[robotics-worldwide] CFP Autonomous Robots and Multirobot Systems @ AAMAS 2012

Koen Hindriks - EWI K.V.Hindriks at tudelft.nl
Mon Feb 20 01:41:09 PST 2012

(apologies for cross-postings)


Autonomous Robots and Multirobot Systems (ARMS) 2012

A full-day workshop to be held as part of AAMAS-2012 and to accompany the AAMAS Special Track on Robotics

June 2012, Valencia, Spain

Website: http://mmi.tudelft.nl/arms2012/


Important Dates

  Paper submission deadline: February 28, 2012

  Notification of acceptance: March 27, 2012

  Submission of camera-ready version: April 10, 2012

Robots are agents, too.  Indeed, agent researchers are sometimes inspired by robots, sometimes use robots in motivating examples, and sometimes make contributions to robotics. Both practical and analytical techniques in agent research influence, and are influenced by, research into autonomous robots and multi-robot systems. Areas of particular recent cross-fertilization include (but are not limited to):

- motion planning and path planning for single/multiple mobile robots

- market-based for coalition formation and task allocation

- machine learning in robotics

- multi-robot teams and swarms

- human-agent-robot teamwork

- analysis of large-scale multi-robot systems and swarms

- decision-theoretic single- and multi-robot planning

- imitation and learning by demonstration/example

- formal methods and control architectures

- Canonical robotics problems, such as robotic soccer, coverage, foraging, or patrolling

Despite the rich cross-fertilization between AAMAS and robotics research areas, roboticists and agents researchers have only a few opportunities to meet and interact. The recently established robotics track at AAMAS is one such opportunity. The goal of the proposed workshop is to extend and widen this opportunity, by offering a forum where researchers in this area of research can interact and present promising innovative research directions, and new results. The workshop is coordinated and associated with the AAMAS robotics track.

Submissions and Publication
ARMS is *not* an archival publication forum. Papers appearing in the ARMS proceedings may be resubmitted elsewhere and only will appear in an archival publication if you choose so. Therefore, papers appearing in ICRA, IROS and other archival forums are welcome at ARMS. Accepted ICRA papers and regular-length papers that have been accepted for AAMAS in short-paper form will be fast-tracked through the review process. To make sure your paper is fast-tracked, please specify the status of the submission by a footnote in the paper, and/or in writing to the chairs.

The submission website is http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=arms2012.

Contributions are sought in all areas of robotics, in particular as related to autonomous agents research, but not necessarily so.

Theoretical papers are welcome, as long as they clearly address challenges in robotics. Empirical studies should ideally present experiments with real robots, though physical simulation studies are also acceptable.  Papers that focus on mechanical aspects and low-level control should be make an effort to relate to the agents community.

Submissions should follow Springer's LNCS format (see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html) and should not exceed 20 pages in length.

Program Committee
Eric Matson       Purdue University, USA
Ayanna Howard     Georgia Tech, USA
Pedro Lima        Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal
Daniele Nardi     Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Erol Sahin        Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Paul Scerri       Carnegie Mellon, USA
Alfons Salden     Almende BV, The Netherlands
Naomi Leonard     Princeton University, USA
Laura Barbulescu  Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Lucia Pallottino  University of Pisa, Italy
Tatsushi Nishi    Osaka University, Japan
Joost Broekens    Delft University, The Netherlands
Peter Stone       The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Bikramjit Banerjee      The University of Southern Mississippi, USA
M Bernardine Dias Carnegie Mellon, USA
Prashant Doshi    The University of Georgia, USA

The contact organizers are Gal Kaminka (galk at cs.biu.ac.il<mailto:galk at cs.biu.ac.il%3Cmailto:galk at cs.biu.ac.il>)
Koen Hindriks (k.v.hindriks at tudelft.nl<mailto:k.v.hindriks at tudelft.nl%3Cmailto:k.v.hindriks at tudelft.nl>)

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