[robotics-worldwide] Deadline Extended [IROS-DevSoR 2013] WS on Developmental Social Robotics (DevSoR): Reasoning about Human, Perspective, Affordances and Effort for Socially Situated Robots

Amit Kumar Pandey akpandey at laas.fr
Thu Aug 15 11:06:25 PDT 2013


Dear colleagues,
Due to several requests, the deadline for submission to IROS-DevSoR 2013
workshop <http://devsor2013.sciencesconf.org/> (Developmental Social
Robotics (DevSoR): Reasoning about Human, Perspective, Affordances and
Effort for Socially Situated Robots; http://devsor2013.sciencesconf.org/)
has been extended to **6th September 2013**.

As detailed in the call for papers below, there will be a post-workshop
special issue in the International Journal of Social Robotics (IJSR).

We apologize if you receive multiple copies of this call for papers.

See you at IROS 2013.

Thanks & Regards,
IROS-DevSoR 2013 organizing committee


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Call for Papers

International Workshop on Developmental Social Robotics (DevSoR): Reasoning
about Human, Perspective, Affordances and Effort for Socially Situated
Robots

IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
2013
7 Nov 2013 Tokyo (Japan)

http://devsor2013.sciencesconf.org/

*** Special Issue in IJSR: There will be a post-workshop special issue in
the International Journal of Social Robotics (IJSR), Springer, for which
the authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended and
revised versions of their papers.

=== Motivation ===

The heart of the workshop lies in the concept of bottom up development of
socially intelligent robots. For this, we need to identify the basic
cognitive and behavioral blocks, which could facilitate the robot to
develop more complex socio-cognitive intelligence. Hence, this first
edition of the workshop, focusing on some of such basic blocks: reasoning
about human, perspective taking, affordance, effort, social signal and
their applications.

For robots to coexist with us in complete harmony, they should be able to
explicitly reason about humans and develop socially expected and accepted
behaviors. This requires the robot to understand the awareness and
capabilities of the human. To develop such capabilities, from child
developmental and human behavioral research, we can identify the key
ingredients, such as the ability to distinguish between self and others and
then reasoning about affordance, perspective, spaces, effort, social
signal, etc. Researchers across the world are working to equip the robots
with one or the other of these aspects, from diverse perspectives. However,
what would really elevate the robot's socio-cognitive capabilities is the
combination of such abilities. This would prompt new research challenges
and the need of a coherent theory, models and architecture. This workshop
aims at provoking some common brainstorming about the complex
socio-cognitive applications and challenges that arise when such basic
blocks should be functioning together.

This workshop aims at bringing together the researchers across these
diverse domains, at providing a forum to discuss these key aspects, their
potential innovative applications, and at injecting into robotics elements
from human behavioral and child developmental psychology.

The challenge is not only to identify the building blocks for developing
socially intelligent robots, but also to place, glue and utilize them well
from the robotics perspective. Further, we have to explore, how the robot
equipped with such basic capabilities can develop itself as a social agent.


=== Call for Papers ===

We are inviting papers, which are either directly addressing the aspects
mentioned above or showing their application in the wider domain of Human
Robot Interaction and Social Robotics. For example, grounding interaction,
learning tasks, dynamic dialog building, developing or exhibiting
cooperative and proactive behaviors, performing day-to-day
human-interactive tasks, such as give, show, hide, or any other
application, which is demonstrating the use of above mentioned key building
blocks or their integration.

Regular papers of 6-8 pages and short papers of 2-3 pages are invited.
Papers should be formatted according to IROS 2013 Manuscript Preparation
Guideline:
http://www.iros2013.org/final-submission.html

Paper should be submitted through sciencesconf.org:
http://devsor2013.sciencesconf.org/user/submit

First time users can easily create their account by following the link:
http://devsor2013.sciencesconf.org/user/createaccount

Special Issue in IJSR: There will be a post-workshop special issue in the
International Journal of Social Robotics (IJSR), Springer, for which the
authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended and revised
versions of their papers.
http://devsor2013.sciencesconf.org/page/special_issue_ijsr


=== Topics of Interest (non limiting) ===

Human Robot Interaction
Socially Intelligent Robots
Developmental Robotics
Personal Robotics
Perspective Taking
Affordance Analysis
Effort Analysis
Theory of Mind
Social Learning
Human Centered Reasoning
Reasoning about Spaces around Human
Social Signal Processing
Gaze and Pointing
Reasoning for Sharing and Fetching Attention
Safety and Comfort Analyses
Human Models for HRI
Situation Assessment in Human Environment
Interaction Grounding
Proactive Robot
Cooperative Robot


=== Important Dates ===

6 September 2013: Extended submission deadline for full (6 pages) and short
papers (3 pages)
25 September 2013: End of acceptance notification period
15 October 2013: Camera-ready version of accepted papers


=== Confirmed Keynote Speakers ===

(In alphabetical order)
(The list will be expanded, as we will receive confirmation from other
invited speakers)

** Prof. Angelo Cangelosi, University of Plymouth, UK
 Tentative title: Embodied Language Learning with the Humanoid Robot iCub
experiments in simulation

** Prof. Mohamed Chetouani, Institute for Intelligent Systems and Robotics
(ISIR), Paris, France
Tentative title: Learning interpersonal synchrony

** Prof. Sinan Kalkan, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Tentative title: Affordances and Word Categories

** Prof. Kazuhiko Kawamura, Vanderbilt University, USA
Tentative title: Can we design a social robot that will understand others’
intention by observing their movements?

** Prof. Ashutosh Saxena, Cornell University, USA
Tentative title: Object Affordances and Hidden Humans for Co-Robotic
Assistance Tasks


=== Organizing Committee ===

Amit Kumar Pandey, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France
Rachid Alami, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France
Alessandro Saffiotti, AASS, Örebro University, Sweden
Peter Ford Dominey, INSERM, Stem Cell & Brain Research Institute, France
Kazuhiko Kawamura, Vanderbilt University, USA


=== Program Committee ===

Rachid Alami, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France
Ritta Baddoura, CRISES, University of Montpellier, France
Mohamed Chetouani, ISIR, UPMC, Paris, France
Aurelie Clodic, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France
Lavindra de Silva, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France
Peter Ford Dominey, INSERM, France
Shuzhi Sam Ge, Social Robotics Lab, NUS, Singapore
Rodolphe Gelin, Aldebaran Robotics, France
Joachim Hertzberg, Osnabrück University, Germany
Anuj Kapuria, Hi-Tech Robotics Systemz, India
Kazuhiko Kawamura, Vanderbilt University, USA
Alexandra Kirsch, Tübingen University, Germany
Séverin Lemaignan, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Manuel Lopes, INRIA Bordeaux Sud-Ouest, France
Amit Kumar Pandey, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France
Alessandro Saffiotti, AASS, Örebro University, Sweden
Emrah Akin Sisbot, Toyota InfoTechnology Center, CA, USA
Luis Felipe Marin Urias, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico

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Amit Kumar Pandey (Ph.D.)
Researcher in Robotics and AI
Robotics and Interactions Group (RIS)
LAAS (Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems)-
CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research)
Toulouse, France

http://fr.linkedin.com/in/amitkrpandey
http://homepages.laas.fr/akpandey


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