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AISB event Bulletin Item

FINAL CALL: International Conference on Social Robotics, Oct 29-31, 2012, Chengdu, CHINA- EXTENDED DEADLINE

ICSR 2012

Papers published in ICSR2012 will appear in volumes of the LNCS/LNAI series.
The conference's proceedings are indexed by EI Engineering Index (Compendex and Inspec databases), 
ACM Digital Library, and Scopus. Selected papers from the conference will be recommended for 
possible publication in special issues in the International Journal of Social Robotics.

Invited Session Proposal Submission: 20 May 2012 (Extended) 
Regular/Invited Paper Submission: 7 June 2012 (Extended) 
Demonstration Proposal Submission: 30 June 2012 (Extended) 
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

Paolo Dario, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy

Hong Zhou, General Logistics Department of China Armed Force, China

Etienne Burdet, Imperial College, UK

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.

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), 
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