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ICSR 2016 : The 8th International Conference on Social Robotics


Conference Series : International Conference on Social Robotics
When Nov 1, 2016 - Nov 3, 2016
Where Kansas City, USA
Submission Deadline Jun 7, 2016
Notification Due Jul 5, 2016
Final Version Due Jul 26, 2016
Categories    robotics   social robot   artificial intelligence   robot

Call For Papers

Eight International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2016)

The Eight International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2016) brings together researchers and practitioners working on the interaction between humans and robots and on the integration of robots into our society. The theme of the 2016 conference is Sociorobotics: Design and implementation of social behaviors of robots interacting with each other and humans. 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 behavior 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.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
* Interaction and collaboration among robots, humans, and environments
* Robots with personality
* Robots that can adapt to different users
* Robots to assist the elderly and persons with disabilities
* Socially assistive robots to improve quality of life
* Affective and cognitive sciences for socially interactive robots
* Personal robots for the home
* Social acceptance and impact in the society
* Robot ethics in human society
* Context awareness, expectation, and intention understanding
* Control architectures for social robotics
* Socially appealing design methodologies
* Safety in robots working in human spaces
* Human augmentation, rehabilitation, and medical robots
* Robot applications in education, entertainment, and gaming

Submissions must be made in the PDF format and follow the Springer LNCS/LNAI style for the layout. All papers will be refereed by the program committee. Full papers are limited to ten pages. Detailed instructions for paper submission are available on the conference web site. LNCS style templates are available on the Springer LNCS website.

Participants who would like to exhibit their relevant products during the conference site should submit a summary describing the demonstration. Exhibition space will be allocated to those approved by the ICSR 2016 organizing committee.

Participants are invited to hold a half day workshops and/or special sessions on topics relevant to social robotics. Proposals on workshops and special sessions will be considered by the organizing committee.

Social robot designs from practitioners from any discipline, and in any format, and designs, prototypes, performances or demos selected by the organizing committee will be invited for exhibition during the conference.

The Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2016) 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 2017).

Selected papers will be invited for publication as a Special Issue in the International Journal of Social Robotics (Fall 2017).


General Chair
Arvin Agah, University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA

Program Chairs
John-John Cabibihan, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
Ayanna M. Howard, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
Miguel A. Salichs, University Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Publication Chair
Hongsheng He, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

Workshop Chairs
Hae Won Park, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
Maryam Mahani, Ricoh Americas Corp., Boulder, USA

Special Session Chairs
Chung Hyuk Park, George Washington University, Washington, USA
David Harvie, United States Military Academy, West Point, USA
Agnieszka Wykowska, Technische Universität München, Germany

Competition Chairs
Amit Kumar Pandey, Aldebaran, Paris, France
Andrew Williams, Marquette University, Milwaukee, USA

Publicity Chairs
Alan R Wagner, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
Zhengchen Zhang, ASTAR, Singapore

Shuzhi Sam Ge, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Oussama Khatib, Stanford University, Stanford, USA
Maja Mataric, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Haizhou Li, A*Star, Singapore
Jong Hwan Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea
Paolo Dario, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pontedera, Italy
Ronald C. Arkin, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA

Special Session proposal submission: April 5, 2016
Special Session proposal notification: April 12, 2016
Workshop proposal submission: April 19, 2016
Workshop proposal notification: April 26, 2016
Paper submission (Regular & Special): June 7, 2016
Paper notification: July 5, 2016
Final camera-ready paper submission: July 26, 2016
Competition submission: September 20, 2016
Competition notification: October 3, 2016
Conference: November 1–3, 2016

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