[robotics-worldwide] IROBOT'2013: Final Call for Papers

Nuno Lau nunolau at ua.pt
Tue Apr 2 09:44:25 PDT 2013

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6th International Thematic Track on Intelligent Robotics

To be held at EPIA 2013, September 9-13, 2013,
Angra do Heroísmo, Azores, Portugal
irobot.epia2013 at gmail.com

The EPIA Conferences are the major International event on Artificial
Intelligence organized in Portugal, under the auspices of APPIA - Portuguese
Association for Artificial Intelligence (http://www.appia.pt). Its purpose
is to discuss and promote research in all areas of Artificial Intelligence
(AI) and related disciplines. Aspects covered range from theoretical and
foundational issues to applications interesting researchers, engineers and
practitioners. The conference is structured as a set of Thematic Tracks.

Conference Proceedings includes a book published by Springer (LNCS Series)
and a local proceedings volume.

## Important Dates

*** April 5, 2013 : EXTENDED Paper Submission Deadline ***
May 10, 2013: Author Notification/Registration Open
May 31, 2013: Deadline for Camera-Ready Version
Oct 9-13, 2013: EPIA'2013 Conference

## IROBOT Description

IROBOT'2013 poses itself as a follow-up on the previous 5 International
Thematic Tracks/Workshops on Intelligent Robotics held at EPIA since 2005.
As in previous editions, its main purpose is to bring together researchers,
engineers and other professionals interested in the application of AI
techniques in real/simulated robotics to discuss current work and future
directions. Each edition tries to promote a focal debate theme.

Robotics, from the point of view of AI, has been an important
application field, from which AI has also gained. Namely the dynamic
and unforeseen nature of the environment, especially for mobile robots,
has fostered research in these aspects of AI. Together with the
developments in Robotics Research, the use of Robotics in industry has
changed a lot in recent years. New paradigms and approaches for
industrial robotics have emerged namely for mobile robots localization
and navigation in unstructured environments. Industries have to produce
items that are increasingly customized by the client and in short lots.
Hence, the classical paradigm of a robotic manipulator performing a
repetitive task is changing to flexible, adaptable and mobile robots that
can recognize the task and the environment and adapt their behaviours
accordingly. The adaptation and application of AI techniques to
industrial robotics will constitute the focal theme of the IROBOT'2013
thematic track. This topic will be the subject of a panel discussion led by
well-known researchers with vast experience in robotics and their
different applications.

## Topics of Interest

The Workshop will be structured around the following themes:

- AI Planning for robotics
- Autonomous vehicles
- Cognitive robotics
- Computer vision and object recognition
- Coordination in robotics
- Evolutionary robotics and reactive intelligence
- Human-robots interaction
- Humanoid robotics
- Intelligent buildings and warehouses
- Intelligent transportation systems
- Learning and adaptation in robotics
- Mobile robots localization and navigation
- Modelling and simulating complex robots
- Multi-Robot systems
- Field Robots
- Real-time reactivity
- Robot behaviour engineering
- Robotic surveillance
- Sensor fusion

This topics' list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the
topics, and authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related
topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in the thematic track main

## Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit original research contributions or
experience reports in English. Scientific or technical articles describing
state-of-the-art techniques, algorithms, systems, environments, problems
or applications relevant to the area of Intelligent Industrial Robotics may
be submitted. Papers discussing application transfer from simulated to
real robots and papers showing socially useful robotic applications
generated by participations in robotic competitions are also welcome.
Although the main focus is on industrial robots, there will be space for
reporting research in AI applied to other types of robots.

Submissions must follow the guidelines specified in the EPIA'2013 site.
The Springer LNCS format must be used (instructions in
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html/). The length of
submitted full papers must not exceed 12 pages. Authors must remove
their names from the submitted papers, and should take reasonable care
not to indirectly disclose their identity. Paper submissions will be made
in PDF format, through the submission page available in the EPIA'2013
website. Demonstrations should be submitted by means of an extended
abstract up to 4 pages. This abstract should include a detailed
description and a link to a short video of the proposed demonstration.

Three program committee members will be assigned to review each
paper. Acceptance will be based on the paper's significance, technical
quality, clarity, relevance and originality. Accepted papers, must be
presented at the conference by one of the authors. Accepted papers will
be scheduled for presentation, which requires that at least one of the
authors should register at the Conference. All accepted papers will be
published in the Conference Proceedings.

## Workshop Organizing Committee

Nuno Lau (University of Aveiro)
António Paulo Moreira (University of Porto)
Carlos Cardeira (University of Lisbon)

## Program Committee

Alexandre da Silva Simões, UNESP, Brazil
Anibal Ollero, University of Seville, Spain
Anna Helena Costa, EPUSP, Brazil
André Marcato, Universidade Federal de Juíz de Fora, Brazil
André Scolari, Univ. Federal da Bahia, Brazil
Angélica Muñoz, INAOE, Mexico
António José Neves, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
António Paulo Moreira, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Armando J. Pinho, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Armando Sousa, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Augusto Loureiro da Costa, UFBA, Brazil
Axel Hessler, TU Berlin, Germany
Carlos Cardeira, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Carlos Carreto, Instituto Politécnico da Guarda, Portugal
César Analide, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Daniel Polani, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Fernando Osório, Universidade São Paulo/SC, Brazil
Flavio Tonidandel, C.Univ.FEI, Brazil
Fumiya Iida, ETHZ, Switzerland
Guy Theraulaz, CRCA, France
Jorge Dias, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
José Luis Gordillo, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Josemar Rodrigues de Souza, Universidade Estadual da Bahia, Brazil
Kai Arras, University of Freiburg, Germany
Luis Correia, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Luis Moreno, Universidad Carlos III Madrid, Spain
Luis Mota, ISCTE, Portugal
Luis Paulo Reis, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Luis Seabra Lopes, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Manuela Veloso, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Marco Dorigo, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Mikhail Prokopenko, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
Nicolas Jouandeau, Université Paris 8, France
Nuno Lau, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Paulo Gonçalves, Inst.Pol. Castelo Branco, Portugal
Paulo Oliveira, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Paulo Urbano, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Reinaldo Bianchi, Centro Universitário da FEI, São Paulo, Brazil
Saeed Shiry Ghidary, Amirkabir University, Iran
Sanem Sariel Talay, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Stephen Balakirsky, Nat. Inst. Stand. & Techn., USA
Urbano Nunes, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Xiaoping Chen, Univ. Science and Technology, China

## Contacts

General: irobot.epia2013 at gmail.com

Nuno Lau
Universidade de Aveiro, Departamento de Electrónica, Telecomunicações e Informática
IEETA - Instituto de Engenharia Electrónica e Telemática de Aveiro
Campus Universitário Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Phone: +351 234 370500, Fax: +351 234 370545,
http://www.ieeta.pt/~lau; Email: nunolau at ua.pt

António Paulo G. M. Moreira
FEUP - Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
INESC TEC - Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores do Porto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n, 4200-465, Porto, Portugal
Phone: +351 22 508 14 00, Fax : +351 22 508 14 40,
http://paginas.fe.up.pt/~amoreira ; Email: amoreira at fe.up.pt

Carlos Cardeira
IST - Instituto Superior Técnico
IDMEC - Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica
Av. Rovisco Pais, 1
1049-001 LISBOA, Portugal
Phone: +351 21 841 73 51Fax: +351 21 841 96 34,
http://www1.dem.ist.utl.pt/cardeira/; Email: carlos.cardeira at ist.utl.pt

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