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Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:59:31 +0100
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Social Robots. A Workshop on the Past, the Present and the Future of Digital Companions 
ACM PETRA Conference (June 26 - 29), Corfu Island Greece

Paper Submission:         Mar 02, 2018
Paper Notification:        Mar 19, 2018
Camera-Ready Paper:   Mar 30, 2018

Submissions should be 4 to 8 pages long (including references) and follow the SIGCHI format:  
All accepted submissions will be integrated in the ACM Digital Library.
To submit, please use  (via EasyChair) 

Background, Best Paper Awards and Springer Book
This workshop is co-funded by AGYA, the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities. The best paper will receive an award of € 1.000. The best student paper will receive an award of € 300. We aim to create extended versions of the best workshop papers, which are to become chapters in a Springer book with publication aimed for 2019. These articles will be proofread and all contributors will receive a small award. 

Topics & Motivation
Social robots not only work with humans in collaborative workspaces but also follow us into much more personal settings like home and health care. Does this imply that social robots should be able to interpret and adequately respond to human emotions? Should they simulate emotions? 
The workshop aims to cover the phenomenon of social robots from the historic roots over today’s best practices to future perspectives. Thus, it is interdisciplinary, welcoming contributions not only computer scientists but also researchers from other disciplines like psychology, medicine, law, history, and the arts and humanities.
For developments like robots in health care and domestic areas, we will discuss both the technological and the ethical challenges arising. The aim is to create a guideline, an intended design space for future developments in social robotics. 
A long version of the call can be found under:  

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 
• Human-Robot-Interaction
• Social Robots in various Use Cases (e.g. domestic, health)
• User Studies with Social Robots
• Societal Acceptance and Rejection of Social Robots
• Artificial Intelligence and Embodied Agents
• Data management and Data Privacy Issues
• Autonomous Navigation and Locomotion
• Robotic Simulation‎, Artificial Emotion Simulation Techniques
• Mathematical Modeling and Simulation of Human Affective Behavior
• Natural Language Processing for Human-Robot-Interaction
• Multi-source Data Fusion Methods for Interaction
• History of Robots and Automata
• Best (and Worst) Practices of Today’s Social Robots
• Legal Perspectives on Social Robots
• Design Space for the Development of Social Robots
• Ethical Guidelines for the Development of Social Robots
• Lessons Learned from National or International Projects on Social Robots 

• Oliver Korn, Offenburg University | [log in to unmask] 
• Gerald Bieber, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD | [log in to unmask] 
• Christian Fron, University of Heidelberg | [log in to unmask]   
• Dominik Michels, KAUST / Stanford University | [log in to unmask]

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