[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Papers: AAMAS'17 Workshop on Autonomous Robots and Multirobot Systems (ARMS)

Noa Agmon agmon at cs.biu.ac.il
Thu Dec 1 11:41:33 PST 2016


*Autonomous Robots and Multirobot Systems (ARMS) Workshop 2017*

A full-day workshop to be held as part of AAMAS-2017 and to accompany the
AAMAS Special Track on Robotics.

May 8 or 9, 2017, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Website: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.cs.biu.ac.il_-7Eagmon_arms2017&d=DgIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=mEAGd9gSuAzSUMP54YjeKmN2agy29b5creRO1Z-RPHE&s=5uJPMlwBeOq1mL7RFM2WgZMhlEyF1m_5kGLTfW0Ke5E&e= 

AAMAS Website: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.aamas2017.org&d=DgIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=mEAGd9gSuAzSUMP54YjeKmN2agy29b5creRO1Z-RPHE&s=wAFFtLBasVvVOpC05sonrKhnQeGkSOOoIx6XW4LIla8&e= 


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

 Important Dates


  Paper submission deadline: Feb 7, 2017

  Notification of acceptance: March 2, 2017

  Submission of camera-ready version: March 17, 2017


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
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.springer.de_comp_lncs_authors.html&d=DgIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=mEAGd9gSuAzSUMP54YjeKmN2agy29b5creRO1Z-RPHE&s=SkvoY0uWFTCcrEsLYZijXvOO-utaoTYGZLPjVKlp9Z4&e=  for instructions, or directly
download the latex style file: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=ftp-3A__ftp.springer.de_pub_tex_&d=DgIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=mEAGd9gSuAzSUMP54YjeKmN2agy29b5creRO1Z-RPHE&s=0Fed8kN7L5gNOZI40SKbCO9SR7JR3M-KmUti_3Dfi4Y&e= 

 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.

Organizing Committee


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

*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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