[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] 2nd CFP: Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Pioneers Workshop 2014

Katelyn Swift-Spong swiftspo at usc.edu
Wed Nov 20 14:21:17 PST 2013

Apologies for multiple postings

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 2014 Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Pioneers Workshop
CFP Link: http://www.hripioneers.info/hri14/docs/2nd_CFP_2014.pdf

Held in conjunction with HRI 2014: http://humanrobotinteraction.org/2014/
Location and dates: Bielefeld, Germany, March 3, 2014
 Workshop URL and Program: http://www.hripioneers.info/

Workshop General Chair: Brittany Duncan <bduncan at cse.tamu.edu>
Workshop Co-Chair: Tamara Lorenz <tamara.lorenz at lmu.de>
Contact for general inquiries and North American region: Katelyn
Swift-Spong <swiftspo at usc.edu>
Contact for European region: Tamara Lorenz <tamara.lorenz at lmu.de>
Contact for Asia-Pacific region: Sonja Caraian <scaraian at hotmail.com>

The ninth annual Human-Robot Interaction Pioneers Workshop will be held in
Bielefeld, Germany on Monday, March 3, 2014. Exploring human-robot
interaction in a small and welcoming forum, HRI Pioneers is the premiere
venue for up-and-coming student researchers and will occur in conjunction
with the 2014 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction.
HRI Pioneers is a highly selective workshop designed to empower innovators
early in their careers and is a cohort of the world’s top student
researchers seeking to foster creativity, communication, and collaboration
across the incredibly diverse field of human-robot interaction.

Occurring the day before the main conference begins, HRI Pioneers attendees
will present and discuss their individual work and goals with distinguished
student peers and senior scholars in the field. The workshop is also
pleased to announce that Dr. Tony Belpaeme (University of Plymouth, United
Kingdom) will deliver the keynote lecture, and the discussion panel will
consist of Dr. Guy Hoffman (IDC Herzliya, Israel), Dr. Nathan Kirchner
(University of Technology, Sydney, Australia), Dr. Maja Matarić (University
of Southern California, USA), Dr. Laurel Riek (University of Notre Dame,
USA), and Dr. Miguel A. Salichs (University Carlos III de Madrid, Spain).

Interested students at any stage of their academic career should consider
applying. Applications consist of 1) a two-page extended abstract
describing the applicant’s past, current, or proposed work, 2) a curriculum
vitae, and 3) a letter of support from either a faculty advisor or
designated supervisor. The application process will be open from November
14 through December 13, 2013. The HRI Pioneers Organizing Committee and the
Program Committee will review applications. The acceptance rate for last
year’s workshop was roughly 30-percent and those selected will typically be
granted financial support to attend. Further details, including templates,
are now available on the workshop website at http://www.hripioneers.info.

An overwhelming majority of past workshop attendees have gone on to
phenomenal careers in academia, government, and industry. HRI Pioneers is a
one-of-a-kind professional development and networking experience - all
interested students are encouraged to take advantage of this unique

14 November 2013 – Application Site Open for Submissions
13 December 2013 – Application Deadline
20 December 2013 – Letter of Support Deadline
1 February 2014 – Notification of Acceptance
3 March 2014 – HRI Pioneers Workshop
4-6 March 2014 - HRI 2014 Conference
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