[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Last Call for RO-MAN 2020 Special Sessions

Alessandra alessandra.sciutti at gmail.com
Wed Dec 11 13:56:25 PST 2019




29th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive
Communication (RO-MAN2020)

31th August - 4th September 2020

Napoli, Italy





The Ro-MAN2020 Organizing Committee invites proposals for Special Sessions
to be held during the 29th EEE International Conference on Robot and Human
Interactive Communication in Naples, Italy from 31th August till 4th
September 2020. Ro-MAN is the flagship conference of Robotics, where
state-of-the-art innovative results, the latest developments as well as
future perspectives relating to robot and human interactive communication
are presented and discussed. The conference covers a wide range of topics
related to Robot and Human Interactive Communication, involving theories,
methodologies, technologies, empirical and experimental studies. Papers
related to the study of the robotic technology, psychology, cognitive
science, artificial intelligence, human factors, ethics and policies,
interaction-based robot design and other topics related to human-robot
interaction are welcome.


The goal of special sessions is to provide a forum for oral presentations
that are highly specialized in some particular theme, focused on new topics
or innovative applications of established approaches. A special session
consists of four to six papers, which, for example, addresses a particular
theme or consist of work done in some particular international project. 

Note that all papers will be subject to the same peer review process as for
regular papers and will be included in the main conference proceedings (IEEE
Xplore Digital Library).



Prospective special session organizers are invited to submit a proposal via
the main conference's submission system. If accepted, the organizers of the
special session will be responsible for the high-quality peer-review of the
submitted papers according to IEEE standards (3 anonymous peer-reviews). The
organizers will be Associate Editors (AE) for the proposed session. They
will also responsible to assign reviewers and make judgement proposals of
the submitted paper for the special session.




Proposal should include the following information:

Title and abstract: Propose a title and a brief abstract of no more than
approximately 100 words that will allow conference attendees to understand
the topic and the focus of the special session.

Aim & Scope (a brief 2-3 paragraph summary): Please explain why the topic of
the special session is novel and timely, why it is relevant to the Ro-MAN
community and how it possibly fits within the conference main themes listed
above or motivate new emerging themes.

Tentative Speakers: A list of possible papers with contributing authors and
tentative titles. Special sessions are normally expected to have 4 to 6
papers. In exceptional cases (like industrial talks, or contribution by
particularly renowned speakers) it may be possible to have sessions of less
talks without an associate paper or talks which will have a double-time slot
for the presentation. In these cases, please contact the Special Sessions
Chairs in advance (before submitting your proposal) to explain the rationale
of your request.

Biographies: Provide a short bio-sketch of the session proposers.

Important aspect in the evaluation of special session proposals will be the
timeliness of the topic, quality/track record of the proposers and speakers,
coherence of the session and expected value added to the overall technical

Please refer to this link for additional details on submission instructions
(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ro-2Dman2020.unina.it_special-2Dsessions.php&d=DwIFBA&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=E0y62PJgU2DiTe-RczldwXQzasjFLQnQk0GruZVCvsM&s=bVVHF6ZmUcOH1c4ikjYhwpa01Iou_W1S5K7d_gtFDhg&e= ). For any concerns about
Special Session Proposal preparation send an email to the Special Sessions



Angelo Cangelosi (UK) - angelo.cangelosi at manchester.ac.uk
<mailto:angelo.cangelosi at manchester.ac.uk> 

Maria Gini (USA) - gini at umn.edu <mailto:gini at umn.edu> 

Takayuki Nagai (JP) - nagai at sys.es.osaka-u.ac.jp
<mailto:nagai at sys.es.osaka-u.ac.jp> 



Main conference Important Dates:



Submission deadline: DECEMBER 15, 2019 

Notification of acceptance: JANUARY 15, 2020



Submission deadline: FEBRUARY 16, 2020 

Notification of acceptance: MARCH 18, 2020



Submission deadline: MARCH 15, 2020

Notification of acceptance: MAY 27, 2020



Submission deadline: MARCH 15, 2020

Notification of acceptance: MAY 27, 2020



Submission deadline: JUNE 15, 2020 

Notification of acceptance: JUNE 30, 2020




General Chair

Silvia Rossi, University of Naples Federico II (IT)


General co-Chair

Adriana Tapus, ENSTA-ParisTech (FR)


Honorary Chair

Bruno Siciliano, University of Naples Federico II (IT)


Program co-Chairs

Dana Kulić, University of Waterloo (CA)

Dongheui Lee, TUM (DE)

Masahiro Shiomi, ATR-IRC (JP)


Special Sessions Co-Chairs

Angelo Cangelosi, University of Manchester (UK)

Maria Gini, University of Minnesota (USA) 

Takayuki Nagai, Osaka University (JP)


Treasurer/Finance Chair

Alessandro Di Nuovo, Sheffield Hallam University (UK)

Finance co-Chair

Claudia Di Napoli, National Research Council (IT)


Publication co-Chairs

Francoise Ferland, Université de Sherbrooke (CA)

Davide Marocco, University of Naples Federico II (IT)


Tutorial/Workshop co-Chairs

Ganesh Gowrishankar, CNRS-AIST JRL (JP), 

Mariacarla Staffa, University of Naples Federico II (IT)

Hatice Kose, Istanbul Technical University (TR)


Interactive Session (Extended Abstracts) Chair

Tetsunari Inamura, National Institute of Informatics, (JP)

Katerina Pastra, Cognitive Systems Research Institute (GR)


Award co-Chairs 

Nak Young Chong, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology JAIST

Fulvio Mastrogiovanni, University of Genova (IT) 


Publicity Chairs 

Alessandra Sciutti, Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia IIT (IT)

Jongsuk Choi, Korea Institute of Science and Technology KIST (KR)

Fumihide Tanaka, Tsukuba University (JP)

Chenguang Yang, Bristol Robotics Laboratory (UK)

Brad Hayes, University of Colorado Boulder (USA)


Local Arrangement co-Chairs

Autilia Vitiello, University of Napoli Federico II (IT) 

Antonio Origlia, University of Napoli Federico II (IT)

Daniela Conti, Sheffield Hallam University (UK)


Registration co-Chairs

Alessandra Rossi, University of Hertfordshire (UK)

Roxana Agrigoroaie, ENSTA Paris (FR)


Web Chairs

Giovanni Ercolano, University of Napoli Federico II (IT)


Web Design Chair

Pamela Salvo (IT)


Fundraising and Exhibition Chairs

Huan Tan, UBTECH (USA)

Amir Aly, Ritsumeikan University (JP)

Gabriele Trovato, Waseda University (JP)



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