The results are in, and the ROSCon 2017 program has been posted!
This year saw a record response from the community, with 107 proposals submitted. Following discussion and tough decision-making among the Program Committee, we decided to accept 38 proposals for presentation (35.5% acceptance rate).
In recent years we made room in the program for 20-25 presentations, in a mixture of long (~40-minute) and medium (~20-minute) durations. This year, given the large number of high-quality proposals that were submitted, we’re trying something new, which is to add a category for short presentations, at 5 minutes each. These slots will allow the presenters to briefly introduce their work and entice the audience to follow up in person to learn more.
To encourage those in-person interactions, we’re adding another new feature this year, which is a poster session wherein attendees can find and discuss with the presenters the work that most piqued their interest. The poster session will be held at the end of the first day, during the first half of the reception.
In exchange for these additions to the program, this year we will not be holding the customary birds of a feather (BoF) sessions. While those ad hoc meetings were fun and lively in the early years, as the conference has grown it has become harder to keep them useful to a broad audience, and we’ve seen participation dropping in recent years. As always, we’re experimenting to find the best program mix for the community, and we look forward to getting your feedback on this year’s lineup.
We hope to see you in Vancouver for ROSCon in September! As a reminder, the deadline for early registration is August 1. Register today.
— Your friendly neighborhood ROSCon 2017 Organizing Committee
Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor: Intel!
Thank you to our Gold Sponsors: Clearpath, Erle, Fetch, Gaitech, Locus, and Rapyuta!