Call for Papers

General Information

The 13th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2021) brings together researchers and practitioners working on the interaction between humans and intelligent robots and on the integration of robots into the fabric of our society. ICSR 2021 will take place in Singapore as a hybrid conference on 10-13 November 2021. Accepted papers will be included in the Proceedings of the ICSR 2021 published by Springer LNAI series. Authors of selected contributions will be invited to a special issue that will be proposed for publication in International Journal of Social Robotics.

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Robotics in our everyday lives’, emphasising on the increasing importance of robotics in human daily living.

The conference welcomes original contributions describing technically rigorous scientific and philosophical advances in the area of social robotics and AI: innovative ideas and concepts, new discoveries and improvements, novel applications on the latest fundamental advances in the core technologies that form the backbone of social robotics, distinguished developmental projects, as well as seminal works in aesthetic design, ethics and philosophy, studies on social impact and influence pertaining to social robotics, and its interaction and communication with human beings and its social impact on our society.

Authors can submit the complete manuscripts in PDF format, or the use the LaTex or Word templates provided by Springer. Full manuscripts are limited to 10 pages. The front page must contain the title of the paper, full name(s) and address(es) of the author(s) and the appropriate academic field(s). All papers will be refereed by the program committee. Authors will be required to submit their papers via the OCS submission system. Submission deadline has been extended to 10 July 2021.

At least one of the authors will be required to register and attend the conference to present the paper in order to include the paper in the conference proceedings.


The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

      • Affective and cognitive sciences for socially interactive robots
      • AI for social robotics
      • Context awareness, expectation, and intention understanding
      • Control architectures for social robotics
      • Human augmentation, rehabilitation, and medical robots
      • Interaction and collaboration among robots, humans, and environments
      • Personal robots for the home
      • Robot applications in education, entertainment, and gaming
      • Robot ethics in human society
      • Robots that can adapt to different users
      • Robots to assist the elderly and persons with disabilities
      • Robots with personality
      • Safety in robots working in human spaces
      • Socially assistive robots to improve quality of life
      • Social acceptance and impact in the society
      • Social cognition for social robots
      • Socially appealing design methodologies
      • Teleoperation, telepresence and remote interaction

Submission of Papers

Submissions must be made in the PDF format and follow the Springer LNCS/LNAI style for the layout. All papers will be refereed by the program committee. Full papers are limited to ten pages. Detailed instructions for paper submission are available on the conference web site. LNCS style templates are available on the Springer LNCS website.