[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Workshop on Behavior Coordination between Animals, Humans and Robots

Luisa Damiano luisa.damiano at unibg.it
Wed Dec 17 01:35:20 PST 2014

*To the moderators:* Please, consider this CFP, not the one we sent you
yesterday (in which we had a problem wiith the link) - Many thanks!

*Call for Participation for Workshop on “Behavior Coordination between
Animals, Humans and Robots”*



part of the

*10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction*

March 2nd, 2015

Portland, Oregon, USA

*Organizers: *

*Hagen Lehmann*, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, iCub Facility, Genoa,

*Luisa Damiano*, Research Centre on Complex Systems / Department of Human
and Social Sciences, University of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy

*Lorenzo Natale*, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, iCub Facility, Genoa,


This workshop intends to bring together researchers investigating one or
more aspects of behavior coordination in three different research domains:
*human-human* interaction, *human-animal* interaction, *human-robot*

Our goal is to develop an interdisciplinary dialogue directed towards
cross-fertilization between these fields, and to stimulate front line
research engaged in (a) deepening the scientific understanding of the
natural mechanisms underlying behavioral coordination through their robotic
modeling; (b) facilitating and enhancing human-robot cooperation on the
basis of the implementation of these mechanisms in human-robot interaction.

The workshop aims at involving in this bi-directional transmission of
knowledge between the domain of the ‘natural’ and the domain of the
‘artificial’ all the disciplines included in the traditional and in the
synthetic study of behavior coordination: cognitive sciences, developmental
psychology, developmental anthropology, developmental robotics,
primatology, the sciences and the epistemology of self-organization, the
sciences and the epistemology of complex systems, social robotics, HRI, etc.

The interdisciplinary discussion on behavior coordination that will take
place during the workshop will focus on dyadic behavior, conceived as the
basic systemic unit of coordinated behavior, and on some of the key
mechanisms for effective coordination currently under exploration, such as
joint attention, action observation, task-sharing, action coordination,
perception of agency, motor synchronization.

Some of the questions on which the forum will focus are:

·      What are the differences and similarities between human-human and
human-animal behavior coordination?

·      What are the underlying mechanisms for behavior coordination?

·      Which aspects of behavior coordination influence human social

·      How can aspects of natural behavior coordination be productively
used to facilitate naturalistic Human-Robot Interaction?

The workshop is directed not only to researchers studying behavior
coordination, but also to specialists from other fields who want to learn
more about trans-species and technology behavior coordination.


We accept submissions in the form of extended abstracts (1000 words
including references) and short position papers (2000 words including

Extended abstracts will be presented in 15 minutes talks plus questions,
position papers will be presented in 25 minutes talks plus questions.

Depending on the number of submissions we will also consider to have poster
presentations of selected abstracts.

All abstracts and papers will be peer reviewed in order to ensure that the
work is original, high quality, and relevant to the purposes of the
workshop. All submissions will be collected and made available to the
public online. Please use the main conference’s MS Words or LaTeX2e
templates (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates) for
your submission.

We are looking in particular for papers focusing on:

·      Original investigations on behavior coordination between human-human
and human-animal interaction and their implications for HRI;

·      Original investigations on behavior coordination between animals and
their implications for social technology development;

·      New paradigms of behavior coordination and their implications for
the different fields involved;

·      Original applications of mechanisms of behavior coordination in HRI.


*Please send your abstracts and short papers to:*

*hagen.lehmann at iit.it* <hagen.lehmann at iit.it>

*luisa.damiano at unibg.it* <luisa.damiano at unibg.it>

The *deadline* for submissions is *January* *15th*


Luisa Damiano, PhD
Associate Researcher, CERCO
Professor (temporary appointment), Department of Human and Social Sciences
University of Bergamo
Piazzale S. Agostino 2
Room 10
24129 Bergamo

Tel.    +390352052935 (office)
          +393920176317 (mobile)


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