Call: Robotics track at 2016 International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS)

[Among other topics here, note the presence-related “planning for perception” -Matthew]

Call for Papers

ICAPS 2016 ROBOTICS TRACK
The 26th International Conference on
Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2016)

June 12-17, 2016, London, United Kingdom

http://icaps16.icaps-conference.org
(icaps16london@gmail.com for inquiries)

Abstracts due: November 18, 2015
Papers due: November 22, 2015
Notification: January 26, 2016

In 2016 ICAPS will run a robotics track as part of the main conference. Following on from successful events in 2014 and 2015, this will again emphasize the importance and opportunities of reuniting the fields of AI planning and (autonomous) robotics. This provides an opportunity for the AI planning and scheduling community to respond to the challenges that robotics applications pose and contribute to the advance of intelligent robotics. This is also an opportunity for the robotics community to propose integrated solutions, discuss its challenges related to planning for autonomous robots (deliberative, reactive, continuous planning and execution etc.) and present its expectations of the planning and scheduling community.

In this regard, the robotics track aims to present research at the intersection of the fields of robotics and planning & scheduling. We welcome work on the planning, execution and coordination of individual or teams of robots, at the level of tasks, (manipulation) actions, perception, behaviors and motions. Submission of work that has been demonstrated on actual robot systems is specifically encouraged. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • robot motion, path, task and mission planning and execution;
  • learning action and task models;
  • acquisition of planning models for robotics;
  • failure detection and recovery;
  • integrated planning and execution in robotic architectures;
  • planning for long-term autonomy in robotics;
  • planning and coordination methods for multiple robots;
  • mixed-initiative planning and variable autonomy for robotic systems;
  • human-aware planning and execution in human-robot interaction, including safety;
  • adversarial action planning in competitive robotic domains;
  • planning for perception;
  • formal methods for robot planning and control;
  • planning domain representations for robotics applications;
  • 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: http://icaps16.icaps-conference.org

All papers, regardless of length, will be reviewed against the standard criteria of relevance, originality, significance, clarity and soundness, and are expected to meet the same 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 2016 may not be submitted to other conferences or journals during the ICAPS 2016 review period nor may they be already under review or published in other conferences or journals. Overlength papers will be rejected without review.

All submissions will be made electronically, through the EasyChair conference system: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icaps16 Submissions must be in the AAAI format. For more information, see the submission instructions on ICAPS 2016 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 at the conference (full papers will be allocated more time).

IMPORTANT DATES

Abstracts (electronic submission) due: November 18th, 2015
Papers (electronic submission) due: November 22nd, 2015
Notification of acceptance: January 26th, 2015

The reference timezone 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:
Nick Hawes (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
AndreA Orlandini (National Research Council, Italy)

Conference Chairs:
Andrew Coles (King’s College London)
Daniele Magazzeni (King’s College London)

Program Chairs:
Amanda Coles (King’s College London)
Stefan Edelkamp (University of Bremen, Germany)
Scott Sanner (NICTA and ANU, Australia)

Program Committee (to date, more to come):

Anthony Barrett (NASA JPL, USA)
Michael Beetz (Bremen University, Germany)
Sara Bernardini (King’s College, United Kingdom)
Amedeo Cesta (CNR-ISTC, Italy)
Alberto Finzi (University of Napoli “Federico II”, Italy)
Robert Fitch (University of Sydney, Australia)
Malik Ghallab (LAAS-CNRS, France)
Joachim Hertzberg (University of Osnabrück, Germany)
Laura Hiatt, (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
Andreas Hofmann (MIT, USA)
Felix Ingrand (LAAS/CNRS, France)
Erez Karpas (MIT, USA)
Sven Koenig (University of Southern California, USA)
Jonas Kvarnstrom (Linköping University, Sweden)
Maxim Likhachev (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Francisco Melo (Instituto Superior Tecnico/INESC-ID, Spain)
Daniele Nardi (Sapienza University, Italy)
Bernhard Nebel (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Germany)
Tim Niemueller (Aachen University, Germany)
Leslie P. Kaelbling (MIT, USA)
Russell Knight (NASA JPL, USA)
Amit Kumat Pandey (Aldebaran, France)
Federico Pecora (Örebro University, Sweden)
Frederic Py (Faculty of Engineering, Univ. of Porto, Portugal)
Kanna Rajan (Faculty of Engineering, Univ. of Porto, Portugal)
Alessandro Saffiotti (Örebro University, Sweden)
Reid Simmons (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Siddarth Srivastava (Berkeley University, USA)
Manuela Veloso (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

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