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1018Call for Paper: The 1st International Workshop on Human-Aware Planning (HAP 2014)

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  • Marco Lützenberger
    Apr 9, 2014
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      The 1st International Workshop on Human-Aware Planning (HAP 2014)

      URL: http://hap2014.dai-labor.de
      in conjunction with 44th Annual Conference of the German Computer Science Association (INFORMATIK 2014)
      September 22 - 26, 2014 Stuttgart, Germany

      ===== CALL FOR PAPERS =====

      The 1st International Workshop on Human-Aware Planning (HAP) provides an international forum for experts that
      are involved in the research of human-aware planning, joint human-agent-robot activities and human-agent
      interaction addressing the challenges of future teamwork scenarios that are more complex and incorporate
      agent, robots and humans in a closed loop.

      ===== SCOPE =====

      The HAP 2014 workshop provides an international forum for researchers interested in Human-Aware Planning, for
      instance applied to joint human-agent/robot activities or human-agent/robot interaction addressing the
      challenges of future teamwork scenarios that are more complex and incorporate agent, robots and humans in a
      closed loop.

      HAP is an evolving branch of AI planning systems due to the progressive integration of AI in our human daily
      life. HAP is mainly required when the situation involves artificial and natural agents in the same environment,
      the actions of the artificial agents being planned and those of the natural agents being predicted only. We
      find such situations in collaborative application areas like Smart Homes inhabited by agents, robots and humans,
      e.g., when addressing the ageing of the population with socially assistive robotics. Joint human-agent activities
      can be seen as an extended set of actions that is executed by an ensemble of natural and artificial agents who
      are coordinating with each other: the artificial and natural agents have to work together in close and
      relatively continuous interaction. Making artificial agents a constituent part of human activities leads us to
      more affiliated teamwork scenarios at the one hand, but also introduces several new challenges on the other.
      These challenges comprise among others examining accurate models of teamwork and flexible techniques for
      distributed decision making including planning with and/or for humans.

      This workshop aims to tackle the challenges of planning associated with the complex nature of humans (e.g.
      dynamicity, non-determinism, social rules). The main purpose is to explore planning-theories, -methods, and
      -approaches that support teams of humans, agents and/or robots working together. Application papers that
      combine findings from artificial planning, cognitive science, social and organizational psychology and
      human-agent interaction are strongly encouraged.

      The workshop solicits contributions addressing original research on human-aware planning, joint
      human-agent-robot activities and human-agent teamwork. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

      - Adjustable/flexible autonomy
      - Application of human behaviour models
      - Collaborative planning
      - Cooperative agent-human systems
      - Distributed decision making
      - Human-agent teamwork theories and frameworks
      - Human-aware navigation
      - Human-aware motion planning
      - Human-aware task planning
      - Human-robot/agent interaction
      - Joint human-agent-robot activities
      - Planning for joint-manipulation
      - Planning for humans
      - Planning with humans

      ===== SUBMISSION AND PROCEEDINGS =====

      All accepted papers will be scheduled for oral presentations and will be included in the proceedings of the
      INFORMATIK 2014. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and attend the conference
      to present the work.

      The submitted paper must be formatted according to the guidelines of the Springer Lecture Notes in Informatics
      (LNI) template (http://www.gi.de/service/publikationen/lni/). The submitted papers must be no longer than twelve
      pages in length, including all figures, tables and references. Authors are requested to submit their papers
      electronically using the online conference management system (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hap2014)
      in PDF format before the deadline (see important dates). Paper submission is electronic. To submit, please
      prepare a PDF file of your paper, a short abstract in plain text, and a list of two to five keywords.

      The submission processes will be managed by easychair.org. If you have used this system before, you can use the
      same username and password. If this is your first time using EasyChair, you will need to register for an account
      by clicking "I have no EasyChair account" button. Upon completion of registration, you will get a notification
      email from the system and you are ready for submitting your paper. You can upload and re-upload the paper to the
      system by the submission due date.

      All papers will be reviewed by at least 2 reviewers. Criteria for selection of papers include the relevance to
      topics, soundness, overall quality and readability.

      ===== IMPORTANT DATES =====

      Full paper submission: 22th April 2014
      Author notification: 20th May 2014
      Camera ready version: 23th June 2014
      Workshop: 22th - 26th September 2014

      ===== PROGRAM COMMITTEE =====
      Sebastian Ahrndt, Technical University Berlin, Germany
      Rachid Alami, LAAS/CNRS, France
      Franz Broz, Plymouth University, United Kingdom
      Marcello Cirillo, Örebro University, Sweden
      Johannes Faehndrich, Technical University Berlin, Germany
      Benjamin Hirsch, EBTIC, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates
      Michael Kaisers, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, The Netherlands
      Alexandra Kirsch, University of Tübingen, Germnay
      Marco Luetzenberger, Technical University Berlin, Germany
      Cyrille Martin, University of Grenoble, France
      Rainer Unland, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

      ===== REGISTRATION =====

      Please visit: http://www.informatik2014.de/registration.html for more information.

      ===== VENUE, ACCOMMODATION & VISA REQUIREMENTS =====

      Please visit: http://www.informatik2014.de/ort.html for more information.

      ===== WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS =====

      Sebastian Ahrndt
      Distributed Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (DAI-Lab)
      Technische Universität Berlin
      sebastian.ahrndt@...

      Johannes Faehndrich
      Distributed Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (DAI-Lab)
      Technische Universität Berlin
      johannes.faehndrich@...

      Benjamin Hirsch
      ETISALAT BT Innovation Center (EBTIC)
      Khalifa University
      benjamin.hirsch@...

      Cyrille Martin
      Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble (LIG lab)
      University of Grenoble
      cyrille.martin@...