Section: Dissemination

Promoting Scientific Activities

Scientific Events Organization

General Chair, Scientific Chair
  • Marie Babel was the Scientific Chair of the workshop "Innovation Robotique et Santé : Assistance à la conduite de fauteuil roulant" organized in Inria Rennes on December 2016 (150 participants).

Member of the Organizing Committees
  • François Chaumette was in charge of organizing a Tutorial on Vision for Robotics at ICRA'2016: http://www.icra2016.org/conference/tutorials. The plenary speakers were Peter Corke (QUT, Australia), Jana Kosecka (George Mason University, US), Eric Marchand [45] and François Chaumette [44]. Around 200 participants attended this tutorial.

  • Patrick Rives was in charge of co-organizing the "Journée Transports Intelligents " on behalf of the RFIA'2016 conference in Clermont-Ferrand: http://rfia2016.iut-auvergne.com/index.php/rfp-ia

  • Paolo Robuffo Giordano has co-organized the Invited Session “Rigidity Theory for Problems in Multi-Agent Coordination” at the 54th IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control (CDC 2015), together by D. Zelazo (Technion, Israel) and A. Franchi (LAAS, France).

Scientific Events Selection

Chair of Conference Program Committees
  • Paolo Robuffo Giordano: Workshop/Tutorial Session Chair for IROS 2016, Daejeon, Korea

Member of the Conference Program Committees
  • François Chaumette: ICRA'2016

  • Eric Marchand: ICRA 2016

  • Patrick Rives: ICRA'2016, CVPR'2016

  • Paolo Robuffo Giordano: ICRA'2016

  • Marie Babel: IROS'2016 (2), ICIP'2016 (4)

  • François Chaumette: IROS'2016 (1), ICRA'2017 (1)

  • Vincent Drevelle: IFAC 2017 World Congress (1).

  • Alexandre Krupa: IROS'2016 (1), ICRA'2017 (1)

  • Eric Marchand: IROS 2016, ICRA 2017 (1), RFIA 2016 (2)

  • Julien Pettré: SIGGRAPH 2016 (3), Collective Dynamics (1), CASA 2016 (3), IROS 2016 (3), ALIFE 2016 (2), ACM SCA 2016 (1), ACM CIE (1), TVCG (1), SIGGRAPH ASIA 2016 (1), Elsevier CAG (1), Pacific Graphics 2016 (1), Plos ONE (1), ACM MIG 2016 (2), IEEE VR 2017 (1), IEEE TBME (1), Taylor and Francis JMB (1), Eurographics 2017 (4), Elsevier TRB (1).

  • Patrick Rives: ICRA'2016, ITSC'2016, CVPR'2016, ECCV'2016, IV'2016, ICINCO'2016, RFIA'2016, ICRA'2017

  • Paolo Robuffo Giordano: ACC'2017 (1), DARS'2016 (2), ICRA'2017(2), IROS'2016 (3), RSS'2016 (1)


Member of the Editorial Boards
  • François Chaumette: Editorial Board of the Int. Journal of Robotics Research, Senior Editor of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, Editorial Board of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics, Board Member of the Springer Encyclopedia of Robotics.

  • Alexandre Krupa: Associate Editor of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters

  • Eric Marchand: Associate Editor of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters

  • Julien Pettré: Associate Editor for Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, Associate Editor for Collective Dynamics

  • Paolo Robuffo Giordano: Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics

Reviewer - Reviewing Activities
  • Marie Babel: IEEE Trans. on Human-Machine Systems (1)

  • François Chaumette: IEEE Trans. on Robotics (2), IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics (1), Robotics and Autonomous Systems (1), Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems (1), Control Engineering Practice (1)

  • Vincent Drevelle: Transportation Research Part C (1)

  • Eric Marchand : Int. Journal of robotics Research (1), Software, Practice and Experience (1), IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics (1), Visual Computer (1)

  • Patrick Rives: IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (1), Robotics and Autonomous Systems (1)

  • Paolo Robuffo Giordano: IEEE Robotics and Automation letters (2), IEEE Trans. on Control of Network Systems (1), IEEE Trans. on Haptics (1)

Invited Talks

  • François Chaumette: Plenary talk at RCAR'2016, Angkor Wat, Cambodia [43].

  • Paolo Robuffo Giordano. Invited Talk: Collective Control, State Estimation and Human Interaction for Quadrotors in Unstructured Environments. 2016 GIS Micro-Drones Day, ENAC, Toulouse, France, October 2016

  • Paolo Robuffo Giordano. Invited Seminar: Estimation and Control for Multi-Robot Systems. 2016 IEEE RAS Summer School on Multi-Robot Systems, Singapore, June 2016

Leadership within the Scientific Community

  • François Chaumette is a 2016-2019 elected member of the Administrative Committee of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. He is also a member of the Scientific Council of the CNRS INS2I.

  • François Chaumette and Patrick Rives are members of the scientific council of the “GdR Robotique”.

Scientific Expertise

  • François Chaumette is vice-president of the ANR Tremplin-ERC program (in charge of providing grants to recipients of non-funded A and B Starting and Consolidator ERC proposals). He was also a member of the “Institut Universitaire de France (IUF)” selection committee in charge of evaluating senior proposals, and served in the jury to select an Irstea senior researcher (DR2).

  • Julien Pettré is project proposal reviewer for the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.

  • Paolo Robuffo Giordano is a reviewer for EU FP7 projects, for the ANR (French National Research Agency) ASTRID 2016 Program, for the “Comité ECOS Nord” of the “Ministère des affaires étrangères et du développement international” and the “Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche”, and for the DGA as expert on algorithms and sensors for drones.

Research Administration

  • François Chaumette serves as the president of the committee in charge of all the temporary recruitments (“Commission Personnel”) at Inria Rennes-Bretagne Atlantique and Irisa. He is also a member of the Head team of Inria Rennes-Bretagne Atlantique.

  • Alexandre Krupa and Julien Pettré are members of the CUMIR (“Commission des Utilisateurs des Moyens Informatiques pour la Recherche”) of Inria Rennes-Bretagne Atlantique.

  • Eric Marchand served as secretary in the board of the “Association Française pour la Reconnaissance et l'Interprétation des Formes (AFRIF)”. He is also in charge of the Irisa Ph.D. students in the committee in charge of all the temporary recruitments (“Commission Personnel”) at Inria Rennes-Bretagne Atlantique and Irisa. He is in the board of the “Pôle Images et Réseaux” and in the board of “Ecole doctorale Matisse”.

  • Julien Pettré is an elected member of the “Comité de Centre” at Inria Rennes-Bretagne Atlantique.

  • Patrick Rives is a member of the “Comité des projets” and “Comité de Centre” at Inria Sophia Antipolis-Méditerranée.