[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] ICSR2016 - Workshop "Using social robots to improve the quality of life in the elderly" - call for papers

Álvaro Castro-González acgonzal at ing.uc3m.es
Thu Aug 11 09:27:08 PDT 2016

Call For Papers
Deadline: October 1st, 2016


Workshop "Using social robots to improve the quality of life in the elderly"

at the 8th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2016)

                   - November 1st 2016 -
                     Kansas City (USA)


The aim of this workshop is to widen the debate on how best to ensure that
social robotics fully enters the mainstream of wellbeing, health and social
care service provision for the rapidly rising proportion of the elderly in
the developed and developing countries.

Several social and demographic indicators point to a society where the
population over 65 will double, and those over 80 will triple in few years.
This situation will lead us towards new social and economic problems. Social
Robots represent a possibility to face some of these new problems. For
example, Social Robots will help to decrease the economic burden to families
and governmental healthcare systems. Moreover, they can relieve the lack of
qualified personnel to take care of elderly people and improve their quality
of life.

This half-day workshop will seek to foster the exchange of ideas,
experiences, and problems that researches have encountered due to the
singular interaction between Social Robots and elders; for example, the
acceptance of social robots by the elderly, the concerns that arise, the
inherent lifestyle changes involved, and inevitable interaction issues that

During the workshop, prominent researchers that are investigating the
application of social robotics to an ageing population will share their
experiences and discuss about its application on several areas, such as
entertainment, assistance, and surveillance, among others.

**** Submission information ****

We invite submission of short papers (between 2 and 6 pages). Please use the
ICSR conference style when preparing your paper.

Accepted papers will be presented in the poster session during the workshop.
Relevant contributions could be invited to be presented in regular sessions.

This call is open to anyone interested in the application of social robotics
to an ageing population. Roboticists, philosophers, psychologists,
physicians, and researchers from related disciplines are welcome to

Please send your papers to acgonzal[at]ing.uc3m.es and
mmalfaz[at]ing.uc3m.es until October 1st, 2016

**** Topics ****

Topics of Interest include, but are not limited to:
    Robotic applications for elderly
    Evaluation of experiences
    Long term interaction studies
    Social acceptance and impact in the elders
    Social assistive robotics and the caregivers, familiars, and medical
    Human-robot social interactions
    Robot adaptation to user
    Integrating robotics in the “TeleCare” domain
    Social robots for elders in smart home environments
    Assimilating a robot into family lifestyle
    Safety concepts, standards and constraints
    Ethical and moral issues

****** Important Dates *******

- Submission deadline: October 1st, 2016
- Workshop: November 1st, 2016

***** Workshop Website ******


**** Chairs ****

Miguel A. Salichs, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)
Elizabeth Anne Broadbent, The University of Auckland (New Zealand)
Markus Vincze, Vienna University of Technology (Austria)

**** Invited speakers ****

Tamara Lorentz, University of Cincinnati, USA
Dimitrios Tzovaras, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas - Information
Technologies Institute (CERTH-ITI), Greece
Jenay Beer, University of South Carolina, USA
Selma Sabanovic, Indiana University, USA
Laurel Riek, University of Notre Dame, USA
Miguel A. Salichs, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

**** Organizers ****

Álvaro Castro-González, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain,
María Malfaz, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain,
Esther Salichs, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain,

Álvaro Castro González
PhD - Teaching Assistant
RoboticsLab - Department of Systems Engineering and Automation
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
España - SPAIN

E-mail: acgonzal at ing.uc3m.es
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