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HYCAS 2009


Integrating Learning, Deliberation and Reactive Control

Held in conjunction with IJCAI-09 in Pasadena, California in July 2009


Call for Papers


High-level control for Autonomous Systems (e.g. robots) is concerned with
selecting the next action the system should perform.  Known paradigms for
this action selection problem are learning, deliberation, reactive control
schemes or combinations of these, i.e. hybrid approaches.

These paradigms have been known for over two decades, and in today's
applications often combinations of learning, deliberation, and reactive
control are used.  Usually these combinations are used in an ad-hoc or
even unconscious fashion.  Although there is a number of proposed
architectures and huge body of literature, the issue of combining
learning, reactive and deliberative control never has been intensively

With this workshop we wish to bring together researchers from different
areas who concentrate on combinations of learning, planning, and/or
reactive schemes for decision making and the control of autonomous
systems.  The workshop is open to all members of the AI and Robotics
community.  We would specifically like to encourage students to

Relevant Topics

The questions to be addressed in this workshop are:

 * How can learning, deliberation and/or reactive control be combined such
   that the methods can benefit from each other – e.g. by using a common
 * What are the challenging domains demanding for hybrid control?
 * What are its successful applications?

Papers are invited on all aspects of hybrid methods for the control of
autonomous systems, including, but not limited to:

 * Decision Making
 * Modelling of Domains, Capabilities/Affordances and Robot Behaviours
 * Agent Learning
 * Cognitive Robotics
 * Behaviour-based Robotics and Emergent Control
 * Developmental and Epigenetic Robotics
 * Architectures and Architectural Patterns

Important Dates

 * March 6 2009: Paper Submission
 * April 17 2009: Notification of paper acceptance
 * May 8 2009: Camera ready paper submission
 * May 15 2009: Early registration deadline
 * July 11, 12 or 13 2009 (tba): Workshop

Authors of selected articles will be invited to submit an extended version
of their workshop paper to a special issue of an international journal on
robotics and automation.

Workshop Chairs

Nils T Siebel
Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel, Germany

Gerald Steinbauer
Graz University of Technology, Austria

Alexander Ferrein
RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Josef Pauli
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Programme Committee

Alexander Ferrein
Alfredo Gabaldon
Fredrik Heintz
Christian Igel
Yohannes Kassahun
Tim Kovacs
Gerhard K Kraetzschmar
Gerhard Lakemeyer
Ales Leonardis
Pedro U Lima
Daniele Nardi
Josef Pauli
Jan Peters
Daniel Polani
Martin Riedmiller
Juergen Schmidhuber
Nils T Siebel
Gerald Steinbauer
Ron Sun
Marc Toussaint
Hans Utz
Markus Vincze


More information on the workshop website:


Nils T Siebel.


HYCAS - International Workshop on
Hybrid Control of Autonomous Systems


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