[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Papers: SSR 2018 - International Ph.D. Conference on Safe and Social Robotics

Neziha Akalin Neziha.Akalin at oru.se
Thu Jul 12 00:45:16 PDT 2018


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** International Ph.D. Conference on Safe and Social Robotics (SSR 2018) **

Madrid, Spain



29-30 September 2018



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SSR 2018 is organized by Ph.D. students for Ph.D. students and it is co-located with IROS 2018.

Why not have a warm-up before the big-event!

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Ph.D. students are invited to submit to the International Ph.D. Student Conference on Safe and Social Robotics (SSR) which will be held in conjunction with IROS 2018 in Madrid.



It is co-organized by two Horizon 2020 projects SECURE<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__secure-2Drobots.eu_&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=cEGagXarK4ntphqkGotJtQqYue6ZXUHv_FJbZRfoJs8&s=s2HKIFTYmerKHbpxURNBnkn5ZJ_6xKqcjH3ydfQrR5Y&e=> and SOCRATES<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.socrates-2Dproject.eu_&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=cEGagXarK4ntphqkGotJtQqYue6ZXUHv_FJbZRfoJs8&s=VPH8m5_iPnXeSBMM3X0QEIb0Po3FjYRjauVhhdO9swo&e=>. The SSR 2018 provides a great opportunity for Ph.D. students to discuss their research interests, the newest state of the art, and to network with many Ph.D. students and experts in the field working on the design, emotion, intention, vision and language processing, security, safety, and ethics of social robotics.



We have selected this venue to create an opportunity of combining exciting research with the attractions of Madrid and its citizens, its cultural heritage in the unique art district of Prado, Reina Sofia, and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums, and its fabulous gastronomy. We are looking forward to seeing you at SSR 2018!



*SCOPE*



The aim of the student conference is to provide a forum to disseminate and foster discussion on recent and significant research within social robotics focused towards quality and safety in Human-Robot Interaction (HRI).



*IMPORTANT DATES*



        July 15th: Submission deadline

        August 21st: Notification of acceptance

        August 31st: Camera-ready paper

        September 29-30: Student Conference



Website: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.socrates-2Dproject.eu_sesoro-2D2018_&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=cEGagXarK4ntphqkGotJtQqYue6ZXUHv_FJbZRfoJs8&s=1JwMH-gs3Uigh9dlySi4SaRY2IDi75RDjSYHfU0bx6g&e=



*OVERVIEW*



Social robots have the potential to interact safely and efficiently with people, as they add value to health-care, education, entertainment, caregiving, and other aspects of society. As research advances towards the integration of robots into our society, there is an increased need to pay adequate attention to the quality of the interaction between robots, humans and the environment as well as the safety of this interaction. Design of social robots should take into account user safety, avoiding any negative impact on their well-being and improving their quality of life.

This conference is intended to share knowledge about technological opportunities and challenges regarding different aspects of social robot companions and foster discussions within the scientific community about issues concerning safety. The student conference is jointly organized by two Horizon-2020 European Union projects which are training programs with a special focus on HRI.

The SECURE<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__secure-2Drobots.eu_&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=cEGagXarK4ntphqkGotJtQqYue6ZXUHv_FJbZRfoJs8&s=s2HKIFTYmerKHbpxURNBnkn5ZJ_6xKqcjH3ydfQrR5Y&e=> project aims to incorporate intelligent safety awareness into dynamic and unpredictable human or domestic environments and into interactions with robots. The SOCRATES<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.socrates-2Dproject.eu_&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=cEGagXarK4ntphqkGotJtQqYue6ZXUHv_FJbZRfoJs8&s=VPH8m5_iPnXeSBMM3X0QEIb0Po3FjYRjauVhhdO9swo&e=> project has the goal of developing the field of social robotics with an application focus on robotics for an aging population. The aim of the conference is to bring researchers together to present ongoing research and to discuss the state of the art and future directions.



*TOPICS *



Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

·         Effective expression recognition

·         Human-robot interaction design principles

·         User perception and acceptance of social robots

·         Ethics in social robotics

·         Intelligence in social robots

·         Intention recognition

·         Social robot adaptivity and learning

·         Safety design

·         Assistive robotics

·         Empathy in robots

·         Trust in robots

·         Motion planning and environment modeling design

·         Human-robot dialogue design



*SUBMISSION*



Submissions will be judged based on relevance to the conference topics, technical quality, and novelty. Authors of accepted papers are expected to give a short spotlight talk and to present a poster at the conference. A number of full papers will be selected for longer 15 minutes oral presentation. We also welcome preliminary results, works in progress and position papers.

Submission link will appear https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.socrates-2Dproject.eu_sesoro-2D2018_sesoro-2D2018_submission_&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=cEGagXarK4ntphqkGotJtQqYue6ZXUHv_FJbZRfoJs8&s=futqqESQK5r5a4Cl6NQrsBYCK1jAEGlQHWy8fO0aA1Y&e=



*FORMAT*



Authors are required to submit a 2-page extended abstract or 2-4 page short paper as PDF in the standard IEEE conference format (download a template in LaTeX<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ras.papercept.net_conferences_support_tex.php&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=cEGagXarK4ntphqkGotJtQqYue6ZXUHv_FJbZRfoJs8&s=8RNlFLQhlu8_7INS5dsWDYxd3IbuxoP2nEyMlkX9Tyw&e=> or MS-Word<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ras.papercept.net_conferences_support_word.php&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=cEGagXarK4ntphqkGotJtQqYue6ZXUHv_FJbZRfoJs8&s=gcWTaFQ9fPgq8hFT3UJ1DWrLraed9ynBX_cJukIrfLo&e=>, for using these templates to create your paper in PDF format)



*ORGANIZATION*



The SSR2018 is jointly organized by two Horizon 2020 EU projects SECURE<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__secure-2Drobots.eu_&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=cEGagXarK4ntphqkGotJtQqYue6ZXUHv_FJbZRfoJs8&s=s2HKIFTYmerKHbpxURNBnkn5ZJ_6xKqcjH3ydfQrR5Y&e=> and SOCRATES<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.socrates-2Dproject.eu_&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=cEGagXarK4ntphqkGotJtQqYue6ZXUHv_FJbZRfoJs8&s=VPH8m5_iPnXeSBMM3X0QEIb0Po3FjYRjauVhhdO9swo&e=> - focusing on HRI.

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.socrates-2Dproject.eu_sesoro-2D2018_sesoro-2D2018_organization_&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=cEGagXarK4ntphqkGotJtQqYue6ZXUHv_FJbZRfoJs8&s=ubCzKlxcErh8TQUGXicqxdmiqAu1OS9TDCDA9H6h7fw&e=

Hope to see you in Madrid!



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Neziha Akalin

Research Associate SOCRATES Project

Machine Perception Interaction Lab. (MPI)

Center for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS)

Department of Science and Technology

University of Örebro

S-701 82 Örebro, Sweden

Phone: +46 19 303415

neziha.akalin at oru.se<mailto:neziha.akalin at oru.se>

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