[robotics-worldwide] CFP - HRI2007 Video Session

Takayuki Kanda kanda at atr.jp
Tue Nov 21 23:49:09 PST 2006

Call For Video Submission
Human Robot Interaction Caught On Film
The Human Robot Interaction 2007 conference (http://hri2007.org/) will host
a video session, in which movies of interesting, important, illustrative, or
humorous HRI research moments will be shown. We invite videos related to all
aspects of human-robot interaction. Robots and humans do not always behave
as expected and the results can be entertaining and even enlightening -
therefore instances of failures will also be considered. We invite all
researchers in the HRI area to share their best videos that may have been
taken accidentally or intentionally.
A panel of your peers will review video submissions. Besides the importance
of the lessons learned and the novelty of the situation, the entertainment
value will be judged.

Each video must be accompanied by a 200-word abstract that describes the
video. The video itself must be self-explanatory for the HRI-2007 conference
audience. The use of voice-over, subtitles or introduction slides is
recommended to prepare the audience for the video.

The selected videos will be published in the conference proceedings (CD-ROM)
and in the ACM digital library. The authors of the selected videos should
plan to attend the conference and will be given a moment to explain the

The video material should be of the highest available quality. The video
should preferably not be scaled down or compressed. The preferred video
format (codec) is standard DV in either the PAL or the NTSC standard. The
video container may be AVI or Quicktime. The maximum length is 3 minutes.
The length of the credits at the end is limited to three seconds.
Upload the videos to the anonymous FTP server at ftp://home.bartneck.de.
Upload them to the directory "incoming". A small ftp tutorial is available
at http://www.bartneck.de/conference/hri2007. The filename should correspond
to the name of the author, such as JohnDoe.avi. In addition, an email with
the movie's title, contact details for all authors, the abstract, a
representative screenshot, and the filename of the submission must be sent
to christoph at bartneck.de. Alternatively, the author can put a video on a web
site and submit the video's URL.
The deadline for submission is JANUARY 4th, 2007. The notice of acceptance
will be send by JANUARY 15th, 2007. Upon acceptance, the authors will have
to submit an ACM release form. Authors' do not need to assign the copyright
to ACM. In addition, the authors must have obtained permission of every
relevant person in the movie for showing the video at the conference and for
distributing the movie in the proceedings and in the ACM digital library.
Alternatively, the people in the movie may be rendered anonymous by visual
effects, such as blurring.

Dr. Takayuki Kanda
Senior research scientist
ATR Intelligent Robotics & Communication Labs.
URL http://www.irc.atr.jp/~kanda/
E-mail: kanda at atr.jp
Tel: +81 774 95 1424  Fax: +81 774 95 1408

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