[robotics-worldwide] CfP: AGI 2013 Special Session on Cognitive Robotics

Fulvio Mastrogiovanni fulvio.mastrogiovanni at unige.it
Fri Mar 1 01:40:21 PST 2013

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*** Deadline extended! ***

Call for Papers

The AGI 2013 Special Session on Cognitive Robotics

Cognitive Robotics: Joint Perception, Representation, Action and Learning
co-located with the 6th Conference on Artificial General Intelligence 
(AGI 2013)

** Motivation

Robot intelligence is a property of complex robot systems which interact 
with real-world environments (including robots themselves). As we expect 
robots to leave safe lab settings and venture into the real-world to 
take part to our everyday life, either at home or in public spaces, the 
concept of Artificial Intelligence as a separable and somewhat peculiar 
part of robot architectures shows its intrinsic limitations.

The stress on joint perception, representation, action and learning as a 
theme for this special session is motivated by introducing novel 
Artificial General Intelligence principles and methods at various levels 
of robot architectures, with respect to both hardware and software 
components. It is apparent that, in order to cope with the plethora of 
situations, events, objects, places and humans the world is full of, 
robot intelligence "as it is" is rather insufficient.

This motivates a broad set of activities to enforce the use of 
Artificial General Intelligence techniques in Robotics, involving such 
different - yet intertwined - research areas as multi-modal perception, 
learning, representation and reasoning.

** Proceedings

Proceedings of this event will be part of the main AGI-13 proceedings.

** Topics

The special session will be part of the 6th Conference on Artificial 
General Intelligence, Beijing, China, August 2013. The special session 
organizers warmly invite you to submit articles as well as proposals for 
demonstrations. The deadline for paper submission is the same of the 
main AGI 2013 conference, i.e., March 1, 2013. Articles should describe 
novel work at the intersection between Robotics, cognition and 
Artificial General Intelligence. Topics include, but are not limited to:

- Robot perception and cognition
- Multi-modal perception
- Robot learning frameworks
- Novel learning approaches
- Knowledge representation
- Robot knowledge bootstrapping
- Epigenetic approaches to build robot minds
- Reasoning
- Artificial consciousness
- Relationships between robot morphology and robot mind
- Novel cognitive architectures
- Novel concepts in Human-Robot interaction
- Relationships between AGI and speech in robots
- SW architectures supporting AGI in robots

All the submissions will undergo a single-blind peer-review process. All 
the manuscripts will be reviewed by at least two reviewers, who will be 
selected among the organizers and the members of the program committee. 
The authors will be notified whether their contributions are accepted or 
not by April 20, 2013. Camera-ready versions of accepted papers are due 
on May 15, 2013.

** Author Instructions

Papers should be formatted conforming to Springer LNAI series template, 
which can be found at


for both LaTeX and Word. In particular, perspective authors should use 
the "LNCS Proceedings and Other Multiauthor Volumes" template. Papers 
must be written in English and submitted in PDF format. Two types of 
submissions are possible: (i) full papers (up to 10 pages), describing 
original research in the areas above and (ii) technical communications 
(up to 4 pages), including preliminary results, ideas, commentary and 
position papers.

** Submission

All the papers in PDF format have to be submitted by sending an e-mail 
to Fulvio Mastrogiovanni at

fulvio.mastrogiovanni at unige.it.

In case the first author of the submission is a student, this should be 
clearly stated in the submission e-mail, in order for the paper to be 
considered for the Best Student Paper prize. Furthermore, since AGI 2013 
will include also a Demonstration session, papers with an accompanied 
demonstration are particularly welcome.

** Key Dates

March 8 2013: Full paper submission (extended!)
April 20, 2013: Acceptance notification
May 15, 2013: Submission deadline of camera-ready version
July 31 -- August 3, 2013: Conference

** Special Session Organizers

Nak Young Chong, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
David Hanson, Hanson Robotics, USA
Fulvio Mastrogiovanni, University of Genoa, Italy
Il Hong Suh, Hanyang University, South Korea

** Program Committee

Rachid Alami, LAAS/CNRS, France
Antonio Chella, University of Palermo, Italy
Minho Lee, Kyoungpook National University, South Korea
Daniele Nardi, University La Sapienza, Italy
Lorenzo Riano, UC Berkely, CA, USA
Ales Ude, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Bum-Jae You, CHIC of KIST, South Korea

** Contact

For further inquiries, please e-mail Fulvio Mastrogiovanni at 
fulvio.mastrogiovanni at unige.it

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