[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Papers - Robotics Track - ICAPS 2017

AndreA Orlandini andrea.orlandini at istc.cnr.it
Fri Nov 4 02:46:42 PDT 2016

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            == ICAPS 2017 ROBOTICS TRACK -- Call for Papers ==

                       The 27th International Conference on
                Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2017)

                     June 18-23, 2017, Pittsburgh (PA), USA

                    (icapsrobtrack2017 at gmail.com for inquiries)

Abstracts due: November 18, 2016
Papers due:    November 22, 2016
Notification:  January 26, 2017

ICAPS will run a Robotics track as part of the main conference, 
following the successes of the 2014, 2015 and 2016 edition.  The 
Robotics track will emphasize the opportunities that emerge from 
integrating the fields of AI planning and autonomous robotics. The 
ICAPS-2017 Robotics track provides an opportunity for the AI planning 
and scheduling community to respond to the challenges that robotics 
applications pose, and to contribute to the advancement of intelligent 
robotics. This is also an opportunity for the robotics community to 
propose integrated solutions, discuss challenges related to planning for 
autonomous robots (deliberative, reactive, continuous planning and 
execution, etc.), and to showcase the use of planning and scheduling 
technology in robotics applications.

The robotics track welcomes work on task, motion, and manipulation 
planning, plan execution, execution monitoring and failure recovery, 
task-level coordination of robots, and planning for perception. 
Submission of work that has been demonstrated on actual robot systems is 
specifically encouraged. Topics include, but are not limited to:

     robot motion, manipulation, path, task, and mission planning;
     combined task and motion planning;
     representation, acquisition and learning of planning models for 
     failure detection and recovery;
     planning with uncertainty for reliable robots;
     integrated planning and execution in robotic architectures;
     multi-robot planning, scheduling/coordination, and execution;
     planning for long-term autonomy in robotics;
     mixed-initiative planning and variable/[adjustable] autonomy for 
robotic systems;
     human-aware planning and execution in human-robot interaction, 
including safety;
     planning for cognitive robotics;
     adversarial action planning in competitive robotic domains;
     planning for perception;
     formal methods for robot planning and control;
     benchmark planning domains for robots;
     real-world planning applications for autonomous robots.

Author Guidelines

Authors may submit long papers (8 pages plus up to one page of 
references) or short papers (4 pages plus up to one page of references). 
The type of paper must be indicated at submission time. For more 
information, see: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__icaps17.icaps-2Dconference.org&d=DgIDbA&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=fQzHcVuJpnr9cm4oP0y5xXVbMnyB-Iw7i7om6xHYfwk&s=81aZOgUKW9kMkyxFhoPlKtOxTcdKr3AKJ-3P4k-FXUc&e= 

Both long and short papers will be reviewed against the standard 
criteria of relevance, originality, significance, clarity and soundness, 
and are expected to meet the high standards set by ICAPS. Short papers 
may be of narrower scope, for example by addressing a highly specific 
issue, or proposing or evaluating a small, yet important, extension of 
previous work or new idea.

Authors making multiple submissions must ensure that each submission has 
significant unique content. Papers submitted to ICAPS 2017 may not be 
submitted to other conferences or journals during the ICAPS 2017 review 
period, nor may they be already under review or published in other 
conferences or journals. Over-length papers will be rejected without review.

All submissions will be made electronically, through the EasyChair 
conference system: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.easychair.org_conferences_-3Fconf-3Dicaps2017&d=DgIDbA&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=fQzHcVuJpnr9cm4oP0y5xXVbMnyB-Iw7i7om6xHYfwk&s=Elg1-QkjzyKyIwCkgGwS1NRbfHLN16Mc79FLE8RBamw&e= 
Submissions must be in the AAAI format. For more information, see the 
submission instructions on the ICAPS 2017 submission page.

The proceedings will be published by AAAI Press. All accepted papers 
will be published in the main conference proceedings and will be 
presented orally at the conference (full papers will be allocated more 

Important Dates

Abstracts (electronic submission) due: November 18th, 2016
Papers (electronic submission) due:    November 22nd, 2016
Notification of acceptance:            January 26th, 2017

The reference timezone for all deadlines is UTC-12. That is, as long as 
there is still some place anywhere in the world where the deadline has 
not yet passed, you are on time!

Organizing Committee

Robotics Track chairs:
AndreA Orlandini (National Research Council, CNR-ISTC, Italy)
Federico Pecora (Örebro University, Sweden)
Reid Simmons (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

Conference Chairs:	
Stephen F. Smith (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Laura Barbulescu (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

Program Chairs:
Jeremy Frank (NASA Ames, USA)
Mausam (Indian Institute of Technology, India)

Program Committee

Rachid Alami (LAAS-CNRS, France)
Michael Beetz (Bremen University, Germany)
Sara Bernardini (University of London, United Kingdom)
Michael Cashmore (King's College, United Kingdom)
Amedeo Cesta (CNR-ISTC, Italy)
Marcello Cirillo (Scania, Sweden)
Louise Dennis (University of Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Alberto Finzi (University of Napoli "Federico II", Italy)
Robert Fitch (University of Sydney, Australia)
Malik Ghallab (LAAS-CNRS, France)
Catherine Harris (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
Nick Hawes (Birmingham University, United Kingdom)
Joachim Hertzberg (University of Osnabrück, Germany)
Laura Hiatt, (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
Andreas Hofmann (MIT, USA)
Felix Ingrand (LAAS/CNRS, France)
Leslie P. Kaelbling (MIT, USA)
Erez Karpas (Technion IIT, Israel)
Russell Knight (NASA JPL, USA)
Sven Koenig (University of Southern California, USA)
Lars Kunz (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
Jonas Kvarnstrom (Linköping University, Sweden)
Bruno Lacerda (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
Maxim Likhachev (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Daniele Magazzeni (King's College London, United Kingdom)]
Masoumeh Mansouri (Örebro University, Sweden)
Francisco Melo (Instituto Superior Tecnico/INESC-ID, Spain)
Lenka Mudrova (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
Daniele Nardi (Sapienza University, Italy)
Tim Niemueller (Aachen University, Germany)
Amit Kumat Pandey (Aldebaran, France)
Stefania Pellegrinelli (CNR-ITIA, Italy)
Ron Petrick (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Kanna Rajan (Norwegian Univ. of Science & Technology/University of Porto)
Benjamin Rosman (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South 
Alessandro Saffiotti (Örebro University, Sweden)
Siddarth Srivastava (Berkeley University, USA)
Manuela Veloso (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Minlue Wang (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)

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