[robotics-worldwide] Reminder: CfP for the AAAI-13 Workshop on Intelligent Robotic Systems

Tekin Mericli tekin.mericli at boun.edu.tr
Wed Mar 27 03:14:57 PDT 2013

Dear all,

This is a kind reminder that the deadline for submitting your contributions
to the AAAI-13 Workshop on Intelligent Robotic Systems is approaching fast:

The AAAI-13 Workshop on Intelligent Robotic Systems
July 14-15, 2013
Bellevue, Washington, USA
URL: http://people.csail.mit.edu/gdk/irs/



We invite contributions describing research aimed at developing intelligent
robot systems, with an emphasis on complete systems that integrate AI
techniques to achieve intelligent behavior.  Papers that provide a
high-level overview of existing work or summarize the results of an
extended research program along these lines are most welcome, as are papers
that integrate two usually distinct areas of research.

Interested participants may submit either full-length papers (up to 6 pages
in AAAI format) or short papers/extended abstracts (2 pages) in PDF format
to irs.aaai2013.ws at gmail.com.

-- Workshop Description --

Robots have long been imagined as mechanical workers, operating alongside
us in our daily lives. However, if robots are to leave the confines of
highly structured laboratory environments, and succeed at unstructured,
everyday tasks, they will require substantial intelligence and dexterity.
The problem of designing complete, intelligent robotic systems presents us
with the opportunity to develop fully fledged agents that interact with the
real world, and the challenge of coping with the complexity and uncertainty
that such interaction entails.

However, the field of AI has fragmented into many challenging subfields
that require and often reward isolation and specialization. Consequently,
there is a lack of mainstream AI venues for publishing integrative research
that combines techniques from multiple different fields to achieve a
working robot system capable of complex behavior, addresses the technical
challenges that such integration efforts present, and investigates the
important research questions posed by such complex systems. Such research
speaks to the original impulse behind AI, creates an immensely rich source
of research questions that address real-world problems, and should be
considered a valid endeavor in its own right.

In order to encourage the integration of various research streams from AI,
robotics, and other relevant disciplines, this workshop aims to bring
together a diverse and multidisciplinary group of researchers interested in
designing intelligent robotic systems. The workshop will fall over two
days, and include a poster session, discussion sessions, and invited talks
in addition to the paper sessions.

-- Important Dates --

Submit manuscripts by: April 3, 2013
Acceptance notification: April 19, 2013
Camera-ready submission: May 9, 2013
Workshop: July 14-15, 2013

-- Organizing Committee  --

Byron Boots, University of Washington
Nick Hawes, University of Birmingham
Todd Hester, University of Texas at Austin
George Konidaris, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tekin Meriçli, Boğaziçi University
Lorenzo Riano, University of California, Berkeley
Benjamin Rosman, University of Edinburgh
Peter Stone, University of Texas at Austin


Tekin Mericli, MSCS
Ph.D. Candidate
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Department of Computer Engineering
Bogazici University
Istanbul, Turkey

E-Mail: tekin.mericli at boun.edu.tr
WWW: http://tekin.mericli.com

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