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Alessandra Rossi

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International Conference on Social Robotics

December 4-7, 2023, Doha, Qatar


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The ICSR 2023 Organising Committee invites proposals for Workshops and Tutorials to be held during the 15th International Conference of Social Robotics in Doha, Qatar, from 4 to 7 December 2023. The ICSR conference is a leading forum where state-of-the-art innovative results, the latest developments and future perspectives that are relating to robot and human interactions are presented and discussed. The conference welcomes original contributions describing technically rigorous scientific and research 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 and distinguished studies and projects pertaining social robotics and its interaction and impact in our society.


The theme of this year’s conference is “Human-Robot Collaboration: Sea, Air, Land, Space and Cyberspace”. The theme emphasizes on all physical and cyber-physical domains where humans and robots collaborate.



Deadline: October 13, 2023



Participants are invited to hold workshops on topics relevant to social robotics. We particularly welcome creative, innovative and interactive workshop formats that focus on areas of active research to generate significant discussion and exchange of ideas between participants, as well as interactions between established experts and early-career researchers. We encourage state-of-the-art programs with high level of interest, impact, creativity and innovation that will attract a broad and active audience. Workshops focusing on academia-industry partnership and technology transfer of robotics research are also welcome, with the aim of making connections to fields outside of robotics and/or connect academia to industry.

Organisers of approved workshops and tutorials will be asked to create and maintain a dedicated webpage, which will be used to promote the workshop/tutorial, and disseminate relevant and updated information.


Proposals should include the following information:


      Workshop duration: indicate full or half day

      Workshop format: online, hybrid, or on-site, and tutorial or workshop 

      Organisers: name, affiliation and email of the members of your committee

      Workshop description and objectives: concise description of the content and objectives of the workshop/tutorial

      Intended audience and Plan to solicit participation: describe the intended workshop/tutorial audience, how you plan to solicit participation: (i) ahead of the workshop/tutorial to generate submission and (ii) within the workshop/tutorial in encouraging discussions and exchanges between participants                             

      List of topics:  a bullet list of the topics of interest that will be covered by the workshop/tutorial

      List of invited speakers: list of any invited speakers (if applicable)                                 

      Additional information: any relevant information that could not be captured by the previous sections (e.g. previous workshop organisation)     

The primary criteria in the evaluation of workshop and tutorial proposals will be the timeliness of the topics, the quality, track record, anticipated level of interest, impact, novelty or creativity, and technical background of the presenters.

Submissions should be PDF documents of no more than
3 pages, and they should be sent by email to ics...@qu.edu.qa                                   



The ICSR Workshops and Tutorials are ideal venues for attendees to discuss and exchange ideas that can result into proposals that can be submitted to the programs of Qatar Research, Development, and Innovation (QRDI) Council for potential funding. Here are some of QRDI’s programs.


Qatar Open Innovation

The Qatar Open Innovation (QOI) program connects strategic entities within Qatar (Opportunity Owners), such as government agencies and large local enterprises with a global pool of innovators and technical experts. Innovators stand to obtain funding of up to USD 100,000 to develop, pilot and test their prototypes in collaboration with a strategic entity in Qatar. Through the program, innovators also gain access to new markets, and can obtain support in establishing their business in Qatar or forming official partnerships to help launch or expand their ventures.

More details here: https://connect.qrdi.org.qa/innovation/p


Academic Research Grants

ARG is designed to support investigator-led R&D aimed at generating new knowledge and furthering scientific understanding in topics broadly aligned with any of the national RDI priority areas available at (link). Furthermore, it aims to enhance Qatar’s reputation and contributions to the global stock of knowledge and contribute to the enhancement of capabilities of the research talent pool. Awarded funding budgets are QAR 900,000 (USD 246,561) per year, up to 3 years. At least 80% of the total annual budget and 65% of the effort should be expended inside Qatar.


More details here: https://connect.qrdi.org.qa/scientific-research/p/opportunities/p/19

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