[robotics-worldwide] CFP: IJSR Special Issue on Robot Learning from Demonstration

Sonia Chernova soniac at cs.wpi.edu
Mon Aug 15 19:52:07 PDT 2011

*Call For Papers for the International Journal of Social Robotics*

*Special Issue on Robot Learning from Demonstration*

The International Journal of Social Robotics invites papers for a special
issue on robot learning from demonstration.

Research in learning from demonstration seeks to enable robots to learn from
human instruction, harnessing human expertise to learn tasks and customizing
behavior to match human preferences. Demonstration learning approaches
assume little or no robotics knowledge on behalf of the human user, enabling
a lay human to teach a robot what to do through demonstration instead of by

This special issue will focus on the current advances in the areas of robot
learning from demonstration and imitation learning, including demonstration
techniques, policy learning methods, evaluation metrics and impact on
human-robot interaction.

Papers are solicited on all areas directly related to these topics,
including but not limited to:

   - Learning from human demonstration
   - Imitation learning
   - Interaction interfaces for robots learning from humans
   - Active learning in social settings
   - Human behavior prediction
   - Social learning mechanisms
   - Use of social cues in interactive learning
   - Models of human and animal imitation learning as applied to robots

Papers must contain high-quality original contributions and be prepared in
accordance with IJSR guidelines. Authors who intend to submit a manuscript
are encouraged to contact the guest editors as soon as possible in order to
ensure that the planned submission falls within the aims and scope of the
special issue. All papers will be reviewed following the regular reviewing
procedure of the Journal.

*Guest Editors*
Sonia Chernova, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (soniac at cs.wpi.edu)
Andrea Thomaz, Georgia Institute of Technology (athomaz at cc.gatech.edu)

*Important Dates*
Paper submission deadline:      November 1, 2011
Notification to authors:              February 1, 2012
Submission of revised papers:  April 1, 2012
Final acceptance:                      June 1, 2012

*Online Submission
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