Mary-Anne Williams Mary-Anne at themagiclab.org
Mon Sep 15 09:37:50 EST 2014

Theme: Social Intelligence
October 27th - 29th, 2014
Sydney, Australia

The International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR) brings researchers
and practitioners together to report and discuss advances in the exciting
and emerging field of social robotics. The ICSR conferences focus on the
interaction between humans and robots, robot services, and the integration
of robots into society. The theme of the 2014 conference is "Social
Intelligence". Robots will improve the quality of human life through
assistance, enabling for instance independent living or providing support
in work-intensive, difficult and complex situations. Fluent interaction and
collaboration with people will require that robots develop social
intelligence a critical capacity for negotiating complex social
relationships and environments. The conference aims to foster discussion on
the development of computational models, robotic embodiments, and behaviour
that will enable social robots to develop sophisticated levels of social

The conference will feature plenary talks, single track of presentation,
two special sessions, three workshops, a large exhibition program and
competition and social activities.


     Tony Cohn, Leeds University, UK

     Peter Gardenförs, Lund University, Sweden

     Guy Hoffman, IDC Media Invention Lab

     Oussama Khatib, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Stanford University


     The conference will feature two special sessions:

           Knowledge Representation and Reasoning in Robotics

           Social Robots for Therapeutic Purposes


     The conference will feature three workshops:

           Robots and Art - Misbehaving Machines

           Attention for Social Intelligence

           Social Robotics for Health Innovation


Registration for the conference is open at:

Registration includes participation in all sessions, a choice of one
workshop, morning and afternoon teas, as well as the conference banquet.


General Chair

     Mary-Anne Williams, University of Technology, Sydney

Program Chairs

     Michael Beetz, University fo Bremen, Germany

     Benjamin Johnston, University of Technology, Sydney

Advisory Board

     Ronald C. Arkin, Georgia Tech, USA

     Paolo Dario, Scuola Superiore Sant' Anna, Italy

     Shuzhi Sam Ge, The National University of Singapore and University of
Electronic Science and Technology of China

     Oussama Khatib, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Stanford University

     Jong Hwan Kim, KAIST, South Korea

     Haizhou Li, A*Star, Singapore

     Maja Mataric, University of South California, USA

Workshop Chairs

     Alen Alempijevic, University of Technology, Sydney

     Giuseppe Boccignone, Università degli Studi di Milano

     Bruce MacDonald, The University of Auckland

Exhibition Chairs

     Gavin Paul, University of Technology, Sydney

     Greg Peters, Sabre Autonomous Solutions (SABRE)

Local Organisation Chairs

     Teresa Vidal Calleja, University of Technology, Sydney

     Xun Wang, University of Technology, Sydney


The conference and workshops will be held in Sydney at the Powerhouse
Museum. The museum is Sydney's museum of technology, design and industry.
Located within walking distance of Darling harbour, Chinatown and Central
station, the area is well served by hotels, restaurants and public
The Powerhouse Museum was opened in 1988 on the site of the old (but
refurbished) Ultimo power station that originally powered Sydney's former
tram network. While the modern museum opened in 1988, its collection
started as early as 1878 and continued as exhibitions and technical
museums. Today, there are estimated to be well over 500,000 separate items
in the Museum's collection, including a massive 200 tonne locomotive, a
flying boat and the Boulton and Watt rotative engine.

Professor Mary-Anne Williams
Director, Innovation and Enterprise Research Lab, QCIS
Faculty of Engineering and IT
University of Technology, Sydney
Faculty Fellow: CodeX Stanford University <http://codex.stanford.edu/people>

Guest Professor: University of Science and Technology of China
<http://en.ustc.edu.cn/> (USTC)
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