CFP: URWS II at KI2002: Uncertainty in Robotics and Multi-Agent Systems.

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                  Uncertain Reasoning Workshop II (URWS II):
                Uncertainty in Robotics and Multi-Agent Systems

                                 Workshop at
           25th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI2002)
                   September 16-20, 2002, Aachen, Germany

    The ability to reason with uncertain information is an indispensable
    requirement for modeling intelligent behavior in a complex and dynamic
    environment. This is why uncertain reasoning has become a major research
    topic of AI with many important applications. Especially the challenges of
    cognitive robotics and intelligent agent systems have recently increased
    the demand for appropriate, powerful, and efficient formalisms and
    methodologies to deal with uncertainty, for instance, in sensor
    interpretation, environment modeling, spatial reasoning, planning and
    decision making, self-localization, and motion control.

    This workshop is intended to provide a forum to present and discuss new
    approaches and perspectives to dealing with uncertainty in robotics and
    multi-agent systems. Like its predecessor "Workshop on Uncertainty in AI" at
    KI'2001, its aim is to bring together researchers from different communities
    to improve understanding and cross-fertilization, this time between the area
    of uncertainty in artificial intelligence on the one hand, and the areas of
    robotics and multi-agent systems on the other hand.

    The main focus of the meeting is on uncertainty in robotics and multi-agent
    systems related to the following topics:

       * formalisms for reasoning under uncertainty
         (probabilistic, possibilistic, ...),
       * qualitative versus numerical representations,
       * revision and update of uncertain knowledge,
       * sensor uncertainty and fusion,
       * environment modeling under uncertainty,
       * approximate localization and motion-control,
       * action and planning under uncertainty,
       * user/actor modeling under uncertainty
         (prediction, argumentation, negotiation),
       * ...

    Some perspectives of interest are:

       * theoretical foundations,
       * new methods, systems, and implementations,
       * algorithms and complexity,
       * real-life applications,
       * open problems and future challenges.

    Researchers from the area of uncertainty in AI as well as researchers from
    robotics and multi-agent systems are invited to participate in the workshop.


    For the workshop, we invite full papers on - but not limited to - the themes
    listed above. Submitted papers should not exceed 12 pages (excluding title
    page and references) of standard LaTeX 12pt article format. Work reported
    should not have appeared elsewhere.

    We strongly encourage electronic submission of papers in postscript or pdf
    format. To submit a paper electronically, send an email message to Thomas
    Lukasiewicz (see email addresses below) that includes the following

       * paper title (plain text),
       * author names (plain text),
       * surface mail and email address of contact author (plain text),
       * a short abstract including keywords (plain text),
       * paper body (postscript or pdf format).

    Authors unable to submit papers electronically should send the above four
    items by email and three copies of the complete paper by surface mail to
    Thomas Lukasiewicz (at the address in Rome, see below).

    The proceedings will be published as technical report, which will be
    available at the workshop.


    Submission of papers: June 3, 2002
    Acceptance decision by: June 30, 2002
    Camera ready copy due: July 31, 2002


    Please note that registration for the KI2002 conference is a necessary
    condition for participating in the workshop.


    Gabriele Kern-Isberner
    Fachbereich Informatik
    Lehrgebiet Praktische Informatik VIII
    FernUniversität Hagen
    P.O. Box 940
    D-58084 Hagen, Germany

    Thomas Lukasiewicz
    Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica,
    Università di Roma "La Sapienza"
    Via Salaria 113
    00198 Roma, Italy

    Institut für Informationssysteme
    Technische Universität Wien
    Favoritenstraße 9-11
    A-1040 Wien, Austria

    Emil Weydert
    Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
    Stuhlsatzenhausweg 85
    D-66123 Saarbrücken, Germany


    Wolfram Burgard, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany
    Dieter Fox, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Joachim Hertzberg, Fraunhofer AIS, Sankt Augustin, Germany
    Manfred Jaeger, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Saarbrücken, Germany
    Rudolf Kruse, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany
    Jérôme Lang, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
    Daniele Nardi, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
    Bernhard Nebel, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany
    Maurice Pagnucco, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Fiora Pirri, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
    Alessandro Saffiotti, Örebro University, Sweden


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