[robotics-worldwide] Call for Papers: RoboCup International Symposium 2009

Michail G. Lagoudakis lagoudakis at intelligence.tuc.gr
Tue Nov 11 01:56:49 PST 2008


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RoboCup International Symposium 2009
Gratz, Austria
June 30 - July 3, 2009
http://www.robocup2009.org/202-0-symposium.html

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OVERVIEW

The 13th annual RoboCup International Symposium will be held in conjunction with RoboCup 2009, 
during the Competitions and Demonstrations. The Symposium represents the core meeting for 
presentation and discussion of scientific contributions to a variety of research areas related to 
all RoboCup divisions (RoboCupSoccer, RoboCupRescue, RoboCup at Home, and RoboCupJunior). Its scope 
encompasses, but is not restricted to, research and educational activities within the fields of 
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

Due to its interdisciplinary nature, the symposium offers a unique venue for exploring various and 
intimate connections of theory and practice across a wide spectrum of research fields. The 
experimental, interactive, and benchmark character of the RoboCup initiative presents the 
opportunity to disseminate novel ideas and promising technologies, which are rapidly adopted and 
field-tested by a large (and still growing) community.


SUBMISSION

We solicit submissions of papers reporting on high-quality, original research with relevance to the 
areas mentioned below. All researchers working in these areas, even if not actively participating in 
RoboCup teams, are urged to submit their work. Both papers describing real-world research and papers 
reporting theoretical results, as well as combinations thereof, are welcome. We also encourage the 
submission of high-quality overview articles for any field related to the general scope of RoboCup.

The proceedings of the RoboCup International Symposium are published and archived within the 
Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. Submitted papers are limited 
to 12 pages formatted according to the LNAI requirements and must be electronically submitted 
through the symposium web site. All contributions are peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers 
using a blind review process.


IMPORTANT DATES

Submission of abstracts: 	February 2, 2009	23:59 PST
Submission of papers: 		February 9, 2009	23:59 PST
Notification to authors: 	April 13, 2009
Camera-ready papers: 		April 27, 2009		23:59 PST
RoboCup Symposium 2009: 	June 30 - July 3, 2009


SYMPOSIUM CO-CHAIRS

Jacky Baltes, University of Manitoba, Canada
Michail G. Lagoudakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Tadashi Naruse, Aichi Prefectural University, Japan
Saeed Shiry, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran


AREAS OF INTEREST

* Robot Hardware and Software
     -- mobile and humanoid robots
     -- sensors and actuators
     -- embedded and mobile devices
     -- robot construction and new materials
     -- robotic system integration
     -- robot software architectures
     -- robot programming environments and languages
     -- real-time and concurrent programming
     -- robot simulators

* Perception and Action
     -- distributed sensor integration
     -- sensor noise filtering
     -- real-time image processing and pattern recognition
     -- motion and sensor models
     -- sensory-motor control
     -- robot kinematics and dynamics
     -- high-dimensional motion control

* Robotic Cognition and Learning
     -- world modeling
     -- localization, navigation, and mapping
     -- planning and reasoning
     -- decision making under uncertainty
     -- reinforcement learning
     -- complex motor skill acquisition
     -- motion and sensor model learning

* Multi-Robot Systems
     -- team coordination methods
     -- communication protocols
     -- learning and adaptive systems
     -- teamwork and heterogeneous agents
     -- dynamic resource allocation
     -- adjustable autonomy

* Human-Robot Interaction
     -- human-robot interfaces
     -- speech synthesis and natural language generation
     -- visualization

* Education and Edutainment
     -- Robotics and Artificial Intelligence education
     -- educational robotics
     -- robot kits and programming tools
     -- robotic entertainment

* Applications
     -- disaster rescue information systems
     -- search and rescue robots
     -- robotic surveillance
     -- service robots
     -- robots at home

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