Call for Participation
RoboCup Rescue German Open 2022 – DRZ Edition
**Registration deadline extended to April 6th, 2022.**
*The remaining slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.*
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 6th*, 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 6st,
2022 by sending an email to:
info[a]rettungsrobotik.de (and CC johannes.pellenz[a]gmail.com and
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
Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience
<https://www.hindawi.com/journals/cin/> Special Issue -Interpretation of
Machine Learning: Prediction, Representation, Modeling, and Visualization
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement learning
- Classification, clustering, and optimization for big data analytics
- Extracting understanding from large-scale and heterogeneous data
- Dimensionality reduction and analysis of large-scale and complex data
- Deep learning for time series forecasting
- Quantifying or visualizing the interpretability of deep neural networks
- Stability improvement of deep neural network optimization
- Novel machine and deep learning approaches in the applications of
image/signal processing, business intelligence, games, healthcare,
bioinformatics, and security
01 Dec 2022
22 Jul 2022
The first round of games for RC-HL virtual season just ended. We streamed the last game of the Round Robin phase last Sunday (20 March).
We will now enter in the Quarterfinals, which they will be streamed on April 3rd starting at 10am (CEST time).
The Semi-Final and Final will be streamed on April 17th from the joint event German Open Replacement Event (GORE) organised by SPL and Humanoid League which takes place in Hamburg (Germany) from 12.04. to 17.04.22.
At the end of the games, RC-HL virtual season organisers will hold a three days event on April 28-30, 2022 focused on exploring the sim2real transfer topic. It will be a great opportunity for both exploring future collaborations between different leagues, and sharing knowledge and experiences of applying realistic computational resources and scenario to the virtual competition, and the other way around. We welcome proposals for half hour workshops. More info on how to submit your proposal are here -> https://humanoid.robocup.org/hl-vs2022/rc-hl-virtual-season-workshops/call-…
Looking forward to receive your valuable inputs and contributions.
On behalf of the RC-HL virtual organisation committee
More info on our website: https://humanoid.robocup.org/hl-vs2022
We will be streaming all of our games on Twitch Field A
For checking the time zone differences, you can use websites such as worldtimebuddy
Dr. Alessandra Rossi
PRISCA research lab
Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
[Apologies in case of multiple posting]
1 month to abstract submission!
Call for Papers
16th International Conference on
Logic Programming and Non-monotonic Reasoning
September 5-9, 2022
AIMS AND SCOPE
LPNMR 2022 is the sixteenth in the series of international meetings
on logic programming and non-monotonic reasoning. LPNMR is a forum
for exchanging ideas on declarative logic programming, non-monotonic
reasoning, and knowledge representation. The aim of the conference is
to facilitate interactions between researchers and practitioners
interested in the design and implementation of logic-based programming
languages and database systems, and those working in knowledge
representation and non-monotonic reasoning. LPNMR strives to encompass
theoretical and experimental studies that have led or will lead to
advances in declarative programming and knowledge representation, as
well as their use in practical applications. A Doctoral Consortium
will also be a part of the program.
LPNMR 2022 aims to bring together researchers from LPNMR core areas and
application areas of the aforementioned kind in order to share research
experiences, promote collaboration and identify directions for joint future research.
Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and unpublished
research on all aspects of non-monotonic approaches in logic programming
and knowledge representation. We invite submissions of both long and
short papers on topics detailed below.
Conference topics include, but are not limited to:
1. Foundations of LPNMR Systems:
* Semantics of new and existing languages;
* Action languages, causality;
* Formalization of Commonsense Reasoning and understanding
its laws and nature;
* Relationships among formalisms;
* Complexity and expressive power;
* Inference algorithms and heuristics for LPNMR systems;
* Extensions of traditional LPNMR languages such as new logical
connectives or new inference capabilities;
* Updates, revision, and other operations on LPNMR systems;
* Uncertainty in LPNMR systems.
2. Implementation of LPNMR systems:
* System descriptions, comparisons, evaluations;
* Algorithms and novel techniques for efficient evaluation;
* LPNMR benchmarks.
3. Applications of LPNMR:
* Use of LPNMR in Commonsense Reasoning and other areas of KR;
* LPNMR languages and algorithms in planning, diagnosis, argumentation,
reasoning with preferences, decision making and policies;
* Applications of LPNMR languages in data integration and exchange
systems, software engineering and model checking;
* Applications of LPNMR to bioinformatics, linguistics, psychology,
and other sciences;
* Integration of LPNMR systems with other computational paradigms;
* Embedded LPNMR: Systems using LPNMR subsystems.
SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION
LPNMR 2022 welcomes submissions of long papers (13 pages) or short papers
(6 pages) in the following categories:
* Technical papers
* System descriptions
* Application descriptions
The indicated number of pages includes title page, figures, tables, references
and appendix. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and accepted papers will
appear in the conference proceedings published in the Springer's
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. At least one
author of each accepted paper is expected to register for the conference
to present the work. Submissions must be written in English, present
original research, and be formatted according to Springer's guidelines
and technical instructions available at:
Paper submission is enabled via the LPNMR 2022 Easychair site:
The two best papers of general AI interest will be invited for rapid
publication in the Artificial Intelligence Journal.
Also, the 2-5 best papers with a logic programming focus will be invited
for rapid publication in the journal of Theory and Practice of Logic Programming.
MULTIPLE SUBMISSION POLICY
LPNMR 2022 will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, is
under review or has already been published or accepted for publication in
a journal or another conference. Authors are also required not to submit
their papers elsewhere during LPNMR's review period. However, these
restrictions do not apply to previous workshops with a limited audience
and without archival proceedings.
* DATALOG 2.0 Workshop
* 1st International Workshop on HYbrid Models for Coupling Deductive and
Inductive ReAsoning (HYDRA 2022)
* 29th RCRA workshop on Experimental evaluation of algorithms for solving
problems with combinatorial explosion (RCRA 2022)
LPNMR DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM - A mentoring event where PhD students have a
chance to present their current research, get feedback from peers and
senior researchers, and establish contacts for their future career.
lpnmr2022(a)dibris.unige.it (general matters)
* Paper registration: April 23, 2022
* Paper submission: April 30, 2022
* Notification: June 10, 2022
* Final versions due: June 30, 2022
The main conference will take place in Genova Nervi, Italy, in the Collegio Emiliani
(http://www.collegioemiliani.it/, information available only in Italian on this link),
which is a college directly situated on the sea.
Nervi is a former fishing village, now a suburb of Genoa. Nervi is 7 km
east of central Genova. Genova is the capital of Liguria, stretching along the
bay of the same name from Nervi to the east as far as Voltri to the west.
The pride of Nervi is the sea promenade, a 2 km walkway along the cliffs.
The stunning views make it one of Italy's most beautiful promenades. Nervi is also
well known for its Parchi, a park of about 22 acres (9 hectares) created from the
gardens of the Villa Grimaldi, Villa Groppallo, and Villa Serra. It has typical
Mediterranean plant species and many exotic species.
Genova's old town district (reachable by local train, by bus, as well as by boat) is
one of the largest in Europe, and hosts some remarkable artistic and architectural
treasures, including the Palazzi dei Rolli, fifty or so homes of the aristocracy entered
on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
In addition to offering a wealth of cultural attractions, Genova is a fascinating
destination for tourists, with its scenic vantage points, sea promenades, aristocratic
villas and of course the Riviera to the east and west, both easy to reach: Portovenere
and Le Cinque Terre (also UNESCO World Heritage Sites), Portofino and Camogli to the east
and Alassio, Sanremo, Bordighera to the west.
Associated events (workshops) are planned to be held at the University, which is in the
city center of Genova, but we are still considering if they can be done in the main
Of course, we will continuously monitor the pandemic situation in order to evaluate whether
the conference can be indeed held as an in-person event, or we will need to switch to a
hybrid event, if not completely on-line.
Georg Gottlob, Oxford University, UK
Daniela Inclezan, Miami University, USA
Marco Maratea, University of Genova, Italy
Jessica Zangari, University of Calabria, Italy
Viviana Mascardi, University of Genova, Italy
DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM CHAIR
Martin Gebser, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Matteo Cardellini, University of Genova, Italy
Angelo Ferrando, University of Genova, Italy (Chair)
Marco Mochi, University of Genova, Italy
Mario Alviano, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Calabria
Chitta Baral, Arizona State University
Marcello Balduccini, Saint Joseph's University
Francesco Calimeri, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Calabria
Marina De Vos, University of Bath
Carmine Dodaro, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Calabria
Agostino Dovier, University of Udine
Daniele Theseider Dupré, Universita' del Piemonte Orientale
Thomas Eiter, Vienna University of Technology
Esra Erdem, Sabanci University
Wolfgang Faber, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
Johannes K. Fichte, TU Wien
Paul Fodor, Stony Brook University
Gerhard Friedrich, Alpen-Adria-Universitaet
Sarah Alice Gaggl, TU Dresden
Martin Gebser, University of Klagenfurt
Michael Gelfond, Texas Tech University
Gopal Gupta, The University of Texas at Dallas
Katsumi Inoue, NII
Tomi Janhunen, Tampere University
Gabriele Kern-Isberner, Technische Universitaet Dortmund
Matthias Knorr, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Emily Leblanc, Drexel University
Joao Leite, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Vladimir Lifschitz, The University of Texas at Austin
Enrico Pontelli, New Mexico State University
Francesco Ricca, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science University of Calabria
Alessandra Russo, Imperial College London
Orkunt Sabuncu, TED University, Ankara
Chiaki Sakama, Wakayama University
Torsten Schaub, University of Potsdam
Guillermo R. Simari, Universidad del Sur in Bahia Blanca
Theresa Swift, NOVALINKS, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Matthias Thimm, FernUniversität in Hagen
Hans Tompits, Vienna University of Technology
Mirek Truszczynski, Computer Science Department, University of Kentucky
Johannes P. Wallner, TU Graz
Kewen Wang, Griffith University
Stefan Woltran, Vienna University of Technology
Jia-Huai You, University of Alberta
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@ 3rd European RoboCupJunior 2022
June 1 ~ 4, 2022
GPS: 41.4354604427687, -8.306253820680457
RoboCup@Home Education is a special education program to support new teams
in the context of a simplified RoboCup@Home competition. It is oriented to
help form new teams and prepare them for the main competitions.
Pavilhão Multiusos - Guimarães
Alameda Cidade de Lisboa 481, Guimarães (Portugal)
GPS: 41.4354604427687, -8.306253820680457
RoboCup@Home Education is an educational initiative that promotes
educational efforts to promote access to modern technologies such as
computer vision, speech understanding, or machine learning and to boost
RoboCup@Home participation and service robot development. The aim is to
narrow the technological gap between RoboCupJunior and RoboCup Major
leagues. RoboCup@Home Education activities started in 2015 with various
workshops and competitions around the globe. The workshop audiences range
from inexperienced high school students to freshmen in engineering programs
at the university level. In order to provide a soft start, the competitions
are blended with preparation workshops. Teams will be assisted remotely in
preparation for the challenge with tutorials (possibly webinars) and
There are two types of robot platforms in the Education Challenge: *Open
Platform (OP)* and *Standard Platform (SP)*.
- Teams in *Open Platform* use custom build robots for the challenge
events. The challenge’s development focus is on both hardware and software
- Teams in *Standard Platform* use a standardised robot platform -
Pepper robot from SoftBank Robotics in the challenge events. The
development focus is mainly on software design.
The hardware for the challenge is standardised.
3D/Vision Sensor (Xtion/Astra)
Laser Sensor (Hokuyo/RPlidar)
Other ROS-based platforms are also accepted.
Depending on the number of registered teams, the organisation *may have
some platforms available* at the event. However, these can be purchased.
The information is available at:
1. Turtlebot 2 - http://www.robocupathomeedu.org/robots/
2. MARRtino - www.marrtino.org
3. Pepper - SoftBank Robotics - https://www.softbank.jp/en/robot/
Teams consist of 2 to 4 students led by one mentor. We are expecting teams
of undergraduate students from any European University. We advise the teams
to assist the online classes - RoboCup@Home Education Workshop 2022, for
that is necessary to apply in the following link, *until April 4*:
For more details and competition rules, please visit
*HOW TO PARTICIPATE*
1. Interested teams are required to apply by sending an email with the
following information to the Organizing Committee
- Team Name:
- Team Leader Name:
Furthermore, it is required to inform in this email address if the team has
already a platform for the challenge or not.
The email subject should be: [@HomeEDU2022] (Your Team Name)
According to the number of teams interested in participating in the
RoboCup@Home Education @ 3rd European RoboCupJunior 2022, the organising
team may restrain the number of teams.
Challenge Kick-off: March 29, 2022 - 10:30am (GMT+0)
Intention to participate: March 23 – April 10, 2022
Registration: April 18 – May 16, 2022
Please visit the official website for more information on:
You can contact us via email: home_edu(a)2022.robocupjunior.eu
RoboCup@Home Education Challenge 2022 @ 3rd European RoboCupJunior 2022
* 2nd Call for Satellite Events *
RoboCup International Symposium 2022
Submission of proposals: 3 April 2022
Notification to authors: 25 April 2022
Satellite Events: 17 or 18 July 2022 (RoboCup 2022: 11-17 July 2022)
We invite you to organize a satellite event for the 25th RoboCup
International Symposium, which will be held on 17 July 2022, in
conjunction with RoboCup 2022 (11 July to 17 July 2022) in a hybrid
setting. The RoboCup symposium is an annual event in which innovative,
original research with relevance to areas of robotics and artificial
intelligence is presented.
The Symposium Program Co-Chairs would like to facilitate the
organization of satellite workshops, focus groups, roundtable
discussions, and other events that are related to RoboCup itself or the
general aim of the RoboCup Symposium. This includes league-specific
discussions about rules and/or roadmaps, shared infrastructure projects
between leagues, as well as scientific workshops focusing on a
particular research topic, among others. League committee members, as
well as teams or individuals from RoboCup leagues participating in the
Symposium, are invited to submit their proposals. The organizers of a
satellite event are free to propose events between 2 and 8 hours in
length to be held during or a day after the RoboCup Symposium (17 or 18
July) in a fully virtual, hybrid, or fully local format.
Submission of satellite events: 3 April 2022
Notification to authors: 25 April 2022
Satellite Events: 17 or 18 July 2022 (RoboCup 2022: 11-17 July 2022)
SUBMISSION AND PROCEEDINGS
Proposals will be evaluated by the Symposium Program Co-Chairs based on
their thematic relevance to the RoboCup Symposium as well as their
proposed schedule and required resources. Satellite events will not be
included in the RoboCup Symposium proceedings.
Proposals should be formatted following the LNAI author guidelines 
and must be electronically submitted through the EasyChair electronic
submission system .
Please follow the LaTeX template created by us by either downloading the
template file  or by creating a private copy of this Overleaf
Submissions are limited to a 4-page extended abstract, excluding
references. Each submission must include the following sections:
* Name of the satellite event
* A description of the format (e.g., discussion group, workshop,
tutorial, invited talks, ...) and intended length of the event
* Prefered date and time of the event (17 or 18; morning or afternoon,
or the whole day [no lunch will be provided unless it’s on the 17th])
* A description of the content and aim of the satellite event
* Names and contacts of all members of the organizing committee/group
with one clearly marked person as the corresponding member of the
* The intended audience and the number of participants expected
* Any resources required to organize the workshop
After the acceptance of their proposal, organizers are expected to
create a short description of their event as well as a website providing
further information which will both be linked from the RoboCup symposium
page on the RoboCup 2022 website.
Organizers of accepted proposals for satellite events will receive a
location for their event as well as other required resources (e.g., a
projector), if possible. Apart from this, the organizers are responsible
for organizing their event independent of the RoboCup Symposium.
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, USA
*European RoboCupJunior 2022*
*European Middle Size League Championship 2022*
Call for Participation
1 - 4 June 2022
(Multiusos de Guimarães)
(GPS: 41.43547511153526, -8.3062854116528)
------ Leagues under competition (international teams) ---------
Competitions are offered in the following leagues:
- RoboCupJunior Soccer (Lightweight, Open, Entry)
- RoboCupJunior OnStage (Advanced, Preliminary)
- RoboCupJunior Rescue (Line, Line Entry, Maze, Maze Entry)
- Co-Space Rescue Simulator
- RoboParty Fun Challenge
- SSL Junior
- RoboCup@Home Educational
- Middle Size League
The registration opens *** 18 April 2022 ***.
The registration closes *** 16 May 2022 ***.
Visit https://2022.robocupjunior.eu/ to register your team.
Details on the registration (fee, accommodation, rules) are available on
The Leagues Chairs:
- SoccerJunior: Alexandrino Silva (soccer(a)2022.robocupjunior.eu)
- RescueJunior: Luis Bernardino (rescue(a)2022.robocupjunior.eu)
- OnStage: Rui Baptista (onstage(a)2022.robocupjunior.eu)
- RoboParty Fun Challenge: Tiago Ribeiro (roboparty_fc(a)2022.robocupjunior.eu
- SSL Junior: Laurent Verdier (laurent.verdier(a)elektronslibres.fr)
- RoboCup@Home Educational: Inês Garcia (home_edu(a)2022.robocupjunior.eu)
- Middle Size League: Vitor Pinto (vitorpinto(a)fe.up.pt)
------------ Important dates -----------------------------------
18.04.2022 Registration opens
16.05.2022 Registration deadline - names, team, registration fee
01.06.2022 Set-up day Junior League teams
02.06.2022 Competition day (open to the public)
03.06.2022 Competition day (open to the public)
04.06.2022 Competition day, finals (open to the public)
Please contact info(a)2022.robocupjunior.eu for any questions.
See you all in Portugal at the *European RoboCupJunior 2022* and *European
Middle Size League Championship 2022*.
Prof. A.Fernando Ribeiro
(Chair and RoboCup Trustee)
Botnroll, Guimarães City Council, University of Minho
Dear SPL Teams,
This email is a*late call for applications to participate *in RoboCup
2022 Standard Platform League in some capacity, either on-site as normal
or remotely in a limited capacity.
While we encourage all teams that are able to travel, even with a small
number of member, to join us in Bangkok, the TC is aware that some teams
have limitations on their ability to travel to Bangkok for the 2022
competition. Therefore, we would also like to encourage as many teams as
possible to participate in RoboCup, whether on-site or in a remote
setting. This is to maintain connections with the teams in our community
and encourage teams to continue in their RoboCup research and software
Teams competing on-site will be able to participate in the soccer
competition and challenges. Teams that compete remotely, would be able
to participate only in the following technical challenges:
* Visual Referee Challenge
* Dynamic Ball handling Challenge
* Open Research Challenge
Remote teams will be unable to participate in the soccer competition, or
the 7 vs 7 Technical Challenge. This is because of limited on-site
technical and volunteer support, along with an insufficient pool of robots.
If you have questions about this late call for applications to
participate on-site or remotely, please email the RoboCup TC
Additionally, if you are unsure about the teams status and unable to
apply by the deadline, but may wish to make a late application, please
express your interest in a late application by the deadline.
Details of the call follow below:
Late call for applications to participate in RoboCup 2022 Standard
Monday 11th July through Sunday 17th July 2022 Bangkok, Thailand
RoboCup <https://spl.robocup.org/> is an international initiative that
fosters research and education in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
through a variety of competitions (RoboCupSoccer, RoboCupRescue,
RoboCup@Home, RoboCupJunior) involving mostly multi-robot systems.
RoboCup currently includes a number of different robot soccer leagues
that focus on different research challenges.
*The Standard Platform League (SPL)* is characterized by all the teams
using an identical robot platform. Participating researchers focus on
algorithmic development for fully autonomous robots, i.e., robots that
operate with no external control.
In this late call we encourage applications to participate in the
RoboCup 2022 SPL either on-site in Bangkok or remotely.
The SPL at RoboCup 2022 will use V6, V5 or older versions of the NAO
humanoid robot manufactured by SoftBank Robotics
<https://www.softbankrobotics.com/emea/en/nao>. The SPL robot soccer
team competition games at RoboCup 2022 will be played indoor and outdoor
between teams of five robots on a 6m x 9m playing surface. Teams should
be able to play on a randomly assigned indoor or outdoor field within
The RoboCup 2022 SPL will host:
* A 5 vs. 5 team competition as the main competition of the event.
* A 7 vs. 7 competition.
* A visual referee technical challenge.
* A dynamic ball handling technical challenge.
* A video analysis and statistics open research challenge.
The 5 vs. 5 team competition will consist of a similar number of games
for most teams compared to recent years. The structure from 2019 will be
used to allow all teams to play games against teams with similar skill
levels. See Appendix A.4 of the preliminary rulebook
<https://spl.robocup.org/downloads/> for more details. The teams
participating in the team competition should also compete in some of the
additional technical challenges.
The 7 vs. 7 side competition extends the ideas from the mixed team
competition, and 1 vs. 1 remote challenge from RoboCup 2021 to a
standardized 7 vs. 7 NAO V6 on-site competition. Its goal is to
encourage more collaborative game play and offer a chance for teams to
work together more closely. Participating in 7 vs. 7 is recognized as
participation in a technical challenge.
Additional technical challenges offered at the competition are the
visual referee challenge and the dynamic ball handling challenge.
The open research challenge aims to provide the SPL with long term
performance statistics based on video analysis. Please note that the
open research challenge comes with additional deadlines as mentioned in
the rulebook. All challenges will be detailed further with the release
of the SPL rules document.
To assist in adoption of V6 Robots source code examples and
documentation regarding V6 robots were published on the SPL website
<https://spl.robocup.org/v6-support/>. One can also find example code
working with V6 Robots in the code released by participating teams.
These examples allow teams to adapt their competition code from recent
years more easily to encourage use of V6 Robots. If you need access to
the RoboCup NAOqi Image and the specific documentation, please write an
email (mentioning your team affiliation) to rc-spl-tc(a)lists.robocup.org
Remote participation in challenges
For those teams that are not able to travel and compete on-site, we
offer the possibility of remote participation in the following
* Visual Referee Technical Challenge
* Dynamic Ball handling Technical Challenge
* A video analysis and statistics open research challenge
Remote teams will be unable to participate in the soccer
competition, or the 7 vs 7 Technical Challenge.
Teams that wish to compete remotely may do so via a live stream of
their technical challenge performance at their assigned time,
similar to participation in RoboCup 2021. (For the dynamic ball
handling challenge the TC is currently considering a limited on-site
robot pool to allow teams to participate if they do not have 6
functional robots with which to conduct the challenge demonstration.
However, a final decision on this has not yet been made.)
All interested teams (whether participating on-site or remotely) must
submit an original qualification document. For the qualification
document to be considered, it must (1) be no longer than *6 pages* and
(2) include all the following information in *sections with the
1. *Team Information:* the team name, the team leader(s), and the
university/company affiliation(s) of the team
2. *Code Usage:* Acknowledge the team’s use of any other team’s code
(1) previously from 2017 to present and (2) anticipated at RoboCup
2022. If code is used from other teams, is this code integrated into
a code base that is mainly designed by the applying team? If the
applying team does not use any other team’s code, state so.
For further details, please have a look into the rule book, section
3. *Own Contribution:* Describe in detail the ‘research publishable’
significant advancements the applying team has made and is going to
use at RoboCup 2022, in accordance with the rule book, section A.1
4. *Past History:* provide game results in RoboCup Open competitions as
well as main RoboCup competitions from 2018 onward. Include
opponents and game scores from each competition in a table. State if
the team plans to participate in any RoboCup Open competitions or
friendlies prior to RoboCup 2022.
5. *Impact:* What is the impact of the team’s participation and
research in RoboCup on (1) the SPL, (2) the team’s university/community?
6. *Video presentation:* Include a link to a video (maximum 5 minutes
long, uploaded on the team’s web site or on some video server) that
demonstrates the status of the team. The organizing committees use
the video to determine the readiness of the team to compete
effectively, and hence should focus on the team’s ability to play
soccer. Teams who did not participate in the team competition at
RoboCup 2019 or any challenge at RoboCup 2021 *must* include footage
of at least one robot attempting to kick off and score (this footage
must be captured as a single wide shot with no cuts). If robots from
multiple teams are active in the footage (e.g., game footage),
please include a textual overlay or additional document denoting
which robots belong to the applying team for every scene. Videos of
simulation contributions will also be accepted, but only when a real
robot is unavailable. Preference will be given to teams that use
real robots to show soccer skills in their video.
7. *Other:* Present any other information that you believe supports
If your application mentions more than one e-mail address, please
specify which one should be used to contact your team regarding your
Submission and Evaluation
All applications with the (pre-)qualification material must be submitted
by*13**th of April 2022*, by email to rc-spl-tc(a)lists.robocup.org
Applications must not be sent to personal SPL TC/OC email addresses and
must not contain video attachments.
Note that applying serves as a statement of commitment to participate in
the RoboCup 2022 SPL.
The organizing committees are aware of the ongoing COVID situation and
assume that all applications are subject to withdrawal due to COVID.
Applications are not required to mention uncertainties related to COVID
to avoid negative effects on future applications. We would rather
encourage teams to plan optimistically and sign up with the possibility
of withdrawing if situation requires it.
For situations other than COVID: If you have doubts regarding the
ability of your team to participate (due to funding, visas, etc.),
please apply by the deadline but note this in your application.
Declining to participate in any competition after the official early
registration period has opened may negatively affect future applications
(the later you decline, the worse it will affect future applications).
Teams are encouraged to consider joint participation. Joint proposals
will be judged on combined merit.
Applications will be evaluated to consider a variety of components
1. Potential to play competitive games or participate in challenges at
RoboCup 2022 (demonstrated ability to play soccer, previous results,
2. Contributions (and potential contributions) to league (code
releases/papers, active in organization, developing own code, etc.)
3. Diversity (region, team make-up, unique characteristics, etc.)
Late qualification decisions will be announced shortly after the late
application deadline above.
Teams who submit an intent to participate and become qualified will be
eligible for potential future special robot pricing. Special robot
pricing for team competing in RoboCup Events are still being discussed.
Updates about special prices will be announced if offers and conditions
/RoboCup 2022 Standard Platform League Technical and Organizing Committees/