[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Papers - RoboCup Symposium 2015

Luis Almeida lda at fe.up.pt
Wed Mar 4 14:46:53 PST 2015


(apologies for possible duplicates)

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Call for Papers

RoboCup International Symposium 2015

Hefei, China
July 23rd, 2015

http://www.robocup2015.org/
robocupsymposium2015(at)easychair.org
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OVERVIEW

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.    


SUBMISSION

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.    


DEVELOPMENT TRACK

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 
community.    


IMPORTANT DATES

* 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.


SYMPOSIUM CO-CHAIRS

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


AREAS OF INTEREST

* 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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Luis Almeida
Electrical and Computer Eng. Department
IT - Institute of Telecommunications in Porto
University of Porto - Faculty of Engineering
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Visiting Professor at Malardalen University, Vasteras, Sweden
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