Building on the success of the previus edition, the 2nd International
Workshop on Semantic Robotics (SR ’18) is soliciting quality submissions in
all areas relevant to the application of semantics in robotics.
Semantic Robotics aims to develop methods to build computer-based systems
by exploiting robotic capabilities, such as robot vision, learning,
language understanding, etc… Robotics and Automation involve designing and
implementing intelligent machines which can do work too dirty, too
dangerous, too precise or too tedious for human beings.
Semantics is the study of meaning instead, and within computer science it
is closely related to Natural Language Processing and Artificial
Intelligence. The main topic of this workshop, ranging from mechatronics
and control software to the semantic web technologies and natural language
dialogs, deals with the field of Semantic Robotics.
Furthermore, most mobile robotic systems use internal representations of
the gathered information that is not intuitively understandable by human
beings and that is inadequate for learning from commonly available sources.
The combination of object/place classification and common-sense knowledge
to semantic maps found its way into indoor semantic mapping approaches, in
order to improve human-robot interaction. The aim is to pass complex task
settings to the robot, so that it guides the search for the solution
itself. Thus, this workshop aims at showing some concrete heterogeneous
solutions applying semantic techniques in robotics and automation, in order
both to facilitate high-level interfacing and/or to better support
human-robot interaction. The workshop seeks submissions from academia,
government, and industry presenting novel research results in all practical
and theoretical aspects of Semantic Robotics.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Semantic Maps for Robotics
• Semantic Robot Vision
• Artificial Intelligence
• Natural Language Processing
• Robotics and Automation Software
• Robot Navigation Framework
• Semantic Segmentation
• Object Recognition
Moreover, authors of selected papers from SR '18 will be invited to submit
an extended and improved version to a special issue published on the
International Journal of Semantic Computing.
Manuscripts must be written (6 pages maximum, all included) in English and
follow the instructions in the Manuscript Formatting and Templates page
given in ICSC 2018 website at the "Submission" section.
Papers must be original and not be submitted to or accepted by any other
conference or journal.
Only electronic submission will be accepted. Technical paper authors MUST
submit their manuscripts through Easychair.
Manuscripts may only be submitted in PDF format.
Each paper will be peer-reviewed. Papers accepted by the workshop will be
published in the conference proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society
The Conference Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society
Press. Distinguished quality papers presented at the conference will be
selected for publication in internationally renowned journals.