General Chairs
Greg Chirikjian
Howie Choset
Marco Morales
Todd Murphey

Important Dates
July 15, 2008:
deadline for submissions.
September 15, 2008:
notification of paper acceptance.
October 15, 2008:
final papers due.
December 7-9:
WAFR 2008.

Program Committee
Devin Balkcom
Alejandra Barrera
Timothy H. Chung
Noah Cowan
Magnus Egerstedt
Claudia Esteves
Robert Ghrist
Bill Goodwine
Dan Halperin
Seth Hutchinson
David Hsu
Lydia Kavraki
Sven Koenig
Vijay Kumar
Steve LaValle
Kevin Lynch
Mark Moll
Rafael Murrieta
Jim Ostrowski
Mark Overmars
Daniela Rus
Gildardo Sánchez-Ante
Nicola Simeon
Sidd Srinivasa
Enrique Sucar
Jeff Trinkle
Yunfeng Wang
Alfredo Weitzenfeld
Jing Xiao
Dianna Xu

Previous WAFRs:
WAFR 2006, New York City, USA
WAFR 2004, Zeist, The Netherlands
WAFR 2002, Nice, France
WAFR 2000, Hanover, NH, USA
WAFR 1998, Houston, TX, USA
WAFR 1996, Toulouse, France
WAFR 1994, Stanford, CA, USA

WAFR Special Issues of International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR):
IJRR Special Issue 24(11): (WAFR 2004)
IJRR Special Issue 23(7/8): (WAFR 2002)

WAFR 2008: The Eighth International Workshop on
the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics

Guanajuato, México, December 7-9, 2008


Registration and Lodging

Faculty registration includes breakfast, one ticket for the banquet, and the free attendance for accompanying students. Additional meal tickets can be purchased for students. We are requiring at least one full registration per paper by November 1st.

We have reserved a block of rooms at the conference hotel for the nights of December 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th at a special rate. Most of these rooms have two beds. We also can arrange for lodging on the days before and after WAFR. Please DO NOT book a room directly at the hotel.

Payment Method

The payment method is electronic. Please send an email to Greg Chirikjian [email protected] indicating your needs and you will receive an invoice through PayPal.

  Regular Fee
Before Nov. 1st
Late Fee
After Nov. 1st
Faculty Registration
(includes breakfasts and one ticket for the banquet)
$500.00 $600.00
Student Registration
(waived for students accompanying a registered faculty member)
$200.00
Lodging on evenings
of Dec. 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th
$99.00/night
Additional Meal Ticket
(includes breakfasts and banquet)
$150.00
Note: Prices include taxes and fees