RoboCup Workshop 2008 Villach

The Austrian RoboCup Workshop 2008 will be held from 29. to 30. May 2008 at the Fachhochschule Kärnten in Villach.

Registration deadline: 21.05.2008 12:00, per email to the workshop chair

Call for Abstracts

Motivation

RoboCup is one of the most important initiatives worldwide to foster education, research and development in the fields of robotics and Artificial Intelligence. Austria has a vital and growing RoboCup community. The aim of this workshop is to bring together active members of the national and international RoboCup community and people who are interested in RoboCup as a research and education platform. The aim of the workshop is to share results obtained in the context of RoboCup and to discuss new ideas.

Topics

Topics related to the workshop includes (but not limited to)

  • results of research obtained in the context of RoboCup
  • new ideas related to RoboCup
  • successful case studies in RoboCup
  • lessons learned in the context of RoboCup

Invited Talk

Prof. Daniele Nardi, University of Rome "La Sapienza"

Accepted Papers

Title Authors Affiliation
Colour-Configuration of the Vision System in a RoboCup Small Size League Team the Vienna Cubes Thomas Dür, Alexander Hofmann, Paul Kleinrath and Robert Pucher Fachhochschule Technikum Wien, Vienna, Austria
Using the Machinetta Framework in the RoboCup Rescue Simulation League, Subdivision Virtual Robots Manuel Gabteni, Dieter Sterzinger, Robert Pucher and Alexander Hofmann Fachhochschule Technikum Wien, Vienna, Austria
Developing a General Framework for Artificial Intelligence Stephan Gspandl, David Monichi, Michael Reip, Monika Schubert, Gerald Steinbauer, Mate Wolfram and Christoph Zehentner Institute for Software Technology, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
Considerations for the Development of a Team for the RoboCup Rescue Simulation League Subunit Virtual Robot Sebastian Holzfeind, Paul Vlasta, Alexander Hofmann and Robert Pucher Fachhochschule Technikum Wien, Vienna, Austria
Object Interaction of a Humanoid Robot Rene Mente, Benjamin Steinwender, Wolfgang Werth Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Villach, Austria
Towards Applying Soccer Moves in the RoboCup Standard League Alexander Ferrein Knowledge-based Systems Group RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
Recent Challenges in the RoboCup Middle Size League Harald Altinger, Armin Berger, Bernd Bergler, Stefan J. Galler, Christof Hoppe, Michael Maier, Christiana Müller, Stephan Mühlbacher-Karrer, Daniel Muschick, Wolfgang Raschke, Theresa Rienmüller, Gerald Steinbauer, Robert Unterberger, Georg Waltner and Franz Wotawa Institute for Software Technology, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
The Missing Neurocognitive and Artificial General Intelligence Bases of RoboCup Research: What Still Needs to be Done Before 2050? Tarik Hadzibeganovic, Maurits van den Noort, Sergio A. Cannas, Peggy Bosch, Magnus S. Magnusson, and Gudberg K. Jonsson Language Development & Cognitive Science Unit, KarlFranzensUniversity Graz, Graz, Austria
Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Facultad de Matematica, Astronomia y Fisica, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina
Human Behavior Laboratory, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
Automated Learning of Communication Models of Robot Control Software Alexander Kleiner and Gerald Steinbauer Institut für Informatik, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Institute for Software Technology, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
On the way to join the RoboCup Project in Hungary Agnes B. Simon and Zoltan Istenes College of Nyiregyhaza, Nyiregyhaza, Hungary
Eötövs Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary

Program

May 29 2008

Preparation meeting for RoboCup 2009 Graz. This meeting is open only to members of the organizing committee of the RoboCup 2009 Graz.

May 30 2008

Time Title Speakers
8:30 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome Note Siegfried Spanz, Executive Director FH Kärnten
9:15 - 10:15 Invited Talk Prof. Daniele Nardi, University of Rome "La Sapienza"
10:15 - 10:30 Coffe Break
10:30 - 11:00 The Missing Neurocognitive and Artificial General Intelligence Bases of RoboCup Research: What Still Needs to be Done Before 2050? Tarik Hadzibeganovic, Maurits van den Noort, Sergio A. Cannas, Peggy Bosch, Magnus S. Magnusson, and Gudberg K. Jonsson
11:00 - 11:30 Towards Applying Soccer Moves in the RoboCup Standard League Alexander Ferrein
11:30 - 12:00 Colour-Configuration of the Vision System in a RoboCup Small Size League Team the Vienna Cubes Thomas Dür, Alexander Hofmann, Paul Kleinrath and Robert Pucher
12:00 - 12:30 Automated Learning of Communication Models of Robot Control Software Alexander Kleiner and Gerald Steinbauer
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:00 Developing a General Framework for Artificial Intelligence Stephan Gspandl, David Monichi, Michael Reip, Monika Schubert, Gerald Steinbauer, Mate Wolfram and Christoph Zehentner
14:00 - 14:30 Using the Machinetta Framework in the RoboCup Rescue Simulation League, Subdivision Virtual Robots Manuel Gabteni, Dieter Sterzinger, Robert Pucher and Alexander Hofmann
14:30 - 15:00 Considerations for the Development of a Team for the RoboCup Rescue Simulation League Subunit Virtual Robot Sebastian Holzfeind, Paul Vlasta, Alexander Hofmann and Robert Pucher
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:00 On the way to join the RoboCup Project in Hungary Agnes B. Simon and Zoltan Istenes
16:00 - 16:30 Recent Challenges in the RoboCup Middle Size League Harald Altinger, Armin Berger, Bernd Bergler, Stefan J. Galler, Christof Hoppe, Michael Maier, Christiana Müller, Stephan Mühlbacher-Karrer, Daniel Muschick, Wolfgang Raschke, Theresa Rienmüller, Gerald Steinbauer, Robert Unterberger, Georg Waltner and Franz Wotawa
16:30 - 17:00 Object Interaction of a Humanoid Robot Rene Mente, Benjamin Steinwender, Wolfgang Werth
17:00 - 17:30 Closing Session

Registration

The participation in the workshop is free of charge. Anyway, participants are requested to register for the workshop until May 16 2008 by sending an email to the workshop chair.

Accommodation

We recomend one of the following hotels. When you book rooms please specifiy that you prarticipate in the Austrian RoboCup Workshop in order to get a reduced fee.

Hotel City

Bahnhofplatz 3
9500 Villach

Phone: +43 4242-27896
Fax: +43 4242-27896-110
E-mail: info@hotelcity.at
web: www.hotelcity.at

Hotel Bacchus

Khevenhüllergasse 19
9500 Villach

Phone: +43 4242-24192
Fax: +43 4242-24192-8
E-mail: office@hotel-bacchus.at
Fee: approx. € 40,- to € 50,- per Person including breakfast

Holiday Inn

Europaplatz 1-2
9500 Villach


Phone: +43 4242-22522
Fax: +43 4242-22522-805
E-mail: info@hi-villach.at
web: www.hi-villach.at
Fee: single room € 90,- to € 105,-, double room € 105,- to € 120,-

Frühstückspension Katholnig

Seepromenade 121
9524 St. Magdalen

Phone: +43 4242-44192
E-mail: Katholnig@a1.net
web: www.katholnig.at.tt
Fee: on request

Submission

We invite the submission of extended abstracts. The contribution should be submitted per email as PDF in the Spriger Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence format and may contain up to 4 pages. See format instructions. Please send the PDF submissions to rcws08@ist.tugraz.at (files bigger than 5MB will not be accepted). All submissions will be peer reviewed. Final contributions in the same format (PDF, Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence format) and up to 4 pages will be included in the workshop notes.

Important dates

  • 4. April 2007: Deadline for submission of extended abstracts, extended!!!!
  • 18. Aril 2008: Deadline for notifications sent to authors
  • 9. May 2008: Deadline for submission of final workshop contributions
  • 29. and 30. May 2008: Workshop

Organizing Committee

  • Wolfgang Werth (Workshop Chair), Fachhochschule Kaernten, Villach, Austria
  • Gerald Steinbauer, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria