[robotics-worldwide] CFP: 1st ICAPS Workshop on Planning and Robotics (PlanRob‚2013) Rome, Italy, June 10 or 11, 2013

Felix Ingrand felix at laas.fr
Tue Jan 22 06:26:51 PST 2013

                    *** WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT ***

        [Apologies for multiple copies of this announcement]

                             ** CALL FOR PAPERS **

                             1st ICAPS Workshop on
                              Planning and Robotics


                      Rome, Italy, June 10-11, 2013 (TBC)

Topic and Objectives

Robotics is one of the most appealing and natural applicative area for the Planning and Scheduling (P&S) research activity, however, this potential interest seems not reflected in an equally important research production for the Robotics and Planning communities. 
On the other hand, the fast development of field and social robotics applications poses planning as a central issue in the robotic research with several real-world challenges for the planning community (e.g. continuous planning and execution with real-time constraints, deliberative and dynamic planning integrated with motion planning and reactive control, human-aware planning and execution, formal methods for plan-based autonomy, etc.). 

In this perspective, the goal of this workshop is twofold. From one side, it aims at providing a fresh impulse for the ICAPS community to recast its interests towards robotics problems and applications. On the other side, it would attract representatives from the Robotics community to discuss their challenges related to planning for autonomous robots as well as their expectations from the P&S community. 

The workshop aims at constituting a stable, long-term establishment of a forum on relevant topics concerned with the interactions between Robotics and P&S communities. The workshop would present a stimulating environment where researchers could discuss about the opportunities and challenges for P&S when applied in Robotics.
The workshop will deepen the debate on relevant aspects of application of P&S-based systems for robotic systems such as, but not limited to, the following: 
- planning domain representations for robotics applications;
- robot motion, path and mission planning; 
- integrated planning and execution in robotic architectures; 
- planning and coordination methods for multi-robots; 
- mixed-initiative planning and sliding autonomy for robotic systems;
- human-aware planning and execution in human-robot interaction;
- adversarial action planning in competitive robotic domains;
- formal methods for robot planning and control;
- P&S methods for optimization and adaptation in robotics;
- benchmark planning domains for robots;
- real-world planning applications for autonomous robots.

Important Dates

Paper submission: March 22, 2013
Notification of acceptance: April 19, 2013
Workshop Date: June 11, 2013 (TBC)


There are two types of submissions: short position statements and regular papers. Position papers are a maximum of 2 (two) pages. Regular papers are a maximum of 10 (ten) pages. Papers should be submitted via the PlanRob 2013 EasyChair website: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=planrob2013 
All papers should be typeset in the AAAI style, described at: http://www.aaai.org/Publications/Author/author.php removing AAAI copyright. Accepted papers will be published on the workshop website and printed as a hard-copy.

The organizers will investigate the availability of journal editors in order to invite higher quality papers from the PlanRob 2013 edition to a special issue or post-proceedings volume.

Any additional questions can be directed towards the general workshop 
contact email: planrob13 at easychair.org

Organization Chairs

Alberto Finzi,
finzi at na.infn.it

Felix Ingrand,
felix at laas.fr

Andrea Orlandini
andrea.orlandini at istc.cnr.it

Programme Committee
Amedeo Cesta (ISTC-CNR, Italy)
Tara Estlin (NASA JPL, USA)
Alberto Finzi (Federico II University, Italy)
Maria Fox (King's College, UK)
Malik Ghallab (LAAS-CNRS, France)
Joachim Hertzberg (University of Osnabrueck, Germany)
Felix Ingrand (LAAS-CNRS, France)
Leslie Kaebling (MIT, USA)
Sven Koenig (University of Southern California, USA)
Maria Dolores Moreno (Universidad de Alcala, Spain)
Karen Myers (SRI, USA)
Andrea Orlandini (ISTC-CNR, Italy)
Thierry Peynot (University of Sydney, Australia)
Fiora Pirri (Sapienza University, Italy)
Frederic Py (MBARI, USA)
Alessandro Saffiotti (Orebro University, Sweden)
Reid Simmons (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
David Smith (NASA Ames, USA)
Siddharth Srivastava (UC Berkeley, USA)
Florent Teichteil-Königsbuch (ONERA, France)
Manuela Veloso (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

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