[robotics-worldwide] Call for Participation: RoboCup Mexico 2012: Pre-registration deadlines Virtual Robot competition 15 Feb

Visser, A. A.Visser at uva.nl
Tue Feb 7 06:12:35 PST 2012

Dear all,

   Call for Participation

            RoboCup 2012 Virtual Robot competition

           June 18-24, 2012 (Mexico City, MEXICO)

We would like to invite all robot rescue teams to participate in the 2012 RoboCup Rescue Simulation League World Championship. If you are interested to participate please take the time to pre-register your team for the RoboCup 2012 Virtual Robot competition.

1) Virtual Robot competition

The RoboCupRescue Simulation League is a socially relevant part of RoboCup event. Its main purpose is to provide emergency decision support by integration of disaster information, prediction, planning, and human interface.

A generic urban disaster simulation environment is constructed on network computers. Heterogeneous intelligent agents such as fire fighters, commanders, victims, volunteers, etc. conduct search and rescue activities in this virtual disaster world. Real-world interfaces such as helicopter images synchronizes the virtuality and the reality by sensing data. Mission-critical human interfaces such as PDA support disaster managers, disaster relief brigades, residents and volunteers to decide their action to minimize the disaster damage.

This problem involves advanced and interdisciplinary research themes. As AI/robotics research, for example, behavior strategy (e.g. multi-agent planning, realtime/anytime planning, heterogeneity of agents, robust planning, mixed-initiative planning) is a challenging problem. For disaster researchers, RoboCupRescue works as a standard basis in order to develop practical comprehensive simulators adding necessary disaster modules.

See for more information http://wiki.robocup.org/wiki/Rescue_Simulation_League

2) Pre-registration
For the pre-registration please send before February 15 a mail to A.Visser at uva.nl with as attachment the following form filled in:


3) Qualification material
Besides the pre-registration please prepare before March 15 the following qualification material:
      - a Team Description Paper describing the most innovative
        contributions or scientific results (The TDP is limited to
        8 pages and must be formatted according to the LNCS format

The Team Description Paper is an overview of the methodologies you used and intent to use 
to control your robots inside the Virtual Robot competition. If applicable, include a reference 
to your latest publications.

The qualification material should be placed on a dedicated web page on the team's home page. Please include the link to the qualification material on the pre-registration information.

4) Deadline
- Deadline for pre-registration virtual robot competition:  February 15, 2012
- Deadline for qualification material virtual robot competition: March 15, 2012

5) Rules
The rules for the RoboCup 2012 Virtual Robot competition will be published at
The latest version currently available is January 12, 2012.

We hope to see you all in Mexico City.

With kind regards,

Arnoud Visser
Universiteit van Amsterdam
On behalf of the 2012 RoboCup Rescue Simulation Virtual Robot competition Technical committee

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