[robotics-worldwide] FINAL and UPDATED CFP ICRA 2010 Workshop on on Interactive Communication for Autonomous Intelligent Robots (ICAIR)

Kruijff Geert-Jan gj at dfki.de
Fri Mar 5 02:16:33 PST 2010


*** FINAL, REVISED CALL FOR PAPERS: ICAIR Workshop ***
Workshop on Interactive Communication for Autonomous Intelligent   
Robots (ICAIR)
"Making robots articulate what they understand, intend, and do."

held at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation  
(ICRA2010)

May 7, 2010, Anchorage, AK, USA
http://www.dfki.de/cosy/www/events/icair-icra2010/
icair-wsh at dfki.de

** IMPORTANT NOTICE
Since the early registration deadline is on March 31 (which coincides  
with our late submission deadline), we kindly request prospective  
authors to send us an e-mail stating their *intention to submit* until  
March 15.

** IMPORTANT DATES

   * INTENTION TO SUBMIT:              March 15, 2010
   * LATE-BREAKING PAPERS:             March 31, 2010
   * VIDEO SUBMISSIONS:                March 31, 2010
   * WORKSHOP DATE:                    May 7, 2010
   * ICRA CONFERENCE DATE:             May 3-8, 2010

** TARGET AUDIENCE

This workshop aims at bringing together researchers from disciplines  
such as linguistics, computer science, cognitive science, and robotics  
and tackle the interdisciplinary endeavor of verbalization,  
articulation, and presentation of what a robot thinks, does, and wants.

This includes people building interactive robotic systems; people  
developing approaches to human-robot interaction; and people studying  
the impact and role of feedback and verbalization on learning and  
interaction.

Topics are gathered around these central goals and reach into aspects  
of user studies, speech processing, and interactive robotics. The  
participants are expected to discuss new ideas and identify cross- 
cutting research challenges.

Two inspiring *keynote presentations*, by Britta Wrede (Bielefeld  
University) and Kolja Kühnlenz (Technical University Munich) are  
intended to provide a broader view on the subject with a focus on why  
robots need to express their internal processing, assumptions, and  
expectation in an intuitively comprehensible way.

** SUBMISSIONS

The workshop invites submissions describing original work, either  
completed or still in progress, related to interactive communication  
for autonomous intelligent robots.

A selection of papers accepted for presentation at the workshop will  
be invited  for a special issue in the Springer International *Journal  
of Social Robotics*.

* Full papers (up to 6 pages): to provide an in-depth view into state- 
of-the-art solutions on verbalization and multimodal articulation of  
such processing.
* Short position papers (up to 3 pages): possibility to report on  
ongoing research issues and novel results.
* Video submissions (incl a 1–2 pages extended abstract) featuring  
interactive robots are also encouraged.

* Format: submissions must follow the general ICRA format, e.g., they  
must use the ICRA LaTeX style-files.

* Submissions should be sent as PDF file to the following address:
icair-wsh at dfki.de

** WORKSHOP TOPICS

Possible topics include, but are not restricted to, the following:

   * flexibly generating natural language from a robot's knowledge base
   * context-aware processing of spoken user input
   * verbal and non-verbal articulation and presentation of robot's  
processing in human-robot dialogues
   * situated dialogue: conducting dialogues about shared visual  
scenes and large-scale environments
   * techniques on presentation of its expectations, beliefs, and  
goals to human interaction partners
   * feedback models and flexible dialogue strategies
   * interactively learning robots: articulation of knowledge
   * affective computing in feedback and presentation
   * mixed-initiative in task-related human-robot interaction

Every submission should address one or more of the above-mentioned  
core issue.

Camera-ready versions of accepted papers will be included in online  
proceedings of the workshop, which will be made available for download  
from the workshop website.

** WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS

   * Marc Hanheide (University of Birmingham)
     m.hanheide at cs.bham.ac.uk
   * Hendrik Zender (DFKI Saarbrücken)
   * Geert-Jan M. Kruijff (DFKI Saarbrücken)

** PROGRAM COMMITTEE

   * Shuzhi Sam Ge (National University of Singapore, editor of the  
International Journal of Social Robotics)
   * Gerhard Sagerer (Bielefeld University)
   * Henrik I. Christensen (Georgia Tech)
   * Patric Jensfelt (KTH Stockholm)
   * Marc Schröder (DFKI Saarbrücken)
   * Ingrid Zukermann (Monash University)
   * Tony Belpaeme (University of Plymouth)
   * Matthias Scheutz (Indiana University)
   * Adriana Tapus (ENSTA Paris)

** WORKSHOP CONTACT
m.hanheide at cs.bham.ac.uk

** WORKSHOP SUBMISSIONS
icair-wsh at dfki.de

** WORKSHOP WEBSITE
http://www.dfki.de/cosy/www/events/icair-icra2010/

** CONFERENCE WEBSITE
http://www.icra2010.org/

-- 
Dr.ir. Geert-Jan M. Kruijff
Senior researcher/Project leader

Language Technology Lab,
DFKI GmbH,
Campus D3_2
Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3,
D-66123 Saarbruecken, Germany

Email:     gj at dfki.de
Phone:   +49.681.302.5153
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