[robotics-worldwide] CFP: 8th International Cognitive Robotics Workshop at AAAI-2012, Toronto, Canada

Stavros Vassos stavros at cs.toronto.edu
Thu Mar 8 08:46:28 PST 2012

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                The 8th International Cognitive Robotics Workshop

                               July 22-23, 2012
                               Toronto,  Canada
                      (held in conjunction with AAAI 2012)

                  URL: http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~cogrob/2012/


The biennial International Cognitive Robotics Workshop (CogRob) is an
established workshop with an active and loyal community. Since its inception
in 1998, it has been held three times in conjunction with AAAI, each time with
growing success. We invite submissions of research papers for presentation at
CogRob 2012 edition to be held in Toronto, Canada as part of the Twenty-Sixth
Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-12) workshop program (July 22-26,

Workshop Aims

Research in robotics has traditionally emphasized low-level sensing and control
tasks including sensory processing, path planning, and manipulator design and
control. In contrast, research in cognitive robotics is concerned with endowing
robots and software agents with higher level cognitive functions that enable
them to reason, act and perceive in changing, incompletely known, and
unpredictable environments. Such robots must, for example, be able to reason
about goals, actions, when to perceive and what to look for, the cognitive
states of other agents, time, collaborative task execution, etc. In short,
cognitive robotics is concerned with integrating reasoning, perception and
action with a uniform theoretical and implementation framework.

The use of both software robots (softbots) and robotic artifacts in everyday
life is on the upswing and we are seeing increasingly more examples of their
use in society with commercial products around the corner and some already on
the market. As interaction with humans increases, so does the demand for
sophisticated robotic capabilities associated with deliberation and high-level
cognitive functions. Combining results from the traditional robotics discipline
with those from AI and cognitive science has and will continue to be central to
research in cognitive robotics.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers involved in all aspects of the
theory and implementation of cognitive robots, to discuss current work and
future directions. While the emphasis of the workshop is on the methods and
techniques developed in the field of AI, we welcome work in related cognitive
science disciplines investigating computational/cognitive models of behavior.
Also, we especially welcome discussions and demonstrations of implemented


The dates below are tentative;  please check the workshop Web page for confirmed

Submission deadline:                March 30, 2012
Notification date:                  April 20, 2012
Camera ready submission deadline:   May 16, 2012
Workshop:                           July 22-23, 2012
AAAI-2012 conference:               July 22-26, 2012


Registration for CogRob-2012 is managed by AAAI. Forms and Information on
registration, pricing, travel and accommodation are available on the AAAI-12
website. Participants are strongly urged to register as soon as possible to
take advantage of discounted registration fees and to secure accommodation.

We welcome participation and submission from all members of the Artificial
Intelligence research community.

Like previous CogRob workshops, we hope CogRob 2011 to be a highly participatory
and discussion-oriented forum. We anticipate a two-day workshop that will
comprise of several sessions including presentations of research papers,
position papers, and posters. The workshop will also include discussion panels
and a session for live system demonstrations, providing an opportunity to
showcase and discuss emerging technologies.

A complete program will be made available as soon as a final decision on
accepted papers has been made.


Potential participants are invited to submit either a full length technical
paper or a statement of interest with a position paper. Submissions are accepted
in PDF format only, using the AAAI formatting guidelines at

Submissions must be no longer than eight pages in length, including references
and figures. Author names should be included. Overlength papers will not be
accepted for publication. Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format
by the due date.

Submission website:


Printed proceedings will be offered as working notes to delegates, and will be
published online (with an ISBN) as a technical report of the University of New
South Wales, Australia.


Silvia Coradeschi, Orebro University, Sweden
Patrick Doherty, Linkoping University, Sweden
Malik Ghallab, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France
Giuseppe De Giacomo, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Joachim Hertzberg, Fraunhofer Institute, Germany
Gal A. Kaminka, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Yves Lesperance, York University, Canada
James Little, University of British Columbia, Canada
John-Jules Meyer, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Francois Michaud, University of Sherbrooke, Canada
Ron Petrick, University of Edinburgh, UK
Angel P. del Pobil, Jaume I University, Spain
Martin Riedmiller, University of Osnabruck, Germany
Erik Sandewall, Linkoping University, Sweden
Michael Thielscher, University of New South Wales, Australia


Wolfram Burgard, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg, Germany
Kurt Konolige, Willow Garage, USA
Maurice Pagnucco, University of New South Wales, Australia
Stavros Vassos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece


Michael Beetz, Munich University of Technology, Germany
Gerhard Lakemeyer, Aachen University of Technology, Germany
Hector J. Levesque, University of Toronto, Canada
Bernhard Nebel, University of Freiburg, Germany
Fiora Pirri, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
Erik Sandewall, Linkoping University, Sweden
Murray Shanahan,Imperial College, London, UK
Sebastian Thrun, Stanford University, USA

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