[robotics-worldwide] [journals] CFP: Special Issue of Robotics on "Representations and Reasoning for Robotics"

Nicola Bellotto nbellotto at lincoln.ac.uk
Sat Jun 21 03:01:57 PDT 2014

Call for Papers

Special Issue of Robotics on "Representations and Reasoning for Robotics"


Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2014

As the field of robotics matures, the development of ever more intelligent
robots becomes possible. However, robots deployed in homes, offices and other
complex domains are faced with the formidable challenge of representing,
revising and reasoning with incomplete domain knowledge about their
capabilities, their environments, and how the former interacts with the

Many algorithms have been developed for qualitatively and quantitatively
representing and reasoning with knowledge and uncertainty. Unfortunately,
research contributions in this area are fragmented, making it difficult for
researchers with different expertise to share advances in their respective
fields. The objective of this special issue is therefore to promote a deeper
understanding of recent breakthroughs and challenges in knowledge
representation and reasoning for robots. We are interested in efforts that
integrate, or motivate an integration of algorithms for knowledge
representation and/or commonsense reasoning, on one or more robots, in
different application domains.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

- Knowledge acquisition and representation
- Symbolic and probabilistic representations
- Reasoning with incomplete knowledge
- Interactive and cooperative decision-making
- Learning and symbol grounding
- Qualitative representations and reasoning

We particularly encourage the submission of papers that ground these topics in
research areas such as robot perception, human–robot (and multirobot)
collaboration, and robot planning.

Guest Editors

Dr. Nicola Bellotto
(University of Lincoln, UK)

Dr. Nick Hawes
(University of Birmingham, UK)

Dr. Mohan Sridharan
(The University of Auckland, New Zealand)

Prof. Daniele Nardi
("Sapienza" Universita' di Roma, Italy)


Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under
consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings
papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide
for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is
available on the Instructions for Authors page. Robotics is an international
peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Dr Nicola Bellotto
School of Computer Science
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
Lincoln, LN6 7TS
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1522 886080

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