Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction (IJTHI)


Special Issue On: Robotics in Human Resource Management

Submission Due Date
7/5/2021

Guest Editors
Dr. S. Balamurugan (Leading Guest Editor)
Senior Member IEEE
ACM Distinguished Speaker
Founder & Chairman, Albert Einstein Engineering and Research Labs (AEER Labs), Coimbatore, TamilNadu, India.
Vice Chairman of Renewable Energy Society of India (RESI)
balamurugan@ieee.org ; sbnbala@gmail.comdr.balamurugan@ircsresearch.com

Introduction
The growing complexity of business challenges is being faced by the HR departments every day impacting the organization’s bottom line and long term business goals. The automation of HR processes results in completing the perennial jobs in time to manage the HR processes in a more efficient way which makes us realize a multitude of benefits. The use of Robots creates a less stressful environment for the HR professionals escalating the organization’s productivity, saving money, and freeing up time for the HR professionals to act as a pathfinder more than a task assigner. Overall uniting the innovative abilities of HR professionals with Robotics will empower the organization.

Objective
Today’s business depends on digitally transforming HR processes which change the way its operations work attaining better business and people outcomes. Robots have made their way into the world which snags up repetitive and predictable tasks such as posting on social networking sites regularly about the job roles, communication between HR’s with the candidates and clients regarding schedules and meetings which can be automated using software’s that does the magic giving way for HR people to be more focused on centric functions like Policy Implementation, Employee Retention, and Talent Development. The major purpose of this call for paper is to discuss the importance and benefits of using robotics in HR management that gives way for a future where automation and robotics streamline operations enhancing their contribution to the overall business goals. Robotics has become a part of our lives from listening to music up to placing an order online. Human Resources would never be an exception. Human resource departments, during the on boarding process, tend to get engulfed in huge amounts of documents, which as a result would become a colossal task for HR managers which increase the odds of unintended errors and typos. This could be reduced by using robots to process the data in no time. The major challenges of HR include adaptability of employees to changes, time management, and safety issues which could be automated to lead the organization to the path of success. Certain tasks like working with heavy machinery can be delegated to the robots so that accidents and injury to humans can be prevented. Due to the emerging challenges, instead of being a strategic asset to the organization HR’s are being impeded in tracking and locating data’s using manual methods. Robotics has made all these processes simple and accurate outperforming the human counterpart. Robotics has many other applications like sourcing apps, on-boarding applications, employee service, and coaching applications integrated with AI for a faster engagement of activities. Using robotics in HR management can also be a great start for training candidates through virtual classes, describing their roles and responsibilities, daily duties, reminders, schedules, and meetings which make the workplace much better. Regardless of people getting replaced by robots, there will always be a need for HR to oversee the work of robots to ensure optimum efficiency.

Recommended Topics
•Role of robotics in creating employment opportunities
•Data analytics to enhance the HR processes for an error-free system
•AI for Induction and strategic training of employees with current trends and updates
•The Upswing of Robots- a harbinger to the HR department
•Robotics to track and analyze prodigious data reducing time consumption
•Robotics in leveraging the tasks of HR for increased productivity
•Robotics, a collaboration of Human-Machine interaction in escalating the HR functions
•Automation for Digitalizing the Recruitment process creating a user-friendly hiring
•Network oriented data processing in the HR department through automation
•Robotics in amalgamating the Artificial and Human Intelligence in initiating new thoughts and ideas for managing the Human Resource.
•Robotics- a gateway to people analytics helping in employee development
•Impact of Robotics in leading corporate social responsibility

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Robotics in Human Resource Management on or before 7/05/2021. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Dr. S. Balamurugan
Leading Guest Editor
International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction
balamurugan@ieee.org

Special Issue On: Artificial Intelligence enabled Social Robotics in Human Care Services

Submission Due Date
1/31/2023

Guest Editors
Sandeep Kautish, LBEF Campus Kathmandu (APUTI Malaysia), Nepal, (sandeep.kautish@lbef.edu.np)

Gaurav Dhiman, Government Bikram College of Commerce, India, (gdhiman0001@gmail.com)

Introduction
Social robots are robots that can interact socially with humans. As social robots and the artificial intelligence (AI) that powers them become more advanced, they will likely take on more social and work roles. There is a variety of ways where social robots can be engaged in human life and they can leave an impact in terms of ease of use, productivity, and human support. Social robots can appear to express and perceive human emotions and can communicate with us using “high-level dialogue and natural cues”, such as gaze and gestures. The interactivity and receptivity of social robots can encourage humans to form social relationships with them. They have been studied from different disciplinary backgrounds (psychology, engineering, industry) and put into action in different domains (e.g., health, children, manufacturing) to research their applicability in real-life social interactions. Over the most recent decades, research in the field of social robotics has considerably grown. There are a growing number of different types of robots, and their roles within society are expanding little by little. Robots endowed with social abilities aim to be used for assisting people in a wide range of activities, from domestic to service tasks up to educational and medical assistance. In the future, if it were possible to interact with robots in a natural way, they could be used to enhance the quality of our daily life and, indeed, become the next generation of interfaces for enabling humans to interact with smart environments via the Internet of Things (IoT), a currently fashionable topic that aims to connect different devices via network enabling them to exchange data. Most previous service robots have been designed to perform non-interactive and physical services such as cleaning, surveillance, delivery, etc. But now robots are intended to perform socially intelligent and interactive services like reception, guidance, emotional companionship, medical intervention, and so on, which makes social human-robot interaction essential to help improve aspects of quality of life, as well as to improve the efficiency of human-care services.

Objective
This special issue aims to encourage researchers to address recent advances in the latest technologies, new research results, and developments in the area of social robotics and Artificial Intelligence and the latest developments in the field and future directions which can be beneficial to human society. especially human care services.

Recommended Topics
  • AI for social robotics
  • Social dialogue generation for human-care services
  • Short/long-term behavior recognition for social human-robot interaction
  • Human intention reading based on social knowledge
  • Social expression and interactive behaviors
  • Social task modeling and management
  • Social mediation between humans and robots
  • Elderly care and monitoring
  • Child care and monitoring
  • Affective and cognitive sciences for socially interactive robots
  • Context awareness, expectation, and intention understanding
  • Control architectures for social robotics
  • Human augmentation, rehabilitation, and medical robots
  • Interaction and collaboration among robots, humans, and environments
  • Personal robots for the home
  • Challenges with reproducing human–human interaction findings in human–robot settings;
  • Robot applications in education, entertainment, and gaming
  • Robot ethics in human society
  • Comparative case studies of social robot use
  • Robots to assist the elderly and persons with disabilities
  • Robots with personality
  • Safety in robots working in human spaces
  • Socially assistive robots to improve quality of life
  • Social acceptance and impact in the society
  • Social cognition for social robots
  • Socially appealing design methodologies
  • Teleoperation, telepresence and remote interaction


Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Artificial Intelligence enabled Social Robotics in Human Care Services on or before January 31st, 2023. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations. This is a full open access journal. Authors of manuscripts that are accepted to publish in this special issue will be expected to pay the article processing charge.

Open Access Resources:

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Sandeep Kautish
Guest Editor
sandeep.kautish@lbef.edu.np

Gaurav Dhiman
Guest Editor
gdhiman0001@gmail.com

International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction (IJTHI)