[robotics-worldwide] [journals] Final Call - CfP Special Issue on: *Robots for Learning* International Journal of Social Robotics, Springer

Wafa Johal wafa.johal at epfl.ch
Sat Mar 11 03:59:48 PST 2017

*DEADLINE EXTENDED! MARCH 15 2017* Call for submissions International 
Journal of Social Robotics (SORO), Springer Special Issue on: ****Robots 
*Guest Editors*: Wafa Johal, Ginevra Castellano, Sandra Okita and 
Fumihide Tanaka Contact: wafa.johal <atepfl.ch, 
ginevra.castellano<at>it.uu.se, okita<at>tc.columbia.edu and 
tanaka<at>iit.tsukuba.ac.jp (you can download the CfP at: 
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Dates********************************* Submission of Manuscripts 
(deadline):.......15-March-17 Notification of 
Acceptance:............................15-July-17 Submission of Final 
Paper:...........................15-October-17 Final 
-18 *Overview********************************* Research in Human-Robot 
interaction is being vastly applied to assist humans in their everyday 
lives. Pertaining to this context is the application of robots for 
educational purposes, which has been emerging these past few years. Some 
robotic platforms have been developed for educational purposes (i.e. 
Thymio, Lego Mindstorm). These platforms are mainly used in STEM. 
Several research projects have aimed to apply social HRI to education 
and learning in order to influence other disciplines such as languages 
or handwriting. Robots have started to show a real potential as learning 
or teaching assistants for children, the elderly or people with 
deficiencies. They even show potential for individual adaptation for 
learning. Robots also have the potential to enhance learning via 
kinaesthetic interaction. Social robots have shown that they can enable 
users to improve their self-esteem and to provide adaptive empathic 
feedback. Robots have even been shown to engage learners; to motivate 
them in the learning task or to enhance collaboration in a group. 
However, designing autonomous robotics agents able to adapt to learners 
and to teachers is a challenging research topic. The integration of 
robots in curricula for teaching other topics than STEM is in its 
infancy. To address these challenges, researchers often need to take a 
multidisciplinary approach including contributions from educational 
sciences & didactic, pedagogy, developmental psychology, artificial 
intelligence and HRI, among others. With this special issue we aim at 
collecting an overview on empirical as well as theoretical 
state-of-the-art research contributions on social human-robot 
interaction in educational contexts. Therefore, the International 
Journal of Social Robotics (SORO) invites researchers from a wide range 
of disciplines, such as educational sciences and robotics, cognitive 
sciences and psychology, sociology, and philosophy etc. to submit to the 
Special Issue. *Topics include (but are not limited to) the following*: 
******************************** * Adaptive mechanisms for robot tutors, 
personalization and adaptation algorithms for tutoring interactions * 
Theories and methods for tutoring (pedagogical and language acquisition) 
* Engagement in educational human-robot interaction * Gain in learning 
vs fun in learning with a robot * Kinaesthetic and non-verbal 
communication in human-robot interaction * Attachment and learning with 
a social robot (social and cognitive development) * Impact of embodiment 
on learning * Shared knowledge and knowledge modelling in HRI * 
Technical innovation in learning or teaching robots * Long term learning 
interactions, design and methodologies for repeated human-robot 
encounters * Human-robot collaborative learning * Human-robot creativity 
* Design of autonomous systems for tutoring interactions * Privacy and 
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Wafa Johal
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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