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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR) 2011, Nov 24-25, 2011, THE NETHERLANDS

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 environment.


* Call For Works-In-Progress (WIP)*

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.


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 submission system can be access through

Important Dates

WIP Submissions: September 25, 2011
Notification of acceptance: October 10, 2011
Camera-ready submission: October 20, 2011
Conference: November 24-25, 2011

*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 corporations.

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, Singapore)

Work-In-Progress Chair:
P. Ravindra S. De Silva  (Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan)
Dennis Reidsma  (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)

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)

Full details can be found on the conference website (