Call for Papers WS-SIME Workshop

Call for Papers WS-SIME Workshop

I am part of the organizing committee of a workshop at the RO-MAN2017 conference.

Please submit contribution to the:

WORKSHOP ON SOCIAL INTERACTION AND MULTIMODAL EXPRESSION FOR SOCIALLY INTELLIGENT ROBOTS (WS-SIME)

The scope of this workshop is to present rigorous scientific advances on social interaction and multimodal expression for socially intelligent robots. Previous research findings show that this challenge cannot be solely approached from a pure engineering perspective. Human sciences, social sciences, and cognitive sciences play a primary role in the development and the enhancement of social interaction skills for socially intelligent robots. This workshop will foster interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers on the domain, addressing both the study of human-human interactions as well as human-machine interactions. The analysis of human-human interactions offers researchers the opportunity to understand how humans interact with the world and with one another multimodally, through both parallel and sequential use of multiple modalities (e.g., eye gaze, touch, vocal, body, and facial expressions), and to develop guidelines on how to design robot behaviors. On the other hand, results achieved by researchers studying human-robot interactions are particularly important to understand how the multimodal communication skills developed for social robots are perceived by uninformed interaction partners (e.g., children, elderly) and how they influence the interaction process (e.g., regarding usability and acceptance).

 Important Dates are:

  • Submission deadline: June 9, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: June 22, 2017 (or within Early Bird registration deadline)
  • Camera-ready deadline: July 5, 2017
  • Main conference: August 28-31, 2017
  • Workshop day: September 1, 2017

Further details can be found at ws-sime.com