Paper Submission

CALL FOR PAPERS: 3rd ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON ROBOT LEARNING

The 3rd Annual Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL 2019) is soliciting contributions at the intersection of robotics and machine learning. CoRL aims at being a selective, top-tier venue for robot learning research, covering a broad range of topics spanning robotics and ML, including both theory and practice.

We invite papers offering new advances on any of the following topics:

    • Imitation learning, bayesian/probabilistic learning, neural networks
    • (Inverse) reinforcement learning, model-free learning, etc.
    • Machine learning and control
    • Bio-inspired learning and control
    • State estimation, mapping, and computer vision
    • Multimodal perception and sensor fusion
    • Learning-based human robot interaction, natural language instruction processing
    • Applications in manipulation, mobility, driving, flight, and other areas of robotics

Accepted papers will be published via the JMLR Workshop & Conference Proceedings series and will be presented either as posters or oral presentations in the plenary session. CoRL is a single track venue

All papers go to the archival track. There is not the possibility to submit for non-archival track this year.

CODE SUBMISSION:

Authors are strongly encouraged to submit their code as supplementary material to the paper. Availability of code will be viewed as a plus. Your code should be uploaded on the CMT system at the same time as you submit your paper and other supplementary material (videos, proofs, etc).

KEY DATES:

Paper submission deadline: July 7, 2019; 23:59 Pacific Time

Paper acceptance notifications: September 7, 2019

Camera ready papers due: October 7, 2019


PAPER SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS & INSTRUCTIONS

Papers may be submitted through CMT, via the link at the top of this page. Submissions are due July 7, 2019 at 23:59 Pacific Time. All submissions should comply to the format and length indicated below. CoRL is double-blind, which means all papers must be anonymized.

Submissions will consist of papers up to eight pages in length (plus up to two additional pages of references). Authors will have the option to submit a supplementary file containing further details, which the reviewers may decide to consult, as well as a supplementary video. All supplementary materials will be submitted through CMT as a single zip file. Submitted papers will be reviewed by two reviewers. Accepted papers will appear in the JMLR Workshop & Conference Proceedings as officially published CoRL papers. All accepted papers will be provided with a poster presentation slot, and about 20-30 papers will be presented as oral presentations in the main conference. While it is difficult to judge how many papers will be submitted or accepted, since this is the second year for CoRL, we expect a large fraction of accepted papers to receive oral presentation slots.

Submission Policy :

We will not accept papers that are identical or substantially similar to papers that have previously been published or accepted for publication in an archival venue, nor papers submitted in parallel to other conferences. Archival venues include conferences and journals with formally published proceedings, but do not include non-archival workshops. Submission is permitted for papers that have previously appeared only as a technical report.

Reviewing Criteria :

Submissions will be evaluated based significant novel results. Results may be either theoretical or empirical. Results will be judged on the degree to which they have been objectively established and/or their potential for scientific and technological impact, as well as their relevance to robotic learning. We take a broad view of robotic learning. Papers with both experimental and theoretical results relevant to robotic learning are welcome. Our intent is to make CoRL into a selective top-tier conference on robotic learning.

Manuscript Template :

Accepted papers will be published in PMLR. The manuscript template to use is available here.


SOFTWARE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Authors are encouraged to submit code alongside the paper. Authors should provide a readme file explaining how to run the author's software, and, when applicable, how to use it to replicate computational results given in the article. For code that include files not directly relevant to the scientific contribution of the paper, authors should indicate in the readme file which part of the code pertains to the scientific claims of the paper to ease review process.

By default and unless authors specify a different license scheme, the code submitted along the paper will be protected under exclusive copyright linked to the paper ID. Reviewers will be strictly forbidden to use the code outside the review process.

Use of Code / Citation / Licensing

Be aware that you must always cite your sources, including in code you may be using for your research. Failing to do so may lead others to believe that you are the authors of the code, which would be considered as plagiarism. Authors are requested to explicit cite sources in the code header and in the readme file. They must also ensure that, when they modify or use other people's code, they are allowed to do so. See https://choosealicense.com/no-permission/ for information on how to act when you find code on the web that does not have a specific license.