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[robotics-worldwide] [Meetings] Call for papers - Humans and Robots Track at ICAPS 2020

Alberto Finzi
** CALL FOR PAPERS **

ICAPS Humans and Robots Special Track
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Nancy, France
June 14-19
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Topics and Objectives
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The Humans and Robots track welcomes research contributions in the general
area of Planning and Scheduling (P&S), which relate to robotics and
human-robot interaction systems. P&S models and techniques are indeed
crucial for enabling flexible and structured behaviors in systems
interacting with humans; the deployment of plan-based methods are
particularly challenging in the presence of interactive human agents, whose
interventions are to be continuously interpreted and suitably managed by
the control system, while maintaining goal-orientation, efficiency, and
safety. The track is proposed in continuity with the past ICAPS Robotics
tracks (2014-2019)  extended with a special focus on the human side
(cognitive models, collaborative task execution, multimodal interaction and
communication, human-robot teaming, human monitoring, social interaction,
task teaching, user interfaces, user models, user studies, human factors,
etc.). Therefore contributions related to P&S methods for collaborative and
interactive systems are particularly encouraged.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

- plan-based interactive systems;
- human-aware planning and execution;
- integrated task and motion planning;
- human monitoring and plan recognition;
- goal recognition and reasoning;
- mixed-initiative planning and adjustable autonomy;
- cognitive modeling, social interaction, and theory of mind;
- adversarial action planning in competitive robotic domains;
- multimodal interaction and communication;
- task teaching and learning by demonstration;
- learning methods for planning in presence of humans;
- behavior transparency and explainability;
- representation and acquisition of planning models;
- explanation of planning and learning models;
- plan execution, failure detection and recovery;
- planning with uncertainty in presence of humans;
- adaptive user interfaces;
- multi-robot planning and human-robot teaming;
- plan-based methods for co-bots;
- cooperative manipulation;
- formal methods for robot planning and control;
- safety, ethics, and transparency in robot planning and human monitoring;
- benchmarking planning domains for robots and humans;
- real-world robotic applications.

Author Guidelines
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Authors may submit long papers (8 pages AAAI style plus up to one page of
references) or short papers (4 pages plus up to one page of references).
The type of paper must be indicated at submission time. All papers,
regardless of length, will be reviewed against the standard criteria of
relevance, originality, significance, clarity, soundness, and are expected
to meet the same high standards set by ICAPS. Short papers may be of
narrower scope, for example by addressing a highly specific issue, or
proposing or evaluating a small, yet important, extension of previous work
or new idea. Overlength papers will be rejected without review.

Authors making multiple submissions must ensure that each submission has
significant unique content. Papers submitted to ICAPS 2020 may not be
submitted to other conferences or journals during the ICAPS 2020 review
period nor may they be already under review or published in other
conferences or journals.
We will have an arrangement with ECAI 2020, through which selected papers
reviewed by the ICAPS 2020 program committee, instead of being simply
rejected, will be transferred (together with their reviews) to the ECAI
2020 program committee for consideration as ECAI2020 submissions, and vice
versa. Author’s permission for this transfer will be asked in the
submission form.

As the ICAPS 2020 notification date falls between the IJCAI 2020 abstract
and full paper submission dates, ICAPS allows abstract submission to IJCAI
with the expectation that papers accepted to ICAPS will be withdrawn from
IJCAI. [Authors are responsible for knowing and following the appropriate
IJCAI rules.]


Submission Instructions
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All submissions will be made electronically, through the EasyChair
conference system:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.easychair.org_conferences_-3Fconf-3Dicaps2020&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Hk6mO2ajDuyyIETQIECr7P3lighIlbdwA-ZkLnJKx10&s=Ggji650SVz5BddhYywvaYmONHBGEKGtjx7goCq3p0AI&e= 

Submitted PDF papers should be anonymous for double-blind reviewing, adhere
to the page limits of the relevant track CFP/submission type (long or
short), and follow the AAAI author kit instructions for formatting:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.aaai.org_Publications_Templates_AuthorKit20.zip&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Hk6mO2ajDuyyIETQIECr7P3lighIlbdwA-ZkLnJKx10&s=zQ62wPuuC3FGZ37sUsGrI7uX_D7WavFmz4ZkPGpRkH4&e= 
In addition to the submitted PDF paper, authors can submit supplementary
material (videos, technical proofs, additional experimental results) for
their paper. Please make sure that the supporting material is also
anonymized. Papers should be self-contained; reviewers are encouraged, but
not obligated, to consider supporting material in their decision.

Important Dates
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November 15, 2019 Abstracts due (electronic submission)
November 20, 2019 Papers due (electronic submission, PDF)
January 6-8, 2020 Author feedback period
January 20, 2020 Notification of acceptance or rejection

The reference timezone for all deadlines is UTC-12. That is, as long as
there is still some place anywhere in the world where the deadline has not
yet passed, you are on time!

Track Chairs
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Rachid Alami, LAAS-CNRS
[hidden email]

Alberto Finzi, Università di Napoli Federico II
[hidden email]

Luca Iocchi, Università di Roma Sapienza
[hidden email]
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