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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR WORKS IN PROGRESS: International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR) 2011, 24-25 NOV 2011, THE NETHERLANDS

International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR) 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The International Conference on Social Robotics brings researchers and practitioners together to 
report on and discuss the state-of-the-art research in the field of social robotics. The conference
focuses particularly on social interaction between humans and robots, the integration of robots 
into our society, and the design of next generation social robot interfaces and systems.

The theme of the 2011 conference is "Alive!" It expresses the vitality of the social robotics 
research, paying particular attention to the development of robots that appear increasingly 
social -- the point that people perceive them to be alive. The conference aims to foster discussion
on the development of computational models, robotic embodiments, and behavior that enable robots 
to act socially and the impact that social robots have on people and their social and physical 

The *Works-In-Progress* track welcomes research contributions in early stages of development. The 
four-page contributions will be made available to the attendees of the conference in the conference
USB drive, but will not be archived, thus, allowing authors to maintain the copyright of their 
work until full publication. The WIP presentations will be made in the form of brief talks and 
optionally as poster presentations. 

*Keynote Speakers*
Dr. Tomotaka Takahashi, /Robot Designer and Professor/ Tomotaka Takahashi creates, designs, and 
invents unique and original humanoids (Ropid, FT, Chroino, Neon). His passion for the cutting edge
 in robotics brings him into collaborations with other leaders in the field, researchers and 

Mr. Ken MacLeod, /Science Fiction Writer/ Ken MacLeod is the multiple award-winning author of many 
science fiction novels, including the "Fall Revolution" quartet (collected in the twin omnibuses 
"Fractions and Divisions"), the "Engines of Light" trilogy (Cosmonaut Keep, Dark Light, and Engine
City), and several stand-alone novels including "Newton's Wake", "Learning the World", and the 
recent "The Restoration Game". Born on the Scottish isle of Skye, he lives in Edinburgh.

Standing Committee:
Sam Ge (National University of Singapore, Singapore), Chair Maja Mataric (University of South 
California, USA) Haizhou Li (A*Star, Singapore) Jong-Hwan Kim (KAIST, Korea)

General Chairs:
Vanessa Evers (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Jaap Ham (Eindhoven University of 
Technology, The Netherlands) Takayuki Kanda (ATR IRC, Japan)

Program Chairs:
Christoph Bartneck (University of Canterbury, New Zealand) Bilge Mutlu (University of 
Wisconsin-Madison, USA)

Tutorials Chair:
Martin Saerbeck (A*STAR, Singapore)

Design Competition Chair:
Henrik Scharfe (Aalborg University, Denmark) Adrian Tay Hwang Jian (A*STAR, Singapore)

Publication Chair:
Dana Kulic (University of Waterloo, Canada) John-John Cabibihan (National University of Singapore, 

Exhibition Chair:
Astrid Weiss (University of Salzburg, Austria)

Finance Chair:
Birna van Reimsdijk (TU Delft, The Netherlands)

Website Chair:
David van der Pol (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)

Submissions must be made in the PDF format and follow the Springer LNCS style for the layout. 
Templates for MS Word and LaTeX are available on the conference website. Late-breaking results are 
limited to *four* A4 sized pages. The reports will be included in the conference program but not 
archived, thus, allowing the authors to hold the copyright of their work.

*Important Dates*
WIP Submissions: September 15, 2011
Notification of acceptance: October 1, 2011 Camera-ready submission: October 15, 2011
Conference: November 24-25, 2011

Full details can be found on the conference website (