Theme and Call for Papers
Computational intelligence (CI) has emerged as a research area in the early nineties. Its origin is a consequence of the dynamic development and wide application of technologies such as neuro-computing, fuzzy logic system and evolutionary computation. These technologies are complementary to one another and allow solution of new problems in the way to manifest features that are usually assumed to be signs of intelligent acting. CI can be regarded as a research endeavor that encompasses technologies such as evolutionary computation, neural computing and fuzzy logic systems. In this synergistic combination, each of them plays an important, well-defined, and unique role.
The present research direction in building intelligent Robotic Systems requires an integrated approach to problem solving in computing, science and engineering. The study and research on robotic systems warrant the need for bringing skills and knowledge from different disciples across. The real-world operational issues, system evolution, cooperation, modeling uncertainties, sensor fusion and intelligent control designs are a few of the interesting research directions.
Autonomous Systems are capable to act independently in dynamic and unpredictable environments. Autonomous Agents are the most interesting and important direction of research and development within computer science these days. Agent technologies are being used in diverse fields and domains.
CIRAS is intended to provide a common platform for knowledge dissemination among researchers working in CI, Robotics, Autonomous Systems and these areas.
Topics of CIRAS 2008 include but are not limited to
Papers and Special Sessions
Authors are invited to submit original works in the form of full papers (up to 6 A4 pages).
Selected papers from humanoid robotics sessions will be published in the June 2009 issue of the Int. Journal of Humanoid Robotics. It is intended to publish selected papers from all other sessions in a special issue of Robotics and Autonomous Systems.
CIRAS 2008 also solicits special session proposals. Special sessions are intended to initiate in-depth discussions in areas relevant to the conference theme. The session organizers will coordinate the associated review process. The conference proceedings will include all papers from the special sessions.