The First International Workshop on RoboCup
in conjunction with RoboCup-97 at IJCAI-97
Nagoya Congress Center, Nagoya, Japan
23, August, 1997
The Robot World Cup Initiative (RoboCup) is an attempt to foster
AI and intelligent robotics research by providing a standard problem
where wide range of technologies can be integrated and examined.
The first RoboCup competition will be held at IJCAI-97, Nagoya.
In order for a robot team to actually perform a soccer game,
various technologies must be incorporated including:
design principles of autonomous agents, multi-agent collaboration,
strategy acquisition, real-time reasoning, robotics, and sensor-fusion.
Contrary to AAAI robot competition, which is tuned for a single
heavy-duty slow-moving robot, RoboCup is a task for a team of
multiple fast-moving robots under a dynamic environment.
Although RoboCup's final target is a world cup with real robots,
RoboCup offers a software platform for research on the software aspects
The purpose of the workshop are:
For details of RoboCup-97, please browse http://www.robocup.org/RoboCup.
- By broadly soliciting papers related to RoboCup, we expect
information will be exchanged to facilitate active research in the area.
- All participants for RoboCup-97 are required to submit a paper
describing their approach. This will be shown as a poster for each team.
Workshop consists of presentation of selected papers, and ample
discussions. Basically, it is divided into two parts:
- Part-I: Technical Papers on selected topics. Similar to other WS.
- Part-II: A poster session for ALL RoboCup competition participants
to describetechnical aspects of their Robot teams.
- Wrap-Up Session: On August 29th, a wrap up session will be held to
discuss issues discovered in the competition, future activities,
and possible rule modifications. This is open to everyone.
Submission is based on a detailed abstract (approx. 1500 words) or a
full paper (limited to 5000 words) by March 15, 1997.
Submission for this category is considered for ORAL PRESENTATION.
Those who do not participate in RoboCup-97 competition itself
can submit papers. Of course, submission from those who participate in
RoboCup-97 are welcome, too.
Short Paper on Participating Teams
All RoboCup-97 participating teams are requested to submit a short paper
describing their robot and simulator teams (max. 4 pages).
In the Workshop, papers in this category will be presented as poster session.
Deadline is April 1, 1997, and can be submitted with the registration form.
In addition to the poster presentation at the workshop, the poster will be
presented throughout the competition period at the competition site.
For those who can submit electronically, please submit
materials in postscript file or in
plain, unformatted text to all workshop organizerss.
For those who can not submit via e-mail
(due to network access problems, photo included, video, etc),
send three hard copies (and video tapes) to Hiroaki Kitano.
If authors include video tapes with your submission,
they must be recorded in VHS-NTSC format.
All submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop committee.
Submit Papers to:
Hiroaki Kitano (Chair)
Sony Computer Science Laboratories
3-14-13, Higashi-Gotanda, Shinagawa,
Tokyo, 141 Japan
Phone: (+81) 3-5448-4380
Fax: (+81) 3-5448-4273
Electric submission should be send to all the workshop committee
- Submission of Papers for Workshop: March 15, 1997.
- Submission of Short Papers for Workshop:April 1, 1997 with the registration form.
- Application for Tounrnament and Exhibit: April 1, 1997.
- Notice of Paper Acceptance: April 1, 1997.
- Camera-Ready Due: April 20, 1997.
The Workshop Committee (tentative):
- Hiroaki Kitano, Sony Computer Science Laboratories (Chair), firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hitoshi Matsubara, ETL, email@example.com
- Ituski Noda, ETL, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Minoru Asada, Osaka University, email@example.com
- Manuela Veloso, Carnegie Mellon University, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Milind Tambe, ISI/USC, email@example.com