[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP for ARSO 2017 (IEEE International Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts) - deadline Oct. 7

Sabine Hauert sabine.hauert at bristol.ac.uk
Wed Aug 10 14:49:10 PDT 2016


IEEE International Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO 2017)
March 8-10, 2017 - Austin, Texas

Submission deadline: October 7, 2016

The IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO) will take place in Austin, Texas, during March 8-10, 2017. ARSO is a single track workshop featuring talks in diverse scientific, health, industrial, social, innovation, security areas and more. The series started in Nagoya in 2005, and traveled through Beijing (2006), Hsinchu (2007), Taipei (2008), Tokyo (2009), Seoul (2010), Half Moon Bay, CA (2011), Munich (2012), Tokyo (2013), Evanston (2014), Lyon (2015), and Shanghai (2016). Participants are world class robotics research scientists, social, economic, legal and technology thinkers, innovators, investors and government officials. ARSO’s topics range from traditional robotics technologies, innovation, socio-economic aspects, but also psychological and philosophical aspects of Human Robot Interaction. 

The workshop will overlap with the famed South by Southwest (SXSW 2017 https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.sxsw.com_&d=DQIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=FXa5TAf8m9q1w8WEC9upoAxmWTHOk_OttiORwAKDyaM&s=UuoVkCvQp8jl8EUjUPpU1P5cib4bl0yKsSJidCpwU40&e= ) conference in Austin, featuring a powerful interactive festival with cutting-edge talks in topics highly connected to ARSO. A joint ARSO-SXSW panel is currently being organized as part of both events on Friday March 10.

We invite papers about all cutting-edge technology, including their business opportunities, as well as their present and potential impacts on the human world. 

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to: 
	Robots and our human societies
	Ethical issues of social robots
	Macroeconomic effects of robotics
	Industrial and manufacturing trends in robotics
	Robotic innovation and startups
	Autonomous systems and drones
	Robots for space exploration
	Human-centered robotics
	Robotics in defense
	Robotics in the oil and gas industry
	Health and rehabilitation robotics
	Robot assistants and artificial life systems
	Design and control of mobile robots
	Networked robotic systems
	Embodied cognitive systems

Paper Submission
Prospective authors should submit papers electronically in PDF format via PaperPlaza. Six pages in standard IEEE format are allowed for each paper. Up to two additional pages are permitted with an extra charge. Authors are encouraged to mention if they prefer an oral or a poster presentation (including a 3 min teaser in the plenary session). 

Organized Session Submission
We encourage proposals for organized sessions to be held during the conference. Session descriptions should fit on two pages submitted through paperplaza. The format, and content of the session can be quite open as long as it aligns with ARSO interests.

Important Dates
Oct. 7, 2016 Papers and Organized Sessions Submissions

Dec. 11, 2016 Acceptance Notifications

Jan. 15, 2017 Final Paper Submission

Mar. 8 – 10, 2017 Workshop & Exhibition

Social Media
Please help spread the word on social media using #ARSO2017.

Honorary Chairs
Ruzena Bajcsy (UC Berkeley, USA)
Oussama Khatib (Stanford Univ, USA)
Toshio Fukuda (Meijyo Univ, Japan)

General Chair
Luis Sentis (Univ Texas Austin, USA)

Program Chairs
Ayanna Howard (Georgia Tech, USA)
Abderrahmane Kheddar (LIRMM, France)
Paul Oh (University of Nevada, USA)

Publicity Chairs:
Sabine Hauert (Univ Bristol, UK)
Marcelo Ang (NUS, Singapore)
James Sulzer (Univ Texas Austin, USA)

Finance Chair
Yi Guo (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)

Publication Chair
Giorgio Metta (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy)

Advisory Committee
Nancy Amato (Texas A&M, USA)
Kazuhiito Yokoi (AIST, Japan)
Katsu Yamane (Disney Research, USA)

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