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

How to Get to Guanajuato

The easiest way to get to Guanajuato is by plane:
  • El Bajío International Airport (BJX) is the preferred way to get to Guanajuato. People also call it the Guanajuato Airport or the Leon Airport, although it is actually located near the town of Silao, about 30 min. away from the workshop hotel. Regardless, the code of the airport is BJX.
  • The International Airport of Mexico City (MEX) receives flights from most major cities around the world. There are two options to get from Mexico City to Guanajuato:
    • Take a connecting flight to BJX
    • A 5-hour bus ride from Mexico City to Guanajuato: Get from the airport to the North Bus Station ("Central de Autobuses del Norte") either through the subway or through a taxi cab. If you choose the subway, take the line 5 (yellow) train at "Terminal Aerea" (from Terminal 1) towards "Politecnico" and get off at "Autobuses del Norte" , the North Bus Station. Several buses go to Guanajuato every 1 or 2 hours for about MXP$300.00. Ask for the direct service ("Servicio Directo") to avoid stops in small towns along the way. Once at the Guanajuato bus station, take a taxi cab to the hotel for about MXP$50.00 (about USD$5.00)


WAFR 2008 is held at Camino Real Guanajuato Hotel in Guanajuato, México. Please DO NOT make any reservation directly at the hotel, instead go to our lodging page for instructions.
Alhóndiga No. 100, Col. San Javier
36020 Guanajuato, Gto.
Phone: (011 52 473) 102 1500
Fax: (011 52 473) 102 1508
The hotel is located at the San Francisco Javier Hacienda built in the 17th century to process ore. After being remodeled it is now a luxury hotel with many amenities. It is five minutes away from the downtown where most attractions are.

There is 2MB/s internet access available in the rooms and in the conference area.

Disclaimer: The information in this page was gathered from personal experience and web sites. Please, verify it with your service provider when making travel arrangements.