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From: Mary-Anne Williams <Mary-Anne@it.uts.edu.au>
Date: Jul 9, 2006 1:00 AM
Subject: International Symposium on PRACTICAL COGNITIVE AGENTS and ROBOTS
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International Symposium on PRACTICAL COGNITIVE AGENTS and ROBOTS

                     --- Celebrating 50 Years of Artificial Intelligence  ---

                                         CALL FOR PAPERS
                        Paper Submission: September 30, 2006
                         27- 28 November, 2006 (Perth, Australia)


Masahiro Fujita
- General Manager, Chief Distinguished Researcher, Intelligent Systems Research Laboratory, Information Technologies Laboratories, Sony Corporation, Japan. Technical leader of Sony's entertainment robot AIBOand humanoid QRIO.

Patrick Doherty - Professor of Computer Science, Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköping University, and  Director for LinkLab, a center for Future Aviation Systems, which is a joint venture between Saab Aero Systems and Linköping University.

Mobile autonomous robots can perform complex tasks in unstructured and dynamic environments. Advances in autonomous mobile robotics over the last decade have been extraordinary, and the potential for future scientific breakthroughs and applications is breathtaking. However, a number of bottlenecks to future advancement have been identified such as building robots that know what they are doing, and that can adapt to changing conditions and requirements.
This symposium seeks to move the research frontier by focusing on the scientific bottlenecks, namely equipping robots with more knowledge about internal representations and the external world, as well as developing an awareness of oneself and others.

Hosted by the University of Western Australia, and sponsored by Department of Education, Science and Technology (DEST, Australia) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC, China), The University of Technology Sydney and University of Science and Technology China, the symposium has already won government support from both Australia and China and attracted an impressive list of leading researchers in Artificial Intelligence to serve on the program committee. The symposium aims at soliciting research ideas and results from practical research on implementing knowledge representation and high-level reasoning into mobile autonomous robots. Papers on autonomous agents and robots in general are all welcome, but the following areas are highly encouraged,

* Grounding representations to sensorimotor experiences
* Integrating knowledge representation into behaviour based robots
* Inter-robot communication and human-robot interaction
* Robot Cooperation and Collaboration
* Building Robots that Know what they are doing
* Networking multiple robots using Semantic Web or Agent Technologies
* Cognitive Robotics and their applications

Come and join the celebration of 50 years research in Artificial Intelligence at the world third most livable city - Perth (ranked in 2005 http://www.cbcunlocked.com/artman/publish/printer_631.shtml). Come and experience the passion of mankind - trying to reverse engineer ourselves by building intelligence into software and hardware. Come and participate at very affordable registration to voice your research ideas...


Accepted papers will be published by the University of Western Australia Press, and selected best papers will be to invited to submit to a Special Issue of the Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems (JAAMAS) edited by the symposium chairs and scheduled for publication in late 2008.


Xiaoping Chen - The University of Science and Technology of China
Wei Liu - The University of Western Australia
Mary-Anne Williams - The University of Technology Sydney

SYMPOSIUM WEBSITE: http://agents.csse.uwa.edu.au/pcar/

Paper Submission: Sep 30 2006
Notification of Acceptance: Oct 30 2006
Camera Ready Submission: Nov 6 2006
Symposium dates and location: 27- 28 Nov, 2006 (Perth, Australia)

Eyal Amir, University of Illonois, USA
Christian Balkenius, Lund University Cognitive Science, Seweden
Salem Benferhat, Universite d'Artois, France
Thomas Braunl, University of Western Australia, Australia
Gerhard Brewka, University of Liepzig, Germany
Stephan Chalup, University of Newcastle, Australia
Tony Cohn, University of Leeds, UK
Gamini Dissanayake, University of Technology, Sydney
Patrick Doherty, University of Linkoping, Sweden
James Harland, University of Western Australia, Australia
Anthony Hunter, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Benjamin Johnson, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Alankar Karol, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Gerhard Lakemeyer, Aachen University of Technology, Germany
Jerome Lang, CNRS, France
Fangzhen Lin, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
Aarati Martino, Google Inc, USA
John McCarthy, Stanford University, USA
Thomas Meyer, University of NSW, Australia
Leora Morgenstern, IBM Research, USA
Daniele Nardi, Universita' di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Timothy Oates, University of Maryland, USA
Maurice Pagnucco, University of NSW, Australia
Pavlos Peppas, University of Patras, Greece
Massimo Picardi, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Fiora Pirri, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
David Poole, University of British Columbia, Canda
Michael Quinlan, University of Newcastle, Australia
Mark Reynolds, University of Western Australia, Australia
Thomas Rofer, University of Bremen, Germany
Andrew Solomon, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Christopher Stanton, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Dan Stronger, University of Texas, USA
Ubbo Visser, University of Bremen, Germany
Chenghong Wang, National Nature Science Foundation of China, China
Guo Wei, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Christopher Welty, IBM Research, USA
Michael Wise, University of Western Australia, Australia
Kui Yuan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Hongbin Zha, Peking University, China
Bo Zhang, Tsinghua University, China

Professor Mary-Anne Williams
Innovation and Technology Research Laboratory
Faculty of Information Technology
University of Technology, Sydney
Sydney NSW 2007 Australia
http://www.innovation.it.uts.edu.au/ Mary-Anne

Subbarao Kambhampati