[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP IROBOT'2019 - 9th Int. Them. Track on Intelligent Robotics

Nuno Lau nunolau at ua.pt
Tue Mar 12 10:11:11 PDT 2019

(apologies for cross-posting)
9th International Thematic Track on Intelligent Robotics 

To be held at EPIA 2019, September 3-6, 2019 
Vila Real, Portugal 
epia2019 at utad.pt

The EPIA Conference on Artificial Intelligence is a well-established 
European conference in the field of AI. The 19th edition, EPIA 2019, 
will take place in Vila Real in September 3rd-6th, 2019.
This international conference is hosted with the patronage of the 
Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence (APPIA).
Its purpose is to promote research in all areas of Artificial Intelligence
(AI), covering both theoretical/foundational  ssues and applications, and 
the scientific exchange among researchers, engineers and practitioners in 
related disciplines.
EPIA 2019 will feature a set of thematic tracks, covering a wide spectrum 
of AI topics.
Conference Proceedings includes a book published by Springer LNCS/LNAI.

## Important Dates 

15 Apr 2019: Paper Submission Deadline 
31 May 2019: Author Notification/Registration Open 
15 Jun 2019: Camera-Ready Deadline
3-6 Sep 2019: EPIA'2019 Conference 

## Keynote Speakers

- Marco Dorigo 
  Swarm robotics: recent results and new research directions

- Michael Wooldridge
  Understanding Equilibrium Properties of Multi-Agent Systems

- Albert Bifet
  Machine Learning for Data Streams

## IROBOT Description 

IROBOT'2019 poses itself as a follow-up on the previous eight International
Thematic Tracks/Workshops on Intelligent Robotics held at EPIA since 2005. 
Its main purpose is to bring together researchers, engineers and other 
professionals interested in the application of AI techniques in real/simulated
robotics to discuss current work and future directions.

Robotics, from the point of view of AI, has been an important 
application field, from which AI has also gained. Namely, the dynamic 
and unforeseen nature of the environment, especially for mobile robots,
has fostered research in these aspects of AI. Together with the developments
in Robotics Research, the use of Robotics in industry and services has 
changed a lot in recent years. New paradigms and approaches for industrial 
robots and service robots have emerged, for example, on mobile robots 
learning, localization, mapping and navigation in unstructured environments. 
IROBOT 2019 will discuss these new developments on industrial and service 
robotics with focus on robot learning.

## Topics of Interest 

The Thematic Track will be structured around the following themes: 

- Adaptive and flexible industrial robotics
- Agriculture robots
- AI Planning for robotics 
- Autonomous vehicles 
- Cognitive robotics 
- Computer vision and object recognition 
- Coordination in robotics 
- Evolutionary robotics and reactive intelligence 
- Human-robots interface and interaction 
- Humanoid robotics 
- Intelligent buildings and warehouses 
- Intelligent transportation systems 
- Mobile robots localization and navigation 
- Modelling and simulating complex robots 
- Multi-Robot systems 
- Field Robots 
- Real-time reactivity 
- Robot behaviour engineering
- Robot learning and adaptation 
- Robotic surveillance 
- Sensor fusion 

This topics' list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the 
topics, and authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related 
topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in the thematic track main 

## Paper Submission 

Authors are invited to submit original research contributions or 
experience reports in English. Scientific or technical articles describing 
state-of-the-art techniques, algorithms, systems, environments, problems 
or applications relevant to the area of Intelligent Robotics may 
be submitted. Papers discussing application transfer from simulated to 
real robots and papers showing socially useful robotic applications 
generated by participations in robotic competitions are also welcome. 
Although the main focus is on robot learning, there will be space for 
reporting research in AI applied to other types of robots. 

Submissions must follow the guidelines specified in the EPIA'2019 site. 
The Springer LNCS format must be used (instructions in 
The length of submitted full papers must not exceed 12 pages. Authors must remove 
their names from the submitted papers, and should take reasonable care 
not to indirectly disclose their identity. Paper submissions will be made 
in PDF format, through the submission page:

Three program committee members will be assigned to review each 
paper. Acceptance will be based on the paper's significance, technical 
quality, clarity, relevance and originality. Accepted papers, must be 
presented at the conference by one of the authors. Accepted papers will 
be scheduled for presentation, which requires that at least one of the 
authors should register at the Conference. All accepted papers will be 
published in the Conference Proceedings. 

## IROBOT'2019 Organizing Committee 

Nuno Lau (University of Aveiro, Portugal, nunolau at ua.pt) 
João Alberto Fabro (Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Brazil) 
Fei Chen (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy)
Luis Paulo Reis (Universidade do Porto, Portugal) 

## Program Committee 

André Marcato, Universidade Federal de Juíz de Fora, Brazil 
André Scolari Conceição, Univ. Federal da Bahia, Brazil 
Anna Helena Costa, EPUSP, São Paulo, Brazil
António José Neves, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal 
António Paulo Moreira, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Armando Pinho, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal  
Armando Sousa, Universidade do Porto, Portugal 
Axel Hessler, TU Berlin, Germany 
Brígida Mónica Faria, Politécnico do Porto, Portugal 
Carlos Carreto, Instituto Politécnico da Guarda, Portugal 
César Analide, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Chengxu Zhou, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Fanny Ficuciello, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Fernando Osório, Universidade São Paulo/SC, Brazil 
Jorge Dias, ISR, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Josemar Rodrigues de Souza, Brazil 
Liming  Chen, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
Luís Correia, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Luis Moreno, Universidad Carlos III Madrid, Spain 
Luis Seabra Lopes, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal 
Marco Dorigo, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Maxime Petit, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
Mikhail Prokopenko, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
Nicolas Jouandeau, Paris8 University, France
Nikolaos Tsagarakis, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Paulo Urbano, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal 
Qinyuan Ren, Zhejiang University, China
Reinaldo Bianchi, IIIA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain 
Saeed Shiry Ghidary, Amirkabir University, Iran 
Sanem Sariel, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey 
Yan Wu, Institute for Infocomm Research A*STAR, Singapore
Urbano Nunes, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

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