CFP: Cognitive Robotics'2002

From: Chitta Baral (chitta@asu.edu)
Date: Wed Mar 13 2002 - 19:56:18 MET

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    Dear Colleagues,

    Sorry for multiple postings of this call for papers and participation.

    This should be a great workshop. Please consider participating!!!

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                               CALL FOR PAPER AND PARTICIPATION
           
                                    *** CogRob2002 ***
                        The Third International Cognitive Robotics Workshop

                                    July 28 and/or 29, 2002
                                   Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

                            http://www.ksl.stanford.edu/cogrob2002

                                 Held in conjunction with AAAI-02
                           National Conference on Artificial Intelligence
                                     July 28 - August 1, 2002
                                    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
                                       http://www.aaai.org

    Workshop Description and Call for Papers:
    =========================================
    Research in robotics has traditionally emphasized low-level sensing
    and control tasks including sensory processing, path planning, and
    manipulator design and control. In contrast, research in *cognitive
    robotics* is concerned with endowing robots and software agents
    with higher level cognitive functions that enable them to reason, act
    and perceive in changing, incompletely known, and unpredictable
    environments. Such robots must, for example, be able to reason about
    goals, actions, when to perceive and what to look for, the cognitive
    states of other agents, time, collaborative task execution, etc. In
    short, cognitive robotics is concerned with integrating reasoning,
    perception and action within a uniform theoretical and implementation
    framework.

    This workshop aims to bring together researchers involved in all
    aspects of the theory and implementation of cognitive robots, to
    discuss current work and future directions. While all aspects of
    cognitive robotics are of interest to the workshop, we especially
    welcome discussions and demonstrations of implemented systems.

    CogRob2002 follows the very successful AAAI Fall Symposium 1998 on
    Cognitive Robotics (http://www.dis.uniroma1.it/~cogrob98/)
    held in Orlando and the Second International Cognitive Robotics
    Workshop (http://www-i5.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/LuFG/cogrob2000/)
    held in conjunction with ECAI-2000 in Berlin.

    Call for Participation
    ======================
    Potential participants are invited to submit either a technical paper
    (extended abstract), an overview paper on their ongoing research, a
    position paper, a statement of interest, or a description of an
    implemented system that the authors are willing to demonstrate at the
    workshop. Papers should be no longer than 7 pages with a font
    size of at least 10 points. Others wishing to attend should submit a
    1-2 page description of their work or interest in this area
    (including a short list of related publications). This may include
    specific questions and issues that they feel should be addressed.
    Proposals of panels on specific issues are also welcome.

    Authors who would like to participate in systems demonstrations
    (either live, simulated, or video-taped) should indicate their
    audio-visual and/or computer needs at the time of submission.

    Papers submitted to this workshop are not considered to be archival
    publications. Working notes will be distributed at the workshop, but
    no archival publication will be produced. Hence, authors may submit
    papers that are under review elsewhere, or that will be published
    elsewhere, including KR2002 and AAAI-2002

    All submissions must arrive by MARCH 15, 2002. Electronic submissions
    are
    preferred and should be sent to
       cogrob02@ksl.stanford.edu
    Papers must be in postscript.

    General Contact Information:
    ============================
    Workshop URL: http://www.ksl.stanford.edu/cogrob2002

    For mailing information and other administrative details including
    submission of papers, reviews and final copies, please contact
        cogrob02@ksl.stanford.edu.

    For technical information about the workshop please contact
       Chitta Baral: chitta@asu.edu
       Sheila McIlraith: sam@ksl.stanford.edu

    For general information about the workshop venue, hotels, and
    travel information please see the AAAI-2002 Web Site.
       http://www.aaai.org/Conferences/National/2002/aaai02.html

    Important Dates:
    ================
    March 15, 2002: Deadline for Submission
    April 19, 2002: Notification of Acceptance
    May 3, 2002: Camera Ready Papers Due
    TBD: Deadline for workshop registration of invited participants
    TBD: Deadline for general workshop registration
    July 28 (possibly 29): CogRob2002 Workshop
    July 30 - August 1: AAAI'02 Conference

    Program Committee:
    ==================
    Eyal Amir, U.C. Berkeley, USA
    Chitta Baral (Co-chair), Arizona State University, USA
    Patrick Doherty, Linkoping University, Sweden
    Michael Gelfond, Texas Tech University, USA
    Malik Ghallab, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France
    Kurt Konolige, SRI, USA
    Gerhard Lakemeyer, Aachen University of Technology, Germany
    Sheila McIlraith (Co-chair), Stanford University, USA
    John-Jules Meyer, Utrecht University, Netherlands
    Daniele Nardi, Universita' di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
    Bernard Nebel, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet, Germany
    Illah Nourbakhsh, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
    Maurice Paugnaccu, University of New South Wales, Australia
    Murray Shanahan, Imperial College, UK
    Sebastian Thrun, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
    Son Tran New Mexico State University, USA
    Paulo Traverso, Institute for Scientific and Technological Research,
    Italy



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