[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] International RoboCup Symposium 2015 - 2nd CFP

Gerald Steinbauer steinbauer at ist.tugraz.at
Sun Feb 22 23:50:34 PST 2015

(apologies for possible duplicates)

2nd Call for Papers

RoboCup International Symposium 2015

Hefei, China
July 23rd, 2015



The 19th Annual RoboCup International Symposium will be held in
conjunction with RoboCup 2015. The Symposium is a primary venue for
presentation and discussion of scientific contributions to a variety
of research areas related to all RoboCup divisions (RoboCup Soccer,
RoboCup Rescue, RoboCup at Home, RoboCup at Work, and RoboCup
Junior). Its scope includes, but is not restricted to, research and
educational activities in robotics and artificial intelligence.

Due to its interdisciplinary nature, the Symposium offers a unique
venue for exploring both theory and practice in wide spectrum of
research fields. The experimental, interactive, and benchmark
character of the RoboCup initiative presents an opportunity to
disseminate novel ideas and promising technologies, rapidly adopted
and field-tested by a large, and still growing, community.


We solicit submissions of papers reporting high-quality, original
research with relevance to the areas mentioned below. Researchers in
these areas, even if not actively participating in RoboCup teams, are
urged to submit their work. We welcome both papers describing real-
world research and papers reporting theoretical results, as well as
combinations thereof.  We also encourage the submission of high-
quality overview articles for any field related to the general scope
of RoboCup.

The proceedings of the RoboCup International Symposium are published
and archived within the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Artificial
Intelligence (LNAI) series. Submitted papers are limited to 12 pages
formatted according to the LNAI requirements
(http://www.springer.com/series/1244) and must be electronically
submitted through the symposium web site:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=robocupsymposium2015  All
contributions are peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers.


To encourage open-source release of hardware and software components,
a special track on open-source development will be part of the 2015
RoboCup International Symposium. Contributions to this track are
limited to eight pages, formatted according to LNAI requirements.
Contributions should include evidence of impact of the released
component on the RoboCup community. Review of these contributions
will be based on technical contribution and benefit to the RoboCup


* Submission of full papers: March 20th, 2015.
* Notification to authors: May 11th, 2015.
* Submission of camera-ready copies: May 22nd, 2015.
* RoboCup 2015 Symposium: July 23rd, 2015.


* Luis Almeida, Univ. of Porto, Portugal / Mälardalen Univ., Sweden
* Jianmin Ji, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei,
* Sean Luke, George Mason University, Washington, DC, USA
* Gerald Steinbauer, Graz University of Technology, Austria


* Robot Hardware and Software
- mobile robotics
- humanoid robotics
- sensors and actuators
- embedded and mobile devices
- robot construction and new materials
- robotic system integration
- robot software architectures
- robot programming environments and languages
- real-time and concurrent programming
- robot simulators

* Perception and Action
- 3D perception
- distributed sensor integration
- sensor noise filtering
- real-time image processing and pattern recognition
- motion and sensor models
- sensory-motor control
- robot kinematics and dynamics
- high-dimensional motion control

* Robot Cognition and Learning
- world modeling and knowledge representation
- learning from demonstration and imitation
- localization, navigation, and mapping
- planning and reasoning
- decision making under uncertainty
- reinforcement learning
- complex motor skill acquisition
- motion and sensor model learning

* Multi-Robot Systems
- team coordination methods
- communication protocols
- learning and adaptive systems
- teamwork and heterogeneous agents
- dynamic resource allocation
- adjustable autonomy

* Human-Robot Interaction
- human-robot interfaces
- speech synthesis and natural language generation
- visualization
- emotion recognition
- understanding human intent
- affect detection and synthesis
- robot response to external disturbances
- safety and dependability

* Education and Edutainment
- Robotics and Artificial Intelligence education
- educational robotics
- robot kits and programming tools
- robotic entertainment

* Applications
- search and rescue robots
- robotic surveillance
- service and social robots
- robots at home

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