ERLARS 2012 - 5th International Workshop on
Evolutionary and Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous Robot Systems

Please note: This page is about a past workshop. Please look at our main page for information on current and upcoming events.

Information for Authors

Papers are to be submitted in the PDF format and prepared using the style guide below. The workshop's proceedings will be published in a book with ISSN and additionally online. Each participant will receive a hardcopy of the ERLARS proceedings.

Copyright Policy

You are welcome to submit a shortened or extended version of an existing article (or ECAI submission) to the ERLARS workshop, but not an exact copy. We have a high page limit to 10 pages, which means you can add additional experiments and/or other material that is useful for the discussion of your method in our workshop. As a workshop author you will also maintain the copyright of your paper so that you will be able to publish the ERLARS 2012 article elsewhere afterwards. You will, however, be required to sign a form allowing us to include your paper in the workshop proceedings.

Formatting and Style Guide

Paper Types

We solicit two types of papers for the ERLARS workshop: Regular Papers and short Position Papers. Regular papers are the standard way of publishing research results and algorithms with discussion of related work and experimental validation of your method (where applicable). Position papers are meant for the publication of work at the initial stages and for research statements you wish to discuss at the workshop. The formatting and submission procedures for both types of contributions are the same, except that regular papers may be 10 pages in length, while position papers are limited to 4 pages. While position papers may be short, we still expect them to be written in a scientifically grounded and sound way, with proper references to related work etc. By having two types of papers we wish to encourage you to discuss preliminary work with a scientific community at an early stage. We also cordially invite PhD students to submit their current work to ERLARS.
When writing an article for the ERLARS 2012 workshop you need to follow the formatting guidelines provided. Here is the ZIP file with the LaTeX template and instructions. While you do please remember to use the correct paper size (Letter format, not A4), e.g. in the dvips command (for LaTeX users) as well as to embed all fonts (can be checked with the pdffonts command in GNU/Linux). Please note that our page limit is different from the one mentioned on the ECAI 2012 webpage, and that the submission is not double-blind (so, please do include your name and affiliation in the initial submission).
Submission of articles will be through this workshop website (here, to be precise).
If your article is accepted at least one author will need to register for the ERLARS 2012 workshop for the article to appear in the proceedings. Registration will be through the ECAI 2012 Website, q.v.
If you wish to add additional information (like a video) to the submission this is possible. Please contact us before the submission deadline by e-mail so that we can to accommodate your needs.

Review Process

Every article submitted to ERLARS 2012 will be reviewed by at least 2 members of the programme committee, to ensure a high-quality workshop with interesting contributions. The selection criteria include relevance to the workshop, accuracy and originality of ideas, quality and significance of the results and clarity of the presentation.

Submission of Articles

The submission of articles is done through our online submission system, which will open a few weeks before the submission deadline.


Author of these pages: Nils T Siebel.
Last modified on Wed Aug 29 2012.
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