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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Papers: SSR 2018 - International Ph.D. Conference on Safe and Social Robotics

Alexander Sutherland
Call for Papers

** International Ph.D. Conference on Safe and Social Robotics (SSR 2018) **

Madrid, Spain
29-30 September 2018


SSR 2018 is organized by Ph.D. students for Ph.D. students and it is
co-located with IROS 2018.

Why not have a warm-up before the big event!


Ph.D. students are invited to submit to the International Ph.D. Student
Conference in Safe and Social Robotics (SSR) which will be held in
conjunction with IROS 2018 in Madrid.

It is co-organized by two Horizon 2020 projects SECURE
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__secure-2Drobots.eu_&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=JxtryI3cpMKIp6g9JX5SnEgNHE5YY7XeNFLQMeV7hYk&s=smdyn6TyjvhnIkSSy-R2QIQVxw1QBTgGyV_wHb5908o&e=> and SOCRATES <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.socrates-2Dproject.eu_&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=JxtryI3cpMKIp6g9JX5SnEgNHE5YY7XeNFLQMeV7hYk&s=aDnJLE3aju2oOczNV50rLVwA_qQggMY8G9M7oukxlpc&e=>.
The SSR 2018 provides a great opportunity for Ph.D. students to discuss
their research interests, the newest state of the art, and to network
with many Ph.D. students and experts in the field working on the design,
 emotion, intention, vision and language processing, security, safety,
and ethics of social robotics.

We have selected this venue to create an opportunity of combining
exciting research with the attractions of Madrid and its citizens, its
cultural heritage in the unique art district of Prado, Reina Sofia, and
Thyssen-Bornemisza museums, and its fabulous gastronomy. We are looking
forward to seeing you at SSR 2018.


The aim of the student conference is to provide a forum to disseminate
and foster discussion on recent and significant research within social
robotics focused towards quality and safety in Human-Robot Interaction


        July 15th: Submission deadline

        August 21st: Notification of acceptance

        August 31st: Camera-ready paper

        September 29-30: Student Conference

Website: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.socrates-2Dproject.eu_sesoro-2D2018_&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=JxtryI3cpMKIp6g9JX5SnEgNHE5YY7XeNFLQMeV7hYk&s=7lKKexCopLIqw88Qtk5kP9jYOmC8U203d-G5F8OdwJY&e=


Social robots have the potential to interact safely and efficiently with
people, as they add value to health-care, education, entertainment,
caregiving, and other aspects of society. As research advances towards
the integration of robots into our society, there is an increased need
to pay adequate attention to the quality of the interaction between
robots, humans and the environment as well as the safety of this
interaction. Design of social robots should take into account user
safety, avoiding any negative impact on their well-being and improving
their quality of life.

This conference is intended to share knowledge about technological
opportunities and challenges regarding different aspects of social robot
companions and foster discussions within the scientific community about
 issues concerning safety. The student conference is jointly organized
by two Horizon-2020 European Union projects which are training programs
with a special focus on HRI.

The SECURE <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__secure-2Drobots.eu_&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=JxtryI3cpMKIp6g9JX5SnEgNHE5YY7XeNFLQMeV7hYk&s=smdyn6TyjvhnIkSSy-R2QIQVxw1QBTgGyV_wHb5908o&e=> project aims to incorporate
intelligent safety awareness into
 dynamic and unpredictable human or domestic environments and into
interactions with robots. The SOCRATES <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.socrates-2Dproject.eu_&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=JxtryI3cpMKIp6g9JX5SnEgNHE5YY7XeNFLQMeV7hYk&s=aDnJLE3aju2oOczNV50rLVwA_qQggMY8G9M7oukxlpc&e=>
project has the goal of
developing the field of social robotics with an application focus on
robotics for an aging population. The aim of the conference is to bring
researchers together to present ongoing research and to discuss the
state of the art and future directions.


Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

·         Effective expression recognition

·         Human-robot interaction design principles

·         User perception and acceptance of social robots

·         Ethics in social robotics

·         Intelligence in social robots

·         Intention recognition

·         Social robot adaptivity and learning

·         Safety design

·         Assistive robotics

·         Empathy in robots

·         Trust in robots

·         Motion planning and environment modeling design

·         Human-robot dialogue design


Submissions will be judged based on relevance to the conference topics,
technical quality, and novelty. Authors of accepted papers are expected
to give a short spotlight talk and to present a poster at the
conference. A number of full papers will be selected for longer
15 minutes oral presentation. We also welcome preliminary results, works
 in progress and position papers.

Submission link will appear


Authors are required to submit a 2-page extended abstract or 2-4 page
short paper as PDF in the standard IEEE conference format (download a
template in LaTeX or MS-Word, for using these templates to create your
paper in PDF format)


The SSR2018 is jointly organized by two Horizon 2020 EU projects SECURE
and SOCRATES - focusing on HRI.


Hope to see you in Madrid!

Alexander Sutherland
Research Associate SOCRATES Project
Knowledge Technology Group (WTM)
Department of Informatics
University of Hamburg
Vogt-Koelln-Str. 30
22527 Hamburg, Germany
Tel.: +49 40 428 83 2531
Fax: +49 40 428 83 2515
sutherland at informatik.uni-hamburg.de

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