[robotics-worldwide] [journals] CFP: IJSR special issue on "Religion in Robotics"

Gabriele Trovato gabriele at takanishi.mech.waseda.ac.jp
Wed Apr 25 03:47:39 PDT 2018

Dear Colleagues,

we are pleased to invite you to submit your papers to the International
Journal of Social Robotics special issue on "Religion in Robotics".
If you are interested in submitting, please kindly reply to this email.

Call for Paper follows.



As robots are going to spread in human society, the study of their traits
and appearance becomes a critical matter when assessing robots
appropriateness for the employment in different countries, with different
background cultures.
Religion has been throughout history one of the main factors characterizing
cultures, and there is a long history of intertwinements with automation.
With the emerging robotic platforms and applications that involve religion,
it is the right timing to face this potentially controversial topic.
This special issue, following the ICSR 2017 Workshop on Religion in
Robotics, has the objective to establish religion as a sub-field of
Culturally-aware Robotics, by defining its theoretical background and its
most relevant goals in today's world. All the researchers involved even
partially in the theme of religion and technology are welcome to submit to
this issue.

Aspects of interest involving religion and robotics include, but are not
limited to the following:

* Robots for religious use
* Impact of religion on the history of robotics
* Impact of religion on culturally-aware robotics
* Impact of religion on the Uncanny Valley
* Religion-friendly aesthetic design of robots
* Religion and science
* Religion and AI
* Ethics in robotics
* Anthropological insights on humanoids
* Transhumanism



Paper submission deadline: 15 June 2018
Notification to authors: 15 August 2018
Submission of authors' revised    papers:    15 September 2018
Final acceptance: 15 October 2018
Online first publication: 15 November 2018

(Accepted papers will be immediately published at the IJSR webpage with a
Digital Object Identifier for citation purposes. Publication date of the
full Special Issue depends on the journal’s publication schedule).



- The Instruction for Authors and the standard templates of IJSR for Latex
and Word can be found on this link:
(click "Instructions for Authors" item on the right column).
- Recommended page limit: 8-14 pages in double column format.
- Please append short author biographies at the end of the manuscript after
the references: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.springer.com_engineering_robotics_journal_12369&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=5uf72acr19wUr4s_bQKQMSiL8E7h5-MV-Vf3F3Vcwiw&s=8_PYdf6pafQjZn9agvH8dmV8lRMsAq3kd6bGPQKe6WU&e=
(click "Vitae/biography" item on the right column).
- The journal now accepts electronic multimedia files (animations, movies,
audio, etc.) and other supplementary files to be published online along
with your article.
- The submission site is: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.editorialmanager.com_soro_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=5uf72acr19wUr4s_bQKQMSiL8E7h5-MV-Vf3F3Vcwiw&s=fVli5MN8uw7OUDail0LqOFlkczWAuv4w1fIUUUqZ6no&e=.
- Select special issue name: Religion in Robotics.



- On-Line Submission: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.editorialmanager.com_soro_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=5uf72acr19wUr4s_bQKQMSiL8E7h5-MV-Vf3F3Vcwiw&s=fVli5MN8uw7OUDail0LqOFlkczWAuv4w1fIUUUqZ6no&e=

- Description of the Journal:

- Aims and Scope: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.springer.com_engineering_journal_12369&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=5uf72acr19wUr4s_bQKQMSiL8E7h5-MV-Vf3F3Vcwiw&s=1onTkaaxS3GKCiGQVt1FlOKohr5dl00BMaLLi3Lrg1c&e= (Click
"Aims and scope" item on the right column)

- Previous issues: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.springerlink.com_content_1875-2D4791&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=5uf72acr19wUr4s_bQKQMSiL8E7h5-MV-Vf3F3Vcwiw&s=x0qB_I0zaeG3Ph46IuHaQIAOl75dFYLvXOjYXapujBI&e=

Should you have further questions, please feel free to send an email to any
of us. Please include the following at the subject line: [Special Issue:
Religion in Robotics].

Thank you for your participation and for your outstanding contributions to
the Special Issue. We look forward to receiving your papers.

The guest editors

Gabriele Trovato (Waseda University)  gabriele at takanishi.mech.waseda.ac.jp
Yueh-Hsuan Weng  (Tohoku University)   weng.yuehhsuan at gmail.com
Antonio Sgorbissa (University of Genoa)  antonio.sgorbissa at unige.it
Rainer Wieching (Siegen University)  rainer.wieching at uni-siegen.de

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