Second International Congress on

Love and Sex with Robots

19-20 December 2016, London


Within the fields of Human-Computer Interaction and Human-Robot Interaction, the past few years have witnessed a strong upsurge of interest in the more personal aspects of human relationships with these artificial partners. This upsurge has not only been apparent amongst the general public, as evidenced by an increase in coverage in the print media, TV documentaries and feature films, but also within the academic community.

List of Topics

Congress sessions are planned on the following topics, inter alia:

Robot Emotions
Humanoid Robots
Clone Robots
Entertainment Robots
Robot Personalities
Intelligent electronic sex hardware
Gender Approaches
Affective Approaches
Psychological Approaches
Sociological Approaches
Philosophical Approaches

Call for Papers

Papers may range from 2 to 10 pages long (excluding references) in the ACM SIGCHI two-column paper format. However, paper length must match the size of the contribution.

Papers will be subjected to a double blind peer review by a panel of domain experts. Each paper will be reviewed by a minimum of 2 reviews (we strive to have 3 reviewers and a meta reviewer per paper) Authors are expected to anonymise their papers by removing all author and institutional identity from the title and header of the paper as well as the main body of the text. HOWEVER all references must remain intact, i.e. submitted papers should NOT have blank references (e.g., "8. REMOVED FOR REVIEWING"). In cases where you build on (and cite) your own work we suggest you refer to yourself in the third person, for example “This study builds on prior work by [author names] [8].” Submissions will be included in the conference proceedings with the proviso that at least one author attends the symposium in order to present the paper and participate in general congress activities.

Important Dates

31 August 2016 – Deadline for submission of extended abstracts.

30 September 2016 – Notification of acceptance/rejection decisions

28 October 2016 – Camera ready deadline


All submissions to use the ACM SIGCHI extended abstract and paper format:

General Chairs

Professor Adrian Cheok

City University London

Dr. David Levy

Intelligent Toys Ltd. London

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