Deadline Extension: Robotics workshop at ECML PKDD

The deadline for sending papers has now been extended to 15 June 2009.

Learning and Data Mining for Robotics: Call for Papers
Workshop collocated with ECML-PKDD 2009, Sept. 7th, Bled, Slovenia

Why … What … When … Who…

WHY: Designing robot controllers for an open world is among the grandest challenges relevant to Machine Learning and Cognitive Systems at large. The goal of the workshop is to pro-actively discuss the research agenda of Learning and Mining for Robotics: to agree on what can be considered as solved problems, to list the current scientific priorities, to propose milestones, to share ideas, know-how and links with actual robotic platforms.

WHAT: Among the most critical tasks are the modeling of the robot itself (sensor/actuators), the modeling of the robot world (including other robots), the modeling of the task (reinforcement, imitation/apprenticeship, control), the design of experiments and active learning (non exclusive list, NEL). All contributions related to Bayesian and probabilistic robotics, reinforcement learning and apprenticeship learning, learning from sensor data and logs (NEL) are welcome. All contributions discussing issues such as: how to learn with/without a simulator, and how to face the reality gap; how to build controllers that are robust with respect to motor/sensor failures; how to derive self-driven criteria/goals for the robot; how to deal with swarm robotics, distributed decision making and frugal communication; how to endow the robot with an implicit memory; are equally welcome. Finally, all contributions related to the exploitation of the robotic logs in order to debug/assess/reverse engineer the controller are welcome.

WHEN and HOW: Deadline: June 15th
Send your research paper/position paper (Springer Verlag, < 10 pages) via Notification: June 30th Camera ready: Aug. 15th Workshop: Sept. 7th Style: SGWID=0-40209-0-0-0 WHO: Chairs: Einoshin Suzuki, Kyushu Univ. and Michele Sebag, CNRS PC: Shin Ando, Gunma Univ. Jose L. Balcazar, TU Catalonia Aude Billard, EPFL Nicolas Bredeche, Univ. Paris-Sud Joao Gama, Univ. Porto Peter Grunwald, CWI Hitoshi Iba, Univ. of Tokyo Kristian Kersting, Fraunhofer IAIS Jan Peters, Max Planck Institute Tubingen Marc Schoenauer, INRIA Marc Toussaint, TU Berlin Takashi Washio, Osaka Univ. Workshop Web page: