[robotics-worldwide] CFP IROBOT at EPIA2011 - 5th International Thematic Track on Intelligent Robotics

Luis Paulo Reis lpreis1970 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 08:12:17 PDT 2011

                        Call for Papers of
                         IROBOT at EPIA2011
    5th International Thematic Track on Intelligent Robotics

                          To be held at
EPIA 2011 - 15th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence,
             October 10-13, 2011, Lisbon, Portugal

EPIA 2011 is an international conference with the patronage of the
Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence (APPIA). Its purpose
is to discuss and promote research in all areas of Artificial Intelligence
(AI) and related disciplines. Aspects covered range from theoretical and
foundational issues to applications interesting researchers, engineers and
practitioners. The conference is structured as a set of Thematic Tracks.

## IROBOT at EPIA2011 Description

IROBOT at EPIA2011 poses itself as a follow-up on the previous 4 International
Workshops/Thematic Tracks on Intelligent Robotics held at EPIA since 2005.
As in previous editions, its main purpose is to bring together researchers,
engineers and other professionals interested in the application of AI
techniques in real/simulated robotics to discuss current work and future
directions. Each edition tries to promote a focal debate theme.

Robotics, from the point of view of AI, has been an important
application field, from which AI has also gained. Namely the dynamic
and unforeseen nature of the environment, especially for mobile robots,
has fostered research in these aspects of AI. In recent years, humanoid
robots have emerged as one of the most dynamic areas in mobile robots.
The development of computing power and robust lightweight materials
as well as powerful algorithms has made viable consistent approaches to
humanoids. The long-term interest in such robots is to better interact
socially with humans who tend to better accept anthropomorphic
devices. Humanoid robots present different research topics open, from
dynamic control of balance when moving or in standstill gestures, to
development of better sensing setups and to intelligent actuation. The
adaptation and application of AI techniques to humanoid robotics will
constitute the focal theme of the IROBOT at EPIA2011 Thematic Track.

## Important Dates

10 May 2011: Paper Submission Deadline
10 Jun 2011: Author Notification
1  Jul 2011: Deadline for Final Camera-Ready
10-13 Oct 2011: EPIA'2011 Conference

## Topics of Interest

The IROBOT at EPIA2011 Thematic Track will be structured around the
following themes:

 - AI planning for robotics
 - Autonomous vehicles
 - Biped walking and humanoid robotics
 - Cognitive robotics
 - Computer vision and object recognition
 - Coordination in robotics
 - Evolutionary robotics and reactive intelligence
 - Human-robots interaction
 - Intelligent buildings and warehouses
 - Intelligent transportation systems
 - 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
 - Robot rescue
 - Robotic surveillance
 - Sensor fusion
 - Simulation and virtual reality systems in robotics

This list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the topics,
and authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related topics
are also acceptable, provided they fit in the Thematic Track main subject.

## Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit original research contributions or
experience reports in English. Scientific or technical articles describing
state-of-the-art techniques, algorithms, systems, environments, problems
or applications relevant to the area of Intelligent Humanoid Robotics
may be submitted. Papers discussing application transfer from simulated
to real robots and papers showing socially useful robotic applications
generated by participations in robotic competitions are also welcome.
Although the main focus is on humanoid robots, there will be space for
reporting research in AI applied to other types of robots.

Submissions must follow the guidelines specified in the EPIA’2011 site.
Papers should not exceed twelve (12) pages in length and must be formatted
according to the information for LNCS authors. Papers must be submitted
in PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) format and will not be accepted
in any other format. Papers that exceed 12 pages or do not follow the LNCS
guidelines risk being rejected automatically without a review.
Authors must remove their names from the submitted papers, and should take
reasonable care not to indirectly disclose their identity.
More information about the Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science
(LNCS) are available on the Springer LNCS Web site.

Accepted papers, must be presented at the conference by one of the authors.
At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference.

Papers of higher quality will be published in Lecture Notes in Artificial
Intelligence (LNAI), by Springer (proceedings indexed by the Thomson ISI
Web of Knowledge). All other accepted papers will be published in the
local proceedings book.

## Thematic Track Organizing Committee

Luís Paulo Reis, University of Porto, Portugal
Luís Correia, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Nuno Lau, University of Aveiro, Portugal

## Program Committee

Anna Helena Costa, EPUSP, São Paulo, Brazil
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
César Analide, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Enrico Pagello, University of Padua, Italy
Fernando Osório, Universidade São Paulo/SC, Brazil
Flavio Tonidandel, Centro Universitário da FEI, Brazil
Fumiya Iida, ETHZ, Switzerland
Guy Theraulaz, CRCA, Univ. Toulouse III: P.Sabatier, France
Huosheng Hu, University of Essex, UK
Jacky Baltes, University of Manitoba, Canada
John Hallam, Univ. of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Jorge Dias, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Kai Arras, University of Freiburg, Germany
Kasper Hallenborg, Univ. of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Luca Iocchi, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Luis Correia, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Luis Paulo Reis, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Luis Seabra Lopes, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Manuela Veloso, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Marco Dorigo, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
M. Isabel Ribeiro, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Martin Riedmiller, University of Freiburg, Germany
Mikhail Prokopenko, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
Nuno Lau, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Paulo Gonçalves, Inst. Pol. Castelo Branco, Portugal
Paulo Oliveira, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Paulo Urbano, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Pedro Lima, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Reinaldo Bianchi, Centro Universitário da FEI, Brazil
Saeed Shiry Ghidary, Amirkabir University, Iran
Stephen Balakirsky, Nat. Inst. Stand. & Techn., USA
Urbano Nunes, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Xiaoping Chen, Univ. Science and Technology, China

## Contacts

Luís Paulo Reis
FEUP - Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
LIACC - Laboratório de Inteligência Artificial e Ciência de Computadores
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n, 4200-465, Porto, Portugal
Phone: +351 22 5081829, Fax : +351 22 5081443,
http://www.fe.up.pt/~lpreis ; Email: lpreis at fe.up.pt

Luís Correia
FCUL - Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Artificial Life Group - LabMAg Research Center
Campo Grande, 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal
Phone: +351 217500238(ext.26307) Fax: +351 217500084,
http://www.di.fc.ul.pt/~lcorreia/ ; Email: Luis.Correia at di.fc.ul.pt

Nuno Lau
Universidade de Aveiro, Departamento de Electrónica, Telecomunicações
e Informática
IEETA - Instituto de Engenharia Electrónica e Telemática de Aveiro
Campus Universitário Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Phone: +351 234 370500, Fax: +351 234 370545,
http://www.ieeta.pt/~lau; Email: nunolau at ua.pt

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
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n, 4200-465, Porto, Portugal
Tel. +351 225081829 / +351 919455251 / Fax. +351 225081443
"Don't close your eyes unless you can dream.
Don't open your eyes unless you can believe!"

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