[Humanist] 27.522 call for contributions: social robots

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Nov 9 09:53:57 CET 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 522.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sat, 9 Nov 2013 07:15:25 +0000
        From: Charles Ess <cmess at drury.edu>
        Subject: Call for papers: Social Robots: Form, Content, Critique - International Journal of Social Robotics

Dear Humanists,

With the usual apologies for duplications and request for cross-posting to
suitable lists and potentially interested colleagues - on behalf of my

Call for Papers: Social Robots: Form, Content, Critique
special issue of The International Journal of Social Robotics
Co-editors: Michaela Pfadenhauer (Karlsruhe University / Karlsruhe Institute
of Technology), Satomi Sugiyama (Franklin College, Switzerland), Charles Ess
(University of Oslo).
We invite papers from scholars and researchers across the disciplines
(including philosophy, robot ethics, Artificial Intelligence, cognitive
science, media/sociology, information science, art history) that examine and
explore social robots through three distinct but inextricably interwoven
* Form/appearance (e.g., human/animal likeness in appearance; everyday media
forms and robotic functions; cultural attitudes toward robot forms, etc.)
* Content/AI/applications (e.g., implications of artificial intelligence in
everyday human experiences such as memories, relationships, and conceptions
of the self and self-understanding;  applications that shape human-robot
interactions; applications of mobile media and their implications in human¹s
robotic experiences, etc.)
* Critical issues that undergird the above, including; ethics, intimacy,
emotions, authenticity, etc.
Paper submission deadline: 1 January 2014
Notification to authors: 1 March 2014
Submission of authors' revised papers: 1 May 2014
Final acceptance: 1 June 2014
(accepted papers will be immediately published at the IJSR webpage with a
Digital Object Identifier for citation purposes)
Publication: August, 2014
The call is an outcome of the COST Strategic Workshop on Social Robotic and
Sustainability  that took place in Brussels, Belgium, on 10-13 June 2013.
The online submission system is available at: :
Authors are required to register on the website and to follow the Journal¹s
³Instructions for Authors² as provided there.
Many thanks in advance,
- Charles Ess
Professor in Media Studies
Department of Media and Communication
Director, Centre for Research on Media Innovations

My latest book, Digital Media Ethics, is now available from Polity:

University of Oslo 
P.O. Box 1093 Blindern
Oslo Norway
email: charles.ess at media.uio.no

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