[robotics-worldwide] CFP: Special Track on Robotics, AAMAS 2012, Valencia, Spain, 4-8 June 2012

AAMAS 2012 Publicity Chair aamas2012_publicity at infoscience.otago.ac.nz
Wed Aug 31 15:41:13 PDT 2011

                                 CALL FOR PAPERS

                        *** Special Track on Robotics ***
    11th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
                                   (AAMAS 2012)

                                 Valencia, Spain
                                  June 4–8, 2012



AAMAS is the leading scientific conference for research in autonomous agents and
multiagent systems. Since 2010 the conference has included a special track on
robotics, with its own dedicated programme committee.

The AAMAS conference series was initiated in 2002 by merging three highly
respected meetings: the International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (ICMAS);
the International Workshop on Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages (ATAL);
and the International Conference on Autonomous Agents (AA). The aim of the joint
conference is to provide a single, high-profile, internationally respected
archival forum for scientific research in the theory and practice of autonomous
agents and multiagent systems.

AAMAS 2012 is the eleventh conference in the AAMAS series, following enormously
successful previous conferences, and will be held at the Universitat Politècnica
de València in Valencia, Spain, June 4-8, 2012.

See http://www.ifaamas.org for more information on the AAMAS conference series.

** SPECIAL TRACK ON ROBOTICS (Chair: Daniele Nardi) **

Papers that advance theory and applications of single and multiple robots are
welcome, specifically those focusing on real robots that interact with their
environment. Papers should clearly explain how the work addresses challenges in
robotics, opportunities for novel applications, and fundamental research issues in
autonomous robotic systems. The goal is to demonstrate the synergy achieved from
integration of research in agents and robotics.

Topics of interest for the Robotics Track:

1.  Cognitive robotics
2.  Formal methods
3.  Integrated perception, cognition, and action
4.  Intelligence for human-robot interaction
5.  Machine learning for robotics
6.  Mapping (including exploration, coverage, and SLAM)
7.  Networked robot/sensor systems
8.  Robot planning (including action and motion planning)
9.  Robot teams, multi-robot systems
10. Robot coordination
11. Robotic agent languages and middleware for robot systems


For Authors:

Electronic Abstract Submission: October 7, 2011 (11:59 PM HST)
Full Paper Submission:          October 12, 2011 (11:59 PM HST)
Rebuttal Phase:                 November 29 – December 1, 2011 (11:59 PM HST)
Author Notification:            December 21, 2011 (11:59 PM HST)
Conference:                     June 4–8, 2012

For Reviewers:

Bidding deadline:               October 14, 2011 (11:59pm HST)
Paper assignments announced:    October 24, 2011
Reviewing Period:               October 24 – November 21, 2011
Discussion Period:              December 2–9, 2011


AAMAS 2012 seeks submissions of high-quality full papers, limited to 8 pages in
length. Submissions will be rigorously peer reviewed and evaluated on the basis of
originality, soundness, significance, presentation, understanding of the state of
the art, and overall quality of their technical contribution.  Reviews will be
double blind; authors must avoid including anything that can be used to identify
them.  Please note that prior submission of an abstract is required to submit a
full paper.  However, the abstracts will not be reviewed and full (8 page) papers
must be submitted for the review process to start.  All work must be original
(must not have appeared in a conference proceedings, book, or journal).

* Submission Instructions *

To register and submit your paper (in PDF format), please go to the submission
website: http://aamas2012.confmaster.net and follow the instructions.

Please keep in mind that you must submit an abstract by October 7, 2011 to be able
to upload your paper (abstract submission is required to submit a paper, but
abstracts will NOT be reviewed). The abstract and paper submissions close at 11:59
PM Hawaii Standard Time (HST = GMT - 10:00) on Oct 7 and Oct 12 respectively.

If any substantial part of your work appeared previously, please provide the
citation and a one sentence description of the differences in the box provided. It
is OK to submit work that has previously appeared in a workshop (without an
associated archival publication). For such papers simply fill in the paper and
workshop info. For papers that build on earlier work that appeared in an archival
publication, please provide the citation and a one sentence description of the key
advances/differences. This information will be kept from the reviewers to ensure a
double-blind review and will only be used by the program chairs.

* Formatting Instructions *

The page limit for AAMAS 2012 submissions is 8 pages.  The format follows the ACM
proceedings guidelines and consists of balanced double columns, 9 pt text, 1"
(2.54cm) margins top and bottom, and 0.75" (1.9cm) margins left and right. Each
column is 3.33" (8.45cm) wide with a separation of 0.33" (0.83cm). A LaTeX style
file and a Microsoft Word template will be available soon on the conference Web
site (http://aamas2012.webs.upv.es). Please do not modify the style files, or any
layout parameters.

To ensure the effectiveness of the double-blind review process, make sure to put
paper numbers (provided upon paper registration) instead of author names.  In
addition, please ensure that any references to your own previous work is made in a
way that does not disclose author identity (for example, instead of "in previous
work, we have shown X [ref]" use "X was shown in [ref]"). In some cases where the
work is clearly a continuation of your earlier work, you may consider removing
citations to your own work until the final version (for example, "we have shown X
[ref]" where [ref]= "Anonymous, 200X"). Please also check that the PDF file
submitted does not contain embedded identifying information.

* Mandatory Sections *

The mandatory sections of the ACM styles are also mandatory for AAMAS 2012
submissions. Not only will these sections help select the reviewers, but according
to ACM: "these index terms effect the ease and accuracy of retrieval within the
Digital Library which ultimately benefits authors by allowing for greater
distribution of their work". Thus, although it may not be trivial to find the
appropriate classification information, you should make an effort filling these

1. Categories and Subject Descriptors:
   Details of the ACM Computing Classification Scheme are available at

2. General Terms:
   This section is limited to the following 16 terms: Algorithms, Management,
   Measurement, Documentation, Performance, Design, Economics, Reliability,
   Experimentation, Security, Human Factors, Standardization, Languages, Theory,
   Legal Aspects, Verification.

3. Keywords:
   This section is your choice of terms you would like to be indexed by.  Please
   refer to the Topics of Interest above for a list of keywords.

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