[robotics-worldwide] [ICSR2012] CFP 2nd Call for papers, International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR2012)

DE SILVA, Ravindra ravi at tut.jp
Mon May 21 20:40:15 PDT 2012

Dear Colleague,


Apologies for multiple post. Please find the call for paper for the
International Conference on Social Robotics, which will be held at Chengdu,
China, in October 29-31, 2012. Please forward this CFP to interested



Official Web Page:  <http://www.icsoro.org> www.icsoro.org 

Enquiries:  <mailto:sec.icsr at gmail.com> sec.icsr at gmail.com 




Invited Session Proposal Submission: 20 May 2012 [extended] 

Regular/Invited Paper Submission: 7 June 2012  [extended] 

Demonstration Proposal Submission: 30 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 



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





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  <http://www.icsoro.org>
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  <mailto:sec.icsr at gmail.com> sec.icsr at gmail.com. Exhibition booth
will be allocated to demonstrations approved by the ICSR2012 organizing





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
<http://www.icsoro.org> www.icsoro.org.

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


Kind Regards

Ravindra De Silva, Toyohashi University of Technology, JAPAN

Guido Herrmann, University of Bristol, UK

Publicity Chairs




General Chairs:

Shuzhi Sam Ge

National University of Singapore, and 
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Oussama Khatib

Stanford University, USA


Program Chairs:

John-John Cabibihan

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Reid Simmons

Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Mary-Anne Williams

University of Technology, Sydney, Australia


Organizing Committee Chair:

Kaiyu Qin

University of Electronics Science and Technology of China


Publicity Chairs:

Ravindra De Silva

Toyohashi University of Technology, JAPAN

Guido Herrmann

University of Bristol, UK


Publication Chairs:

Martin Saerbeck

Institute of High Performance Computing,
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR),

Hongsheng He

National University of Singapore, Singapore


Special Session Chairs:

Gordon Cheng

Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany

Adriana Tapus

Ecole Nationale Superieure de Techniques Avancees, Paris, France


Robot Design Competition Chair:

Ho Seok Ahn

ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories, Japan

Adrian Hwang Jian Tay

Institute for Infocomm Research,
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore


Finance Chair:

Wei He

National University of Singapore, Singapore


International Sponsorship Chairs:

Xiaolin Dai

University of Electronics Science and Technology of China

Michio Okada

Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan


Program Committee 

Arvin Agah

The University of Kansas Lawrence, USA


Brenna Argall

Northwestern University, USA


Luca Brayda

Italian Institute of Technology, Italy


Maria Chiara Carrozza

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna Pisa, Italy


Ryad Chellali

Italian Institute of Technology, Italy


Gamini Dissanayake

University of Technology, Sydney, Australia


Dieter Fox

University of Washington, USA


Takayuki Kanda

ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan


Bruce MacDonald

University of Auckland, New Zealand


Selma Šabanović

Indiana University, USA


Siddhartha Srinivasa

Carnegie Mellon University, USA


Yeow Kee Tan

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA


Agnieszka Wykowska

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany


Xianggang Zhang

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China


Marcelo H. Ang, Jr.

National University of Singapore, Singapore


Kai O. Arras

Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Germany


Frank Broz

University of Hertfordshire, UK


So Wing Chee, Catherine

National University of Singapore


Xiaoping Chen

University of Science and Technology of China


Kerstin Severinson-Eklundh

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


Jaap Ham

Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands


Kolja Kühnlenz

Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany


Ben Robins

The University of Hertfordshire, UK


Miguel A Salichs

University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain


Aaron Steinfeld

Carnegie Mellon University, USA


Keng Peng Tee

A*Star, Singapore


Astrid Weiss

University of Salzburg, Austria


Wenzeng Zhang

Tsinghua University, China



Ravindra DE SILVA  Ph.D
Assistant Professor 

Interactions and Communication Design Lab 
Department of Computer Science and Engineering 
Toyohashi University of Technology 
1-1 Hibarigaoka, Tempaku, Toyohashi, Aichi 441-8580, JAPAN 

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