ARSO 2018

IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts


Genoa, Italy

About the Conference

IEEE International Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO) will take place in Genova, Italy, from 27 to 28 September 2018.

ARSO is a single track workshop to discuss advanced robotics R&D and its implications to economic and social systems, ARSO 2018 will focus in particular on the impact of AI and AI empowered autonomous systems.

Participants will be world class robotic research scientists, investors and economists, as well as representatives of industry and government.

ARSO’s topics range from traditional Robotics technologies, innovation, socio-economic aspects, but also psychological and philosophical aspects of Human Robot Interaction.

ARSO 2018, will be held in conjunction with IROS 2018 which will be the 1-5 October 2018 in Madrid (Spain).

ARSO started in Nagoya in year 2005, and traveled through Beijing (2006), Hsinchu (2007), Taipei (2008), Tokyo (2009), Seoul (2010), Half Moon Bay, CA (2011), Munich (2012), Tokyo (2013),Evanston (2014), Lyon(2015), Shanghai (2016) and Austin (2017).

Call for Papers

We invite submissions for full papers and abstracts, detailed instructions, latex and word templates, topics and special sessions are provided in the official call. Submissions are managed through paperplaza.

Invited Speakers

We are pleased to announce our keynote speakers:
  • Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California at Berkeley, Californa
  • Sabine Hauert, University of Bristol and RoboHub, UK
and list of invited speakers:
  • Tony Belpaeme, Ghent University and Plymuth University UK
  • Mirko Bordignon, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA, Germany
  • Rinie van Est, Rathenau Instituut and Eindhoven
  • Franco Molteni, Valduce Hospital, Villa Beretta, Rehabilitation Centre, Italy
  • Trevor Maynard, Head of Innovation, Lloyd's, UK
  • Irina Orssich, European Commission Directorate A (AI & Digital Industry), Brussels
  • Laura Convertino, University College London, UK
  • Barbara Bottalico, European Center for law, Science and new Technologies, Univ. of Pavia, Italy
  • Sascha Wischniewski, Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Germany
  • Paolo Borzatta, The European House Ambrosetti, Italy
  • Luca Lattanzi, Research and Innovation, Loccioni, Italy
  • Furio Gramativa & Valerio Gower, Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi, Italy
  • Adrien Malaisé, Inria Nancy - Grand Est France

Additional information on the invited speakers can be found on this page.

Technical Tours

The following technical tours are planned:
  • Visit to highly automated coffee producer (Cellini Group, EKAF SpA)
  • APOTECA robotic system of the Loccioni Group, at the San Martino Hospital – National Institute for Research on Cancer (IST), Genova
  • Robotics Laboratories at Italian Institute of Technology, Genova

Latest News


The official call text is available here. Submissions are closed, notifications of acceptance will be sent on June 1June 8.


Registration is open, early registration closes on the 15th 23rd of July.. Follow the link here.


Checkout ARSO program and our invited speakers. Follow the link here.

Important dates


December 1st, 2017 - CFP

April 3rd, 2018 - paper submission

June 1stJune 8th, 2018 - author notification

July 1st, 2018 - camera ready

July 15 July 23th, 2018 - advanced registration


September 27th-28>th, 2018