Call for participation:
RoboCup Rescue German Open 2022 – DRZ Edition
Dear RoboCup Rescue Robot League Teams,
We are happy to announce the upcoming RoboCup German Open 2022 Rescue Robot League Competition – DRZ Edition. The rescue robotics competition is based on Rules of the RoboCup Rescue Robot League and is complemented by tasks derived from firefighter missions. Artificial limited network capabilities will be part of the competition this year.
Dortmund is about 2.5 h by train from Frankfurt International Airport and 1.5 h by train from Duesseldorf International Airport.
- Registration: Until April 1st, 2022
- Acceptance notification: April 8th, 2022
- Setup days: Sunday, May 8th and Monday, May 9th, 2022
- Competitions: Tuesday, May 10th and Wednesday, May 11th, 2022
- Finals: Thursday, May 12th, 2022
The competition will be hosted by the non-profit German Rescue Robotics Center (DRZ), https://www.rescuerobotics.eu, in its large and well equipped testing facility. The event will be organized by DRZ together with RoboCup Rescue representatives of the German RoboCup regional committee. A registration fee will be required for participation. More information including the rules are available at
The event will only be open to participants, organizers and press. Daily media coverage as well as live streaming of the finals is being considered for the public. We are excited about this opportunity for the RoboCup Rescue Robot League and would be happy to meet as many of you as possible on this occasion in Dortmund!
The maximum number of teams and participants is limited. We already have a couple of interested teams, but we can accommodate a few more teams at the competition. Teams will be registered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
If you want to participate, we kindly ask you to register by April 1st, 2022 by sending an email to:
(and CC johannes.pellenz[a]gmail.com and stefan.may[a]th-nuernberg.de)
Please send the team name, your country, your affiliation, the number of team members (including the team leader), full contact information (name, email, phone number and address) of the team leader.
If there are any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Johannes Pellenz and Stefan May
RoboCup German Open Rescue League
Please consider submitting your paper to this year's symposium!
Call for papers
RoboCup International Symposium 2022
17 July 2022
Bangkok, Thailand (hybrid setting)
The 25th RoboCup International Symposium will be held on 17 July 2022, in conjunction with RoboCup 2022 (11 July to 17 July 2022) in a hybrid setting.
We call for submissions of papers reporting innovative, original research with relevance to areas of robotics and artificial intelligence as listed below. Within the described scope of topics, we also encourage submissions of high-quality overview articles, papers describing real-world research, and papers reporting theoretical results. Researchers are invited to submit their work independently of whether they participate in the RoboCup competitions or have a RoboCup team.
The symposium is planned to be held in person in Bangkok, Thailand, with remote participation options for both presenters and attendees. In addition to the regular track with regular research papers, there is the development track encouraging reports on innovative hardware developments, software frameworks, and open-source releases of software components. A review of papers describing these contributions will be based on technical aspects and benefits to the practice of communities working in the above fields in general and RoboCup in particular.
Submission of full papers: 17 April 2022
Notification to authors: 5 June 2022
Submission of camera-ready copies: 26 June 2022
RoboCup Symposium 2022: 17 July 2022 (RoboCup on 11-17 July 2022)
SUBMISSION AND PROCEEDINGS
All papers will be peer-reviewed and evaluated by members of the senior program committee. The proceedings of the RoboCup International Symposium will be published and archived within the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNCS/LNAI) series by Springer-Verlag after the conference. Papers should be formatted following the LNAI author guidelines (https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-gu…) and must be electronically submitted through the EasyChair electronic submission system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=robocupsymposium2022).
Submissions are limited to 12 pages including references.
Springer’s proceedings LaTeX templates are also available in Overleaf: https://de.overleaf.com/latex/templates/springer-lecture-notes-in-computer-…
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Robot Hardware and Software
- mobile robotics
- humanoid robotics
- sensors and actuators
- embedded and mobile devices
- robot construction and new materials
- robot system integration
- robot software architectures
- robot programming environments and languages
- real-time and concurrent programming
- robot simulators
- sim2real learning
* Perception and Action
- 3D perception
- distributed sensor integration
- sensor noise filtering
- real-time image processing and pattern recognition
- motion and sensor models
- sensory-motor control
- robot kinematics and dynamics
- high-dimensional motion control
* Robot Cognition and Learning
- world modelling and knowledge representation
- learning from demonstration and imitation
- localisation, navigation, and mapping
- planning and reasoning
- decision making under uncertainty
- neural systems and deep learning
- complex motor skill acquisition
- reinforcement learning and optimisation
- motion and sensor model learning
* Human-Robot Interaction
- robot social intelligence
- fluency of interaction
- speech synthesis and natural language generation
- natural language recognition
- explainable robot behaviours
- emotion recognition and reaction
- understanding human intent and behaviour
- safety, security and dependability
- enabling humans to predict robot behaviour
* Multi-Robot Systems
- team coordination methods
- communication protocols
- learning and adaptive systems
- teamwork and heterogeneous agents
- dynamic resource allocation
- adjustable autonomy
* Education and Edutainment
- robotics and artificial intelligence education
- educational robotics
- robot kits and programming tools
- robotic entertainment
* Applications and Benchmarking
- search and rescue robots
- robot surveillance
- service and social robots
- robots at home, at work and in public spaces
- robots in the real world
- performance metrics
- human-robot interaction
To encourage open-source release of hardware and software systems, the RoboCup International Symposium has included a development track in recent years. In 2021, we expand the scope of this track to include datasets and benchmarks. We encourage the submission of papers describing open-source hardware and software, tools and frameworks that facilitate development of robotics hardware and software, datasets that enable new robotic capabilities, as well as benchmarks that establish reproducible test beds and performance metrics to advance research. If applicable, contributions to the special track should include evidence of the released system or dataset, and highlight past, ongoing, and/or potential future impacts on the RoboCup community. A review of these contributions will be based on technical merit and benefits to the RoboCup community and the research topics listed above.
Maike Paetzel-Prüsmann, University of Potsdam, Germany
Nuno Lau, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Thanapat Wanichanon, Mahidol University, Thailand
Amy Eguchi, University of California San Diego