RoboCup International Symposium 2024 Call for Papers

RoboCup International Symposium 2024

Monday 22 July 2024

Eindhoven, Netherlands.

The 27th RoboCup International Symposium will be held on 22 July 2024,
in conjunction with RoboCup 2024 (15 July to 21 July 2024), in
Eindhoven, The Netherlands. 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 competitions or have a RoboCup team. The symposium will be
held in person at the Evoluon Conference Center in Eindhoven. In
addition to the regular track with regular research papers, there is
the development track encouraging reports on innovative hardware
developments, software frameworks, and open-source releases of
software components. A review of papers describing these contributions
will be based on technical aspects and benefits to the practice of
communities working in the above fields in general and RoboCup in


Submission of full papers: 30 January 2024

Notification to authors: 04 May 2024

Submission of camera-ready copies: 20 May 2024

RoboCup Symposium 2024: 22 July 2024 (RoboCup on 15-21 July 2024)


All papers will be peer-reviewed and evaluated by members of the
senior program committee. The proceedings of the RoboCup International
Symposium will be published and archived within the Lecture Notes in
Artificial Intelligence (LNCS/LNAI) series by Springer-Verlag after
the conference. Papers should be formatted following the LNAI author
and must be electronically submitted through Springer's
electronic-submission system EquinOCS


Submissions are limited to 12 pages including references.


The LNAI author guidelines site contains a Springer’s proceedings
LaTeX template (v2.23), an older version of this template (v2.21) is
also available in Overleaf:


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

    - sim2real learning


* 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


To encourage open-source release of hardware and software systems, the
RoboCup International Symposium has included a development track in
recent years. In 2024, we expand the scope of this track to include
datasets and benchmarks. We encourage the submission of papers
describing open-source hardware and software, tools and frameworks
that facilitate development of robotics hardware and software,
datasets that enable new robotic capabilities, as well as benchmarks
that establish reproducible test beds and performance metrics to
advance research. If applicable, contributions to the special track
should include evidence of the released system or dataset, and
highlight past, ongoing, and/or potential future impacts on the
RoboCup community. A review of these contributions will be based on
technical merit and benefits to the RoboCup community, and the
research topics listed above.


Hiroyuki Okada (Tamagawa University, Japan)

Elena Torta (Eindhoven University of Technology, NL)

Josiah Hanna (University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA)

Edna Barros (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil)


Elena Torta (Eindhoven University of Technology, NL)

Ömür Arslan (Eindhoven University of Technology, NL)

Femke van Beek (Eindhoven University of Technology, NL)

Arnoud Visser (University of Amsterdam, NL)


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