[robotics-worldwide] CFP2 - International Conference on Social Robotics 2013

Guido Herrmann Guido.Herrmann at brl.ac.uk
Thu Jun 6 12:37:11 PDT 2013


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// CALL 2 FOR PAPERS:
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//  INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL ROBOTICS (ICSR 2013)
//             http://www.icsr2013.org.uk/
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//	Bristol, UK.
//	October 27 - 29th October, 2013
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Deadline for submission of FULL PAPERS, applications for SPECIAL
SESSIONS and ROBOTIC DEMONSTRATIONS:
			3rd of July, 2013

Proceedings to be published in Spring-Verlag LNAI/LNCS

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SUMMARY:
The International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR) brings together
researchers and practitioners working on the issues of interaction
between humans and robots and on the integration of robots into our
society. As in previous years there will be an overall theme for the
conference, this year it will be "Companionship".

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PAPER SUBMISSION:
ICSR 2013 invites the submission of full papers and extended abstracts
from researchers, at any stage in their career, that contain significant
findings and advances in all fields of social robotics. We are
particularly interested in work that addresses or supports this years
conference theme in topics of interest that 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

All contributions will be fully peer reviewed and the proceedings will
be published with Springer-Verlag as part of their LNAI/LNCS series.
Formatting and submission details will be available here: 
http://www.icsr2013.org.uk/paper.php
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 3/7/13

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SPECIAL SESSION:
ICSR 2013 also invites applications for special sessions, whereby a
focussed topic in the area of social robotics can be discussed at the
conference and represented in the proceedings by approximately 6 papers.
For expressions of interest please contact conference organisers
sec.icsr at gmail.com
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 3/7/13

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EXHIBITION:
Participants who would like to exhibit their interactive demonstrations
at the conference site please prepare 1 page summary about the
demonstration and email sec.icsr at gmail.com. Exhibition booths will be
allocated to demonstrations approved by the ICSR2013 organizing committee.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 3/7/13
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WORKSHOP:
Participants are invited to hold a full/half day workshop on 27 October
2013 on a topic relevant to social robotics and the general theme
'Companionship'. Outlines of intended workshops are to be submitted by 6
September 2013.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 21/8/13

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COMPETITIONS: 

Robot Design Competition: A search for creative ideas about what a robot
companion could be. This year we are accepting designs from
practitioners from any discipline, and in any format. Selected designs,
prototypes, performances or demos will be invited for exhibited at the
conference. 

NAO-Robot Competition: a technical competition sponsored and organized
by Aldebaran will ask technical buffs to create a very specific solution
for the NAO as a modern robot companion. 

For both competitions prizes will be awarded.

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SPEAKERS: 

Prof. Dr. Rolf Pfeifer
Director, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
University of Zurich, Switzerland

(Others TBA)

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Standing Committee:
Shuzhi Sam Ge, National University of Singapore and UESTC.
Oussama Khatib, Stanford University.
Maja Mataric, University of South California.
Haizhou Li, A*Star.
Jong-Hwan Kim, KAIST.
Paolo Dario, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna.
Ron Arkin, Georgia Institute of Technology

Honorary chair:
Professor Chris Melhuish, Bristol Robotics Laboratory.


Local Organising Committee:
Guido Herrmann, Alexander Lenz & Martin Pearson

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