[robotics-worldwide] Call for papers: HRI Pioneer Workshop 2007

Adriana Tapus tapus at usc.edu
Wed Jul 26 11:31:02 PDT 2006

Human-Robot Interction(HRI) Pioneer Workshop 2007
March 8, 2007

part of the 2nd Human-RobotInteraction Conference (HRI2007)
March 9-11, 2007
Washington DC, USA


Workshop Description:

The field of human-robot interaction is new but growing rapidly. While there are now several established researchers in the field, many of the current human-robotic interaction practitioners are students or recently graduated. This workshop, to be held in conjunction with the HRI 2007 conference, aims to bring together this group of researchers to discuss
their work, talk about the important upcoming issues in the field, and hear about what their colleagues are doing. The workshop is the second annual workshop for junior researchers in HRI held in conjunction with the HRI conference. Those who have not attended a previous session are highly encouraged to submit to this workshop.  Previous attendees will be considered for acceptance as well.

Worshop Format:

The format of the workshop will have participants presenting their work in short talks, hearing from an expert in the field on the important problems in HRI, and meeting in small group sessions to discuss common research themes.

The workshop will take place in March 2007, in Washington, DC in conjunction with the HRI 2007 Conference. Potential participants are encouraged to submit an abstract of their current research, a statement of motivation, and a letter of recommendation by 
September 22, 2007 to hri-workshop at media.mit.edu. Please limit abstracts to two pages.

We plan to accept approximately 30 students and young researchers to the workshop. Twelve will be asked to give a brief (10 minute) talk to the workshop about their work. The remainder will be expected to talk about their work during breakout sessions and meals.

Important Dates:

- 22 September 2006 -- Application Deadline
- 15 November 2006 -- Notification of acceptance
- 8 March 2007 -- HRI Pioneer Workshop
- 9-11 March 2007 – HRI 2007 Conference


- Cory D Kidd, MIT Media Lab, USA 
- Adriana Tapus, Interaction Lab, University of Southern California, USA 
- John Lee, Iowa University, USA
- Jennifer Burke, University of South Florida, USA

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