[robotics-worldwide] 3rd CFP: IEEE International Symposium on Robot & Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2013)

Dongjun Lee djlee at snu.ac.kr
Mon Feb 18 23:07:05 PST 2013

Call for Papers
IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2013)
August 26-29, 2013, Gyeongju, Korea  www.ro-man2013.org
Paper submission deadline: Feb. 28 2013

The 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2013) will be held in Gyeongju, Korea from August 26 to 29, 2013. (www.ro-man2013.org)

Robots have been generally used in factories but nowadays they tend to extend application domains into our daily lives such as scientific exploration, military battle, search and rescue, education, entertainment, hospital care, home care, etc. These new robot application domains require close interaction with human since robots and human typically share workspace and goals in terms of task achievement. Therefore, Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), the study of interaction between human and robots, recently became a major field of robotics.

IEEE RO-MAN 2013 will be the best place to discuss and share your ideas and opinions on HRI. IEEE RO-MAN 2013 will focus on the up-to-date theories technologies and studies for HRI and the related issues such as artificial intelligence/emotion, human factors, social relationship, haptic interaction, application and evaluations, etc. Especially, Art & Technology issue is newly generated this year as robotics tends to fuse with art. We truly welcome your papers on all aspects of human-robot interactive communication, and expect your great interest and participation.

1. Important Dates

- Jan. 30, 2013 : Proposals for Workshops, Organized sessions and Tutorials
- Feb. 14, 2013 : Notification of Organized Session & Tutorials
- Feb. 28, 2013 : Deadline of Submission for Regular Papers
- Mar. 31, 2013 : Deadline of Submission for Interactive Demonstration or Video Papers
- Apr. 25, 2013 : Notification of Paper Acceptance
- May 30, 2013 : Deadline of Submission for Camera-Ready Final papers

2. Relevant Topics

- Fundamental Interaction Components
Visual sensing and cognition: gesture, posture, face, facial expression
Auditory cognition: cognition/interpretation of voice, sound or language
Novel interfaces substitution and interaction modalities
Motion planning and navigation in the vicinity of humans
Haptic interaction
Robot software architecture and development tools
Intelligence and Emotion
Context awareness and intention understanding
Intelligent space
Knowledge and inference processing
Machine learning and adaptation in human-robot interaction
Motivations and emotions in robots
Coordination in human-robot teams

- Social/Ethical/Aesthetic Issues
Social, economic and legal acceptability of interactive robotic systems
Human factors and ergonomics in human-robot interaction
Sociality/personality of robots or virtual characters
Robotic motions and expression based on cognitive psychology

- Art & Technology
Robots in art and entertainment
Art pieces supported by robotics
Sound design for robots
Storytelling in HRI
Innovative robot designs

- Case Studies and Applications
Robotic co-workers, robotic companions and social robots
Assistive and rehabilitative robots
Educational robots
Virtual and augmented tele-presence applications
Androids and other applications

3.Paper Submissions

- Contributed Papers
Authors should submit their papers electronically using the templates via PaperPlaza. For the first submission, a manuscript can be of 6-8 pages. For the final submission, a manuscript should be of 6 pages, with 2 additional pages allowed but at an extra charge. Detailed instructions for paper submission using PaperPlaza will be available on the conference website.

- Video/Demonstration Papers
Videos illustrating new and exciting results are sought for dedicated video and the interactive demonstration sessions. Videos should be accompanied by the 2 page extended abstract and should be submitted via the PaperPlaza submission site for the conference.

- Detailed instructions for paper submission: http://www.ro-man2013.org

- Submitting paper (PaperPlaza):

4. Organizing Committee

General Chair: Young-Jo Cho (ETRI, Korea)

Program Chair: Hyouk Ryeol Choi (Sungkyunkwan Univ., Korea)

Regional program co-chairs
- Nak Young Chong (JAIST, Japan)
- Andrea Thomaz (Georgia Inst. of Tech., USA)
- Fulvio Mastrogiovanni (Univ. of Genova, Italy)

Special Program Chairs
- Eun-Sook Jee (KAIST, Korea)
- Byeong Sam Jeon (KoIAN, Korea)

Finance Chairs: Ho Sub Yoon (ETRI, Korea)

Local Arrangement Chairs
- Seungmoon Choi (POSTECH, Korea)
- Sungshin Kim (Pusan Nat l Univ., Korea)
- Jin Ho Suh (Korea Inst. of Robot & Convergence, Korea)

Publication Chairs
- Hyun-Taek Choi (KORDI, Korea)
- Hyun Myung (KAIST, Korea)

Publicity Chairs
- Dongjun Lee (Seoul National Univ., Korea)
- Woojin Chung (Korea Univ., Korea)
- Sang-Moo Lee (KEIT, Korea)
- Erhan Oztop (Ozyegin Univ., Turkey)
- Alesˇ Ude (Jozˇef Stefan Inst., Slovenia)

Award Chairs
- Dong Soo Kwon (KAIST, Korea)
- Hyungpil Moon (Sungkyunkwan Univ., Korea)

Organized Session Chairs
- Hye-Kyung Cho (Hansung Univ., Korea)
- Jong Suk Choi (KIST, Korea)
- Yasushi Nakauchi (Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan)
- Sylvain Calinon (IIT, Italy)

Video/Poster Chairs
- Euntai Kim (Yonsei Univ., Korea)
- Kwangsu Cho (Sungkyunkwan Univ., Korea)
- Kye Kyung Kim (ETRI, Korea)
- Mihoko Otake (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)
- Antonio Sgorbissa (Univ. of Genova, Italy)

Workshop/Tutorial Chairs
- Wonpil Yu (ETRI, Korea)
- Kerstin Dautenhahn (Univ. of Hertfordshire, UK)
- Sho Yokota (Setsunan Univ., Japan)

Exhibition Chairs
- Jaehong Kim (ETRI, Korea)
- Jae-Byung Park (Chonbuk Nat l Univ., Korea)
- Angel Pasqual del Pobil (Jaume I Univ., Spain)
- Angelika Peer (TUM, Germany)

Industry Session Chair
- Se-Kyung Song (Future Robot Co. Ltd, Korea)
- Yong-Hoo Park (ED, Korea)
- Sam Park (Yujin Robot, Korea)
- Yoji Yamada (Nagoya Univ.)

- Gon-Woo Kim (Chungbuk Nat l Univ., Korea)
- Joo-Haeng Lee (ETRI, Korea)
- Mira Yoon (KROS, Korea)

Standing Steering Committee

Chair : Hisato Kobayashi (Hosei Univ., Japan)

- Carlo Alberto Avizzano (Scuola Superiore S.Anna, Italy)
- Massimo Bergamasco (Scuola Superiore S.Anna, Italy)
- Pierre Blazevic (UVSQ, France)
- Martin Buss (TUM, Germany)
- Kerstin Dautenhahn (Univ. of Hertfordshire, UK)
- Toshio Fukuda (Nagoya Univ., Japan)
- Fumio Hara (Tokyo Univ. of Science, Japan)
- Hiroshi Harashima (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)
- Seiji Hata (Kagawa Univ., Japan)
- Kohji Kamejima (Osaka Inst. of Tech., Japan)
- Kazuhiko Kawamura (Vanderbilt Univ., USA)
- Dong-Soo Kwon (KAIST, Korea)
- Erwin Prassler (Bonn-Rhein-Sieg Univ., Germany)
- Sam Ge (Nat l Univ. of Singapore, Singapore)
- Takanori Shibata (AIST, Japan)
- H.F. Machiel van der Loos (UBC, Canada)
- Tomio Watanabe (Okayama Prefectural Univ., Japan)

Dongjun Lee (이동준)
Assistant Professor                    School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Seoul National University            301 Engineering Bldg., Room #1517
(phone) +82-2-880-1724            Gwanak-ro 599, Gwanak-gu, 
(fax) +82-2-883-1513                 Seoul, Republic of Korea, 151-744
(email) djlee at snu.ac.kr             (web) http://inrol.snu.ac.kr

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