Call for submissions

IMPORTANT: We are proud to announce Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotic accepted to have a special issue based on the conference proceedings in 2020.

Deadline for the submission of abstracts has been extended to the 5th of June 2019.

Authors can submit an abstract (max 500 words) for the conference before the 5th of June, and the full paper to Paladyn Journal of Behavioral Robotics before the 30th of September.

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, artists, and industry professionals to present and discuss their innovative work and ideas in an academic symposium.

The 4th congress will be held at the l’Université libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium on the 1stand 2ndof July 2019.

We welcome submission for abstracts for individual presentations, panels, and workshops on relevant topics including but not limited to:

  • Robot Emotions
  • Humanoid Robots
  • Clone Robots
  • Entertainment Robots
  • Robot Personalities
  • Teledildonics
  • Intelligent Electronic Sex Hardware
  • Gender Approaches
  • Affective Approaches
  • Psychological Approaches
  • Sociological Approaches
  • Roboethics
  • Philosophical Approaches

We are proud to announce that Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics will be publishing a special issue based on the conference proceedings. 

Special Issue based on
4th International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots

Paladyn Journal of Behavioral Robotics is a fully peer-reviewed, open access, electronic journal that publishes original, high-quality research on topics broadly related to neuronally and psychologically inspired robots and other behaving autonomous systems.

The journal provides the readers with free, instant, and permanent access to all content worldwide; and the authors with an extensive promotion of published articles, long-time preservation, language-correction services, no space constraints, and immediate publication.
Paladyn JBR is indexed in SCOPUS.


There are NO submission and publication FEES.

▪ ISSN: 2081-4836
▪ Owner: De Gruyter
▪ Home page: www.degruyter.com/view/j/pjbr

GUEST EDITORS
Dr. Nicola Liberati (contact@loveandsexwithrobots.com), University of Twente, The Netherlands
Marc Behrendt (contact@loveandsexwithrobots.com), Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium


ADVISORY EDITORS
Dr. Adrian David Cheok, Imagineering Institute, Malaysia / City University London, UK
Dr. David Levy


DESCRIPTION
This Special Issue in Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics is devoted to the publication of high-quality research papers presented during the 4th International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots (http://loveandsexwithrobots.org), that will be held at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium on the 1st and 2nd of July 2019.
Potential topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• robot emotions
• humanoid robots
• clone robots
• entertainment robots
• robot personalities
• teledildonics
• intelligent electronic sex hardware
• gender approaches
• affective approaches
• psychological approaches
• sociological approaches
• roboethics
• philosophical approaches

Authors are requested to submit their full research papers (7+ pages) complying the general scope of the journal. The submitted papers will undergo the peer-review process before they can be accepted. Notification of acceptance will be communicated as we progress with the review process.


In order to facilitate the double-blind reviewing process, all submissions are required to be fully anonymous. Authors should take the following steps when preparing their submission:


• Remove the names and affiliations of authors from the title page.
• Remove acknowledgment of identifying names and funding sources.
• Cite your past work (if any) in the third person just as you would for any other citations.


Manuscripts can be written in TeX, LaTeX (strongly recommended) – the journal’s LATEX template. Please note that we do not accept papers in Plain TEX format. Text files can be also submitted as standard DOCUMENT (.DOC) which is acceptable if the submission in LATEX is not possible. For initial submission, the authors are strongly advised to upload their entire manuscript, including tables and figures, as a single PDF file.

HOW TO SUBMIT

Submission of abstracts:

Abstracts for individual presentations should not exceed 500 words, and they should include up to three keywords.

Abstracts for panel proposals and workshops should include 3 abstracts for individual presentation (see above) and a general description which should not exceed 200 words.

Abstracts will be subjected to a double-blind peer review by a panel of domain experts. Each abstract will be reviewed by a minimum of 3 qualified, independent reviewers.

Submissions of abstracts can be made via the CMT online submission system at https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/LSR2019 or they can be sent via email to contact@loveandsexwithrobots.org writing “LSR2019 submission – name of the author(s)” as the object. Any supplementary materials can be submitted in either PDF format or in a ZIP file. Full paper should be submitted through Paladyn website.

Anonymity

In order to facilitate the double-blind reviewing process, all submissions are required to be anonymous. Authors should take the following steps when preparing their submission:

  1. Remove the names and affiliations of authors from the title page.
  2. Remove acknowledgment of identifying names and funding sources.

Cite your past work (if any) in the third person just as you would for any other citations.


Before submission authors should carefully read the Instruction for Authors:
www.degruyter.com/view/supplement/s20814836_Instructions_for_Authors.pdf


All submissions to the Special Issue must be made electronically via online submission system Editorial Manager: www.editorialmanager.com/paladyn/

All manuscripts will undergo the double blind peer-review process (at least two independent reviewers). When entering your submission via the online submission system please choose the option “SI based on LSR 2019”.


The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2019, but individual papers will be handled on an ongoing basis.


All peer-reviewed and accepted papers will be published online at the beginning of the next volume (2020) which is supposed to be open in November 2019.


Contributors to the Special Issue will benefit from:


● indexation in SCOPUS
● NO submission and publication FEES
● fair and constructive peer review provided by experts in the field
● no space constraints
● convenient, web-based paper submission and tracking system – Editorial Manager
● language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions
● quick online publication upon completing the publishing process (continuous publication model)
● better visibility due to Open Access
● long-term preservation of the content (articles archived in Portico)
● extensive post-publication promotion for selected papers

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline:June 5, 2019, 23:59 (GMT).

SUBMISSION for Paladyn (through Paladyn’s website): 1stSeptember, 2019, 23:59 (GMT).

Past Proceedings

LSR 2017: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-76369-9

LSR 2015 – 2016: http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319577371

LSR 2014: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2693787

We are looking forward to your submission!
In case of any questions please contact Dr. Nicola Liberati (contact@loveandsexwithrobots.com), Mr. Marc Behrendt (contact@loveandsexwithrobots.com), or Dr. Justyna Żuk (Managing Editor of Paladyn. JBR; Justyna.Zuk@degruyter.com).