It is our pleasure to invite you to the International Conference on Social Robotics, which will be held at Chengdu, China, in October 29-31, 2012.

International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2012)


Call For Papers – 2nd Call

29-31 October 2012

Chengdu, China

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Invited Session Proposal Submission: 1 April 2012 20 April 2012

Regular/Invited Paper Submission: 1 May 2012

Demonstration Proposal Submission: 6 June 2012

Notification of Paper Acceptance: 15 July 2012

Final Manuscript Submission: 15 August 2012

Registration, Social Tour and Reception Party: 28 October 2012

Conference: 29-31 October 2012



ICSR2012 Theme: Wellness


The International Conference on Social Robotics brings researchers and practitioners together to report and discuss the latest progress in the field of social robotics. The ICSR conferences focus on the interaction between humans and robots and the integration of robots into our society.


The theme of the 2012 conference is “Wellness.” This theme gives focus on the potential and capabilities of social robots to assist humans achieve better physical, mental and emotional health and wellness. The conference aims to foster discussion on the development of computational models, robotic embodiments, and behavior that enable social robots to have an impact on the human partner’s health and well-being.


The conference welcomes original, peer reviewed papers and contributions describing technically rigorous scientific 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 social robotics, and its interaction and communication with human being and its social impact on our society.


The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

– Interaction and collaboration among robots, humans, and environments

– Robots to assist the elderly and persons with disabilities

– Socially assistive robots to improve quality of life

– Affective and cognitive sciences for socially interactive robots

– Personal robots for the home

– Social acceptance and impact in the society

– Robot ethics in human society

– Context awareness, expectation, and intention understanding

– Control architectures for social robotics

– Socially appealing design methodologies

– Safety in robots working in human spaces

– Human augmentation, rehabilitation, and medical robots

– Robot applications in education, entertainment, and gaming




Submissions must be made in the PDF format and follow the Springer LNCS/LNAI style for the layout. LNCS style templates are available on the Springer LNCS website. Manuscripts are limited to ten (10) A4 size papers. Detailed instructions for paper submission are available at All papers will be refereed by the program committee.


Conference proceedings will be published by Springer. Selected papers will be invited for publication as a Special Issue in the International Journal of Social Robotics.




Participants can submit proposals for invited sessions that consist of a collection of invited papers with a common theme. Proposals for invited sessions consist of (1) a proposed title for the session; (2) a brief 2-3 paragraph summary for the session explaining the goal of the session and the overarching themes of the invited papers; and (3) a list of papers with contributing authors and tentative abstracts for the papers.




Participants who would like to exhibit their interactive demonstrations at the conference site please prepare 1 page summary about the demonstration and email Exhibition booth will be allocated to demonstrations approved by the ICSR2012 organizing committee.




There will be a competition to draw creative ideas on industrial designs in social or service robotics. Prizes will be awarded to the shortlisted designs.


Information about the submission of proposals, templates and arrangement information are available at the conference’s website


We look forward to meeting you at ICSR 2012 in Chengdu.



Shuzhi Sam Ge and Oussama Khatib, General Chairs

John-John Cabibihan, Reid Simmons and Mary-Anne Williams, Program Chairs