[robotics-worldwide] [journals] CFP: JHRI Special Issue on HRI Education -- due June 15 2016

Selma Sabanovic selmas at indiana.edu
Thu Jan 28 19:30:31 PST 2016


Journal of Human-Robot Interaction: Special Issue on Education in
Human-Robot Interaction


*Important Dates *

June 15, 2016: Deadline for submissions
October 1, 2016: Feedback provided for authors
October 31, 2016: Revised versions due, possible second-round reviews
January 15, 2017: Final notifications sent to authors
February 15, 2017: Authors submit final manuscripts
June, 2017: Publication

*Overview *
As robotics becomes more prevalent in society and people begin to interact
with robots more frequently in a wide range of environments, the demand for
educating students and practitioners about Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) is
also increasing. This special issue seeks to open up discussion about and
develop best practices for HRI education, as well as to allow practitioners
to share curriculum ideas for teaching HRI. A primary focus is on the
development of courses and modules for undergraduate and graduate students,
as well as content related to K–12 education and informal learning.

HRI is still a young field, without an agreed-upon or explicitly discussed
and formulated set of core concepts and practices. We solicit contributions
from stakeholders that can frame the direction of HRI education as the
field continues to grow. This issue extends topics addressed at the Young
Researchers in HRI workshop held in conjunction with HRI ’06 and the HRI
Education Workshop at the HRI ’15 conference, which emphasized the
interdisciplinary nature of HRI and the need to create shared resources to
facilitate interaction among the many social and technical disciplines that
contribute to the field.

*Topics/Areas *
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: possible
formats, topics, and prerequisites necessary to teach an introductory
multidisciplinary HRI course for graduates and/or undergraduates; how the
topic of HRI can be integrated in and contribute to education in various
fields (e.g., computer science, informatics, engineering, psychology);
essential assignments, including homework and labs, that can help teach
preferred concepts; options for low-cost robotics platforms, including
necessary configurations, sensors, and peripherals; potential topics and
skills that would need to be covered in an HRI textbook, or other sets of
publicly available educational resources; and studies and evaluations of
HRI teaching experiences. Other topics related to HRI education are also of
interest. Feel free to contact the Special Issue Editors if you have
questions about the suitability of your topic.

*Submission Process*
The Journal of Human-Robot Interaction is a peer-reviewed,
interdisciplinary, open-access journal using an online submission and
manuscript tracking system. To submit your paper, please:

   1. Go to http://humanrobotinteraction.org/journal/index.php/HRI/login and
   login or follow the link to register with the site. If registering, click
   the buttons at the bottom of author and reviewer.
   2. Login, follow link to user home, and click the “new submission” link
   on the lower right.
   3. Follow the instructions for submission.

*Guest Editors*
Cindy L. Bethel (cbethel at cse.msstate.edu), Mississippi State University, USA
Selma Šabanović (selmas at indiana.edu), Indiana University-Bloomington, USA
Carlotta Berry (berry123 at rose-hulman.edu), Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology, USA

Selma Šabanović, PhD
Assistant Professor of Informatics and Cognitive Science
School of Informatics and Computing
Indiana University
901 E. 10th Street Rm. 265, Bloomington, IN 47408
office: (812) 856-0386; fax: (812) 856-1995
web: http://homes.soic.indiana.edu/selmas/

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