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IROS10WSSM 2010 : IROS 2010 workshop: Semantic Mapping and Autonomous Knowledge Acquisition


When Oct 18, 2010 - Oct 18, 2010
Where Taipei, Taiwan
Submission Deadline Jul 1, 2010
Notification Due Jul 23, 2010
Final Version Due Aug 6, 2010
Categories    robotics   semantic perception   mobile manipulation   exploration

Call For Papers

Semantic Mapping and Autonomous Knowledge Acquisition
Taipei, Taiwan, October 18, 2010

Important Dates:
* Deadline for submissions: 1 July 2010
* Notification of acceptance: 23 July 2010
* Final papers due: 6 August 2010

Motivation and objectives:
Semantic perception for intelligent systems such as robots has seen a
lot of progress recently, with many new and interesting techniques being
developed in parallel by different research groups. To cope with a wide
variety of tasks, service robots need to plan in spaces exceeding their
local perceptual space. For deployment in human living environments,
these robots need to aggregate and model perceived semantic information.
A further requirement, for autonomous operation in the long-term, is the
ability to acquire and update the necessary information, which involves
actively exploring the environment.

A number of previous workshops have brought together researchers working
on use of semantic information in a variety of domains including mapping
for mobile robots, mobile manipulation, and semantic robot vision. The
main focus of this workshop is on the autonomous acquisition of semantic
information in intelligent robots and systems, as well as the use of
semantic knowledge to guide further acquisition of information from the
environment. The workshop will provide a common forum where people can
exchange ideas and experiences on all aspects of this problem, and
identify the common questions and concerns.

We solicit paper submissions, optionally accompanied by a video, both of
which will be reviewed (not double-blind) by the program committee. The
review criteria will be: technical quality, significance of system
demonstration, and topicality. We aim to accept 9 to 12 papers for oral
presentation at the meeting. Papers should be up to 6 pages in length,
formatted according to IEEE IROS style. Videos will be shown during an
afternoon session open to the public.

Accepted papers and videos will be assembled into proceedings and
distributed in CD format at the workshop. If there is sufficient
interest, we will pursue publication of a special journal issue to
include the best papers.

Topics of interest include, but are not necessary limited to:
* Semantic robot vision and scene interpretation for mobile manipulation
* Segmentation and annotation of natural scenes (e.g. from images or
point clouds)
* Exploration strategies for semantic mapping and knowledge acquisition
* Semantic approaches for long-term operation in dynamic environments
* Ontologies and efficient representations for managing semantic
information in robotics
* Use of semantic information in mapping (e.g. registration of sensory
information) or knowledge acquisition

Email submissions to:
Please do not attach video files to email; include a URL instead.

Program Committee:
* Francesco Amigoni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
* Michael Beetz, Technische Universität München, Germany
* Sven Behnke, University of Bonn, Germany
* Wolfram Burgard, University of Freiburg, Germany
* Dieter Fox, University of Washington, USA
* Brian Gerkey, Willow Garage, USA
* Joachim Hertzberg, University of Osnabrück, Germany
* Patric Jensfelt, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
* Kurt Konolige, Willow Garage, USA
* Jim Little, University of British Columbia, Canada
* Eitan Marder-Eppstein, Willow Garage, USA
* Bhaskara Marthi, Willow Garage, USA
* Daniel Munoz, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
* Alessandro Saffiotti, Örebro University, Sweden
* Markus Vincze, TU Vienna, Austria

* Dirk Holz, University of Bonn, Germany
* Tom Duckett, University of Lincoln, GB
* Radu Bogdan Rusu, Willow Garage, USA


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