[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP of HAI 2014

Michita Imai michita at ayu.ics.keio.ac.jp
Wed Apr 9 01:42:38 PDT 2014

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The Second International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI 2014)

              Tsukuba, Japan, October 29-31, 2014



People are increasingly finding themselves interacting with agents such as
robots in a range of contexts, including autonomous and telepresence robots
in homes, healthcare, or search and rescue. Many of the problems and
questions faced by researchers are not unique to robotics, and there is a
clear commonality with other areas that involve agents, such as virtual
tele-presence agents representing other people through online social and
interactive meeting places, or virtual characters in the expanding gaming
industry and for serious games.  Whether these agents have physical or
virtual embodiments, or represent remote people or an AI algorithm, this
commonality requires explicit consideration.

The Second International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI 2014,
in co-operation with ACM SIGCHI) aims to be the premier interdisciplinary
venue for discussing and disseminating state-of-the-art research and
results that have implications across robots, software agents and
digitally-mediated human-human communication. HAI will gather researchers
from fields spanning engineering, computer science, psychology and
sociology, and will cover diverse topics, including: human-robot
interaction, affective computing, computer-supported collaborative work,
gaming and serious games, artificial intelligence, and more.

The theme of this year's conference is "equations and theories relating
robots, avatars, and virtual characters."

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to,

- human-robot interaction

- human-virtual agent interaction

- interaction with smart homes and smart cars

- distributed groupware where people have remote embodiments and

- and more!

<< Important Dates >>

* Paper Submissions

- Deadlines for Submissions: May 15, 2014

- Paper Length: 4-8 pages, length should match contribution

- Notification of Paper Acceptance: July 1, 2014

* Poster Submissions

- Deadlines for Submissions: July 10, 2014

- Paper Length: 2 pages

- Notification of Poster Acceptance: July 20, 2014

- Camera-ready Copies of all (paper and poster) Accepted Papers: July 31,

- HAI 2014 Conference: October 29-31, 2014

<< Submission and Reviewing >>

HAI 2014 will accept ONLY online submissions of PDF files (no MS Word,
Latex, etc.). Paper submissions should be at least 4 pages but no more than
8 pages. Similarly, poster submissions should be no more than 2 pages. All
submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis of
research originality, excellence, and significance, and relevance to HAI.
We also invite position papers, preliminary (but high impact) studies, and
concept papers.

All papers need to be in the ACM SIGCHI format (
http://www.sigchi.org/publications/chipubform); be sure to leave the ACM
copyright area blank. Please visit the submission page (
http://hai-conference.net/hai2014/submission/) at the HAI 2014 Web site to
prepare and submit your papers.

<< Organizing Committee >>

* General Co-Chairs:

 Hideaki Kuzuoka, University of Tsukuba

 Tetsuo Ono, Hokkaido University

* Program Co-Chairs:

 Michita Imai, Keio University

 James Young, University of Manitoba

* Local Organization Co-Chairs:

 Hirotaka Osawa, University of Tsukuba

 Yugo Hayashi, University of Tsukuba

* Finance Chair:

 Yugo Takeuchi, Shizuoka University

* Poster Chair:

 Kazunori Terada, Gifu University

* Sponsorship Co-Chairs:

 Natsuki Oka, Kyoto Institute of Technology

 Yoshihiko Murakawa, Fujitsu Lab.

* Publicity Chair:

 Daisuke Katagami, Tokyo Polytechnic University

* Publications Chair:

 Kazuki Kobayashi, Shinshu University

* Web Chair:

 Daniel Rea, University of Manitoba

* Design Chair:

 Nagisa Munekata, Hokkaido University

<< Program Committee >>

Christoph Bartneck, Canterbury University

Christian Becker-Asano, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg

Andrea Bunt, University of Manitoba

Mauro Dragone, University College Dublin

Daisuke Katagami, Tokyo Polytechnic University

Kheng Lee Koay, University of Hertfordshire

Takanori Komatsu, Meiji University

Shaun Lawson, University of Lincoln UK

Karon MacLean, University of British Columbia

ChunYan Miao, Nanyang Technological University

Victor Ng-Thow-Hing, Honda Research Institute USA

Natsuki Oka, Kyoto Institute of Technology

Hirotaka Osawa, University of Tsukuba

Matthias Rehm, Aalborg University

Daisuke Sakamoto, University of Tokyo

Ehud Sharlin, University of Calgary

JaYoung Sung, Google

For inquiries, please contact chair at hai2014.org
Michita IMAI, Ph.D (Eng)
Keio University,Department of information and Computer Science
michita at ayu.ics.keio.ac.jp

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