[robotics-worldwide] Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Pioneer Workshop 2009 -- deadline extended

Alan Richard Wagner alanwags at cc.gatech.edu
Mon Sep 29 21:14:34 PDT 2008

Apologies for cross postings. 

The deadline has been extended until Oct. 15. 

Historically the workshop has attempted to provide travel grants and accommodations for participants.


Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Pioneer Workshop 2009
March 10, 2009
4th Human-Robot Interaction Conference (HRI2009)
March 11-13, 2009 - San Diego, CA, 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 2009
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 fourth
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.
Workshop 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 2009, in San Diego in conjunction
with the HRI 2009 Conference. Potential participants are encouraged to
submit an abstract of their current research, a statement of motivation,
and a letter of recommendation by October 1, 2008 (see the webpage
http://www.hripioneers.org/hri09/ for more details about the
application. 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:
15 October 2008 - Application Deadline
19 November 2008 - Notification of acceptance
10 March 2009 - HRI Pioneer Workshop
11-13 March 2009 - HRI 2009 Conference
Alan Wagner, Georgia Tech, USA (chair)
Emily Mower, USC, USA
Rosemarijn Looije, TNO, the Netherlands
Maxim Makatchev, CMU, USA
Marek Michalowski, CMU, USA
For more information, please visit the following website:

Kind regards,

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