[robotics-worldwide] 2nd CFP: HRI 2013

Aude Billard aude.billard at epfl.ch
Thu Aug 2 01:49:42 PDT 2012

Call For Papers, Videos, Tutorials/Workshops

8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2013)


March 3-6, 2013, Tokyo, Japan


HRI 2013 is the 8th Annual Conference for basic and applied human-robot 
interaction research. Researchers from across the world attend and 
submit their best work to HRI to exchange 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 2013 is "Robots as Holistic Systems". This theme 
is intended to highlight the importance of research on all aspects of 
robots used in everyday life and work activities.

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

10 September 2012: Submission of full papers and tutorial/workshop proposals
27 October- 1 November 2012: Rebuttal Period
19 November 2012: Notification of full paper acceptance
3 December 2012: Submission of late breaking reports and videos
18 December 2012: Notification of late breaking reports and videos
6 January 2013: Final camera-ready full papers, final camera-ready late 
breaking reports, and videos due

Full Papers
Authors are invited to submit full paper manuscripts. 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 Reports in a short 
paper format which is limited to two pages. Accepted late breaking 
reports will be presented as a poster, and will be published in the 
conference proceedings, and archived in the ACM Digital Library.

Video Session
We invite videos related to all aspects of HRI. Besides the importance 
of the lessons learned and the novelty of the situation, the 
entertainment value will 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 3, 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:
Hideaki Kuzuoka, University of Tsukuba
Vanessa Evers, University of Twente

Program Co-Chairs:
Jodi Forlizzi, Carnegie Mellon University
Michita Imai, Keio University

Publicity Co-Chairs:
Aude Billard, EPFL
Dong-Soo Kwan, KAIST

Workshop/Tutorials Co-Chairs:
Astrid Weiss, University of Salzburg
David-Feil Seifer, Yale University

Late-Breaking Reports Co-Chairs:
Cindy Bethel, Mississippi State University
Andreas Kolling, Carnegie Mellon University

Video Session Co-Chairs:
Wendy Ju, Stanford University
Tony Belpaeme, Plymouth University

Panels Chair:
Peter Kahn, University of Washington

Publication Chairs:
Jacob Crandall, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
Selma Sabanovic, Indiana University Bloomington

Finance Co-Chairs:
Masahiro Shiomi, ATR
Leila Takayama, Willow Garage

Local Arrangements Chairs:
Fumihide Tanaka, University of Tsukuba
Hirotaka Osawa, Keio University

Fundraising and Exhibition Co-Chairs:
Jennifer Burke, The Boeing Company
Daisuke Sakamoto, The University of Tokyo

Design Chair:
Sonya Kwak, Ewha Women’s University

Web chair:
Komei Sugiura, NICT

Registration Co-Chairs:
Joshua Peschel, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Satoru Satake, ATR

Program Committee

Kai Oliver Arras Freiburg University, Germany
Tony Belpaeme Plymouth University, UK
Elizabeth Croft University of British Columbia, Canada
Terry Fong NASA Ames, USA
Mike Goodrich Brigham Young University, USA
Odest Chadwicke Jenkins Brown University, USA
Peter Kahn University of Washington, USA
Takayuki Kanda ATR, Japan
Bilge Mutlu University of Wisconsin, USA
Yukie Nagai Osaka University, Japan
Tatsuya Nomura Ryukyu University, Japan
Paul Rybski Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Gerhard Sagerer Bielefeld University, Germany
Brian Scassellati Yale University, USA
Candace Sidner Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Sidd Srinivasa Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Aaron Steinfeld Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Leila Takayama Willow Garage, USA
Fumihide Tanaka University of Tsukuba, Japan
Adriana Tapus ENSTA-ParisTech, France
Andrea Tomasz Georgia Tech, USA
Greg Trafton Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Holly Yanco University of Massachusetts–Lowell, USA

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