[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP: RO-MAN 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication

Selma Sabanovic selmas at indiana.edu
Wed Dec 3 07:48:28 PST 2014


The 24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive
Communication, Kobe International Conference Center, Kobe, Japan August 31
to Sep 4, 2015
Web: http://www.ro-man2015.org

First Call for Papers

Conference Theme: Interaction with Socially Embedded Robots

Many types of robots have been developed to communicate with people. The
technologies to support the human-robot communication became the center of
attention in the research field of intelligent robotics. In contrast to the
technological advances, a robot needs to have a practical application such
as education, route guidance, rescue, entertainment, hospital care, home
care, military use, and so on to investigate the potential benefit of using
a communication robot in a real situation and to find further knowledge of
the nature of a socially embedded robot.

The theme of IEEE RO-MAN 2015 is "Interaction with Socially Embedded
Robots". We welcome papers related to the study of the robotic technology,
psychology, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and Human-Robot
Interaction. In particular, we truly welcome papers focusing on the
technologies to achieve a socially embedded robot, the design of a robot to
apply it into a real application, the trial to use a robot in a practical
field, and the investigation of the socially acceptance of a robot. IEEE
RO-MAN 2015 will offer all of presenters and participants opportunities to
discuss and share your idea and opinion.

Important Dates:
Proposals for Special Sessions: Jan/23/2015
Paper Submission: Feb/16/2015
Proposals for Workshops & Tutorials: Feb/16/2015
Notification of Paper Acceptance: April/28/2015
Camera-Ready Final Papers: Jun/1/2015

Topics of Interest (but are not restricted to):
* Innovative robot designs for HRI research.
* User-centered design of social robots.
* Novel interfaces and interaction modalities.
* Long-term experience and longitudinal HRI studies.
* Evaluation methods and new methodologies for HRI research.
* Androids.
* Degrees of autonomy and teleoperation.
* Human factors and ergonomics in HRI research.
* Virtual and augmented tele-presence environments.
* Social, ethical and aesthetic issues in human-robot interaction research.
* Robots in education, therapy and rehabilitation.
* Medical and surgical applications of robots.
* Robot companions and social robots in home environments.
* Assistive robotics for supporting the elderly or people with special
needs.
* Applications of social robots in entertainment, service robotics, space
travel and others.
* Anthropomorphic robots and virtual humans.
* Interaction with believable characters.
* Non-verbal cues and expressiveness in interactions: gesture, posture,
social spaces and facial expressions.
* Interaction kinesics.
* Monitoring of behaviour and internal states of human subjects.
* Robotic etiquette.
* Social intelligence for robot.
* Social presence for robots and virtual humans.
* Creating relationships with robots and humanoids.
* Personalities for robotic or virtual characters.
* Embodiment, empathy and intersubjectivity in interaction with robotic
and  virtual characters.
* Intelligence, motivations and emotions in robots.
* Curiosity, intentionality and initiative in interaction.
* Linguistic communication and dialogue with robots and intelligent
interfaces.
* Multimodal interaction and conversational skills.
* Cognitive and sensori-motor development in robots.
* Cognitive skills and mental models for social robots.
* Social learning and skill acquisition via teaching and imitation.
* Programming by demonstration.
* Cooperation and collaboration in human-robot teams.
* Human-robot interaction and collaboration in manufacturing environments.
* Motion planning and navigation in the vicinity of humans.
* Machine learning and adaptation in human-robot interaction.
* Multi-modal situation awareness and spatial cognition.
* Computational architectures for human-robot interaction.
* Detecting and understanding human activity.
* Narrative and story-telling in interaction.

Organizers:

General Chair:
Yasusi Nakauchi (Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan)

PC Chair:
Michita Imai (Keio Univ., Japan)

PC Co-charis:
Bilge Mutlu (Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
Fulvio Mastrogiovanni (University of Genoa, Italy)
Jeonghye Han (Cheongju National Univ. of Education, Korea)

Publication Co-Chairs:
Zhidong Wang (Chiba Inst. of Tech., Japan)
Kazuyoshi Wada (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ., Japan)

Finance Chair:
Hiromi Mochiyama (Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan)

Registration Chair:
Tomoyuki Yamaguchi (Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan)

Special Session Co-chairs:
Yoshimitsu Aoki (Keio Univ., Japan)
Naoyuki Kubota (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ., Japan)
Mihoko Niitsuma (Chuo Univ., Japan)

E-media Chair:
Kenji Suzuki (Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan)

WS & Tutorial Co-Chairs:
Yasuhisa Hirata (Tohoku Univ., Japan)
Fumihide Tanaka (Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan)

Poster Chair:
Michiya Yamamoto (Kwansei Gakuin Univ., Japan)

Exhibition Co-Chair:
Futoshi Kobayashi (Kobe Univ., Japan)

Publicity Co-Chairs:
Cecilia Laschi (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy)
Selma Sabanovic (Indiana University, USA)
Takayuki Kanda (ATR, Japan)
Dong-Soo Kwon (KAIST, Korea)

Local Co-Chairs:
Daisuke Chugo (Kwansei Gakuin Univ., Japan)
Satoshi Muramatsu (Kwansei Gakuin Univ., Japan)
Tomoko Yonezawa (Kansai Univ., Japan)
Hiroyuki Kobayashi (Osaka Inst. of Tech., Japan)
Sho Yokota (Toyo Univ., Japan)

Secretariat:
Hirotaka Osawa (Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan)

-- 
Selma Šabanović, PhD
Assistant Professor of Informatics
School of Informatics and Computing
Indiana University
901 E. 10th Street Rm. 265, Bloomington, IN 47408
office: (812) 856-0386; fax: (812) 856-1995
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