[robotics-worldwide] CFP: IROS-2008 Workshop on Grasp and Task Learning by Imitation

SAHBANI anis.sahbani at courriel.upmc.fr
Wed Jul 2 04:30:30 PDT 2008

Call for Papers

	      IROS-2008 Workshop On
	Grasp and Task Learning by Imitation

   	Monday, 22nd of September, 2008
   	Acropolis Convention Center, Nice, FRANCE

+ web site : http://iros08ws.robot.jussieu.fr/

+ Objectives:
It is becoming clear that one keystone for the realization of robots  
carrying out accurate and intelligent tasks is their ability to  
handle autonomously all sorts of objects. Despite this topic is  
addressed periodically in robotics research over the last two  
decades, it remains a very challenging problem. Work in this field  
involves grasp planning and manipulation capabilities. The ease with  
which people skillfully handle objects to perform useful tasks  
inspire recent developments of grasp and
manipulation learning by demonstration algorithms, which this  
workshop aims at assessing.

The workshop will address the following fields (non-exhaustive list):
- Imitation learning
- Programming by demonstration
- Grasp gesture recognition
- Task and skill learning
- Motor control and learning
- Visual features extraction in imitation context

+ Call for Papers:
We solicit papers relevant to the general workshop theme in the two  
       1. Research papers
       2. Application papers

Call for Papers in PDF is available for download at http:// 

+ Important Dates:
July 7, 2008 - Deadline for paper submission (firm deadline)
July 21, 2008 - Notification of acceptance
September 22, 2008 - Workshop

+ Submission Instructions:
Paper contributions should be submitted by email to one of the  
organizers. Papers should be in PDF format and prepared following the  
IROS conference style (http://iros2008.inria.fr/submission.php), with  
a maximum length of 8 pages. Timeliness in exchanging on-going  
research results and ideas is one of the driving factors of  
workshops. Therefore, submission of even preliminary or informal work  
is encouraged. Also, extended versions of IROS’08 papers can be  
considered. Finally, state-of-the-art surveys in the above topical  
areas are welcome. Contributions will be reviewed by an international  
program committee. Paper size should not exceed 2 Mb.

All submissions will be acknowledged within a few days. Papers will  
be reviewed for quality and relevance and the decision of acceptance  
will be mailed to the corresponding author. Accepted papers will be  
included in the workshop notes, distributed at the workshop, and  
published on the workshop's web site.

The organizing committee intends to publish extended versions of  
selected workshop papers in an international journal special issue.

+ Organizers:

* Anis Sahbani, ISIR - Université Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris6 -  
CNRS, anis.sahbani at upmc.fr
* Jorge Dias, ISR - Université de Coimbra - Portugal, jorge at isr.uc.pt
* Paulo Menezes, ISR - Université de Coimbra - Portugal, pm at deec.uc.pt

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