[Comp-neuro] CFP- Special issue on Robots and Smart Environments

Amir Aly amir.aly at em.ci.ritsumei.ac.jp
Tue Mar 6 12:38:58 CET 2018

*Cognitive Systems Research (CSR) Journal*


**Apologies for cross posting **

We are happy to call for papers for the journal special issue:

"*Social Cognitive Systems in Smart Environments: Approaches for Learning,
Reasoning, and Adaptation*"

*Webpage: **https://www.journals.elsevier.com/cognitive-systems-research/call-for-papers/special-issue-social-cognitive-systems-in-smart-environment
* <http://cognitive-mirroring.org/en/events/hai2017_workshop/>

*I. Aim and Scope *

A “smart” environment incorporates intelligent systems (e.g., smart home,
smart factory, smart city, smart car etc.) employing heterogeneous devices,
such as: sensors, actuators, cameras, networks, and screens. Within such a
smart environment, autonomous agents can take on an important mediating
role between human users and the environment. This is particularly true if
high-level cognitive functions and computational intelligence are employed
to handle the uncertainty of the complex environment so as to allow agents
to act appropriately within different contexts of interaction.

Using robotic systems in smart environments opens the door to several
socio-cognitive applications, such as: reducing cognitive load for
individuals interacting with a smart environment, assisting the elderly and
people with cognitive disabilities in mobility and daily tasks (which
requires robots to learn the multimodal characteristics of human behavior
and to spatially perceive the environment containing other smart objects to
decide the best way to employ/manipulate them in order to successfully
perform tasks), and developing a cloud-connected robot system to
incrementally share knowledge between robots in different smart
environments about the behavioral characteristics of human users in order
to interact with them adaptively. To meet the requirements of these target
applications, robots need to be able to learn how to use the capabilities
of their smart environments to better address the needs of the human users.
Industrial applications of such technologies include factories of the
future and the digital eco-system within an autonomous car.

This special issue aims to shed light on cutting edge lines of
interdisciplinary research in cognitive science, artificial intelligence,
and robotics covering basic research and applications. Recent advances and
possible future research avenues on smart robots and environments would be
discussed in detail in this journal special issue.

*II. Potential Topics*

Topics relevant to this special issue include, but are not limited to:

   - Cyber-physical systems in smart environments
   - Multimodal human robot interaction
   - Cognitive modeling of human behavior
   - Cognitive architectures and strategies for intelligent interaction
   with the environment
   - AI and machine learning approaches applied to human-robot-environment
   - Internet of things
   - Ambient assisted living
   - Infotainment in smart vehicles
   - Natural user interface design
   - Cloud robotics
   - Ubiquitous computing

*III. Submission*

Submissions to the special issue must include original research that has
not been published nor submitted to other journals. Authors should prepare
their manuscript according to the "Guide for Authors" available at the
journal homepage: http://www.journals.elsevier.c
om/cognitive-systems-research/. Papers should be submitted through the
EVISE system: https://www.evise.com/evise/jrnl/cogsys. Authors should
select "*VSI:Smart Environments"* as the article type during the submission

*IV. Timline (Submission portal will be open on March 1, 2018)*

   - Deadline for paper submission: April 30, 2018
   - First notification for authors: July 31, 2018
   - Deadline for revised papers submission: September 30, 2018
   - Final notification for authors: November 30, 2018
   - Deadline for submission of camera-ready manuscripts: January 15, 2019

*V. Guest editors*
Dr. Amir Aly, Ritsumeikan University, Japan (amir.aly at em.ci.ritsumei.ac.jp)
Dr. Shashank Pathak,Visteon Corporation, Germany (
shashank.pathak at visteon.com)
Dr. Sean Andrist, Microsoft Research, USA (sandrist at microsoft.com)
Prof. Armando Tacchella, University of Genoa, Italy (
armando.tacchella at unige.it)

*Amir Aly, Ph.D.*
Senior Researcher
Emergent Systems Laboratory
College of Information Science and Engineering
Ritsumeikan University
1-1-1 Noji Higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577
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