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Giulia Perugia <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 30 May 2021 13:02:37 +0200
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Dear Colleagues,

We are glad to invite you to submit your work in the form of an abstract (1
page) or short paper (2-4 pages) to the *GenR2021 workshop "Gendering
Robots: Ongoing (Re)configurations of Gender in Robotics"*. The workshop
will last half a day and will be held as part of the IEEE International
Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2021) on
August 12th, 2021.

The workshop is intentionally *multidisciplinary*, hence we welcome
submissions from all fields of study.

Below, you can find further information regarding important dates, workshop
website, and call for papers.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions and to circulate the call
within your network.

Kindest regards,

Giulia Perugia



*GENDERING ROBOTS: Ongoing (Re)configurations of Gender in Robotics*


Deadline for Paper Submission: June 30th, 2021

Paper Acceptance Notification: July 21st, 2021

Camera Ready Paper: July 28th, 2021

Main Conference Date: August 8th-12th, 2021

Workshop Date: August 12th, 2021

Workshop Website:

Twitter: @GenR_ROMAN <>

Submission page:

Full call for papers:


Within the GenR workshop, we aim to provide researchers investigating
gender in robotics with a platform to share their work and invite
interested scholars to reflect with us on inclusive and ethical practices
in robot gendering. We hope to explore motivations for robot gendering, and
understand how robot gendering might impact human-robot interaction in the
face of its risks with regards to stereotype propagation. Furthermore, we
would like to inspire discussions about the mindful use of robots in
society and promote the possibility to use robots to oppose/challenge
harmful social practices (gender stereotypes, gender inequality, etc.). To
this end, we invite those working in related domains (e.g. Social Robotics,
and Gender Studies) to discuss with us best practices to re-configure
gender in robotics and shed light on issues of gender from a
multidisciplinary perspective. Our goal is to bridge the communication gap
we observed between disciplines addressing the topic of gender in robotics
and the lack of spaces to converse with and learn from one another.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


   Gendering practices in Social Robotics

   Experimental studies on gendered robots

   Feminist robotics

   Robot’s gender design

   Norm-critical design

   Queer design in HRI

   Sex Robots

   Ethics of Gendered Robots

   Normative deviance in relation to robot gender

   Societal implications and applications of gendered robots

   Performative arts encompassing a reflection on gender in robotics

   Non-binary perspectives on robot gender


Since our workshop aims at bringing researchers from different fields
together and  starting a conversation on the process of gendering robots,
we are open to two formats of submissions: abstracts (1 page) and short
papers (2-4 pages). We particularly encourage multidisciplinary submissions
presenting works in progress, as accepted authors will be invited to
identify discussion points and questions they would like to put to our
panelists and other attendees. In line with the intent of the workshop, we
accept different types of submissions: empirical papers, experimental
design protocols, philosophical essays, studies with preliminary results
and more conclusive papers.

Authors should submit their papers formatted according to the IEEE
two-column format <>,
the same as the main conference (LaTeX
<> or MS-Word
<> templates).

Authors should submit a PDF of their paper through EasyChair

Submissions will be evaluated according to their fit to the workshop theme,
their thought-provoking content, and their adherence to the scientific
standards of the discipline of origin. The reviews will consist of
constructive feedback mindful of the authors’ multidisciplinary background.
We will prefer qualitative evaluations to score-based numerical ones.

The workshop proceedings will be published on ArXiv and the authors will be
invited to submit their work in a SPECIAL ISSUE.


Prof. Robert SPARROW, Monash University, Australia

Prof. Friederike EYSSEL, University of Bielefeld, Germany


Prof. Ericka JOHNSON - Linköping University (Sweden)

Dr. Katherine HARRISON- Linköping University (Sweden)

Prof. Verena RIESER- Heriot Watt University (UK) (TBC)

Dr. Megan STRAIT - University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (USA)


Dr. Giulia PERUGIA (main organiser), Uppsala University, Sweden,
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Dr. Katie WINKLE, KTH, Sweden, [log in to unmask]

Ryan Blake JACKSON, Colorado School of Mines, USA, [log in to unmask]

Dominika LISY, Linköping University, Sweden, [log in to unmask]

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