[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Papers SMC2015 Special Session on Cognitive Agents and Robotics (SMC2015-C12)

Dr Alessandro Di Nuovo alessandro.dinuovo at plymouth.ac.uk
Mon Apr 13 03:52:54 PDT 2015

[Apologies for multiple postings of this announcement]
IEEE SMC2015 Special Session
Cognitive Agents and Robotics for Human-Centric Systems: new models and

Cognitive Agents are inspired from the human cognitive capabilities to
exhibit effective behavior through perception, action, deliberation,
communication, and through either individual or social interaction with the
environment. These computational agents have the ability to function
effectively in circumstances not explicitly planned when the system was
designed. This ability makes it especially suited to control complex
systems, such as robotics, which are designed to provide services and
proactively interact with people and other artificial agents in composite
Human-Centric environments.
The special session aims to attract new developments in the area of
cognitive systems, such as novel engineering principles, models and
applications of cybernetic systems capable to autonomously improve their
capabilities when interacting with the environment in an open-ended process.
As a follow-up, authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit an
extended version to a special issue of the journal IEEE Transaction on
Cognitive Systems and Development (new name of IEEE Trans. on Autonomous
Mental Development.)

Indicative Topics/Areas
The special session welcomes all the contributions in the area of
Artificial Cognitive Systems applied to human-centric environments, with
particular interest (but not limited to) the following topics:
- Bio-inspired, developmental and Cognitive Robotics
- Ambient Assisted Living via Cognitive Agents
- Computational models of human cognition and interaction
- Engineering applications of Cognitive Systems
- Artificial Agent cognitive development
- Natural language understanding
- Standard tools for the design of Cognitive Systems
- Medical Systems and Diagnosis
- Evolutionary Cognitive Robotics
- Cognitive Systems for human wellbeing

Important Dates
April 15, 2015: Deadline for submission of full-length papers to special
June 1, 2015: Acceptance/Rejection Notification.
July 31, 2015: Final camera-ready papers due in electronic form.
October 9-12, 2015: SMC Conference @ Hong Kong.

Manuscripts for a Special Session should NOT be submitted in duplication to
any other regular or special sessions and should be submitted to SMC 2015
main conference online submission system on SMC 2015 conference website.
Special session identifier is SMC2015-C12.

All submitted papers of Special Sessions have to undergo the same review
process (three completed reviews per paper).  The technical reviewers for
each Special Session paper will be members of the SMC 2015 Program
Committee and qualified peer-reviewers to be nominated by the Special
Session organizers.

Special Session organizers

Alessandro Di Nuovo, Plymouth University (UK) & University of Enna Kore
alessandro.dinuovo at plymouth.ac.uk

Giovanni Acampora, Nottingham Trent University (UK)

giovanni.acampora at ntu.ac.uk

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