[robotics-worldwide] RO-MAN 2008 *DEADLINE EXTENSION*

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New deadline: 22.01.2008

2008 IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive

"From Personal Robots towards Robots with Personalities?"

August 1-3, 2008
Munich, Germany


Submission site:

The 17th International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive
Communication (RO-MAN 2008) will be held at Technische Universität
München, Munich, Germany, during August 1-3, 2008.
This year's symposium theme is "From Personal Robots towards Robots
with Personalities?" reflecting the increasing demand for social
of intelligent technical systems into human centered real-world


*22.01.2008* Proposals for organized special sessions/workshops/tutorials
30.01.2008 Notification of special sessions/workshops/tutorials acceptance
01.02.2008 Submission of full-length papers
15.04.2008 Notification of paper acceptance
20.05.2008 Submission of final camera-ready papers



RO-MAN adresses fundamental issues in coexistence of robots
and humans from psychological and philosophical aspects over
interaction and communication mechanisms to technological systems
and architectures. Manifold real-world application areas such
as rescue, assistance, care, education, or entertainment require
cognitive and social skills in order to provide safe, intuitive, and
efficient interaction and goal-directed proactive behavior. Along with
gradual development of those fundamental capabilities robots grow
from basic tools to unique entities which not only are able to assist
but may also take charge of situations arising and in near future
form unique characters distinguishing them from one another.
Robots with humanlike personality traits will contribute to raise
acceptance, benefit social integration and interindividual relationships,
and facilitate human-robot professional task forces and
social groups. RO-MAN brings together a broad interdisciplinary
community of students and scientists of psychology, cognitive
science, computer science, robotics, and more. We cordially invite
you to contribute to make RO-MAN '08 a stimulating event and
enjoyable come together...


Relevant topics include, but are not limited to ...

- Embodied interaction and communication
- Multi-modal communication
- Philosophical issues of human-robot coexistence
- Cognitive psychology in human-robot interactions
- Artificial emotion and emotional communication
- Human factors evaluations for human-robot systems
- Robotic therapy and medical/surgical applications
- Socially interactive robots
- Entertainment and education robots
- Face and body expression and recognition
- Collaborative robotics in manufacturing environments
- Situation recognition and understanding of task contents
- Motion, task planning, and coordination in human-robot teams
- Skill acquisition through teaching, interaction, or imitation
- Robot assistants for housekeeping and care
- . . .


Prospective authors should submit their papers electronically in PDF
format. Six pages in the standard IEEE conference paper format are
allowed for each paper. A maximum of two additional pages is permitted
at extra charge. Detailed instructions for paper submission via the
PaperPlaza system (ras.papercept.net) are available on the conference


Special sessions on new topics or innovative applications will be
considered, consisting of four to six related papers submitted through the
regular review process. Prospective organizers should include a brief
statement of purpose for the sessions as well as the abstracts of the
papers to be included.


Proposals for half-day tutorials and workshops should be
submitted via PaperPlaza (ras.papercept.net) according to the instructions
on the conference website (www.ro-man2008.org). Each proposal should
include: statement of objectives, intended audience, list of speakers, and
list of topics.


There will be an exhibition site at the conference. Information for
prospective exhibitors is available on the conference website

We are looking forward to see you all in Munich !

Kolja Kuehnlenz
Program Chair

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