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ICSR 2017 : The 9th International Conference on Social Robotics


Conference Series : International Conference on Social Robotics
When Nov 22, 2017 - Nov 24, 2017
Where Tsukuba, Japan
Submission Deadline Jul 31, 2017
Notification Due Aug 22, 2017
Categories    robotics   social robot   artificial intelligence

Call For Papers

The 9th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2017)
November 22-24, 2017
Tsukuba, Japan


Special Session proposal: July 21, 2017
Workshop proposal: July 25, 2017
Paper submission (Regular & Special Session): July 31, 2017
Competition submission: Aug 22, 2017
Paper notification: Aug 22, 2017
Final camera-ready paper submission: Sept 5, 2017
Conference: November 22-24, 2017

The 9th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2017) brings together researchers and practitioners working on the interaction between humans and robots and on the integration of robots into our society.

Robots will improve quality of human life through assistance, enabling for instance independent living or providing support in work-intensive, difficult and possibly complex situations. The conference aims to foster discussion on the development of computational models, robotic embodiments, and behaviour that enable social robots to have an impact on the degree of personalized companionship with humans.

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 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 beings and its social impact on our society.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

Affective and cognitive sciences for socially interactive robots
Context awareness, expectation, and intention understanding
Control architectures for social robotics
Human augmentation, rehabilitation, and medical robots
Interaction and collaboration among robots, humans, and environments
Personal robots for the home
Robot applications in education, entertainment, and gaming
Robot ethics in human society
Robots that can adapt to different users
Robots to assist the elderly and persons with disabilities
Robots with personality
Safety in robots working in human spaces
Socially assistive robots to improve quality of life
Social acceptance and impact in the society
Socially appealing design methodologies


Submissions must be made in the PDF format and follow the Springer LNCS/LNAI style for the layout. All papers will be refereed by the program committee. Full papers are limited to ten pages. Detailed instructions for paper submission are available on the conference web site. LNCS style templates are available on the Springer LNCS website.


Participants who would like to exhibit their relevant products during the conference site should submit a summary describing the demonstration. Exhibition space will be allocated to those approved by the ICSR 2017 organizing committee.


Participants are invited to hold a half day workshops and/or special sessions on topics relevant to social robotics. Proposals on workshops and special sessions will be considered by the organizing committee.


Social robot designs from practitioners from any discipline, and in any format, and designs, prototypes, performances or demos selected by the organizing committee will be invited for exhibition during the conference.


The Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2017) will be published by Springer International Publishing as part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series (LNAI). Selected papers will be invited for publication as a Special Issue in the International Journal of Social Robotics (Fall 2018).


General Chair

Abderrahmane Kheddar, CNRS, France

General Co-Chairs

Eiichi Yoshida, AIST, Japan
Shuzhi Sam Ge, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Program Chair

Kenji Suzuki, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Program Co-Chairs

John-John Cabibihan, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
Friederike Eyssel, CITEC, Germany

Local Arrangement Chairs

Yumeko Imamura, AIST, Japan
Masazaku Hirokawa, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Workshop Chair

Sonya S. Kwak, Ewha Womans University, South Korea

Special Session Chair

Seiichiro Katsura, Keio University, Japan

Publication Chair

Hongsheng He, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

Competition Chairs

Amit Kumar Pandey, Aldebaran, Paris, France

Finance and Web Chair

Pierre Gergondet, CNRS-AIST JRL, Japan

Publicity Chairs

Fumihide Tanaka, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Kimmo Vänni, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Allan R. Wagner, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Zhengchen Zhang, ASTAR, Singapore


Shuzhi Sam Ge, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Oussama Khatib, Stanford University, Stanford, USA
Maja Mataric, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Haizhou Li, A*Star, Singapore
Jong Hwan Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea
Paolo Dario, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pontedera, Italy
Ronald C. Arkin, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA

We are looking forward to seeing you at ICSR 2017

The Organizing Committee

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