[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] EXTENDED DEADLINE *** CFP: ICAPS Workshop on Planning and Robotics

Alberto Finzi alberto.finzi at unina.it
Mon Mar 2 10:45:35 PST 2020

*** The new deadline for paper submission is March 20, 2020***

****** 8th ICAPS Workshop on Planning and Robotics (PlanRob‚ 2020)  ******


                              ICAPS 2020 Workshop

                                 Nancy, France

                            June 14 or June 15, 2020

Call for Papers

Topics and Objectives

AI Planning & Scheduling (P&S) methods are crucial to enable intelligent
robots to perform autonomous, flexible, and  interactive behaviors, but a
deep integration into robotic architectures is needed for their effective
deployment. This requires a close collaboration between researchers from
both the AI and the Robotics communities. In this direction, this workshop
aims at constituting a stable,  long-term forum where researchers from both
the P&S and the Robotics communities can openly discuss about relevant
issues, research and development progress, future directions and open
challenges related to P&S when applied to Robotics.

The PlanRob workshop is proposed in synergy with ICAPS tracks. We are
trying to explore different ways to synchronize with Humans and Robotics
Track but
also with Knowledge Engineering, Integrated Execution and System
Architecture track. The PlanRob WS aims to maintain a more informal forum
where also more preliminary/visionary works can be discussed stimulating
direct and open interactions.

Topics of interest include but not limited to the following:

- planning domain representations for robotics applications;
- mission, path, and motion planning for robots;
- integrated planning and execution in robotic architectures;
- planning and coordination methods for multi-robot teams;
- mixed-initiative planning and sliding autonomy for robotic systems;
- human-aware planning and execution in human-robot interaction;
- adversarial action planning in competitive robotic domains;
- formal methods for robot planning and control;
- P&S methods for optimization and adaptation in robotics;
- benchmark planning domains for robots;
- optimizing behavior in large scale automated or semi-automated systems;
- real-world planning applications for autonomous and intelligent robots.

Important Dates

Paper submission: March 20, 2020
Notification of acceptance: April 6, 2020
Camera-ready version due:TBD
Workshop Date: June 14 or June 15, 2020


There are two types of submissions: short position statements and regular
Position papers are a maximum of 4 (four) pages. Regular papers are a
maximum of 10 (ten) pages.

All papers should be typeset in the AAAI style, described at:

 removing AAAI copyright.

Accepted papers will be published on the workshop website and printed as
a hard-copy. The papers must be submitted in a PDF format via EasyChair


Notice that papers under review (e.g., submitted to IJCAI-2020) are also
welcome, however, in order to avoid potential conflicts these manuscripts
should be
prepared as anonymous submissions for a double blind reviewing process.

The organizers will investigate the availability of journal editors in
order to invite a selection of accepted papers from the workshop to a
issue or post-proceedings volume.

Organization Chairs

Michael Cashmore,
University of Strathclyde, U.K.
Michael.cashmore at strath.ac.uk

Alberto Finzi,
Università di Napoli "Federico II", Italy
alberto.finzi at unina.it

AndreA Orlandini
Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC-CNR), Italy
andrea.orlandini at istc.cnr.it

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