[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] 4th ICAPS Workshop on Planning and Robotics (PlanRob) Call for Papers

Alberto Finzi alberto.finzi at unina.it
Wed Jan 20 07:03:31 PST 2016


        [Apologies for multiple copies of this announcement]

                                ** CALL FOR PAPERS **

                     4th ICAPS Workshop on Planning and Robotics
                                   (PlanRob‚ 2016)


                              London, UK, June 13-14, 2016

Topic and Objectives
Robotics is one of the most appealing and natural applicative area for the
Planning and Scheduling (P&S) research activity, however such a natural
interest seems not reflected in an equally important research production
for the Robotics community. In this perspective, the aim of the PlanRob
workshop is twofold. On the one hand, this workshop would constitute a
fresh impulse for the ICAPS community to develop its interests and efforts
towards this challenging research area. On the other hand, it aims at
attracting representatives from the Robotics community to discuss their
challenges related to planning for autonomous robots (deliberative,
reactive, continuous planning and execution etc.) as well as their
expectations from the P&S community.

The PlanRob workshop aims at constituting a stable, long-term forum on
relevant topics concerned with the interactions between Robotics and P&S
communities where researchers could discuss about the opportunities and
challenges of P&S when applied to Robotics.

Started during ICAPS 2013 in Rome (Italy) and followed by a second edition
at ICAPS 2014 in Portsmouth (NH, USA) and a third one at ICAPS 2015 in
Jerusalem (Israel), the PlanRob WS series (http://pst.istc.cnr.it/planrob/)
has gathered very good feedback from the P&S community which is also
confirmed by the organisation of a specific Robotics Track from ICAPS 2014.
This forth edition of the PlanRob workshop has been proposed in synergy
with the Robotics Track chaired by Nick Hawes and Andrea Orlandini to
further enforce its original goals and to maintain a more informal forum
where also more preliminary/visionary work can be discussed as well as more
direct and open interactions/discussions may find the right place.

Topics of interest include but not limited to the following:
- planning domain representations for robotics applications;
- robot motion, path, and mission planning;
- integrated planning and execution in robotic architectures;
- planning and coordination methods for multi-robots;
- mixed-initiative planning and sliding autonomy for robotic systems;
- human-aware planning and execution in human-robot interaction;
- adversarial action planning in competitive robotic domains;
- formal methods for robot planning and control;
- P&S methods for optimization and adaptation in robotics;
- benchmark planning domains for robots;
- real-world planning applications for autonomous robots.

Important Dates
Paper submission: March 4
Notification of acceptance: April 1
Workshop Date: June 13-14

There are two types of submissions: short position statements and regular
papers. Position papers are a maximum of 4 (four) pages. Regular papers are
a maximum of 12 (twelve) pages. Papers should be submitted via the PlanRob
2016 EasyChair website: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=planrob2016
All papers should be typeset in the AAAI style, described at:
http://www.aaai.org/Publications/Author/author.php removing AAAI copyright.
Accepted papers will be published on the workshop website and printed as a

The organizers will investigate the availability of journal editors in
order to invite higher quality papers from the PlanRob 2016 edition to a
special issue or post-proceedings volume.

Any additional questions can be directed towards the general workshop
contact email: mailto:planrob2016 at easychair.org

Organization Chairs
Alberto Finzi,
DIETI - Università di Napoli "Federico II", Italy
alberto.finzi at unina.it

Erez Karpas
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
karpase at technion.ac.il

Programme Committee
Rachid Alami (LAAS-CNRS, France)
Sara Bernardini (King's College, UK)
Amedeo Cesta (ISTC-CNR, Italy)
Marcello Cirillo (Orebro University, Sweden)
Patrick Doherty (Linkoping University, Sweden)
Erez Karpas (Technion, Israel)
Sven Koenig (University of Southern California, USA)
Alberto Finzi (Naples University, Italy)
Robert Fitch (University of Sydney, Australia)
Malik Ghallab (LAAS-CNRS, France)
Felix Ingrand (LAAS-CNRS, France)
Matteo Leonetti (University of Leeds)
Daniele Magazzeni (King's College, UK)
Karen Myers (SRI International, USA)
Daniele Nardi (University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy)
Goldie Nejat (University of Toronto, Canada)
Andrea Orlandini (ISTC-CNR, Italy)
Frederic Py (Independent)
Enrico Scala (ANU, Research School in Computer Science, Australia)
David Smith (NASA Ames, USA)
Tiago Stegun Vaquero (MIT, USA)

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