[robotics-worldwide] [Meetings] Call For Papers: RoMan 2016 Workshop on Robots for Learning (R4L)

WafaJohal wafa.johal at epfl.ch
Thu Apr 14 03:24:28 PDT 2016


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*Call For Papers: RoMan 2016 Workshop on Robots for Learning (R4L)*

*Date*: August 27, 2016, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
*Website*: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__r4l.epfl.ch_&d=CwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=ksyQvbG_EInOCwSCQWKODSW_f7fQgoM4pJG1L7LyzY0&s=HvESxARIlP_5a5BzN8X72E09nuw-oH68AtBOXZvLtdY&e= 
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*Important Dates*
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Submission deadline: June 3, 2016
Acceptance notification: June 24 , 2016
Camera-ready deadline: July 11, 2016
Workshop event: August 27 , 2016

*Overview*
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Robots have started to show a real potential as learning or teaching
assistant for children, the elderly or people with deficiencies. Robots show
the potential to improve individual adaptation by learning from and with the
user. Several research projects have aimed to apply HRI to education and
learning in order to teach other disciplines such as languages or
handwriting. Robots also have the potential to enhance learning via
kinesthetic interaction. Robots have shown to enable users to improve their
self-esteem and to provide adaptive empathic feedback. Robots can thus be a
means to engage the learner and to motivate him in the learning task.
There also exist certain dissemination events, often with a large audience
that aim to increase the presence of robotic activities in education:
robotic festivals, and robotic competitions. With this workshop, we propose
to create a specific venue for academic research on educational robotics
based on scientific quality of papers and not necessarily on their immediate
application in schools. The aim of this workshop is to engage scientists who
aim to gain a dual expertise in education and in robotics (from
instructional design to inverse kinematics,  ROS to ZPD, Markov to Piaget
etc.) into a new interdisciplinary community working on educational
robotics. The format of the workshop is oriented towards discussion shaped
by participants’ contributions. We hope to stimulate an interactive
discussion this way.


*Topics include (but are not limited to) the following*
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- Learning activities in HRI    
- Adaptive mechanisms for robot tutors    
- Engagement in educational human-robot interaction        
- Gain in learning vs fun in learning with a robot        
- Kinesthetic learning in human-robot interaction        
- Attachment and learning        
- Impact of embodiment on learning    
- Shared knowledge and knowledge modelling in HRI    
- Technical innovation in learning or teaching robots
- The role of teachers in child-robot interactions
- Rehabilitation and reeducation


*Submission Details*
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We invite contributions spanning the areas of education and robotics. We
explicitly encourage the submission of papers describing work in progress,
or containing preliminary results to discuss with the community. Submission
papers should range from 4 to 6 pages (including references) . The accepted
papers will be published on the workshop website. 
Templates:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ieee.org_conferences-5Fevents_conferences_publishing_templates.html&d=CwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=ksyQvbG_EInOCwSCQWKODSW_f7fQgoM4pJG1L7LyzY0&s=gcjf2VIZgAAX-4R8ZQsJdRJ6cGxkV6-MWaIYjWVxSZ0&e= 

The maximum file size is 2 MB.  Submissions should be in PDF format through
Easy Chair: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__easychair.org_conferences_-3Fconf-3Dr4lroman2016&d=CwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=ksyQvbG_EInOCwSCQWKODSW_f7fQgoM4pJG1L7LyzY0&s=iCOcia1OM9FulHpVjl-Lvach3eXetVeuQ2e-bbiS9_U&e= 

*Organizers*
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Wafa Johal, EPFL
Pierre Dillenbourg, EPFL
Ana Paiva, IST, University of Lisbon
Ginevra Castellano, Uppsala University
Sandra Okita, Teachers College  Columbia University
Fumihide Tanaka, University of Tsukuba

Looking forward to your submissions and to see you in New York City for
RO-MAN 2016!


Wafa Johal
PostDoctoral Researcher
EPFL - CHILI / LSRO




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