call for papers, previous message From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Marco Dorigo) Subject: CFP: IEEE-SMC Special Issue on Learning Robots Date: 9 Mar 1994 10:25:16 -0600 Call For Papers: Special issue of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (IEEE-SMC) on: Learning Approaches to Autonomous Robots Control. Guest Editor: Marco Dorigo Submission deadline: May 20, 1994. Recent research on control of autonomous robots (or agents) has increasingly focused on the development and application of new learning paradigms. This issue of robot control has been addressed in a number of research areas including the following: - Reinforcement learning (Q-learning, Classifier systems, etc.). - Evolutionary Computation. - Evolving neural nets. - Neurocontrol and neurodynamics. - Adaptive fuzzy systems. - Artificial life. The aim of the special issue of IEEE-SMC is to draw together current research on a variety of these learning techniques (used and developed in some or all of the above research fields) which have been applied to real robots' control, as well as to discuss the implications this research has on the design and development of robots in general. This includes the following (not exhaustive) sub-topics: - Learning approaches to stimulus-response robots. - Learning approaches to robots acting in real environments. - Supervised (that is, with a trainer) and unsupervised type of behavior learning. - Hierarchical architectures for learning robots. - Trade-offs between learning and design. - Interplay between reactive and reasoning type of robot activity in a "learning perspective." - Robustness of learning techniques to noisy environments and to unreliable sensors and/or actuators. - Ethologically inspired learning architectures for autonomous robots. - Foundational analysis of interdependence among situated activity, learning algorithms, and degree of environmental complexity. - Cooperative learning robots. Papers on research still in its "simulation" phase, that is, yet to be implemented on real autonomous robots, will also be considered if it has clear and relevant implications for still to come concrete realization. To be considered for the special issue, five copies of each paper must be received by the editor at the address below by May 20, 1994. The first page should include a descriptive title, the names and addresses of all authors, a brief abstract, and salient keywords. Submissions will be carefully refereed for technical contribution, originality of the approach, practical significance, and clarity of presentation (according to the standard IEEE Transactions criteria), as well as salience to the topic of the special issue. Notifications will be sent by September 15, 1994, and final versions of accepted papers will be due two months later. Expected publication is mid-1995. Marco Dorigo (Editor) IRIDIA Universite' Libre de Bruxelles Avenue Franklin Roosvelt 50 CP 194/6 1050 Bruxelles Belgium tel. +32-2-6503167 fax +32-2-6502715 email@example.com. All prospective contributors should get in touch with the editor as soon as possible, and in any case well before the submission deadline, in order to receive more detailed information on the sort of research that the IEEE-SMC special issue is expected to cover. Such responses will also help us with the organization of reviews, and with last minute communications (such as change of Editor's address). Queries on any aspect of the above should also be directed to the above address.