[robotics-worldwide] [AAMAS-10] 2nd Call for Demonstrations

Jordi Sabater Mir jsabater at iiia.csic.es
Mon Jan 4 06:48:13 PST 2010



The AAMAS-2010 conference has a especial track on Robotics. 
Demonstrations on  robotics, particularly with a focus on autonomous 
robots and multi-robot coordination are therefore encouraged.

You can find this call (and updates) here:

AAMAS 2010 will include a demonstration session. The goal of the 
demonstrations is to give
participants, from industry and academia an opportunity to present their 
latest developments
on software and/or robotic systems. In addition, we strongly encourage 
students to submit
valuable demos resulting from their projects or thesis work.

A "Best Demo Award" will be awarded, and will include a cash prize of 
$1,000. The award
selection will be done by the exhibits & demos co-chairs in consultation 
with the
Advisory Board.

Demonstrators are expected to present a live interactive demo at 
assigned time slots during
the conference. Developers of software or robotic systems based on 
autonomous agents or
multi-agent techniques, especially those showing novel technology, are 
especially welcome.

Examples of demos include but are not limited to:

 * Multi-agent software systems
 * Industrial and military applications (including prototypes)
 * Agent-based games
 * Agent platforms and development environments
 * Open-source software tools
-->* Robotic systems (single and multi-agent)
 * Virtual agents and interactive virtual environments
 * Simulation environments


Submissions accepted for the demonstration session will be advertised on 
the AAMAS website
and in the conference booklet, which will contain abstracts of all 
available demos. Each
demo submission should consist of a compressed file (*.rar or *.zip 
formats), named as the
first author's surname, and containing the following:

1. Paper: A 2-page paper in which the authors describe the system to be 
demonstrated. The paper should describe the application domain, the 
problem scenario, the technology used, the agent/multi-agent techniques 
involved, the innovations of the system, its live and interactive 
aspects, etc. Papers must be prepared in PDF format using the AAMAS 
style (follow the instructions at

The PDF file of the paper must be named "XXXX.pdf" where XXXX is the 
surname of the
first author.

2. Movie / Demo Plan: The paper must contain a URL link to a 
demonstration movie
(youtube compatible) of a maximum length of 10 minutes. The movie must 
clearly show how the demo will be performed.

Important: Do not send the video file itself in the compressed 
submission file.

Alternatively, the authors can submit a separate document (within the 
compressed file
described above) that consists of a series of snapshots of the demo 
annotated with an
explanation. This file must be named "demoplan.pdf"

3. Additional information: The compressed file must contain a plain text 
file (named "summary.txt") including the following information:

* Demonstration title
* Authors (name, affiliation, email, address, phone fax)
* The corresponding author with her/his email address
* Abstract (max. 150 words)
* Keywords
* The category of the submission
* URL (if available)
* Paper ID if the demo is related to a paper at the main conference
* Equipment you will bring (e.g., laptop, robot)
* Equipment you will need (e.g., table, poster board, power sockets)
* Special requirements (e.g., space for robot and if so how much, video 
* A discussion of the present state of your demo (e.g., ready to 
demonstrate now, but if not, include a realistic estimate for conclusion 
and what remains to be done before you have a demonstrable 
software/robotic system).

4. Contribution and Supervisor Endorsement (student projects only): A 
1-page statement in which the student clearly describes his personal 
contribution to the project. The content of the statement must be 
confirmed by the student's advisor, via a separate email, to both Demos 

Accepted demos will have the 2-page papers included in the AAMAS 


All demonstration submissions should be submitted via EasyChair on this 
address (may require signing up to EasyChair if you do not already have 
an account):


The submission and selection processes for the AAMAS 2010 demos will be 
separate from that of the main conference. Each submission will be 
assessed by the demo co-chairs and at least one member of the advisory 
board. The authors will receive a brief report with the result of the 
evaluation with the notification.

The main evaluation criteria are:

 * Relevance to AAMAS
 * Quality and soundness of the underlying technology
 * Novelty of the application domain
 * Maturity of the (deployed) system
 * Potential for public interaction

Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted demos will be sent 
to the corresponding author (see dates below). At least one author of 
each accepted  demonstration is required to register and to attend the 
conference to give the demonstration.


Submission deadline: January 11, 2010.
Notification of acceptance/rejection: January 29, 2010.
Camera-ready paper: February 5, 2010


For more information, contact the demos co-chairs via email.


- Jacob Crandall, Masdar Institute of Science & Technology, UAE
- Partha S Dutta, Rolls-Royce, Singapore
- Andrew Gilpin, Hg Analytics, USA
- Stefan Kopp, Bielefeld University, Germany
- Michael Neff, University of California, Davis, USA
- Pablo Noriega, IIIA, Spain
- Andrea Omicini, Universita di Bologna, Italy
- H. Van Dyke Parunak, NewVectors LLC, USA
- Juan Pavón, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain
- Dave Robertson, University of Edinburgh, UK
- Alex Rogers, University of Southampton, UK
- Onn Shehory, IBM, Israel
- Candy Sidner, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
- Michael Winikoff, University of Otago, New Zealand

(more coming soon)


Catherine Pelachaud
CNRS Télécom ParisTech, France

Iyad Rahwan
British University in Dubai, UAE &
University of Edinburgh, UK


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