[robotics-worldwide] [journals] CFP_CSR-SI-2016: A Special Issue on "Towards Intelligent Social Robots – Current Advances in Cognitive Robotics"

Amir Aly amir.aly at ensta-paristech.fr
Tue Jan 12 00:03:04 PST 2016

Call for Papers - Apologies for multiple copies

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

Webpage: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/cognitive-systems-research/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-towards-intelligent-social-robots-current-a/


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 the 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: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/cognitive-systems-research/. Submissions to the special issue should be made via the EVISE system: https://www.evise.com/evise/. 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 1,    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

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

Francesca Stramandinoli
Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
francesca.stramandinoli at iit.it

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

Francesco Nori
Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
francesco.nori at iit.it


Dr. Amir Aly
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Unité d'Informatique et Ingénierie des Systèmes - Groupe de Recherche Robotique et Vision
Tel : +33 1 81 87 20 45

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