WAFR 2004 Call for Papers

Frank van der Stappen frankst at cs.uu.nl
Fri Oct 24 17:16:10 PDT 2003

Call for Papers (Deadline: February 13, 2004)

WAFR 2004
Sixth International Workshop on Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics
July 11-13, 2004
Hotel Figi
Utrecht/Zeist, The Netherlands

Robot algorithms are abstractions of computational processes that control
or reason about motion and perception in the physical world. Because
actions in the physical world are subject to physical laws and geometric
constraints, the design and analysis of robot algorithms raises a unique
combination of questions in control theory, computational and differential
geometry, and computer science. Algorithms serve as a unifying theme in the
multi-disciplinary field of robotics.

The Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations aims to bring together a group
of about sixty researchers to discuss recent trends and important future
directions of research on the algorithmic issues related to robotics and
automation. The workshop proceedings will be published in a hard-cover
volume. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to,

motion planning:
- holonomic planning
- nonholonomic planning
- navigation
- assembly
- grasping and fixturing
- manipulation
robot design:
- mimimalist robots
- underactuated robots
- modular and reconfigurable robots
robot vision:
- simultaneous location and mapping
- sensor-based planning
distributed manipulation
- geometric algorithms
- complexity and completeness
- controllability
- computational molecular and structural biology
- virtual environments and games
- surgery planning
- geographic information systems
- simulation, animation, and graphics

Program Committee

Karl Böhringer
Greg Chirikjian
Yan-Bin Jia
Oussama Khatib
Rolf Klein
Steven LaValle
Ming Lin
Kevin Lynch
Mark Moll
Nancy Pollard
Elon Rimon
Thierry Siméon
Jack Snoeyink
Michael Yu Wang

Conference Co-Chairs:

Michael Erdmann, me at cs.cmu.edu
David Hsu, dyhsu at comp.nus.edu.sg
Mark Overmars, markov at cs.uu.nl
Frank van der Stappen, frankst at cs.uu.nl

Authors are invited to submit papers in PDF format by February 13, 2004
(see the website www.wafr.org for details).
Authors will be notified of acceptance by May 7, 2004. Revised papers
will be due by June 4, 2004.

For more information, links to past WAFR conferences and papers,
submission and registration details, hotel information etc, please
visit the Conference Home Page:


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