[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call For Papers: Federated AI for Robotics Workshop, IJCAI-ECAI/ICML/AAMAS 2018 - NEW DEADLINE

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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call For Papers: Federated AI for Robotics Workshop, IJCAI-ECAI/ICML/AAMAS 2018 - NEW DEADLINE

Noa Agmon
 *Federated AI for Robotics Workshop (FAIR) 2018*

*** Following many requests, deadline extended to May 10 ***

The first joint workshop on robotics, merging the two robotics workshops:
ICML Workshop on Machine Learning for Robotics, and AAMAS Workshop on
Autonomous Robots and Multirobot Systems (ARMS), will be held in Stockholm,
Sweden, as part of the Federated AI Meeting (joint IJCAI-ECAI/ICML/AAMAS

*The workshop is scheduled for Sunday, July 15 2018.*

The joint workshop is intended to bring together all researchers and
practitioners from the Federated AI Meeting that have interest in robotics.
The workshop aims at connecting ML, and autonomous single and multi robot
communities with recent advances in their own and between those fields, for
the main purpose of cross fertilization. Each community has been running
its own successful workshop for years, and the joint workshop is intended
for those communities to interact and present promising innovative research
directions, and new results

*Purpose and Scope*

Areas of particular recent cross-fertilization include (but are not limited

Market-based methods for coalition formation and task allocation

Machine learning in single and multi-robot settings, and applications of ML
in manipulation, mobility, autonomous driving, flight and other areas of

Unsupervised representation learning for robotics applications

Uncertainty propagation in deep neural networks

Human-robot interaction

Multi-robot teamwork

Human-agent-robot teamwork

Single and multi-robot path planning

Game-theoretic coordination

Analysis of large-scale multi-robot systems and swarms

Decision-theoretic single- and multi-robot planning

Imitation and learning by demonstration/example

Learning based human robot interaction, natural language instruction

We especially welcome discussions and demonstrations of robotic
applications and implemented robotic systems that utilize AI and related


The workshop will consist of a series of research presentations, organized
into topical sessions (topics to be decided based on submissions). An
interdisciplinary panel is planned, seeking to highlight research
contributions and challenges unifying and differentiating the different

We are planning on having an invited talk, which will possibly lead to the
panel discussion focusing on the connection between the AI/Robotics

This will be a 1 day workshop.

*Target Audience:*

This workshop seeks to bring together researchers who work in robotics and
who work on ML, agent and multi-agent systems. The workshop will attempt to
specifically foster cross-fertilization by highlighting work and trends
that bridge robotics communities, and that challenge existing theory and

Contributions are sought in all areas of robotics. Theoretical papers are
welcome, as long as they clearly address challenges in robotics. Empirical
studies should ideally present experiments with real robots, though
physical simulation studies are also acceptable. Papers that focus on
mechanical aspects and low-level control should make an effort to relate to
the AI community.

*Paper Submission and Review Process*

Potential participants are invited to submit either

* a full length regular paper (i.e., a technical paper for describing
technically sound, innovative ideas that can advance the state of robotics;
an application paper, where the emphasis is on its impact on the robotic
application domain; a system/tool paper, where the emphasis is on its
novelty, practicality, usability and availability), or

* a short paper (i.e., a position paper describing specific questions and
issues that the participants feel should be addressed; a demo paper
describing a demonstration of a robotic application, system or tool; a
technical communication aimed at describing recent developments, and new
projects that are not ready for publication as regular papers).

*Paper submission site is:  https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__easychair.org_conferences_-3Fconf-3Dfrob18&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=zkGKyUEZ2rPGuUX5r3zpAxAkzB9rKSKy_dH6hPxEL6I&s=69ixaX1piS9dKfxb20Vs5MvQBADbnvbmbS4dqdqJS7M&e=

All papers submitted to the workshop will undergo review by the organizing
committee and additional

program committee members. We typically do 2 reviews, and add reviewers in
case of conflicts.

Papers accepted at the main conferences (technical sessions) should not be
submitted to the workshop unless they are substantially extended or
revised; in that case the submission should state how the final version
will differ from the original paper.

*Specific comments regarding AAMAS short papers:*

In addition to the submissions solicited through regular publicity
channels, we will work in coordination with the AAMAS robotics track chairs
and program chairs, to offer fast-track submissions to particularly
promising papers submitted to AAMAS with Robotics keywords, which were
accepted as extended abstracts. We emphasize, however, that fast track
status will not be offered to rejected AAMAS papers.

Important Dates
Submission deadline: 10 May 2018
Notification to authors: 28 May 2018
Camera ready version: 14 June 2018


Submissions are accepted in PDF format only, using the IJCAI 2018
formatting guidelines at: ‚Äčhttps://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ijcai.org_authors-5Fkit&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=zkGKyUEZ2rPGuUX5r3zpAxAkzB9rKSKy_dH6hPxEL6I&s=s-2ueagmLJO-a63mHecbfbyDllvVAF6YrVpGhN_xSTA&e=

Author names should be included.

Regular papers must not exceed eight (8) and short papers must not exceed
two (2) pages, excluding references and appendices. Over-length submissions
will be rejected without review.
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