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AISB event Bulletin Item

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



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 


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





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 
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.



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.



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



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

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


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),

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