RiiSS 2013

2013 IEEE Workshop on Robotic Intelligence in Informationally Structured Space

2011 IEEE Workshop on Robotic Intelligence in Informationally Structured Space (RiiSS2011) will bring together scientists, engineers and students from around the world to discuss the latest advances in the field of robot intelligence within the context of informationally structure space. Recently, the emerging synthesis of information technology (IT), network technology (NT), and robot technology (RT) is one of the most promising approaches to realize a safe, secure, and comfortable society for the next generation. Human-centered systems require, in particular, sophisticated physical and information services which are based on sensor networks, ubiquitous computing, and intelligent artifacts. Information resources and the accessibility within an environment are essential for people and for robots. The environment surrounding people and robots should have a structured platform for gathering, storing, transforming, and providing information. Such an environment is called informationally structured space.
The intelligent computing for the design and use of the informationally structured space should be discussed from various points of view at the same time. An intelligent robot can be an interface connecting between people and informationally structured space to search and provide information. Computational intelligence plays an important role in dealing with perception, action, decision making, planning, adaptation, and learning of robots in the informationally structured space.


The IEEE Workshop on Robotic Intelligence in Informationally Structured Space (RiiSS 2013) focuses on the intelligence emerging from the synthetic integration of IT, NT, and RT in the informationally structured space. Topics for contributions include, but may not be limited, the following researches:

  • Computational Intelligence in Robotics
  • Adaptation, Learning and Evolution in Robotics
  • Networked Intelligent Robotics
  • Multi-Robot Systems
  • Swarm Robotics
  • Collective Decision Making
  • Tele-operated Robots
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Human Centered Systems
  • Informationally Structured Space
  • Intelligent Space
  • Intelligent Ubiquitous Sensor Networks

Keynote, Tutorial and Panel Sessions

Please forward your proposals with detailed abstract and bio-sketches of the speakers to Workshop Co-Chairs and SSCI Keynote-Tutorial Chair, Dr S Das.

Accepted Special Sessions


#1. Kukanchi - interactive human-space design and intelligence

(To submit a paper to this session, please select "39s1" as the main research topic)

 Special Session Organizers:

Kazuyoshi Wada (Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan, k_wada@sd.tmu.ac.jp) Mihoko, Niitsuma  (Chuo University, Japan, niitsuma@mech.chuo-u.ac.jp)


Recently, the integration of information technology, network technology, and robot technology has discussed from various points of view. This special session discusses on Kukanchi: interactive human-space design and intelligence where humans and robots coexist symbiotically using information embedded in the environment. The extremely large volume of information and functions served by Kukanchi could be beyond human's ability of information processing. A problem is how to connect human's senses (modalities) to Kukanchi smoothly. To solve the problems, we can introduce the concept of augmented embodiment from three synthetic approaches; a) Cognitive self: modeling subjective perception using robot systems etc., b) Interactive self: modeling interactive events observed by intelligent space etc., and c) Symbolic self: describing representations of human and space using ontology etc. Topics for contributions include, but may not be limited, the following researches:

- Robot Companions and Social Robots in Home Environment

- Service Robots

- Physical Human-Robot Interaction

- Sensor Networks

- Structuralization of Environmental Information



#2. Intelligent Behavior Learning of robots

(To submit a paper to this session, please select "39s2" as the main research topic)

 Special Session Organizer:

Kazuo Kiguchi (Kyushu University, Japan <kiguchi@mech.kyushu-u.ac.jp>) Futoshi Kobayashi (Kobe University, Japan



Advanced intelligence is required for the sophisticated behavior of the advanced robots such as service robots, assistive robots, etc. In this session, the latest learning methods of intelligent behavior of robots are discussed. The required intelligence for the certain kinds of the advanced robots is also discussed in this session. Topics for contributions include, but may not be limited, the following researches:

- Behavior Learning

- Sophisticated Behaviors of Robots

- Service Robots

- Human-support Systems

- Assistive Robots

- Behavior-based Intelligence




#3. Intelligent learning algorithms for multi-robot systems

(To submit a paper to this session, please select "39s3" as the main research topic)

 Special Session Organizer:

Daisuke Kitakoshi (Tokyo National College of Technology, Japan,



A variety of learning algorithms has been proposed and researched over the past few decades. This session focuses on intelligent learning algorithms for multi-robot to acquire an appropriate behavior in their own environments. Research papers in the algorithms for agents behaving in virtual environments and those for multi-robot and multi-agent systems are also welcome. Topics for contributions include, but may not be limited, the following researches:

- Multi-robot Learning

- Multi-agent Learning

- Reinforcement Learning

- Learning Algorithms

- Cooperative Behaviors

- Swarm Robotics

- Collective Intelligence


Special Sessions

Please forward your special session proposals to Workshop Co-Chairs.

Workshop Co-Chairs

Honghai Liu, University of Portsmouth, UK
Naoyuki Kubota, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

For program inquiries, contact RiiSS 2013 Program Co-chairs: Honghai Liu (University of Portsmouth, UK) at Honghai.Liu+port.ac.uk and/or Naoyuki Kubota (Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan) at kubota+tmu.ac.jp (change "+" into "@").

Program Committee

- Valentina Balas, University of Arad, Romania

- Janos Botzheim, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

- Jiangtao Cao, Liaoning Shihua University, China

- Chee Seng Chan, University of Malaya, Malaysia

- Ryad Chellali, Institute of Italy Technologies, Italy

- Xiang Chen, University of Windsor, Canada

- Zhaopeng Chen, German Aerospace Center, Germany

- Sung-Bae Cho, Yonsei University, Korea

- Samir Garbaya, ENSAM - Arts et Metiers ParisTech, France

- Dongbing Gu, University of Essex, UK

- Frank Guerin, University of Aberdeen, UK

- Maki Habib, The American University in Cairo, Egypt

- Donggui Han, Wuhan Textile University, China

- Mehdi Khoury, University of Southampton, UK

- Robert Kozma, University of Memphis, USA

- Daisuke Kurabayashi, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

- Hak-Keung Lam, King's College London, UK

- Hongyi Li, Portsmouth University, UK

- Xinde Li, Southeast University, China

- Qiinggang Meng, Loughborough University, UK

- Gyula Mester, University of Szeged, Hungary

- Kazuhiro Ohkura, Hiroshima University, Japan

- Gaoxiang Ouyang, Beijing Normal University, China

- Gary Parker, Connecticut College, USA

- Nicolas Pugeault, University of Surrey, UK

- Imre Rudas, Obuda University, Hungary

- Ulrich Ruckert, University of Paderborn, Germany

- Kave Salamatian, University of Savoie, France

- Joaquin Sitte, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

- Indra Adji Sulistijono, EE Polytechnic Institute of Surabaya, Indonesia

- Jiacheng Tan, Portsmouth University, UK

- Jozsef Tar, Obuda University, Hungary

- Kok Wai Wong, Murdoch University, Australia

- Peter Xu, University of Auckland, New Zealand

- Hao Ying, University of Wayne, USA

- Xuguang Zhang, Yanshan University, China

- Junyang Zhao, Xi'an Research Inst. of Hi-tech, China