Robotics Track at AAMAS 2016: Call for Papers

(Apologies for cross-postings.)

Call for Papers

***Robotics Track***

at 15th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2016)

9-13th of May, 2016, Singapore
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel


Important Dates
Abstract Submission: 13th of November, 2015 (23:59 UTC-12)
Full Paper Submission: 17th of November, 2015 (23:59 UTC-12)
Rebuttal Phase: 11-12th of January, 2016 (23:59 UTC-12)
Author Notification: 26th of January, 2016

AAMAS 2016 Robotics Track
AAMAS 2016 Robotics Track solicits papers that advance theory and applications of single and multiple robots, specifically those focusing on real robots that interact with their environment. Papers should clearly explain how the work addresses challenges in robotics, opportunities for novel applications, and fundamental research issues in autonomous robotic systems. The goal is to demonstrate the synergy achieved from integration of research in agents and robotics.

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Bioinspired robots, swarms, and collective behaviours
- Distributed robotics, networked robot/sensor systems, and cloud robotics
- Human-robot interaction, communication, and teamwork
- Machine learning for robotics
- Mapping, localization, and exploration
- Robot planning (including action selection, motion and path planning and manipulation)
- Robot teams, multi-robot systems, robot coordination
- Robotic agent languages, middleware, and formal methods for robot systems
- Robots in applications (including field robotics, personal/service robots)

Information for Authors
Submissions to the Robotics Track will follow AAMAS procedures and will be rigorously peer reviewed and evaluated on the basis of the overall quality of their technical contribution, including criteria such as originality, soundness, relevance, significance, quality of presentation, and understanding of the state of the art.
Submissions are limited to 8 pages in length, with a 9th page being allowed *provided it only contains bibliographic references*. Reviews will be double blind; authors must avoid including anything in their papers that can be used to identify them. Please note that submitting an abstract is required to submit a full paper. However, the abstracts will not be reviewed and full (8-page) papers must be submitted for the review process to begin. All work must be original, i.e., it must not have appeared in a conference proceedings, book, or journal and may not be under review for another archival conference. The review process for the special tracks will be the same as for the main track, but with programme committee members specially selected for each track. All accepted papers for the special tracks will be included in the proceedings.

Robotics Track Chairs
Francesco Amigoni (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Roderich Gross (University of Sheffield, UK)

AAMAS is the leading scientific conference for research in autonomous agents and multiagent systems. The AAMAS conference series was initiated in 2002 by merging three highly respected meetings: the International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (ICMAS); the International Workshop on Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages (ATAL); and the International Conference on Autonomous Agents (AA). The aim of the joint conference is to provide a single, high-profile, internationally respected archival forum for scientific research in the theory and practice of autonomous agents and multiagent systems.

General Information
All full papers accepted to the main track and the special tracks will be presented in parallel technical sessions. All the papers will be published in the conference Proceedings and will be permanently available after the conference at .
In addition, AAMAS 2016 will include:
* Workshops
* Demonstrations
* Posters presentations for full papers and extended abstracts
* Invited talks and panel discussions
The submission processes for the workshops and demonstrations are separate from the main paper submission process. Relevant information will be posted on the relevant pages.

Policy on multiple and previous submissions.
Authors may not submit any paper to AAMAS 2016 that has already appeared in an archival forum. Authors must ensure that no submission to AAMAS 2016 is under review for another archival forum between the AAMAS 2016 submission and decision dates.
Policy on harassment at the conference environment.
IFAAMAS is committed to organising the AAMAS conference and its affiliated events in an environment that is free of harassment for everyone involved: delegates, organisers, conference workers, and reviewers. All participants in IFAAMAS events are asked to embrace our intention to foster a harassment-free scientific community, and to understand that IFAAMAS will respond appropriately to incidents of harassment if they occur. The complete IFAAMAS harassment policy is available in the AAMAS 2016 website.

For further details about AAMAS 2016, please visit the website at or

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AAMAS 2016
Upcoming event: 
Monday, 9 May, 2016