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Call for Submissions to HRI Pioneers 2020 Workshop

March 23rd, 2020

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Website: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.hripioneers.info&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=RxNReiqYhH8H0T7VbW9GwsCOJ7nWNGhO8VW89my1TDw&s=GmC7Cq6p0edDpoY317qBaNejCdfok9eHAkSS3y6cx2E&e= 

Twitter: @HRIPioneers

Submission link: Available on website October 17th, 2019.


Early October 2019: Application site is open

November 1st, 2019 (11:59 PM PT): Submission deadline

December 20th, 2019: Notification of acceptance

Mid-January 2020: Camera-ready deadline

March 23rd, 2020: HRI Pioneers Workshop

March 24th-26th, 2020: HRI Main Conference


The 15th annual Human-Robot Interaction Pioneers Workshop will be held
in Cambridge,
UK on Monday, March 23rd, 2020 in conjunction with the 2020 ACM/IEEE
International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction

Pioneers seeks to foster creativity and collaboration surrounding key
challenges in human-robot interaction and empower students early in their
academic careers. Each year, the workshop brings together a cohort of the
world's top student researchers and provides the opportunity for students
to present and discuss their work with distinguished student peers and
senior scholars in the field.

Pioneers is a premiere forum for students in HRI, thus we invite students
at any stage of their academic career to consider applying. To facilitate
attendance, we expect to provide financial support to accepted students to
help mitigate the costs of the workshop and main conference.


An anonymized, two-page extended abstract in which the applicant ties
together their past, current, and/or proposed work, within the context of
the overarching research question(s) addressed by their work. This may be
followed by up to one page of references. This page of references is not
counted as part of the two page total. All extended abstracts must be
submitted in PDF format and conform to the general ACM SIG format. Templates
are available at this link
(sigconf.tex or interim_layout.docx). In addition, ACM has partnered with
Overleaf, where you can start writing using this link

The extended abstract should cover:


   Key research questions addressed by the applicant’s research, drawing on
   past, current, and/or proposed work,

   background and related work that informs the research,

   the research approach and methodology, and

   results to date (if any) and a description of remaining work.

For undergraduate students, a description of your own work on a previous
project with clear ties to the field, potential implications, and proposed
work is permissible. For graduate students, applications should include
past work if applicable, current and future research plans, and an
explanation of their relevance to a  broader research question.
Authors are strongly
encouraged to consult prior years’ submissions to understand the scope and
focus of HRI Pioneers submissions.

Publications should be fully anonymized at the time of submission. Please
see anonymization guidelines here
except for own prior work section. As we encourage you to highlight your
own prior work, please describe your prior works in first person but
anonymize the work in the reference section.

The submission portal will open in early October, 2019, at which point
detailed submission instructions will become available.

A 2-page CV will be required as part of the submission process.
Undergraduate students without laboratory experience can include coursework
or skills that are relevant to their project. Graduate students should
include laboratory experience and any publications/presentations that are


The HRI Pioneers Workshop will follow a review process in which submissions
will be evaluated by a number of factors including:


   the quality of the submission (blind review),

   the expected benefits of the workshop for the student's research, and

   the student's contribution to the diversity of topics, backgrounds, and

We hope to achieve a diversity of research topics, disciplinary
backgrounds, methodological approaches, and home institutions. As such, we
do not expect more than two students to be invited per institution. In
addition, we especially encourage groups traditionally underrepresented in
HRI to apply. Undergraduate student applications will be considered
separately from those of graduate students.


Accepted papers will be published in the adjunct proceedings of the HRI
2020 conference.

All first authors of accepted submissions are expected to attend the
Pioneers Workshop and the main conference poster session, at which they
will present their work as a poster.

A detailed program for the workshop and the participation guidelines for
the poster session will be available after the camera-ready deadline.

Samantha Reig

General Chair

Carnegie Mellon University, USA
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Katie Winkle

General Chair

Bristol Robotics Laboratory, United Kingdom
[hidden email]

Bob Schadenberg

Lead Program Chair

University of Twente, the Netherlands
[hidden email]

Aaquib Tabrez

Program Chair

University of Colorado Boulder, USA
[hidden email]

Daniel Rea

Program Chair

University of Manitoba, Canada
[hidden email]

Filipa Correia

Program Chair

GAIPS, INESC-ID & Lisbon Tech, University of Lisbon, Portugal
[hidden email]

Ryan Jackson

Panel Chair

Colorado School of Mines, USA
[hidden email]

Rohan Paleja

Sponsorship Chair

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
[hidden email]

Joseph Daly

Publicity/Web Chair

University of Bristol, United Kingdom
[hidden email]

Akanksha Saran

Publicity/Web Chair

University of Texas - Austin, USA
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