Mary-Anne Williams Mary-Anne at it.uts.edu.au
Thu Oct 5 01:06:22 EST 2006

*International Symposium on PRACTICAL COGNITIVE AGENTS and ROBOTS*

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

                                     FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
      *Paper Submission: October 6, 2006 (*11:59:59 PM, Pacific Standard 
                         27- 28 November, 2006 (Perth, Australia)


*Masahiro Fujita* - General Manager, Chief Distinguished Researcher, 
Intelligent Systems Research Laboratory, Information Technologies 
Laboratories, Sony Corporation, Japan. Technical Leader of Sony's 
entertainment robot AIBO and humanoid QRIO.

*Patrick Doherty* - Professor of Computer Science, Department of 
Computer and Information Science, Linköping University, and  Director 
for LinkLab, a Center for Future Aviation Systems, which is a joint 
venture between Saab Aero Systems and Linköping University.

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 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.

he symposium aims at soliciting leading edge 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, *and the 
following areas are highly encouraged,* *

* Grounding representations to sensorimotor experiences
* Integrating knowledge representation into behaviour based robots
* Inter-robot and human-robot interaction, communication and collaboration
* How to build robots that know what they are doing
* Semantic Web or agent applications for robots
* Cognitive robotics
* Robot and autonmous agent perception and world modeling
* Intelligent robotic applications

Come and join the celebration of 50 years research in Artificial 
Accepted papers will be published by the University of Western Australia 
Press and available on CDs with an ISBN 1-74052-131-5, and will be 
included in the ACM Digital Library. The best papers will be invited to 
submit to a Special Issue of the Journal of Autonomous Agents and 
Multi-agent Systems (JAAMAS) edited by the symposium chairs and 
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: Oct 6 2006 (11:59:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time)
Notification of Acceptance: Oct 30 2006
Camera Ready Submission: Nov 6 2006
Symposium dates and location: 27- 28 Nov, 2006 (Perth, Australia)
Eyal Amir, University of Illinois, USA
Christian Balkenius, Lund University Cognitive Science, Sweden
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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