[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP IEEE RO-MAN'17 Workshop on User Experience and Communication in Interactive Robotic Systems: Ideas, Experiences and Case Studies

Paloma de la Puente paloma.delapuente at upm.es
Mon May 29 06:22:13 PDT 2017

Apologies for multiple postings

The international half day workshop:

*User Experience and Communication in Interactive Robotic Systems: Ideas,
Experiences and Case Studies*

will take place in conjunction with the *26th* *IEEE International
Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)* *-* *Lisbon
- Portugal: *Human-Robot Collaboration and Human Assistance for an Improved
Quality of Life

Workshop date

*: Friday September 1, 2017* ------------------------------

*About the Workshop *

The user experience when interacting with a robotic system can vary largely
depending on how the user understands the system. It is very common for
researchers, engineers and developers of the system to obtain better
interaction results than final users with different technological
backgrounds or cognitive abilities. Hence, communicating the state and
intentions of a robot in a clear and effective manner is a key issue for
performance evaluation and user acceptance in a large number of
applications. The user should be taken into account during all the design
and development processes.

The goal of this Workshop is that novel ideas, experiences and case studies
are shared and discussed so that awareness about these topics is raised and
the community can better address this kind of challenges.

The Workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners who
have gained insight from practical experiences with robotic systems and
final users in different ways and those who are involved in either
developing or evaluating such systems.

*Important Dates*

   - Paper submission: *June 26, 2017*

   Notification of acceptance: *July 10, 2017*
   - Camera-ready version: *July 24, 2017*


   Workshop: *September 1, 2017*

*Submission Guidelines*

   - The template for the contributions is the same as for papers of the
   main IEEE RO-MAN conference (LaTeX
   or MS-Word

   Contributions may be submitted as extended abstracts (1-2 pages) or
   short papers (3-6 pages)
   - Submissions should be sent by email in pdf format to the workshop
   organizers (paloma.delapuente at upm.es, alberto.brunete at upm.es,
   vincze at acin.tuwien.ac.at)

   Accepted full paper contributions will be made available on the Workshop
   webpage and potentially published in the online CEUR Workshop Proceedings

Contributions describing work in-progress are also welcome. Supplementary
materials can also be submitted.


Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

   - General considerations for the communication of state and intentions
   in real-world robotic systems

   Lessons learned from practical experiences

   Communication so as to clarify task priorities

   Modeling and communication related to failure situations and the
   application of recovery behaviours

   Modeling and communication so that humans can provide better assistance
   to robots

   Communication for tasks or scenarios related to navigation and object

   Metrics for the evaluation of intentions interpretation

   Miss-communication in interactive systems, analysis of causes and

   Adaptation of communication style to user preferences and technology
   proficiency level

   Personalized automatic training for human-robot collaboration

*Invited Speakers *

   - *Paulo Alvito* (ID-Mind)

   *Giuseppe Parlato* (COMAU)
   - *Amit Kumar Pandey* (SoftBank Robotics)

   *Nikolaos Mavridis* (National Center for Scientific Research Demokritos)
   - *Tamara Lorenz* (University of Cincinnati)


   - *Paloma de la Puente* - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)

   *Alberto Brunete* - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)
   - *Markus Vincze* - Vienna University of Technology (TUW)

Best regards,

Paloma de la Puente
Assistant Professor
ETSI Industriales - Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

Email: paloma.delapuente at upm.es

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