2022   /   EMBODIMENT. COGNITION. AI.

|   February to September 2022   |


MULTIMODALITY.   COGNITION.   SOCIETY.


TWO EVENTS   >   Institute   -and-  Training School

TWO EVENTS,  (1) an Institute; and  (2) a Training School will jointly present a consolidated perspective on the theoretical, methodological, and practical understanding of multimodality research and its applications:

  1. the ``Institute on Multimodality'' emphasises a confluence of perspectives from Minds, Media, and Technology towards enabling an understanding of how multimodality shapes the socio-semiotic interpretation and propagation of interactional and communicative artefacts

  2. the Training School on ``Representation Mediated Multimodality'' emphasises (multimodal) sensemaking by grounded representation, reasoning, and learning at the interface of language, knowledge representation and reasoning in AI, and visuo-auditory computing.
Together, the two events address multimodality and multimodal interaction from diverse perspectives primarily including:

  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • Media and Communications
  • Cognitive Science
  • Semiotics
  • Data Science
  • Cognitive Vision
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Computational Models of Narrative
  • Speech and Language Technologies
The Institute as well as the Training School feature invited keynotes, lectures, tutorials, and a doctoral colloquium; both events are (primarily but not exclusively) aimed at doctoral candidates and early career researchers.

Fully funded participation is possible either by invitation, or for select applicants who respond to the open call for participation for the respective events.

   INSTITUTE ON MULTIMODALITY   >   MINDS.  MEDIA.  TECHNOLOGY.
@ZiF - Center for Interdisciplinary Research  /  Bielefeld, Germany - Aug 28 to Sep 6 2022   

   TRAINING SCHOOL   >   REPRESENTATION MEDIATED MULTIMODALITY
EU COST ACTION Multi3Generation  /  @Schloss Etelsen, Germany - Sep 26-30 2022

Further Details   >   https://codesign-lab.org/multimodality.html




Journal of Robotics and Automation Systems (Elsevier)   /   Special Issue


Semantic Policy and Action Representations
for Autonomous Robots

The journal of Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) focusses on research on fundamental developments in the field of robotics, with special emphasis on autonomous systems. An important goal of this journal is to extend the state of the art in both symbolic and sensory based robot control and learning in the context of autonomous systems.
We solicit original research contributions as part of the upcoming RAS special issue directly addressing the scientific scope of the SPAR workshop. Please note that submissions to the special issue remain open to all interested contributors; participation / presentation in the SPAR workshop is not a prerequisite for submitting a paper for the special issue.

  • Task and Motion Planning
  • Explainable and Interpretable Robot Decision-Making methods
  • Active and Context-based Vision
  • Cognitive Vision and Perception - Semantic Representations
  • Commonsense reasoning about space and motion (e.g., for policy learning)
  • Task-oriented and Perception-informed Language Grounding
  • Task and Environment Semantics
  • Robot Learning from Demonstration and Exploration
Applicable Dates:
  • Paper submissions open (through Elsevier system): Dec 1 2021
  • Final paper submission deadline: Feb 15 2022

   RAS Special Issue (Elsevier)