LSR 2018 Call for Submissions

Love and Sex with Robots 2018 is calling for submissions to its 4th international congress to be held at the University of Montana, USA, on 13-14 December 2018.

Papers should be 7 pages or more (excluding references), in the Springer CS Proceedings format. Deadline for submission is 15th July, 2018 (GMT). Detailed instructions for submission format is found on http://loveandsexwithrobots.org/calls-for-submissions/.

Our keynote speaker this year is Matt McMullen, CEO of Realbotix and founder of Abyss Creations, the manufacturer of Realdoll. For the past 20 years he has been creating “The World’s Finest Love Dolls”. McMullen’s dolls have popped up on more than 20 television shows and also co-starred in 10 films. http://loveandsexwithrobots.org/speaker/

Contact:
contact@loveandsexwithrobots.org

ACE 2018 Call for Submissions

ACE 2018 is calling for submissions to its 15th conference to be held at the University of Montana, USA, on 10-12 December 2018.

We seek all submissions on Affective Computing, Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality, Educational and Fitness Games, Game Design, Interactive Storytelling, Mobile and Ubiquitous Entertainment, Sound and Music Design, Tangible Interfaces etc. A full list of topics is available on our website: http://ace2018.info/topics/

Papers may range from 2 to 20 pages long, in the Springer CS Proceedings format. Deadline for submission is 15th July, 2018 (GMT). Detailed instructions for submission format is found on http://ace2018.info/call-for-submissions/.

This year, our keynote speaker is Professor Peter Gray, research professor of psychology at Boston College who has conducted and published research in neuroendocrinology, developmental psychology, anthropology, and education. http://ace2018.info/keynote/

 

Contact:

contact@ace2018.info

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Matt McMullen, CEO of Realbotix, to deliver keynote speech at Love and Sex with Robots conference

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29 May 2018

Following its success in London, the International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots will hold its fourth conference at the University of Montana in the United States on 13 – 14 December 2018.

Matt McMullen, CEO, artist and design director of Realbotix, will be the keynote speaker at the conference. He will be delivering a speech on the topic of “Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Intimacy: A new Alternative form of relationship”

For the past 20 years, McMullen has been creating “The World’s Finest Love Dolls”, as well as undertaking multiple custom projects along the way. He started Abyss Creations, the manufacturer of Realdoll, out of his garage in 1997. McMullen’s dolls have popped up on more than 20 television shows, and co-starred in 10 films. Now, he focuses on integrating cutting-edge technology with silicone doll artistry and believes that AI driven robots can become companions and partners to human beings, and can connect with us in ways that are often overlooked when considering these technologies.

The Love and Sex with Robots congress is the only annual academic event on the topic of human-robot intimate relationships. The congress was founded and chaired by David Levy, author of the eponymous New York Times bestseller “Love and Sex with Robots”, and Adrian David Cheok, Professor of Pervasive Computing at City, University of London and Director of Imagineering Institute, Malaysia.

ACE 2018 is Now Calling for Submissions

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ACE 2018 is calling for submissions to its 15th conference to be held at the University of Montana, USA, on 10-12 December 2018.

We seek all submissions on Affective Computing, Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality, Educational and Fitness Games, Game Design, Interactive Storytelling, Mobile and Ubiquitous Entertainment, Sound and Music Design, Tangible Interfaces etc. A full list of topics is available on our website: http://ace2018.info/topics/

Papers may range from 2 to 20 pages long, in the Springer CS Proceedings format. Deadline for submission is 15th July, 2018 (GMT). Detailed instructions for submission format is found on http://ace2018.info/call-for-submissions/.

This year, our keynote speaker is Professor Peter Gray, research professor of psychology at Boston College who has conducted and published research in neuroendocrinology, developmental psychology, anthropology, and education. He is author of an internationally acclaimed introductory psychology textbook (Psychology, Worth Publishers, now in its 8th edition), which views all of psychology from an evolutionary perspective. His recent research focuses on the role of play in human evolution and how children educate themselves, through play and exploration, when they are free to do so. He has expanded on these ideas in his book, Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life (Basic Books). He also authors a regular blog called Freedom to Learn, for Psychology Today magazine. He earned his undergraduate degree at Columbia College and Ph.D. in biological sciences, many years ago, at the Rockefeller University. His own current play includes kayaking, long distance bicycling, backwoods skiing, and vegetable gardening. http://ace2018.info/keynote/

ACE 2018 is thrilled to announce ​Keynote Speaker Professor Peter Gray!

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Psychologist Peter Gray, faculty emeritus, photographed to accompany a story about his new book, “Free to Learn,” which concerns the importance of play for children’s healthy development and ability to thrive.

 

ACE 2018 is thrilled to announce ​Keynote Speaker Professor Peter Gray!
 
Peter Gray (born 1944) is an American psychologist who currently occupies the position of research professor of psychology at Boston College. He is the author of a widely used introductory psychology textbook, Psychology (Worth Publishers, with co-author David Bjorklund beginning with the 7th edition),[1] now in its seventh edition. The book broke new ground when the first edition was published (in 1991) as the first general introductory psychology textbook that brought a Darwinian perspective to the entire field. He is also author of Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life (Basic Books, 2013), and he writes a popular blog for Psychology Today magazine entitled “Freedom to Learn”.
 
Gray is a well-known critic of standard educational systems and is frequently invited to speak to groups of educators, parents, and researchers about children’s needs for free play, the psychological damage inflicted on children through our present methods of schooling, and the ways in which children are designed, by natural selection, to control their own education. He is a founder and current board president of the Alliance for Self-Directed Education, which is dedicated to promoting opportunities for Self-Directed Education for children and teenagers as replacement for coercive schooling. He is also a founder and board member of Let Grow, which is dedicated to renewing children’s freedom to play and explore, outdoors, in public spaces, without continuous adult supervision.
 

Winner of the 2017 Travel Awards sponsored by Multimodal Technologies and Interaction

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Dear Colleagues,

 

We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 Travel Awards sponsored by Multimodal Technologies and Interaction:

 

Travel Awards was granted to Dr. Kate Cowan, a Research Associate at UCL Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, University College London, UK

 

Dr. Kate Cowan’s current research focuses on children’s playful interactions and the role of new technologies in two contexts.  Introduction of Dr. Kate Cowan

 

The awards consist of 800 Swiss Francs each to attend an academic conference in 2018.

 

Prof. Dr. Adrian David Cheok

Editor-in-Chief

Director of the Imagineering Institute, Iskandar Malaysia and Chair Professor of Pervasive Computing at City, University of London, UK

 

Dr. Cristina Portalés Ricart

Associate Editor

Institute of Robotics and Information and Communication Technologies (IRTIC), Universitat de València

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