RoboCup Asia-Pacific 2021 Symposium

Call for Papers

The RoboCup Asia-Pacific 2021 Symposium will be held with RoboCup Asia-Pacific 2021 Aichi, Japan on 29 November 2021. We call for submissions of papers reporting innovative, original research with relevance to areas of robotics and artificial intelligence as listed below. Within the described scope of topics, we also encourage submissions of high-quality overview articles, papers describing real-world research, and papers reporting theoretical results. Researchers are invited to submit their work independently of whether they participate in the RoboCup Asia-Pacific competitions or not.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The RoboCup Asia-Pacific 2021 Symposium will be held in a hybrid setting. Then you can participate and present your research at the venue below or online. Since it is held in a hybrid setting, we welcome short oral presentations instead of poster presentations. The registration site for participants will be announced later.

Date: 29 November 2021
Venue: Design Hall at Nadya Park Bldg. (@Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan)

Paper categories: long and short oral presentation

Fees: free (registration required) Registration site: announced later

IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for Submission of papers: 9 August 2021
Notification to authors: 15 October 2021
Submission of camera-ready copies: 25 October 2021
RoboCup Asia-Pacific 2021: 22-29 November 2021
RoboCup Asia-Pacific 2021 Symposium: 29 November 2021

SUBMISSION AND PROCEEDINGS

All papers will be peer-reviewed and evaluated by members of the program committee. The proceedings of the RoboCup Asia-Pacific 2021 Symposium will be published online one week before the conference. Papers should be formatted following the LNAI author guidelines (https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines). Springer’s proceedings LaTeX and Word templates are also available in Overleaf. Papers must be electronically submitted through the EasyChair electronic submission system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rcap2021sympsium). All submissions (both long and short presentaitons) are limited to 12 pages including references and must be in PDF format.

TOPICS

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Robot Hardware and Software

  • - mobile robotics
  • - humanoid robotics
  • - sensors and actuators
  • - embedded and mobile devices
  • - robot construction and new materials
  • - robot system integration
  • - robot software architectures
  • - robot programming environments and languages
  • - real-time and concurrent programming
  • - robot simulators

* Perception and Action

  • - 3D perception
  • - distributed sensor integration
  • - sensor noise filtering
  • - real-time image processing and pattern recognition
  • - motion and sensor models
  • - sensory-motor control
  • - robot kinematics and dynamics
  • - high-dimensional motion control

* Robot Cognition and Learning

  • - world modelling and knowledge representation
  • - learning from demonstration and imitation
  • - localisation, navigation, and mapping
  • - planning and reasoning
  • - decision making under uncertainty
  • - neural systems and deep learning
  • - complex motor skill acquisition
  • - reinforcement learning and optimisation
  • - motion and sensor model learning

* Human-Robot Interaction

  • - robot social intelligence
  • - fluency of interaction
  • - speech synthesis and natural language generation
  • - natural language recognition
  • - explainable robot behaviours
  • - emotion recognition and reaction
  • - understanding human intent and behaviour
  • - safety, security and dependability
  • - enabling humans to predict robot behaviour

* Multi-Robot Systems

  • - team coordination methods
  • - communication protocols
  • - learning and adaptive systems
  • - teamwork and heterogeneous agents
  • - dynamic resource allocation
  • - adjustable autonomy

* Education and Edutainment

  • - robotics and artificial intelligence education
  • - educational robotics
  • - robot kits and programming tools
  • - robotic entertainment

* Applications and Benchmarking

  • - search and rescue robots
  • - robot surveillance
  • - service and social robots
  • - robots at home, at work and in public spaces
  • - robots in the real world
  • - performance metrics
  • - human-robot interaction

SYMPOSIUM CO-CHAIRS

Noriaki Mitsunaga, Osaka Kyouiku University
Wataru Uemura, Ryukoku University

ORGANIZERS

RoboCup Asia-Pacific Confederation
RoboCup Asia-Pacific 2021 Aichi Organizing Committee
The Special Interest Group on AI Challenges in the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence

CONTACT

rcap2021@intergroup.co.jp