[robotics-worldwide] CFP: iHAI-2012 workshop in IROS-2012 (submission deadline: 17 July)

Tetsuo Ono tono at complex.ist.hokudai.ac.jp
Tue May 22 02:26:42 PDT 2012

(apologies for cross-posting)


2012 International Workshop on Human-Agent Interaction (iHAI-2012)
11 October 2012, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

Affiliated with IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent
Robots and Systems (IROS-2012)


In recent years anthropomorphic, mechanic and pet-like agents have
spread globally, which allows various types of ordinary end user to
interact with them. Although interaction design for robots and
software agents has been investigated in different research fields,
few studies were done on the subject for various agents in a unified

HAI (Human-Agent Interaction) is a novel research field to investigate
and develop interaction design methods across conventional interactive
platforms including robots, software agents and human-human
communication through digital media. In HAI, mixtures of interactions
of these platforms (human-robot, human-software agent, and human-human
through agents) are studied. We aim to collect ideas of and clarify
the common design policies through these interactions to further
generate and develop HAI design methods based-on knowledge obtained
from state of the art research and studies presented in this workshop.

Hence the 2012 International Workshop on Human-Agent Interaction
(iHAI-2012) will gather researchers from relevant but diverse fields,
such as human-robot interaction, anthropomorphic agent design and
interface design for the mutual adaptation between agent and human
user, to accelerate the progress of this direction.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Design of Human-Agent Interaction.
- Impact of Embodiment (Differences between Robot and Software Agent)
- Robots and Agents That Can Learn From a Human Teacher.
- Robots and Agents That Can Make a Human Do Something.
- Relationship between Different Interactions.
- Experimental Analysis Method.
- Agent-mediated Human-Human Communication.

<< Important Dates >>

- Paper Submissions: 17 July, 2012
- Notification of Paper Acceptance: 17 August, 2012
- Camera-ready Copies of Accepted Papers: 3 September, 2012
- iHAI-2012 Workshop: 11 October, 2012

<< Submission and Reviewing >>

iHAI-2012 will accept ONLY online submissions of PDF files. Paper
submissions should be limited to four pages in the IEEE two columns
format, and will be reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis of
technical quality, relevance to HAI, originality, significance, and

The reviewing policy is to positively evaluate impact, originality of
the proposed idea rather than insignificant accomplishment, strict
experimental evaluation. Thus position papers, preliminary studies,
and concept papers are also welcome.

Please visit a submission page
(http://www.ymd.nii.ac.jp/ws/iHAI/12/index.php?Submission) at the
iHAI-2012 Web site to prepare and submit your papers.

<< Co-chairs >>

Seiji Yamada (National Institute of Informatics/Sokendai, Japan)
Tetsuo Ono (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Helmut Prendinger (National Institute of Informatics/Sokendai, Japan)
Rui Prada (Instituto Superior Tecnico and INESC-ID, Portugal)

For inquiries, please contact ihai12-info[at]nii.ac.jp.


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