[robotics-worldwide] [news]: Call For Papers: HRI2014 Workshop "Attention Models in Robotics: Visual Systems for Better HRI"

Ekaterina Potapova ekaterina.v.potapova at gmail.com
Thu Dec 12 06:34:58 PST 2013

Call for Papers
HRI 2014: half-day workshop on

Attention Models in Robotics: Visual Systems for Better HRI
03 March 2014, Bielefeld, Germany
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Attention is a concept
of human perception that enables human subjects to select the
potentially relevant parts out of the huge amount of sensory data and
that enables interactions with other human subjects by sharing
attention with each other. These abilities are also of large interest
for autonomous robots, therefore, interest in modeling concepts of
human attention computationally has increased strongly in the robotics
community during the last decade. Especially in human-robot
interaction, the ability to detect what a human partner is attending
to and to act in a similar way to enable intuitive communication, are
important skills for a robotic system.Still, there exists a gap in
knowledge transfer between researchers in human attention and robotic
researchers with their specific, often task-related, problems. Both
communities can mutually benefit from each other by sharing ideas. In
the workshop, researchers in visual and multi-modal attention can
profit from the rapidly growing field of robotics, which offers new
and challenging research questions with very concrete applicability to
challenging problems. Robotic researchers can learn how to integrate
attention to support natural and real-time HRI.

*Submissions*Submissions for Full Papers are due on Wednesday,
January* 20, 2014* by 11:59:59 PDT. Send your paper to
*potapova at acin.tuwien.ac.at <potapova at acin.tuwien.ac.at>* with topic
[HRI2014 Workshop: Attention Models in Robotics].


All papers for the workshop must conform to ACM SIG Proceedings


   *Templates <http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates>*are
available for Word, Word Perfect and LaTeX2e.

   Page limit is 6 pages (including figures and references).

   All papers must be submitted in PDF format.

   Review is single-blind.



   Bottom-up attention and saliency


   Top-down attention and visual search


   Multi-modal attention and sensor fusion


   Joint and shared attention


   Application of attention in HRI

 All position papers must be submitted in PDF format and conform to
conference proceedings specifications We will accept papers up to 6 pages
long. We encourage submissions with both original work and work that has
been already presented at another venue. Each paper will be assigned at
least two reviewers. The paper will be evaluated based on the relevance to
the workshop topic, technical soundness and significance to the community.
We support submissions with both a strong technical contribution and
well-described/evaluated integration in working systems. Selected papers
will be grouped into two sessions, in order to organize the discussion

*Important Dates*


   20 January 2014, Position paper submission

   30 January 2014, Notification of acceptance

   03 March 2014, Workshop at HRI 2014

*Organizing Committee*

Michael Zillich (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)

Simone Frintrop (University of Bonn, Germany)

Fiora Pirri (University of Rome, Italy)

Ekaterina Potapova (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)

Markus Vincze (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)

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