Call for Papers

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: June 1 June 21, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: June 22 July 10, 2017
  • Camera-ready deadline: July 5 July 20, 2017
  • Main conference: August 28-31, 2017
  • Workshop day: September 1, 2017


The aim of this workshop is to inform the robotics community and its many stakeholders about lessons learned so far about the mutual shaping of robots and society. We welcome prospective participants to submit extended abstracts (max. 4 pages) covering a wide range of topics relevant for the discussion on the mutual shaping effect(s) of robots and their context of use.

We will focus on how social factors affect whether people choose to use robots, and how robot design factors affect the social contexts in which robots are used.

In addition to papers presenting empirical research, we also welcome papers about new theoretical perspectives, design challenges, and ethical or legal issues informing or guiding the mutual shaping effect(s). This input from the community will form the basis for an initial roadmap to the mutual shaping of robots and society. This roadmap will inform future developments of robot systems as well as their application scenarios. We welcome multidisciplinary contributions that intersect with robot systems (e.g. Human-Human Interaction, Human-Computer Interaction, Human- Robot Interaction, Human Factors User-Experience, engineering, computer sciences, interactive design, sociology, anthropology, psychology, etc.). We invite a diversity of topics from researchers and practitioners from a wide variety of fields who address strategies and lessons learned about mutual shaping of robots and society including, but not limited to:

  • Human-robot (non)use
  • Human-Robot interaction
  • Mutual shaping of robots and society
  • Evaluation of robot applications and contexts of use
  • Socially intelligent robotics
  • Multimodal assessment technologies
  • Design of robotics sytems
  • Social analysis of robotics
  • Social cognitive systems

All papers should be submitted in PDF format using the RO-MAN template. The papers should be send to Somaya Ben Allouch and Maartje de Graaf. All submitted papers within the scope of the workshop will be peer-reviewed. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, contributions, technical clarity, and presentation. Accepted papers will require that at least one author registers for and attends the workshop. After the conference, we will provide online access to the workshop proceedings on the workshop website.