[robotics-worldwide] CFP: RAM Special Issue on Roboethics

Jorge Solis solis at ieee.org
Sun Jun 20 01:21:19 PDT 2010

Dear Colleagues,

Please find the second CFP of the RAM Special Issue on Roboethics.
The paper deadline submission is due to September 1st, 2010.

For further details, please access at:

Looking forward to receive your contributions !


                 Second Call for Papers 
        IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine
            Special Issue on Roboethics


Robotics research is increasingly raising ethical implications related to
the emerging interactions between robots and human beings. Roboethics deals
with the ethical aspects of the design, development and employment of
intelligent machines. It shares many "sensitive areas" 
with computer ethics, information ethics and bioethics. 
Progress in the field of computer science and telecommunications allows us
to endow machines with enough intelligence so that they may act
autonomously. Therefore, we can forecast that in the twenty-first century
humanity will coexist with the first alien intelligence we have ever come in
contact with - robots. However; as the application field for robots is
widening, and the robot is coming out of the factory halls, new challenges
are seen, and even a change of paradigm is taking shape. Not only
roboticists, but also sociologists, psychologists and philosophers are
discussing the potentialities and the limits of these intelligent machines
in relation to human beings. 

Original and unpublished high-quality research results are solicited to
explore and boost the new areas relevant to Roboethics. Contributions are
welcome on the ethical, legal and societal aspects of the following topics
(but not limited to):

- Economy (Replacing humans in the workplace; etc.) 
- Psychology(Position of humans in the control hierarchy; etc.)
- Law (Robots and liability; Deployment of autonomously acting robots)
- Health (Robotics in surgery; Robotics in health care, etc.)
- Military application of robotics (Acceptability, Advantages and Risks,
- Environment (Underwater robotics noise pollution; etc.)
- Service (Social robotics; Personal assistants; etc.)
- Technical Dependability (Availability; Reliability; Safety; etc.) 

Guest Editors
Gianmarco Veruggio
CNR-IEIIT/ School of Robotics
Genova, Italy 

Jorge Solis
Waseda University
Tokyo, Japan

Mike Van der Loos
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada

Important Dates:
September 1st, 2010  Paper submission deadline
October 15th, 2010   Completion of the first round review
December 1st, 2010   Completion of the second round review
December 20th, 2010  Final manuscript due

Paper Submission:
All papers are to be submitted through the Manuscript Central for RAM at
Please select "Special Issue" under Manuscript Category of your submission.
All manuscripts must be prepared according to the IEEE Robotics and
Automation Magazine publication guidelines
http://www.engr.uconn.edu/~ieeetase/. Papers will be reviewed following the
standard IEEE RAM review process.

Please address inquiries to Guest Editors at ieeeramsi at roboethics.org

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