[robotics-worldwide] FINAL CALL: 4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI'09)

Aude Billard aude.billard at epfl.ch
Wed Sep 10 14:26:09 PDT 2008


4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI'09) 


March 11-13, 2009, San Diego, CA

Website Open for Submission

Submit your paper through the http://www.precisionconference.com/~hri website. All authors will be invited and are strongly encouraged to participate in the review process.

The 4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI 2009) is dedicated to the advancement of natural human-robot interaction. HRI is a single-track, highly selective annual international conference that seeks to showcase the very best interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research in human-robot interaction with roots in social psychology, cognitive science, HCI, human factors, artificial intelligence, robotics, organizational behavior, anthropology and many more, and we invite broad participation.


Important Dates


15 September 2008: Submission of full papers and tutorial/workshop proposals

01 December 2008:  Submission of videos

12 December 2008: Notification of acceptance

15 December 2008: Submission of late-breaking short papers

12 January, 2009: Final camera-ready papers due

Full and Short Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit all manuscripts in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, archived in the ACM Digital Library, and assigned for either oral or full poster presentation. Authors are also encouraged to submit their late-breaking results for short papers (two pages) which will not appear in the proceedings but which will be presented in a special poster session. Detailed instructions are available on the conference web site: http://www.hri2009.org.


Topics of interest include:


Socially intelligent robots

Robot companions

Lifelike robots

Assistive (health & personal care) robotics

Remote robots

Mixed initiative interaction

Multi-modal interaction

Long term interaction with robots

Awareness and monitoring of humans

Task allocation and coordination

Autonomy and trust

Robot-team learning

User studies of HRI

Experiments on HRI collaboration

Ethnography and field studies

HRI software architectures

HRI foundations

Metrics for teamwork

HRI group dynamics

Individual vs. group HRI

Robot intermediaries

Risks such as privacy or safety

Ethical issues of HR

Organizational/society impact



Video Submission

We invite videos related to all aspects of HRI. Besides the importance of the lessons learned and the novelty of the situation, the entertainment value will be judged. The video itself must be self-explanatory for the audience. The videos will be published in the conference proceedings and archived in the ACM Digital Library.


Tutorials and Workshops

Proposals are sought from those wishing to organize a Tutorial or a Workshop on a HRI-related theme.

Tutorials and Workshops will be held on March 10, one day before the main technical sessions.

General Co-Chairs
Matthias Scheutz, Indiana University
François Michaud, Université de Sherbrooke

HRI 2009 Publicity Committee:
Aude Billard, EPFL

Christine Lisetti, Florida International University
Patrick Rau, Tsinghua University

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