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December 3-7, 2023

15th International Conference on Social Robotics

Under the Patronage of the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs,
H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani

Human-Robot Collaboration: Sea, Air, Land, Space and Cyberspace

The 15th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2023) will bring together researchers and practitioners working on the interaction between humans and intelligent robots and on the integration of social robots into our society.  ICSR 2023 will take place in Doha as a face-to-face conference on December 3-7, 2023. This will be the first time that the conference will be hosted in Qatar and in the Middle East and North Africa region. 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.

The ICSR2022 organizing committee has decided to hold the ICSR as a traditional in-person conference . Virtual attendance may also be an option for the general audience, who have Covid-travel restrictions by their organization or do not feel comfortable participating in large gatherings. However, it is strong encouraged for presenters, invited speakers, and workshop organizers to be present in person .For any exceptional cases, please, write an email to icsr23@qu.edu.qa. All accepted papers must be supported by a full Conference Registration (“in person”) paid by the corresponding author. Each full Conference Registration will support up to one paper. If authors have another paper (max 2 papers), they must pay an extra fee as detailed in the “Registration Page”.

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 as well as distinguished studies and projects pertaining the social robotics and its interaction and impact in our society. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Affective and cognitive sciences for socially interactive robots
  • AI for social robotics
  • Context awareness, expectation, and intention understanding
  • Control architectures for social robotics
  • Human augmentation, rehabilitation, and medical robots
  • Interaction and collaboration among robots, humans, and environments
  • Personal robots for the home
  • 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
  • Social cognition for social robots
  • Socially appealing design methodologies
  • Teleoperation, telepresence and remote interaction


ICSR 2023 Conference Details and Opportunities

Special Sessions

The ICSR 2022 Technical Programme will include Special Sessions. Their objective is to complement the regular program with new and/or emerging topics of particular interest. Proposals will be evaluated, and organizers will be informed of the outcome. Once accepted, the special session will be publicized in ICRS website together with invited session code, so prospective authors can submit. Papers will undergo the same review process as regular papers.

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


Participants are invited to hold workshops on topics relevant to social robotics. Proposals on workshops will be considered by the organizing committee.


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.


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 2023 organising committee. Interested participants shall contact the organising committee, by sending an email to icsr23@qu.edu.qa


The Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2022) will be published by Springer International Publishing as part of theLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series (LNAI). The proceedings of the conference are indexed by SpringerLink and Scopus.

Important Dates (all at 23.59 CEST)

Paper submission

September 1, 2023

Paper notification

October 6, 2023


December 4 and 7, 2023

Conference Talks

December 5-6, 2023


December 3-7, 2023

Workshop Proposal Submission

October 31, 2023

Workshop Proposal Notification

November 7, 2023

Competition submission

October 13, 2023

Competition Notification

October 27, 2023

Final Camera-Ready Paper Submission

October 15, 2023