[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] ARSO 2017 deadline extended to 23 Oct - submit abstracts, panels, or papers

Sabine Hauert sabine.hauert at bristol.ac.uk
Fri Oct 7 14:33:39 PDT 2016

EXTENDED DEADLINE - submit abstracts, panels, or full papers

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

Due to popular demand, we have extended the ARSO submission deadline to October 23, 2016.

We accept the following submissions through Paperplaza: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ras.papercept.net&d=DQIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=LKjWHpCqgJddx5s513cA8kDwKsQ-o74caKtVYAXYYKE&s=ZO1BEuH9LV1-PIZxmkkGpo_ddiVnWVMmQH_uv58lNhA&e= 
Full conference papers (peer reviewed and published in IEEE Xplore, 6 pages, with up to 2 additional pages at extra charge) on significant research/scientific questions and methods (oral or interactive presentations).
Abstracts (1-2 pages) on remarkable scientific and broader social achievements to be shared with our eclectic community (oral or interactive presentations).
Proposals for organized sessions (similar to panels) (2 pages) Oral presentations in the style of a panel consisting of multiple participants on argumentative topics related to scientific and broader impacts of robotics, autonomous systems, and AI.

The IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO) will take place in Austin, Texas, March 8-10, 2017 (We-Fr). ARSO is a single track workshop with top scientific and social papers gathering an eclectic mix of researchers, scientists, and thinkers intersecting the area of robotics, autonomous systems, and AI from various perspectives. 

Consider submitting your top research studies addressing significant scientific, computational, and experimental questions in advanced robotics and its broader impacts, including:
Science of autonomous systems
Comparative studies of humans and robots
Large-scale software development for robotics
Data and prediction sciences for just-it-time feedback (social and robotic systems)
Mission centered robotics for scientific exploration: space and marine environments
Experimental robotics: robustness, adaptation, safety, and security
Robotics in education
Rehabilitation, ortthotic, and prosthetic sciences and devices
Industrial and manufacturing trends in robotics
Robotic innovation and startups
Ethical and legal issues in robotics
Labour dynamics influenced by robotics
Robotics in emerging markets: defense, oil and gas, and health
Robot assistants, companions, and artificial life systems
Perceptual studies using robotics

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=LKjWHpCqgJddx5s513cA8kDwKsQ-o74caKtVYAXYYKE&s=3veswisXqZNXlT2_7ODMIG3d672sPcYe-gPSgq7WuoY&e= ) conference in Austin, featuring a powerful interactive festival with cutting-edge talks in topics highly connected to ARSO. A panel in conjunction with SXSW is scheduled to take place on Friday March 10, 2017.

Additional Submission Details
Authors can choose to submit full papers, abstracts, or sessions. All instructions can be found here: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__sites.utexas.edu_arso2017_author-2Dinstructions&d=DQIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=LKjWHpCqgJddx5s513cA8kDwKsQ-o74caKtVYAXYYKE&s=V4VGl7cPxPM-spK1mkYVBWKk3T5dk6a-42Z4K_rG130&e= 

Paper Submissions
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 an interactive presentation (including a brief teaser in the plenary session). Papers are peer reviewed and published in IEEE Xplore.

Abstract Submissions
Prospective authors should submit abstracts electronically in PDF format via PaperPlaza. One or two pages in standard IEEE format are allowed for each abstract. Authors will be selected for oral or interactive presentation. Please, indicate your preference.

Proposals for Organized Sessions
Prospective authors should submit session proposals electronically in PDF format via PaperPlaza. Two pages in standard IEEE format should be submitted describing the title and abstract of the panel, the format of the discussion, the panel members and their bios. Panels will last for twice the duration of a normal talk, and will briefly discuss a relevant topic in an argumentative manner and without slides. 

Important Dates
Oct. 23, 2016  Deadline for all submissions
Dec. 11, 2016 Acceptance notifications
Jan. 15, 2017 Final paper submission
Mar. 8 – 10, 2017 Workshop & SXSW Panel & exhibition

Ruzena Bajcsy, Director Emerita of Citrus at the University of California at Berkeley and co-founder of the GRASP laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania 
Alan Manning, renowned UK labour economist and professor of the London School of Economics
Mady Delvaux, member of the European Parliament, Chair of the working group on legal questions related to the development of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
Sabine Hauert, Assistant Professor in Robotics at the University of Bristol, President of Robohub, and expert in science communication

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

Equal Opportunity
ARSO aims to be an inclusive conference. We encourage submissions from women and minorities in robotics.

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)

Organized Session Chair
Andrea Thomaz (Univ Texas Austin, 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)
Kazuhito Yokoi (AIST, Japan)
Katsu Yamane (Disney Research, USA)

Program Commmittee
Adamczyk, Peter G.
Adams, Julie
Beer, Jenay
Bethel, Cindy L.
Boccanfuso, Laura
Bohg, Jeannette
Bowling, Alan
Brown, LaVonda
Chan, Yi-Ming
Chernova, Sonia
Dias, M. Bernardine
Hambuchen, Kimberly
Huang, Chien-Ming
Hur, Pilwon
Johnson, Michelle J.
Kroeger, Torsten
Park, Chung Hyuk
Sabanovic, Selma
Szafir, Daniel J.
Ueda, Jun
Wagner, Alan Richard
Williams, Andrew

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