[robotics-worldwide] CFP: Special Session on Collective Robotics: Hardware and Software

Ilhem KALLEL ilhem.kallel at ieee.org
Wed Mar 23 09:02:37 PDT 2011

Call For Papers* *

*Special Session on Collective Robotics: Hardware and Software (CR-HS)*

International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA

6-9 December 2011, Aachen, Germany

*Description and Objective
*Collective robotics studies the different ways of using autonomous robot
teams to efficiently perform missions. The question which will be raised in
this session is that of transition from individual robotics to collective
robotics. Why? How? And what is still possible to offer to scientific
research and robotics in this field?
The collective robotics borrows its knowledge from different disciplines:
mathematics and logic (formalization, modeling of collective behaviors),
engineering (development of increasingly complex microprocessors,
development of new cooperative architectures, new sensors, new communication
tools, etc.), neurosciences (comprehension of the brain, new methods dealing
with computational collective intelligence), biology and Natural Science
(living observation, bio-inspiration, stigmergy, etc.), psychology
(validation of theories in relation to the memory functioning, language,
individual an collective behavior, etc.), linguistics (models of interactive
language handling), social Sciences (studies of collective behavior and
adaptation to environment, interaction strategies and protocols,etc.),
philosophy (questions related to the thought character).

The aim of this session is to bring together researchers in hardware and
software multirobot systems; it helps us exchange innovative ideas in
designing collective robots and also in applying computational collective
intelligence, and benefit the progress of each research theory and

*Organisers: *

Ilhem Kallel, Associate Professor, Research Group on Intelligent Machines
(REGIM), University of Sfax, Tunisia

Adel M. Alimi, Professor, REGIM, University of Sfax, Tunisia

*Assistance:* Habib M. Kammoun, REGIM, University of Sfax, Tunisia

                   Abdelhak Chatty, REGIM/ETIS, University of
Cergy-Pontoise, France.

*Important dates:*

Submission of Full Papers: *until April 15, 2011*

Paper Acceptance: July 15, 2011

Submission of Final Papers: until August 15, 2011

Conference: December 06 – 09, 2011

For any further information or any update, please visit the web site of the
main conference: http://www.icira2011.org/


Best regards,

Ilhem Kallel
PhD, Associate Professor, University of Sfax
IEEE WIE Tunisia Section Chairwoman http://ewh.ieee.org/r8/tunisia/wie
IEEE CIS Tunisia Chapter Chair http://ewh.ieee.org/r8/tunisia/cis
Member of REsearch Group on Intelligent Machines
"We are all born with a divine fire in us. Our efforts should be to give
wings to this fire,
and fill the world with the glow of its goodness…" Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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