Call for Papers

The 5th International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots will be a virtual conference, held online with Cisco Webex in High Definition video and audio, on December 7th-8th 2020.

A new conference theme added this year is Robotics and Electronic Sex Startups. We therefore welcome the submission of full papers and abstracts for individual presentations, panels, and workshops on any of the following topics:

  1. ·      Robot Emotions
  2. ·      Humanoid Robots
  3. ·      Clone Robots
  4. ·      Entertainment Robots
  5. ·      Robot Personalities
  6. ·      Teledildonics
  7. ·      Intelligent Electronic Sex Hardware
  8.  ·      Robotics and Electronic Sex Startups
  9. ·      Gender Approaches
  10. ·      Affective Approaches
  11. ·      Psychological Approaches
  12. ·      Sociological Approaches
  13. ·      Roboethics
  14. ·      Philosophical Approaches

Paladyn JBR is indexed in SCOPUS

Submission of abstracts:

Abstracts for individual presentations should not exceed 500 words and they should include up to three keywords.

Abstracts for panel proposals and workshops should include a general description which should not exceed 200 words.

Important dates and submission procedures:

Abstract submission deadline: September 5th 2020, 23:59 (Berlin time)

Acceptance notification for conference presentations:  October 2nd 2020.

Submission of full papers for presentation: December 4th 2020, 23:59 (Berlin time)

Submission of final version for publication: March 31st 2021

The proceedings will be published in 2021 in a Special Issue on Love and Sex with Robots, of Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics.  This is one of the scientific journals published by de Gruyter (see The ISSN of Paladyn is 2081-4836.

Paladyn is evaluated by Clarivate Analytics to be included in the Web of Science Core Collection (Emerging Sources Citation Index). This means that the publishers pay particular attention to the quality and scientific merit of published articles. The advisory editors for this special issue will be the three co-chairs of the conference: Professor Adrian David Cheok AM, Dr David Levy, and Dr Thomas Heinrich Musiolik.

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According to the journal’s standards, the submitted papers will undergo the standard peer-review process before they can be accepted for publication. Notification of acceptance will be communicated to the authors as the publisher progresses with the review process. The final decision (whether a given paper can be accepted or not) will depend on reviewers’ recommendations. Research papers require at least two comprehensive reports provided by external reviewers. In other words, all submitted manuscripts will be fully peer-reviewed and accepted papers will be published in the thematic special issue. Full details of the format for submission of the publication versions of papers, together with details of the appropriate template etc., and the De Gruyter submission process, will be notified to authors in due course.

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