[robotics-worldwide] Final CfP and deadline extension: AAAI 2012 Fall Symposium on Robots Learning Interactively from Human Teachers (RLIHT)

Çetin Meriçli cetin at cmu.edu
Thu May 24 21:33:24 PDT 2012

Final call for papers and deadline extension

AAAI Fall Symposium Series 2012: Symposium on Robots Learning
Interactively from Human Teachers (RLIHT)

November 2-4, 2012, Westin Arlington Gateway, Arlington, Virginia


Important Dates
Paper submission deadline: May 30, 2012
Notification of acceptance: June 22, 2012
Camera ready deadline: July 20, 2012
RLIHT Symposium: November 2-4, 2012


To harness the full capabilities of robots, we should enable human
end-users to customize their robots' behaviors and teach them new
ones. Furthermore, it should be intuitive for these users to do so ---
as simple as teaching other humans. Due to its accessibility to
non-expert users, interactive learning is a promising method to
achieve this goal and has attracted widespread attention in recent
years. However, many challenges remain to make these methods
applicable to robots.

The goal of this symposium is to increase awareness and interest in
interactive learning methods and foster interdisciplinary
collaboration by bringing together a diverse collection of researchers
to discuss and exchange ideas on the current and potential future
research directions.

We are seeking broad participation from the areas including, but not limited to:
Imitation learning
Learning from demonstration
Developmental psychology
Teachable agents
Cognitive models
Human-robot interaction
Long-term learning through interaction
Unimodal and multi-modal media for efficient human-robot interaction
Caregiver modeling
Adaptive systems
Transfer learning
Sliding autonomy
Learning performance evaluation


We welcome regular papers, extended abstracts, and late breaking
results (2-8 pages in PDF AAAI format) as well as proposals for demos
and panels. Submissions will be evaluated on both their technical
merit along with their potential to generate discussion and create
community collaboration.

Submission website:

Program Committee

Baris Akgun, Georgia Institute of Technology
Levent Akin, Bogazici University
Abdeslam Boularias, TU Darmstadt
Sylvain Calinon, Italian Institute of Technology/ EPFL
Rehj Cantrell, University of Indiana
Luis Carlos Cobo, Georgia Institute of Technology
Frederic Delaunay, University of Plymouth
Anca Dragan, Carnegie Mellon University
Daniel Grollman, Vecna Robotics
Atil Iscen, Oregon State University
Kshitij Judah, Oregon State University
Igor Karpov, University of Texas
Bora Kumova, Izmir Institute of Technology
Mohammad Khansari-Zadeh, EPFL
George Konidaris, MIT
Petar Kormushev, Italian Institute of Technology
Oliver Kroemer, TU Darmstadt
Bora Kumova, Izmir Institute of Technology
Kyuhwa Lee, Imperial College London
Manuel Lopes, INRIA
Michael Mistry, University of Birmingham
Bener Suay, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Kaushik Subramanian, Georgia Institute of Technology
Emre Ugur, ATR
James Young, University of Manitoba

Organizing Committee

Cetin Mericli (chair), Carnegie Mellon University, (cetin at cmu.edu)
Brenna Argall, Northwestern University, (brenna.argall at northwestern.edu)
Maya Cakmak, Georgia Institute of Technology, (maya at cc.gatech.edu)
W. Bradley Knox, University of Texas at Austin, (bradknox at cs.utexas.edu)
Tekin Mericli, Bogazici University, Turkey, (tekin.mericli at boun.edu.tr)

Steering Committee

Chad Jenkins, Brown University, (cjenkins at cs.brown.edu)
Peter Stone, University of Texas at Austin, (pstone at cs.utexas.edu)
Andrea Thomaz, Georgia Institute of Technology, (athomaz at cc.gatech.edu)
Manuela Veloso, Carnegie Mellon University, (veloso at cmu.edu)

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