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Notice

AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: International Conference on Social Robotics, Oct 29-31, 2012, Chengdu, CHNA

www.icsoro.org
Contact: sec.icsr@gmail.com

(ICSR2012)

IMPORTANT DATES/DEADLINES 

Invited Session Proposal Submission: 20 April 2012 

Regular/Invited Paper Submission: 1 May 2012 

Demonstration Proposal Submission: 6 June 2012

Notification of Paper Acceptance: 15 July 2012

Final Manuscript Submission: 15 August 2012

Registration, Social Tour and Reception Party: 28 October 2012

Conference: 29-31 October 2012 

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ICSR2012 Theme: Wellness

The International Conference on Social Robotics brings researchers and practitioners together to 
report and discuss the latest progress in the field of social robotics. The ICSR conferences focus 
on the interaction between humans and robots and the integration of robots into our society. 

The theme of the 2012 conference is "Wellness." This theme gives focus on the potential and 
capabilities of social robots to assist humans achieve better physical, mental and emotional 
health and wellness. 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 human 
partner's health and well-being.


The conference welcomes original, peer reviewed papers and contributions describing technically 
rigorous scientific and philosophical advances in social robots, and their interactions and 
communications with humans, especially innovative ideas and concepts, new discoveries and 
improvements, as well as 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 
being 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 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

 

 

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS

--------------------

Submissions must be made in the PDF format and follow the Springer LNCS/LNAI style for the layout. 
LNCS style templates are available on the Springer LNCS website. Manuscripts are limited to ten 
(10) A4 size papers. Detailed instructions for paper submission are available at www.icsoro.org. 
All papers will be refereed by the program committee.

Conference proceedings will be published by Springer. Selected papers will be invited for 
publication as a Special Issue in the International Journal of Social Robotics.

SPECIAL SESSIONS

----------------

Participants can submit proposals for invited sessions that consist of a collection of invited 
papers with a common theme. Proposals for invited sessions consist of (1) a proposed title for 
the session; (2) a brief 2-3 paragraph summary for the session explaining the goal of the session 
and the overarching themes of the invited papers; and (3) a list of papers with contributing 
authors and tentative abstracts for the papers.

EXHIBITIONS

-----------

Participants who would like to exhibit their interactive demonstrations at the conference site 
please prepare 1 page summary about the demonstration and email sec.icsr@gmail.com. Exhibition 
booth will be allocated to demonstrations approved by the ICSR2012 organizing committee. 

ROBOT DESIGN COMPETITION

------------------------

There will be a competition to draw creative ideas on industrial designs in social or service 
robotics. Prizes will be awarded to the shortlisted designs.

Information about the submission of proposals, templates and arrangement information are available 
at the conference's website www.icsoro.org.

We look forward to meeting you at ICSR 2012 in Chengdu.
 
Kind Regards

Ravindra De Silva, Toyohashi University of Technology, JAPAN

Guido Herrmann, University of Bristol, UK

Publicity Chairs


With

General Chairs:

Shuzhi Sam Ge

National University of Singapore, and 
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Oussama Khatib

Stanford University, USA

 

Program Chairs:

John-John Cabibihan

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Reid Simmons

Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Mary-Anne Williams

University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

 

Organizing Committee Chair:

Kaiyu Qin

University of Electronics Science and Technology of China

 

Publicity Chairs:

Ravindra De Silva

Toyohashi University of Technology, JAPAN

Guido Herrmann

University of Bristol, UK

 

Publication Chairs:

Martin Saerbeck

Institute of High Performance Computing,
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR),
Singapore

Hongsheng He

National University of Singapore, Singapore

 

Special Session Chairs:

Gordon Cheng

Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany

Adriana Tapus

Ecole Nationale Superieure de Techniques Avancees, Paris, France

 

Robot Design Competition Chair:

Ho Seok Ahn

ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories, Japan

Adrian Hwang Jian Tay

Institute for Infocomm Research,
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore

 

Finance Chair:

Wei He

National University of Singapore, Singapore

 

International Sponsorship Chairs:

Xiaolin Dai

University of Electronics Science and Technology of China

Michio Okada

Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan

 

Program Committee 

Arvin Agah

The University of Kansas Lawrence, USA

 

Brenna Argall

Northwestern University, USA

 

Luca Brayda

Italian Institute of Technology, Italy

 

Maria Chiara Carrozza

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna Pisa, Italy

 

Ryad Chellali

Italian Institute of Technology, Italy

 

Gamini Dissanayake

University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

 

Dieter Fox

University of Washington, USA

 

Takayuki Kanda

ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan

 

Bruce MacDonald

University of Auckland, New Zealand

 

Selma abanovi

Indiana University, USA

 

Siddhartha Srinivasa

Carnegie Mellon University, USA

 

Yeow Kee Tan

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

 

Agnieszka Wykowska

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitt Mnchen, Germany

 

Xianggang Zhang

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

 

Marcelo H. Ang, Jr.

National University of Singapore, Singapore

 

Kai O. Arras

Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Germany

 

Frank Broz

University of Hertfordshire, UK

 

So Wing Chee, Catherine

National University of Singapore

 

Xiaoping Chen

University of Science and Technology of China

 

Kerstin Severinson-Eklundh

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

 

Jaap Ham

Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

 

Kolja Khnlenz

Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany

 

Ben Robins

The University of Hertfordshire, UK

 

Miguel A Salichs

University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain

 

Aaron Steinfeld

Carnegie Mellon University, USA

 

Keng Peng Tee

A*Star, Singapore

 

Astrid Weiss

University of Salzburg, Austria

 

Wenzeng Zhang

Tsinghua University, China