How to Participate

Agent Simulation

The team must submit a Team Description Paper (TDP) (in English) describing the focus, ideas, and recent advancements implemented in the team. The TDP is limited to 8 pages and must be submitted as PDF through the submission system and no later than the date specified in the Call for Participation of the specific competition.

All teams should prepare their Agent Simulation TDP based on the templates available at https://github.com/roborescue/rcrs-templates.

Virtual Robot

The team must submit a Team Description Paper (TDP) (in English) describing the focus, ideas, and recent advancements implemented to provide emergency decision support by integration of disaster information, prediction, planning, and human interface. The TDP is limited to 8 pages and must be submitted as PDF through the submission system and no later than the date specified in the Call for Participation of the specific competition.

All teams should prepare their Virtual Robot TDP based on the templates available at https://github.com/roborescue/rcrs-templates.

Infrastructure

The participation on Infrastructure competition requires the submission of a detailed Team Description Paper (TDP) describing the tool or simulator limited to 8 pages. In addition to the submission of the TDP, teams interested in participating on the Infrastructure competition must release their source code as an open-source project PRIOR to the competition. Even though the team is accepted for participating on the competition, if it does not release the source-code before the agreed date, it will be disqualified and it will not be allowed to participate in the competition. Thus it will not be evaluated and considered for winning the prize.

All teams should prepare their Infrastructure TDP based on the templates available at https://github.com/roborescue/rcrs-templates.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION RULES

There are several general rules specified by the RoboCup Federation on which the qualification process and the tournament are based:

  • Plagiarism-Penalty: If a team commits plagiarism, the team and its members will be banned participating on the current and next year’s RoboCup Rescue Simulation competitions. The term plagiarism comprises any use of external knowledge without proper referencing, i.e., copying or using thoughts, ideas, texts or language in general and presenting them as their own. This applies for Team Description Papers as well as team code. All kinds of licenses and copyright have to be respected. This applies to the qualification process and the RoboCup tournaments. Please be aware that when a team is found guilty of committing plagiarism it is disqualified and banned at any time. This may also be in the middle of the tournament.
  • Academic-Fairness-Rule: If any team breaches general academic fairness in any other way, it may face penalties as well.