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ICSR 2019 : International Conference on Social Robotics


Conference Series : International Conference on Social Robotics
When Nov 26, 2019 - Nov 29, 2019
Where Madrid, Spain
Submission Deadline Jun 17, 2019
Notification Due Jul 22, 2019
Final Version Due Aug 19, 2019
Categories    social robotics   human-robot interaction   affective and cognitive scienc

Call For Papers

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The 11th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2019)
November 26-29, 2019
Madrid, Spain

== Important! ==
Submission deadline: June, 17th, 2019.

== General Information ==
The 11th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2019) brings together researchers and practitioners working on the interaction between humans and intelligent robots and on the integration of robots into the fabric of our society. ICSR 2019 will take place at Madrid, November 26-29, 2019.

It is organized by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Systems Engineering and Automation Department. Accepted papers will be included in ICSR 2019 Proceedings published by Springer LNAI series.

The conference welcomes original contributions describing technically rigorous scientific and philosophical advances in the area of social robotics and AI: 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.

Authors can submit the complete manuscripts in PDF format, or the use the LaTex or Word templates provided by Springer. Full manuscripts are limited to 10 pages. The front page must contain the title of the paper, full name(s) and address(es) of the author(s) and the appropriate academic field(s). All papers will be refereed by the program committee. Authors are invited to submit their papers via the OCS submission system (

At least one of the authors will be required to register and attend the symposium to present the paper in order to include the paper in the conference proceedings.

== Important Dates ==
    Submission deadline:            June 17, 2019
Workshop proposals: July 15, 2019
    Notification of acceptance:    July 22 2019
    Camera-ready papers:          August 19, 2019
    Conference:                    November 26-29, 2019

== Topics ==
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 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.
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 2019 organizing committee.
The Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2019) will be published by Springer International Publishing as part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series (LNAI). The proceedings of the conference are indexed by Springer Link and Scopus. Selected papers will be invited for publication as a Special Issue in the International Journal of Social Robotics (Fall 2020). 
General Chairs
Miguel A. Salichs, Univ Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
Shuzhi Sam Ge, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Program Chairs
John-John Cabibihan, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
Emilia Barakova, University of Technology Eindhoven, Netherland
Alan Wagner, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Publication Chairs
Hongseng He, Wichita State University, USA
Alvaro Castro, Univ Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

Awards Chairs
Agnieszka Wykowska, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
Lola Cañamero, University of Hertfordshire, UK

Competition Chairs
Amit Kumar Pandey, SoftBank Robotics, France
Ho Seok AHN, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Workshop Chairs
Luisa Damiano, University of Messina, Italy
Jose Carlos Castillo, Univ Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

Publicity Chairs
Silvia Rossi, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Pooyan Fazli, San Francisco State University, USA
Kristiina Jokinen, AI Research Center of AIST Tokyo Waterfront, Japan

Standing Committee
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 2019!
ICSR 2019 Organizing Committee

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