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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Symposium Love and Sex with Robots at AISB 50, 1-4 April 2014, Goldsmiths, London, UK

AISB is the pre-eminent society in the UK for Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour 
(  In 2014 AISB celebrates its 50th anniversary.
The AISB 50 Annual Convention 2014 will be held at Goldsmiths, University of London, from April 
1st  4th.
This is a Call for Papers for a one day symposium, Love and Sex with Robots, which will take 
place during AISB 50. The exact date within the April 1st-4th timeframe will be announced shortly.
Symposium Overview
Within the fields of Human-Computer Interaction and Human-Robot Interaction, the past few years 
have witnessed a strong upsurge of interest in the more personal aspects of human relationships 
with these artificial partners. This upsurge has not only been apparent amongst the general public,
as evidenced by an increase in coverage in the print media, TV documentaries and feature films, 
but also within the academic community.
The symposium welcomes submissions on the following topics, inter alia: 

Robot Emotions 
Humanoid Robots
Clone Robots
Entertainment Robots
Robot Personalities
Intelligent electronic sex hardware
Gender Approaches
Affective Approaches
Psychological Approaches
Sociological Approaches
Philosophical Approaches

Submission and Publication Details
Submissions must be extended abstracts of approximately 400-500 words, and should be sent via 
email to both:
Professor Adrian Cheok, Professor of Pervaisive Computing, City University, London:
Dr. David Levy, Intelligent Toys Ltd., London:
For the final submission of accepted papers text editor templates from previous conventions 
can be found at:

Each extended abstract will receive at least two reviews. 
We request that for those papers that are accepted on the basis of their extended abstracts, 
the final submitted papers be limited to 8 pages. Selected papers will be published in the 
general proceedings of the AISB Convention, with the proviso that at least one author attends 
the symposium in order to present the paper and participate in general symposium activities.
Important Dates
i.21st January 2014  Deadline for submission of extended abstracts
ii.3rd February 2014  Notification of acceptance/rejection decisions
iii.24th February 2014   Final versions of accepted papers (camera ready copy)

iv. 1st - 4th April 2014    AISB 50
Additional Information

Please note that there will be separate proceedings for each symposium, produced before the 
convention. Each delegate will receive a memory stick containing the proceedings of all the 
symposia. In previous years there have been awards for the best student paper, and limited 
student bursaries. These details will be circulated as and when they become available. Authors 
of a selection of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of the work to 
a journal special issue.

Organizing committee: 
Professor Adrian Cheok, Professor of Pervaisive Computing, City University, London:
Dr. David Levy, Intelligent Toys Ltd., London:
Jordan Tewell, City University, London