[robotics-worldwide] [meetings](Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to 21 Feb 2014) International IEEE/EPSRC Workshop on Autonomous Cognitive Robotics, niversity of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland, UK, 27-28 March 2014

Erfu Yang erfu.yang at gmail.com
Thu Feb 13 14:25:22 PST 2014

Dear friends   **with advance apologies for any cross-postings**

***By popular demand, the deadline for submitting abstracts (300 words
max.) has now been extended to: Fri, 21 Feb 2014  (Decisions due: 28
Feb 2014)***

The Call for Abstracts below may be of interest - we would very much
appreciate if you could also kindly help circulate the Call to any
interested colleagues and friends.

Details of the Workshop and distinguished invited Speakers can also be
found here: http://www.cs.stir.ac.uk/~ahu/AUTCOGROB2014

Prospective contributors are required to submit an abstract of no more
than 300 words (by the extended deadline: 21 Feb 2014) to:
eya at cs.stir.ac.uk

PhD/research students will benefit from a 50% registration fee discount.

We look forward to seeing you soon in Stirling!

Kindest regards

Prof Amir Hussain, University of Stirling, UK & Prof Kevin Gurney,
University of Sheffield, UK
(Workshop Organisers & Co-Chairs)

Important Dates:  Abstract submissions deadline (extended): 21 Feb 2014;
Decisions Due: 28 Feb 2014
Workshop dates:  Thurs 27- Fri 28 March 2014

Call for Abstracts/Participation

International IEEE/EPSRC Workshop on Autonomous Cognitive Robotics

University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland, UK, 27-28 March 2014


Autonomous Cognitive Robotics is an emerging discipline, fusing ideas
across several traditional domains and seeks to further our
understanding in two problem domains. First, by instantiating brain
models into an embodied form, it supplies a strong test of those
models, thereby furthering out understanding of neurobiology and
cognitive psychology. Second, by harnessing the insights we have about
cognition, it is a potentially fruitful source of engineering
solutions to a range of problems in robotics, and in particular, in
areas such as intelligent autonomous vehicles and assistive
technology. It therefore promises next generation solutions in the
design of urban autonomous vehicles, planetary rovers, and artificial
social (e)companions.

The aim of this 2-day workshop is to bring together leading
international and UK scientists, engineers and industry
representatives, alongside European research network and EU funding
unit leaders, to present state-of-the-art in autonomous cognitive
systems and robotics research, and discuss future R&D challenges and

We welcome contributions from people working in: neurobiology,
cognitive psychology, artificial intelligence, control engineering,
and computer science, who embrace the vision outlined above.  If you
wish to contribute, please email an abstract of not more than 300
words (by 21 Feb 2014) to: eya at cs.stir.ac.uk  Both "works-in-progress"
and fully-developed ideas are welcome.

Selected abstracts will be invited for oral presentation but there
will also be poster sessions. We also welcome people at all stages of
their career to submit. Authors of selected best presentations will be
invited to submit extended papers for publication in a special issue
of Springer's Cognitive Computation journal

Invited Speakers:

Juha Heikkilä, Deputy Head of Unit: Robotics & Cognitive Systems,
European Commission
Prof Vincent Muller, Co-ordinator, EU-Cognition-III: European Network
Dr Ingmar Posner, The Oxford Mobile Robotics Group, University of Oxford, UK
Prof Tony Pipe, Bristol Robotics Laboratory, UK
Prof David Robertson, University of Edinburgh, UK
Prof Mike Grimble, Industrial Systems & Control Ltd., & University of
Strathclyde, UK
Dr Tony Dodd, Dept. of Automatic Control Systems Engineering,
Sheffield University, UK
Prof Derong Liu, University of Illinois, USA & Chinese Academy of
Sciences, Beijing

Workshop Organisers & Co-Chairs:

Prof Amir Hussain, University of Stirling, UK & Prof Kevin Gurney,
University of Sheffield, UK

Important Dates:  Abstract submissions deadline: 21 Feb 2014;
Decisions Due: 28 Feb 2014

Workshop dates:  Thurs 27- Fri 28 March 2014


Registration fees will include lunches, refreshments and a copy of the
Workshop Abstract Proceedings

Early Registration Fee: £100

Early Deadline: 1 Mar 2014

Late Registration Fee: £150

Final deadline: 10 Mar 2014

Registration payment details will be sent on acceptance of Abstract,
or can be obtained by emailing: eya at cs.stir.ac.uk  They will also be
available on-line: http://www.cs.stir.ac.uk/~ahu/AUTCOGROB2014

Research students are entitled to a 50% discount (proof of
registration is required), and IEEE Members can benefit from a 15%

Venue, Travel & Accommodation: The Workshop will be held in the
Cottrell Building, Division of Computing Science and Maths, School of
Natural Sciences, at the University of Stirling. Travel directions and
maps can be found at: http://www.stir.ac.uk/about/getting-here/

Accommodation options include the on-Campus Stirling Management Centre
(http://www.smc.stir.ac.uk/), as well as numerous local B&Bs, for
examples, see: http://www.stirling.co.uk/accommodation/guesthouse.htm

Local Organizing Team:

Dr Erfu Yang, Mr. Zeeshan Malik & Ms Grace McArthur

Division of Computing Science & Maths, School of Natural Sciences,
University of Stirling, UK

E-mail: eya at cs.stir.ac.uk
The University of Stirling has been ranked in the top 12 of UK
universities for graduate employment*.
94% of our 2012 graduates were in work and/or further study within six
months of graduation.
*The Telegraph
The University of Stirling is a charity registered in Scotland, number
SC 011159.

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