[robotics-worldwide] [journals] Deadline Extended - Cognitive Processing: Special Issue on Cognitive Robotics

Luis J. Manso luis.manso at gmail.com
Mon Sep 5 02:56:54 PDT 2016

Dear colleages,

Due to multiple requests the deadline of the special issue on Cognitive
Robotics of the Cognitive Processing journal has been extended to 15th
September 2016.

Important Dates
Deadline for abstracts: 15th September 15, 2016
Decisions made: 25th September, 2016
Full manuscripts due: 1st November, 2016
First reviews due: 15th February, 2016
Revised manuscripts due: 15th March, 2017
Final decision: 15th April, 2017

Cognitive robotics integrates studies on robotics, cognitive psychology and
brain science in the frame of cognitive science. The long term aim is to
translate models of human cognitive abilities for perceiving or reasoning
to the domain of socially interactive robots. These robots should share the
environment with humans, emanating and understanding a continuous and dense
stream of social signals. This challenging  scenario demands new strategies
for robot control, which should intimately link the robot body with its
dynamic surroundings. The way for bridging the gap  between  the
theoretical  definition  of  the  whole  framework  and  the  development
of  real  functional  approaches  is  provided  by the  current
applications of autonomous robots for dealing with specific tasks such as
museum guiding or elderly assisting. Within these scenarios, smart robot
intelligence typically emanates from the use of cognitive computing models
that pursuit to simulate human thought procedures. Briefly, cognition is
the ability that allows us to internally deal with the information about
ourselves and the external world and, hence, it is subject to the
co-existence of solutions coming from disciplines such as artificial
intelligence, computer science and knowledge engineering, but also from
linguistics or mathematics. This special issue focuses on the intersection
of cognitive science and robotics, covering the basic research but also its
specific applications. The recent advances on cognitive modelling, natural
language processing, machine learning or pattern recognition and its
embodiment within practical architectures endowed on robots that are able
to work on real scenarios are principal topics to be addressed in this
special issue.

Topics of interest
Include, but are not limited to:
 - Cognitive modelling and development
 - Cognitive architectures for interactive robots
 - Visual learning and active perception
 - Knowledge representation for inner state modelling
 - Natural language processing on human-robot interaction scenarios
 - Machine learning for cognitive robotics

Submission of manuscripts We invite authors to submit a tentative title and
abstract (400-500 words) to ajbandera at uma.es. Authors of selected abstracts
will be requested to send  full  manuscripts  according to  the
submission  guidelines  (
papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for
journal publication elsewhere.

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Looking forward to your submissions.

Luis J. Manso
RoboLab - Robotics and Artificial Vision Laboratory
University of Extremadura
Escuela Politécnica de Cáceres, Av. de la Universidad s/n
10071, Cáceres, Extremadura
Phone: +34 927 257259
Fax: +34 927 257203

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