[robotics-worldwide] CFP for HRI 2012 Workshops and Tutorials

Angelika Peer peer at lsr.ei.tum.de
Tue Aug 2 13:10:18 PDT 2011


CFP for HRI 2012 Workshops and Tutorials

We would like to invite you to organize a workshop or tutorial at the 7th
Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI
2012). The HRI Conference is highly selective and aims to showcase the
very best HRI research, which has interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary
roots in robotics, social psychology, cognitive science, HCI, human
factors, artificial intelligence, engineering, and many other disciplines.

Each year, the HRI conference highlights a particular theme. For HRI 2012,
the theme is "Robots in the Loop."  This theme highlights the importance
of autonomously capable robots in enhancing the experiences of human users
in everyday life and work activities. HRI 2012 will emphasize embodied
robotic systems that operate, collaborate with, learn from, and meet the
needs of human users in real-world environments.

Tutorials and workshops will be held on March 5, one day before the main
technical sessions. Participants in tutorials and workshops are required
to register for the main conference as well. Submission instructions for
organizers follow below.

All tutorial and workshop proposals must be submitted to the
tutorial/workshop chairs, Jill Drury (jldrury at mitre.org) and Angelika Peer
(angelika.peer at tum.de), no later than 9 September 2011. The proposals
submitted will be subjected to a review process.


Tutorials:
We invite experts in different areas to propose half-day or full-day
tutorials relevant to the HRI2012 theme of "Robots in the Loop". Examples
of topics are state-of-the-art overviews of particular HRI areas or
design/research methods. Interdisciplinary approaches are particularly
welcome.

The responsibilities of tutorial organizers include:

 1.  Setting up a website for the tutorial that will be linked to the HRI 2012 website.
 2.  Publicizing the tutorial
 3.  Running the tutorial at the conference.
 4.  Optionally, compiling tutorial proceedings after the workshop.

Please submit the following information (up to 3 pages):
 *   Title of tutorial
 *   Tutorial speaker(s), including short CVs
 *   Motivation or background
 *   Target audience or prerequisites
 *   Overview of tutorial including topics covered and schedule
 *   Links and references relevant to the tutorial
 *   150 - 250 word abstract suitable for advertising the tutorial in HRI 2012


Workshops:
Workshops are an opportunity for participants to meet other members of the
HRI community, to discuss problems and to present their ideas around a
common topic. The workshops can be half-day or full-day, and can cover any
topic relevant to HRI research, development, or education.
Interdisciplinary and user-centered approaches are particularly welcome.

The responsibilities of workshop organizers include:

 1.  Setting up a website for the workshop that will be linked to the HRI 2012 website.
 2.  Publicizing the workshop and soliciting position papers from potential participants.
 3.  Selecting workshop participants based on the quality of their
     position papers, which outline the submitters' views on the workshop
     topic and the reasons for submitters' interest.
 4.  Running the workshop at the conference.
 5.  Optionally, compiling workshop proceedings and/or finding (or creating)
     opportunities for formal publication of extended versions of position papers 
     after the workshop.

Please submit the following information (up to 3 pages):

 *   Title of workshop
 *   Organizer(s), including contact information and short CVs
 *   Overview of the workshop including schedule, format, and types of
     activities (e.g., whole-group discussions, break-out sessions, position
     paper presentations, etc.)
 *   Target audience or prerequisites
 *   Position paper requirements
 *   Plan for documentating the workshop
 *   Approach for recruiting participants
 *   150 - 250 word abstract suitable for advertising the workshop in HRI 2012


We look forward to your exciting proposals!

Jill Drury and Angelika Peer



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