[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Papers - 2nd ICAPS Workshop on Planning and Robotics (PlanRob 2014)

AndreA Orlandini andrea.orlandini at istc.cnr.it
Fri Feb 7 02:05:26 PST 2014

[Apologies for multiple copies of this announcement]

** NEW ** All the accepted workshop papers will have the opportunity to 
be presented at the ICAPS conference poster session **



2nd ICAPS Workshop on Planning and Robotics


Portsmouth, U.S.A., June 22/23, 2014

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 community. 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.

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, its goal is to 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 presenting a stimulating environment where 
researchers could discuss about the opportunities and challenges for P&S 
when applied to Robotics.

The first edition of the PlanRob workshop 
(http://icaps13.icaps-conference.org/workshops/planrob) has gathered a 
very positive feedback and a major follow up was the organization of the 
ICAPS 2014 Robotics Track 
chaired by Felix Ingrand and Leslie Kaebling. This second edition of the 
PlanRob workshop has been proposed in synergy with this track to further 
enforce the original goal and to maintain a more informal forum where 
also more preliminary/visionary work can be discussed as well as more 
direct and open interactions/discussions may find the right place. 
Finally, even less mature works may find space, benefit of suitable 
feedback and contribute to stimulate discussions.

Topics of interest include, but not limited to:
- 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: February 20, 2014
Notification of acceptance: March 20, 2014
Workshop Date: June 22-23, 2014 (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 2014 EasyChair website: 
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.

An additional dissemination opportunity for workshop papers has been 
setup this year, courtesy of the ICAPS chairs. A paper appearing in an 
ICAPS workshop is also welcome to have a poster in the ICAPS poster 
session during the main conference.

The organizers will investigate the availability of journal editors in 
order to invite higher quality papers from the PlanRob 2014 edition to a 
special issue or post-proceedings volume.

Any additional questions can be directed towards the general workshop
contact email: planrob14 at easychair.org

Organization Chairs

Alberto Finzi,
alberto.finzi at unina.it

Andrea Orlandini
andrea.orlandini at istc.cnr.it

Programme Committee
Rachid Alami (LAAS-CNRS, France)
Amedeo Cesta (ISTC-CNR, Italy)
Alberto Finzi (Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy)
Robert Fitch (University of Sydney, Australia)
Malik Ghallab (LAAS-CNRS, France)
Joachim Hertzberg (University of Osnabrueck, Germany)
Andreas Hofmann (MIT, USA)
Felix Ingrand (LAAS-CNRS, France)
Leslie Kaebling (MIT, USA)
Sven Koenig (University of Southern California, USA)
Jonas Kvarnström (Linköpings University, Sweden)
Daniele Magazzeni (King's College, UK)
Dinesh Manocha (University of North Carolina, USA)
Maria Dolores Moreno (Universidad de Alcala, Spain)
Karen Myers (SRI, USA)
Daniele Nardi (Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy)
Andrea Orlandini (ISTC-CNR, Italy)
Frederic Py (MBARI, USA)
Alessandro Saffiotti (Orebro University, Sweden)
Kanna Rajan (MBARI, USA)
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)

AndreA Orlandini PhD

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