[robotics-worldwide] Final CFP: International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR) 2011 -- Paper Submission Deadline: June 1st, 2011

Bilge Mutlu bilge at cs.wisc.edu
Thu May 26 09:58:46 PDT 2011

*Final Call For Papers*

*International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR) 2011*
November 24-25, 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
http://www.icsr2011.org, http://icsr2011.org/poster.pdf

The International Conference on Social Robotics brings researchers and
practitioners together to report on and discuss the state-of-the-art
research in the field of social robotics. The conference focuses
particularly on social interaction between humans and robots, the
integration of robots into our society, and the design of next
generation social robot interfaces and systems.

The theme of the 2011 conference is "Alive!" It expresses the vitality
of the social robotics research, paying particular attention to the
development of robots that appear increasingly social -- the point
that people perceive them to be alive. The conference aims to foster
discussion on the development of computational models, robotic
embodiments, and behavior that enable robots to act socially and the
impact that social robots have on people and their social and physical

*Full Papers*
The conference welcomes rigorous, original research work that makes
scientific, technical, and/or philosophical contributions. Submissions
will be evaluated for scientific and intellectual merit through a
rigorous peer-review process. Authors of top papers will be invited to
expand their work for publication in the International Journal of
Social Robotics. We encourage multidisciplinary work that combines
knowledge and methods from computer science, electrical engineering,
mechanical engineering, psychology, sociology, anthropology, design,
and philosophy. We also encourage the integration of scientific and
practical perspectives such as how social robots might improve
practices in health, wellbeing, rehabilitation, and education. Studies
may report on technological developments, innovative ideas, new
discoveries, and practical applications.

The conference will also feature tutorials that aim at training the
next generation of social robotics researchers. Experts in the field
will offer the tutorials and cover overviews of related work and
multidisciplinary research methods in social robotics. We invite
senior researchers to propose tutorials and students and others who
would like to expand their knowledge of social robotics and tools for
conducting research in this area to participate.

*Design Competition*
Finally, the conference will also invite contributions to a robot
design competition. The competition will follow the conference theme
"Alive!" and aim at creating the social robot of year 2020 where
robots are integrated into the human physical and social environments
and offer their users natural, fluent, and purposeful interactions.
The submissions can be conceptual or work-in-progress prototypes, but
must contribute to "social" robots. Competition entries will be
evaluated during the conference by an international panel of experts
in robot design.


Standing Committee:
Sam Ge (National University of Singapore, Singapore), Chair
Maja Mataric (University of South California, USA)
Haizhou Li (A*Star, Singapore)
Jong-Hwan Kim (KAIST, Korea)

General Chairs:
Vanessa Evers (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Jaap Ham (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Takayuki Kanda (ATR IRC, Japan)

Program Chairs:
Christoph Bartneck (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)
Bilge Mutlu (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)

Tutorials Chair:
Martin Saerbeck (A*STAR, Singapore)

Design Competition Chair:
Henrik Scharfe (Aalborg University, Denmark)

Publication Chair:
Dana Kulic (University of Waterloo, Canada)

Exhibition Chair:
Astrid Weiss (University of Salzburg, Austria)

Finance Chair:
Birna van Reimsdijk (TU Delft, The Netherlands)

Website Chair:
David van der Pol (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Program Committee:
Kai Oliver Arras (University of Freiburg, Germany)
Christian Becker-Asano (University of Freiburg, Germany)
Tony Belpaeme (University of Plymouth, UK)
Cindy Bethel (Yale University, USA)
XiaoQi Chen (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)
Dylan Glas (ATR, Japan)
Masayuki Kanbara (NAIST, Japan)
Myung-Suk Kim (KAIST, South Korea)
Takanori Komatsu (Shinshu University, Japan)
Kolja Kuehnlenz (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
Bruce MacDonald (Auckland University, New Zealand)
Michio Okada (Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan)
Sarah Perez-Kriz (University of Washington, USA)
Selma Sabanovic (Indiana University, USA)
Aaron Steinfeld (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Leila Takayama (Willow Garage, Inc., USA)
Manfred Tscheligi (University of Salzburg, Austria)
Britta Wrede (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
Yuichiro Yoshikawa (Osaka University, Japan)

Submissions must be made in the PDF format and follow the Springer
LNCS style for the layout. Templates for MS Word and LaTeX are
available on the conference website. Full papers are limited to *ten*
A4 sized pages. The conference proceedings will be published by
Springer and included in its online archives.

*Important Dates*
Paper and tutorial submissions:    June 1, 2011
Notification of acceptance:        August 1, 2011
Final manuscript submission:       September 7, 2011
Conference:                        November 24-25, 2011

Full details can be found on the conference website
(http://www.icsr2011.org). A PDF conference poster is available at

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