[robotics-worldwide] Call for papers "Domestic Service Robots in the Real World"

Luca Iocchi luca.iocchi at dis.uniroma1.it
Mon Sep 13 04:08:12 PDT 2010


Dear researchers,
enclosed please find the call for paper of two events about
"Domestic Service Robots in the Real World".

*MOTIVATION*

Domestic service robots are becoming more and more useful, autonomous, 
multipurpose and reliable and they can interact with humans and objects 
in the real world in a natural way. This challenge poses a large number 
of unsolved problems across many scientific disciplines.

The workshop and the journal special issue address a broad spectrum of 
domestic service robots that can operate in real home environments. The 
robots are fully autonomous and use intuitive interfaces such as 
language, gestures and visual displays to communicate with people. The 
home environment is defined as 'any place where people live in their 
daily lives', which can include, for example, a living room, a kitchen 
or a garden.

The focus will also be on different modes of natural interaction with 
humans, real world high-level cognition, useful applications, 
cost-effectiveness of the solution (computational and financial 
resources used by the robot), the effect of appearance on acceptance, 
and more.
Special attention is being paid to submissions where the robot is being 
put to the test in a real world setting such as the RoboCup at Home 
benchmark or during long lasting experiments in the real world.

The topics are related, but not limited, to all the aspects required for 
a robot to operate in a home environment with a long term focus on 
applicability, such as:
     - cooperative human-robot interaction
     - cooperative human-robot task solving
     - applications for domestic service robots
     - test procedures
     - benchmarking domestic service robots
     - natural interaction with robots
     - long lasting robotic experiments in domestic environments
     - high-level cognition for robots in domestic environments
     - acceptance of robots in households

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*SIMPAR Workshop 2010 - Domestic Service Robots in the Real World*

http://www.dis.uniroma1.it/~iocchi/Events/SIMPAR10-ATHOME/


PAPER SUBMISSION AND FORMAT

All manuscripts should be prepared according to <a 
href="http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0">Springer's 
LNCS style</a>.
The page limit for the final submission of papers is 10 pages.
Papers accepted for presentation in the workshop will be published in 
the SIMPAR workshops proceedings. At least one author must register in 
the workshop to present a paper.
Papers in PDF format should be sent by e-mail to iocchi(at)dis.uniroma1.it.

Selected papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of 
the *Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems*.


IMPORTANT DATES

October 1 2010: Paper Submission
October 2-19 2010: Review period
October 21 2010: Reply to authors
November 7 2010: Final version
November 15 2010: Workshop


WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS

Luca Iocchi,
Dept. of Computer and System Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
iocchi at dis.uniroma1.it

Javier Ruiz-del-Solar,
Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Universidad de Chile, Chile
jruizd at ing.uchile.cl

Tijn van der Zant,
Dept. of Artificial Intelligence, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
tijn at ieee.org

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*Special issue of the Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems*


PAPER SUBMISSION AND FORMAT

Author instructions and on-line submission are available at
http://www.springer.com/engineering/robotics/journal/10846

Note: Workshop participation is not mandatory to submit articles to this 
special issue.


IMPORTANT DATES

October 1 2010: Opening paper submission
December 1 2010: Closing Paper Submission
March 1 2011: Paper Acceptance Announcements
April 15 2011: Camera-ready Paper Submission
July/August 2011: Expected Publication


GUEST EDITORS

Luca Iocchi,
Dept. of Computer and System Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
iocchi at dis.uniroma1.it

Javier Ruiz-del-Solar,
Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Universidad de Chile, Chile
jruizd at ing.uchile.cl

Tijn van der Zant,
Dept. of Artificial Intelligence, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
tijn at ieee.org




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