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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 https://www.degruyter.com/page/1753.

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 language-correction 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. 

http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/pjbr

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Topical Issue on Social Reception of Humanoid Robots
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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

DESCRIPTION
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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.

HOW TO SUBMIT
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Before submission authors should carefully read the 
Instructions for Authors:https://www.degruyter.com/view/supplement/s20814836_Instructions_for_Authors.pdf
All submissions to the Topical Issue must be made electronically via online submission system 
Editorial Manager:http://www.editorialmanager.com/paladyn/
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 Manager
  + 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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