Cooperative autonomous intelligent vehicles are advanced robotic systems of systems: current trends and challenges

Afternoon workshop at the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, June 19 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden

Call for Participation

We cordially invite you to actively participate to the IV'16 workshop entitled Cooperative autonomous intelligent vehicles are advanced robotic systems of systems: current trends and challenges.

Aim and scope

In the field of robotics, there is a diverse group of researchers with a focus on multi-robot systems (MRS). Their research covers, among others, multi-robot path planning and autonomous navigation, coordination and collaborative decision making, task allocation or dynamic network optimisation. Since the intelligent transportation systems (ITS) community shares similar research interests and application domains, this workshop tries to bridge the gap between the both communities by looking at complementary as well as similar research topics in both fields. We strongly believe there is a fair overlap in these two communities and we encourage collaborations and cross-fertilisation by submitting a paper to this workshop on your work in one of these fields.

The workshop is split up into two major sections, one with a focus on ITS related research and one on MRS related research. Each will have one invited talk and one paper presentation. In between, a poster session will be organised. Paper submissions will be reviewed by the organising committee, which will select the best paper in each category for presentation. The authors of other accepted papers will be invited to present a poster. In the discussion parts of the workshop we hope to instigate participants to interact and discuss similar interests and ideas.

We still welcome and encourage contributions reporting on original research, work under development and experiments in both the field of multi-robot systems and intelligent transportation systems, especially on work which can benefit both communities..

Prospective authors are invited to submit a small abstract (half a page) reporting on their current research and ideas that motivate discussion during the workshop. Authors of accepted work, will be able to present their research during the poster session.

Submission can be done by mailing one of the organisers your abstract.

Important dates

Call for workshop papers: CLOSED
Workshop paper submission deadline:March 15, 2016
Notification of workshop paper acceptance:April 8, 2016
Final Workshop paper submission:April 22, 2016
Poster abstract submission deadline:April 30, 2016
Notification of poster acceptance:May 15, 2016

Agenda & Structure

12:30-14:00Lunch & poster setup
14:00-14:15Welcome & introduction15 min
14:15-15:00ITS Invited Talk: Prof Eduardo Nebot
Cooperative Situation Awareness in Intelligent Transportation Systems
30 min talk + 15 min discussion
15:00-15:30Coffee break & Poster session
15:30-15:50ITS Accepted Paper: Florent Altché, Arnaud de La Fortelle
Analysis of Optimal Solutions to Robot Coordination Problems to Improve Autonomous Intersection Management Policies
15 min talk + 5 min discussion
15:50-16:35MRS Invited Talk: Prof Patrick Doherty
Collaboration framework and mission planning for UAVs in Search and Rescue
30 min talk + 15 min discussion
16:35-16:55Poster session (ctd.)
or MRS presentation (TBD)
16:55-17:15Round table discussion on research roadmap and open questions
  • How can we increase collaborations between fields?
  • What are common research questions in MRS & ITS?
  • Can we set up a joint research road map for MRS & ITS?
20 min
17:15-17:20Conclusions & Wrap up5 min

Invited Speakers

Prof Eduardo Nebot, Australian Centre for Field Robotics

Eduardo M. Nebot received the BSc. degree in electrical engineering from the Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Colorado State University, Colorado, USA. He is currently a Professor at the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, and the Director of the Australian Centre for Field Robotics. His main research interests are in field robotics automation. The major impact of his fundamental research is in autonomous systems, navigation, and safety. Currently, he is leading the Intelligent Vehicles and Safety Systems Group which has a strong focus on improving safety in complex multi-vehicle operations with applications in intelligent transportation systems.

Prof Patrick Doherty, Linkoping University

Patrick Doherty is a Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Computer and Information Sciences (IDA), Linköping University, Sweden. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Linköping University with a major in Computer Science (C-Line, Fil Kand) in 1987. He received his Licentiate Degree from Linköping University in 1990 and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Linköping University in 1991. He heads the Artificial Intelligence and Integrated Computer Systems Division at IDA. He also serves as co-director of LinkLab, a research center for future aviation systems, which is a collaborative endeavor between Linköping University and Saab Aero Systems. His main areas of interest are knowledge representation, automated planning, intelligent autonomous systems and multi-agent systems. A major area of application is with Unmanned Aircraft Systems. He is also CEO of a new start-up company, UAS Technologies Sweden AB, which designs and markets Micro-Aerial Vehicles.

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  • Organising Committee

    Johan Philips, KU Leuven, Belgium
    Alejandro Mosteo, Centro Universitario de la Defensa in Zaragoza, Spain
    Danilo Tardioli, Centro Universitario de la Defensa in Zaragoza, Spain
    Sazalinsyah Razali, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia
    Lorenzo Sabattini, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
    IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Multi-Robot Systems
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