[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CfP (Deadline Extension): Evaluating Social Robots @IAS-13

Salvatore Anzalone anzalone.s at gmail.com
Fri May 2 03:23:59 PDT 2014


Workshop at the 13th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems
*July 18, 2014, Padova*


Apologies for multiple copies


Developing robotic creatures able to communicate and interact in a
human-like way with people as reliable and cooperative partners is the
main topic of social robotics. From therapeutic robots  to
entertainment robots, from face to face interactions in controlled
laboratory conditions to the engagement of many people in public
spaces, over the last few years scientists focused on the use of
social robots in various and realistic scenarios, facing several

All those experiences, however, have shown how the development of a
human-like social intelligence cannot be solely approached from a pure
engineering perspective. Psychology, social sciences and developmental
sciences assume here a main role in the arising of such kind of
human-like robots. In this regard, the evaluation of the social robot
interaction becomes particularly challenging because it cannot be
reduced to a classic evaluation of the employed algorithms.

Conversely, this data should be integrated with information regarding
the quality of the interaction and its human-likeness. Main questions
are: is the robot able to express social intelligence? How does its
particular physical embodiment influence the perception of social
intelligence in humans? Which verbal and non-verbal behaviors does a
social robot need to express in order to improve its perceived
intelligence? How can such parameters be assessed in a quantitative

The aim of this workshop is to foster interdisciplinary collaboration
between technical and social scientists to join expertise on social
robots and their deployment in everyday life. Equally important is the
goal to stimulate the emergence of a common language and shared
frameworks including tools, techniques and metrics for a more complete
and replicable evaluation of social robots.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Social robots design
- Embodied cognition, androids, humanoids and other physical embodiments
- Human-robot interaction measures and interaction efficiency metrics
- Joint activities, social cooperation cues and mutual responsiveness
- Engagement, acceptability, likeability and perceived intelligence
- Verbal, non-verbal communication and backchannels
- Timing and coordination
- Multi-party interaction in public spaces
- Social cognition and collaborative cognition
- Cognitive, attitudinal and behavioral responses
- Kinesthetic teaching
- Personal space and proxemics
- Media equation theory and social robots
- Personhood and personalization
- Robotiquette

Invited Speakers (confirmed)

Friederike Eyssel - CITEC - Bielefeld University - Germany
Serena Ivaldi - Technical University of Darmstadt - Germany
Hiroko Kamide - Osaka University - Japan

Important Dates

-  15/05/2014 : Paper submission deadline (EXTENDED)
-   1/06/2014 : Notification of paper acceptance
-  15/06/2014 : Final paper versions due
- *18/07/2014*: Workshop as part of the IAS-13 Conference, at Congress
Centre ‘Papa Luciani’, Padova, Italy.


We accept submissions in IEEE Conference proceedings style format
limited to 6 pages:

Full six-page paper submissions will be selected for either an oral
presentation or a poster presentation.
Two-page poster abstract submissions will be selected to encourage discussion.
The posters will have a 1 minute "teaser" presentation.

Submissions for Full Papers are due on 15/05/2014 (EXTENDED). Send
your paper to workshop.ias13-esr at isir.upmc.fr with the title [IAS13
Workshop: Evaluating Social Robots]. All contributions will be subject
to blind peer review by a minimum of two independent experts in the
field. Notifications will be issued on 1/06/2014.


- Salvatore M. Anzalone - ISIR-UPMC - France
- Yuichiro Yoshikawa - Osaka University - Japan
- Sofiane Boucenna - UPMC - ISIR-UPMC - France
- Fabio Dalla Libera - Osaka University - Japan


The workshop will include invited talks, as well as oral presentations
of contributed papers and poster presentation.

Workshop schedule will be soon published at:


Please contact workshop.ias13-esr at isir.upmc.fr with any questions.

Salvatore Maria Anzalone, Ph.D.
* Institut Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique
* Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris

E-Mail: Salvatore Anzalone <anzalone.s at gmail.com>
Skype: anzalone.s
Mobile Phone (it): +39-3491073838

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