Description : This book constitutes the ninth official archival publication devoted to RoboCup, documenting presentations at the RoboCup 2005 International Symposium, held in Osaka, Japan, July 2005 alongside the RoboCup Competition. The book presents 34 revised full papers and 38 revised short papers together with two award-winning papers. This is a valuable source of reference and inspiration for those interested in robotics or distributed intelligence, and mandatory reading for the rapidly growing RoboCup community.
Description : ThesearetheproceedingsoftheRoboCup2004Symposium,heldattheInstituto Superior T ́ ecnico, in Lisbon, Portugal in conjunction with the RoboCup c- petition. The papers presented here document the many innovations in robotics that result from RoboCup. A problem in any branch of science or engineering is how to devise tests that can provide objective comparisons between alt- native methods. In recent years, competitive engineering challenges have been established to motivate researchers to tackle di?cult problems while providing a framework for the comparison of results. RoboCup was one of the ?rst such competitions and has been a model for the organization of challenges foll- ing sound scienti?c principles. In addition to the competition, the associated symposium provides a forum for researchers to present refereed papers. But, for RoboCup, the symposium has the greater goal of encouraging the exchange of ideas between teams so that the competition, as a whole, progresses from year to year and strengthens its contribution to robotics. One hundred and eighteen papers were submitted to the Symposium. Each paper was reviewed by at least two international referees; 30 papers were - cepted for presentation at the Symposium as full papers and a further 38 were accepted for poster presentation. The quality of the Symposium could not be maintained without the support of the authors and the generous assistance of the referees.
Description : This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Discovery Science, DS 2004, held in Padova, Italy in October 2004. The 20 revised long papers and the 19 revised regular papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 80 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on pattern mining, classification, outlier detection, clustering, feature construction and generation, knowledge acquisition, discovery science in reality, machine learning algorithms, Web mining, applications of predictive methods, and interdisciplinary approaches.
Description : This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Colloquium on Grammatical Inference, ICGI 2004, held in Athens, Greece in October 2004. The 20 revised full papers and 8 revised poster papers presented together with 3 invited contributions were carefully reviewed and selected from 45 submissions. The topics of the papers presented range from theoretical results of learning algorithms to innovative applications of grammatical inference and from learning several interesting classes of formal grammars to estimations of probabilistic grammars.