[DL] Call for Papers: Special Session on KR & Robotics (KR2021)

Thanh Dinh thanh.dinhvan at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 14:17:06 CET 2021


CALL FOR PAPERS

**Special Session on Knowledge Representation and Robotics** at the
18th Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning 
(KR2021)


November 6-12, 2021, Hanoi, Vietnam
https://kr2021.kbsg.rwth-aachen.de/

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Important Dates

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Submission of title and abstract:         March 24, 2021

Paper submission deadline:                 March 31, 2021

Author response period:                 May 24-26, 2021

Notification:                                 June 15, 2021

Camera-ready papers:                         July 14, 2021

Conference dates:                         November 6-12, 2021

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Much progress has been made in robotics through the introduction of machine
learning, often leading to autonomous systems that are effective but 
opaque with
inexplicable behaviours.

Many applications, however, require robots to explicitly capture 
knowledge and
reason with it in order to achieve high-level cognitive skills. This 
special
session is devoted to exploring the intersection of Knowledge 
Representation
and Robotics.

Papers are solicited in all areas of this intersection.  In particular, we
welcome papers that extend knowledge representation techniques to cope with
the challenges posed by interacting with the physical world, such as:

- dealing with uncertain, incomplete or contradictory information;

- reasoning with time, space and perceptions;

- grounding representations in the physical world;

- combining discrete and continuous representations;

- reasoning with bounded computational resources;

- trustworthy and accountable robot behaviours; and

- social intelligence for robots in human-centric environments.



Robots are the archetypical integrated cognitive systems.  Thus, we also 
welcome
papers that address the integration of knowledge representation into whole
robotic systems, such as:



- integrating knowledge representation and machine learning;

- integrating symbolic and sub-symbolic approaches;

- integrating reasoning about actions and control; or

- cognitive robot architectures.



Finally, we welcome papers that show concrete examples where real

robotic systems benefit from knowledge representation, for instance in:



- sensor interpretation and understanding;

- human-robot interaction;

- multi-robot planning and coordination; or

- dealing with errors and unexpected situations.

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Information for Authors

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The Special Session on KR & Robotics will allow contributions of both

regular papers (9 pages) and short papers (4 pages), excluding references,
prepared and submitted according to the instructions on the KR2021 website.


The special session emphasizes KR & Robotics, and welcomes contributions 
that
extend the state of the art at the intersection of KR & Robotics. 
Therefore,
KR-only or Robotics-only submissions will not be accepted for evaluation in
this special session.


Submissions will be rigorously peer reviewed by PC members who are 
active in
KR & Robotics.  Submissions will be 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.

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Remote Participation Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

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We understand that the global public health situation may make it difficult
or impossible for some, if not all, participants to travel to Hanoi. For
this reason, we commit to allowing authors of accepted papers to present
virtually and will work hard to enable the best possible experience for
all conference participants.

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Chairs

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Alessandro Saffiotti (University of Orebro, Sweden)

Mary-Anne Williams (University of New South Wales, Australia)

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