RoboCup-98 Workshop in Paris

The Second International Workshop on RoboCup

July 2,3,and 9, 1998, La Cit'e des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Paris, France

In conjunction with ICMAS-98

Workshop Co-chairs: The second internationl workshop on RoboCup will be held on July 2, 3, and 9 as a conference of RoboCup-98, the second RoboCup in Paris, France, during the World Cup also in France. Robot World Cup, RoboCup, is an international initiative to foster AI and intelligent robotics research by providing a standard problem, the soccer game, where a wide range of technologies can be integrated and examined. This is the Second RoboCup event, and it will be held in Paris. The workshop (and also competitions) will take place at the Cit'e des Sciences, La Villette, in conjunction with the International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (ICMAS-98), as a part of Agent's World. The First International Workshop on RoboCup was held in Nagoya, Japan, in August 1997, and included about 40 excellent papers from more than 10 countries. In order for a team of robot agents to actually play soccer, different technologies must be incorporated, including design principles of autonomous agents, multi-agent collaboration, strategy acquisition, real-time reasoning, sensor-fusion, and learning. RoboCup is a task for a team of multiple fast-moving robot agents in a dynamic, nondeterministic, and adversarial environment.In addition to these issues, 3-D visualization, automatic generation of narration, and education issues along the context of RoboCup will be addressed in the workshop. All submission shall be formatted in Springer-Verlag Style. Submission will be in two categories:
  1. Team Description: Technical description of RoboCup competition participating teams. This is mandatory for ALL competing teams.
  2. Topical Technical Papers: Regular technical papers related to RoboCup. This paper can focus specific theories, technique, and other research results related to RoboCup, as well as papers on educational and industrial aspects of RoboCup.
Electronic submission: the authors should send their papers to the following FTP site in compressed PostScript format based on the style available at the RoboCup web site and also notify the submission with the corresponding author's name, address, and title to ""

FTP site:

  1. ftp
  2. log-in by "anonymous"
  3. cd pub/incoming
  4. put your paper : your paper must be (ex.,, if you have more and so on)
  5. quit

Important Dates:

Of course, the authors will be able to revise the paper after Paris, but the reasons why we set up the deadline before Paris are that we like to show how many teams attend and how they approach to the game (workshop papers), and that we like to also show how they change (book). That is, we like to focus much more on the process than the final results. That's very important. The final papers likely skip the early trials and errors, but only describe so-called "champion records." The spirit of RoboCup is not to show the "champion records" but to show how researchers struggle with the real challenge.
So, please understand our statement and prepare the team description papers if you have made or make your entries for Paris. Thanks in advance.

RoboCup-98 Paris Conference Committee:

For questions on RoboCup and/or RoboCup-98 Paris, please send e-mail to,, or to committee members (see the RoboCup Web site