[Comp-neuro] IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development Special Issue on Biologically-Inspired Human-Robot Interactions - Call For Papers

Jeff Krichmar jkrichma at uci.edu
Tue Oct 4 16:32:08 CEST 2011

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce:

IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development Special Issue on Biologically-Inspired Human-Robot Interactions call for papers

The webpage for the special issue can be found at:


Call for Papers

As robots become more common in our daily activities, human-robot interactions and human-computer interfaces are becoming increasingly important. Despite considerable progress in this relatively new field, very few researchers have paid attention to how the brain, cognition, and underlying biological mechanisms are involved in such interactions.
This call requests papers that bring together fields of study, such as cognitive architectures, computational neuroscience, developmental psychology, machine psychology, and socially affective robotics, to advance the field of human-robot interaction. A robot that shares many of the attributes of the human it is interacting with would not only result in a more sophisticated robot, but it may also cause the human to respond more naturally, and be more willing to cooperate with such a robot.

Submitted papers should further the field of Human-Robot Interaction through biologically inspired algorithms or methods. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

·      Brain imaging during human-robot interaction
·      Cooperative behavior and/or teamwork with robots and humans
·      Emotion and empathy in robotic systems
·      Gesture recognition using neural systems
·      Human brain activity while interacting with robotic systems
·      Human and robot shared or joint attention
·      Natural language communication
·      Natural vision systems
·      Robot imitation of human behavior
·      Socially affective robots
·      Social cognition
·      Space sharing and co-existence between humans and machines
·      Theory of mind in robots


Frederick C Harris, Jr., University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV, fredh at cse.unr.edu
Jeffrey Krichmar, University of California, Irvine, Irvine CA, USA, jkrichma at uci.edu
Hava Siegelmann, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA, hava at cs.umass.edu
Hiroaki Wagatsuma, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu, Japan, waga at brain.kyutech.ac.jp

Two kinds of submissions are possible:
·       Regular papers, up to 15 double column pages.
·       Correspondence papers either presenting a "perspective" that includes insights into issues of wider scope than a regular paper but without being highly computational in style or presenting concise description of recent technical results, up to 8 double column pages.

Instructions for authors:


We are accepting submissions through Manuscript Central at
http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tamd-ieee (please select « Bio-inspired human robot interaction » as the submission type)

When submitting your manuscript, please also cc jkrichma at uci.edu, fredh at cse.unr.edu, hava at cs.umass.edu, and waga at brain.kyutech.ac.jp


December 31, 2011 – Deadline for paper submission 
February 15, 2012 – Notification
April 15, 2012 – Final version
May 1, 2012 – Electronic publication
June 15, 2012 – Printed publication

Best regards,

Jeff Krichmar
Department of Cognitive Sciences
2328 Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-5100
jkrichma at uci.edu

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