The Fifth International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2014)



The Fifth International Conference on Social Robotics

When?:     October 27th - 29th, 2014
Where?:    Sydney, Australia
Theme:     Social Intelligence
Publisher: Springer LNCS/LNAI


 * Paper Submission:  23 June 2014 (extended!)
 * Acceptance:        16 July 2014
 * Camera-ready:      30 July 2014
 * Competitions:      12 September 2014
 * Conference:        27 to 29 October 2014


 * Tony Cohn, Leeds University, UK
 * Peter Gardenfors, Lund University, Sweden
 * Guy Hoffman, IDC Herzliya, Israel
 * Oussama Khatib, Stanford University, USA


  The International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR) brings
  researchers and practitioners together to report and discuss advances
  in the exciting and emerging field of social robotics. The ICSR
  conferences focus on the interaction between humans and robots, robot
  services, and the integration of robots into society.

  The theme of the 2014 conference is "Social Intelligence". Robots will
  improve the quality of human life through assistance, enabling for
  instance independent living or providing support in work-intensive,
  difficult and complex situations. Fluent interaction and collaboration
  with people will require that robots develop social intelligence a
  critical capacity for negotiating complex social relationships and
  environments. The conference aims to foster discussion on the
  development of computational models, robotic embodiments, and behaviour
  that will enable social robots to develop sophisticated levels of
  social intelligence. 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 of 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 society.

  Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
    * Interaction and collaboration among robots, humans, and
    * 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 and legal implications
    * 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
    * Knowledge representation and reasoning frameworks for robot social
    * Cognitive Architectures that support social intelligence for robots
    * Robots in the workplace


  Submissions must be made in the PDF format and follow the Springer
  LNCS/LNAI style for the layout. LNCS style templates are available on
  the Springer LNCS website. Full papers are limited to ten A4 size
  papers, extended abstracts to two A4 pages. Detailed instructions for
  paper submission are available at All
  papers will be refereed by the program committee.


  Three workshops will be held on October 27 at the Conference Venue:

  Robots and Art - Misbehaving Machines
  Attention for Social Intelligence
  Social Robotics for Health Innovation


  Regular papers may apply for consideration in the special sessions:

  Knowledge Representation and Reasoning in Robotics
  Social Robots for Therapeutic Purposes


  Participants who would like to exhibit their interactive demonstrations
  at the conference site please prepare a one page summary describing the
  demonstration and email Exhibition booth
  will be allocated to demonstrations approved by the ICSR2014 organizing
  committee. The University of Technology, Sydney will make its PR2,
  Turtle Bots and NAO robots available to accepted demonstrations when


  Social Robot Design Competition: A search for creative ideas about what
  a robot companion could be. This year we are accepting designs from
  practitioners from any discipline, and in any format: designs,
  prototypes, performances, videos or demos are invited for exhibition at
  the conference. Please send submissions to


  General Chair

  Mary-Anne Williams, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

  Program Chairs

  Michael Beetz, University of Bremen, Germany
  Benjamin Johnston, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

  Advisory Board

  Ronald C. Arkin, Georgia Tech, USA
  Paolo Dario, Scuola Superiore Sant' Anna, Italy
  Shuzhi Sam Ge, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  Oussama Khatib, Stanford University, USA
  Jong Hwan Kim, KAIST, South Korea
  Haizhou Li, A*Star, Singapore
  Maja Mataric, University of South California, USA

  Workshop Chairs

  Alen Alempijevic, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
  Giuseppe Boccignone, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  Bruce MacDonald, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

  Exhibition Chairs

  Gavin Paul, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
  Greg Peters, Sabre Autonomous Solutions (SABRE), Australia

  Local Organisation Chairs

  Teresa Vidal Calleja, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
  Xun Wang, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia


  The papers published in ICSR2014 will appear in a volume of the
  LNCS/LNAI series by Springer. The conference's proceedings are
  indexed by EI Engineering Index (Compendex and Inspec databases), ACM
  Digital Library, and Scopus.