[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Papers: Special Session on Robotic Applications in Art and Architecture in ROBOT’2015

Manuel Silva MSS at isep.ipp.pt
Mon Jun 8 12:27:49 PDT 2015

(Apologies for multiple copies due to cross-posting)


                        Call for Papers of

           Robotic Applications in Art and Architecture

Special Session on ROBOT’2015 - The Second Iberian Robotics Conference


                       November 19-21, 2015

                         Lisbon, Portugal



Paper Submission: July 10, 2015

Notification: July 31, 2015

Camera Ready: September 15, 2015


Presently we are witnessing an increasing adoption of industrial robots, with predictions for their further dissemination in distinct sectors. Although industrial robots are seen as the ultimate flexible manufacturing tools, their use in full-scale construction – as a replacement for manual labor – started in Japan in the 1980s with little success due to automation difficulties and economic reasons. Furthermore, those limitations also imposed some constraints on design creativity, becoming thus unattractive for architects. However, with their increasing capabilities in terms of flexibility, easiness of programming, stiffness and workspace, combined with lower prices, robots are again gaining popularity in architecture and in art. In the last decade, an increasing number of design schools worldwide started to integrate robotic fabrication technologies to investigate their potential for innovation in architecture and arts, and this trend is now starting to produce visible results in practice.

The purpose of this Special Session is to join together engineers, architects, individual artists, designers, researchers, and students to present and discuss new developments and innovative projects that are relevant to the session topics of robotics application in architecture, art, and design.


Authors are invited to submit their work to this Special Session following the guidelines of Springer AISC template (http://www.springer.com/series/11156) up to a maximum of 12 pages through the EasyChair interface (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=robot2015).


- Manuel Silva, ISEP/IPP - School of Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Porto and INESC TEC – INESC

- José Pedro Sousa, Digital Fabrication Lab (DFL/CEAU), Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade do Porto (FAUP)

- Marta Malé-Alemany, Architect, Researcher & Curator + Polytechnic University of Catalonia

For further information on the Special Session “Robotic Applications in Art and Architecture”, please contact one of the track chairs:

mss at isep.ipp.pt, jsousa at arq.up.pt, marta at male-alemany.com

Manuel Silva
Professor Adjunto
Departamento de Engenharia Electrotécnica

ISEP | Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto
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