[robotics-worldwide] 2nd CFP : International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2012)

ICSR2012 icsr.conference at gmail.com
Sun Feb 26 06:22:51 PST 2012


International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2012)

Call For Papers - 2nd Call
29-31 October 2012
Chengdu, China
Official Web Page: www.icsoro.org
Enquiries: icsr.conference at gmail.com

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IMPORTANT DATES/DEADLINES
Invited Session Proposal Submission: 1 April 2012
Regular/Invited Paper Submission: 1 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: 29-31 October 2012
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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:
- Interaction and collaboration among robots, humans, and environments
- Robots to assist the elderly and persons with disabilities
- Socially assistive robots to improve quality of life
- Affective and cognitive sciences for socially interactive robots
- Personal robots for the home
- Social acceptance and impact in the society
- Robot ethics in human society
- Context awareness, expectation, and intention understanding
- Control architectures for social robotics
- Socially appealing design methodologies
- Safety in robots working in human spaces
- Human augmentation, rehabilitation, and medical robots
- Robot applications in education, entertainment, and gaming


SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
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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. 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.

SPECIAL SESSIONS
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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.


EXHIBITIONS
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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.


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

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.

Sincerely,

Shuzhi Sam Ge and Oussama Khatib, General Chairs
John-John Cabibihan, Reid Simmons and Mary-Anne Williams, Program Chairs


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