Call For Papers Symposium “Love and Sex with Robots” at AISB 50 Goldsmiths, London, 1-4 April 2014

Symposium “Love and Sex with Robots” at AISB 50

Goldsmiths, London, 1-4 April 2014

AISB is the pre-eminent society in the UK for Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (www.aisb.org.uk). In 2014 AISB celebrates its 50th anniversary.

The AISB 50 Annual Convention 2014 will be held at Goldsmiths, University of London, from April 1st – 4th.

This is a Call for Papers for a one day symposium, “Love and Sex with Robots”, which will take place during AISB 50. The exact date within the April 1st-4th timeframe will be announced shortly.

Symposium Overview

Within the fields of Human-Computer Interaction and Human-Robot Interaction, the past few years have witnessed a strong upsurge of interest in the more personal aspects of human relationships with these artificial partners. This upsurge has not only been apparent amongst the general public, as evidenced by an increase in coverage in the print media, TV documentaries and feature films, but also within the academic community.

The symposium welcomes submissions on the following topics, inter alia:

Robot Emotions
Humanoid Robots
Clone Robots
Entertainment Robots
Robot Personalities
Teledildonics
Intelligent electronic sex hardware
Gender Approaches
Affective Approaches
Psychological Approaches
Sociological Approaches
Roboethics
Philosophical Approaches

Submission and Publication Details

Submissions must be extended abstracts of approximately 400-500 words, and should be sent via email to both:

Professor Adrian Cheok, Professor of Pervasive Computing, City University, London:
Adrian.Cheok@city.ac.uk

Dr. David Levy, Intelligent Toys Ltd., London:
davidlevylondon@yahoo.com

For the final submission of accepted papers text editor templates from previous conventions can be found at:

http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/aisb08/download.html

Each extended abstract will receive at least two reviews.

We request that for those papers that are accepted on the basis of their extended abstracts, the final submitted papers be limited to 8 pages. Selected papers will be published in the general proceedings of the AISB Convention, with the proviso that at least one author attends the symposium in order to present the paper and participate in general symposium activities.

Important Dates

i. 21st January 2014 – Deadline for submission of extended abstracts.

ii. 3rd February 2014 – Notification of acceptance/rejection decisions

iii. 24th February 2014 – Final versions of accepted papers (camera ready copy)

iv. 1st – 4th April 2014 – AISB 50

Additional Information

Please note that there will be separate proceedings for each symposium, produced before the convention. Each delegate will receive a memory stick containing the proceedings of all the symposia. In previous years there have been awards for the best student paper, and limited student bursaries. These details will be circulated as and when they become available. Authors of a selection of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of the work to a journal special issue.

Program committee:

Joanna Bryson, University of Bath
Adrian Cheok, City University, London
David Levy, Intelligent Toys Ltd
Anton Nijholt, University of Twente
Dennis Reidsma, University of Twente
Yorick Wilks, Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition

Organizing committee:

Professor Adrian Cheok, Professor of Pervasive Computing, City University, London:
Adrian.Cheok@city.ac.uk

Dr. David Levy, Intelligent Toys Ltd., London:
davidlevylondon@yahoo.com

Jordan Tewell, City University, London
mastaegg@gmail.com


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