[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP - RO-MAN 2017 Workshop: Towards Intelligent Social Robots: Social Cognitive Systems in Smart Environments

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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP - RO-MAN 2017 Workshop: Towards Intelligent Social Robots: Social Cognitive Systems in Smart Environments

Amir Aly-2

**Apologies for cross posting **

The international full day workshop:

"*Towards Intelligent Social Robots: Social Cognitive Systems in Smart

In conjunction with the *26th* *IEEE International Symposium on Robot and
Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)* *-*

*Lisbon - Portugal - August 28, 2017*

*Website: www.intelligent-social-robots-ws.com
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*I. Aim and Scope *A “smart” environment represents the concept of the
environment that incorporates intelligent systems and appliances (e.g.,
smart home, smart factory, smart city, etc.) employing heterogeneous
devices, such as: sensors, actuators, cameras, networks, and screens.
Within such a smart environment, robots can take on an important mediating
role between human users and the environment if high-level cognitive
functions and computational intelligence are employed to handle the
uncertainty of the complex environment so as to act appropriately within
different contexts of interaction.

Using robots in smart environments opens the door to several
socio-cognitive applications, such as: reducing cognitive load for
individuals interacting with a smart environment, assisting the elderly and
people with cognitive disabilities in mobility and daily tasks (which
requires robots to learn the multimodal characteristics of human behavior
and to spatially perceive the environment containing other smart objects so
as to decide the best way to employ/manipulate them in order to
successfully perform tasks), and developing a cloud-connected robot system
to incrementally share knowledge between robots in different smart
environments about the behavioral characteristics of human users in order
to interact with them adaptively. To meet the requirements of these target
applications, robots need to be able to learn how to use the capabilities
of their smart environments so as to best address the needs of the human

This workshop aims to shed light on the intersection between cognitive
science, artificial intelligence, and robotics research both from the
theoretical and technical perspectives covering basic research and
applications. Recent advances and possible avenues for future research in
the field of “smart” robotics are principal topics of discussion during the

*II. Keynote Speakers      *

   1.   *Alessandro Saffiotti *– University of Orebro – Sweden
   2.   *Friederike Eyssel *– Bielefeld University – Germany
   3.   *Fulvio Mastrogiovanni *– University of Genoa – Italy
   4. *  Komei Sugiura *– National Institute of Information and
   Communications Technology  (NICT) – Japan

*III. Submission *

   1. For paper submission, use the following EasyChair web link: *Paper
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   2. Use the IEEE style (two-column format – US letter): *IEEE Templates
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   3. Submitted papers should be limited to 3-6 pages maximum.

    The primary list of topics covers the following points (but not limited

   - Social robotics
   - Multimodal human robot interaction
   - Cognitive modeling of human behavior
   - Cognitive architectures and strategies for intelligent interaction
   with the environment
   - AI and machine learning approaches applied to human-robot-environment
   - Cloud robotics
   - Ambient assisted living
   - Ubiquitous computing
   - Natural user interface design
   - Internet of things

* IV. Important Dates*

   1. Paper submission: *19-June-2017*
   2. Notification of acceptance: *10-July-2017*
   3. Camera-ready version: *24-July-2017*
   4. Workshop: *28-August-2017*

*V. Organizers   *

   1.   *Amir Aly *– Ritsumeikan University – Japan
   2.   *Sascha Griffiths *– Hamburg University – Germany
   3.   *Verena Nitsch *– Bundeswehr University – Germany
   4. *  Tadahiro Taniguchi *– Ritsumeikan University – Japan
   5. *  Stefan Wermter *– Hamburg University – Germany
   6. *  Adriana Tapus *– ENSTA ParisTech – France

*Amir Aly, Ph.D.*
Senior Researcher
Emergent Systems Laboratory
College of Information Science and Engineering
Ritsumeikan University
1-1-1 Noji Higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577
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