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****Robots for future societies: Evaluating social acceptance and societal impact of robots****

Special Issue for the International Journal of Social Robotics,
Springer http://www.editorialmanager.com/soro/ 
Guest Editors: Astrid Weiss and Manfred Tscheligi (ICT&S Center, University of Salzburg)
Contact: [log in to unmask]  (http://www.icts.sbg.ac.at/ )

****Submission of Manuscripts (DL): 1-Nov-09****         
    Notification of Acceptance: 1-Feb-10        
    Submission of Final Paper: 1-Apr-10         
    Final Publication: 1-Jul-10  

You are cordially invited to submit your original research and discoveries
on scientific, technological, methodological and philosophical advances in social robots,
and their interactions and communications with humans, especially
innovative ideas and concepts, new discoveries and improvements, as well
as 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, and its interaction and communication with human beings and its social
impact on our society.

This special issue encourages submissions on *original research findings
addressing societal impact robots could have in the future and  how to
design and asses social acceptable robotic systems*. Such social
Human-Robot Interaction studies include

 * Reviews on existing measures and metrics assessing  social acceptance
and societal impact of robotic systems (e.g physiological
   measurements, behaviour observations, surveys etc.)
 * Proposals of new methodological approaches to address social acceptance
and societal impact in lab- and field-based settings
 * Structural frameworks towards social and societal acceptance supporting the understanding of the concept as well as contributing factors
 * Findings from Human-Robot Interaction studies (lab and field-based) on
social acceptance and societal impact.
 * Ethical issues regarding future life with social robots should (legal
aspects, psychological aspects etc.)
 * Cultural differences regarding the integration of robots into society

This special issue aims to report on the latest research findings in this
field, as well as point out the key challenges (and possible ways to
address some of these) that social robots pose in terms of methodological,
technological, design-orientated, ethical and other aspects.

For more information, please visit:

Submission On-Line:
http://www.editorialmanager.com/soro/
Special Issue: Social Acceptance in HRI

Description of the Journal
http://www.springer.com/engineering/journal/12369 

Aims and Scope:
http://www.springer.com/engineering/journal/12369?detailsPage=aimsAndScopes 

Authors' information:
http://www.springer.com/engineering/journal/12369detailsPage=contentItemPage&CIPageCounter=512809 

Authors who intend to submit a manuscript are encouraged to contact
[log in to unmask] as soon as possible in order to ensure that the
planned submission falls within the aims and scope of the special issue.

Please submit the journal manuscripts (between 10 and 14 pages) by 01 Nov 2009:
http://www.editorialmanager.com/soro/ (Special Issue: Social Acceptance in HRI). The Editorial Board is committed
to speedy review, fast publication, and high scientific impact.  

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