[robotics-worldwide] [meetings][CFP] International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2017)

ALAN WAGNER alan.r.wagner at psu.edu
Fri May 26 06:38:40 PDT 2017

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                     *** Call for Papers ***
  Ninth International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2017)
                November 22-24, 2017  Tsukuba, Japan
          Submission Site: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.icsr2017.org_paper.html&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=p_Cn8HB7scBDJSZH0Alcwl7z7FGBnByStQayNYYlt90&s=lScOtXVBRSejxVaALZmF9ZJzEEx3ZYmf0r9b9n_gW2U&e= 

The Ninth International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2017) brings together researchers and practitioners working on the interaction between humans and robots and on the integration of robots into our society. 

Robots will improve quality of human life through assistance, enabling for instance independent living or providing support in work-intensive, difficult and possibly complex situations. The conference aims to foster discussion on the development  of  computational  models,  robotic  embodiments,  and  behaviour that  enable  social  robots  to  have  an  impact  on  the  degree  of  personalized companionship with humans. 

The conference welcomes original contributions describing technically rigorous scientific and philosophical advances in the area of social robotics: innovative ideas and concepts, new discoveries and improvements, novel applications on the latest fundamental advances in the core technologies that form the backbone of social robotics, distinguished  developmental projects, as well as seminal works in aesthetic design, ethics and philosophy, studies on social impact and influence pertaining to social robotics, and  its interaction and communication with human beings and its social impact on our society.

Conference Theme:
The theme of the conference is embodied interactive robots.

Topics of interest include:
● Affective and cognitive sciences for socially interactive robots
● Context awareness, expectation, and intention understanding
● Control architectures for social robotics
● Human augmentation, rehabilitation, and medical robots
● Interaction and collaboration among robots, humans, and environments
● Personal robots for the home
● Robot applications in education, entertainment, and gaming
● Robot ethics in human society
● Robots that can adapt to different users
● Robots to assist the elderly and persons with disabilities
● Robots with personality
● Safety in robots working in human spaces
● Socially assistive robots to improve quality of life
● Social acceptance and impact in the society
● Socially appealing design methodologies

Important dates:
  Special Sessions proposal    June 1, 2017
  Workshop proposal            June 1, 2017
  Paper submission             June 28, 2017
  Notification of acceptance   August 22, 2017
  Final paper submission       September 5, 2017
  Competition submission       August 22, 2017

Submission of papers
The working language of the conference is English. Prospective participants are requested to electronically submit full papers of their work (10 pages 
max.) following the instructions available on the website: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.icsr2017.org_paper.html&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=p_Cn8HB7scBDJSZH0Alcwl7z7FGBnByStQayNYYlt90&s=lScOtXVBRSejxVaALZmF9ZJzEEx3ZYmf0r9b9n_gW2U&e= 

The Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2017) will be published by Springer International Publishing as part of 
the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series (LNAI).

Selected papers will be invited for publication as a Special Issue in the International Journal of Social Robotics (Fall 2018).

Organizing Committee 
General Chair 
  Abderrahmane Kheddar, CNRS, France
General Co-Chairs
  Eiichi Yoshida, AIST, Japan
  Shuzhi Sam Ge, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Program Chairs
  Kenji Suzuki, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Program Co-Chairs
  John-John Cabibihan, Qatar University, Qatar
  Friederike Eyssel, CITEC, Germany
Special Session Chairs
  Seiichiro Katsura, Keio University, Japan
Competition Chairs
  Amit Kumar Pandey, Softbank Robotics, France
Publication Chair
  Hongsheng He, University of Tennessee, USA
Finance & Web Chair
  Pierre Gergondet, CNRS, Japan
Publicity Chairs
  Kimmo Vänni, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  Alan R. Wagner, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  Zhengchen Zhang, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

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