[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP: IROS 2015 Workshop on Social Norms in Robotics and HRI

Rudolph Triebel rudolph.triebel at in.tum.de
Tue Jul 14 11:23:05 PDT 2015


CALL FOR PAPERS

######  Workshop on Social Norms in Robotics and HRI ######
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#  Place: IROS 2015 in Hamburg, Germany
#  Date:  Friday October 2, 2015 
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Submission deadline: August 16, 2015
Notification:        September 4, 2015
Workshop date:       October 2, 2015


#####  Objectives  #####

While robots are increasingly good at solving the basic tasks of perception, navigation, and planning, designing interactive and collaborative human-robot behavior is becoming a key factor for the success of robots in human environments. Research in robotics, cognitive science and human-robot interaction (HRI) has typically focussed on the understanding and modeling of individual or pair-wise human-human or human-robot behavior. Social norms, the customary rules that govern behavior in groups, provide an extensively studied framework from the social sciences to represent socially compliant or noncompliant behavior. Enabling robots to understand these concepts is highly relevant for the design of effective and self-improving interactive and collaborative behavior. Ultimately, the workshop is driven by the prospect that the two goals of social compliance (subjective behavior goals) and task efficiency (objective behavior goals) are not mutually contradictory but actually belong together for robots to be successful in human environments.

Example tasks that involve socially normative constraints include perception and analysis of groups of people, multi-party human-robot interaction, navigation through crowds adhering to pedestrian/car traffic rules, or planning joint actions towards shared goals (see also Topics).


#####  Topics  #####

 - Human-human social norms

 - Computational models of social norms from cognitive science, social psychology and other cross-disciplinary fields

 - Perception of socially normative behaviors and their social signals

 - Motion and task planning under social norms, human-robot joint actions
 
 - Socially annotated mapping and human-aware robot navigation

 - Representations and learning techniques of socially normative robot behavior

 - Experiments and best practices for evaluating socially normative robot behavior

 - Cross-cultural aspects of socially normative robot behaviors


#####  Invited Speakers  #####

 - Takayuki Kanda, ATR, Osaka

 - Bill Smart, Oregon State University

 - Greg Trafton, Naval Research Laboratory

 - Julie A. Shah, MIT

 - Luis Merino, Seville University, Spain


#####  Submission Details  #####

We solicit contributions dedicated or closely related to the workshop topics. Submitted papers can be previously published work or novel contributions. In the first case, the paper should have a minimum amount of novelty (e.g. deeper insights into a technique, further experiments, etc.) and not exceed 3 pages of the standard IEEE paper format (see http://ras.papercept.net/conferences/support/support.php <http://ras.papercept.net/conferences/support/support.php>). In the second case, the paper should not exceed 6 pages. Please indicate clearly, which category your paper is (i.e. extended abstract or novel contribution).

Submit your paper(s) via EasyChair until the deadline on August 16, 2015:

    https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sobots15 <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sobots15>

The review process will be "light-weight". All accepted papers will be presented as posters during the workshop. In addition, some selected papers will have the opportunity for an oral presentation. 


#####  Workshop Organizers  #####

 - Kai O. Arras, Univ. Freiburg, Germany
 - Rudolph Triebel, TU Munich, Germany
 - Achim J. Lilienthal, Univ. Örebro, Sweden
 - Rachid Alami, CNRS-LAAS Toulouse, France
 - Vanessa Evers, Univ. Twente, The Netherlands


#####  Further Information  #####

 Web page:  http://spencer.eu/irosws/index.html <http://spencer.eu/irosws/index.html>

 Contact:   arras at cs.uni-freiburg.de <mailto:arras at cs.uni-freiburg.de>
            triebel at in.tum.de <mailto:triebel at in.tum.de>
            achim.lilienthal at oru.se <mailto:achim.lilienthal at oru.se>






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