[robotics-worldwide] deadline extension ICSR 2013 workshop Robots in public spaces: towards multi-party, short-term, dynamic human-robot interaction

Manuel Giuliani giuliani at in.tum.de
Tue Aug 27 02:28:54 PDT 2013

Call for Contributions and Abstracts


ICSR 2013: full-day workshop on
Robots in public spaces: towards multi-party, short-term, dynamic 
human-robot interaction


27 October 2013, Bristol, UK

The development of robots capable of interacting with humans has made 
tremendous progress in the last decade, leading to an expectation that 
in the near future, robots will be increasingly deployed in public 
spaces, for example as receptionists, shop assistants, waiters, or 
bartenders. In these scenarios, robots must necessarily deal with 
situations that require socially appropriate human-robot interactions of 
a specific nature: interactions that are short and dynamic, and where 
the robot has to be able to deal with multiple persons at once. In order 
to do so, robots typically require specific skills, including robust 
video and audio processing, fast reasoning and decision making 
mechanisms, and natural and safe output path planning algorithms. As a 
result, research on public space robots is often fundamentally different 
from other work in social robotics and HRI that focuses on long-term, 
robot companions who interact with humans in one-on-one interactions. 
This workshop aims to bring together researchers from diverse 
disciplines, in order to explore this research area from different 

Invited Speakers
Dan Bohus (Microsoft Research)
Jon Barker (University of Sheffield)

Potential participants are invited to submit either a full-length 
technical paper, or a short position paper or extended abstract. 
Technical papers must be no longer than 10 pages in length, including 
references and figures. Short submissions and extended abstracts can be 
up to 4 pages in length and describe a position on a topic of the 
workshop. Submissions are accepted in PDF format only, using the ICSR 
formatting guidelines (http://www.icsr2013.org.uk/paper.php) and 
including author names. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Authors 
should send their papers to WorkshopPublicRobotsICSR2013 at gmail.com.

Important Dates
16 September 2013, Full / short paper submission
23 September 2013, Notification of acceptance
27 October 2013, Workshop at ICSR 2013

Organizing Committee
Manuel Giuliani (fortiss, Munich)
Ron Petrick (University of Edinburgh)

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