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The Tenth International Conference on Social Robotics

November 28th-30th, 2018, Qingdao, China

The 10th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2018) brings together researchers and practitioners working on the interaction between humans and intelligent robots and on the integration of robots into the fabric of our society.

The intersection of Social Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are bound to disrupt the status quo in our homes, factories, healthcare services, and transportation, among others. In the foreseeable future, Social Robotics and AI will help drive economic growth and will be the new normal. ICSR 2018 aims to foster discussions in the development of AI models and frameworks, robotic embodiments, and behaviors that further encourages invention and innovation. The forum will look into the potential of these technologies and give insights to address the challenges and risks.

The conference welcomes original contributions describing technically rigorous scientific and philosophical advances in the area of social robotics and AI: innovative ideas and concepts, new discoveries and improvements, 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 beings and its social impact on our society.

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

  • Affective and cognitive sciences for socially interactive robots
  • Context awareness, expectation, and intention understanding
  • Control architectures for social robotics
  • Human augmentation, rehabilitation, and medical robots
  • Interaction and collaboration among robots, humans, and environments
  • Personal robots for the home
  • Robot applications in education, entertainment, and gaming
  • Robot ethics in human society
  • Robots that can adapt to different users
  • Robots to assist the elderly and persons with disabilities
  • Robots with personality
  • Safety in robots working in human spaces
  • Socially assistive robots to improve quality of life
  • Social acceptance and impact in the society
  • Socially appealing design methodologies

Submission of Papers

Submissions must be made in the PDF format and follow the Springer LNCS/LNAI style for the layout. All papers will be refereed by the program committee. Full papers are limited to ten pages. Detailed instructions for paper submission are available on the conference web site. LNCS style templates are available on the Springer LNCS website.


Participants are invited to hold a half day workshops on topics relevant to social robotics. Proposals on workshops and special sessions will be considered by the organizing committee.


Social robot designs from practitioners from any discipline, and in any format, and designs, prototypes, performances or demos selected by the organizing committee will be invited for exhibition during the conference.


Participants who would like to exhibit their relevant products during the conference site should submit a summary describing the demonstration. Exhibition space will be allocated to those approved by the ICSR 2018 organizing committee.


The Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2018) will be published by Springer International Publishing as part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series (LNAI). The proceedings of the conference are indexed by Springer Link and Scopus. Selected papers will be invited for publication as a Special Issue in the International Journal of Social Robotics (Fall 2019).

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Hong Qiao, Winner of National Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar, will be talking about the Brain-inspired robots based on attractive region in environment.

Prof. Fumitoshi Matsuno, Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Science, Kyoto University, will be talking about the Bioinspired robotics and its application to rescue and recovery.

Dr. Christoph Bartneck, associate professor and director of postgraduate studies at the HIT Lab NZ of the University of Canterbury, will be talking about the Racism And Robot Ethics.


Important Dates

Workshop Proposal

July 1, 2018

August 30, 2018 

Paper submission

July 31, 2018

August 30, 2018 (Final extension)  

Paper notification

September 22, 2018

September 28, 2018 

Final camera-ready paper submission

October 7, 2018

Competition submission

September 1, 2018

September 15, 2018 


November 28-30, 2018

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