International Conference on Speech and Computer


International conference on interactive collaborative robotics (icr 2016)

The 1st International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Robotics is a satellite event of the International Conference on Speech and Computer and attracts researchers in the area of human-robot interaction, social robotics and collaborative robotics.

Venue: Budapest, Hungary, August 24-26, 2016



The conference is organized by:

  • St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Science (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg, Russia)
  • Munich University of Technology (TUM, Munich, Germany)
  • Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics (TUSUR, Tomsk, Russia)


  • Assistive robots
  • Child-robot interaction
  • Collaborative robotics
  • Educational robotics
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Medical robotics
  • Robotic mobility systems
  • Robots at home
  • Robot control and communication
  • Social robotics
  • Safety robot behavior

Programme committee

  • Andrey Ronzhin, SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg, Russia (General Conference Co-Chair)
  • Gerhard Rigoll, Munich University of Technology, Munich, Germany (General Conference Co-Chair)
  • Roman Meshcheryakov, TUSUR, Tomsk, Russia (General Conference Co-Chair)
  • Geza Nemeth, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary (Organising Committee Chairman)
  • Igor Kalyaev, Kalyaev Scientific Research Institute of Multiprocessor Computer System, Taganrog, Russia
  • Alexey Kashevnik, SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Gerhard Kraetzschmar, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Sankt Augustin, Germany
  • Dongheui Lee, Munich University of Technology, Munich, Germany
  • Vladmir Pavlovkiy, Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, Moscow, Russia
  • Viacheslav Pshikhopov, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
  • Yulia Sandamirskaya, Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Jesus Savage, University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Hooman Samani, National Taipei University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Evgeny Shandarov, TUSUR, Tomsk, Russia

Submission of papers

Authors are invited to submit a full paper not exceeding 10 pages formatted in the LNCS style (see below). Those accepted will be presented either orally or as posters. The decision on the presentation format will be based upon the recommendation of three independent reviewers. The authors are asked to submit their papers using the on-line submission system selecting topic "Interactive collaborative robotics".

Papers submitted to ICR 2016 must not be under review by any other conference or publication during the ICR review cycle, and must not be previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere.

The paper format for the review has to be the PDF file with all required fonts included. Upon notification of acceptance, speakers will receive further information on submitting their camera-ready and electronic sources (for detailed instructions on the final paper format see


Camera-ready papers for ICR-2016 must be up to 10 pages long. The camera-ready paper submission deadline is 1st June 2016.

All authors are kindly asked to follow the Springer LNCS author formatting guidelines for the preparation of their manuscripts. The Author Guidelines document summarizes how a proceedings paper should be structured, how elements (headings, figures, references) should be formatted using our predefined styles, etc. It also gives some insight on how a paper will be typeset at Springer.

Users of LaTeX

Authors who wish to use LaTeX for the preparation of their manuscript should download the corresponding support file available by Springer and check the included readme.txt file for further instructions.

Users of MS Word

Production of the camera-ready paper will be a much smoother process if authors make use of the available MS Word template, which incorporates all the recommended formatting guidelines:

  • Template supporting MS Office 2007/2010 Word

Copyright form

Each contribution must be accompanied by a Springer copyright form, a so-called 'Consent to Publish' form. Authors will be asked to transfer the copyright of the paper to Springer. This will ensure the widest possible protection and dissemination of information under copyright laws.

  • One author may sign on behalf of all of the authors of a particular paper. In this case, the author signs for and accepts responsibility for releasing the material on behalf of any and all co-authors.
  • Modified forms are not acceptable.
  • The “Title of the Contribution” (i.e., paper title) and the List of Authors should match exactly the title and the list of authors of the paper.
  • Machine-typed signatures and digital signatures are NOT acceptable by Springer.


Authors of accepted papers are requested to submit their final, camera-ready papers, for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings, by 1st June 2016, via the Easychair system:

1.Final source files (MS Word in DOC/DOCX or LaTeX (zip, including figures and specific style files (not included in CTAN) if used) of the paper.

2.Final PDF file corresponding exactly to the final source files.

3.A scanned copy of a filled in and signed Springer Copyright Form as a PDF file.


ICR Proceedings will be published by Springer as a book in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series listed in all major citation databases such as DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC, COMPENDEX. SPECOM/ICR Proceedings are included in the list of forthcoming proceedings for August 2016. 

ICR 2016 conference proceedings - LNAI 9812 is now available online. You can access the online version at here.

Important dates

April  15, 2016 ........... Submission of full papers

May   15, 2016 .......... Notification of acceptance

June  01, 2016 .......... Final papers (camera ready) and registration

August 24-26, 2016 ........ Conference date

The contributions to the conference will be published in proceedings that will be made available to participants at the time of the conference.

Conference fees

The сonference is a satellite event of SPECOM conference and there is one single fee for the all SPECOM events. The conference fee information is located on the conference web. 


The ICR сonference and the SPECOM conference will be organized in the Aquincum Hotel Budapest, Hungary (

Budapest, “the pearl of the Danube” is one of the truly historic European capitals with its past stretching back over one thousand years. The picturesque bridges spanning the river Danube, the Castle Hill, the churches and architecture, the sculptures, the wooded hills, the Hungarian cuisine and wine, and the warm hospitality of Hungarian people all ensure that no guest can leave here without longing to return.


The organising committee has arranged accommodation for reasonable prices in the conference hotel and other hotels, which are situated near the city center. The rooms with sufficient discount are reserved for the conference days.


All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:


ICR 2016 Secretariat:



Fax: ICR 2016 сonference

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