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REMINDER: CfP Deadline 15th January 2009!


Workshop on "Societal Impact: How Socially Accepted Robots Can be
Integrated in our Society" 

4th ACM/IEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction 2009 10th of March  2008
San Diego, CA

Call for Papers (apologies for multiple postings):
The workshop on "Societal Impact: How Socially Accepted Robots Can be
Integrated in our Society" will be held in San Diego, CA at the ACM/IEEE
HRI2009 conference. 

This half-day workshop will discuss possible methodological approaches
to evaluate social acceptance and societal impact of Human-Robot
Interaction (HRI) with a special focus on collaboration with robots. 


This workshop will be held as 

*         Follow-up to the workshop "Robots as Social Actors: Evaluating
Social Acceptance and Societal Impact of Robotic Agents" which was held during
IEEE Ro-Man 2008 and 

*         In conjunction with the Workshop "Social Responsibility in
HRI: Conducting our Research, Changing the World" which will be held
beforehand at this year's HRI conference. 

*Important dates*
Submission of informal position papers (between 1 and max 4
pages):Sunday, 15th January 2009 
Feedback to authors: Saturday, 28th February 2009 

A special issue for the International Journal of Social Robotics is
being planned for papers written based on abstracts submitted to the

*Workshop topics*
Submissions are invited addressing one or more of the following

1.    What kind of metrics already exist in the field of HRI for
measuring social acceptance, like physiological measurements, behaviour
observations, surveys etc.?

2.    What are the pros and cons of existing evaluation methods and what
are the innovations potentials toward other methods?

3.    Do existing evaluation methods address needs for introducing
robotic agents into "real life"?

4.    How to support acceptance in Human-Robot Collaboration?

5.    Which interdisciplinary approaches are used in HRI to address
social acceptance and societal impact?

6.    Which ethical issues should be concerned in the development of
robotic agents, like legal aspects, psychological aspects etc.

7.    How can the development of robotic agents be sustainable?

8.    Which cultural differences exist in terms of societal impact on
future Western and Asian societies?

*Guidelines for submission*
Workshop candidates should send a position paper (no longer than 4 A4
pages) before 15.01.2009 about a research or study they have been
involved with (related to the topics described above) to
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papers must be submitted in PDF format!

*Organizing Committee*

*	Astrid Weiss, ICT&S Center - University of Salzburg, 
*	Manfred Tscheligi, ICT&S Center - University of Salzburg, 
*	Aude Billard, LASA Laboratory - EPFL Lausanne, 





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