[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP: Workshop on "Human Safety and Comfort in Human-Robot Interactive Social Environments" - ICSR 2017

Ngo Trung Dung trungdung.ngo at gmail.com
Mon Sep 18 14:20:21 PDT 2017


Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit your extended abstract and present
your latest research results in the workshop on Human Safety and Comfort in
Human-Robot Interactive Social Environments held in Tsukuba, Japan,
Wednesday, November 22 2017.

Authors with accepted abstracts will be invited to submit their full paper
to a special issue on a  journal (e.g. International Journal of Social
Robotics).



*Human Safety and Comfort in Human-Robot Interactive Social Environments
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__sites.google.com_site_humansafetyandcomfort_home&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Y9gEQdBmJdpD5eAqSFHlGtBSsvb_A51FYQe7Ft5MEXU&s=UtePxZV1GVHZJXBA3AAsFoYj7QssgBBV7SMGsVEXnBw&e=>*
A half-day workshop at ICSR 2017 <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.icsr2017.org_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Y9gEQdBmJdpD5eAqSFHlGtBSsvb_A51FYQe7Ft5MEXU&s=9RWgKmiVlPwuAVuelybgT5NScmHIB281vEwt64D6MLI&e=>
Wednesday morning, November 22nd, 2017
Tsukuba, Japan


*Aim and Scope*

Service robots are becoming enabling assistive technologies as co-workers
and helpers in human-robot interactive social environments. However, the
first and the most challenging issue to deploy service robots in human
populated environments is how to guarantee human safety and comfort in
human-robot shared workspaces. Human physical safety is concerned with how
to maintain the minimum physical distance between robots and human while
human psychological safety implies that robots are not allowed to cause
stress and discomfort to humans when working with or around them. Human
risks and their inconveniences when working in an interactive social
environment essentially come from unavoidable attack of the robots due to
malfunctioning operations caused by either misunderstanding and
misinterpreting information extracted from sensing and perception or
failures of path planning and motion control. Hence, such functional
components and their incorporation play crucial roles on securing human
physical and psychological safety in human-robot interactive social
environments.

This half-day workshop aims to create a forum for researchers who are
interested in human safety and comfort in human-robot interactive social
environments. We welcome open discussions on all aspects of guaranteeing
human safety and comfort in human-robot interactive social environments
with, but not limited to, the following topics:

• Current state of the art of human safety and comfort in human-robot
interactive social environments
• New hardware and software for human safety and comfort
• System design and integration for human safety and comfort
• Safety rules for human safety in human-robot shared workspaces (beyond
the Proxemics – Hall’s model)
• Human-robot interaction studies focusing on safety and comfort
• Ethics for human safety and comfort
• Human face and body detection and tracking
• Human gesture and posture recognition
• Human detection and tracking techniques
• Human-object interaction detection and tracking
• Human interacting group detection and tracking
• Sensor fusion techniques to extract social cues and signals
• Learning algorithms for interpretation of social signals and cues in
contexts
• Human aware robot navigation techniques
• Human avoiding and approaching techniques
• Human-robot interaction in proximities
• Path planning and motion planning for mobile service robots in social
environments
• Robot navigation in dense human crowds
• Control engineering applied for services mobile robots
• Real-time control and optimization of robot operations in social
environments
• Applications of mobile service robots in social environments

*Submission Instructions*

The papers can be submitted as a PDF file in ICSR format
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.icsr2017.org_paper.html&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Y9gEQdBmJdpD5eAqSFHlGtBSsvb_A51FYQe7Ft5MEXU&s=WZABVHi6nfLXKUKAOTFfpbo701rXZuj9gQk_uhmccoQ&e=> (2-4 pages, references may go on an
extra page, filesize should not exceed 10mb). Accepted papers will be
presented in interactive sessions. All the papers along with the abstracts
will be published on the workshop website. Extended version of accepted
papers will be invited to submit to a special issue on a highly reputable
journal (e.g. International Journal of Social Robotics). Submissions can be
made via e-mail to tngo at upei.ca.


*Dates*

Submission of Paper Drafts: October, 1st

New Notification of Acceptance Date: October, 18th

New Submission of Final Version (to appear on the workshop website):
November, 1st

Date of Workshop: November, 22th


*Organizers*

*Goldie Nejat <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.mie.utoronto.ca_mie_faculty_nejat&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Y9gEQdBmJdpD5eAqSFHlGtBSsvb_A51FYQe7Ft5MEXU&s=Mj-mB-4HrZHgPxqqlaacy3IJk9qUcS60KtPS2iPLzmI&e=>, *University
of Toronto, Canada (nejat at mie.utoronto.ca)

*Yongsheng Ou*
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__sourcedb.cas.cn_sourcedb-5Fsiat-5Fcas_yw_zjrc_201103_t20110317-5F3087300.html&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Y9gEQdBmJdpD5eAqSFHlGtBSsvb_A51FYQe7Ft5MEXU&s=WG2w0cyPpxnWcMDbvh-SvxD4KkIGaDpzk7JVBhpU0Mk&e=>,
Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Science,
China (ys.ou at siat.ac.cn)

*Takayuki Kanda* <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.irc.atr.jp_-257Ekanda_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Y9gEQdBmJdpD5eAqSFHlGtBSsvb_A51FYQe7Ft5MEXU&s=8JE5CFBjNOHYQf_Er6p6le7Slvr4_rMBMcV5n2cFLEg&e=>, ATR Intelligent
Robotics and Communication Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan (kanda at atr.jp)

*Rachid Alami* <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__homepages.laas.fr_rachid_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Y9gEQdBmJdpD5eAqSFHlGtBSsvb_A51FYQe7Ft5MEXU&s=sracgHLN79sYt9Ky17f-M-fGQVKqMY4ms3x7K3ylROA&e=>, LAAS-CNRS
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__scholar.google.ca_citations-3Fview-5Fop-3Dview-5Forg-26hl-3Den-26org-3D8448305639110907242&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Y9gEQdBmJdpD5eAqSFHlGtBSsvb_A51FYQe7Ft5MEXU&s=TTOGJC72934hzxqDPJRu-7QibjoC1GiN2h2Znz6WNQM&e=>,
TMBI, Univ. Toulouse, France (Rachid.Alami at laas.fr)

*Xuan Tung Truong* <www.morelab.org>, University of Prince Edward Island,
Canada (xuantung.truong at gmail.com)

*Trung Dung Ngo* <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.morelab.org&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Y9gEQdBmJdpD5eAqSFHlGtBSsvb_A51FYQe7Ft5MEXU&s=8tGaiUN_sj5JlKIdSeyQithYO5Q9Cs71EHzcejqW6-o&e=>, University of Prince Edward
Island, Canada (tngo at upei.ca)


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