[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for papers: AAMAS'16 Workshop on Autonomous Robots and Multirobot Systems (ARMS)

Noa Agmon agmon at cs.biu.ac.il
Mon Dec 21 23:53:56 PST 2015


*Autonomous Robots and Multirobot Systems (ARMS) 2016*

A full-day workshop to be held as part of AAMAS-2016 and to accompany the
AAMAS Special Track on Robotics.

May 9 or 10, 2016, Singapore

Website: http://www.cs.biu.ac.il/~agmon/arms2016

AAMAS Website: http://sis.smu.edu.sg/aamas2016


 ** Note fast-track review process for AAMAS short papers, below **

* Important Dates*

  Paper submission deadline: Feb 1, 2016

  Notification of acceptance: March 7, 2016

  Submission of camera-ready version: March 10, 2016


Robots are agents, too. Indeed, agent researchers are sometimes inspired by
robots, sometimes use robots in motivating examples, and sometimes make
contributions to robotics. Both practical and analytical techniques in
agent research influence, and are influenced by, research into autonomous
robots and multi-robot systems. Areas of particular recent
cross-fertilization include (but are not limited to):

 - motion planning and path planning for single and multiple mobile robots

- market-based for coalition formation and task allocation

- machine learning in robotics

- multi-robot teams and swarms

- human-agent-robot teamwork

- analysis of large-scale multi-robot systems and swarms

- decision-theoretic single- and multi-robot planning

- imitation and learning by demonstration/example

- formal methods and control architectures

- canonical robotics problems and benchmarks, such as robotic soccer,
coverage, foraging, or patrolling

Despite the rich cross-fertilization between AAMAS and robotics research
areas, roboticists and agents researchers have only a few opportunities to
meet and interact. The recently established robotics track at AAMAS is one
such opportunity. The goal of the proposed workshop is to extend and widen
this opportunity, by offering a forum where researchers in this area of
research can interact and present promising innovative research directions,
and new results. The workshop is coordinated and associated with the AAMAS
robotics track.

*Submissions and Publication*

The submission website is


Contributions are sought in all areas of robotics, in particular as related
to autonomous agents research, but not necessarily so.

Theoretical papers are welcome, as long as they clearly address challenges
in robotics. Empirical studies should ideally present experiments with real
robots, though physical simulation studies are also acceptable.  Papers
that focus on mechanical aspects and low-level control should make an
effort to relate to the agents community.

 Submissions should follow Springer's LNCS format (see
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html for instructions, or directly
download the latex style file:

 Papers should not exceed 20 pages in length.

 Papers will be reviewed by at least 2 reviewers. Criteria for selection of
papers will include: originality, readability, relevance to themes,
soundness, and overall quality.

 Papers do not have to be anonymized: We do not follow a double-blind
review process.

* Fast-track Review process*

As part of our close coordination with the AAMAS robotics track, we offer a
fast-track review process to papers that have been accepted as "short
papers" (extended abstracts) to the AAMAS conference, in the robotics track
or with a robotics keyword.  For such papers, please include the original
AAMAS paper number with the submission.

*AAMAS selected visionary and best papers:*


AAMAS-2016 is happy to announce that selected workshop papers will be
published by Springer under two books. The aim of these books is to
encourage innovative and visionary papers, even if their research work is
still at a preliminary stage, as well as encourage the submission of good
quality papers in general to all AAMAS-2016 workshops. To achieve these
aims, the first book will be a compilation of the most visionary papers of
the AAMAS-2016 Workshops, where one paper will be selected from each
AAMAS-2016 workshop. This book will be published under Springer’s Lecture
Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) - Hot Topics
<http://www.springer.com/series/558>series. The second book will be a
compilation of the best papers of the AAMAS-2016 Workshops, where again one
paper (different from the selected visionary paper) will be selected from
each AAMAS-2016  <http://www.springer.com/series/1244>workshop. This second
book will be published under Springer’s Communications in Computer and
Information Science (CCIS) <http://www.springer.com/series/7899> series. By
submitting a workshop proposal the workshop organisers commit to perform
this selection in collaboration with the Workshop Co-chairs.

*Organizing Committee*


*, Bar Ilan University, Israel GAL KAMINKA, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Politecnico di Milano, Italy*

* MANUELA VELOSO, Carnegie Mellon, USA MARIA GINI, Univ. of Minneapolis,
USA DANIELE NARDI, "Sapienza" Universita di Roma, Italy PEDRO LIMA,
Institute for Systems and Robotics, Portugal EROL SAHIN , Middle East
Technical University, Turkey*

The contact organizer is Noa Agmon (agmon at cs.biu.ac.il)

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