CFP 3rd ICAPS Workshop on Planning and Robotics (PlanRob 2015)

Jerusalem, Israel, June 7/8, 2015

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                     3rd ICAPS Workshop on Planning and Robotics
                                   (PlanRob‚2015)

http://icaps15.icaps-conference.org/workshops/planrob

                        Jerusalem, Israel, June 7/8, 2015
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Topic and Objectives
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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) and followed by the second edition at ICAPS 2014 in Portsmouth (NH, USA), the PlanRob WS series (http://pst.istc.cnr.it/planrob/) has gathered very good feedback from the P&S community which is also confirmed by the organisation of a specific Robotics Track at ICAPS 2014 chaired by Felix Ingrand and Leslie Kaelbling (http://icaps14.icaps-conference.org/specialtracks/robotics.html) and also this year at ICAPS 2015 chaired by Reid Simmons and Micheal Beetz (http://icaps15.icaps-conference.org/tracks/robotics.html).

This third edition of the PlanRob workshop has been proposed in synergy with the Robotics Track to further enforce the original goal and to maintain a more informal forum where also more preliminary/visionary work can be discussed as well as more direct and open interactions/discussions may find the right place.

Topics of interest include, but not limited to:
planning domain representations for robotics applications;
robot motion, path, and mission planning;
integrated planning and execution in robotic architectures;
planning and coordination methods for multi-robots;
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;
real-world planning applications for autonomous robots.

Important Dates
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Paper submission: February 20, 2015
Notification of acceptance: March 20, 2015
Workshop Date: June 7-8, 2015 (TBC)

Submissions
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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 2015 EasyChair website: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=planrob2015 All papers should be typeset in the AAAI style, described at:http://www.aaai.org/Publications/Author/author.php removing AAAI copyright. Accepted papers will be published on the workshop website and printed as a hard-copy.

The organizers will investigate the availability of journal editors in order to invite higher quality papers from the PlanRob 2015 edition to a special issue or post-proceedings volume.

Any additional questions can be directed towards the general workshop contact email: mailto:planrob2015@easychair.org

Organization Chairs
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Alberto Finzi,
DIETI-UNINA, Italy
alberto.finzi@unina.it

Felix Ingrand
LAAS-CNRS, France
felix@laas.fr

AndreA Orlandini
CNR-ISTC, Italy
andrea.orlandini@istc.cnr.it

Programme Committee
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Rachid Alami (LAAS-CNRS, France)
Sara Bernardini (King's College, UK)
Amedeo Cesta (CNR-ISTC, Italy)
Marcello Cirillo (Orebro University, Sweden)
Alberto Finzi (Federico II University, Italy)
Robert Fitch (University of Sydney, Australia)
Maria Fox (King's College, UK)
Malik Ghallab (LAAS-CNRS, France)
Joachim Hertzberg (University of Osnabrueck, Germany)
Felix Ingrand (LAAS-CNRS, France)
Luca Iocchi (Sapienza University, Italy)
Gal Kaminka (Bar Ilan University, Israel)
Sven Koenig ( University of Southern California, USA)
Jonas Kvarnstrom (Linköpings University, Sweden)
Daniele Magazzeni (King's College, UK)
Daniele Nardi (Sapienza University, Italy)
Goldie Nejat (Toronto University, Canada)
Andrea Orlandini (CNR-ISTC, Italy)
Frederic Py (MBARI, USA)
Maria Dolores Rodriguez Moreno (Alcala University, Spain)
Enrico Scala (University of Turin, Italy)
Siddarth Srivastava (Berkeley University, USA)
Florent Teichteil (Onera, France)