work is invited. Topics of interest include:
- Best practices
- New packages
- Robot-specific development
- Robot simulation
- Safety and security
- Embedded systems
- Product development & commercialization
- Research and education
- Enterprise deployment
- Community organization and direction
- Testing, quality, and documentation
- Robotics competitions and collaborations
- Related open source projects
### Proposal format
A session proposal must include:
- Presenter (name and affiliation)
- Recommended duration: Short (~10 minutes), Medium (~20 minutes) or Long (~30 minutes)
- Summary [maximum 100 words]: to be used in advertising the presentation
- Description [maximum 1000 words]: outline, goals (what will the audience learn?), pointers to packages to be discussed
Please be sure to include in your proposal enough information for the program committee to evaluate the importance and impact of your presentation. We strongly encourage you to provide links to publicly available resources, including code repositories and demonstration videos. Demonstrated community interest is helpful in evaluating proposals. A proposal that promises to make an open source release in the future is difficult for the program committee to evaluate and less likely to be accepted.
@tfoote, I'm looking at the submission page and I don't see the Summary and Description fields you mention above. The screen is for submitting papers, which seems to imply you want the entire paper written and uploaded, not a proposal for a presentation. I want to do a presentation, do I have to write a paper before I can submit the proposal? Please clarify.
@mkhansen ROSCon does not require (or accept) traditional papers. The use of the term "paper" in the submission system is an artifact from our (mis-)use of conference management software that's designed to handle papers. Just mentally replace "paper" with "proposal".