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Dear Socnetters,

this is a friendly reminder for our *Topical Issue on Social Reception of
Humanoid Robots*
which will be published on *Paladyn. Journal of Behavioral Robotics*
We would like to kindly invite you to consider submitting your work to this
thematic issue. For more details please visit the Topical Issue website at

*Paladyn. Journal of Behavioral Robotics*
 is a fully peer-reviewed journal that publishes original, high-quality
research on topics broadly related to neuronally and psychologically
inspired robots and other behaving autonomous systems. The journal offers
fair and constructive peer review, no space constraints, free
services, fast publication of accepted papers, extensive post-publication
promotion and long-time preservation of published articles. The journal is
published in open access model. As a result, both authors and readers can
benefit from all the advantages of open access publication* for free. *



*Topical Issue on Social Reception of Humanoid Robots *

* Guest Editors: **Peter Gloor*, MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, USA
* Aleksandra Przegalinska*, Kozminski University, Poland / MIT Center for
Collective Intelligence, USA
* Francesca Grippa*, Northeastern University, USA
* Andrea Fronzetti Colladon*, Tor Vergata University of Rome, Italy / MIT
Center for Collective Intelligence, USA


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Humanoid robots, similar to bots, perform certain activities as a
substitute for humans, with the goal to imitate human behavior. The Turing
test is an experiment that was conceived as a way of determining the
machine's ability to use natural language and indirectly to prove its
ability to think in a way similar to humans. With this collection of
papers, we hope to fill the gap in HCI (Human Computer Interaction)
research, which has not yet paid attention to the socio-cognitive nature of
human-humanoid interaction, especially in the context of building a shared
work environment. This Special Issue aims at exploring also philosophical
questions about the boundaries of humanity, as well as issues concerning
Searle's “Chinese room” paradox redefined in the context of machine
learning, deep-learning and development of complex aware systems with a
broadly defined humanoid interface

The topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to:

#  Papers presenting qualitative and quantitative methodologies of
measuring human-machine interaction.
#  Affective computing applied in assessing humanoid bots’ and robots’
interaction with humans.
#  Text mining and natural language processing as well as social network
analysis tools related to measuring and accessing human-machine
interaction. Neural network based humanoid agents and their interaction
capacities with humans.
#  Business-oriented papers (including such topics as: artificial
intelligence supporting business processes, humanoid machines performance
in a workplace in the company).
#  Exploring the topic of human robot cooperation and trust.

Authors are requested to submit their *full revised version of papers to
the Topical Issue complying the general scope of the journal*. The
submitted papers will undergo the standard peer-review process before they
can be accepted. Notification of acceptance will be communicated as we
progress with the review process.

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Before submission authors should carefully read the Instructions for Authors
All submissions to the Topical Issue must be made electronically via online
submission system Editorial Manager
All manuscripts will undergo the standard peer-review process (single
blind, at least two independent reviewers). When entering your submission
via online submission system please choose the option “*TI on Social
Reception of Humanoid Robots”*.

Submissions for the Topical Issue are now open.
*The deadline for submission is 15 December 2018* but individual papers
will be reviewed and published online on an ongoing basis.

*Contributors to the Topical Issue will benefit from:*
  + Fair and constructive peer review provided by experts in the field
  + *No space constraints*
  + *NO submission and publication FEES*
  + Convenient, web-based paper submission and tracking system – Editorial
  + Free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions
  + Fast online publication of articles (continuous publication model)
  + Open Access to your article for all interested readers
  + *SCOPUS* indexing
  + *Long-time preservation* (articles archived in Portico)
  + Extensive post-publication promotion

We are looking forward to your submission.
If you have any question, please contact us at [log in to unmask] (Dr
Aleksandra Przegalińska, lead GE) or [log in to unmask] (Dr
Justyna Żuk, ME of Paladyn. JBR).

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