[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Participation: HRI 2018, March 5-8, Chicago, Illinois

Ayanna Howard ayanna.howard at ece.gatech.edu
Tue Sep 5 08:16:18 PDT 2017

Call For Participation
13th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2018)
March 5-8, 2018, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Full Paper Submission Deadline: October 6, 2017
The ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction is a
premiere, highly-selective venue presenting the latest advances in
Human-Robot Interaction. The 13th Annual HRI conference theme is “Robots for
Social Good”. The conference seeks contributions from a broad set of
perspectives, including technical, design, methodological, behavioral, and
theoretical, that advance fundamental and applied knowledge and methods in
human-robot interaction.  Full papers, alt.HRI papers, Late-Breaking
Reports, and abstracts from Tutorials, Workshops, Demonstrations and Videos,
will be archived in the ACM Digital Library and IEEE Xplore Digital Library.
Full details of the submission tracks is provided at
*Full Papers* - due 6 October 2017
Full papers are up to eight camera-ready pages, including figures, but
excluding references. Submissions longer than eight pages of content
excluding references will be desk rejected and not reviewed. Accepted full
papers will be published in the conference proceedings and be presented in
an oral session. The HRI conference is highly selective with a rigorous,
two-stage review model that includes an in-person expert program committee
meeting where papers are extensively discussed. As such, all submissions
should be mature, polished, and detailed accounts of cutting-edge research.
In cases of equally qualified papers, positive consideration will be given
to submissions that address this year’s theme “Robots for Social Good”.
Authors are encouraged to consult the guide regarding submissions to HRI
provided at humanrobotinteraction.org/2018/.
To facilitate quality interdisciplinary reviewing, and to inform reviewer
selection, authors will be required to select one main theme and one
optional second theme for their full paper submissions.
*Human-Robot Interaction User Studies* targets research that provides data
on and analysis of human-robot interaction in laboratory or in-the-wild
interactions. Quantitative and/or qualitative methods and results are
welcome, as well as both hypotheses-driven and exploratory work.
Theme Chairs: Maha Salem and Iolanda Leite
*Technical Advances in Human-Robot Interaction* targets research providing
novel robot systems, algorithms, interface technologies, and computational
methods supporting human-robot interaction. This includes contributions that
enable robots to better understand, interact with, and collaborate with
people, including collocated interaction and tele-operation.
Theme Chair: Andrea Thomaz
*Human-Robot Interaction Design* targets research that makes a
design-centric contribution to human-robot interaction. This includes the
design of new robot morphologies and appearances, behavior paradigms,
interaction techniques, and telepresence interfaces. Research on the design
process itself, as well as Research-through-Design contributions are in
Theme Chair: Malte Jung
*Theory and Methods in Human-Robot Interaction* targets research
contributing to the understanding and study of fundamental HRI principles
that span beyond individual robots, interfaces or projects. This includes
the presentation of underlying interaction paradigms, theoretical concepts,
new interpretations of known results, or new evaluation methodologies.
Theme Chair: Paul Baxter
Authors are encouraged to review the extended call for papers on the
conference website (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__humanrobotinteraction.org_2018_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=elfBc4It1AKFC2MrRLAmxe8qo1f1UcYEn3eF5KftOr0&s=yRhe7hAiJHObv1OU_85i4nXGu-gi2O2cm4a0PUEwGO4&e=) for more
information regarding the themes, including theme specific
program-committee, examples of past publications, and evaluation criteria.
*Tutorials and Workshop Proposals* - due 6 October 2017
We would like to invite you to organize a workshop or tutorial at HRI 2018.
Tutorials and workshops will be held on March 5, 2018, one day before the
main technical sessions. Please follow the formatting and submission
instructions on the website. The proposals submitted will be subjected to a
review process. 
*alt.HRI* - due 6 October 2017
alt.HRI invites high-quality submissions that push the boundaries of
human-robot interaction research and that have high potential for impact.
The goal for alt.HRI is to broaden the scope of research presented at HRI,
inviting thought-provoking work that might not otherwise be featured at the
conference. alt.HRI work will be orally presented at the conference,
included in the companion proceedings, and archived in the ACM and IEEE
Xplore Digital Libraries.
*Late-Breaking Reports, Demonstrations, and Videos* - due 1 December 2017
Authors are invited to submit late breaking and in-progress work as a
Late-Breaking Report extended abstract, at-conference demonstration, or
entertaining video. Abstracts of accepted work will be published in the
companion proceedings, and archived in the ACM and IEEE Xplore Digital
*Student Design Competition* - due 20 December 2017
HRI 2018 will include a student design competition. Student teams will
develop interactive robotic objects that address this year’s conference
theme of Robots for Social Good. We encourage teams to identify and focus on
a particular interaction context, develop their own interactive robotic
objects, and create scenarios that illustrate how their robots fit within
the lives of the humans involved.
Organizing Committee
General Chairs  (generalchair2018 at humanrobotinteraction.org)
Takayuki Kanda, ATR, Japan
Selma Šabanović, Indiana University-Bloomington, USA
Program Chairs  (programchair2018 at humanrobotinteraction.org)
Adriana Tapus, ENSTA-ParisTech, France
Guy Hoffman, Cornell University, USA
Late Breaking Reports chairs (lbr2018 at humanrobotinteraction.org)
Friederike Eyssel, Bielefeld University, Germany
François Ferland, ENSTA-ParisTech, France
Kate Tsui, Toyota Research Institute, USA
Workshop and tutorial chairs (workshops2018 at humanrobotinteraction.org)
Laurel Riek, University of California San Diego, USA
Elizabeth Broadbent, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
alt-HRI chairs (althri2018 at humanrobotinteraction.org)
Christoph Bartneck, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Fumihide Tanaka, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Video chairs (video2018 at humanrobotinteraction.org)
Hideyuki Nakanishi, Osaka University, Japan
Bram Vanderborght, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium
Demo chairs (demos2018 at humanrobotinteraction.org)
Heather Knight, Oregon State University, USA
Iolanda Leite, KTH, Sweden
SDC (Student Design Competition) chairs (sdc2018 at humanrobotinteraction.org)
Malte Jung, Cornell University, USA
Sonya S. Kwak, Ewha Womans University, Korea
Hirotaka Osawa, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Registration chairs (registration2018 at humanrobotinteraction.org)
Chung-Hyuk Park, George Washington University, USA
Chien-Ming Huang, Yale University, USA
Financial chairs
Cindy Bethel, Mississippi State University, USA
Angelika Peer, University of Bristol, UK
Local organizing chairs
Michael Ryoo, Indiana University, USA
Carlotta Berry, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, USA
Amanda Lazar, Northwestern University, USA
Design chairs (web2018 at humanrobotinteraction.org)
David Sirkin, Stanford, USA
Jamy Li, University of Twente, Netherlands
Publication chair
Drazen Brscic, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Industrial Relations & Fundraising Chairs
(industry2018 at humanrobotinteraction.org)
Aaron Steinfeld, CMU, USA
Astrid Weiss, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Daisuke Sakamoto, Hokkaido University, Japan
Publicity chairs
Dong-Soo Kwon, KAIST, Korea
Ayanna Howard, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Vanessa Evers, University of Twente, the Netherlands
Yimin Zhang, Intel Labs China, China
Student volunteer chairs (volunteers2018 at humanrobotinteraction.org)
Henny Admoni, CMU, USA
Megan Strait, Univ. of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA
Telepresence chairs (telepresence2018 at humanrobotinteraction.org)
Maya Cakmak, University of Washington, USA
Jenay Beer, University of South Carolina, USA
Communications chair
Daniel Rea, University of Manitoba, Canada
Conference administrative assistant
Marlena Fraune, Indiana University, USA
Ayanna Howard, Ph.D.
Professor, Linda J. and Mark C. Smith Endowed Chair in Bioengineering
Associate Chair for Faculty Development
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
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