The Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR) is a biannual multi-disciplinary single-track meeting of international researchers presenting the latest advances on algorithmic problems in robotics. Since its inception in 1994, WAFR has established a reputation as a premier venue for presenting algorithmic work related to robotics.
The focus of WAFR is on the design and analysis of robot algorithms from both theoretical and practical angles. The design and analysis of algorithms and foundations of robotics raise unique questions in a variety of traditional and new fields including but not limited to:
In addition to these topics, we also encourage papers on applications of robot algorithms to important or new domains, such as:
The workshop proceedings will be published in the Springer Proceedings in Advanced Robotics (SPAR) series.
Manuscripts should be prepared using the Springer conference proceedings format. You can download the LaTeX and MS Word style/template files here.
Submissions should not exceed 16 pages (including references) in this format.
In the submissions before the conference, supplementary material (appendices with supportive proofs or multimedia files) can be submitted together with the main manuscript. While encouraged, the program committee members are not required to check the supplementary material in order to prepare their comments. No supplementary material will be included in the book.
|Abstract submission deadline|
|Paper submission deadline|
|Notification of acceptance||March 31, 2022|
|Conference||June 22-24, 2022|
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