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ICSR 2014 : International Conference on Social Robotics


Conference Series : International Conference on Social Robotics
When Oct 27, 2014 - Oct 29, 2014
Where Sydney, Australia
Submission Deadline Jun 18, 2014
Notification Due Jul 16, 2014
Final Version Due Jul 30, 2014
Categories    robotics   artificial intelligence   human-robot interaction   social

Call For Papers

Conference Theme: Social Intelligence
October 27th - 29th, 2014

The International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR) brings researchers and practitioners together to report and discuss advances in the exciting and emerging field of social robotics. The ICSR conferences focus on the interaction between humans and robots, robot services, and the integration of robots into society.

The theme of the 2014 conference is "Social Intelligence“. Robots will improve the quality of human life through assistance, enabling for instance independent living or providing support in work-intensive, difficult and complex situations. Fluent interaction and collaboration with people will require that robots develop social intelligence a critical capacity for negotiating complex social relationships and environments. The conference aims to foster discussion on the development of computational models, robotic embodiments, and behaviour that will enable social robots to develop sophisticated levels of social intelligence. The conference welcomes original contributions describing technically rigorous scientific and philosophical advances in the area of social robotics: Innovative ideas and concepts, new discoveries and improvements, novel applications of 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 beings and its social impact on society.

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 society
- Robot ethics in human society and legal implications
- 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
- Knowledge representation and reasoning frameworks for robot social intelligence
- Cognitive Architectures that support social intelligence for robots
- Robots in the workplace.

Special Session Proposal Submission: March 15, 2014
Workshop Proposal Submission: 2 May 2014
Regular/Special Session Paper Submission: 18 June 2014
Notification of Paper Acceptance: 16 July 2014
Final Camera-Ready Paper Submission: 30 July 2014
Competitions Submission Deadline: 12 September 2013
Competitions Notification of Acceptance: 26 September 2014
Conference Dates: 27th to 29th October 2014


Tony Cohn, Leeds University, UK
Peter Gardenförs, Lund University, Sweden
Oussama Khatib, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Stanford University


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. Full papers are limited to ten A4 size papers, extended abstracts to two A4 pages. 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 describing the demonstration and email Exhibition booth will be allocated to demonstrations approved by the ICSR2014 organizing committee. The University of Technology, Sydney will make its PR2, Turtle Bots and NAO robots available to accepted demonstrations when required.


Participants are invited to hold a full/half day workshop on 27 October 2013 on a topic relevant to social robotics and the general theme 'Social Intelligence'. Outlines of intended workshops are to be submitted to


Social Robot Design Competition: A search for creative ideas about what a social robot could be. This year we are accepting designs from practitioners from any discipline, and in any format: designs, prototypes, performances, videos or demos are invited for exhibition at the conference. Please send submissions to


General Chair
Mary-Anne Williams, University of Technology, Sydney

Program Chairs
Michael Beetz, University fo Bremen, Germany
Benjamin Johnston, University of Technology, Sydney

Advisory Board
Ronald C. Arkin, Georgia Tech, USA
Paolo Dario, Scuola Superiore Sant' Anna, Italy
Shuzhi Sam Ge, The National University of Singapore and University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
Oussama Khatib, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Stanford University
Jong Hwan Kim, KAIST, South Korea
Haizhou Li, A*Star, Singapore
Maja Mataric, University of South California, USA

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