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Special Session
Special Session on
Learning in Control and Robotic Systems Applications
 - LICARSA 2023

13 - 15 November, 2023 - Rome, Italy

Within the 20th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - ICINCO 2023


Dario Calogero Guastella
University Of Catania

Brief Bio
Dr. Dario Guastella received his PhD at the University of Catania, Italy, in 2019. Since January 2022 he is Assistant Professor at the Dep. of Electrical Electronic and Computer Engineering of the University of Catania. His research activity is carried out within the Robotic Systems Group and focuses on cooperative mobile robots (both ground and aerial vehicles), terrain traversability analysis and Artificial Intelligence for autonomous navigation.
Simone Palazzo
University of Catania - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering

Brief Bio
Simone Palazzo is Assistant Professor at Università degli Studi di Catania. His research interests include machine learning, artificial intelligence and pattern recognition, with particular focus on computer vision, medical imaging, explainable AI and bio-inspired methods for machine learning. He is author of more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers, with a h-index of 23 and 2200+ citations (Scopus). He took part of national (PO-FESR 2014/2020) and international (EU-FP7, H2020) projects.
Ignacio Carlucho
School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Brief Bio
Dr. Ignacio Carlucho is an assistant professor in the school of engineering and physical sciences at Heriot-Watt University, UK. From 2020 to 2021 he was a Post-doctoral Researcher in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at Louisiana State University, and from 2021 to 2023 he was a Post-doctoral researcher at the School of Informatics in the University of Edinburgh, UK. His main research interests are robotics, intelligent control techniques and multi agent systems.
Giuseppe Sutera
Dep. of Electrical Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Catania

Brief Bio
Dr. Giuseppe Sutera received his PhD from the University of Catania, Italy in 2022. Since June 2023 he is Assistant Professor at the Dep. of Electrical Electronic and Computer Engineering of the University of Catania. He has been collaborating with the Robotic Systems Group and focuses on the development of cooperative ground and aerial mobile robotic platforms.


Learning paradigms have played a crucial role in robotics and control over the years, ranging from supervised to reinforcement learning. Over the last decade, this role has received a significant momentum thanks to the rapid progress in parallel computing, leading to the breakthrough of deep learning. Recent works report impressive results also in challenging real-world applications, from vision-based control to multi-agent systems. The aim of this special session is to gather such achievements in control and robotic systems applications in a wide spectrum of scenarios, from automation and industry to automotive and farming.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Data-driven Control
  • Reinforcement Learning in Control and Robotics
  • Supervised Learning for Control Systems
  • Deep Learning for Autonomous Control
  • Evolutionary Algorithms and Swarm Intelligence in Robotic Systems
  • Neural Networks for Sensor Fusion and Decision Making
  • Genetic Algorithms for Path Planning and Optimization
  • Bayesian Methods for Probabilistic Modeling and Inference in Robotics
  • Learning from Demonstration
  • Adaptive Control Systems using Machine Learning
  • Multi-Agent Systems and Cooperative Control
  • Vision-based Control


Paper Submission: September 20, 2023 (expired)
Authors Notification: September 29, 2023
Camera Ready and Registration: October 9, 2023


Gabriele Costante, University of Perugia, Italy
Trevor McInroe, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Ugo Rosolia, Amazon, Luxembourg
Manuel Silva, ISEP-Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal

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Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, DBLP, Semantic Scholar, EI and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


ICINCO Special Sessions - LICARSA 2023