Call for Papers: The 12th Workshop on Humanoid Soccer Robots


The 12th Workshop on Humanoid Soccer Robots
at 17th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots
Birmingham (UK), November 15th, 2017

Call for Papers
Humanoid soccer has seen impressive progress in recent years. Bipedal standard or open platforms (Nao, DARwIn-OP, NimbRo-OP) make soccer robots accessible to many research groups, advanced 3D simulation games make the investigation of team play with complex humanoid robots possible, and soccer games for larger robots are a step towards playing with humans. The ultimate goal of this initiative is to develop a team of humanoid soccer players – i.e. robots with human-like awareness of the game situation, motion skills, and cooperation abilities. This poses a unique set of challenges to robotics, AI, and other fields.

The workshop aims at bringing together researchers from the RoboCup and FIRA communities, as well as other researchers interested in the subject.

All contributed presentations are subject to a peer review process. We solicit submissions of original, previously unpublished research papers, optionally accompanied by a video. Papers should be up to 6 pages in length, formatted according to IEEE conference layout (two-column). Accepted papers and videos will be available online.

Topics of Interest
include, but are not limited to:

Design of humanoid robots
Bipedal locomotion
Dynamic full-body motions
Control architectures
Motion and action planning
Perception of the game situation
Team coordination
Skill and strategy learning
3D simulation of humanoid robots
Humanoid 3D Printing
Humanoid Mechanism Design
Important Dates:
Paper submission: October 10th, 2017
Acceptance notification: October 16th, 2017
Final paper: October 31st, 2017
Workshop day: November 15th, 2017
Information for Authors

Paper Format
Papers must be written in English. All papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format. Papers should comply with the standard IEEE conference page layout. For convenience, the default IEEE conference templates are available for download:

IEEE Conference paper templates
The number of pages is limited to six, including figures.
If you want to add a video to your submission, please include a link for video download in the paper.

Paper Submission
Submit your paper using EasyChair: Link to submission page

If you don’t have an EasyChair account, you will need to create one.

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