Call: ICRESS 2017: The International Conference on Robot Ethics and Safety Standards

Call for Papers

ICRESS 2017: The International Conference on Robot Ethics and Safety Standards
Lisbon, Portugal
20-21 October 2017

Submission of initial papers: 30 June, 2017

The International Conference on Robot Ethics and Safety Standards aims to provide a multidisciplinary forum for discussing the most pressing safety, ethical, legal and societal issues related to the distinct contexts where robotic technology applies. Following the pathway opened by the International Conference on Robot Ethics-ICRE 2015, the present conference will discuss how ethical and safety concerns can be shared by different stakeholders and translated into legal frameworks where technology contributes to a better world while respecting the fundamental humanistic values of society’s civilizational contexts.


  • Autonomy and liability
  • Ethical principles in robotics
  • Defining ethical guidelines for the design, use and operation of robots
  • Enhancement technologies: ethical issues
  • Privacy and the management of personal data
  • Ethical frameworks: Universal or region specific?
  • What does “safety” stand for in robotic systems?
  • Safety standards in robotics – scope and key definitions
  • The role of industry and society in the definition of safety standards
  • Legal frameworks: the main topics to be addressed by legislators

Prospective authors are invited to submit original papers by the 30 June 2017. The papers accepted will be presented at ICRESS 2017 conference and a selection of the best papers will be published by Springer.


30 June – Submission of initial papers
31 July – Notification of paper acceptance
1 September – Final paper submission


All papers must be written in English and submitted electronically in PDF format. Papers submitted to ICRESS 2017 undergo a single-blind review process. Manuscripts will be reviewed by at least two reviewers from the Program Committee. [Follow the link for more details and to submit papers –ML]


Organisations and research groups can promote their robots and robotics research work by participating in the second edition of the exhibition “Nós e os Robots/ Os Robots e Nós” – “Nous et les robots/ Les Robots et Nous”- “We and the Robots/ The Robots and Us” that runs parallel to the conference in the Pavillion’s Exhibition Hall. Participants in the exhibition are not required to submit a paper, though they are required to register.


Why Sponsor ICRESS 2017? Through the promotional material, the image and identity of each Sponsor will reach the international participants and the general public interested in and attending the event. We expect the participation of more than 100 delegates and a strong interest by the public in attending the exhibition. [Follow the link for more details and to submit papers –ML]


General Co-Chairs:
Isabel Aldinhas Ferreira, CF/FL University of Lisbon
João Silva Sequeira, ISR/IST University of Lisbon

Exhibition Chair:
Rodrigo Ventura, ISR/IST University of Lisbon

Cinema Chair:
José Manuel Martins – University of Evora

Local Arrangements Chair:
Sara Vargas, CF/FL, University of Lisbon

Communication and Media Chair:
Miguel Ferreira, Significado Lógico, Lda.


For additional information on paper submissions and for general conference information please contact:

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