[robotics-worldwide] CFP : International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2012)

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International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2012)

Call For Papers - 1st Call 
29-30 October 2012
Chengdu, China
Official Web Page: www.icsoro.org
Enquiries: icsr.conference at gmail.com

Invited Session Proposal Submission: 1 April 2012 
Regular/Invited Paper Submission: 15 May 2012 
Demonstration Proposal Submission: 6 June 2012
Notification of Paper Acceptance: 15 July 2012
Final Manuscript Submission: 15 August 2012
Registration, Social Tour and Reception Party: 28 October 2012
Conference: 29-30 October 2012 

ICSR2012 Theme: Wellness

The International Conference on Social Robotics brings researchers and
practitioners together to report and discuss the latest progress in the
field of social robotics. The ICSR conferences focus on the interaction
between humans and robots and the integration of robots into our society. 

The theme of the 2012 conference is "Wellness." This theme gives focus on
the potential and capabilities of social robots to assist humans achieve
better physical, mental and emotional health and wellness. The conference
aims to foster discussion on the development of computational models,
robotic embodiments, and behavior that enable social robots to have an
impact on the human partner's health and well-being.

The conference welcomes original, peer reviewed papers and contributions
describing technically rigorous scientific and philosophical advances in
social robots, and their interactions and communications with humans,
especially innovative ideas and concepts, new discoveries and improvements,
as well as novel applications on the latest fundamental advances in the core
technologies that form the backbone of social robotics, distinguished
developmental projects, as well as seminal works in aesthetic design, ethics
and philosophy, studies on social impact and influence pertaining to social
robotics, and its interaction and communication with human being and its
social impact on our society.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

- Exoskeletons in human-robot interactions
- Robots to assist persons with disabilities
- Socially assistive robotics
- Applications in health care and aged care
- Rehabilitation robotics
- Biomechatronics, neuro-robotics, and biomedical robotics
- Affective and cognitive sciences for socially interactive robots
- Personal robots for the home
- Human-robot interaction and robot-robot interaction
- Social acceptance and impact in the society
- Robot ethics in human society
- Context awareness, expectation and intention understanding
- Design philosophies and socially appealing design methodologies
- Human factors and ergonomics in human-robot interactions
- Intelligent control and artificial intelligence for social robotics
- Information acquisition and decision making
- Interaction and collaboration between robots, humans and environments
- Multimodal sensor fusion and communication
- Compliance, safety and compatibility in the design of social robots
"living" with humans
- Software architecture and development tools
- Models of human and animal social behavior as applied to robots
- Applications in education, entertainment and gaming

Submissions must be made in the PDF format and follow the Springer LNCS/LNAI
style for the layout. LNCS style templates are available on the Springer
LNCS website (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).
Manuscripts are limited to ten (10) A4 size papers. Detailed instructions
for paper submission are available at www.icsoro.org. All papers will be
refereed by the program committee.

Conference proceedings will be published by Springer. Selected papers will
be invited for publication as a Special Issue in the International Journal
of Social Robotics.

Participants can submit proposals for invited sessions that consist of a
collection of invited papers with a common theme. Proposals for invited
sessions consist of (1) a proposed title for the session; (2) a brief 2-3
paragraph summary for the session explaining the goal of the session and the
overarching themes of the invited papers; and (3) a list of papers with
contributing authors and tentative abstracts for the papers.

Participants who would like to exhibit their interactive demonstrations at
the conference site please prepare 1 page summary about the demonstration
and email icsr.conference at gmail.com. Exhibition booth will be allocated to
demonstrations approved by the ICSR2012 organizing committee. 

There will be a competition to draw creative ideas on industrial designs in
social or service robotics. Prizes will be awarded to the shortlisted

Information about the submission of proposals, templates and arrangement
information are available at the conference's website www.icsoro.org.

We look forward to meeting you at ICSR 2012 in Chengdu.


Shuzhi Sam Ge and Oussama Khatib, General Chairs

John-John Cabibihan, Reid Simmons and Mary-Anne Williams, Program Chairs

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