[robotics-worldwide] [journals][CALL FOR PAPERS] FINAL DEADLINE: Special Issue on Cognitive Agents and Robots for Human-Centred Systems

Di Nuovo, Alessandro A.DiNuovo at shu.ac.uk
Sun Jan 10 15:59:19 PST 2016


[Apologies for multiple postings of this announcement]
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CALL FOR PAPERS - FINAL DEADLINE
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Call for papers for a Special Issue on Cognitive Agents and Robots for Human-Centred Systems: New models, methods and successful applications.

The special issue will be published in the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COGNITIVE AND DEVELOPMENTAL SYSTEMS (new name of IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTONOMOUS MENTAL DEVELOPMENT)

IMPORTANT DATES
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* Paper submission deadline: 31 January 2016 (Final deadline)
* First notification to authors: 15 May 2016
* Submission of revised papers: 30 June 2016
* Final acceptance: 31 August 2016
* Estimated publication: December 2016.

GUEST EDITORS
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Alessandro Di Nuovo, Sheffield Hallam University, UK & University of Enna Kore, Italy (Lead GE)
Giovanni Acampora, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Matthew Schlesinger, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA

GENERAL AIM
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Next generation of Human-Centred Robotic Systems will coexist harmoniously with people in composite environments. This requires the design of novel autonomous cognitive systems that are able to develop a level of cognition and motor intelligence that will provide autonomy in any environment (household or industrial), effective interaction with humans, and adaptation of their actions to an ever-growing range of open, dynamic situations. These artificial cognitive systems will be able to reason, behave and interact in a human-like fashion and develop the ability to function effectively in circumstances not explicitly planned when the system was designed. They are expected to be able to learn and predict perceptual and functional changes, that result as a consequence of human actions, and replicate human activities taking into consideration their own capabilities and limitations. This ability makes it especially suited to control complex systems, such as robots, which are designed to provide services and proactively interact with people.
The aim of this special issue is to collect innovative research and developments investigating all the aspects of modelling and applying Cognitive Agents and Robots in Human-Centric environments, such as novel engineering principles, models and applications of cybernetic systems capable to autonomously progress their capabilities in an open-ended process while socially interacting with human beings or with other artificial agents in a real environment to benefit humans.

TOPICS OF INTERESTS
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A focus on developmental aspects of cognition, broadly conceived, and highly interdisciplinary research works are especially encouraged. We would like to collect work drawing on knowledge from artificial intelligence, psychology, sociology, neuroscience, robot engineering, and related domains. In particular, we encourage submissions on neural computation and cognitive robotics models of sensorimotor, cognitive and social development inspired by our understanding of human development. These include evolutionary and developmental models of the origins of intrinsic motivation, perceptual and motor development, social learning and interaction, imitation, acquisition of communicative and linguistic skills, and reasoning.
   The special issue particularly welcomes all the contributions in the area of Artificial Cognitive Systems applied to human-centric environments, with particular interest (but not limited to) the following topics:
* The development of perceptual, motor, cognitive, emotional, social, and communication skills in artificial systems and robots
* Computational models of human cognition and interaction
* Engineering applications of Developing Cognitive Systems
* Use of robots in applied human-centred settings
* Epistemological foundations and philosophical issues.
* Artificial Agent cognitive development
* Natural language understanding
* Standard tools for the design of Cognitive Systems
* Medical Systems and Diagnosis
* Serious Games Theory and Applications
* Evolutionary Robotics
* Cognitive Systems for human wellbeing
* Ambient Assisted Living via Cognitive Agents
* Architectures for cognitive development and open-ended learning

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
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We are accepting submissions through Manuscript Central at:  http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tcds-ieee (please select the special issue as the submission type)
Authors should mention that "this paper is for the special issue on Human-Centred Systems" as a note to the Editor at the time of submission through manuscript central.
Instructions for authors: http://cis.ieee.org/publications/131-ieee-transactions-on-cognitive-and-developmental-systems

For more information, please contact Alessandro Di Nuovo at a.dinuovo at shu.ac<mailto:a.dinuovo at shu.ac.uk>.uk



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