CfP: Workshop on Persistent Autonomy for Marine Robotics

*2nd Call for Papers* ICRA 2014 Workshop on Persistent Autonomy for Marine Robotics

*2nd Call for Papers*
ICRA 2014 Workshop on Persistent Autonomy for Marine Robotics

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Selected contributions will be asked to submit an
extended version for consideration for a Special Issue
for the Springer Autonomous Robots journal.


*Date*: 2014/06/05
*Venue*: IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - ICRA 2014
*Location*: Hong Kong, China


Francesco Maurelli, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland (UK)
David Lane, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland (UK)
Kostas J. Kyriakopoulos, National Technical University Athens, Greece
Petar Kormushev, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
Marc Carreras, Universitat de Girona, Catalunya (Spain)
Maria Fox, King’s College London, UK

The workshop is co-organised by the EU FP7 project PANDORA, by the
IEEE Technical Committee on Robot Learning and sponsored by the IEEE
Technical Committee on Marine Robotics.


*Important Dates* - extended due to new information

2014/03/24: deadline for paper submission
2014/03/31: notification to authors
2014/04/06: final submission


*Invited Speakers*

- "Persistent Autonomy in Harsh Environments", Ralf Bachmayer, Canada
Research Chair in Ocean Technology, Memorial University Canada

- "Advancing Persistence in Robotic Exploration of the Coastal Ocean",
Kanna Rajan, Principal Researcher for Autonomy, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Research Institute (MBARI)

- "Persistent Autonomy: A Data-driven Approach", Gaurav Sukhatme,
Professor and Chairman Department of Computer Science, University of
Southern California



The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Autonomous long-term navigation, localisation and SLAM
- Dynamic replanning, planning under uncertainty
- Semantic-based world modeling, probabilistic approaches in ontologies
- Smart control strategies
- Architectures for long-term autonomy
- Robust learning techniques
- Probabilistic graphical models
- Bio-inspired and bio-mimetic approaches


*Paper submission details*

Papers should be submitted using the standard IEEE ICRA conference
template and should be 4-6 pages long. LaTeX template available at

Papers should be submitted through EasyChair:


*Programme Committee*

Massimo Caccia, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (IT)
Marc Carreras, University of Girona (ES)
Pino Casalino, University of Genova (IT)
Michael Cahsmoore, King’s College London (UK)
Vladimir Djapic, SPAWAR (US)
Maria Fox, King’s College London (UK)
Michael Kaess, Carnegie Mellon University (US)
Petar Kormushev, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
Kostas J. Kyriakopoulos, National Technical University Athens (GR)
David Lane, Heriot-Watt University (UK)
Lionel Lapierre, LIRMM (FR)
Matteo Leonetti, University of Texas (US)
Derek Long, King’s College London (UK)
Dan Magazzeni, King’s College London (UK)
Francesco Maurelli, Heriot-Watt University (UK)
Nikola Miskovic, University of Zagreb (HR)
Narcis Palomeris, University of Girona (ES)
Antonio Pascoal, Instituto Superior Tecnico (PT)
Yvan Petillot, Heriot-Watt University (UK)
João Burges Sousa, University of Porto (PT)
Stefan Williams, University of Sydney (AU)


More information:
For any queries, please contact Francesco Maurelli: