[PlanetKR] CFP: International Symposium on PRACTICAL COGNITIVE AGENTS and ROBOTS

Mary-Anne Williams Mary-Anne at it.uts.edu.au
Mon Apr 24 09:51:03 EST 2006

          International Symposium on PRACTICAL COGNITIVE AGENTS and ROBOTS

        --- Celebrating 50 Years of Artificial Intelligence  ---

                                  CALL FOR PAPERS
                        Paper Submission: September 30, 2006

Mobile autonomous robots can perform complex tasks in unstructured and 
dynamic environments. Advances in autonomous mobile robotics over the 
last decade have been extraordinary, and the potential for future 
scientific breakthroughs and applications is breathtaking. However, a 
number of bottlenecks to future advancement have been identified such as 
building robots that know what they are doing, and that can adapt to 
changing conditions and requirements.

This symposium seeks to move the research frontier forward by focusing on 
the scientific bottlenecks, namely equipping robots with more knowledge 
about internal representations and the external world, as well as 
developing an awareness of oneself and others.

Hosted by the University of Western Australia, and sponsored by 
Department of Education, Science and Technology (DEST, Australia) and 
National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC, China), The 
University of Technology Sydney and University of Science and Technology 
China, the symposium has already won government support from both 
Australia and China and attracted an impressive list of leading 
researchers in Artificial Intelligence to serve on the program 
committee. The symposium aims at soliciting research ideas and results 
from practical research on implementing knowledge representation and 
high-level reasoning into mobile autonomous robots. Papers on autonomous 
agents and robots in general are all welcome, but the following areas 
are highly encouraged,

* Grounding representations to sensorimotor experiences
* Integrating knowledge representation into behaviour based robots
* Inter-robot communication and human-robot interaction
* Robot Cooperation and Collaboration
* Building Robots that Know what they are doing
* Networking multiple robots using Semantic Web or Agent Technologies
* Cognitive Robotics and their applications

Come and join the celebration of 50 years research in Artificial 
Intelligence at the world third most livable city - Perth (ranked in 
2005 http://www.cbcunlocked.com/artman/publish/printer_631.shtml). Come 
and experience the passion of mankind - trying to reverse engineer 
ourselves by building intelligence into software and hardware. Come and 
participate at very affordable registration to voice your research ideas...


Selected best papers will be to invited for submission to the renowned 
Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems (JAAMAS) in a 
special issue scheduled for publication in late 2008.


Xiaoping Chen - The University of Science and Technology of China
Wei Liu - The University of Western Australia
Mary-Anne Williams - The University of Technology Sydney

SYMPOSIUM WEBSITE: http://agents.csse.uwa.edu.au/pcar/

Paper Submission: Sep 30 2006
Notification of Acceptance: Oct 30 2006
Camera Ready Submission: Nov 6 2006
Symposium dates and location: 4-5 Dec 2006 (Perth, Australia)


Eyal Amir, University of Illinois, USA
Christian Balkenius, Lund University Cognitive Science, Seweden
Salem Benferhat, Universite d'Artois, France
Thomas Braunl, University of Western Australia, Australia
Gerhard Brewka, University of Liepzig, Germany
Stephan Chalup, University of Newcastle, Australia
Tony Cohn, University of Leeds, UK
Gamini Dissanayake, University of Technology, Sydney
Patrick Doherty, University of Linkoping, Sweden
James Harland, University of Western Australia, Australia
Anthony Hunter, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Benjamin Johnson, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Alankar Karol, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Gerhard Lakemeyer, Aachen University of Technology, Germany
Jerome Lang, CNRS, France
Fangzhen Lin, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
Aarati Martino, Google Inc, USA
John McCarthy, Stanford University, USA
Thomas Meyer, University of NSW, Australia
Leora Morgenstern, IBM Research, USA
Daniele Nardi, Universita' di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Timothy Oates, University of Maryland, USA
Maurice Pagnucco, University of NSW, Australia
Pavlos Peppas, University of Patras, Greece
Massimo Picardi, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Fiora Pirri, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
David Poole, University of British Columbia, Canda
Michael Quinlan, University of Newcastle, Australia
Mark Reynolds, University of Western Australia, Australia
Thomas Rofer, University of Bremen, Germany
Andrew Solomon, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Christopher Stanton, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Dan Stronger, University of Texas, USA
Ubbo Visser, University of Bremen, Germany
Chenghong Wang, National Nature Science Foundation of China, China
Guo Wei, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Christopher Welty, IBM Research, USA
Michael Wise, University of Western Australia, Australia
Kui Yuan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Hongbin Zha, Peking University, China
Bo Zhang, Tsinghua University, China

Professor Mary-Anne Williams
  Innovation and Technology Research Laboratory
  Faculty of Information Technology
  University of Technology, Sydney
  Sydney NSW 2007 Australia

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