[robotics-worldwide] CFP: IROS-2008 WORKSHOP ON Grasp and Task Learning by Imitation

Jorge Manuel Miranda Dias jorge at isr.uc.pt
Thu May 8 12:02:25 PDT 2008

				Call for Papers 
		Grasp and Task Learning by Imitation

  		 	Monday, 22nd of September, 2008

IEEE/RSJ Intl. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems - 
IROS 2008 - Acropolis Convention Center, Nice, France

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

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

Researchers and students are encouraged to present ongoing work on grasp and
task learning by imitation. Papers of at most 8 pages (pdf following IROS'08
format instructions at http://iros2008.inria.fr/submission.php) are
solicited for inclusion in a single track program. Papers will be reviewed
by an international program committee. Submissions must be done through
Paper Plaza. 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.

Organizers and Program Chairs 

Anis Sahbani					Jorge Dias
Paulo Menezes
Inst. of Intell. Systems and Robots 	ISR -Inst. Systems and Robotics
ISR -Inst. Systems and Robotics
Pierre&Marie Curie Univ-Paris 6		University of Coimbra
University of Coimbra
email: anis.sahbani at upmc.fr			email: jorge at isr.uc.pt
email: pm at deec.uc.pt

Jorge Manuel Miranda Dias (www.deec.uc.pt/~jorge)
Institute Systems & Robotics
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Polo 2 from University of Coimbra
University of Coimbra
3030-290 COIMBRA, Portugal
(+351-91 87 11 531) (fax: +351-239 406672)

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