[robotics-worldwide] [journals] Extended Deadline (15th, April 2016): Special Issue on "Towards Intelligent Social Robots - Current Advances in Cognitive Robotics"

Sascha Griffiths sascha.griffiths at qmul.ac.uk
Mon Apr 4 02:48:25 PDT 2016

***Apologies for multiple postings of this announcement***

***The deadline for manuscript submission has been extended to 15th, 
April 2016.***


Cognitive Systems Research (CSR) journal - Elsevier
Special Issue: "Towards Intelligent Social Robots – Current Advances in 
Cognitive Robotics"



Robots are soon going to become omnipresent in human social life, this 
will require them to be able to behave appropriately to the context of 
interaction and to have an accepted appearance for a human user. The 
problematic requirements of robot behavior and appearance for creating a 
successful long term human-robot relationship constitute major 
challenges in current cognitive science and robotics research. The 
complementary relationship between cognitive science and robotics 
defines the aspects of cognitive robotics research, which focuses on 
endowing robots with advanced cognitive abilities in order to perceive, 
reason, and behave autonomously in a similar intelligent manner to humans.

Robots are gradually filling the gap separating theoretical research and 
real world applications. The use of robots side by side with cognitive 
science allows for modeling the hypotheses and theories of cognition so 
as to provide a clear conceptualization for cognitive functions 
considering the effect of the environment. This opens the door to 
several cognitive-social applications that require intelligent embodied 
robot behaviors, such as: defining the involved mechanisms in 
language/action development so as to make the robot able to build its 
own verbal/nonverbal output during interaction with a human user 
autonomously, understanding and generating multimodal affective 
behaviors, understanding a broad spectrum of cognitive developmental 
disorders (e.g., autism), elderly assisted living, in addition to public 
interactive applications (e.g., receptionist robot, museum tour-guide 
robot, and education).

This special issue aims at shedding light on the intersection of 
cognitive science and robotics from the theoretical and technical 
aspects, covering basic research and its applications. The recent 
advances and the future scope of cognitive robotics including the new 
methodologies, applied technologies, and robots are principal topics to 
be addressed in this special issue.

List of Topics

We encourage authors to submit original work on cognitive robotics. 
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

a) Cognitive modeling and development
b) Visual learning
c) Design of social robots
d) Evaluation Studies with social robots
e) Cognitive architectures for human-robot interaction
f) Knowledge representation for human-robot interaction
g) Language-based human-robot interaction

Submission Guidelines

Submissions to the special issue must include original research. Papers 
must be new and have not been published or submitted to other journals. 
Authors should prepare their manuscript according to the "Guide for 
Authors" available at the journal homepage: 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.journals.elsevier.com_cognitive-2Dsystems-2Dresearch_&d=CwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=pRIkNIoLF1jlBRGHMgA82zRmsZwHDsijzQaVRCcqUek&s=_eSjqxYCUek8d2cU_QWUENecEi603WfnZwyaG_1qUZI&e= . 
Submissions to the special issue should be made via the EVISE system: 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.evise.com_evise_&d=CwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=pRIkNIoLF1jlBRGHMgA82zRmsZwHDsijzQaVRCcqUek&s=-gZONP-KCLfifPDhoR3h7HbbwD92RcYrYMHlN2l4thY&e= . Authors should select "SI: Towards 
Intelligent Social Robots" when reaching the "Article Type" step in the 
submission process. All papers will be peer-reviewed following the 
reviewing procedures of the Cognitive Systems Research (CSR) journal.

Important Dates

Submission open                     January 1,    2016
Deadline for paper submission  April 15,        2016
Notification of acceptance        November 1, 2016
Publication date                       January,       2017

Guest Editors

Amir Aly
ENSTA ParisTech, École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées, France
amir.aly at ensta-paristech.fr <mailto:amir.aly at ensta-paristech.fr>

Sascha Griffiths
Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
sascha.griffiths at qmul.ac.uk <mailto:sascha.griffiths at qmul.ac.uk>

Francesca Stramandinoli
Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
francesca.stramandinoli at iit.it <mailto:francesca.stramandinoli at iit.it>

Adriana Tapus
ENSTA ParisTech, École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées, France
adriana.tapus at ensta-paristech.fr <mailto:adriana.tapus at ensta-paristech.fr>

Francesco Nori
Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
francesco.nori at iit.it <mailto:francesco.nori at iit.it>


Sascha S. Griffiths, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Computational Creativity Lab
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Queen Mary, University of London, London E1 4NS, UK

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