[robotics-worldwide] Call for Papers: RO-MAN 2009 in Toyama, Japan

Yoky Matsuoka yoky at cs.washington.edu
Fri Nov 28 17:26:01 PST 2008

Call for Papers
RO-MAN 2009

Important Dates
Feb. 15 2009 Proposals for special sessions and workshops/tutorials
Feb. 28 2009 Notification of special sessions and workshops/tutorials
Mar. 15 2009 Submission of full-length paper and/or video
Jun. 15 2009 Notification of paper acceptance
Jul. 15 2009 Submission of camera-ready final papers
Sep. 27 -- Oct. 02 2009 Conference and workshop

RO-MAN addresses fundamental issues in coexistence of robots and humans 
from psychological and philosophical aspects over interaction and 
communication mechanisms to technological systems and architectures. 
Authors will have choice of ordinary "oral session" or "interactive oral 
session" that requires 3min. of plenary talk, poster and exhibition of 
robots/systems. Toyama city is located in the center of Japan, and 
surrounded by beautiful nature such as the Japan Sea and Alps. One can 
travel to the three big cities, Tokyo, Osaka, or Nagoya in only a few 
hours by JR train. There are international flights to Seoul, 
Vladivostok, Dalian and Shanghai.

Relevant Topics:
Fundamental Interaction Components
• Auditory cognition: cognition/interpretation of voice, sound, or language
• Haptic interaction
• Motion planning and navigation in the vicinity of humans
• Novel interfaces and interaction modalities
• Robot software architecture and development tool
• Visual sensing and cognition: gesture, posture, face, facial expression

Intelligence and Emotion
• Context awareness and intention understanding
• Knowledge and inference processing
• Machine learning and adaptation in human-robot interaction
• Motivations and emotions in robots

Social/Ethical/Aesthetic Issues
• Evaluation methods and new methodologies
• Human factors and ergonomics in human-robot interaction
• Innovative robot designs for human-robot interaction
• Sociality/personality of robots or virtual characters

Case Studies and Applications
• Androids and other applications
• Assistive robotics for supporting the elderly or people with special needs
• Robotic companions and social robots
• Robots in art, education and entertainment
• Virtual and augmented tele-presence applications

Please see more details at

We look forward to seeing you in Toyama.

General Chair:
     Takanori Shibata
Program Committee Chair:
     Hideki Hashimoto
Publicity Co-Chairs:
     Norihiro Hagita
     Abderrahmane Kheddar
     Joo-Ho Lee
     Yoky Matsuoka

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