Second International Congress on

Love and Sex with Robots

19-20 December 2016
Goldsmiths, University of London, UK


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.

The International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots provides an excellent opportunity for academics and industry professionals to present and discuss their innovative work and ideas in an academic symposium. The second international congress is inviting the submission of full papers and short papers to its symposium to be held in the city of London.


Registration is now open to everyone. Register now to attend this exciting event.

Registration Fees

Full Registration: GBP 200
Student Registration: GBP 125


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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

Full papers should be 12-15 pages (excluding references) and short papers should be no more than 6 pages (excluding references). 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 3 qualified, independent reviewers. 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.

The conference proceedings are planned to be published with Springer in one of Computer Science proceedings series, LNAI or CCIS (final approval pending).

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 30 September 2016, 23:59 (Pacific Time)

Notification: 30 October 2016

Camera-ready deadline: 28 November 2016, 23:59 (Pacific Time)


All submissions must use the Springer CS Proceedings format. Latex and Microsoft Word templates are available for download at this link:

Submission should be done on the conference submission website by following the link

General Chairs

Professor Adrian Cheok

City University London

Dr. Kate Devlin

Goldsmiths, Univeristy of London

Dr. David Levy

Intelligent Toys Ltd. London

Program Committee

Professor Anton Nijholt
Professor Yorick Wilks
Professor Elisabeth Andre
Professor Alexiei Dingli
Professor Jaap van den Herik
Dr. Patrick Gebhard
Dr. Trudy Barber
Dr. Hidenobu Sumioka
Professor Vic Grout
Dr. Cristina Portales
Emma Yann Zhang
Dr. Sumayya Ebrahim
Professor Julie Wosk
Professor Randy Goebel
Dr. Yuefang Zhou
Dr. Chamari Edirisinghe

Join our Program Committee

The International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots is currently recruiting experts to join our Program Committee to carry out double blind peer review. If you are interested in joining the Program Committee, please send a copy of your CV to us at

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