WAFR 2022

The 15th International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics will be held on June 22-24, 2022 at the University of Maryland, College Park

Registration

Registration

Early Rate
(on or before May 15)
Full Rate
(May 16 - June 15)
Regular $650 $750
Student $450 $550

The registration fee includes attendance to program sessions, meeting materials, lunches, refreshment breaks, and banquet dinner. For an additional fee, registrants can purchase an additional ticket to attend the banquet dinner on June 23.

Letters of invitation for visa applications will be available to registered participants. For all questions related to registration, please contact wafr22registration@umd.edu.

Student Travel Grants

We are pleased to offer, via generous support from NSF, a limited number of travel grants for students at US institutions. The purpose of these grants for student travel is to enable U.S. students, who otherwise might be unable to attend the WAFR conference, to present their work and forge connections with colleagues from around the world.

Awarded students will receive reimbursements for qualified travel expenses (registration, lodging, airfare, etc) in accordance with the policies of the National Science Foundation and Texas A&M University. Specific grant amounts will be determined based on the availability of funds and the number of accepted applicants. The maximum amount eligible for reimbursement will be tentatively $500.

To apply, upload the completed application document using this online form. For best consideration, apply by May 10, 2022.

Conference Venue

The technical meeting will take place in the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center. The Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center is a new hub for collaborative learning at UMD in the heart of McKeldin Mall. The building supports a diverse range of formal and informal collaborative learning environments. The exterior of the building is contextual with the historic character of the campus while the interior boasts open, expansive spaces with transparency and visual connectivity through double-height classrooms and atriums.

ESJ
ESJ

Accommodation

We have organized a special group rate at The Hotel at the University of Maryland. The group rate is available for reservations from Tuesday June 21st to Friday June 24th (four nights total) at $169.00 per night (exclusive of taxes). Reservations must be made by May 23rd to avail the group rate. Please make your reservations at the earliest before the room block is sold out.

The Hotel at the University of Maryland is right across the street from the main entrance of campus and a short 6 minutes walk from Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center where the main conference will take place.

You can make your reservations online using this link. You can also call the Hotel’s Reservations Center, 301-277-7777, and avail the group rate using the code "2022 WAFR (Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics) RB."

The Hotel at UMD

The Hotel at UMD

Local Map

Local Map

Getting to UMD

The Washington Metropolitan area is served by 3 international airports: Baltimore-Washington International Airport between Baltimore and D.C. (BWI), Ronald Reagan National Airport Downtown D.C. (DCA) and Dulles International Airport in Virginia (IAD). BWI is located 25 miles from the UMD campus, DCA 16 miles and Dulles 37 miles. Visitors landing at DCA can take the Metro green line to College Park and then board the free UMD shuttle to campus. The College Park metro station is one mile away from campus. Arrivals at Dulles and BWI require a taxi or a van pick-up.

The city of College Park is located 9 miles from Downtown D.C. inside the Capital Beltway (Interstate 495) and is easily accessible by car (2 miles from 495 to UMD) and metro. The green and the yellow metro lines connect College Park to greater Washington metropolitan area. There are two Amtrak stations near College Park, New Carrollton Station in Maryland and Union Station in DC. The MARC train connects College Park to the North-East corridor (Baltimore - Philadelphia – New York City – Boston).

Airports near UMD