[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] IJCAI-ECAI 2018 Robotics Showcase

Federico Pecora federico.pecora at oru.se
Fri Mar 16 05:47:21 PDT 2018

[Apologies for cross-postings]

== IJCAI-ECAI 2018 Robotics Showcase
== Call for Expressions of Interest
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== DEADLINE (extended): March 30, 2018

We are pleased to present the call for expressions of interest in the
IJCAI-ECAI 2018 Robotics Showcase. IJCAI-ECAI is the major conference
of the worldwide AI community, and the Robotics Showcase will run
alongside its technical program (July 13-19 2018, Stockholm, Sweden).

Robots are a central focus of AI research and development, providing
prime examples of where automated reasoning is necessary to cope with
complex tasks and environments. Developing intelligent robotic systems
reveals challenging and open research questions in AI. Furthermore, AI
methods are garnering increasing interest and applicability in
industrial contexts which involve the use of robots. This exhibition
offers a prime space for exposing both achieved results and new
opportunities for the use of AI in Robotics, and seeks to involve both
researchers and industrial actors interested in the combination of AI
and Robotics. This year’s edition affords exceptionally broad
exposure, as it is part of the Federated AI Meeting (FAIM) that takes
place in Stockholm July 9-19, and includes the AAMAS, ICML, ICCBR and
SoCS conferences.

At present we are seeking expressions of interest for

-- demonstrations and exhibits by universities, research organisations
   or industries;

-- proposals for robot competitions

In keeping with the robotics exhibitions at past editions of IJCAI,
expressions of interest will be evaluated on the following basis:

-- Innovation: What new approaches or advances in AI applied to
   Robotics are shown?

-- Significance: What is the potential impact of the shown development
   in AI and/or Robotics?

-- Technical Quality: How deep are the insights demonstrated in terms
   of AI/Robotics?

-- Understandability: How amenable is the showcase to technical and
   non-technical audiences?

Expressions of interest should include:

-- A short description of the proposing group/company.

-- A description of the robotic technology to be demonstrated, with
   reference to the four criteria above.

-- The minimum amount of space needed to perform the demonstration
   (e.g., the number of tables and size needed, size of the arena if
   required, etc.).

-- The minimum amount of time needed to perform the demonstration.

-- Details of required resources (e.g., internet connection, electric
   power plugs, etc.).

Selected proposals will be provided the required exhibition space at
the conference venue (Stockholmsmässan) for a suitable period of time
during the conference technical program (July 16-19). Note that
attending the IJCAI-ECAI conference is not required.

Expressions of interest should be submitted by email to the Robotics
Showcase chairs (federico.pecora at oru.se, jonas.kvarnstrom at liu.se) no
later than March 30th, 2018.

Important dates

-- Submission of expressions of interest: March 30, 2018.
-- Notification of acceptance: April 9, 2018.

Robotics Showcase chairs

-- Federico Pecora (federico.pecora at oru.se)
-- Jonas Kvarnström (jonas.kvarnstrom at liu.se)

Confidentiality Policy

All submissions will be treated in strict confidence.

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