[Comp-neuro] 2nd Call for Papers: IEEE RO-MAN 2016 Workshop on Neuroscience Methods in Human-Robot Interaction

Burcu Ayşen Ürgen burcu.urgen at gmail.com
Mon May 2 13:10:21 CEST 2016


IEEE RO-MAN 2016 Workshop on Neuroscience Methods in Human-Robot
Interaction (New York City, 26-31st August, 2016)

Neuroscience methods such as brain imaging are increasingly used to address
research questions in robotics, robot-human communication and interaction.
This workshop will provide an overview of state-of-the-art work at the
intersection of human-robot interaction and human neuroscience, to show how
cross-disciplinary collaboration can be a win-win, and to help increase
communication between researchers from different yet complementary
disciplines, with the hope of catalysing new ideas and collaborations.
Neuroscientists with expertise in several topics of interest for RO-MAN 2016
<http://www.ro-man2016.org/> (e.g., embodiment, empathy, social cognition,
body movements, gestures, facial expressions, anthropomorphism, learning
and imitation, social presence, inference of human states, machine learning
and brain-machine interfaces) will introduce the methods used, and present
empirical work exemplifying their application to robotics, highlighting not
only how such studies have led to insights on neural mechanisms of
interaction, communication, and collaboration, but also how the findings
inform the design and development of new robots, robot-human collaborative
systems, interaction modalities and interfaces. We will solicit papers from
the broader community that address these themes. Robotics and neuroscience
both being active, rapidly developing, and high priority research areas,
and the combination of expertise across disciplines holding great promise
for advances in both theory and applications, the workshop will serve an
important role by bringing together researchers coming from different
backgrounds. Panel sessions will address challenges for interdisciplinary
and novel research and discuss ideas for increasing synergy and impact
future work.

*SPEAKERS*
Ayse P. Saygin, PhD (UC San Diego, USA)
Emily S. Cross, PhD (Bangor University, UK)
Thierry Chaminade, PhD (Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone, FRANCE)
Susanne Quadflieg, PhD (University of Bristol, UK)
James Thompson, PhD (George Mason University, USA)


*WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS*
Burcu A. Urgen, PhD (University of Parma, ITALY)
Ayse P. Saygin, PhD (UC San Diego, USA)
Emily S. Cross, PhD (Bangor University, UK)

Workshop website: http://neurorobotics.ucsd.edu/


*CALL FOR PAPERS*
We solicit full paper submissions from cognitive and social neuroscientists
and human-robot interaction researchers with expertise in several topics of
interest for RO-MAN 2016 including but not limited to embodiment, empathy,
social cognition, nonverbal communication via body movements, gestures,
facial expressions, anthropomorphism, learning and imitation, social
presence, social knowledge, inference of human states, machine learning and
brain-machine interfaces.

The submitted papers are intended to include applications of various
neuroimaging methods such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI),
electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG), and
transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to topics of relevance to RO-MAN
2016. Observational and behavioural studies may be suitable as long as they
are highly cross-disciplinary. Theoretical papers that address the theme of
the workshop and RO-MAN 2016 may also be included.

The expectation from submissions is to highlight not only how neuroscience
studies involving robotics have led to insights on the human cognitive and
neural mechanisms of interaction, communication, and collaboration, but
also how the findings inform the design and development of new robots,
robot-human collaborative systems, interaction modalities and interfaces.

*EVALUATION*
All submissions will be evaluated by a minimum of two reviewers. The
reviewers will evaluate each submission based on how informative the study
has been both to human neuroscience AND human-robot interaction as well as
the quality of the research methodology. All accepted papers will be
published in workshop proceedings. Each paper accepted for an oral or
poster presentation has to be presented by one of the authors.

*IMPORTANT DEADLINES*
Full paper submissions due 05/15/2016.
Notifications will be sent by 05/18/2016.
Final versions will be submitted by 05/20/2016.

*PAPER GUIDELINES*
All full paper submissions should follow the guidelines specified in the
main conference website, check here
<http://www.tc.columbia.edu/conferences/roman2016/submissions/papers/>.

*HOW TO SUBMIT*
The papers should be emailed to neuroscience.robotics.workshop at gmail.com by
the deadline: 05/15/2016.


-- 
Burcu Aysen Urgen, PhD

Email: burcu.urgen at gmail.com
Website: http://www.burcuaysenurgen.com
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