[robotics-worldwide] Final CFP: Workshop on Collaborative Robots and Human Robot Interaction, CTS 2011

Eric Meisner emeisne1 at jhu.edu
Fri Feb 4 07:52:12 PST 2011

International Workshop on Collaborative Robots and Human Robot Interaction
As part of The 2011 International Conference on Collaboration
Technologies and Systems (CTS 2011) http://cts2011.cisedu.info
May 23 - 27, 2011
The Sheraton University City Hotel
Philadelphia, PA, USA

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  February 5, 2011


Applications of and research on robotic technologies are growing in
both civilian and military contexts, including small unmanned ground
sensors, socially assistive and companion robots, and multi-ton
unmanned vehicles. In the near future, we anticipate that robots will
be increasingly employed in collaborative interaction with humans and
other robots, working together to achieve common goals.  The study,
design, and implementation of interaction among collaborative robots
as well as between robots and their human operators is critical to the
successful employment of robots, and, therefore, needs careful
examination and further research.

This workshop on collaborative robots and human-robot interactions -
to be held as part of the 2011 International Conference on
Collaboration Technologies and Systems - will focus on the areas of
human-robot interaction and human-robot collaborative technologies.
We invite original contributions from researchers in academia,
research laboratories, and the computer industry on these emerging and
important areas of information technology.  Our goals are to provide a
dedicated refereed workshop that fosters closer interaction among
researchers from multiple relevant disciplines, including robotics,
human-robot interaction, design, cognitive science, psychology,
computer science, anthropology, human-computer interaction, as well as
user communities, and to provide a forum in which they can exchange
their findings and ideas.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

Collaborative Robots and Unmanned Vehicles (CR & UV):
-Multi-Robot Systems
-Collaborative Robots Behavior
-Collaborative Control of Robot Motion
-Control of a Team of Robots in a Mission
-Cooperating Autonomous Robots
-Agent-based Distributed Robotic Systems
-Adaptive and Learning System for Collaborative Robots
-Multiple Vehicle Systems and Networks of Autonomous Vehicles
-Cooperative Navigation, Control and Perception
-Collaborative Robots for Infrastructure Security Applications
-Adjustable/Adaptive Automation

Human-Robot Interaction (HRI):
-User Interface Designs for Collaborative HRI
-Usability Evaluations of Collaborative Robots
-Design and Implementation of Companion and Assistive Robots
-Human-Robot Cooperation in Teamwork
-Experiments on HRI Collaboration
-Metrics and Measurements for Collaborative HRI
-Ethnography and Field Studies in Human-Robot Collaboration
-Human Factors and Evaluation Methodologies
-Collaborative HRI Applications (Industrial, Home, Assistive and
Rehabilitative, Medical, Entertainment and Sport, Agriculture, Mining,

You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on
above and other topics related to collaborative robots, autonomous
vehicles, and human robot interactions.  Submitted papers must not
have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere.  Submission
should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation
addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses.  Please,
indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords
from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 450
words.  We welcome prospective participants to submit either full
papers (up to 8 pages) or short papers (2-4 pages). The manuscript
should use the two-column IEEE format.  Additional pages will be
charged at additional fee.  In case of multiple authors, an indication
of which author is responsible for correspondence must be indicated.
Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via EasyChair at

Each paper will receive a minimum of two reviews.  Papers will be
selected based on their originality, relevance, contributions,
technical clarity and presentation.  Submission implies the
willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the
paper, if accepted.  Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that
their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings.
Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be
posted on the CTS 2011 web site later.  It is our intent to have the
proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be
available at the time of the conference.  The proceedings is projected
to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop,
please contact the workshop organizers.

Paper Submission Deadline: February 5, 2011
Notification of Acceptance: February 20, 2011
Registration & Camera-Ready Paper Due: March 1, 2011
Conference Dates: May 23 - 27, 2011

Prof . Selma Sabanovic (Indiana University, USA) - selmas at indiana.edu
Prof. Adriana Tapus (ENSTA-ParisTech, France) - adriana.tapus at ensta-paristech.fr
Dr. Eric Meisner (Johns Hopkins University, USA) - emeisne1 at jhu.edu

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission,
tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos,
panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other
information about the conference location, registration, paper
formatting, etc., please consult the Conference's web site at URL:
http://cts2011.cisedu.info/ or contact one of the Conference's
organizers or Co-Chairs: Geoffrey C. Fox at gcf at indiana.edu  and
Waleed W. Smari at Smari at arys.org.

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