Fwd: CFP: CogRob2006 Workshop at AAAI 06, Boston
> [Apologies for multiple copies of this CFP]
> The Fifth International Cognitive Robotics Workshop
> (The AAAI-06 Workshop on Cognitive Robotics)
> Boston, Massachusetts, USA, July 16-17, 2006
> CALL FOR PAPERS
>Submission Deadline: March 31, 2006
>Notification of Acceptance: May 8, 2006
>Submission of camera ready copies: June 1, 2006
>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 in a robust manner. Such
>robots must, for example, be able to reason about goals, actions, resources
>(linear and/or non-linear, discrete and/or continuous, replinishable or
>expendable), 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 with
>a uniform theoretical and implementation framework.
>The use of both software robots (softbots) and robotic artifacts in everyday
>life is on the upswing and we are seeing increasingly more examples of their
>use in society with commercial products around the corner and some already
>onthe market. As interaction with humans increases, so does the demand for
>sophisticated robotic capabilities associated with deliberation and
>high-level cognitive functions. Combining results from the traditional
>robotics discipline withthose from AI and cognitive science has and will
>continue to be central to research in cognitive robotics.
>This workshop aims at bringing together researchers involved in all aspects
>of cognitive robots, and discussing cur-rent 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,
>lessons learned from deployed systems in the real world, developments in
>cognitive psychology and neuro-science relevant for developing more powerful
>computational models of cognition, and on the interplay of cognitive
>robotics with engineering fields such as control theory, mecatronics and
>modern sensing technologies.
>Potential participants are invited to submit either
>* a full length technical paper
>* a statement of interest with a position paper
>For the sake of uniformity, all technical papers should follow the AAAI 2006
>style guide and should be no longer than 8 pages in camera ready format.
>Author names should be included. Please refer to the AAAI style guide for
>details. Please disregard the AAAI submission instructions on this page.
>Simply retrieve the style files from this page and send the final formatted
>version to cogrob06@....
>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. 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.
>If the quality of the submissions is sufficiently high, we may look into the
>possibility of publishing extended versions of selected articles in a
>special journal issue.
>All submissions must arrive by March 31, 2006. Only electronic submissions
>will be accepted and all papers must be in PDF format. All submissions
>should be sent to cogrob06@...
>Michael Beetz (contact)
>Dept of Computer Science
>Technische Universitaet Muenchen
>Monterey Bay Acquarium
>Research Institute (MBARI)
>Dept of Computer Science
>Dresden University of Technology