*Call for Papers*
Sponsor: British University in Egypt
Co-Sponsors: City University of Hong Kong and Chongqing Three Gorges
Technical co-sponsor: IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society
The 13th International Conference on Information Science and Technology
(ICIST 2023) will be held in Cairo, Egypt during December 8-14, 2023. As a
cradle of civilization, the conference site features long historical and
rich cultural heritages. Following the successes of previous events, ICIST
2023 aims to provide a high-level international forum for scientists,
engineers, and educators to present the state of the art of research and
applications in related fields. The conference will feature preconference,
tutorials, plenary speeches given by world-renowned scholars, regular
sessions with broad coverage, and special sessions focusing on popular
topics and pre-conference tutorials/workshops to warm up the main event.
*Call for Papers and Special Sessions*
Prospective authors are invited to contribute high-quality papers to ICIST
2023. In addition, proposals for special sessions within the technical
scope of the conference are solicited. Special sessions, to be organized by
internationally recognized experts, aim to bring together researchers on
special focused topics. Papers submitted for special sessions are to be
peer-reviewed with the same criteria used for the contributed papers.
Researchers interested in organizing special sessions are invited to submit
formal proposals to ICIST 2023. A special session proposal should include
the session title, a brief description of the scope and motivation, names,
contact information, and brief biographical information on the organizers.
Topics of contributing papers include, but are not limited to, the
*Computer Science and Engineering*
Computer networks, computer vision, pattern recognition, virtual, reality,
parallel and distributed computing, high-performance computing, artificial
intelligence, computer graphics, big data, cloud computing, database
management systems, mobile agent computing, quality of services and
communication protocol, mobile computing for e-commerce, cryptography and
information security, scientific and engineering computing, hybrid
computational methods, data visualization and virtual reality, web- and
grid-based computing and simulation, possibility theory, Bayes network and
hidden Markov models, computational intelligence, granular computing
*Control and Automation*
Autonomous systems, linear and nonlinear control, robust control, learning
and adaptive control, intelligent control, optimization-based and optimal
control, model predictive control, fault detection and identification,
hybrid intelligent systems, neural control, fuzzy logic control, networked
control, industrial automation, process control, robot control, mechatronic
systems, vehicle control systems, intelligent transportation systems,
environmental monitoring and control, intelligent manufacturing systems,
microprocessor-based control, motor control, power control, vehicle
control, aerospace control applications.
*Signal Processing and Telecommunications*
Adaptive filtering & signal processing, audio/speech processing and coding,
compressive sensing and sparse representation, higher-order spectral
analysis, nonlinear & blind signal processing, neural signal processing,
component analysis, array signal processing, parallel and distributed
processing, time series analysis, multimedia signal processing, design and
implementation of signal processing systems, DSP Implementations and
embedded systems, image and multidimensional signal processing, image
processing & understanding, multimedia communications, next-generation
wireless/wireline communications, communication signal processing,
modulation and channel coding, network coding, sensor networks
*Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering*
Microarray data analysis, gene regulation, network, and pathway analysis,
identification and classification of genes, protein structure prediction,
next-generation sequencing and metagenomics, protein, DNA/RNA structure,
function, and interactions, functional genomics and proteomics, molecular
evolution and phylogeny, neuroinformatic, brain-computer interface,
clinical engineering, rehabilitation engineering, neural engineering,
biomedical signal analysis and modeling, bio-imaging, sensing, and data
fusion, biomarker discovery, health informatics, healthcare data
acquisition, analysis, and modeling, biomedical data knowledge extraction,
biomedical data integration, modeling, and preprocessing, biological data
mining, knowledge sharing, visualization, and knowledge utilization,
biomedical data mining systems and computing platforms, electronic health
record acquisition, analysis, and decision support, high performance
computing for biomedical data analysis, smart clinical diagnosis and
Authors are invited to submit full-length papers (the nominal number of
pages is 10) by the submission deadline through the online submission
system. Special session organizers are also invited to enlist six or more
papers with cohesive topics to form special sessions. The submission of a
paper implies that the paper is original and has not been submitted under
review or is not copyright-protected elsewhere and will be presented by an
author if accepted. All submitted papers will be refereed by experts in the
field based on the criteria of originality, significance, quality, and
clarity. The authors of accepted papers will have an opportunity to revise
their papers and take into consideration of the referees' comments and
suggestions. Accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE
Xplore subject to meeting IEEE Xplore’s scope and quality requirements.
Selected high-quality papers will be included in several journal special
Special session proposals deadline………………………………………………………………………….July 1, 2023
Paper submission deadline…………………………………………………………………...…………......... August
Notification of acceptance……………………….………………………………………...………………..September 1,
Camera-ready copy and author
registration………………………………………………..………………..…October 1, 2023
*** WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT ***
[Apologies for multiple copies of this announcement]
Workshop on Multimodal,
Interactive Interfaces for Education
October 13th, 2023
In conjunction with
25th ACM International Conference
on Multimodal Interaction
AIM AND SCOPE
From tablets to augmented reality, from virtual avatars, to social robots,
multimodal, interactive interfaces emerged as interesting tools to
facilitate learning in educational scenarios by improving the engagement
and the motivation of students towards the learning activities. Research
has also shown the potential of such technologies as convenient instruments
for the personalization of teaching strategies to the learning styles of
each student, proposing appropriate feedback and adapted levels of
difficulty in a wider set of learning activities. Such kind of tailoring
might become a new, particularly helpful resource to meet the demands of
students with special needs.
The development and the adoption of such interfaces in educational
scenarios relies on new pedagogies and new didactics co-designed in an
interdisciplinary effort involving engineers, psychologists, cognitive
scientists, educators, students, and families.
The aim of this workshop is to provide a venue for all the involved
stakeholders to present scientific advances on the design, the development,
and the adoption of multimodal, interactive interfaces for education,
fostering discussions, ideas and interdisciplinary collaborations between
researchers on the domain as well as industrial partners.
The workshop welcomes the submission of short papers (max 4 pages) matching
the ACM Conference Template through the EasyChair submission system:
All contributions will be subject to blind peer review by a minimum of two
independent experts in the field. The Program Committee made of academic
experts in social interfaces, education, and children with special needs
will ensure the acceptance of high-quality contributions. Accepted papers
will be published on the conference proceedings.
- Workshop submission deadline, July 23rd, 2023
- Workshop acceptance notification, August 1st, 2023
- Workshop camera ready (hard deadline), August 14th, 2023
- Workshop day, October 13th, 2023
We kindly ask the authors to strictly follow the guidelines of the
conference for the submissions:
LIST OF TOPICS
Topics of interest will include, but will not be limited to:
- Theoretical and practical approaches to education with multimodal,
- Socially intelligent agents for education;
- Multimodal, assistive interfaces for learning disabilities;
- Educational interfaces for students with special needs;
- Serious games and gamification;
- Tailored education and personalization;
- Teachers perception and trust on multimodal, interactive interfaces
- Collaborative design for education;
- Attention and engagement metrics;
- Long-term interaction;
- Affective interaction and emotional understanding;
- Socio-cognitive skills training;
- Verbal, non-verbal communication and backchannels;
- Context aware social interaction;
- Social interaction in joint activities;
- Timing, synchrony and coordination;
- Multi-party interaction in educational environments;
- Multimodal perception for human intent estimation in the wild.
- Denis Alamargot
Institut National Supérieur du Professorat et de l’Éducation de l’académie
de Poitiers, Université de Poitiers, France
- Pierre Dillenbourg
Computer-Human Interaction for Learning and Instructions Lab, École
Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
- Daniel C. Tozadore, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
- Lise Aubin, Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière, AP-HP, France
- Soizic Gauthier, Forward College, France
- Barbara Bruno, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
- Salvatore M. Anzalone, Université Paris 8, France
This workshop is sponsored and partially financed by the French ANR project
Website: icmi2023miie (at) easychair.org
*Apologies for any cross-posting*
Please notice that the paper submission deadline has been extended to *01
May 2023*. The *26th RoboCup International **Symposium* will be held on 10
July 2023, in conjunction with RoboCup 2023 (July 4 to 10, 2023) in
*Conference website* https://2023.robocup.org/en/symposium/
*Submission link* https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rcsymposium2023
*Submission deadline* May 1, 2023
Please find attached the full call for proposals and papers for *the
International **Symposium 2023*.
Alessandra Rossi, Cédric Buche, Marco Simões, Ubbo Visser
The 26th RoboCup International Symposium will be held on *10 July 2023*, in
conjunction with RoboCup 2023 (July 4 to 10, 2023) in Bordeaux, France.
We are looking for submissions of papers reporting innovative and original
research with relevance to areas of robotics and artificial intelligence. A
full list of topics welcomed to this year's symposium can be found 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 Bordeaux, France. However,
a hybrid version will be evaluated in case circumstances should require it.
In addition to the *regular track* with regular research papers, the
track* encourages 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 specifically working in RoboCup.
*Submission deadline:* May 1st, 2023
List of Topics
- 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
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 (
and must be electronically submitted through the EasyChair electronic
submission system (
Submissions are limited to 12 pages including references.
Springer’s proceedings LaTeX templates are also available in Overleaf:
- Laurence Devillers, Sorbonne University, France *(confirmed)*
- Cynthia Breazeal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Committees Organizing committee
- Cédric Buche, CNRS/ENIB, France - cedric.buche(a)enib.fr
- Alessandra Rossi, University of Naples Federico II, Italy -
- Marco Simões, Universidade do Estado da Bahia, Brazil - msimoes(a)uneb.br
- Ubbo Visser, University of Miami, USA - visser(a)cs.miami.edu
The conference will be held in the Bordeaux Exhibition Center (Parc des
Expositions de Bordeaux), Bordeaux, France.
Please feel free to ask for further information by emailing Alessandra
Rossi - a.rossi(a)herts.ac.uk
Final Call for Participation: RoboCup Autonomous Robot Manipulation (ARM) Challenge
The RoboCup ARM Challenge will be hosted again for the 2023 RoboCup season and registrations are still open. This year the finalists will have a chance to attend the RoboCup finals in Bordeaux, France to program a real Franka Emika robot as they compete for several prizes and learning certificates.
Submissions are due May 22nd 2023. The challenge is centered around autonomous robot manipulation and grasping and organized in two phases:
1) On-line for submitting solutions that will be tested in a dynamic simulated scenario
2) During RoboCup 2023 in Bordeaux for the best teams to run the task in a real scenario.
You can find more information on the challenge website below along with the registration form.
Senior Robotics Technical Evangelist
------ * Apologies for any cross-posting* -------
At the University of Naples Federico II (Italy), we are looking for one
Marie Skłodowska–Curie Doctoral Candidate Researcher (PhD student) in
Project: TRAIL: TRAnsparent InterpretabLe robots (Doctoral Network, EU MSCA
Start date: 1 September 2023, for 3 years
Salary level: salary in accordance with the attractive EU MSCA Doctoral
Network regulations for doctoral candidates
Application deadline: 30 April 2023
The Doctoral Network TRAIL consists of 15 institutions including
universities, research institutions and industry partners. The research
area of TRAIL is neural network technology, intelligent robotics and
transparency in artificial intelligence.
The successful candidate will receive an attractive salary (around 3K) in
accordance with the MSCA regulations for Early-Stage Researchers. The exact
(net) salary will be confirmed upon appointment and is dependent on local
tax regulations and on the country correction factor (to allow for the
difference in cost of living in different EU Member States). The salary
includes a living allowance, a mobility allowance and a family allowance
(if applicable). Furthermore, TRAIL will offer to take advantage of joint
scientific research trainings, transferable skills workshops, and
international conferences. For more information about the project and
consortium contact us (email below).
The researcher will focus on the following topics:
Researcher position: Using movements and emotions to express hidden
The focus of the project is to investigate how body movements and emotions
can be used as a natural mechanism to express the robot’s intentions,
beliefs and understanding of the situational context (i.e., theory of
mind), and how such effective behavioural cues can be learned through the
interaction. The resulting behavioural and emotional model should be able
to adapt with respect to the user preferences, making the approach
platform-independent and in a domain including both interaction and
MSc or equivalent in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science or
Engineering with a focus on Intelligent Systems, Intelligent Robotics,
Machine Learning and Human-Robot Interaction is required. Excellent
programming skills (Python, C++, Machine Learning Frameworks, ROS etc.) are
needed. The posts involve substantial travelling within Europe. Each PhD
student will be expected to spend secondments at other partner sites and
travel to international conferences. According to EU mobility rules, the
doctoral researchers must not have resided or carried out their main
activity (work, studies, etc.) in Italy for longer than 12 months in the 3
years immediately prior to their recruitment. Applicants who already have a
doctoral degree are not eligible. Excellent English communication skills
are an important requirement.
Send your complete application documents to silvia.rossi(a)unina.it :
A 2-page motivation letter including a description of previous research
experience (1page) and current research interest, outlining the fit to the
desired ESR (1 page),
A full curriculum vitae with details about where you resided or carried
out your main activity [work, studies, etc.],
Copies of degree certificate[s], including transcripts of grades
obtained for B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees. In case, MSc is to be completed
before the starting of this position, please provide expected final
grade and completion date,
Names and email contacts for two referees who would be willing to write
a letter of support for your application,
List of publications (if any),
Any English language and other relevant certificates.
Shortlisted candidate will be invited for an interview in May.
The successful candidate will be working in Naples, Italy.
Naples (Italian: Napoli) is the third-largest city in Italy and is the
capital of the Campania region. World-known for its rich history, art,
culture, architecture, music, and gastronomy, Naples is a lively, exciting
and bustling city situated on the southwest coast in a gorgeous gulf, and
is surrounded by attractive tourist and archaeological sites such as Capri,
Ischia, Amalfi Coast, Pompei, Ercolano, Mount Vesuvius. See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naples for further information.
For more details on how to apply, please email Prof. Silvia Rossi at
Call for Participation
Soccer Simulation 2d league
The 17th RoboCup IranOpen (IranOpen 2023) Competition will be held, in
Tehran, Iran on *26-28 April*. (http://iranopenrobocup2023.ir/)
As a member of the technical committee, I would be honored to invite you to
participate in Soccer Simulation 2D League (Remote and Free).
1. This competition will be held remotely.
2. Participation cost in this Competition is free for Non-domestic teams.
3. There is no qualification round for Non-domestic teams, so you can
participate without sending a TDP.
4. Non-domestic teams should also send their information in the form of an
email with the subject of IranOpen2023 to keshavarzi.ashkan(a)gmail.com or
Morteza.Noohpisheh(a)gmail.com before the deadline (*20 April*).
5. A participation certificate will be given to each team member.
6. It is possible for only one non-domestic team to be among the first
(Imagine that 3 teams (A, B, C) participated as non-domestic teams, and the
order is A, B, D, E, F, so the first team will be A, the second team will
be D, and the third team will be E.)
This information included :
*Teams can upload a new binary before each round!
Thank you for your consideration, and do not hesitate to contact us at this
address if you have any further questions. We look forward to hearing back
Ashkan Keshavarzi, Morteza Noohpisheh, Nader Zare
The next 'Get ROS2 Industrial Ready' training will be held on April 24th –
- *Duration*: 3 days. With daily classes from 9:00 to 17:00 CDT.
- *Format*: Online with Remote Real Robot
- *Website*: https://www.theconstructsim.com/ros2-industrial-workshop/
This training will take you quickly and smoothly into all ROS2 elements you
need to know to program robots with ROS2. You will learn the essential
concepts and tools to be able to understand and create any basic ROS 2
industrial related projects, including navigation and arm grasping.
*What You Will Learn:*
- ROS2 basic elements
- ROS2 topics
- ROS2 Services
- ROS2 Actions
- How to manage basic multi-threading in ROS2
- How to use DDS in ROS2
- How to use Debugging tools in ROS2
- How to make a robot autonomously navigate (ROS2 Navigation)
- How to control arm robots (MoveIt2)
- How to make robots grasp objects
*How you will learn:*
- This training is a live ZOOM class led by ROS experts
- Perform exercises with simulated robots, along with the instructors.
- Get hands-on practice in applying ROS2 in an RB-1 BASE warehouse
logistics robot and UR3e robotic arm.
If you have any questions, please email us at info(a)theconstructsim.com.
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We want to inform you that the 1st Open Call of the project euROBIN is now running! This call is to add new methodical expertise to the network, requesting specific solutions which will be integrated with the partners and uploaded to EuroCore.
Until the 10th May 2023, companies of any size, research organisations and academia-research groups can now apply to the 1st Open Call for Exchange Programme (https://eurobin-project.fundingbox.com/):
- The access to a up to 12-month support programme with top-class technical experts to mentor to build transferable tech solutions to be included in the EuroCore repository.
- A 60 000 Euro lump sum to cover the costs to deploy the digital twin solution.
- With euROBIN cascade funding you will advance the code/method to the point that it can address at least one of the project applications and be deployed on other systems than your own.
- To be part of a cutting-edge project and to increase networking at EU level with the aim to advance and demonstrate the transferability of robotics solutions across robots and application areas.
Who can apply? Proposals should be submitted by the organisation within which a group of researchers/PhD students (endorsed by the organisation they belong to/work at) will be delegated to work in a laboratory. The entities have to be registered in:
- The Member States of the European Union and its Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) or
- Associated Countries (AC) to Horizon Europe
- Other third countries
Entities entitled to receive the grant should have the status of:
- Company of any size
- Research Organisation
- Academia-Research Groups
If you have doubts, go to the euROBIN Help Desk Community or write email to: info(a)eurobin-project.eu
Department of Communication
Call For Papers - BRACIS 2023 - 12th Brazilian Conference on Intelligent Systems
12th Brazilian Conference on Intelligent Systems (BRACIS)
Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil, September 25th to 29th, 2023.
>>>> Deadline for paper submissions: May 5th, 2023 <<<
The Program Committee of the 12th Brazilian Conference on Intelligent Systems (BRACIS) invites submissions of original research papers for the conference to be held in Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil, from September 25th to 29th, 2023, at the UFMG.
BRACIS is one of the most important events in Brazil for researchers interested in publishing significant and novel results related to Artificial and Computational Intelligence. The Brazilian Conference on Intelligent Systems (BRACIS) originated from the combination of the two most important scientific events in Brazil in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Computational Intelligence (CI): the Brazilian Symposium on Artificial Intelligence - SBIA (21 editions), and the Brazilian Symposium on Neural Networks - SBRN (12 editions). The conference aims to promote theoretical aspects and applications of Artificial and Computational Intelligence and exchange scientific ideas among researchers, practitioners, scientists, and engineers.
- Paper submission - May 5th, 2023.
- Notification to authors - July 19th, 2023.
- Camera-ready copy due - August 10th, 2023.
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their work to be appreciated for publication in special issues after the conference.
*Please, note that BRACIS submission is double-blind* This means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not reveal their identity.
Submissions should include significant and unpublished research on all aspects of Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Computational Intelligence (CI).
Submitted papers must be written in English and not exceed 15 pages, including all tables, figures, references, and appendices.
Formatting instructions, as well as templates for Word and LaTeX, are available at Conference Proceedings guidelines. Springer’s proceedings LaTeX templates are also available in Overleaf.
Submissions must be made online using the JEMS system: https://jems.sbc.org.br/bracis2023
All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three experts in the field. Accepted papers will be included in the BRACIS proceedings and submitted for publication in Springer in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) / Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. Only PDF files can be uploaded to the submission system.
TOPICS OF INTEREST
Topics of interest include (but are not restricted to):
- Agent-based and Multi-Agent Systems
- Cognitive Modeling and Human Interaction
- Constraints and Search
- Foundations of AI
- Distributed AI
- Information Retrieval, Integration, and Extraction
- Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (including Commonsense Reasoning, Model-Based Reasoning, Probabilistic Reasoning, and Approximate Reasoning)
- Knowledge Representation and Reasoning in Ontologies and the Semantic Web
- Logic-based Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
- Natural Language Processing
- Planning and Scheduling
- Evolutionary Computation and Metaheuristics
- Fuzzy Systems
- Neural Networks
- Deep Learning
- Machine Learning and Data Mining
- Reinforcement Learning
- Molecular and Quantum Computing
- Pattern Recognition and Cluster Analysis
- Hybrid Systems
- Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering
- Combinatorial and Numerical Optimization
- Computer Vision
- Game Playing and Intelligent Interactive Entertainment
- Intelligent Robotics
- Multidisciplinary AI and CI
- Foundation Models
- Human-centric AI
Gisele Pappa (UFMG)
Wagner Meira Jr (UFMG)
Reinaldo A. C. Bianchi (Centro Universitário FEI)
Murilo Nardi (UFSCAR)
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