[visionlist] [CFP] Workshop on Social and Cognitive Interactions for Assistive Robotics (SCIAR) @IROS2022

Cigdem Beyan beyancigdem at gmail.com
Mon Jul 25 08:30:04 -04 2022

*Call for Papers – SCIAR at IROS2022*

Please distribute this call to interested parties

*Workshop on Social and Cognitive Interactions*

*for Assistive Robotics (SCIAR)*

*In conjunction with*

*The 2022 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and
Systems (IROS 2022)*

*https://sciar-workshop.github.io/* <https://sciar-workshop.github.io/>

SCIAR is dedicated to developing computational approaches for natural and
social human-robot interaction for Assistive Robotics Technology. We are
calling for innovative research ideas, novel theories and models related to
social assistive robotics, cutting-edge computational methods including
either traditional statistical methods or deep-learning-based methods, as
well as new simulation tools, datasets, benchmarks and evaluation protocols.

The attention is given to cognitive interaction analysis that features the
interpretation of human interactions, with a particular emphasis on the
nonverbal signals, in order to facilitate a more natural and social
interaction. We also welcome research that focuses on the decision making
and the physical interactions that can potentially benefit from the
understanding of cognitive interactions between the human and robot.

The list of topics addressed in the workshop are listed below, but not
limited to:

·        Recognition of individual’s and/or social group’s activity for
social (assistive) robots

·        (Real-time) recognition of human social signals, e.g., gaze,
gesture, vocal activity, etc.

·        Inference of human intentions for social (assistive) robots

·        Mechanisms of social cognition (joint attention, spatial
perspective taking, action prediction, theory of mind) in human-robot

·        Cognitive architectures for assistive social robots

·        Affective human-robot interaction (individuals, dyads and groups)

·        Developing emotion-aware and/or personality-aware robots

·        Interactive/active learning for social robotics

·        Transfer learning, meta-learning, reinforcement learning and
learning from demonstration for human-robot social interactions

·        Multi-sensor fusion for social (assistive) robots

·        Human-robot engagement prediction

·        Applications of human- socially assistive robot interactions (e.g.
for health, education, entertainment, business)

·        Ambient assisted living

·        Human robot interactions and cognitive impairments

·        Social acceptance of robots based on human nonverbal behavioral
cues (e.g., eye gaze, facial expressions, group formations)

·        Interactional synchrony between human and social robots

·        Human-robot interaction styles

·        Robot navigation problem in social interaction scenarios (e.g.,
adaptive planning)

*Invited Speakers:*

Dr. Alessandra Sciutti, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), IT

Prof. Andrea Cavallaro, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Prof. Bilge Mutlu, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Prof. Ginevra Castellano, Uppsala University, SE

Dr. Hae Won Park, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

Prof. Hatice Gunes, University of Cambridge, UK

Prof. Yiannis Demiris, Imperial College London, UK

*Submission Guidelines:*

For submission details please visit:

*Important Dates:*

Workshop submission deadline: September 5th

Workshop author notification:  September 26th

Finalized workshop program: October 3rd


Cigdem Beyan, University of Trento, Italy

Yiming Wang, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy

Fei Chen, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Séverin Lemaignan, PAL Robotics, Spain

Elisa Ricci, University of Trento, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy

Looking forward to your submission!


SCIAR Workshop Organizers
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