[robotics-worldwide] [journals] [IJSR-DevSoR] Deadline extended: Developmental Social Robotics, special issue in International Journal of Social Robotics, Springer

Amit Kumar PANDEY akpandey at aldebaran.com
Wed Jun 11 14:50:36 PDT 2014


Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that due to several requests from potential
authors, we have extended the deadline of the paper submission till
**30/06/2014**.


NOTE: For better organization of the special issue, to ensure the planned
paper lies within the aim and scope of the special issue and to facilitate
the fast track review process, potential authors are requested to contact
the guest editors in advance with the tentative title and a short
description.

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        Developmental Social Robotics (DevSoR)

                             Special Issue in

       International Journal of Social Robotics (IJSR), Springer



 Special issue website: http://ijsrdevsor.sciencesconf.org/

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This special issue is focused on development of socially intelligent
robots. For this, we need to identify and demonstrate the basic cognitive
and behavioral blocks (perspective taking, affordance, theory of mind,
...), which could facilitate the robot to develop more complex
socio-cognitive intelligence. Therefore, this first edition of the special
issue on Developmental Social Robotics in the International Journal of
Social Robotics (IJSR), Springer.



Important Dates:

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Submission of Manuscripts: 30/06/2014

Notification of Acceptance: 30/08/2014

Submission of Final Paper: 30/09/2014

Final Acceptance: 30/11/2014


Guest Editors:

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    Amit Kumar Pandey, akpandey at aldebaran-robotics.com (Aldebaran Robotics,
Paris, France)

    Rachid Alami, rachid.alami at laas.fr (LAAS­ CNRS, Toulouse, France)

    Kazuhiko Kawamura, kaz.kawamura at Vanderbilt.Edu (Vanderbilt University,
Nashville, USA)



Please find below the details about the special issue.


Thanks & Regards,

Amit Kumar Pandey

 On behalf of IJSR-DevSoR guest editors



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For more information on the special issue, please visit the website: http://
ijsrdevsor. <http://ijsrdevsor.sciencesconf.org/>sciencesconf.org/
<http://ijsrdevsor.sciencesconf.org/>

Motivation

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This special issue is focused on 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. Therefore, this first edition of the special
issue on Developmental Social Robotics in the International Journal of
Social Robotics (IJSR).


For robots to coexist with us in complete harmony, they should be able to
explicitly reason about humans, their presence and social-cultural norms to
develop socially expected and accepted behaviors. This also requires the
robot to understand the awareness and capabilities of the human. To develop
such capabilities and social intelligence, from psychology, child
developmental and human behavioral research, we can identify some of the
key ingredients, such as the ability to distinguish between self and others
and then reasoning about affordance, perspective, spaces, effort, social
signal, to evolve social intelligence through the process of social
learning and language acquisition, to name a few. Researchers across the
world are working to equip the robots with one or the other of these
aspects from diverse perspectives and developing various interesting and
innovative applications. This special issue is intended to reflect
high­-quality research works and results in this direction of building
blocks of development of Robot's Social Intelligence.


Scope and Call for Papers

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We are inviting papers, focusing on at least one of the following three
levels of robot's social intelligence:

-        **identify and address** the basic aspects and building blocks of
robot's social intelligent development

-        **investigates on the challenges**, which arise when such basic
blocks should be functioning together

-        **demonstrate the needs, importance and applications** of the
above by incorporating them in the wider domain of Human Robot Interaction
and Social Robotics, with the aim to elevate the navigation, manipulation,
learning or interaction capabilities towards being the robot to be socially
intelligent or towards socially intelligent robot aided education and
therapy.

Submission:

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The papers should be formatted according to IJSR Manuscript Preparation
Guidelines:

http://www.springer.com/engineering/robotics/journal/12369


The paper should be submitted through IJSR Editorial system (select
submission type as "DevSoR"):

http://www.editorialmanager.com/soro/


Topic of Interest

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 We expect contributions around the following key topics of developmental
social robotics (but not limiting):



-        Socially Intelligent Robots

-        Developmental Robotics

-        Perspective Taking

-        Affordance Analysis

-        Effort Analysis

-        Theory of Mind and Belief

-        Social Learning

-        Language Acquisition

-        Human Centered Reasoning

-        Visual-Spatial Reasoning

-        Social Signal Processing

-        Gaze, Pointing and Attention

-        Situation Assessment in Human Environment

-        Interaction Grounding

-        Pro-social behaviors: proactivity, cooperation

-        Applications based on building blocks of social intelligence


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Amit Kumar Pandey (Ph.D.)
Research Scientist
(Human Robot Interaction and Socially Intelligent Robots)

Aldebaran A-Lab
Aldebaran Robotics
Paris, France

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