Call for contributions

The workshop will also feature a poster session.
Prospective participants are required to submit an extended abstracts (2-4 pages in length), optionally accompanied by a small video.
Late-breaking results are encouraged.
Submissions must be in pdf, following the IEEE conference style (two-column).
Please check the IEEE RAS Manuscript Preparation Guidelines before submitting your manuscript:
Send your manuscript (and optionally a small video) to, indicating [IROS 2013 Workshop] in the subject.
All submissions will be carefully reviewed by the workshop organizers, for relevance to the topic of the workshop, as well as scientific merit.
Upon available time, selected contributions may have the opportunity to be presented in the oral session.
The other selected contributions will be presented as posters during a dedicated session.
The authors will also have the opportunity to introduce their posters with a 1-minute "teaser" oral presentation.
Depending on the overall quality of the contributions, we might consider proposing a Special Issue to the Journal of Social Robotics (SPRINGER), in which extended versions of the submitted manuscripts might be included.

The submission must include 1 question to the invited speakers (and to the audience in general) and 1 answer to one of the following questions:

- What is human-likeness in humanoid robots?
- Which are the aspects of human-likeness that are more relevant for interaction?
- Should robots develop and learn in the same way as humans do in order to be perceived as human-like?
- Which aspects of the Uncanny Valley beyond the mere appearance should be taken into consideration? Motor control? Cognitive abilities? Communication skills?
- What are the aspects of human-human interaction that can/should be implemented in the human-robot context?

Upon available time, (some of) those questions/answers will be used to "drive" a final discussion.
At least 1 answer to one of these questions should also appear in the poster presented.

Important dates:
    September 22, 2013 : Extended abstracts submission deadline
    October 7, 2013    : Notification of acceptance
    November 3, 2013   : Workshop