International Conference on Social Robotics

Seventh International Conference on Social Robotics

26th to 30th October 2015, Paris, France

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 2015 conference is "Individual Differences"

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 personalised 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:
  • Robots with personality
  • Robots that can adapt to different users
  • 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

For more details, visit the Paper Submission page.

Important information for authors of accepted papers

Oral presentations Oral talks are 15 mins long (12 mins presentation + 3 mins Q&A). The session chairs are instructed to be strict about the time permitted. Presenters can bring their own laptop or use a Windows PC with PowerPoint installed provided in the conference room. Normally, oral presenters will not bring a poster. If you still wish to also present a poster or a demo, please contact the organisation team.

Poster/Interactive presentations If you are invited to present your work as a poster, you will be given the opportunity to present your work in the poster spotlight session. These spotlight talks are each 3.5 minutes, maximum. Remember that these spotlight talks are there to get the audience interested in your work, not to present any technical details. For your actual session, please make an effort to present your work as accessible as possible, e.g., not only by presenting a poster but also showing videos or even live demos. We will make an effort to provide you power sockets and small tables/chairs at your allocated space to allow you to use laptops etc. to present your work in the most engaging way. If you have special requirements please let us now before.

All poster paper speakers must prepare a short spotlight talk with a maximum of four slides, including the title slide. Slides exceeding this length will be deleted to ensure timely presentation times. Please send us your poster spotlight slides here by 19/10/2015 the latest. All spotlight presentations need to be in MS PowerPoint format. Due to time constraints all spotlight presentations will be run from the provided PC and presenters cannot use their own laptops.

Invited Speakers

Closing the natural interaction loop with neuroscience-based robotics

Prof. Gordon Cheng
Professor and Chair of Cognitive Systems
Founder and Director of the Institute for Cognitive Systems (ICS)
Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany
Keynote abstract

Toward a two-body perspective in the interdisciplinary study of non verbal communication

Jacqueline Nadel
Director of Research, French National Centre of Scientific Research (CNRS),
Centre Emotion
Keynote abstract

Welcome Robot Overlords?

Wendy Ju
Executive Director of Interaction Design Research at Stanford University's Center for Design Research
Associate Professor in the Graduate Design Program at the California College for the Arts









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