[robotics-worldwide] [journals] Call for paper - Special Issue on Shared Autonomy

Malte Schilling mschilli at techfak.uni-bielefeld.de
Mon Oct 9 06:52:57 PDT 2017

Dear Colleagues, 

In collaboration with the journal “Frontiers in Neurorobotics” (Impact Factor 2.486), we are launching a special issue on Shared Autonomy. We encourage all interested researchers to submit their papers. 

With best regards,
The workshop organizers

	Malte Schilling (CITEC Bielefeld, Germany),
	Wolfram Burgard (University of Freiburg, Germany), 
	Katharina Muelling (Carnegie Mellon University)
	Helge Ritter (Bielefeld University), 
	and Britta Wrede (Bielefeld University)

Dr. rer. nat. Malte Schilling
Cognitive Interaction Technology - Center of Excellence
Bielefeld University, Postfach 100131, D-33501 Bielefeld
mschilli at techfak.uni-bielefeld.de

Frontiers in Neurorobotics

Special Issue on Shared Autonomy

Call for Papers

Deadline: January 31, 2018

In a more and more hybrid society, we are now getting more involved with artificial agents and robots. We either interact, cooperate, communicate or have to find actions safely not interfering with these. Often, it is desirable that these agents possess some degree of autonomy in order to free us from controlling all the details of operation. For successful interaction, this will require that the artificial autonomous systems are able to handle and coordinate with us.

Typically, such encounters for coordination are quite diverse and we handle them in a very flexible way. This is central to the idea of Shared Autonomy: when multiple autonomous agents act in the same space they have to take care of the actions of the other agents. Shared Autonomy as a concept describes how all the agents can remain autonomous, following overall their own intentions and goals, but at the same time deal with possible conflicts. 

This special issue will address work on how humans and (possibly multiple) agents can act and interact autonomously. It is open for research articles demonstrating such cooperations, approaches to robotic architectures as well as perspectives on shared autonomy.

	- Shared Control in collaborative human-robot tasks
	- Learning and adaptation of coordination patterns in agents
	- Discussion on the concept and possible extensions of Shared Autonomy
	- Representations for collaboration in HRI (intentions, goals, …)
	- Shared decision making
	- Learning and modelling human-robot interaction, human instructions and collaborative behavior
	- Transfer and incremental learning in cooperative tasks and in multi-agent systems
	- Estimating the state and beliefs of other agents
	- Predicting actions and/or motions of other agents

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the "Information for Authors" of the journal and submissions should be done following the Frontiers submission process (Information are given on the homepage of the special issue as well: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__journal.frontiersin.org_researchtopic_6534_shared-2Dautonomy&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=y3VvDCDd0z5N_zA8WkDkMFCBrHDExZJlkADOmvF5ZIw&s=bS5ExmAXfSosRJV_c_TEex0qKoUPFFv6q6MrlEOQwps&e= )
31st of January 2018 - Deadline for manuscript submissions

You are invited to submit an abstract early on (current deadline end of October 2017).

For further information, please contact Malte Schilling (mschilli at techfak dot uni-bielefeld dot de) and see the Frontiers webpage https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__journal.frontiersin.org_researchtopic_6534_shared-2Dautonomy&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=y3VvDCDd0z5N_zA8WkDkMFCBrHDExZJlkADOmvF5ZIw&s=bS5ExmAXfSosRJV_c_TEex0qKoUPFFv6q6MrlEOQwps&e=

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