[robotics-worldwide] Final CFP: HRI 2010 -Young Pioneer's Workshop

Ja-Young Sung jsung at gatech.edu
Wed Dec 16 11:14:43 PST 2009


2nd CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Young Pioneers Workshop 2010
March 2, 2010

5th Human-Robot Interaction Conference (HRI20109)
March 3-5, 2010 - OSAKA, JAPAN

http://www.hripioneers.org/

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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-robot interaction practitioners are students or recently 
graduated. This workshop, to be held in conjunction with the HRI 2010 
conference, aims to bring together graduate students to present their 
current research to an audience of their peers in a setting that is less 
formal and more interactive than the main HRI conference; to talk about 
the important issues in their field; and to hear about what their 
colleagues are doing. Participants are encouraged to actively engage and 
form relationships with others by discussing fundamental topics in HRI 
and by engaging in hands-on group activities.

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WORKSHOP FORMAT:

The format of the workshop will have:
1)	participants presenting their work in short talks and poster session.
2)	hearing from senior researchers in the field about career guidance.
3)	meeting in small group sessions to design a HRI experiment.

The workshop will take place in March 2010, in Osaka, Japan in 
conjunction with the HRI 2010 Conference. Potential participants are 
encouraged to submit an abstract of their current research, a statement 
of motivation, and a letter of recommendation by Friday, December 18, 
2009. See the webpage http://www.hripioneers.org for more details about 
the application. Please limit abstracts to 800 words.

We plan to accept approximately 20 graduate students to the workshop. 
Participants will hear short presentations on current research from 6 
selected participants, with time allotted for questions and discussion 
after each of these talks. Participants not invited to give an oral 
presentation will participate in an interactive poster session. A panel 
of senior HRI researchers from both academia and industry will provide 
career guidance in an interactive question and answer session. The 
discussions will continue over lunch in smaller groups. In the 
afternoon, a hands-on breakout session will involve small group projects 
in which participants will investigate how to design a HRI experiment. 
Afterward, the groups will present a summary to the entire workshop.

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Important Dates:

18 December 2009 - Application Deadline
11 January 2010 - Notification of acceptance
2 March 2010 - HRI Pioneer Workshop
3-5 March 2010 - HRI 2009 Conference

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Organizers:

Kate Tsui, Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
Henriette Cramer, Mobile Life Centre, Sweden
Dr. Osawa Hirotaka, Keio Univ., Japan
Min Kyung Lee, Carnegie Mellon, USA
Laurel Riek, Univ. of Cambridge, UK
Dr. Satoru Satake, ATR, Japan
Dr. Kristen Stubbs, iRobot, USA
Ja-Young Sung, Georgia Tech, USA


For more information, please visit the following website:
http://www.hripioneers.org




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