[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] RO-MAN 2014: new extended deadline 23rd February 2014

Dautenhahn, Kerstin k.dautenhahn at herts.ac.uk
Fri Feb 14 03:11:52 PST 2014

Dear colleagues,

due to numerous requests the deadline for regular, special sessions papers and posters has been extended to 23rd of February 2014.

We are looking forward to your contributions.

best regards, Kerstin Dautenhahn




**** February 23rd 2014, 24:00 hours, US West Coast time****

RO-MAN 2014
The 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
25th- 29th August 2014
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Email: info.ieee.roman2014 at macs.hw.ac.uk<https://netmail.herts.ac.uk/owa/UrlBlockedError.aspx>
Website: http://rehabilitationrobotics.net/ro-man14/

RO-MAN 2014 is the twenty-third installment of this well-known and exciting conference that invites submissions covering a range of topics in the domain of robot and human interactive communication. RO-MAN continues to be one of the key conferences for submitting innovative research on human-machine and human-robot interaction and communication.

This year’s conference highlights the current societal challenges in health and well-being by adopting the theme of Human-robot co-existence: Adaptive interfaces and systems for daily life, therapy, assistance and socially engaging interactions.

The conference provides a platform for exchange between researchers and technology providers and will provide a chance for demonstrating research outcomes and prototypes as well as existing products. Hosted in the historical Scottish city of Edinburgh and overlapping with the well-known Edinburgh Festival season (1-25 August, 2014), the conference will provide a unique opportunity to meet and discuss with other participants. In addition to regular submissions, we invite proposals for workshops, tutorial and special sessions.

Important Deadlines

Workshop, Special Sessions & Tutorial proposals:
Submission of proposals: 10/01/2014 (passed)
Notification of acceptance: 17/01/2014 (passed)

Workshop papers:
Submission of workshop papers: 02/05/2014
Notification of acceptance: 28/05/2014
Submission of camera-ready papers: 10/06/2014

Regular Papers and Special Session papers:
Submission of regular and special session papers: 23/02/2014
Notification of acceptance: 27/04/2014
Submission of camera-ready papers: 23/05/2014

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.

Organising Committee

General Chairs
* Patricia A. Vargas (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
* Ruth Aylett (Heriot-Watt University, UK)

Honorary Chair
* Kerstin Dautenhahn (University of Hertfordshire, UK)

Programme Chair:
* Farshid Amirabdollahian (University of Hertfordshire, UK)
Special Program Chairs:
* Adriana Tapus (Ensta, France)
* Aris Alissandrakis (Linnaeus University, Sweden)
* Fumihide Tanaka (University of Tokyo, Japan)
* Selma Sabanovic (Indiana University, USA)
* Rui Loureiro (Middlesex University, UK)
* Yukie Nagai (Osaka University, Japan)
Publication Chairs:
* Asad Nazir (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
* Hagen Lehmann (University of Hertfordshire, UK)
* Subramanian Ramamoorthy (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Publicity Chairs:
* Kerstin Dautenhahn (University of Hertfordshire, UK)
* Mike Goodrich (Brigham Young University, USA)
* Renato Tinos (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
* Sonya S. Kwak (Ewha Womans University, Korea)
* Takayuki Kanda (ATR, Japan)
Finance Chairs:
* Amol Deshmukh (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
* Robert J. Pooley (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
Local Chairs:
* Mary Ellen Foster (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
* Mei Yii Lim (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
Session Chairs:
* Ben Robins (University of Hertfordshire, UK)
* Ginevra Castellano (University of Birmingham, UK)

Workshop/Tutorial Chairs:
* Angelo Cangelosi (Plymouth University, UK)
* Aude Billard (EPFL, Switzerland)
Video/Poster Chairs:
* Hatice Kose (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)
* Kheng Lee Koay (University of Hertfordshire, UK)
* Xianwen Kong (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
Exhibition Chairs:
* Micael Couceiro (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
* Gustavo Pessin (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
* Michael L. Walters (University of Hertfordshire, UK)
Industry Session Chairs:
* Geoff Pegman (RU Robotics Ltd, UK)
* Gery Colombo (Hocoma, Switzerland)

* Marta Vallejo (Heriot-Watt University, UK)

* Nauman Shah (University of Hertfordshire, UK)

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