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<p class=MsoNormal align=left style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:
auto;text-align:left;layout-grid-mode:char'><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-US style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>16th
IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication <o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=left style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:
auto;text-align:left;layout-grid-mode:char'><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-US style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>(IEEE
RO-MAN 2007)<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=left style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:
auto;text-align:left;layout-grid-mode:char'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-US style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>====================================================<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=left style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:
auto;text-align:left;layout-grid-mode:char'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-US style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Location: The Shilla Jeju
Hotel, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Jeju Island</st1:City>, <st1:country-region
 w:st="on">Korea</st1:country-region></st1:place><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=left style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:
auto;text-align:left;layout-grid-mode:char'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-US style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Dates: August 26-29, 2007<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=left style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:
auto;text-align:left;layout-grid-mode:char'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-US style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Website: <a
href="http://www.ro-man2007.org/" title="http://www.ro-man2007.org/">http://www.ro-man2007.org</a><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=left style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:
auto;text-align:left;layout-grid-mode:char'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-US style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>====================================================<br>
<br>
&nbsp;<b><font color=black><span style='color:black;font-weight:bold'>[Conference
Theme]</span></font></b><font color=black><span style='color:black'> Toward the
Era of Human-Robot Symbiosis<br>
<br>
&nbsp;</span></font><b><span style='font-weight:bold'>[Relevant Topics]<o:p></o:p></span></b></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=left style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:
auto;text-align:left;layout-grid-mode:char'><font size=2 color=black
face=Arial><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
color:black'>* Fundamental Interaction
Components&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></font><font
face=Arial><span lang=EN-US style='font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></font><font
size=3 face=Arial><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=left style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:
auto;text-align:left;layout-grid-mode:char'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-US style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;&nbsp; - Auditory
cognition: cognition/interpretation of voice, sound, or language <br>
&nbsp;&nbsp; - Visual sensing and cognition: gesture, posture, face, facial
expressions <br>
&nbsp;&nbsp; - Novel interfaces and interaction modalities <br>
&nbsp;&nbsp; - Motion planning and navigation in the vicinity of humans <br>
&nbsp;&nbsp; - Haptic interaction <br>
&nbsp;&nbsp; - Robot software architecture and development tools<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=left style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:
auto;margin-left:9.8pt;text-align:left;text-indent:-9.8pt;layout-grid-mode:
char'><font size=2 color=black face=Arial><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>* Intelligence and
Emotion&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=left style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:
auto;margin-left:9.9pt;text-align:left;text-indent:-9.9pt;layout-grid-mode:
char'><font size=2 color=black face=Arial><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></font><font
face=Arial><span lang=EN-US style='font-family:Arial'>- Motivations and
emotions in robots<br>
- Machine learning and adaptation in human-robot interaction <br>
- Knowledge and inference processing<br>
- Context awareness and intention understanding</span></font><font size=3
face=Arial><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=left style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:
auto;margin-left:9.9pt;text-align:left;text-indent:-9.9pt;layout-grid-mode:
char'><font size=2 color=black face=Arial><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>* Social /Ethical/Aesthetic
Issues&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></font><font face=Arial><span lang=EN-US
style='font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=left style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:
auto;text-align:left;layout-grid-mode:char'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-US style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;&nbsp; -
Sociality/personality of robots or virtual characters <br>
&nbsp;&nbsp; - Innovative robot designs for human-robot interaction <br>
&nbsp;&nbsp; - Human factors and ergonomics in human-robot interaction<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp; - Evaluation methods and new methodologies<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=left style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:
auto;text-align:left;layout-grid-mode:char'><font size=2 color=black
face=Arial><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
color:black'>* Case Studies and Applications</span></font><font color=white
face=Arial><span lang=EN-US style='font-family:Arial;color:white'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></font><font face=Arial><span lang=EN-US style='font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></font><font
size=3 face=Arial><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=left style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:
auto;text-align:left;layout-grid-mode:char'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-US style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>&nbsp; - Robotic
companions and social robots<br>
&nbsp; - Assistive robotics for supporting the elderly or peple with special
needs<br>
&nbsp; - Robots in art, education and entertainment<br>
&nbsp; - Virtual and augmented tele-presence applications <br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;- Androids and other applications<br>
<br>
&nbsp;<b><font color=black><span style='color:black;font-weight:bold'>[Important
Dates]<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=left style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:
auto;margin-left:5.0pt;mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;
mso-para-margin-left:.5gd;text-align:left;layout-grid-mode:char'><font size=2
color=black face=Arial><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:
Arial;color:black'>Proposals for Organized Special Sessions &amp;
Tutorials:&nbsp;<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>January 15, 2007<br>
</span></b>Submission of Full Papers: <b><s><span style='font-weight:bold'>February
15, 2007</span></s>, March 9, 2007</b><br>
Notification of Acceptance:&nbsp;<s>April 10, 2007</s>, April 30, 2007<br>
Submission of Camera-ready Papers: <s>May 10, 2007</s>, May 31, 2007<br>
</span></font><font face=Arial><span lang=EN-US style='font-family:Arial'><br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>[Paper Submission]</span></b><br>
The On-line Submission Program will be available at the web site of RO-MAN
2007.<br>
Please visit the web-site, <a href="http://www.ro-man2007.org/"
title="http://www.ro-man2007.org/">www.ro-man2007.org</a><font color=black><span
style='color:black'><br>
<br>
</span></font><b><span style='font-weight:bold'>[Sponsors]</span></b></span></font><b><font
size=3 face=Arial><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial;
font-weight:bold'><o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=left style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:
auto;margin-left:5.0pt;mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;
mso-para-margin-left:.5gd;text-align:left;layout-grid-mode:char'><font size=2
face=Arial><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>IEEE
Industrial Electronics Society (IES)<br>
IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society (SMC)<br>
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS)<br>
Robotics Society of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Japan</st1:country-region></st1:place>
(RSJ)<br>
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Korea</st1:country-region></st1:place>
Robotics Society (KRS)<br>
<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>[Technical Co-Sponsors]</span></b><br>
<st1:country-region w:st="on">Korea</st1:country-region> Advanced <st1:place
w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Institute</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">Science</st1:PlaceName></st1:place> and Technology (KAIST)<br>
Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)<br>
Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH)<br>
<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>[Tutorial &amp; Special Session]</span></b><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=left style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:
auto;text-align:left;layout-grid-mode:char'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-US style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>* Tutorial Session<br>
We are accepting proposals for half-day tutorials relevant to the themes of
IEEE RO-MAN 2007 to be held during the conference (26th~29th August 2007).
Please submit the following information (2 pages maximum) to IEEE RO-MAN 2007
Secretariat (roman@ro-man2007.org) no later than January 15th, 2007.<br>
- Title of tutorial<br>
- Tutorial speaker(s), including short CVs<br>
- Motivation/Background (half page)<br>
- Structure/Overview of tutorial including topics covered<br>
- Links and references relevant to the tutorial<br>
- Any other relevant material<br>
<br>
* Special Session<br>
IEEE RO-MAN 2007 is inviting proposals for organized sessions. Please submit
the following information to IEEE RO-MAN 2007 Secretariat
(roman@ro-man2007.org) as soon as possible no later than January 15th, 2007.<br>
<br>
- Organizer(s) of special session<br>
- Proposed theme of special session<br>
- One paragraph motivating the relevance of theme to IEEE RO-MAN 2007<br>
- List of 5-6 proposed contributions, including planned titles of paragraph
short abstracts of papers.&nbsp; <br>
<br>
Compare to the regular papers, two slots will be allocated for the invited
speeches. Also, the organizer will control other presenters in the session. <br>
<br>
Double track special sessions (8-10 papers) will also be considered but should
be discussed with the program chairs. If accepted, the organizers of the
special session are responsible for high-quality peer-review of the submitted
papers according to IEEE standards (2-3 anonymous peer-review, using the IEEE
RO-MAN 2007 review criteria and any additional criteria particular to the
special session). Additional reviewers will be acknowledged in the proceedings.<br>
<br>
&nbsp;<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>[Demo &amp; Poster Session] </span></b><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=left style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:
auto;text-align:left;line-height:11.0pt;layout-grid-mode:char'><font size=2
face=Arial><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>IEEE
RO-MAN 2007 invites proposals for DEMO &amp; POSTER Sessions. <br>
Please submit the following information to The IEEE RO-MAN 2007 Secretariat (<st1:PersonName
w:st="on">roman@ro-man2007.org</st1:PersonName>) no later than April 30th,
2007. <br>
<br>
The purpose of the session is to provide an interactive demonstration using
multimedia tools or real demonstration of research outcomes related HRIC
(Human-Robot Interactive Communication). The audience can try and feel the
demonstration in the same space with the presenter and the presenter will have
chance to discuss with the conference participants for feedback. Any form of
demonstration will be welcomed but the equipments of the demonstration should
have hand carry size for domestic or international flights. <br>
<br>
&lt; Who has to &amp; How to participate in &gt;<br>
&nbsp;- <a href="javascript:flink(%22a%22);" title="javascript:flink(&quot;a&quot;);"><font
color=black face=&#48148;&#53461; title="javascript:flink(&quot;a&quot;);"><span
title="javascript:flink(&quot;a&quot;);"><span title="javascript:flink(&quot;a&quot;);"><span
style='font-family:Batang;color:windowtext;text-decoration:none'>A</span></span></font></a>
Research Laboratory, a Company, and an individual researcher are able to
participate in the DEMO &amp; POSTER Sessions.&nbsp; <br
title="javascript:flink(&quot;a&quot;);">
&nbsp;- As a result of the research related HRIC (Human-Robot Interactive
Communication), it should be capable for hand-carrying.<br
title="javascript:flink(&quot;a&quot;);">
&nbsp;- Submit the summary (1-2 pages) with Photo, or Movie Clip (any form of
presentation)<br title="javascript:flink(&quot;a&quot;);">
&nbsp;- The abstract of company can obtain the public relations effect of their
products with Committee&#8217;s review. <br title="javascript:flink(&quot;a&quot;);">
&nbsp;- At the committee meeting on May 10th, 2007, there will be the decision
of accepted papers. The accepted Poster &amp; Demo Session paper has to be
submitted with Regular paper or Extended abstract (2pages)<br
title="javascript:flink(&quot;a&quot;);">
<br title="javascript:flink(&quot;a&quot;);">
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>[Robot Design Contest 2007]</span></b><br
title="javascript:flink(&quot;a&quot;);">
&lt;June 11, 2007: Deadline for Submission of a Short Summary of Your Poster
&gt;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal align=left style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:
auto;text-align:left;line-height:11.0pt;layout-grid-mode:char'><font size=2
face=Arial><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Because
a limited number of poster boards are available, a pre-selection based on
novelty of the ideas and relevance to the conference will be made. In order to
select posters which will be exhibited at the conference, we need a short
summary of your poster briefly outlining the initial idea that will be further
elaborated on the final poster. <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=left style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:
auto;text-align:left;line-height:11.0pt;layout-grid-mode:char'><font size=2
face=Arial><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>The
summary should be text (up to 500 words) and one picture of your robot (up to 3
MB, the format of the picture should be a JPEG or a GIF). The summary should
provide sufficient details about the objectives, the concept, the size and
appearance of the robot, and functionalities as well as communicative and
interactive abilities of the robot. <br>
The summary should be sent by an e-mail to <a href="mailto:mskim@kaist.ac.kr"
title="mailto:mskim@kaist.ac.kr"><font color=black face=&#48148;&#53461;
title="mailto:mskim@kaist.ac.kr"><span title="mailto:mskim@kaist.ac.kr"><span
title="mailto:mskim@kaist.ac.kr"><span style='font-family:Batang;color:windowtext;
text-decoration:none'>mskim@kaist.ac.kr</span></font></a>. The picture should
be attached, but the text should not be attached but be in the e-mail. <br>
<br>
&lt;June 30, 2007: Notification of the Poster Acceptance&gt;<br>
Poster proposers will be notified by 30 June 2007 about the availability of
poster space and the acceptance of their proposal.<br>
<br>
For more details, please contact RO-MAN 2007 secretariat, roman@ro-man2007.org<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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