Online version: https://athome.robocup.org/2022-cfp1-all/
First Call for Participation RoboCup@Home 2022 (DSPL · OPL · SSPL)
Summer 2022 (Bangkok, Thailand)
RoboCup is an international scientific initiative with the goal to
advance the state of the art of intelligent robots through
competitions (RoboCup@Home, RoboCup Soccer, RoboCup Rescue,
RoboCup@Work and RoboCup Junior).
The RoboCup@Home league aims to develop service and assistive robot
technology with high relevance for future personal domestic
applications. It is the largest international annual competition for
autonomous service robots and is part of the RoboCup initiative. A
set of benchmark tests is used to evaluate the robots’ abilities and
performance in a realistic home environment setting. Focus lies on
the following domains but is not limited to: Human-Robot-Interaction
and Cooperation, Navigation and Mapping in dynamic environments,
Computer Vision and Object Recognition under natural light
conditions, Object Manipulation, Adaptive Behaviors, Behavior
Integration, Ambient Intelligence, Standardization and System
This page describes the preregistration and qualification procedure
for RoboCup@Home 2022. Important dates:
Oct. 31, 2021 Publication of the Call for Participation
Nov. 28, 2021 Deadline for submission of qualification material.
(Team Description Paper, Team Video, Team Website).
Jan. 10, 2022 Qualification announcement
Jan. 30, 2022 Deadline for Participation Confirmation
The qualification procedure consists of the following steps:
****Step 1) Qualification Material Submission (mandatory)****
The team ***MUST*** send an email to the Organizing Committee (oc
[at]robocupathome.org) to participate in the qualification process
for the RoboCup@Home 2022 event. Please fill in the following
information: Team Name: League: [ DSPL | OPL | SSPL ] Country:
Affiliation: Team Leader Name: Contact information (E-mail): Rank in
local tournaments: Link to a team video: Link to a team web site
devoted to their efforts:
Team Description Paper (TDP) attached to the email based on the
The e-mail subject should be: [@Home2022-Qualification](YourTeamName)
· Only one platform can be specified per team. Only one team leader
· can be specified per team.
· Only one team video url can be specified per team.
· Only one contact email can be specified per team.
· All the publications and software to be evaluated for
qualification ***MUST*** be in the team’s website.
· The email must be encoded in UTF-8 using only the ISO-8859-1
**** Deadline: Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021 23:59 GMT *****
****Step 2) Participation confirmation (mandatory)****
All qualified teams ***MUST*** send an email to the Organizing
Committee (oc[at]robocupathome.org) to confirm (or cancel) their
participation in the RoboCup@Home 2022 event. Confirming attendance
implies that the team has sufficient resources to register, and
commits to attend to the event.
To confirm participation, please fill in the following information:
League: [ DSPL | OPL | SSPL ]
Hereby [Team Name] of [Country] [confirms | forfeits] participation in the
the RoboCup@Home [League].
The e-mail subject should be: [@Home2022-Confirmation] (YourTeamName)
Remark: Qualified teams who miss the participation confirmation will
be disqualified automatically and the participation slots freed for
the Second Call for Participation.
**** Deadline: Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022 23:59 GMT *****
****Step 3) Robot Acquisition (Standard Platform Leagues):****
Qualified Teams must contact the supplier as soon as the Qualification
Notification arrives to start the acquisition procedure.
Teams selected to receive Standard-Platform robots have to make an
agreement with the supplier in compliance with the supplier’s
The suppliers are not allowed to sell, export, lease and/or ship their
products to natural or legal persons and to entities and countries
which are subject to international sanctions or prohibitions. Since
Selection Committee cannot answer this issue, please ask the supplier
Remark: Failing to acquire a Standard-Platform will void the
qualification of the SSPL/DSPL. It won’t not possible for SSPL/DSPL
to change to OPL.
****Instructions for the Qualification Material****
***Instructions for the Team Video:***
In order to proof a running hardware, each team has to provide a
As a minimum requirement for qualification, the video must show the
robot(s) successfully solving a task involving the integration of at
least 5 different abilities, such as: environmental reasoning,
high-level task planning, human-robot interaction, localization,
manipulation, object recognition, people recognition, etc.
· The shown task execution must look continuous, smooth, and robust.
· When speeding-up video, the speed factor must be indicated.
· The language spoken and shown in the video must be English.
· When using any other languages, translations must be included.
· We strongly suggest upload videos to Youtube.
· Videos sent will be uploaded/displayed in the league’s youtube channel
· Standard Platforms Only: Teams are allowed to use any robot in their Team
Video. However, the use of the standard robot is advised.
HINT: It is strongly advised to show your robot(s) smoothly and
accurately solving any of the Stage II tests of the 2018, 2019, and
Copyright note:When sending videos for qualification, teams implicitly
grant permission to RoboCup @Home and the RoboCup Federation to copy,
modify, distribute, upload, publish, and use the multimedia material
to promote the event and the league at convenience.
***Instructions for the TDP***
The TDP is an 8-pages long scientific paper, detailing information on
the technical and scientific approach of the team’s research, while
including also the following:
· Group’s research focus and interests.
· Innovative technology and scientific contribution
· Please specify when your research is being used by other
teams or research groups
· Please specify when you are using software from other teams
· Brief, general description of the system when solving a
[domestic] task (applicability in the real world)
· The impact of your research must be clearly visible
· Maximum length is 8 pages (including figures and citations)
· Photo(s) of the robot
· Brief, compact list of the 3rd party robot’s software
(e.g. include MoveIt/YOLO)
· Brief, compact description of all external computing
devices, if any
· Brief, compact description of the robot’s hardware (OPL Only)
· Please mark with an asterisk home-made software solutions
Annex should be appended after the References
· There is no page limit for annex, but a maximum of one page
is strongly encouraged
· TDP length is ****8 pages + annex**** (any submissions over this
length will be disqualified).
· DSPL and SSPL: The robot depicted in the TDP or Team Video must
be the league’s standard one.
For the TDP, please use the Springer LNAI format used in the RoboCup
Symposium submissions and limit yourself to 8 pages without altering
margins or spacing (including references but excluding the annex).
You may download a template for the TDP from here.
Remark: The language for the TDP, its graphics, tables, images, and
all additional content must be English. Content in other languages
must be translated.
Copyright note: All TDPs sent for qualification may be made publicly
available in the RoboCup @Home Wiki for further reference. On
submitting, teams implicitly grant permission to RoboCup @Home and
the RoboCup Federation to copy, distribute, upload, publish, and use
the manuscript to promote the event and the league at convenience.
***** Exceeding the number of pages will automatically void your
***Instructions for the Web site***
While the TDP goes into detail about the technical and scientific
approach of the team’s research, the website should be designed for a
broader audience, including:
· Photos of the robot(s)
· Videos of the robot(s)
· Description of the approaches and information on
· Relevant publications (last 5 years, preferably
available to download)
· Link to repositories with software for the community
· Team members
· Previous participation in RoboCups
· Participation and rankings in local RoboCup tournaments
Remark: No IP addresses will be accepted as website.
Remark: Only documented active software repositories are considered as
contributions to the league. It must be clear and straightforward to
other teams how to use your software.
***Qualification and evaluation criteria:***
In this first Call for Participation, up to 8 teams per league can be
assigned a participation slot. In order to qualify, a team must meet
the minimum selection requirements approved by the Executive
Committee. However, meeting the minimum requirements won’t
automatically grant a participation slot. Only the top 8 teams
meeting the selection criterion will qualify for participation.
Rejections are strongly advised to improve their qualification
materials and apply in the second CFP.
Qualification materials will be judged by the following criteria:
· Team description paper (clarity, scientific contributions,
re-usability by the league, applicability in real world)
· Performance in local tournaments and previous competitions.
· Qualification Video (number of demonstrated abilities,
integration, difficulty of the task, applicability in real world)
· Website (multimedia, publications from last 5 years,
downloadable content, open-source software and other contributions)
· Relevant Scientific contribution/publications (downloadable
papers and open-source software)
· Novelty of approach (what you do is new for @Home)
We encourage teams to produce self-explicative videos for a general
audience where complex tasks are solved. For Team Description Papers
focus on the scientific contribution and avoid brief descriptions of
the overall system.
With kind regards, and looking forward to see your team in Bangkok,
The 2022 RoboCup@Home Organizing and Technical Committees
FINAL CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
18th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation
and Reasoning (KR 2021)
November 3-12, 2021 - Virtual
*** Registration is free but mandatory (deadline: October 15, 2021) ***
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR) is a well-established and
lively field of research. In KR, a fundamental assumption is that an
agent's knowledge is explicitly represented in a declarative form,
suitable for processing by dedicated reasoning engines. This assumption,
that much of what an agent deals with is knowledge-based, is common in
many modern intelligent systems. Consequently, KR has contributed to
the theory and practice of various areas in AI, including automated
planning and natural language understanding, and to fields beyond AI,
including databases, verification, software engineering, and robotics.
In recent years, KR has contributed also to new and emerging fields,
including the semantic web, computational biology, cyber security, and
the development of software agents.
The KR conference series is the leading forum for timely in-depth
presentation of progress in the theory and principles underlying the
representation and computational management of knowledge.
CONFERENCE FORMAT AND REGISTRATION
KR 2021 will be organized as a virtual conference and welcomes all
researchers interested in KR to participate!
We are happy to announce that participation is *free*. The deadline for
registering is October 15, 2021. Information about how to register for
the main conference and associated events can be found at:
There will be also be a limited-capacity *live gathering* in Rome to watch
the conference and exchange with other participants. For details, consult:
The list of papers accepted at the main conference and the Doctoral
Consortium can also be found on the conference webpage.
Martin Grohe (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
> The Logic of Graph Neural Networks
Jochen Renz (Australian National University, Australia)
> Spatial and Physical Reasoning: From Angry Birds to Open World AI
Uli Sattler (University of Manchester, UK)
> Description Logic and OWL: A Tale of Discoveries, Design Choices,
Challenges, and Lessons Learnt (Great Moments in KR)
Joshua Tenenbaum (MIT, USA)
> Reverse Engineering Human Cognitive Development: What Do We Start With,
and How Do We Learn The Rest?
Francesca Toni (Imperial College, UK)
> The Interactionist View of Reasoning for Explainable AI
TRACKS & SPECIAL SESSIONS
* Applications and Systems Track
* Recent Published Research Track
* Special Session: KR and Machine Learning
* Special Session: KR and Robotics
* Special Session: Diversity and Inclusion
* Explainable Logic-Based Knowledge Representation (XLoKR)
* Computational Machine Ethics (CME)
* Knowledge Representation for Hybrid and Compositional AI (KRHCAI)
* Ontology Uses and Contribution to Artificial Intelligence (OnUCAI)
* Second-Order Quantifier Elimination and Related Topics (SOQE)
* Semantics-Powered Health Data Analytics (SEPDA)
* Answer Set Programming: From Theory to Practice
by Roland Kaminski, Javier Romero, Torsten Schaub & Philipp Wanko
* Belief Revision and Judgment Aggregation in Ontologies
by Jake Chandler and Richard Booth
* Completeness, Recall, and Negation in Open-World Knowledge Bases
by Simon Razniewski, Hiba Arnaout, Shrestha Ghosh & Fabian M. Suchanek
* Complex Event Recognition and Forecasting
by Elias Alevizos and Alexander Artikis
* KR&R Meets Cyber-Physical Systems: Formalization, Behavior,
by Marcello Balduccini, Edward Griffor & Tran Cao Son
* Planning with multi-agent, flexible, temporal, epistemic & contingent
by Aurélie Beynier, Frédéric Maris & Francois Schwarzentruber
* Proof-Theoretic Approaches to Logical Argumentation
by Ofer Arieli & Christian Strasser
* Solving equations in modal and description logics
by Philippe Balbiani
* NMR 2021 (20th International Workshop on Non-Monotonic Reasoning)
* Esra Erdem (Sabanci University, Turkey)
* Meghyn Bienvenu (CNRS & University of Bordeaux, France)
* Gerhard Lakemeyer (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Applications and Systems Track:
* Martin Gebser (University of Klagenfurt, Austria)
* Ulrike Sattler (University of Manchester, UK)
Recently Published Research Track:
* Vladimir Lifschitz (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
* Pierre Marquis (Artois University & Institut Universitaire de France,
Special Session on KR & Machine Learning:
* Vaishak Belle (University of Edinburgh, UK)
* Luc de Raedt (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Special Session on KR & Robotics:
* Alessandro Saffioti (University of Örebro, Sweden)
* Mary-Anne Williams (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
Workshop and Tutorials:
* Markus Kroetzsch (TU Dresden, Germany)
* Yongmei Liu (Sun Yat-sen University, China)
* Jens Classen (Simon Fraser University)
* Magdalena Ortiz (TU Vienna, Austria)
* Giuseppe De Giacomo (Sapienza University, Italy)
* Son Tran (New Mexico State University, USA)
* Long Tran-Thanh (University of Warwick, UK)
* Thanh Van Dinh (East Asia University of Technology, Vietnam)
Virtual Conference Arrangements:
* Stefan Borgwardt (TU Dresden, Germany)
* Marco Console (Sapienza University Italy)
* Long Tran-Thanh (University of Warwick, UK)
* Kuldeep S. Meel (NUS, Singapore)
* Zeynep G. Saribatur (TU Wien, Austria)
* Thanh Van Dinh (East Asia University of Technology, Vietnam)
* Paolo Felli (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
Diversity and Inclusion:
* Magdalena Ortiz (TU Vienna, Austria)
* Maria Vanina Martinez (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
* Marco Maratea (University of Genova, Italy)