[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CfP - ECAI 2014 Workshop on Multi-Agent Coordination in Robotic Exploration

Jan Faigl faiglj at fel.cvut.cz
Mon Jun 2 11:55:16 PDT 2014

EXTENDED DEADLINE : June 25, 2014.

Note the low fees to ECAI conference (120€) for students (before June 30).
Fees for the Workshop are 60€.

ECAI 2014: one-day workshop on

Multi-Agent Coordination in Robotic Exploration

August 18, 2014, Prague

Topics of the Workshop:
 - Distributed algorithms and decentralized approaches for coordination and exploration
 - Robustness of the exploration policies
 - Optimization and level of cooperation in multi-agent/robot systems
 - Communication complexity in multi-robot systems
 - Bio-inspired and novel computational decision-making approaches
 - Benchmarks, performance metrics, and methodology of experimenting


Workshop Paper Submission:         June 25, 2014
Notification of Acceptance:        June 5, 2014
Camera Ready Deadline:             July 13, 2014
Workshop:                          August 18, 2014

Call for Papers

Robotic exploration is a fundamental problem in mobile robotics that
addresses one of the most challenging application scenarios to provide an
efficient approach to collect information about an unknown environment.
There are many motivational scenarios for practical deployment of mobile
robots and probably even more approaches promising benefits from
deploying several mobile robots. However, what are the real performance
guarantees of the modern sophisticated exploration strategies? Do the
novel methods and experimental demonstrations provide qualitatively
better results in a new principle way or are these improvements only the
results of a better tuning for the particular platforms and scenarios?
What is the bridge between algorithmic complexity and robotic
limitations? How to define scalable solutions?

The goal of the workshop is to foster a discussion about approaches and
paradigms studied in artificial intelligence (AI) and multi-agent system
(MAS) communities with the robotic limitations and requirements arising
from their practical deployment in multi-robot exploration. In
particular, the workshop is intended to explore the aforementioned
questions within the context of the following scientific challenges:

How balancing algorithmic (MAS) complexity and robotics limitation?
How to measure performance in multi-robot exploration?
How to facilitate the robotic deployment of AI strategies?
What are the robotic limitations needed to be considered in the
exploration strategies? What are the multi-robot benchmarks allowing
qualitative and quantitative comparisons? What is the niche of
multi-agent coordination mechanisms and capabilities of nowadays
multi-robot systems?

Wolfram Burgard, University of Freiburg, Germany (to be confirmed)

 - Distributed algorithms and decentralized approaches
 - Robustness of the exploration policies
 - Level of cooperation
 - Communication complexity
 - Bio-inspired and novel computational decision-making approaches
 - Benchmarks, performance metrics, and methodology of experimenting


Submitted papers should be six pages in length in the IEEE Computer
Society two-column camera-ready format. It can be prepared either with
the Word template or the Latex package available at
http://www.computer.org. Submissions must be made electronically as a
single Portable Document Format (PDF) file via the workshop submission
site at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=macorex14

Jan Faigl           Czech Technical University in Prague, Agent Technology Center, Czech Republic
Olivier Simonin     INSA de Lyon, CITI-Inria lab, France


Amigoni, F.         Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Charpillet, F.      INRIA, France
Faigl, J.           Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Franchi, A.         CNRS LAAS laboratory, France
Hollinger, G.       Oregon State University, USA
Kaminka, G.         Bar Ilan University, Israel
Lucidarme, P.       LISA Lab. Université d'Angers, France        
Matignon, L.        Université Lyon 1, LIRIS lab, France
Simonin, O.         INSA de Lyon , CITI-Inria Lab., France
Stachniss, C.       University of Bonn, Germany

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