[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for papers: ICAPS 2018 Robotics Track

Amato, Chris c.amato at northeastern.edu
Mon Oct 9 06:49:55 PDT 2017

== ICAPS 2018 ROBOTICS TRACK -- Call for Papers ==

                 The 28th International Conference on
          Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2018)

               June 24-29, 2018, Delft, The Netherlands


              (icapsrobtrack2018 at gmail.com<mailto:icapsrobtrack2018 at gmail.com> for inquiries)

Abstracts due: November 17, 2017
Papers due: November 21, 2017
Notification:  January 29, 2018

ICAPS is one of the leading AI conferences. Following the successes of the 2014-2017 editions, ICAPS will run a Robotics track. The Robotics track welcomes planning research contributions underlying the integration of AI and autonomous robots. In particular, the ICAPS-2018 Robotics track provides an opportunity for the planning and scheduling community (broadly defined) to submit their work on how to respond to the planning challenges that robotics pose, in terms of the advancement of intelligent robots. We call for papers that present integrated solutions, and overall behavior approaches for autonomous robots, including deliberative, reactive, motion, continuous planning and execution, learning from experience, and human-robot interaction. Furthermore, we also call for the use of planning and scheduling technology in robotics applications. Submissions need to apply or be well grounded in robots.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

    - integrated task and motion planning;
    - planning for long-term autonomy in robotics;
    - integrated planning and execution in robotic architectures;
    - robot motion, manipulation, path, task, and mission planning;
    - human-autonomy teaming;
    - representation, acquisition and learning of planning models for robotics;
    - reinforcement learning of robot behavior policies;
    - explanation models and learning for autonomous robots;
    - robot planning to include safety, ethics, and transparency; failure detection and recovery;
    - planning with uncertainty for reliable robots;
    - multi-robot planning, scheduling/coordination, and execution;
    - 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__icaps18.icaps-2Dconference.org&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rStC00sfV_qVWqlcnmGhKrRoTMim5rLso-FTzVW2NfNyo&m=YrqBAzGAyqcoSB_GiBgq0ugDbOVZozBbsFtC0ZQ316M&s=DIbtd4osWVrFRtGytLv7D3cioJQaWlijnJxNTzu34l0&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 2018 may not be submitted to other conferences or journals during the ICAPS 2018 review period, nor may 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-3Dicaps2018&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rStC00sfV_qVWqlcnmGhKrRoTMim5rLso-FTzVW2NfNyo&m=YrqBAzGAyqcoSB_GiBgq0ugDbOVZozBbsFtC0ZQ316M&s=Evgd3p_DEJKocNwOqrHb6po4mYgQwsyqvH472HDNgkA&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 as part of the main conference (full papers will be allocated more time than short papers).

Important Dates

Abstracts (electronic submission) due: November 17th, 2017
Papers (electronic submission) due: November 21st, 2017
Notification of acceptance:            January 29th, 2018

The reference time-zone 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:
Christopher Amato (Northeastern University, USA)
Daniele Magazzeni (King’s College London, UK)
Manuela Veloso (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

Conference Chairs:
Matthijs Spaan (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Mathijs de Weerdt (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Program Chairs:
Sven Koenig (University of Southern California, USA)
Gabriele Röger (University of Basel, Switzerland)
Christopher Amato
Assistant Professor
College of Computer and Information Science (CCIS)
Northeastern University

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