Call for papers, Posters, Workshops, and Artworks

We invite submissions for research contributions with clear topical focus on the conference topic and offer discussions of aspects of social robotics written for interdisciplinary research discussion, from the point of view of one or more (but not limited to) the following disciplines: Philosophy (ontology, philosophy of mind and cognitive science, epistemology and knowledge representation, political philosophy, and philosophy of technology, also in culturally comparative perspective), Anthropology Psychology, Political Science, Law, Economy, Sociology, Cognitive Science, Communication Studies, Linguistics, Interaction Studies, Robotics, Computer Science, Engineering, Art. 

Please note:

  • Robophilosphy is defined as "philosophy of, for, and by social robotics", so the focus of any submission should be on social robotics, not on (unembodied) AI.
  • All and only papers presented at the conference are published in the Conference Proceedings. It is thus not possible to present a research talk at RP2022, but submit the paper somewhere else, or to submit a paper to the RP Proceedings that was not presented at the conference.  However, papers that have max. 30% overlap with the (rather short) papers published in the RP Proceedings can be submitted elsewhere.

Topical focus for papers, posters, workshops and artworks

  • Robots and social institutions in general
  • Robots and law, policing
  • Robots in healthcare
  • Robots and art
  • Robots in education
  • Robots and social justice
  • Social roles and norms for robots
  • Institutional design in light of AI and robots
  • Institutional robotics
  • Robots as social construction workers
  • Socio-political challenges of robotization in social institutions, e.g., changes in political legimitation, changes in power distributions, e.g., across the political, economic, and financial sector
  • Methods of policy making, e.g., the role of the Humanities for research-based policy proposals, necessary changes in the self-conception and research methods of the Humanities
  • Intercultural philosophy of robotics, with focus on the conference topic
  • Conceptual tools for academia-policy dialogue and interdisciplinary research, e.g., analytical and hermeneutic categories from social ontology, epistemology, metaphysics, or ethics redefined for concrete application adddressing the conference topic.


Submission of Abstracts for Research Papers

We invite extended abstracts with references (min. 1000 words, max. 2000 words, excluding references) for research papers on the themes listed above.

Deadline: January 31, 2022

Formatting and submission:  please see 'Submissions'

Paper versions of accepted research presentations will be published in the Proceedings after the conference only if the research presentation has been held at the conference (obvious exceptions apply), and vice versa, research presentations cannot be based on papers published elsewhere.

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Submission of Proposals for Workshops and Panels

We invite proposals for workshops and panels (1000-3000 words, describing topic, format, and speakers). Workshops will take 90- 180 minute slots, depending on the proposal and on availability of slots in the final program. Panels will take two-hour slots and, like the other submitted papers, should directly address the workshop theme. The format for workshops is free.

Deadline: January 15, 2022  

Formatting and submission:  please see Submissions

Paper versions of accepted workshops will be published in the Proceedings after the conference only if the workshop has been held at the conference (obvious exceptions apply).


Submission of Abstracts for Posters and Art Installations/Performances

We invite abstracts (1000 words) for posters and for art installations or performances.

Deadline: January 15, 2022  for abstracts for Art Installations/Performances, January 31 for Poster abstracts.  

Formatting and submission:  please see Submissions

Paper versions of accepted poster presentations will be published in the Proceedings after the conference only if the research presentation has been held at the conference (obvious exceptions apply).