[robotics-worldwide] HRI Workshop on Social Robotic Telepresence 2011 -- Call for Papers

Gabriella Cortellessa gabriella.cortellessa at istc.cnr.it
Thu Dec 23 03:24:22 PST 2010

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Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Workshop on Social Robotic Telepresence 2011

6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI2011)


** Workshop Description **

Robotic telepresence, also known as telerobotics is a subfield of
telepresence whose aim is to increase presence via embodiment in a robotic
platform. Robotic telepresence can be an effective tool to enhance social
interaction particularly suited to certain groups such as the elderly. The
aim of this workshop is to address various aspects important for social
robotic telepresence which include but are not limited to:

(1) the design of robots for social telepresence
(2) the user interface design
(3) studies on the interaction between the remotely embodied person and the
locally embodied person
(4) studies on the perception of social robotic telepresence systems.

Furthermore, we are interested in discovering the added value of spatial
presence in the context of social telepresence and comparisons between
robotic and non-robotic systems are of interest. We welcome contributions
concerning end user evaluation experiences and methodologies, results
reached from the above mentioned areas of interest, as well as reports from
the deployment of social robotic solutions into real world contexts.

This workshop will contain both paper presentations as well as a mediated
discussion period whose aim is to highlight key issues related to
experimental evaluation of social robotic telepresence including multiple
types of users of robotic telepresence, longitudinal evaluations of
telepresence systems and general ethical implications of telepresence.

** Workshop Format **

We solicit both submissions of research papers reporting significant
research results and position papers. Full papers should preferably be 6
pages, although consideration will be given to papers of up to 8 pages.
Position papers should be a maximum of 2 pages. All submissions should
follow the HRI-2011 paper format instructions see:
http://hri2011.net/authors/ . Papers will be reviewed and the decision of
acceptance will be mailed to the corresponding author. At least one of the
authors is expected to register and attend the workshop.

** Important Dates **
January 9th 2011 - Deadline for Paper Submissions
January 29th 2011 - Notification of acceptance
February 7th 2011 - Camera Ready Papers Due.
March 6-10th - 2011 HRI conference

** Organizers **
Amy Loutfi, Orebro University, Sweden
Silvia Coradeschi, Orebro University, Sweden
Annica Kristoffersson, Orebro University, Sweden
Gabriella Cortellessa, ISTC-CNR, Italy
Kerstin Severinson-Eklundh, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

For more information visit: http://aass.oru.se/~ali/hri2011ws/index.html
Gabriella Cortellessa(ISTC-CNR)
   National Research Council of Italy
   Institute of Cognitive Science and Technology
   Phone:  +39-06-44595-240              E-mail:
gabriella.cortellessa at istc.cnr.it
   Fax:       +39-06-44595-243              Url: http://pst.istc.cnr.it/

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