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2013 International Conference on Individual and Collective Behaviors in Robotics


December 15-17, 2013, Sousse, Tunisia

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The 2013 International Conference on Individual and Collective Behaviors in Robotics (ICBR'2013) will be held in Sousse, Tunisia on December 15‑17, 2013.

ICBR'2013 is organized by the REGIM-Lab. at the University of Sfax and Technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society.

The robotics field borrows its knowledge from different disciplines: mathematics and logic (formalization, modeling of behaviors), engineering (development of increasingly complex microprocessors, development of new architectures, new sensors, new communication tools, new control systems, etc.), neurosciences (comprehension of the brain, new methods dealing with computational collective intelligence), biology and Natural Science (living observation, bio-inspiration, stigmergy, etc.), psychology (validation of theories in relation to the memory functioning, language, individual and collective behavior, etc.), linguistics (models of interactive language handling), social Sciences (studies of adaptation to environment and to collective works), philosophy (questions related to the thought character).

The aim of ICBR conference is to bring together researchers in automation and behavioral aspects for robotics; it helps us exchange innovative ideas in designing robots and also in applying computational and collective intelligence, and benefit the progress of each research theory and application.


Conference Areas

Papers containing original and unpublished works are solicited in all areas of robotics, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Kinematics, Dynamics, and Control: Dexterous Manipulation, Locomotion, Nonlinear Control, Visual Servoing

  • Planning and Algorithms: Motion Planning, Task Planning, Coordination, Complexity and Completeness, Computational Geometry, Simulation,

  • Human-Robot Interaction and Human Centered Systems: Brain-Machine Interfaces, Haptics, Tactile Interfaces, Telerobotics, Human Augmentation, Assistive Robots, Social Robots, Safe Interaction, Robots and Art

  • Collective Behaviors  models: Multi-Robot Systems (MRS), Networked Robots, Robot Soccer, bio-inspired MRS, Evaluation of collective behaviors

  • Field Robotics: Underwater Robotics, Aerial/Space Robotics, Agricultural and Mining Robotics

  • Medical Robotics: Robot-Assisted Procedures, Smart Surgical Tools, Rehabilitation Robotics, Interventional Therapy, Image-Guided Procedures, Surgical Simulation, Soft-Tissue Modeling, Telesurgery

  • Biological Robotics: Biomimetic Robotics, Robotic Investigation of Biological Science and Systems, Neurobotics, Prosthetics, Robotics and Molecular Biology

  • Mechanisms: Design, Humanoids, Hands, Legged Systems, Snakes, Novel Actuators, Reconfigurable Robots, MEMS/NEMS, Micro/Nanobots

  • Robot Perception: Vision, Tactile and Force Perception, Range Sensing, Inertial and propreoceptive sensing, Sensor Fusion

  • Mobile Systems and Mobility: Mapping, Localization, Navigation, SLAM, Collision Avoidance, Exploration

  • Estimation and Learning for Robotic Systems: Reinforcement Learning, Bayesian Techniques, Graphical Models, Imitation Learning, Programming by Demonstration, Diagnostics


Submission Details

Submissions should be up to 6 pages, in double column IEEE proceeding format. Submitted papers will be double-blind reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis of novelty, relevance, and technical quality.

Conference content will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.