Call For Participation --- Second Call

RoboCup-98 Paris

The Second Robot World Cup Soccer Games and Conferences

2-9, July, 1998, La Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Paris, France

In conjunction with ICMAS-98

The Robot World Cup, RoboCup, is an international initiative to foster AI and intelligent robotics research by providing a standard problem, a soccer game, where a wide range of technologies can be integrated and examined. This is the Second {\bf RoboCup} event, and it will be held in Paris, France, during the World Cup also in France. The competitions will take place at the Cit\'e des Sciences, La Villette, in conjunction with International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (ICMAS-98), as a part of Agent's World. The First Robot World Cup, RoboCup-97, was help in Nagoya, Japan, in August 1997, and included the participation of more than 40 teams.

In order for a team of robot agents to actually play a soccer game, 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.

RoboCup-98 includes competitions, an expert robot exhibit, and a technical workshop. There are several competition tracks in RoboCup-98 corresponding to robots and soccer fields of different sizes and a simulator league with software agents. We invite submissions for participation in any of the competitions, expert robot exhibit, or workshop, depending on your research and/or development interests.

Details of the rules for the different competitions are available from the RoboCup official Web site.
For optional statement of entry, please send e-mail to The final registration form shall be made available on the RoboCup Web home page, and should be sent either electronically to,, or by FAX to Hiroaki Kitano (+81) 3-5448-4273.

Important Dates:

Paper Submission

Please refer Workshop Call For Paper for details.

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