Special Issue "Semantic Policy and Action Representations for Autonomous Robots"
It is our pleasure to announce the Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) special issue on Semantic Policy and Action Representations for Autonomous Robots (SPAR). This special issue is a follow-up outcome of two successful IROS workshops held in 2015 and 2017. We would like to invite all interested researchers to submit their papers in the areas of reasoning, perception, control, planning, and learning applied to robotic systems.
Paper submission deadline: 25th March 2018
Notification of acceptance: 15th June 2018
Final Submission: 3rd August 2018
Publication date: September 2018
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This special issue will present the main benefits of this new emerging type of methods, such as allowing robots to learn generalized semantic models for different domains. We will also like to discuss the next break-through topics in this area, e.g. the scalability of the learned models that can adapt to new scenarios/domains in a way that the robot can transfer all the acquired knowledge and experience from existing data to new domains with very little human intervention.
This special issue is focused on highlighting the recent developments in semantic reasoning representations and semantic policy generation from low level (sensory signal) to high level (planning and execution). More importantly, this special issue will gather information about various bottom-up and top-down approaches for semantic action perception and executions in different domains. Furthermore, we are aiming to compare various state-of-the-art approaches for generic action and reasoning representations in both computer vision and robotic communities, looking for a common ground to combine assumable different approaches for autonomous capability and reliability. Overall, this special issue aims to present the main benefits of this new emerging type of methods such as allowing robots to learn generalized semantic models for different domains as well as the next breakthrough topics in this area, e.g. the scalability of the learned models that can adapt to new scenarios/domains in a way that the robot can transfer all the acquired knowledge and experience from existing data to new domains with very little human intervention.
Topics of Interest
The topics that are indicative but by no means exhaustive are as follows:
- AI-Based Methods
- Learning and Adaptive System
- Probability and Statistical Methods
- Action grammars/libraries
- Machine learning techniques for semantic representations
- Spatiotemporal event encoding
- Reasoning Methods in Robotics and Automation
- Signal to symbol transition (Symbol grounding)
- Different levels of abstraction Semantics of manipulation actions
- Semantic policy representation
- Context modeling method
- Human behavior Recognition
- Learning from demonstration
- Object-action relations
- Bottom-up and top-down perception
- Task, geometric, and dynamic level plans and policies
- PDDL high-level planning
- Task and motion planning methods
- Human-robot interaction
- Prediction of human intentions
- Linking linguistic and visual data
All papers submitted to this special issue should follow the conventions and formatting required by the Robotics and Autonomous Systems journal.
Please take a look at the following page to prepare your submission accordingly: a guide for authors.
Important notice: This special issue will have the following policies for submitting literature survey papers:
- A maximum of 2 literature survey papers would be accepted in this special issue.
- If you are planning on submitting a review paper, please send an extended abstract (e.g. 2 pages) before Feb 15 to this email address. This extended abstract will be pre-screened by the editors. The editors will assess the quality of the submitted abstracts and make a preliminary decision to invite the author(s) to submit the full paper for the peer-review process.