[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP: Deadline extended to March 20 - 5th ICAPS Workshop on Planning and Robotics (PlanRob 2017)

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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP: Deadline extended to March 20 - 5th ICAPS Workshop on Planning and Robotics (PlanRob 2017)

Alberto Finzi

        [Apologies for multiple copies of this announcement]


                                ** CALL FOR PAPERS **

                     5th ICAPS Workshop on Planning and Robotics

                                   (PlanRob‚ 2017)


                              Pittsburgh, USA, 19-20 June 2017


Topic and Objectives


Robotics is one of the most appealing and natural applicative area for the
Planning and Scheduling (P&S) research activity, however such a natural
interest seems not reflected in an equally important research production
for the Robotics community. In this perspective, the aim of the PlanRob
workshop is twofold. On the one hand, this workshop would constitute a
fresh impulse for the ICAPS community to develop its interests and efforts
towards this challenging research area. On the other hand, it aims at
attracting representatives from the Robotics community to discuss their
challenges related to planning for autonomous robots (deliberative,
reactive, continuous planning and execution etc.) as well as their
expectations from the P&S community.

The PlanRob workshop aims at constituting a stable, long-term forum on
relevant topics concerned with the interactions between Robotics and P&S
communities where researchers could discuss about the opportunities and
challenges of P&S when applied to Robotics.

Started during ICAPS 2013 in Rome (Italy), followed by a second edition at
ICAPS 2014 in Portsmouth (NH, USA), a third, forth edition at ICAPS 2015 in
Jerusalem (Israel) and ICAPS 2016 in London (UK), the PlanRob WS series has
gathered excellent feedback from the P&S community which is also confirmed
by the organisation of a specific Robotics Track starting from ICAPS 2014
The PlanRob workshop is proposed in synergy with the ICAPS Robotic track.
We are in contact with the Robotics Track organizers trying to explore
different ways to synchronize with them. The PlanRob WS aims to maintain a
more informal forum where also more preliminary/visionary works can be
discussed stimulating direct and open interactions.

Topics of interest include but not limited to the following:

- planning domain representations for robotics applications;
- mission, path, and motion planning for robots;
- integrated planning and execution in robotic architectures;
- planning and coordination methods for multi-robot teams;
- mixed-initiative planning and sliding autonomy for robotic systems;
- human-aware planning and execution in human-robot interaction;
- adversarial action planning in competitive robotic domains;
- formal methods for robot planning and control;
- P&S methods for optimization and adaptation in robotics;
- benchmark planning domains for robots;
- optimizing behavior in large scale automated or semi-automated systems;
- real-world planning applications for autonomous and intelligent robots.

Important Dates


Paper submission: March 20, 2017
Notification of acceptance: April 20, 2017
Camera-ready version due: TBD, 2017
Workshop Date: 19-20 June 2017



There are two types of submissions: short position statements and regular
papers. Position papers are a maximum of 4 (four) pages. Regular papers are
a maximum of 12 (twelve) pages. Papers should be submitted via the PlanRob
2017 EasyChair website: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__easychair.org_conferences_-3Fconf-3Dplanrob2017&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Hy1q3JWlvoioYqOozjQCZ6EVrJiEb8O3OpEui_YePSU&s=7sxnwU7RGoqfUJtyHpXMKhTPeXI7R2zN7corYmcrPtI&e= 

All papers should be typeset in the AAAI style, described at:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.aaai.org_Publications_Author_author.php&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Hy1q3JWlvoioYqOozjQCZ6EVrJiEb8O3OpEui_YePSU&s=UGASnv3ctye9WBdWZVXZEOAw_jBoAF9GXtf3oCDXnZI&e=  removing AAAI copyright.
Accepted papers will be published on the workshop website and printed as a

The organizers will investigate the availability of journal editors in
order to invite higher quality papers from the PlanRob 2017 edition to a
special issue or post-proceedings volume.

Organization Chairs


Alberto Finzi,
Università di Napoli "Federico II", Italy
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Erez Karpas
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
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Goldie Nejat
The University of Toronto, Canada.
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