[robotics-worldwide] CFP SYROCO 2012 Special Session "Adaptive Robotic Ecologies"

Mauro Dragone Mauro.Dragone at ucd.ie
Sun Feb 19 14:30:52 PST 2012

* Extension to April 2th *
 Dear Colleagues,
 You are cordially invited to the special session “Adaptive Robotic Ecologies” 
 at the IFAC Symposium on Robot Control (SYROCO) to be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia next September 5-7.
 Submission deadline is open until April, 2th . More information at:
 Looking forward to seeing you in Croatia,
 Mauro Dragone
 University College Dublin, Ireland
 E-mail: mauro.dragone at ucd.ie
 Web: http://fp7rubicon.eu/ 
 Abstract for the Session:
 Robotic ecologies are networks of heterogeneous robotic devices pervasively
 embedded in everyday environments, where they cooperate in applications
 such as security and ambient assisted living. 
 Robotic ecologies is an emerging paradigm, which crosses the borders between the fields
 of robotics, sensor networks, and ambient intelligence.  
 Instances of this paradigm include network robot systems, smart environments,
 sensor-actuator networks, ubiquitous robotics, and PEIS Ecology.
 Common to these systems is the fact that the term "robotic device" is taken in a broad sense, 
 including mobile robots, static sensors or actuators, and automated home appliances.
 While the potentials of robotic ecologies makes them increasingly popular,
 many fundamental research questions remain open.  One such question is  how to make a robotic ecology self-adaptive, so as to reduce the amount  of preparation and pre-programming required 
 for the deployment in real world applications. 
 The goal of this special session is to bring together state-of-the-art  contributions describing solutions that enable robotic ecologies to be  self-learning, self-configuring, and self-adapting.
 The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  - Algorithms and theory for cooperation and configuration in robotic ecologies;
  - Learning techniques to adapt to changes in the environment and in user needs;
  - Self-configuration supporting open, heterogeneous and computationally constrained systems;
  - Concrete applications of adaptive robot ecologies.

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