[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] RO-MAN 2014 - Final Call for Papers

Dautenhahn, Kerstin k.dautenhahn at herts.ac.uk
Wed Feb 19 05:34:58 PST 2014

**** CFP: Deadline 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
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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