[robotics-worldwide] CfP Deadline Extension: Workshop on
"Robots as Social Actors: Evaluating Social Acceptance and Societal Impact
of Robotic Agents" - IEEE Ro-Man 2008
Astrid.Weiss at sbg.ac.at
Astrid.Weiss at sbg.ac.at
Tue Apr 29 04:45:18 PDT 2008
DEADLINE EXTENSION FOR POSITION PAPERS: 30 May 2008
Workshop on "Robots as Social Actors: Evaluating Social Acceptance and
Societal Impact of Robotic Agents"
IEEE Ro-Man 2008 - The 17th International Symposium on Robot and Human
1-3 August 2008, Munich, Germany
CALL FOR PAPERS (apologies for multiple postings):
The workshop on "Robots as Social Actors: Evaluating Social Acceptance
and Societal Impact of Robotic Agents" will be held in Munich, Germany
at the IEEE Ro-Man conference.
* The workshop will discuss possible methodological approaches for
evaluating social acceptance and societal impact of Human Robot
Interaction (HRI) with a special focus on collaborative working
* Pros and cons of existing evaluation methods will be discussed to
develop new variations and advancements for assessing social acceptance
and societal impact of robotic agents.
* The main challenge of the workshop is to develop instruments for
measuring social acceptance and societal impact in the field in HRI.
Submission of papers: Friday, 30 May 2008 (EXTENDED DEADLINE!)
Feedback to authors: Monday, 30 June 2008
Workshop: Friday, 1 August 2008
Submissions are invited addressing one or more of the following
* What kind of metrics already exist in the field of HRI for measuring
social acceptance and societal impact and how have they been used in
* Do existing evaluation methods address needs for introducing robotic
agents into real human areas of life?
* Which parameters for social acceptance and societal impact can be
defined for HRI like performance expectancy, self efficacy, quality of
life, education and ethics?
* Is there a common framework of methods that are appropriate to
evaluate the social acceptance and societal impact for robotic
* What are the advantages and disadvantages of existing evaluation
methods from different fields and how do they compare to other methods
* Discuss approaches of prototyping HRI as the basis of evaluation in
different stages of development.
Accepted position papers and other pre-workshop materials will be made
available to the participants, so presentations during the workshop can
be kept short, and reflection on the subject is stimulated before the
workshop. Position papers will be grouped into several sessions, in
order to organize the discussion thematically with break-out sessions.
The workshop organizers commit to the publication of a revised version
of the papers!
*Guidelines for submission*
Submissions are expected in the form of max. 4 page informal position
papers (A4 IEEE Template
http://ras.papercept.net/conferences/support/word.php ), describing the
area of research, specific work (empirical or theoretical) on the
workshop topic and the innovative character of the presented work.
Insightful essays about the topic are also welcomed. We will select
participants with diverse backgrounds based upon the relevance,
insightfulness, and originality of their submissions based on an peer
review process. At least one author of accepted papers needs to register
for the workshop and for one day of the conference itself.
* Astrid Weiss, ICT&S Center - University of Salzburg,
* Manfred Tscheligi, ICT&S Center - University of Salzburg,
* Aude Billard, LASA Laboratory - EPFL Lausanne,
* Kerstin Dautenhahn, Adaptive Systems Research Group, School of
Computer Science - University of Hertfordshire, UK
Mag. Astrid Weiss
Research and Teaching Assistent
HCI & Usability Unit
ICT&S Center - Center for Advanced Studies and Research in Information
and Communication Technologies & Society
University of Salzburg
5020 Salzburg, Austria
E-Mail: astrid.weiss at sbg.ac.at <mailto:astrid.weiss at sbg.ac.at>
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