[robotics-worldwide] CFP: AAAI-11 Workshop on Lifelong Learning from Sensorimotor Experience

Joseph Modayil jmodayil at cs.ualberta.ca
Sat Mar 19 12:20:30 PDT 2011


		       The AAAI-11 Workshop on
	    Lifelong Learning from Sensorimotor Experience

		      San Francisco, California
			    August 7, 2011

Important Dates
* April 22, 2011: Submission Deadline
* May 13, 2011: Notifications of Acceptance
* May 27, 2011: Deadline for final manuscripts
* August 7, 2011: Workshop

A truly intelligent agent should be capable of learning online from a
lifetime of raw sensorimotor experience, by autonomously developing
internal structures that provide the foundations for learning and
further development. This problem sits at the core of artificial
intelligence, but it has traditionally been difficult for algorithms
to learn online from a single high-dimensional time series of
correlated data. However, recent progress in several branches of AI
suggests that the goal is getting closer. This workshop will bring
together researchers to share ideas and insights from several
subfields including reinforcement learning, robotics, and deep
learning. The workshop will cover methodology for life-long learning
and discuss experimental platforms that can be used towards this goal.


The topics of interest include the following, but are not limited to them.

    * Curiosity-driven exploration
    * Representational development
    * Deep learning
    * Learning skill hierarchies
    * Off-policy learning
    * Developmental robotics
    * Cognitive robotics
    * Transfer learning


This one-day workshop will consist of invited speakers, oral
presentations, poster presentations, and group discussion. To
encourage discussion, the workshop will be limited to 50 participants.


We invite both full submissions (6 pages) on new or ongoing work, and
extended abstracts (up to 2 pages) on previously published
work. Accepted submissions will be selected for oral or poster
presentation. Full papers should be formatted with standard AAAI style
files. Please e-mail submissions to lifelonglearning2011 at gmail.com
with the title, author, and abstract in the body and the paper
attached as a PDF.

Organizing Committee

Joseph Modayil (University of Alberta), Doina Precup (McGill
University), Satinder Singh (University of Michigan)

Program Committee

Patrick Beeson (TRACLabs), Thomas Degris (University of Alberta),
Carlos Diuk (Princeton University), Ian Fasel (University of Arizona),
Honglak Lee (University of Michigan), Lihong Li (Yahoo Research),
Manuel Lopes (INRIA), Erik Talvittie (Franklin and Marshall College),
Matthew Taylor (Lafayette College), David Wingate (MIT)

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