Workshop on

Auction Mechanisms for Robot Coordination

Held in conjunction with
The Twenty-First National Conference on Artificial Intelligence - AAAI 2006

July 17, 2006, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

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Workshop Topics
We invite submissions of papers covering the full range of topics related to Auction Mechanisms for Robot Coordination. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
  • Robot teams
    • uniformity and diversity
    • autonomous and team operation
    • graceful degradation during failures
    • human-robot teams
  • Coordination
    • market-based coordination mechanisms
    • determination and allocation of roles
    • task abstraction and decomposition
    • dynamic task and role reassignment
    • tightly coordinated tasks
    • uncertain and dynamic environments
    • human-robot coordination
  • Auctions
    • auction design (goods, bids, bidders, auctioneer)
    • using auctions in a cooperative setting
    • bidding strategies
  • Learning
    • learning bidding strategies
    • adaptation of auction parameters
    • cost/utility estimation
  • Theoretical results
    • performance bounds for auction-based coordination
    • time complexity for auction-based coordination
    • communication complexity for auction-based coordination
  • Communication
    • running auctions under limited/localized communication range
    • robustness under stochastic communication failures
  • Implementation and applications
    • suitable robot team benchmark domains
    • implementations of auction-based methods on real robots
    • comparison to conventional approaches
Paper Submission
Please use the AAAI-06 formatting instructions. Papers must be between 5 and 8 pages long, including all names, affiliations, references, and figures. Papers must be submitted in either PDF or PS format. If any special fonts are used, they must be embedded in the file.

All submissions must be sent by email to the following address:
lagoudakis at intelligence . tuc . gr
with the subject line "AAAI-06 AuctionBots Workshop paper submission".  Successful submissions will be confirmed by email.

All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed and accepted papers will be orally presented. Submitted papers must describe original research, either completed or in progress. Note that AAAI workshop proceedings are not archival and thus accepted papers can be submitted later to archival conferences.

Important Dates
March 31, 2006
April 17, 2006
May 3, 2006
May 17, 2006
May 19, 2006
July 17, 2006
Deadline for electronic submissions
New AAAI deadline for electronic submissions
Notification of authors
Submission of camera-ready papers (instructions)
AAAI-06 early registration deadline
Auctionbots 2006 workshop