[robocup-worldwide] RoboCup 2013: Middle-Size League - Call for Participation

Jose Luis Azevedo jla at ua.pt
Thu Nov 22 04:33:06 EST 2012

Call for Participation

RoboCup 2013 Middle Size League

June 24-30, 2013 (Eindhoven, The Netherlands)


We would like to invite all MSL teams to participate in the 2013
RoboCup MSL World Championships. If you are interested to participate
please take the time to pre-register your team for the RoboCup 2013
MSL competitions.

1) Pre-registration
For the pre-registration please send a mail to
rc-msl-oc at lists.robocup.org containing the following data:
-  team name
-  URL of the team’s home page
-  name of team leader
-  e-mail address of team or team leader
-  affiliation
-  country
-  link to qualification material

2) Qualification material
Besides the pre-registration please prepare the following
qualification material:
-  list of five RoboCup related scientific publications
-  overview of the performance in past events
-  a Team Description Paper describing the most innovative
contributions or scientific results (The TDP is limited to 8 pages and
must be formatted according to the LNCS format
-  a qualification video (the maximum duration of the video is 1 minute)
-  an overview of the contributions to the MSL community
-  a mechanical and electrical description together with a software
flow chart (please include size and weight of the robots)

The details regarding the qualification material are contained in the
rules and regulations document. Please read it thoroughly.

The qualification material should be placed on a dedicated web page on
the team's home page. Please include the link to the qualification
material on the pre-registration information.

3) Deadline
 - Deadline for submission:  *** January 28, 2013 ***
 - Announcement of qualified teams: *** February 18, 2013 ***

4) Rules
The rules and regulations for the RoboCup 2013 Middle Size League will
be published at http://wiki.robocup.org/wiki/Middle_Size_League

The updated rules and regulations will be released by December 31,
2012,at the latest.

5) Publication
Please note that after the announcement of the qualified teams the
qualification material of the qualified teams will be made publicly
available. Teams applying for participation therefore grant the right
of publication of their qualification material to the MSL league.

6) Plagiarism
Plagiarism, loosely the unattributed use of other peoples' words, code
and ideas (see “http://www.ieee.org/publications_standards/publications/rights/plagiarism_FAQ.html”
for a more detailed description) is not tolerated in the RoboCup

The teams and team members that plagiarize other peoples' work and
present it as their own will be disqualified. For a first offense, the
team and team members will be banned from RoboCup competition for two
years (usually the current and next year). Harsher penalties will be
applied to repeat offenders or extremely serious cases of plagiarism.
A team may be disqualified at any time for plagiarism, even after the
competition has started. RoboCup will not reimburse teams for any
expenses related to their disqualification.

We hope to welcome you all in Eindhoven.

With kind regards,

The 2013 RoboCup MSL Organizing and Technical committees.

Jose Luis Azevedo
University of Aveiro
Dep. of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics
3810-193 Aveiro
Tlf. +351.234 370500 / Fax. +351.234 370545
(jla at ua.pt)

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