[robotics-worldwide] IRobot 2009: Extended deadline for paper submission approaching (Apr 29)

Luis Paulo Reis lpreis1970 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 23 11:01:54 PDT 2009

Call for papers: Extended deadline for paper submission
IROBOT'2009 Thematic Track on Intelligent Robotics
a track of EPIA'2009 - Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence
October 12-15, 2009
Aveiro, Portugal
(Proceedings published by Springer LNCS)

IROBOT'2009 is a thematic track dedicated to Intelligent Robotics,
integrated in the 2009 Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence.
Its main purpose is to bring together researchers, engineers and other
professionals interested in the application of AI techniques in real and
simulated robotics, to discuss current work and future directions.

The IRobot'2009 track will especially target the theme “Cognitive versus
Reactive approaches – hybridization is the solution?”. A related aspect
will be explored, consisting on analyzing these models from the point of
view of stringent applications of mobile robots, in particular in
robotic competitions. “Are the theoretical models of any use when real
time competition is the goal?” These topics will be the subject of panel
discussions led by well known researchers with vast experience in
robotics and their different applications, in particular, mobile robot
competitions. Nevertheless, other aspects will be addressed as well and
a non exhaustive list of topics that may be addressed is suggested next.

Topics of Interest
 AI Planning for robotics
 Autonomous vehicles
 Cognitive Robotics
 Computer vision and object recognition
 Coordination in robotics
 Evolutionary robotics and reactive intelligence
 Human-robots interfaces
 Learning and adaptation in robotics
 Mobile robot performance measures
 Modelling and simulating complex robots
 Multi-Robot systems
 Field Robots
 Real-time reactivity
 Robot behaviour engineering
 Robot Expressiveness and Emotional Awareness
 Robotic surveillance
 Sensor fusion
 Simulation and virtual reality systems in robotics

Important dates
   * Deadline for paper submission: April 29, 2009
   * Notification of paper acceptance: May 31, 2009
   * Deadline for final versions: July 15, 2009
   * Conference dates: October 12-15, 2009

Submission instructions
Submissions must follow the guidelines specified in the conference site
(http://epia2009.web.ua.pt/cfp.asp). The Springer LNCS format must be
used (instructions in http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html/).
The length of submitted full papers must not exceed 12 pages. Authors
must remove their names from the submitted papers, and should take
reasonable care not to indirectly disclose their identity.

Organizing Committee
Luis Paulo Reis - University of Oporto, Portugal
Luis Correia - University of Lisbon, Portugal
Antonio J.R. Neves - University of Aveiro, Portugal

Program Committee
António José Neves - Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
António Paulo Moreira - Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Armando J. Pinho - Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Armando Sousa - Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Augusto Loureiro da Costa - UFBA, Salvador, Brazil
Carlos Carreto - Instituto Politécnico da Guarda, Portugal
Cesar Analide - Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Eduardo Silva - Instituto Sup. Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Enrico Pagello - University of Padua, Italy
Fernando Lobo Pereira - Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Fernando Osório - Universidade São Paulo/SC, Brazil
Fernando Ribeiro - Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Flavio Tonidandel - Centro Univ. FEI, São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
Gabriella Sanniti Di Baja - Istituto di Cibernetica CNR, Italy
Guy Theraulaz – CRCA, University of Toulouse III: Paul Sabatier, France
Hans-Dieter Burkhard - Humboldt-Universität, Germany
Huosheng Hu - University of Essex, UK
Jacky Baltes - University of Manitoba, Canada
Jorge Dias - Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Jose Miguel Sanchiz - University Jaume I, Spain
Luís Correia - Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Luís Paulo Reis - Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Luis Seabra Lopes - Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Marco Dorigo - Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Maria Isabel Ribeiro - Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Martin Riedmiller - University of Osnabrueck, Germany
Mikhail Prokopenko - CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
Nuno Lau - Universidade de Aveiro
Paulo Gonçalves - Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Paulo Oliveira - Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Paulo Urbano - Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Reinaldo Bianchi - IIIA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
Stephen Balakirsky - National Institute of Standards & Technology, USA
Urbano Nunes - Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Xiaoping Chen - University of Science and Technology, China

Luis Paulo Reis
Homepage: Http://www.fe.up.pt/~lpreis
Member of the Directive Board of LIACC - Artificial Intelligence
and Computer Science Lab.
Professor at FEUP - Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto
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