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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Human-Robot Personal Relationships

2nd International Conference
on Human-Robot Personal Relationships

June 11-12, 2009 -- Tilburg University, The Netherlands

The 2nd Conference is a direct follow-up of the 1st conference, which took place in Maastricht, June 12-13, 2008. The first conference was an initiative by Myriam Diocaretz and Jaap van den Herik as a follow-up of the publishing of the Ph.D. thesis by David Levy (2007) titled: Intimate Relationships with Artificial Partners. The thesis and conference attracted again wide media publicity on a large scale.

As of September 1, 2008 the organisers of the conference, Professor Myriam Diocaretz (chair) and Professor Jaap van den Herik, moved to Tilburg University. They are now affiliated to TiCC, which stands for Tilburg Centre of Creative Computing. TiCC has taken up the challenge to continue the series of conferences on Human-Robot Personal Relationship and is hosting the 2nd edition.

Call For Papers

        Conference sessions are planned on the following topics:

    * Robot Emotions
    * Robot Personalities
    * Gender Approaches
    * Affective Approaches
    * Psychological Approaches
    * Sociological Approaches
    * Roboethics
    * Philosophical Approaches

We welcome contributions in the form of an extended abstract (max 1,500 words) and / or paper.

        Important dates:

    * Deadline for abstracts or papers: February 28, 2009
    * Notification of acceptance: April 18, 2009
    * Deadline for final versions: 15 May, 2009

        Conference Proceedings:

Submissions will be peer-reviewed. A selection of papers will be considered for inclusion in an international volume of the proceedings to be published in the International Journal of Social Robotics.

        Submission address:  

TiCC, Tilburg centre for Creative Computing

Faculty of Humanities, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands


For more information please contact the organizing committee and secretariat: Joke Hellemons.

Telephone: (+31) 13 466 8118