[robotics-worldwide] AAAI-10 PGAI: Special Track on Physically Grounded Artificial Intelligence

Odest Chadwicke Jenkins cjenkins at cs.brown.edu
Mon Nov 30 08:46:31 PST 2009

Dear robotics-worldwide colleagues,

The AAAI-10 PGAI Co-Chairs would like to invite submissions to a special 
track on "Physically Grounded AI" at AAAI 2010 in Atlanta this summer. 
  With its successful start at AAAI 2008, the PGAI track aims to bring a 
focus to AAAI on "physically grounded" problems in AI, such as in 
robotics, computer vision, and machine learning, sensor networks, and 
activity recognition.  AAAI is truly a unique venue to bring together 
this diverse set of fields, to work on the commonalities, and learn from 
each other.

The current CFP with relevant dates for the track in included below.

We strongly encourage submissions of the highest quality in these areas, 
and look forward to seeing you in Atlanta this summer!

Thank you,

Drew Bagnell
Martial Hebert
Chad Jenkins


Call for Papers

AAAI-10 Special Track on Physically Grounded Artificial Intelligence (PGAI)

Westin Peachtree Plaza
Atlanta, Georgia, USA, July 11–15, 2010


Drew Bagnell (Carnegie Mellon University)
Martial Hebert (Carnegie Mellon University)
Odest Chadwicke Jenkins (Brown University)

Important Dates:
Abstract Submission Deadline: January 18, 2010
Paper Submission Deadline: January 21, 2010
Author Notification Deadline: March 26, 2010


Robotics, computer vision, activity recognition and the many other 
disciplines where computers interface to physical environments have 
proven to be a major source of inspiration and crucial new insights into 
artificial intelligence. Physical grounding provides ready access to a 
challenging, real problems of perception and action with rich source of 
data and the related stochastic effects. Further, applications of 
physically grounded AI have enormous potential to improve research, 
learning, entertainment, commerce, and society as a whole.

The special track of The Twenty-Fourth AAAI Conference on Artificial 
Intelligence invites research papers on AI techniques, systems and 
concepts applied to physically grounded systems including activity 
recognition, robotics, and machine perception.

Papers should either describe related research or clearly explain how 
the work addresses problems in physically embodied agents, opportunities 
or issues underlying such systems. Relevant topics include:

- AI for Robotics
- Activity Recognition
- Computer Vision
- Intelligence and Perception for Human-Robot interaction
- Machine Learning applied to robotics, vision, and other activities 
grounded in the real world
- Machine Learning for control and decision making
- Motion planning
- Prediction and planning for transportation
- Sensor Networks
- Three-Dimensional Machine Perception

Papers will be reviewed by qualified reviewers drawn from a special 
track committee, with specific expertise in the above areas, as well as 
the general AAAI program committee. Submissions to this special track 
deemed not to be relevant may be considered for review for the general 
technical papers track at the discretion of the track and conference 


Author Registration

Authors must register at the AAAI-10 PGAI web-based technical paper 
submission site, available December 1, 2009. The software will assign a 
password, which will enable the author to log on to submit an abstract 
and paper. In order to avoid a rush at the last minute, authors are 
encouraged to register as soon as possible after December 1.


Abstract and Paper Submission

Electronic abstract and paper submission through the AAAI-10 PGAI paper 
submission site is required on or (preferably) before the deadline dates 
listed above. We cannot accept submissions by e-mail or fax.

Papers must be in trouble-free, high resolution PDF format, formatted 
for US Letter (8.5" x 11") paper, using Type 1 or TrueType fonts. Papers 
may be no longer than 6 pages including references, and formatted in 
AAAI two-column, camera-ready style (see the author instructions page at 
http://www.aaai.org/Publications/Author/author.php). Please note that 
these formatting instructions are for final, accepted papers; no 
additional pages can be purchased at the review stage. In addition, the 
copyright slug may be omitted in the initial submission phase. Please 
also refer to http://www.aaai.org/Conferences/AAAI/2010/aaai10blind.php 
for instructions on how to prepare your paper for blind review.

Authors will receive confirmation of receipt of their abstracts or 
papers, including an ID number, shortly after submission. AAAI will 
contact authors again only if problems are encountered with papers. 
Inquiries regarding lost papers must be made no later than January 28, 2010.

Submissions to Other Conferences or Journals
Papers submitted to this conference must not have been accepted for 
publication elsewhere or be under review for another AI conference. 
However, to encourage interdisciplinary contributions, we may consider 
unpublished work that has been submitted or presented in part to a forum 
outside of AI. The guidelines of the AAAI policy on multiple submissions 
are fully detailed on the PGAI web page 
(http://www.aaai.org/Conferences/AAAI/2010/aaai10pgai.php) and must be 
carefully followed.


Review Process

Program committee members will identify papers they are qualified to 
review based on the information submitted electronically (the paper's 
title, keywords, and abstract). Their reviewing will be done blind to 
the identities of the authors and their institutions. Authors will have 
a limited opportunity to respond to initial reviews.  This author's 
feedback may then be taken into account in the final reviews and 
recommendations. The program committee's reviews will make 
recommendations to the track cochairs. Although the track cochairs will 
formally make all final decisions, in practice almost all will be made 
earlier in the process.



Accepted papers will be allocated six (6) pages in the conference 
proceedings. Up to two (2) additional pages may be used at a cost to the 
authors of US$275 per page. Final papers exceeding eight (8) pages and 
those violating the instructions to authors will not be included in the 
proceedings. Authors will be required to transfer copyright of their 
paper to AAAI.


Questions and Suggestions

Concerning author instructions and conference registration, write to 
aaai10 at aaai.org. Concerning suggestions or other inquiries, write to the 
PGAI Track Cochairs.


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