[robotics-worldwide] Final CFP: HRI 2013 Workshop on Gaze and Speech Communication -- Submission Deadline: 31 January, 2013

Bilge Mutlu bilge at cs.wisc.edu
Sun Jan 27 18:59:27 PST 2013

Final Call for Papers for the 5th Workshop on Eye Gaze in Intelligent Human
Machine Interaction: *"**HRI Face-to-Face: Gaze and Speech
Communication"*to be held at
the 2013 Human-Robot Interaction Conference on March 3, 2103 in Tokyo,

*Website:* http://hci.cs.wisc.edu/workshops/HRI2013/
*Contact:* facetoface at developmentalrobotics.com

*Important Dates*
31 January  2013 -- Paper submission deadline
14 February 2013 -- Notifications of acceptance
3 March 2013 -- Workshop

*Call for Papers*
We invite submissions of either 6-page full papers or 2-page extended
abstracts. Please use the templates at
All submissions will be peer-reviewed by a program committee.

*About the workshop*
This full-day workshop seeks to explore the relationship between gaze and
speech during "face-to-face" human-robot interaction. As advances in speech
recognition have made speech-based interaction with robots possible, it has
become increasingly apparent that robots need to exhibit nonverbal social
cues in order to disambiguate and structure their spoken communication with
humans. Gaze behavior is one of the most powerful and fundamental sources
of supplementary information to spoken communication. Gaze structures
turn-taking, indicates attention, and implicitly communicates information
about social roles and relationships. There is a growing body of work on
gaze and speech based interaction in HRI, involving both the measurement
and evaluation of human speech and gaze during interaction with robots and
the design and implementation of robot speech and accompanying gaze
behavior for interaction with humans. The Face-to-Face workshop at HRI 2013
aims to bring together researchers working on both speech and gaze
communication in human- robot interaction to share results and discuss how
to advance the state of the art in this emerging area of research.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  - Experimental results involving robots that interact through both speech
and gaze
  - Gaze controllers that make use of speech information, and/or dialog
management systems that include gaze information
  - The role of speech and gaze in coordinating turn-taking
  - The relationship between gaze behavior and the semantics, syntax, or
pragmatics of speech
  - Examples from applied research involving speech and gaze-based HRI
  - Gaze and speech based interaction with people with special needs

*Frank Broz, University of Plymouth
Hagen Lehmann, University of Hertfordshire
Bilge Mutlu, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Yukiko Nakano, Seikei University

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