[robotics-worldwide] Extended deadline - "Semantic Perception, Mapping and Exploration" - Special Issue Journal of Robotics and Autonomous Systems (Elsevier)

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[robotics-worldwide] Extended deadline - "Semantic Perception, Mapping and Exploration" - Special Issue Journal of Robotics and Autonomous Systems (Elsevier)

Andreas Nuechter
[apologies for multiple postings]

Dear colleagues,

due to a small problem with the Elsevier submission system, we want to
extend the deadline for the following call. If you have already
submitted a paper, please send a PDF copy to spme2011_AT_ais.uni-bonn.de

Call for Papers: Special Issue Journal of Robotics and Autonomous
Systems (Elsevier)


Semantic Perception, Mapping and Exploration

Semantic perception for intelligent systems and robots remains an active
area of research with many recent advances that address a variety of
problems. One key requirement that these systems have is to reason in
spaces exceeding their local perceptual space. For example, a personal
robot operating in human living spaces needs to continuously acquire and
semantically understand perceptual information while maintaining an
accurate internal representation of the environment that may change over

The main focus of this special issue is on the autonomous acquisition of
semantic information in intelligent robots and systems, as well as the
use of semantic knowledge to guide further acquisition of information
from the environment. The performance of robotic systems can
significantly be improved by incorporating semantic information. We are
looking for research papers that aim at building bindings from raw
sensor output, i.e., sub-symbolic data like 3-d point clouds, to
knowledge representations, i.e., symbols e.g., parametric 3-d models.

Topics of interest include, but are not necessarily limited to:

    * Semantic robot vision and scene interpretation for mobile manipulation
    * Segmentation and annotation of natural scenes (e.g., from images or
point clouds)
    * Exploration strategies for semantic mapping and knowledge acquisition
    * Semantic approaches for long-term operation in dynamic environments
    * Ontologies and efficient representations for managing semantic
information in robotics
    * Use of semantic information in mapping (e.g., registration of
sensory information) or knowledge acquisition

Guest Editors:

    * Dirk Holz, Autonomous Intelligent Systems Group, University of
Bonn, Germany
    * Daniel Munoz, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
    * Andreas Nuechter, Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH, Germany (Managing
Guest Editor)
    * Radu Bogdan Rusu, Willow Garage, USA

Important Dates:

     * Submission deadline (extended): August 15, 2011
     * Reviews sent to contributers: November 1, 2011,
     * Submission of revised papers: February 18, 2012
     * Notifications sent to authors: March 13, 2012
     * Final papers due: May 1, 2012
     * PUBLICATION: Mid-2012

Prof. Dr. Andreas Nuechter

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