[robotics-worldwide] CFP: ICRA 2013 Workshop Networked Multi-Agent Systems: From Theory to Practice

Nora Ayanian nayanian at MIT.EDU
Mon Apr 8 08:49:44 PDT 2013

Apologies for multiple postings.

ICRA 2013 Workshop Networked Multi-Agent Systems: From Theory to Practice

We seek 1 page abstracts for poster/short presentations as part of a half day workshop.

- Abstract submission deadline: April 10, 2013
- Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2013
- Workshop: Monday, May 6, 2013, 14:00 - 18:15
- Conference and Workshop Registration: Now Open (see http://www.icra2013.org/)


Development of new capabilities and theoretical performance guarantees for multi-agent systems has been a topic of primary interest both in the literature and in practical applications. Coordination control allows multi-agent systems to tackle complex tasks, often times with applicability over multiple problem scopes from underwater to aerial to biological arenas. However, the capabilities of these systems inherently depend on communication infrastructures and hinge on the assumption of adequate inter-agent communication.

Networking and communication stands as a roadblock in transitioning theory to application for multi-agent systems. Finding solutions to this problem that are satisfactory both in allowing development of theoretical performance guarantees and that are robust to common challenges in practical implementations such as intermittent connectivity, noise, and interference requires a melding of expertise in both areas.

The goal of this workshop is to discuss recent and targeted advances in networked multi-agent system capabilities, identify the major needs and challenges in translating these capabilities to practical arenas, and encourage an exchanging of ideas from robotics and communication experts to tackle these challenges towards development of high performing and reliable networked multi-agent systems for the real-world.


- Real-time communication in multi-hop networks
- Prioritized communication over multi-agent networks
- Communication-aware multi-robot planning
- Network optimization in realistic communication environments
- Provably correct control in uncertain environments
- Tradeoffs in performance quality, correctness and convergence
- Cooperation and communication in heterogeneous teams
- Coordination with intermittent communication
- Theoretical solutions applicable across air, sea, ground, and biological applications
- Design of experimentation for challenging and supporting theoretical claims
- Anomaly detection in multi-agent systems
- Formal models and methods for real-time systems
- Tradeoffs between guarantees and computational efficiency
- Developing theory to accommodate events inconsistent with assumptions, i.e. loss of global positioning data


Submissions for the session must be made in the PDF format and follow standard ICRA style for the layout (https://ras.papercept.net/conferences/scripts/start.pl). Abstracts are limited to one (1) letter size paper. Abstracts should be sent to networkedagents at googlegroups.com<mailto:networkedagents at googlegroups.com> by April 10, 2013. All contributions will be refereed.

Please refer to the conference web-page: http://www.icra2013.org/

Nora Ayanian, Stephanie Gil, Daniela Rus
MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

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