[robotics-worldwide] Call for Papers: ICRA 2011 workshop Semantic Perception, Mapping and Exploration (SPME)

Dirk Holz holz at ais.uni-bonn.de
Wed Feb 9 02:49:52 PST 2011

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              CALL FOR PAPERS - ICRA 2011 WORKSHOP
      Semantic Perception, Mapping and Exploration (SPME)      
                 Shanghai, China, May 9, 2011

Important Dates:
* Submissions Due:              2 April 2011
* Notification of Acceptance:  18 April 2011
* Final Papers Due:             1 May   2011
* Workshop at ICRA:             9 May   2011

Motivation and objectives:

Semantic perception for intelligent systems such as robots has seen a
lot of progress recently, with many new and interesting techniques being
developed in parallel by different research groups. To cope with a wide
variety of tasks, service robots need to plan in spaces exceeding their
local perceptual space. For deployment in human living environments,
these robots need to aggregate and model perceived semantic information.
A further requirement, for autonomous operation in the long-term, is the
ability to acquire and update the necessary information, which involves
actively exploring the environment.

A number of previous workshops have brought together researchers working
on use of semantic information in a variety of domains including mapping
for mobile robots, mobile manipulation, and semantic robot vision. The
main focus of this workshop is on the autonomous acquisition of semantic
information in intelligent robots and systems, as well as the use of
semantic knowledge to guide further acquisition of information from the
environment. The workshop will provide a common forum where people can
exchange ideas and experiences on all aspects of this problem, and
identify the common questions and concerns. 

We solicit paper submissions, optionally accompanied by a video, both of
which will be reviewed (not double-blind) by the program committee. The
review criteria will be: technical quality, significance of system
demonstration, and topicality. We aim to accept 9 to 12 papers for oral
presentation at the meeting. Papers should be up to 6 pages in length,
formatted according to the IEEE ICRA style. Videos will be shown during
an afternoon session open to the public.

Accepted papers and videos will be assembled into online-proceedings and
distributed in CD format at the workshop. If there is sufficient
interest, we will pursue publication of a special journal issue to
include the best papers.

Topics of interest include, but are not necessary limited to:
* Semantic robot vision and scene interpretation for mobile manipulation
* Segmentation and annotation of natural scenes (e.g. from images or
point clouds)
* Exploration strategies for semantic mapping and knowledge acquisition
* Semantic approaches for long-term operation in dynamic environments
* Ontologies and efficient representations for managing semantic
information in robotics
* Use of semantic information in mapping (e.g. registration of sensory
information) or knowledge acquisition

All papers must be submitted electronically as PDF files through
easychair using:

In case of problems or larger video attachments, contact the organizers:
mailto:spme2011 at ais.uni-bonn.de

Program Committee:
* Francesco Amigoni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
* Michael Beetz, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
* Sven Behnke, University of Bonn, Germany
* Bertrand Douillard, University of Sydney, Australia
* Tom Duckett, University of Lincoln, UK
* Joachim Hertzberg, University of Osnabrueck, Germany
* Patric Jensfelt, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
* Jim Little, University of British Columbia, Canada
* Eitan Marder-Eppstein, Willow Garage, USA
* Bhaskara Marthi, Willow Garage, USA
* David Silver, Carnagie Mellon University, USA
* Markus Vincze, TU Vienna, Austria

* Dirk Holz, University of Bonn, Germany
* Daniel Munoz, Carnagie Mellon University, USA
* Andreas Nuechter, Jacobs Universiy Bremen gGmbH Germany
* Radu Bogdan Rusu, Willow Garage Inc., USA

mailto:spme2011 at ais.uni-bonn.de

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