20th International Conference on Speech and Computer


The 3rd International Conference on interactive collaborative robotics (icr 2018)

The 3rd International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Robotics attracts researchers in the area of human-robot interaction, social robotics and collaborative robotics.

Venue: Leipzig, Germany, September 18-22, 2018

WWW: http://specom.nw.ru/icr2018


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)

ICR 2018 is a satellite event of the International Conference on Speech and Computer organized by Leipzig University of Telecommunications (HfTL, Leipzig, Germany)



  • 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

  • Roman Meshcheryakov, Russia (Co-Chair)
  • Gerhard Rigoll, Germany (Co-Chair)
  • Andrey Ronzhin, Russia (Co-Chair)
  • Christos Antonopoulos, Greece
  • Branislav Borovac, Serbia
  • Sara Chaychian, UK
  • Ivan Ermolov, Russia
  • Oliver Jokisch, Germany
  • Dimitrios Kalles, Greece
  • Igor Kalyaev, Russia
  • Alexey Kashevnik, Russia
  • Gerhard Kraetzschmar, Germany
  • Dongheui Lee, Germany
  • Iosif Mporas, UK
  • Vladmir Pavlovkiy, Russia
  • Viacheslav Pshikhopov, Russia
  • Mirko Rakovic, Serbia
  • Yulia Sandamirskaya, Switzerland
  • Jesus Savage, Mexico
  • Hooman Samani, Taiwan
  • Evgeny Shandarov, Russia
  • Lev Stankevich, Russia
  • Tilo Strutz, Germany
  • Sergey Yatsun, Russia

Invited Speakers

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 (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=specom2018) selecting topic "Interactive collaborative robotics".

Papers submitted to ICR 2018 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 http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).


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. ICR Proceedings are included in the list of forthcoming proceedings for September 2018.

Important dates

May 02, 2018 ............ Submission of full papers (final deadline)

May 30, 2018 ............ Notification of acceptance (extended)

June 15, 2018 ............ Final papers (camera ready) and early registration (extended)

September 18-22, 2018 ........... Conference dates

The contributions to the conference will be published in proceedings that will be made available to participants at the time of the ICR 2018 conference.

Conference fees

The ICR conference 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.


Leipzig University of Telecommunications | Hochschule fuer Telekommunikation Leipzig (HfTL), Audimax Lecture Hall (Hoersaal C), Gustav-Freytag-Street 43, 04277 Leipzig, Germany.


Recommendable 4-star hotel within 400m walking distance (single from 80 €/double from 94 €) is: https://www.leonardo-hotels.com/leonardo-hotel-residenz-leipzig. Also there are many hotel options in Leipzig from 30..40 € (easily bookable via the usual websites), some in walking distance but most of them by 15 min. tram from centre.


All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:

ICR 2018 Secretariat:


E-mail: specom@iias.spb.su

Fax: ICR 2018 сonference

web site: http://specom.nw.ru/icr2018