[robotics-worldwide] CFP 2nd call for papers, HRI 2012 Papers, Videos, and Tutorials/Workshops

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[robotics-worldwide] CFP 2nd call for papers, HRI 2012 Papers, Videos, and Tutorials/Workshops

Hideaki Kuzuoka
Apologies for cross-postings.

This is the second Call for papers for HRI 2012.
Please forward this CFP to interested colleagues.

Note that there were some mistakes in important dates in our first CFP.
It should be fine this time.

Hideaki and Aude,


Call For Papers, Videos, Tutorials/Workshops

7th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2012)


March 5-8, 2012, Boston, Massachusetts, USA


HRI 2012 is the 7th Annual Conference for basic and applied human-robot
interaction research.  Scientists from across the world attend and submit
their best work to HRI for exchanging ideas about the latest theories,
technology, data, and videos furthering the state-of-the-art in human-robot

Each year, the HRI conference highlights a particular area through a theme.
The theme of HRI 2012 is "Robots in the Loop".  This theme is intended to
highlight the importance of autonomously capable robots in enhancing the
experiences of human users in everyday life and work activities.  HRI 2012
will emphasize embodied robotic systems that operate, collaborate with,
learn from, and meet the needs of human users in real-world environments.
One central aspect of this theme is interdisciplinary nature of HRI and the
need for complementary contributions technology-focused disciplines in
addition to empirically-driven disciplines.

The HRI Conference is a highly selective annual international conference
that aims to showcase the very best interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary
research in human-robot interaction with roots in robotics, social
psychology, cognitive science, HCI, human factors, artificial intelligence,
engineering, and many more.  We invite broad participation.

Important Dates
9 September 2011: Submission of full papers and tutorial/workshop proposals
28 October- 1 November 2011: Rebuttal Period
16-17 November 2011: Notification of full paper acceptance
1 December 2011: Submission of late breaking reports and videos
16 December 2011: Notification of late breaking reports and videos
6 January 2012: Final camera-ready full papers due
13 January 2012: Final camera-ready late breaking reports and videos due
5 March 2012: Workshops and Tutorials
6-8 March 2012: Main conference

Full Papers

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format for
full and short papers. Eight camera ready pages including figures are
allowed for each full paper.  Accepted full papers will be published in the
conference proceedings, archived in the ACM Digital Library, and be
presented in an oral session.

To facilitate quality interdisciplinary reviewing, full paper submissions
will be required to be tag their main contribution as "human-centered,"
"technology-centered," or "both."  Strong technology-centered papers
contribute novel and sound algorithmic, engineering, or computational
methods that have the potential to improve robot performance when
interacting with actual human users.
Strong human-centered papers contribute experimentally sound and interesting
findings that have the potential to improve robot technology for interacting
with humans with respect to usability, design, and similar topics.

Late Breaking Reports

Authors are encouraged to submit their late-breaking results for short
papers. Two pages are allowed for each short paper. Accepted short papers
will be presented as a poster, but will be published in the conference

Video Session

We invite videos related to all aspects of HRI. Besides the importance of
the lessons learned and the novelty of the situation, the entertainment
value will be judged. The video itself must be self-explanatory for the
audience. The videos will be published in the conference proceedings and
archived in the ACM Digital Library.

Tutorials and Workshops

Proposals are sought from those wishing to organize a Tutorial or a Workshop
on a HRI-related theme. Tutorials and Workshops will be held on March 5, one
day before the main technical sessions.


There will be an exhibition site at the conference and promoters are
encouraged to display state-of-the-art products and services in all areas of
robotics and human-robot interaction.

Topics of interest include:

Collaboration between humans and robots
Social robotics
Mechatronics and robot platforms for HRI HRI for field and service robots
Robot learning from human guidance and demonstration User studies of HRI Art
and design for robotics Robot middleware and software architectures Lifelike
robots Robot companions Assistive robotics (autism, healthcare,
rehabilitation, aging in place) Telepresence robots Robotic navigation and
mobile manipulation Dialog and natural language for HRI Mixed initiative and
sliding autonomy Privacy and security for real world HRI Perception and
recognition of human actions and activities Safety and physical interactions
between robots and humans Task allocation and coordination Metrics and
benchmarking for HRI HRI group dynamics Multi-modal interaction, perception,
and decision making Long term interaction with robots Autonomy and trust
Ethnography and field studies Ethical and societal issues of HRI Enabling
reproducibility and interoperability in robotics

Organizing Committee

General Co-Chairs:

Aaron Steinfeld, Carnegie Mellon University Holly Yanco, University of
Massachusetts Lowell

Program Co-Chairs:
Vanessa Evers, University of Amsterdam
Odest Chadwicke Jenkins, Brown University

Publicity Co-Chairs
Hideaki Kuzuoka, University of Tsukuba
Aude Billard, EPFL

Workshop/Tutorials Co-Chairs:

Jill Drury, The MITRE Corporation

Angelika Peer, TU-Munich

Late-Breaking Reports Co-Chairs:

Frank Broz, University of Hertfordshire

Astrid Weiss, University of Salzburg

Publication Chairs:

Jeonghye Han, Cheongju National University of Education

Adriana Tapus, ENSTA

Finance Co-Chairs:
Sylvain Calinon, IIT & EPFL
Leila Takayama, Willow Garage

Local Arrangements Chairs:

Sonia Chernova, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Candy Sidner, Worcester
Polytechnic Institute

Video Session Co-Chairs:
Wendy Ju, Stanford & California College of Arts Martin Saerbeck, A*STAR

Fundraising and Exhibition Co-Chair:
Takashi Minato, ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories
Jennifer Burke, SA Technologies

Design Chair:

Irene Rae, University of Wisconsin Madison Bilge Mutlu, University of
Wisconsin Madison

Program Committee

Sara Kiesler, Carnegie Mellon University, USA Andrea Thomaz, Georgia Tech,
USA Sonia Chernova, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA Leila Takayama,
Willow Garage, USA Mike Goodrich, Brigham Young University, USA Brian
Scassellatti, Yale University, USA Bilge Mutlu, University of Wisconsin, USA
Christoph Bartneck, Canterbury University, New Zealand Kai Oliver Arras,
Freiburg University, Germany Michita Imai, Keio University, Japan Yukie
Nagai, Osaka University, Japan Gerhard Sagerer, Bielefeld University,
Germany Candace Sidner, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA Greg Trafton,
Naval Research Laboratory, USA Bill Smart, Washington University in St.
Louis, USA Adriana Tapus, ENSTA-ParisTech, France Manfred Tscheligi,
University of Salzburg, Austria Peter Kahn, University of Washington,
Seattle USA Terry Fong, NASA Ames, USA Rachid Alami, LAAS, France Jeonghye
Han, Cheongju National Univ. of Education, Korea Paul Rybski, Carnegie
Mellon University, USA Hideaki Kuzuoka, Tsukuba University, Japan Elisabeth
Croft, University of British Columbia, Canada Peter Robinson, Cambridge
University, UK

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