[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] ICAPS 2018 Robotics Track: Second CFP

Bernardini, Sara Sara.Bernardini at rhul.ac.uk
Sat Oct 28 08:18:32 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 will run a Robotics track, following the successes of the
2014-2017 editions.  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 AI 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=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=0FkaWXgRmq93hXQNzgPUiNUDWVVVv4mZ2J-SQNNDtdE&s=JQd1r6HS5ZeuFZjqvGxYP3JhOEb99qoRJrFY4hKF7JE&e=<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__icaps18.icaps-2Dconference.org_&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=0FkaWXgRmq93hXQNzgPUiNUDWVVVv4mZ2J-SQNNDtdE&s=7bX5tMTyX4BjwXT6LpxGAcJY5g-uEFeVesjGJPJR8CY&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=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=0FkaWXgRmq93hXQNzgPUiNUDWVVVv4mZ2J-SQNNDtdE&s=FisnShmy0j7xA1D0ubugMqkWum9PMB4WZR8x2TLZatA&e=<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.easychair.org_conferences_-3Fconf-3Dicaps2018&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=0FkaWXgRmq93hXQNzgPUiNUDWVVVv4mZ2J-SQNNDtdE&s=o2cXNKcm5MJWfDPmgutYF3tsizf9QqBeCQiMkhxtTzQ&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)

Dr Sara Bernardini
Royal Holloway University of London
ICAPS’18 Publicity Chair

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