[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] HRI 2015 Workshop "Towards a Framework for Joint Action" - First call for papers

Rachid Alami Rachid.Alami at laas.fr
Tue Dec 23 14:41:52 PST 2014

HRI 2015 Workshop "Towards a Framework for Joint Action" 

                           Call For Papers  


The HRI 2015 Workshop "Towards a Framework for Joint Action" is a
full-day workshop held in conjunction with the 10th ACM/IEEE
International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, in Portland (USA)
on March 2nd 2015. The first edition of the workshop took place at
RO-MAN 2014.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers from several
disciplines to discuss the development of frameworks for analysing
about and designing human-robot joint action. It is meant to provide
the opportunity to researchers interested in joint action, roboticists
but also philosophers and psychologists, to discuss in depth the topic
and to contribute to the elaboration of a framework for human-robot
joint action.  To achieve this goal, we propose to the community to
tackle a COMMON EXAMPLE (as it is sometimes done in robotics planning
competition) with the goal to identify the capacities and skills
needed for the successful performance of the joint action.

This should enable us to build upon each other's experience to further
develop ongoing work. The proposed example is described on the
workshop website: fja.sciencesconf.org  

Feel free to play with this example since discussion is really
welcome. However, it would be very useful if you clearly indicate in
what way your work is helpful to deal with such an example, i.e. with
which "brick" your work could contribute to the framework.

This call is open to anyone interested in joint action. Roboticists
but also philosophers and psychologists are welcome to participate.
We are seeking several kinds of contributions, so you can: 

- propose a description of an existing system and explain how it can
 be used in this context  

- propose a description of an element, a brick that could be used in
 this context  

- propose a position paper where you explain from your point of view,
 what are the challenges and key elements that should be handled to 
 solve this problem

We invite submission of short papers (max 4 pages) or longer
submission (up to 8 pages) but any other form of submission is welcome
in this first phase, since we are interested in any contributions that
could stimulate a fruitful debate. A special issue of International
Journal of Social Robotics is already scheduled with a deadline April
01, 2015, so do not hesitate to propose on-going work paper that could
be discussed during the workshop and then propose a final version for
the journal.

******   Important Dates   *******  

- Submission deadline: January 21, 2015  
- Notification of acceptance: January 29, 2015   
- Workshop: March 02, 2015

***** Workshop Website ******  

**** Organizers ****  

Elisabeth PACHERIE - Institut Jean Nicod CNRS 
Cordula VESPER - Central European University
Bilge MUTLU -  University of Wisconsin–Madison
Julie SHAH - MIT

**** Topics ****  

- joint goal establishment and negotiation 
- planning when the goal is a joint goal 
- joint goal / joint action description and modelling 
- joint goal / joint action execution, monitoring, turn-taking and timing management 
- skills for collaborative task achievement 
- agents world modelling and management (incl. theory of mind and shared knowledge) 
- agents commitment 
- what kind of communication during joint goal achievement and for what purpose  

**** Questions ****
fja at sciencesconf.org


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