[robotics-worldwide] CFP 1st call for papers, HRI 2012

Hideaki Kuzuoka kuzuoka at iit.tsukuba.ac.jp
Thu Jun 30 04:57:14 PDT 2011

Apologies for cross-postings.

This is the first Call for papers for HRI 2012.
Please forward this CFP to interested colleagues.


Call For Papers, Videos, Tutorials/Workshops

7th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2012)


March 5-8, 2012, Boston, Massachusetts, USA


HRI 2012 is the 7th Annual Conference for basic and applied human-robot
interaction research.  Scientists from across the world attend and
submit their best work to HRI for exchanging ideas about the latest
theories, technology, data, and videos furthering the state-of-the-art
in human-robot interaction.

Each year, the HRI conference highlights a particular area through a
theme. The theme of HRI 2012 is "Robots in the Loop".  This theme is
intended to highlight 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.  One central aspect of this theme is
interdisciplinary nature of HRI and the need for complementary
contributions technology-focused disciplines in addition to
empirically-driven disciplines.

The HRI Conference is a highly selective annual international 
conference that aims to showcase the very best interdisciplinary and
multidisciplinary research in human-robot interaction with roots in
robotics, social psychology, cognitive science, HCI, human factors,
artificial intelligence, engineering, and many more.  We invite broad
Important Dates

9 September 2011: Submission of full papers and tutorial/workshop proposals
28 October- 1 November 2011: Rebuttal Period
16 November 2010: Notification of full paper acceptance
1 December 2010: Submission of late breaking reports and videos
14 December 2011: Notification of late breaking reports and videos
6 January 2012: Final camera-ready full papers due
10 January 2012: Final camera-ready late breaking reports and videos due

Full Papers

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format 
for full and short papers. Eight camera ready pages including figures are 
allowed for each full paper.  Accepted full papers will be published in the 
conference proceedings, archived in the ACM Digital Library, and be 
presented in an oral session.

To facilitate quality interdisciplinary reviewing, full paper
submissions will be required to be tag their main contribution as
"human-centered," "technology-centered," or "both."  Strong
technology-centered papers contribute novel and sound algorithmic,
engineering, or computational methods that have the potential to 
improve robot performance when interacting with actual human users.  
Strong human-centered papers contribute experimentally sound and 
interesting findings that have the potential to improve robot technology 
for interacting with humans with respect to usability, design, and similar

Late Breaking Reports

Authors are encouraged to submit their late-breaking results for short
papers. Two pages are allowed for each short paper. Accepted short 
papers will be presented as a poster, but will be published in the

Video Session

We invite videos related to all aspects of HRI. Besides the importance of
lessons learned and the novelty of the situation, the entertainment value
be judged. The video itself must be self-explanatory for the audience. The 
videos will be published in the conference proceedings and archived in the 
ACM Digital Library.

Tutorials and Workshops

Proposals are sought from those wishing to organize a Tutorial or a
Workshop on a HRI-related theme. Tutorials and Workshops will be 
held on March 5, one day before the main technical sessions.


There will be an exhibition site at the conference and promoters are
encouraged to display state-of-the-art products and services in all
areas of robotics and human-robot interaction.

Topics of interest include:

Collaboration between humans and robots
Social robotics
Mechatronics and robot platforms for HRI
HRI for field and service robots
Robot learning from human guidance and demonstration
User studies of HRI
Art and design for robotics
Robot middleware and software architectures
Lifelike robots
Robot companions
Assistive robotics (autism, healthcare, rehabilitation, aging in place)
Telepresence robots
Robotic navigation and mobile manipulation
Dialog and natural language for HRI
Mixed initiative and sliding autonomy
Privacy and security for real world HRI
Perception and recognition of human actions and activities
Safety and physical interactions between robots and humans
Task allocation and coordination
Metrics and benchmarking for HRI
HRI group dynamics
Multi-modal interaction, perception, and decision making
Long term interaction with robots
Autonomy and trust
Ethnography and field studies
Ethical and societal issues of HRI
Enabling reproducibility and interoperability in robotics

Organizing Committee

General Co-Chairs:
Aaron Steinfeld, Carnegie Mellon University
Holly Yanco, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Program Co-Chairs:
Vanessa Evers, University of Amsterdam
Odest Chadwicke Jenkins, Brown University

Publicity Co-Chairs
Hideaki Kuzuoka, University of Tsukuba
Aude Billard, EPFL

Workshop/Tutorials Co-Chairs:
Jill Drury, The MITRE Corporation
Angelika Peer, TU-Munich

Late-Breaking Reports Co-Chairs:
Frank Broz, University of Hertfordshire
Astrid Weiss, University of Salzburg

Publication Chairs:
Jeonghye Han, Cheongju National University of Education
Adriana Tapus, ENSTA

Finance Co-Chairs:
Sylvain Calinon, IIT & EPFL
Leila Takayama, Willow Garage

Local Arrangements Chairs:
Sonia Chernova, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Candy Sidner, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Video Session Co-Chairs:
Wendy Ju, Stanford & California College of Arts
Martin Saerbeck, A*STAR

Fundraising and Exhibition Co-Chair:
Takashi Minato, ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories
Jennifer Burke, SA Technologies

Design Chair:
Irene Rae, University of Wisconsin Madison
Bilge Mutlu, University of Wisconsin Madison

Program Committee

Sara Kiesler, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Andrea Thomaz, Georgia Tech, USA
Sonia Chernova, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Leila Takayama, Willow Garage, USA
Mike Goodrich, Brigham Young University, USA
Brian Scassellatti, Yale University, USA
Bilge Mutlu, University of Wisconsin, USA
Christoph Bartneck, Canterbury University, New Zealand
Kai Oliver Arras, Freiburg University, Germany
Michita Imai, Keio University, Japan
Yukie Nagai, Osaka University, Japan
Gerhard Sagerer, Bielefeld University, Germany
Candace Sidner, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Greg Trafton, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Bill Smart, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Adriana Tapus, ENSTA-ParisTech, France
Manfred Tscheligi, University of Salzburg, Austria
Peter Kahn, University of Washington, Seattle USA
Terry Fong, NASA Ames, USA
Rachid Alami, LAAS, France
Jeonghye Han, Cheongju National Univ. of Education, Korea
Paul Rybski, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Hideaki Kuzuoka, Tsukuba University, Japan
Elisabeth Croft, University of British Columbia, Canada
Peter Robinson, Cambridge University, UK

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