[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] WAFR 2014 extended submission deadline and other news

Volkan Isler isler at cs.umn.edu
Sun Mar 2 17:23:18 PST 2014

Dear Robotics Researchers,

A couple of updates regarding WAFR 2014:

- The submission deadline has been extended to March 17
- Submission server is now open
- PC information is now available

For details, please visit http://www.wafr.org/

Please find the revised CFP below.

Best regards,
Volkan Isler


11th International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics
August 3-5, 2014
Bogazici University
Istanbul, Turkey


The International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics
(WAFR) is a single-track workshop devoted to recent advances on
algorithmic problems in robotics. The workshop proceedings will be
published in a hardcover volume in the Springer STAR series, and
selected papers will be invited for publication in a special issue of the
International Journal of Robotics Research.

Robot algorithms are a fundamental component of robotic systems. These
algorithms process inputs from sensors that provide noisy and partial
data, build geometric and physical models of the world, plan high-and
low-level actions at different time horizons, and execute these
actions on actuators with limited precision.  The design and analysis
of robot algorithms raise a unique combination of questions from many
fields, including control theory, computational geometry and topology,
geometrical and physical modeling, reasoning under uncertainty,
probabilistic algorithms, game theory, and theoretical computer


The focus of WAFR is on the design and analysis of robot algorithms
from both theoretical and practical angles. The topics of interest are
very broad. We encourage papers on fundamental algorithmic issues,
such as complexity, completeness, machine learning, probabilistic
reasoning, and new programming paradigms, to name a few. We also
encourage papers on applications of robot algorithms to important or
new domains, such as manufacturing, legged locomotion, distributed
robotics, human-robot interaction, surgical robots, intelligent
prosthetics, and brain-controlled robots. Furthermore, robot
algorithms are being applied in domains beyond the traditional scope
of robotics, e.g., computational biology, computer animation, sensor
networks, etc. Papers on these topics are also welcomed.

WAFR 2014 will place strong emphasis on interactions and
discussions among participants.


* Paper submission deadline March 17, 2014
* Notification of acceptance May 12, 2014
* WAFR: August 3-5, 2014
* Final Manuscript September 1, 2014

We look forward to seeing you in Istanbul!

WAFR Co-Organizers:
Levent Akin, Nancy Amato, Volkan Isler and Frank van der Stappen

I. Volkan Isler

Associate Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
University of Minnesota
Tel: +1-612-625-1067

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