[robotics-worldwide] CFP - Special issue on HRI system studies in JHRI

Takayuki Kanda kanda at atr.jp
Fri Jun 1 20:36:44 PDT 2012

This special issue of the journal of human-robot interaction (JHRI) focus on
systems studies in robotics. The accepted papers will be presented at
HRI2013 as well.

The submission deadline is August 31, 2012.

Special Issue: HRI system studies

We invite you to submit to the fourth issue of the Journal of Human Robot
Interaction (JHRI). This special issue will focus on the concept of
"systems”. HRI systems are often realized through a complex integration of
relevant state-of-art algorithms, software, sensors, and actuators. As such,
advances in techniques and approaches for integrating components onto a
robotic system are essential to advance human-robot interaction. To develop
such techniques and systems requires one to address real-world challenges,
particularly those arising from the complex nature of human-robot
interaction embedded in dynamic social and/or task environment. Progress in
building HRI systems has great practical relevance, as it lifts robotics out
of structured environments and towards unstructured dynamic environments
while interacting more naturally with operators and naïve users. The special
issue aims to highlight system-related papers that report on the advance of
the state-of-art in HRI and that share lessons learned from system-related

A unique feature of this special issue is that the authors of accepted
papers will be invited to give a 20-minute talk at HRI2013 (the 8th ACM/IEEE
International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction,
http://humanrobotinteraction.org/2013). This opportunity will allow the
dissemination of systems work to a large and diverse audience of HRI
researchers and industry representatives.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Novel HRI systems/applications for real-world use
- Systems work that demonstrate novel ways of human-robot interaction
- Architectures and frameworks for building HRI systems, e.g. shared
autonomy frameworks.
- Technological advances, including but not limited to
  - algorithms and demonstrations in computer vision or other sensors
supporting HRI
  - enabling advances in speech/acoustic signal processing
  - advances in language understanding, 
  - advances in mobility or dexterity of robots
Papers must contain high-quality original contributions and be prepared in
accordance with the Journal of Human Robot Interaction standards. We will
champion submissions that include either (a) strong novel techniques
accompanied with an appropriate evaluation of the proposed technique and
including an explanation of relevance to HRI, or (b) systems work that
enables novel real-world human-robot interaction accompanied with evidence
describing how people used, interacted with, and accepted the developed
system. We also welcome novel ways of reporting system work if accompanied
by appropriate evidence. Submitted manuscripts must not have been published
or be under review for possible publication. All papers will be reviewed in
a single-blind process.

Submission Instructions: JHRI is a completely open access (OA) journal,
supporting free (for authors and readers) and unrestricted access to
research information on the Web and open commentary from the community on
published papers.
- Submissions will be accepted online: humanrobotinteraction.org/journal
- Papers will be reviewed in a single-blind manner. As such, please include
authors’ names and affiliations.

Important Dates
- Friday, August 31, 2012 - Submission deadline
- October 12, 2012 - Notification of initial reviews
- October 26, 2012 - Revised submission deadline
- December 7, 2012 - Notification of final reviews
- December 14, 2012 - Final camera-ready submission deadline
- February 1, 2013 - Online publication
- March 4-6, 2013 - Oral presentation at HRI2013
Takayuki Kanda (ATR) and Tony Belpaeme (the University of Plymouth), guest

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