[robotics-worldwide] 2nd CFP: Workshop on Collaborative Robots and Human Robot Interaction, CTS 2011

Adriana Tapus adriana.tapus at ensta-paristech.fr
Tue Jan 18 23:45:16 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 1, 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, etc.)

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 three 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 1, 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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