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**First International Workshop on Educational Robots  (WONDER)**

https://icsrwonder2015.wordpress.com/

Paris, 26th October 2015

Satellite event of the International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR)
http://www.icsoro.org/icsr2015/

Social robots are increasingly being studied as companions supporting and helping humans in different applications (e.g., home, healthcare, work spaces, public spaces, education, etc.). The study of robots acting as educational agents is an emerging field of social robotics. The last few years have seen the emergence, worldwide, of collaborative projects studying the role of robots in educational applications, for example, robots acting as tutors to support teachers and students, tools for therapy of children with autism, instructors in the factory, and learning companions in healthcare applications.
This workshop will bring together for the first time researchers interested in the design, development and evaluation of robots acting as educational agents. We anticipate the main outcome of the workshop to be the identification and investigation of open issues for educational robots, ranging from usability and personalization to long-term autonomy in real world environments.

Topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

Robots acting as educational agents
Instructional robots
Personalised robotic tutors
Perception-action loops in educational robots
Frameworks for adaptive, real-time HRI
User engagement with educational robots
Design methodologies for educational robots
Evaluation of educational robots
Metrics of success for educational robots
Effects of embodiment/robotic platforms on learning
Affect, social bonding and learning
Robot ethics in educational/instructional applications

**Program Committee**

Christoph Bartneck (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)
Paul Baxter (University of Plymouth, UK)
Iolanda Leite (Yale University, USA)
James Lester (North Carolina State University, USA)
Omar Mubin (University of Western Sydney)
Selma Sabanovic (Indiana University, USA)
Maha Salem (University of Hertfordshire)
Fumihide Tanaka (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Astrid Weiss (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
TBA

**Invited speakers**

Pierre Dillenbourg (EPFL, Switzerland)
Brian Scassellati (Yale University, USA)
Paul Verschure (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)

**Important dates**

20 September: Deadline for paper submission
11 October: Notification of acceptance
18 October: Camera ready paper submission

**Paper format and submissions**

Short (6 pages) and long (12 pages) papers will be accepted. Paper should follow the standard Springer format, in accordance with the guidelines of the ICSR conference. For more information about submissions, see the workshop’s website: https://icsrwonder2015.wordpress.com/
The publication of a post-workshop journal special issue will be investigated.

**Workshop chairs**

Ginevra Castellano (Uppsala University, Sweden /University of Birmingham, UK)
Ruth Aylett (Heriot Watt University, UK)
Wolmet Barendregt (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
Arvid Kappas (Jacobs University Bremen, Germany)
Mohammad Obaid (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
Ana Paiva (INESC-ID, Portugal)
Pedro Sequeira (INESC-ID, Portugal)



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Dr. Ginevra Castellano
Associate Senior Lecturer in Intelligent Interactive Systems
Department of Information Technology
Division of Visual Information and Interaction
Uppsala University
Box 337, 751 05 Uppsala, Sweden

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