[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP: Ro-Man 2014 Special Session on Robots for Mental Potential Development

Min-Gyu Kim M.Kim at tue.nl
Tue Feb 4 08:05:08 PST 2014


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The 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive
Communication
IEEE RO-MAN 2014

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
August 25-29th 2014

http://rehabilitationrobotics.net/ro-man14/
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**Important Dates**
Papers Submission Deadline:
February 16th, 2013


**Special Session Description**
At present, a range of applications in which robots are used to provide
assistance to human users through social, rather than physical interaction.
These applications include social therapy for children with autism spectrum
disorders (ASD), education, social companionship, and social motivation.
Such applications have been collectively referred to as socially assistive
robotics.

We propose a special session which focuses on multidisciplinary approaches
for social therapy and education, combining technology development of
socially assistive robots and/or ambient intelligence environment with
empirical assessment of their effectiveness through field studies in
human-robot interaction applicable to this particular domain. Advancement
of related technologies accelerates the usage of the robots and interactive
devices in human everyday life. With this session we would like to explore
the most recent advancements in robots and interactive devices for social
therapies, motivation and education. We also would like to search to
establish the usefulness and efficacy of the robots and the interactive
devices in these fields. We will encourage submittions on the interplay of
creating technological artifacts that promote social interaction and
investigating human factors that will increase the actual use and the
positive experience of using the robots and interactive devices in
therapeutic and educational settings.

The proposed session will address but is not restricted to the following
topics:

- User-centerd design of robots and interactive devices
- Non-verbal cues and expressiveness in interactions
- Social presence environments
- Social games with robots or interactive devices
- Case studies and evaluation methods


**Submission Guidelines**
Important! When you submit your papers, you will need to enter the
organized session code: hiu4q

Prospective authors should submit their papers electronically in PDF
format. Six pages in the standard IEEE format are allowed for each paper,
including figures. Up to two additional pages are permitted at extra
charge. Each paper can be accompanied by a short (3-4 minute) video.

All necessary forms needed for submission of your final manuscript will be
created by the electronic submission website at the time of final
submission. Authors need to sign and submit the IEEE copyright release form
and will only be able to upload papers once they have completed the
copyright transfer process.

IEEE requires that all papers comply with IEEE specifications for document
format and compatibility. Papers will be published in PDF format. Your PDF
file MUST be validated by the IEEE PDF eXpress service prior to being
submitted.

Please refer to the following links:
Templates and Submission Procedure:
http://rehabilitationrobotics.net/ro-man14/?page_id=68

Information for Manuscript Preparation:
http://ras.papercept.net/conferences/support/support.php


**Organizers**
Min-Gyu Kim, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Ryad Chellali, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Emilia Barakova, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands


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