Outline and Scope

Recently there is a growing interest in the design, construction and programming of robots for educational purposes. These skills are considered relevant to various fields, such as in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Furthermore, the introduction of the robot in the classroom, at different levels of education and even as extracurricular activity (for instance through robotic competitions), promotes a set of outcomes such as technological fluency, creativity, participation, support, collaboration and cooperation and also improves the social skills.

Other aspect also deserving great importance in the last years is related to the education in the particular field of robotics. Different approaches have been followed for teaching robotics, from the most “traditional” (based in lectures and laboratory classes), to others based on the use of simulators and virtual laboratories.

The purpose of this special session is to bring together roboticists, researchers, engineers, and students, to present and discuss the new developments and innovative aspects in Robotics in Education and to emphasize the exchange of experiences, methodologies and materials to motivate students about Education in Robotics.


Submission of Papers

Authors are invited to submit their full draft papers to this Special Session, in PDF format and up to a maximum of 8 pages, using the URL (https://www.softconf.com/g/clawar2017).

Authors should follow the guidelines of the template available at the paper submission page of the conference web-site by the indicated deadline in the conference web page.


Session Organisers

Hugo Ferreira
Contact Email: hf@lsa.isep.ipp.pt

Manuel Silva
School of Engineering Polytechnic of Porto & INESC TEC, PORTUGAL
Contact Email: mss@isep.ipp.pt


CLAWAR 2017 Conference Key Submission Dates:

01 20 February 2017: Submission of Full Draft Papers (extended)

15 March 2017: Notification of Paper Acceptance

12 April 2017: Submission of Final (accepted) Papers