[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Social Robotics 2014 / Location: Sydney / Papers Due: June / Conference: October

Benjamin Johnston benjamin.johnston at uts.edu.au
Thu Mar 27 16:16:58 PDT 2014


The Fifth International Conference on Social Robotics

When?:     October 27th - 29th, 2014
Where?:    Sydney, Australia
Theme:     Social Intelligence
Publisher: Springer LNCS/LNAI


  * Workshop Proposal: 2 May 2014
  * Paper Submission:  18 June 2014
  * Acceptance:        16 July 2014
  * Camera-ready:      30 July 2014
  * Competitions:      12 September 2014
  * Conference:        27 to 29 October 2014


  * Tony Cohn, Leeds University
  * Peter Gardenfors, Lund University
  * Oussama Khatib, AI Laboratory, Stanford University
  * Guy Hoffman, IDC Media Innovation Lab, IDC Herzliya


   The International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR) brings
   researchers and practitioners together to report and discuss advances
   in the exciting and emerging field of social robotics. The ICSR
   conferences focus on the interaction between humans and robots, robot
   services, and the integration of robots into society.

   The theme of the 2014 conference is "Social Intelligence". Robots will
   improve the quality of human life through assistance, enabling for
   instance independent living or providing support in work-intensive,
   difficult and complex situations. Fluent interaction and collaboration
   with people will require that robots develop social intelligence a
   critical capacity for negotiating complex social relationships and
   environments. The conference aims to foster discussion on the
   development of computational models, robotic embodiments, and behaviour
   that will enable social robots to develop sophisticated levels of
   social intelligence. The conference welcomes original contributions
   describing technically rigorous scientific and philosophical advances
   in the area of social robotics: Innovative ideas and concepts, new
   discoveries and improvements, novel applications of the latest
   fundamental advances in the core technologies that form the backbone of
   social robotics, distinguished developmental projects, as well as
   seminal works in aesthetic design, ethics and philosophy, studies on
   social impact and influence pertaining to social robotics, and its
   interaction and communication with human beings and its social impact
   on society.

   Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
     * Interaction and collaboration among robots, humans, and
     * 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 and legal implications
     * 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
     * Knowledge representation and reasoning frameworks for robot social
     * Cognitive Architectures that support social intelligence for robots
     * Robots in the workplace


   Submissions must be made in the PDF format and follow the Springer
   LNCS/LNAI style for the layout. LNCS style templates are available on
   the Springer LNCS website. Full papers are limited to ten A4 size
   papers, extended abstracts to two A4 pages. Detailed instructions for
   paper submission are available at http://www.icsr2014.org. All
   papers will be refereed by the program committee.


   Participants who would like to exhibit their interactive demonstrations
   at the conference site please prepare a one page summary describing the
   demonstration and email exhibitions at icsr2014.org. Exhibition booth
   will be allocated to demonstrations approved by the ICSR2014 organizing
   committee. The University of Technology, Sydney will make its PR2,
   Turtle Bots and NAO robots available to accepted demonstrations when


   Participants are invited to hold a full/half day workshop on 27 October
   2014 on a topic relevant to social robotics and the general theme
   'Social Intelligence'. Outlines of intended workshops are to be
   submitted to workshops at icsr2014.org.


   Social 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: designs,
   prototypes, performances, videos or demos are invited for exhibition at
   the conference. Please send submissions to competition at icsr2014.org.


   General Chair

   Mary-Anne Williams, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

   Program Chairs

   Michael Beetz, University of Bremen, Germany
   Benjamin Johnston, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

   Advisory Board

   Ronald C. Arkin, Georgia Tech, USA
   Paolo Dario, Scuola Superiore Sant' Anna, Italy
   Shuzhi Sam Ge, National University of Singapore, Singapore
   Oussama Khatib, Stanford University, USA
   Jong Hwan Kim, KAIST, South Korea
   Haizhou Li, A*Star, Singapore
   Maja Mataric, University of South California, USA


   The papers published in ICSR2014 will appear in a volume of the
   LNCS/LNAI series by Springer. The conference's proceedings are
   indexed by EI Engineering Index (Compendex and Inspec databases), ACM
   Digital Library, and Scopus.

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