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/history/sites/2018/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 Springer LNCS style. The full paper submission deadline is May 02, 2018 (final deadline).

The authors are asked to submit their papers using EasyChair submission system https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=specom2018.

Papers submitted to ICR-2018 must not be under review by any other conference or publication during the SPECOM 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: http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0


Camera-ready papers for ICR-2018 must be 6-10 pages long. The camera-ready paper submission deadline is 24 June 2018.

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 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 Word

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.

Copyright form

Each contribution must be accompanied by a Springer copyright 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.

1. 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.

2. Modified forms are not acceptable.

3. 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.

4. 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 24 June 2018, 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 2018.

The ICR conference proceedings:

ICR 2018, Leipzig, Germany, September 18–22, 2018:


ICR 2017, Hatfield, UK, September 12-16, 2017:


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


Important dates

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

June 08, 2018 ............ Notification of acceptance (extended)

June 24, 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 and HTWK Nieper-Bau (Nieper Building), Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 134, 04277 Leipzig, Germany (Lecture halls N001-H and N002-S).


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/history/sites/2018/icr2018