International Conference on Speech and Computer


The 2nd International Conference on interactive collaborative robotics (icr 2017)

The 2nd International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Robotics attracts researchers in the area of human-robot interaction, social robotics and collaborative robotics.

Venue: Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK, September 12-16, 2017



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 2017 is a sattelite event of the International Conference on Speech and Computer organized by University of Hertfordshire (UH, Hatfield, UK)



  • 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)
  • Iosif Mporas, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK (Organising Committee Chair)
  • Kaspar Althoefer,  King's College London, UK
  • Christos Antonopoulos, Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece, Greece
  • Igor Kalyaev, Scientific Research Institute of Multiprocessor Computer System, Taganrog, Russia
  • Alexey Kashevnik, SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Stasinos Konstantopoulos, IIT Demokritos, Athens, Greece
  • Gerhard Kraetzschmar, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Sankt Augustin, Germany
  • Dongheui Lee, Munich University of Technology, Munich, Germany
  • Salvatore Livatino, University of Hertfordshire, UK
  • Katrin Lohan, Heriot-Watt University, UK
  • Thrishantha Nanayakkara, King's College London, UK
  • Vladmir Pavlovkiy, Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, Moscow, Russia
  • Viacheslav Pshikhopov, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
  • Hooman Samani, National Taipei University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Yulia Sandamirskaya, Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Jesus Savage, University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Evgeny Shandarov, TUSUR, Tomsk, Russia
  • Lev Stankevich, SPbPU, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Patricia Vargas, Heriot Watt University, UK
  • Nikos Voros, TEI of Western Greece, Antirion, Greece
  • Sara Chaychian, University of Hertfordshire, UK

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 2017 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 2nd June 2017.

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.

Copyright form


Authors of accepted papers are requested to submit their final, camera-ready papers, for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings, by 2nd June 2017, 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. ICR Proceedings are included in the list of forthcoming proceedings for September 2017. 

ICR-2016, Budapest, Hungary, LNAI 9812

After the Conference, authors of the selected high quality papers will be invited to submit extended papers for inclusion in Special Issues and regular issues of following high-impact international academic journals:
- SPIIRAS Proceedings

- International Journal of Embedded and Real-Time Communication Systems (IJERTCS). Special Issue On: System Design for Interactive Collaborative Robotics.


Free online access to the electronic proceedings of ICR-2017 International Conference – Springer LNAI vol. 10459 is available for 4 weeks (since September), you can access it here

Important dates

April  15, 2017 ............ Submission of full papers (final deadline)

May   22, 2017 ............ Notification of acceptance (extended)

June 09, 2017 ............ Final papers (camera ready) and registration (extended)

September 12-16, 2017 ........... 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 2017 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 conference will be organized at the College Lane Campus of the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK ( Hatfield is located at the North part of Greater London, just 20 minutes by train from Central London. It is easily accessible from the Kings Cross/ St. Pancras London stations as well as from several airports (Heathrow, Stansted, Luton).


Where to find us:

Location of Hertfordshire county (PDF - 4.7 Mb)

Location of campus in Hatfield (PDF - 0.48 Mb)

College Lane campus map (PDF - 0.56 Mb)

Currency Info:

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Local Transportation

UNO runs local buses throughout Hertfordshire and into North London, and fast, direct links to and from the University of Hertfordshire:

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


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