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The Eleventh International Conference on Social Robotics

November 26th-29th, 2019, Madrid, Spain

The 11th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2019), organized by the Roboticslab at University Carlos III of Madrid, 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.

Social robots are intended to coexist with humans and engage in relationships that lead them to a better quality of life. The success of these relationships relies on a positive perception of the robots that can be achieved by their behavior through AI, computational models, or robot embodiments. ICSR2019 aims to foster discussion on the development of innovative ideas, novel applications and relevant studies that contribute to the integration of social robots in our daily society.

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.

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

Submission of Papers

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.

Workshops

Participants are invited to hold workshops on topics relevant to social robotics. Proposals on workshops will be considered by the organizing committee.

Competition

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.

Exhibitions

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.

Publisher

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).

Keynote Speakers

Katsu Yamane (Honda Research Institute, USA) will be talking about Physical Interaction for Social Robots

Francesco Ferro (PAL Robotics, Spain) will be talking about Interacting beyond words: PAL Robotics experience

Lola CaƱamero (University of Hertfordshire, UK) will be talking about Autonomous Friendly Robots with a Body and a Heart

Sponsors

Supporting Partners


Important Dates

(all at 23:59 CEST)
Paper submission

June 17, 2019

July 1, 2019

Workshop Proposal

July 15, 2019

Paper notification

August 12, 2019

Final camera-ready paper submission

August 21, 2019

Competition submission

September 1, 2019

October 5, 2019

Conference

November 26-29, 2019

Main Conference:
November 27-28

Workshops:
November 26,29

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