Important Dates

Journal track paper:
submit now, max Apr 1, 2017

Paper submission (TT):
Apr 15, 2017 May 1, 2017

Paper acceptance (TT):
May 31, 2017

Jun 15, 2017

Doctoral Symposium & BAAI session:
Paper submission: Jun 15, 2017
Paper acceptance: Jul 15, 2017
Camera-ready: Jul 25, 2017

Discovery Challenge:
Predictions: Jun 1, 2017
Papers: Jul 8, 2017 Jul 31, 2017

Geometry Friends:
Aug 8, 2017

Sep 5-8, 2017



IROBOT Description

IROBOT’2017 poses itself as a follow-up on the previous seven IROBOT International Thematic Tracks/Workshops on Intelligent Robotics – IROBOT’’2005 (held at EPIA’2005), IROBOT’’2007 (held at EPIA’2007), IROBOT’2008 (held at IBERAMIA’2008), IROBOT’’2009 (held at EPIA’2009), IROBOT’’2011 (held at EPIA’2011), IROBOT’’2013 (held at EPIA’2013) and IROBOT’’2015 (held at EPIA’2015). As in previous editions, its main purpose is to bring together researchers, engineers and other professionals interested in the application of AI techniques in real/simulated robotics to discuss current work and future directions.

Robotics, from the point of view of AI, has been an important application field, from which AI has also gained. Namely the dynamic and unforeseen nature of the environment, especially for mobile robots, has fostered research in these aspects of AI. Together with the developments in Robotics Research, the use of Robotics in industry and services has changed a lot in recent years. New paradigms and approaches for industrial robots and service robots have emerged for example on mobile robots localization and navigation in unstructured environments. IROBOT 2017 will discuss these new developments on industrial and service robotics.

Topics of Interest

The Thematic Track will be structured around the following themes:

  • Adaptive and flexible industrial robotics
  • AI Planning for robotics
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Cognitive robotics
  • Computer vision and object recognition
  • Coordination in robotics
  • Evolutionary robotics and reactive intelligence
  • Human-robots interaction
  • Humanoid robotics
  • Intelligent buildings and warehouses
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Learning and adaptation in robotics
  • Mobile robots localization and navigation
  • Modelling and simulating complex robots
  • Multi-Robot systems
  • Field Robots
  • Real-time reactivity
  • Robot behavior engineering
  • Robotic surveillance
  • Sensor fusion

This topic’s list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in the thematic track main subject.

Reasons of Interest

Robotics is an important subject of Artificial Intelligence, combining most of the other AI areas in some fashion and in an applied mode. The success of previous IRobot workshops/thematic tracks in EPIA is a demonstration of the importance recognized by researchers in Portugal and abroad. Portugal has also an important tradition in this field, winning four World and ten European championships in RoboCup, simulation 2d, simulation 3d, coach, rescue, small-size and middle-size leagues as well as several other important RoboCup research awards. In the last decade, Portugal also organized several important Robotic conferences and additionally, there are several Portuguese national robotic competitions with increasing success: Portuguese Robotics Open (Festival Nacional de Robótica) – since 2001 with 10 different robotic events and an associated IEEE scientific conference, MicroMouse/Ciber-Mouse (since 1995 at University of Aveiro), Robotic Firefighting (since 2003 at Instituto Politécnico da Guarda), RoboParty (since 2007 at Minho University), Robotop (since 2007 at St. Tirso), RoboOeste among many others.

IROBOT’2017 Thematic Track intends to approach the Portuguese (and worldwide) AI and Robotics communities and to bridge the gap between the development of AI methodologies and their application into real robotic platforms. From the results of previous international events in robotics and AI, organized in Portugal, we believe that this IROBOT’2017 Thematic Track can achieve a significant success. A rigorous reviewing process by international peers, based on the previous IROBOT Thematic Track standards, will set the standards high, so that Intelligent Robotics can continue as an established and solid research topic in the context of EPIA.

Organizing Committee

Luís Paulo Reis, Universidade do Minho / LIACC, Portugal
Nuno Lau, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
João Alberto Fabro, UTFPR, Curitiba, Brazil

Program Committee

André Marcato, Universidade Federal de Juíz de Fora, Brazil

André Scolari Conceição, Univ. Federal da Bahia, Brazil

Andreas Birk, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

Anibal Ollero, University of Seville, Spain

Anna Helena Costa, EPUSP, São Paulo, Brazil

António José Neves, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

António Paulo Moreira, Universidade do Porto,Portugal

Armando J. Pinho, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Armando Sousa, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Augusto Loureiro da Costa, UFBA, Salvador, Brazil

Axel Hessler, TU Berlin, Germany

Brígida Mónica Faria, Inst. Politécnico do Porto, Portugal

Carlos Cardeira, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

Carlos Carreto, Instituto Politécnico da Guarda, Portugal

César Analide, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Eduardo Silva, Inst. Sup. Engenharia do Porto, Portugal

Enrico Pagello, University of Padua, Italy

Enrique Sucar, INAOE, Mexico

Fernando Osório, Universidade São Paulo/SC, Brazil

Fernando Ribeiro, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Flavio Tonidandel, C.Univ.FEI, S.Bernardo Campo, Brazil

Gabriella Sanniti Di Baja, Int. Cibernetica CNR, Italy

Guy Theraulaz, CRCA, Univ.ToulouseIII: P.Sabatier, France

Huosheng Hu, University of Essex, UK

Jacky Baltes, University of Manitoba, Canada

John Hallam, Univ. of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Jorge Dias, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Kasper Hallenborg, Univ. of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Lina Maria Paz, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Luca Iocchi, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Italy

Luís Correia, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Luis Moreno Lorente, Universidad Carlos III Madrid, Spain

Luis Mota, ISCTE, Portugal

Luís Paulo Reis, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Luis Seabra Lopes, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Isabel Ribeiro, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

Marco Dorigo, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Martin Riedmiller, University of Freiburg, Germany

Mikhail Prokopenko, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia

Nicolas Jouandeau, Université Paris 8, France

Nuno Lau, Universidade de Aveiro

Owen Holland, University of Essex, UK

Paulo Urbano, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Pedro Lima, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

Reinaldo Bianchi, IIIA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain

Rodrigo Braga, Universidade Fed Santa Catarina, Brasil

Rolf Pfeifer – Univ. Zurich, Switzerland

Rudolph Triebel, University of Oxford, UK

Rui Rocha, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Saeed Shiry Ghidary, Amirkabir University, Iran

Sanem Sariel Talay, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Sven Behnke, Bonn University, Germany

Thomas Rofer, Bremen University, Germany

Urbano Nunes, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Wolfram. Burgard, University Freiburg, Germany