The 16th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2024) 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 2024 will take place in Shenzhen, China on 25-28 August 2024. Accepted papers will be included in the Proceedings of the ICSR 2024 published by Springer LNAI series. Authors of selected contributions will be invited to a special issue that will be proposed for publication in the International Journal of Social Robotics.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Social Robotics: Embracing AI for Innovation”, which is focused on the recent technological innovation in the robotic industry.

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. 

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

ICSR 2024 will be held as an in-person conference. Authors will present their work and interact with participants face-to-face in Shenzhen, China.

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission:  May 31,  2024
  • Paper Notification: June 30,  2024
  • Camera-ready papers due:  July 15, 2024
  • Workshop Proposal Submission:  June 15, 2024
  • Workshop Proposal Notification:  June 22, 2024
  • Competition Submission: June 30, 2024
  • Competition Notification:  July 15, 2024


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

      • Context awareness, expectation, and intention understanding 
      • Control architectures for social robotics
      • Collaborative robots in service applications (in construction, agriculture, etc.)
      • Human-robot collaboration and interaction
      • Human augmentation, rehabilitation, and medical robots
      • Interaction and collaboration among robots, humans, and environments
      • Personal robots for the home
      • Remotely operated underwater robots 
      • 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
      • Socially appealing design methodologies
      • Subsea robots for exploration, maintenance, and inspection
      • Space robotics and applications
      • Teleoperation, telepresence, and remote interaction
      • Virtual assistant avatars
      • VR, AR, X-Reality robots 
      • Affective and cognitive sciences for socially interactive robots
      • Human-robot interaction through speech communication

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 website. LNCS style templates are available on the Springer LNCS website. 

The paper submission portal will be made available in mid-April 2024.


Invited Sessions

The ICSR 2024 Technical Programme will include Invited Sessions. Their objective is to complement the regular program with new and/or emerging topics of particular interest. Each Invited Session consists of 4 to 5 paper.

Organisers of Invited Sessions should submit proposals indicating:

  • Title of the session
  • A brief 2-3 paragraph summary for the Organized Session explaining the goal of the Organized Session and the overarching themes of the submitted papers
  • Optional list of topics and authors (including their affiliations).

Proposals will be evaluated, and organizers will be informed of the outcome. Once accepted, the invited session will be publicized in our ICRS website together with the invited session code, so prospective authors can submit.

Papers will undergo the same review process as regular papers. If, at the end of the review process, fewer than four papers are accepted, the technical program committee may distribute the accepted papers to other relevant sessions.

Proposals shall be submitted to Prof. Jian ZHU at zhujian@cuhk.edu.cn


Participants are invited to hold a half day workshops on topics relevant to social robotics. Proposals on workshops will be considered by the organizing committee. Interested participants shall contact  qianxy@ustb.edu.cn for proposal submission.


Social robot designs from practitioners from any discipline, and in any format, and designs, prototypes, performances or demos selected by the organizing committee will be invited for exhibition during the conference.

Proposals shall be submitted to Prof. Amit Pandey at amit.kr.pandey@gmail.com


Participants who would like to exhibit their relevant products during the conference site should submit a summary describing the demonstration. Exhibition space will be allocated to those approved by the ICSR 2024 organizing committee.

Proposals shall be submitted to Yan WU at wuy@i2r.a-star.edu.sg


Authors can submit the complete manuscripts in PDF format following Springer’s author’s guidelines either for LaTex or Word for the preparation of their manuscripts. Full manuscript should be of 10 pages, references included. All papers will be refereed by the program committee. The Proceedings of ICSR 2024 will be published by Springer International Publishing as part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series (LNAI), a topical subseries of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). The proceedings of the conference are indexed by SpringerLink and Scopus.




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