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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: RoboCup International Symposium 2007


                  RoboCup International Symposium 2007
                      Atlanta, GA, USA, 9-10 July 2007




The 11th annual RoboCup International Symposium will be held in  
conjunction with RoboCup 2007, immediately after the Competitions and  
Demonstrations. The Symposium represents the core meeting for the  
presentation and discussion of scientific contributions in diverse  
areas related to the three main threads within RoboCupSoccer,  
RoboCupRescue and RoboCupJunior. Its scope encompasses, but is not  
restricted to, research and education activities within the fields of  
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.

Following is a list of the major tracks of interest.
* multiagent systems and multi-robot systems:
    -- learning and adaptive systems
    -- cooperation and collaboration
    -- teamwork and heterogeneous agents
    -- dynamic resource allocation
    -- adjustable autonomy
    -- planning, reasoning and modeling
    -- simulation
* sensory processing and control:
    -- robot vision (including omnidirectional)
    -- image processing
    -- self-localization and navigation
    -- world modeling
    -- sensor-motor control
    -- distributed sensor networks
* robot hardware and software:
    -- system integration and software engineering
    -- real-time and concurrent programming
    -- robot programming environments and languages
    -- embedded and mobile hardware
    -- mobile robots and humanoids
    -- new devices and materials for robots
* human-robot interaction:
    -- visualization
    -- speech synthesis and natural language generation
    -- human-robot interfaces
* applications:
    -- disaster rescue information systems
    -- search and rescue robots
    -- service robots
    -- robots at home
* education and edutainment:
    -- AI, robotics and science education
    -- educational robotics
    -- computer and robotic entertainment


We solicit submissions of papers reporting on high quality, original  
work with relevance  to the areas described above. The RoboCup  
International Symposium includes, but is not limited to, these areas.  
Due to its interdisciplinary nature and the exploration of various  
and intimate connections of theory and practice across a wide  
spectrum of different fields, the symposium offers an excellent  
opportunity to introduce new techniques to various scientific  
disciplines. The experimental, interactive and benchmark character of  
the RoboCup initiative creates the opportunity to present, learn and  
evaluate novel ideas and approaches with significant potential. If  
promising, they are then rapidly adopted and field-tested by a large  
(and still strongly growing) community. In particular, we would like  
to urge also people not actively participating in a RoboCup team to  
submit their work. The introduction of RoboCup@Home in 2006 provides  
additional opportunity to expand the areas of discussion at the  

Both papers describing real-world research and papers dealing with  
strong theoretical  results are welcome, as well as combinations  
thereof. We also encourage the submission of high-quality overview  
articles for any field related to the general scope of RoboCup,  
especially the ones listed above. The proceedings of RoboCup are  
published within the Springer LNAI series. All submissions to the  
International Symposium are automatically entered in the selection  
process for the RoboCup "Scientific Challenge Award", which  
recognizes outstanding  research within a field related to the scope  
of the Symposium.


Submitted  papers  should follow  the  Springer  LNAI  format and   
are limited to 12 pages. Instructions for formatting can be found at:

Papers will be submitted electronically via ConfMaster  
(robocup2007.confmaster.net) and will be blind-reviewed. Instructions  
on the electronics submission process
will be published on the symposium website (http://www.tzi.de/~visser/ 
The electronic submission process requires a PDF file of the full  
paper, and the separate submission of an abstract.


Submission of abstracts: 				February 11th, 2007; 23:59 PST
Submission of papers:				February 18th, 2007; 23:59 PST
Notification to authors:				March 31st, 2007
Submission of camera-ready copies:	April 30th, 2007
RoboCup Competitions:                      	July 2-8, 2007
RoboCup Symposium: 				July 9-10, 2007

 Ubbo Visser, TZI, Universitt Bremen, Germany; visser@tzi.de
 Fernando Ribeiro, Universidade do Minho, Portugal;  
 Takeshi Ohashi, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan;  
 Frank Dellaert, Georgia Tech, USA; frank@cc.gatech.edu