[robotics-worldwide] CFP for Workshop on Collaborative Robots and Human Robot Interaction at CTS 2012

Selma Sabanovic selmas at indiana.edu
Sun Jan 22 18:56:47 PST 2012

International Workshop on Collaborative Robots and Human Robot Interaction *
(CR-HRI 2012)*

*Call for Papers and Participation*

*As part of
The 2012 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems*
*(CTS 2012)*
*http://cts2012.cisedu.info* <http://cisedu.us/rp/cts12/>

*May 21-25, 2012*

*The Westin Westminster Hotel <http://www.westindenverboulder.com/>*
*Denver, Colorado, USA*

*Submission Deadline: February 01, 2012*

*Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or

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 2012 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
   - Biologically Inspired Robotics
   - Sensors and Sensor Integration in Autonomous Robots
   - Multi-sensor Fusion and Integration for Robotic Systems
   - Multiple Vehicle Systems and Networks of Autonomous Vehicles
   - Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles and Systems
   - Architectures for Intelligent Autonomous Systems
   - Control, Guidance, and Navigation of Autonomous Robots
   - Trajectory Tracking and Path Following
   - Cooperative Navigation, Control and Perception
   - Robots in Emergency and Crisis Management
   - Collaborative Robots for Infrastructure Security Applications
   - Companion and Assistive Robots

*Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) *

   - HRI Multi-modal Interfaces
   - User Interface Designs and Usability Evaluations
   - Interaction Control in Robotic Systems
   - Cognitive Modeling/Science in HRI
   - Adjustable/Adaptive Automation
   - Human-Robot Cooperation in Teamwork
   - HRI for Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Teams
   - Experiments on HRI Collaboration
   - Interaction Components
   - Knowledge Discovery and Learning in HRI
   - Metrics and Measurements for Collaborative HRI
   - Ethnography and Field Studies in Human-Robot Collaboration
   - Human Factors and Evaluation Methodologies
   - 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 400 words.  We welcome prospective participants to submit
either full papers (up to 8 pages) or short papers ( up to 4 pages).
Poster papers and posters (please refer to
http://cts2012.cisedu.info/home/posters for the submission details) will
also be accepted for submission.  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.  Please include page numbers on all
submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.
Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via Workshop EasyChair page at

Only PDF files will be accepted, submitted via the web link above.  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 2012 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 Submissions: ------------------------------------------- February
01, 2012*
*Acceptance Notification: ------------------------------------- February
15, 2012*
*Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ------------ March 01, 2012*
*Conference Dates:  ---------------------------------------------- May 21 -
25, 2012*

** *
*Cindy L. Bethel*
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Mississippi State University
Email: cbethel at cse.msstate.edu

*Eric Meisner                                                  *
Department of Computer Science

Johns Hopkins University
         Email:  emeisne1 at jhu.edu

*Selma Šabanović                                            *
School of Informatics and Computing
Indiana University Bloomington
Email: selmas at indiana.edu

*Adriana Tapus*
Computer Science Department
Ecole Nationale Superieure de Techniques Avancees (ENSTA-ParisTech)
Email: adriana.tapus at ensta-paristech.fr

Selma Šabanović, PhD
Assistant Professor of Informatics
School of Informatics and Computing
Indiana University
901 E. 10th Street Rm. 265, Bloomington, IN 47408
office: (812) 856-0386; fax: (812) 856-1995
web: http://informatics.indiana.edu/selmas

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